Warrier's Collage on Sunday March 12, 2023 : Closing Edition of Collage

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday March 12, 2023 Good Morning. Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday March 18, 2023. Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes to all readers. Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) C V Subbaraman Duty or Responsibility? Of a housewife? Dictionary says, duty means a moral or legal obligation. A housewife, and later a mother, does not consider her work at home a moral or legal obligation. It is simply a COMMITMENT that stems from her heart and mind. She is beyond definition. Subbaraman 2) Valsa Mathew* Thank u for the updates of many current affairs through ur writings. Now accepting the universal law that everything has an expiry date .. Still requesting to continue writing as and when time permits. Thank u.🙏 *Wife of our colleague late V M Mathew who worked in Ahmedabad, Mumbai etc and Thiruvananthapuram. 3) V Babusenan The poet said: 'Bhaavatthin parakodiyil-swayam Abhaavatthin swabhaavam varaam' (At the pinnacle of emotion, it may so happen that there won't be any emotion at all) This is my condition vis-a-vis our beloved Collage. Poetry will not come to me in this life(pranaams to Shri. Subbaraman) and Warrierji being very tall in determination, how can I yearn for another covid? Adieu friends, young and old! Dear Babusenan Sir The lesson from Collage is, "every problem comes packed with multiple solutions". Many of us ignore or miss the solutions while opening the package. In this case I suggest you please join our ExRBites Group (Moderator : Madan Gauria) and start sharing your writings with the group. Those who receive your mail can further share the contents with their contacts/groups etc as is now happening. Regards 🙏 M G Warrier 4) S R Badrinarayanan Chennai Warrier's Collage, a digest, calling it a day will surely be felt by many. For visit to Collage became a habit : for some to enjoy the contents, for some to ensure their contribution getting the limelight as it used to be Editor's choice and discretion! Sri Warrier, however, has given some relief in that his contributions can be surfed in his blogs. He may consider providing his blog links* to his followers in the place of his Collage . My personal thanks to Warrier. The Collage surely provided a large coverage from religion to economics. Badrinarayanan *Excerpts from last week's Collage : Blogs & Links : M G Warrier 1) WarriersViews @Times of India https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/collage-of-colours-51127/ 2) My Blog www.warriersblog.com 3) My Author's Page a) Notion Press Chennai https://notionpress.com/author/m_g_warrier b) Amazon https://www.amazon.com/stores/M-G-Warrier/author/B079ZC3JKX?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true In case you decide to buy a book use Amazon's local online sales outlet. E g In India Amazon.in 5) S K Gupta Dear All, Change is only constant. Let us hope that something 'fresh' soon emerges on the horizon of our elite group. Regards S.K.Gupta B S Nallasivan's Closing Remarks A Big thanks, Warrier for introducing us a vast platform. It can not be summarily dismissed as yet another WhatsApp Group. In a way it succeeded in bringing both the RBI Retirees Groups to a common audience. Besides, friends, the College had some close relatives and friends who had nothing at all to do with RBI. As the father of Collage Shri Warrier used to proudly claim that it never confined to a set format and pattern. Members had the freedom to choose their preferred area/subject to indulge themselves deeply and readers responded to it. Though Shri Warrier continued to credit the genisis of Collage to Covid 19, it had its source of inspiration from S Shri B Chandraiah, Madan Guria and Vitalinformation of Mangesh Taramble. It served a variety of purposes though it confined to content that interested exclusively the Author and those regularly contributed limited to less than a dozen, whose deeply researched analytical articles were presented in Collage as long unedited essays. Whoever thought we would be returning back and leading the good old routine life that prevailed prior to early 2019! Defeating many prophets we have adapted to the so called new normal, as the devastating impact was so stressful, unkind and created a sense of unending fear, rather a nightmare. Shri Warrier had resumed his months long annual sojourn by the usual end of October till New Year Eve before the pandemic, this year during March -April 2023 (Reference is to Kerala visit). As they proudly proclaim that Change is after all is the ever unchanging trait in human life. When he meets his good old friends this month he would miss his visit to Wind Brooks, Vellayambalam. But then, the Caravan Moves on. We will continue, I am confident to read Shri Warrier. How can he refrain from discussing his pet subjects, on assured tenure at high profile posts, productive use of Gold, crusade for Old Pension Scheme, effective role and Independent Central Bank. Writing and the urge to share remain a vice, an addiction from which he cannot stop or refrain from for long. We had had good enjoyable quality time with the Collage. Let us wish the Collage our everlasting gratitude and part ways with ease of mind. S Nallasivan My Response Dear Nallasivan This morning (Sunday March 12, 2023), some readers messaged/contacted me. Reason, after reading your mail, I withheld issue of the WhatsApp edition of the final issue of Collage. Now, this will be released later in the day. Yes, now I may not visit Windbrooks Vellayambalam. Within a week of P R R Nayar's departure from the scene, the fourth floor flat there was vacated by his daughter Sharada Nayar who stays in Chennai. She continues to get Collage and occasionally used to share her thoughts. S R Badrinarayanan adds : C Current Affairs Bullish view https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/letters/letters-to-editor/article66604977.ece Optimistic approach -Net positive This refers to the report "Global economic downturn is net positive for India : CEA" (The Hindu Business Line, March 10). The refreshingly optimistic approach from policy makers will help Indian economy to grow to the full potential. Last decade, to be specific the ten years preceding the pandemic, we have seen intellectuals holding top positions in India vying with each other to prove the rights and wrongs of individual perceptions about economic issues. It is a welcome relief to find that the trend has reversed. Professionalism has prevailed and each one at the top whose voice matter, speaks with optimism about India's growth story. This helps India's image to improve faster. M G Warrier Mumbai D Panchapagesan's Column Holy (Darbha) Grass WEEKLY MESSAGE TO COLLAGE Why Dharba (Holy Grass) is used as Ring during on Auspicious and Inauspicious Occasions? : A Study by a Research Fellow and known Fellow of our Hindu Rituals "This article is on one of the practices widely used by Brahmins all over, using a Holy Grass named Darbha, Dharbham or Dharbai. The botanical name is Eragrostis cynosuroides and in Hindi they call this as Kus or Kusha. Brahmins use this Dharba grass in all functions, Auspicious or Inauspicious. A performing person needs to wear a ring made of this Dharbha. But many have lost the reason why it's to be used in the first place. What is to be learnt, is proved to be accurately correct by a Medicine Practitioner. A Medical Practitioner once visited my home. When the topic turned to many subjects, I needed to tell him about the Holy Grass named Dharbham. When I told him about the usage and the values, he could not just believe my words. So, he took out a bunch of the Dharbham from me, went straight to the clinic to take an X-ray of his palm, by Covering his Hand with the Dharbham. To his utter Surprise, he found that the grass absorbed about 60% of the (X-ray) radiation! When the so powerful X-ray radiation can be absorbed by the Holy Grass, why can it not absorb the ill-radiations spread over the atmosphere? At the time of Solar Eclipse or Lunar Eclipse our elders used to keep this Holy Grass in all the food containers in the house to protect from radiation of eclipses. While chanting and reciting some Vedic phrases and verses, one needs to wear a ring made of Dharbham on his right hand ring finger. This is most essential, while performing all the rituals, such as Agni Santhanam, Thiru-Aaradhanam, all sorts of Havans known as Homam etc. The count of leaves depends upon the function that is held viz For some functions related to death, only single leaf Dharbham is used ; For auspicious and daily routine a ring made of two leaves is used; For inauspicious but not death related functions, (i.e. Amavasya Tharppanam, Pithru Pooja etc) a three-leaf Dharbham ring is used. And for the Temple Prayer and Pooja, a four-leaf Dharbham ring is used. Also, when a fire ritual known as Agni Santhana is performed, these Dharbham are spread all the four sides of the Agni Kundam. Also, during the Eclipse time, these Dharbham are used to cover all food items to protect them from the harmful ultra violet radiation. Whenever any function is held, firstly they perform a site-cleansing act known as "Sudhhi Punyaahavachanam" While reciting the selective versus, they hold the Dharbham bunch in their hand and placing the tip point of it over the vessel containing water. Thus the recited vibration values are absorbed by water in the vessel through the Dharbham. They found that the Holy Grass known as Dharbham has the highest value in conducting the phonetic vibrations through its tip. Later, they sprinkle the Holy water at every nook and corner of the place, where the function is held. A Dharbham without the tip is considered of no value, as the conductor-type value is lost in it." Our Rishis were of greater knowledge than today's scientists, today's science is struggling to understand the inventions of ancient Great Rishis. "Let us Save our Ancient Science and Our Great Heritage" Dharma Rakshitha Rakshithaha : Subhodayam Material things may temporarily satisfy the body, but they can never satisfy the spirit of man, which cries out to God for the joy and happiness and eternal fulfillment that only HE CAN GIVE. V T Panchapagesan (In Kerala temples, Darbha is used as the thread for making malas (har) for decoration of deities and temple premises 🙏-Warrier) E The Serenity Prayer 🙏 Serenity Prayer is a prayer attributed to the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) in 1943. However, Winnifred Crane Wygal wrote an early version in the Santa Cruz Sentinel of March 15, 1933, as noted in the above cited research by Fred Shapiro, discussing Wygal's diary entry for October 31, 1932. The diary referenced intellectual work by Niebuhr that used the phrases "the serenity to accept" and "the courage to change," but not in the context of a prayer. This suggests that the first published prayerful use may have been the 1933 work of Wygal. It is commonly quoted as: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. The prayer originally asked for courage first, and specifically for changing things that must be changed, not things that simply can be changed: Father, give us courage to change what must be altered, serenity to accept what cannot be helped, and the insight to know the one from the other. F After Collage Friends This is the final issue of Warrier's Collage in its present format. Some readers feel Collage could have continued in some form with a different periodicity. I'm aware the suggestion is more an expression of love and affection. But for those who are curious about what I will do after Collage, I am sharing the following : I'll continue my group interaction. My limited media presence will continue. My Blogs will remain active. Best Wishes and Regards M G Warrier


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