Warrier's Collage on Sunday June 18, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday June 18, 2023 Thought of the day : "Aa No Bhadrah Kratavo Yantu Vishwatah" (Let noble thoughts come from all directions)-Rig Veda Good Morning Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday June 24, 2023. Ayurarogyasaukhyam ๐Ÿ™ and Best Wishes for all. Collage is changing : Having come back after a short break as "Collage on Sunday", many friends who were silent readers earlier are enquiring whether I've excluded their names from my mailing list. My response has been that I never had a dedicated mailing list or Broadcast Group @WhatsApp for my mails/messages. Collage was, during the pandemic, being emailed to two RBI Retirees groups of which I am a member and being copied to those outside these groups, but were reading/contributing/responding to Collage. Besides I was sharing Collage with WhatsApp groups and my contacts selectively and posting at my Blog and FB Pages. Hope to be in touch on weekends. Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1 V R Chittanandam Dear Shri Warrier, Happy to read the Sunday's Collage. It is like refreshing breeze in the otherwise sultry atmosphere. It will be fine if we get this breeze every day. Robert Drake's poem, Babusenan's Snippet, Venu's Interview Joke, your knowledgeable observations and the equally knowledgeable responses from the Greats like Sitendraji and Subbaramanji are interesting to read. Regards, Chittanandam 2 Sitendra Kumar Dear Shri Warrier, Lots and lots of articles with big names, the scholars in their own fields thrown up. Really a marvellous Collage. The snippet by Babusenan is refreshing ones, educative ones motivating others to adopt the path of righteousness. The responses by C V Subbaraman and V R Chittanandan are warm and topical. Sometimes we like to do so many trivial things is well articulated by Robert Drake and the interview humour are excellent. Now is this a fact or pun is intended! The silver lining is, since the pandemic days, GOI and RBI have been speaking in one voice and the central bank is not being let down by its owner. The Central Bank is not being let down. Is it really so? On our pension front, let the GUV prove it. Regards, Sitendra Kumar (World need not be perfect, to be wonderful! I understand what you say. On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best treatment), the RBI pensioners who were in service between January 1, 1986 and 2010 (year of introduction of NPS, if I remember) who are affected by GOI's negative approach, will still be rated 6 plus, much better off than any other group of Indian pensioners. Regards ๐Ÿ™-Warrier) 3 Dr Vandana Ajay Shared a link : Chovallur Family Get-together and Chovallur Krishnankutty Remembrance Day at Guruvayoor https://www.youtube.com/live/T_G-I2AZJIM?feature=share B Collage Banking : "No compromise!" says bank unions https://www.moneylife.in/article/bank-unions-aiboc-aibea-oppose-rbis-decision-to-allow-compromise-settlement-for-wilful-defaulters/71082.html Bonus : Life can be interesting : ๐ˆ๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž 1. Jalebi : Your Shape doesn't matter, your nature does. No matter how messed up you look or life is, keeping a sweet tone will always help. 2. Rasgulla : No matter how much you are squeezed by circumstances, only sweetness should come out and just remember you will return to your original self as soon as the pressure diminishes!! So Be Resilient even when squeezed 3. Boondi Laddu : Every little drop of Boondi matters. Similarly little and continuous efforts can bring in Miraculous Results. Continue doing little things, Success will follow. 4. Soan papdi : Not everyone likes you, yet the maker doesn't stop to make you. Pursue your goals, irrespective of validation. 5. Gulab jamun : Your Softness is not your Weakness, it can be your strength. Softness is a quality much Appreciated, be Proud of it. 6. Besan Laddu : If you get shattered due to pressure, you can always Rebuild. It's a symbol of HOPE. No Matter what goes Wrong, we can always fix it. So don’t give up on sweets no matter what your doctor says *Shared by Ravindra Singwai C Cover Story Technology and modern science are helping the rich and the powerful to deny entrance to many, where they are "unwanted" A pocket cartoon in The Hindu Business Line recently depicted this reality well. The person who is trying to access the system operated by AI presses the option "I'm not a Robot" The system denies access with the remark : "Access denied. You are not a Robot"-Warrier Jyothy Anil Kumar's response: Remembering life of 80's and early 90's before the cell phone took over!! Life was comfortable with necessary facilities!! Computers were there; Un-interfering! The cell phone invention kick started the smart life era!! Man was still in control of gadgets. But looking at life now, Ai and robotics are completely ruling human life. The ones owning the Ai supported gadgets (unaffordable to poor) are actually slaves of it!! Time and privacy at stake. The rich are actually at risk!! We don't want access to a place where humans don't exist; the ones existing are mere puppets of technology. Digital detoxing must be taken seriously! Or rather, captives of technology!! *Cartoon from The Hindu Business Line. Attachment comes with email edition only. D Media Responses 1 Public Debt, facts and figures June 16, 2023 Public debt* This refers to the report "CEA defends growth in government's debt" (The Hindu Business Line, June 16). Let's be clear about basics. World over, debt is not a bad word, so long as the borrower's financial status is sound. The so called developed countries also raise resources using debt instruments. In limited way, the Chief Economic Advisor has explained that all is fine with India's economic growth trajectory and there's no reason to worry about the rising public debt figures. We can trust him. Still, there are certain areas craving for CEA's attention. Both central and state governments are overdependent on RBI and the banks for their market borrowings. The situation adversely impacts the healthy growth of a financial market. Here, time is opportune for recasting the components of Statutory Liquidity Reserve of banks, reducing the share of US dollar in forex reserves, moving to market rates of interest for government borrowings which will incentivise retail market for government securities and generally to professionalise government's resources management. M G Warrier Mumbai *Published in The Hindu Business Line 2 Museums June 11, 2023 Museums as treasure houses of heritage This refers to the cover story "The Indian Museum Makeover" (Sunday Magazine, The Hindu, June 11). The quote "Often, the problem with museums is that they forget who their audience is. The important thing is to be able to effectively communicate the stories that objects can tell, and why those objects are still relevant to who we are and how we live" says it all. This statement by Kamini Sawhney is equally applicable to all expressions of art and literature. Modern technology's immense possibilities open up scope for coordinating and consolidating multiple efforts to preserve heritage by government and individuals mentioned in the article. One looks forward to the day when one visit to one of the museums will enable the visitor to get a virtual feel of being in all major museums in India. M G Warrier Mumbai 3 Focus on controlling NCDs Letters June 13, 2023 Focus on controlling NCDs This refers to the article "NCDs plague Keralites' health" by C Maya (The Hindu, June 13). The comprehensive and short article portraits an alarming situation across urban areas across the world. While the responsibility for healthcare is rightly transferred to the government/s, the share of pharmaceutical industry and hospitals in compounding the problems related to NCDs including diabetic cannot be lost sight of. For instance, hiding the possibility of rising numbers in diabetes patients with age increases the anxiety in patients and the industry gets a byproduct, namely hypertension, which is an equal catalyst for treating heart disease. The statistics going against Kerala is also because of more per capita tests being carried out in urban areas and Kerala having more urban population. Sure, there is need for creating more awareness about food habits and regular exercises, campaign for which should ideally start from classes and canteens in schools. M G Warrier Mumbai 4 A lost decade? Letters June 13, 2023 A lost decade?* This refers to the RBI Deputy Governor Patra's observation that "2020s may be another lost decade for global economy" (The Hindu Business Line, Report, June 13). Traditionally, central bankers use audiences like the one at the KLEMS Conference to think aloud about global issues that affect policy formulation and economic growth. Here, Patra's thoughts border on pessimism. In reality, the challenges of 2020's open up opportunities for emerging economies like India and food for thought to do called developed countries to rethink about the self-centred and monopolistic policies they have been following. Financial crises, impact of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine have taught the rich and the greedy, lessons which hopefully will force them to realign priorities. M G Warrier Mumbai *Published in The Hindu Business Line on June 14, 2023 E Collage Books & Blogs Times of india Blog : Warrier's Views Right to travel safely https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/right-to-travel-safely-55266/ Dr T V Gopalakrishnan observes in online comments : "Safe and comfortable travel are some of the basics and it is a pity in our administration and governance norms these two things get ignored and people have to demand as a matter of right from our authorities . It only smacks of casual approach to basic administration and laxity in the seriousness of very life and its value systems. Very pathetic sense of governance." standards . 2 Bรณoks Restoring Trust in Governance By M G Warrier Restoring Trust in Governance : India's 2020's Challenge https://amzn.eu/d/aQj2hPc 3 Blog www.warriersblog.com F F 4 Fun : Shared by P Yoosuff YOU CAN'T WIN WITH WOMEN WIFE VS. HUSBAND A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?" "Yep," the wife replied, "in-laws." W O R D S A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day... 30,000 to a man's 15,000. The wife replied, "The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men... The husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?" CREATION A man said to his wife one day, "I don't know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time." The wife responded, "Allow me to explain. God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!" WHO DOES WHAT A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee." The husband said, " You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee." Wife replies, "No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee." Husband replies, "I can't believe that, show me." So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says.........."HEBREWS" The Silent Treatment A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight. Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE) , he wrote on a piece of paper, "Please wake me at 5:00 AM." He left it where he knew she would find it. The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't woken him up, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, "It is 5:00 AM . Wake up." Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests. God may have created man before woman, but there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece. SHARE THIS WITH SMART WOMEN WHO NEED A LAUGH AND TO MEN YOU THINK CAN HANDLE IT! G Collage Geriatric Care : Tips shared by Vathsala Jayaraman A letter from a former geriatric hospital director to an old friend : I don't advocate the determination of bone density anymore, because the elderly will definitely have osteoporosis, and with the increase of age, the degree of osteoporosis will definitely become more and more serious, and the risk of fracture is bound to get bigger. There is a formula : The risk of fracture= external damage force/ bone density. The elderly are prone to fractures because the denominator value (bone density) is getting smaller and smaller, so the risk of fractures will definitely increase. Therefore, the most important measure for the elderly to prevent fractures is to do everything possible to prevent accidental injuries. How to reduce accidental damage? There are the seven characters of the so-called secret that I summed up, which is: “Be careful, be careful, be careful again"! Specific measures include : 1. Never stand on a chair or stool to get something, even a low stool. 2. Try not to go out on rainy days. 3. Take special care when bathing or using the toilet, to prevent slipping. 4. The most important, especially for women - dont wear underwear in bathroom, taking support of wall or other things... The commonest cause of slipping and fracture of hip joint... After bath, come back to your changing room.. Sit comfortably on either a chair or on your bed and then put on underwear.. 5. While going to toilet, ensure that bathroom floor is dry and not slippery.. Use only comod.. but at the same time fix a hand rest to hold it while getting upright from the comod seat... same is true while taking a bath sitting on bath stool. 5. Be sure to clean up the floor in the house before going to bed, and take double care when floor is wet... 5. When getting up in the middle of the night, sit on the bed for 3-4 minutes, be sure to turn on the light first, and then get up. 6. At least in night or even during day time (if feasible), please, please do not close toilet door from inside.. If possible have an alarm bell fitted in toilet, to press it alarm family members in case of any emergency... 7. Seniors must sit on a chair or a bed and wear pants. 8. In the event of a fall, you must stretch out your hands to support the ground. It is better to fracture the forearm and wrist than to fracture the femoral neck at the hip joint. 8. I strongly advocate exercise, at least walk, to the extent possible for you.. 9. Especially for women.. be very very serious to keep your weight in permissible limits... Diet control is the the most important key... Eating leftovers, common behavior of women... just get away from it... feed leftovers to stray cows... keeping your weight in control is absolutely in your had and your mind, " always better to stop eating with half stomach full, rather than eat till have a satiety for having full stomach. Regarding increasing bone mass, I also advocate dietary supplements (dairy products, soy products and seafood, especially small shrimp skins, which are high in calcium) rather than medicinal supplements. behavior of women... just get away from it... feed leftovers to stray cows... keeping your weight in control is absolutely in your had and your mind, " always better to stop eating with half stomach full, rather than eat till have a satiety for having full stomach. Regarding increasing bone mass, I also advocate dietary supplements (dairy products, soy products and seafood, especially small shrimp skins, which are high in calcium) rather than medicinal supplements. The other is to do outdoor activities properly, because sun exposure (under UV light) converts the cholesterol in the skin into vitamin D. It is beneficial to promote intestinal absorption of calcium and osteoblast activity has the effect of delaying osteoporosis. 2. Elderly health care: (1) Summary After investigating more than 300 centenarians, I found astonishing data. Almost all centenarians, who have fallen will die within three months. (2) A fall may not necessarily lead to a fracture, but the vibration and impact force of the fall will make the whole body function of the elderly in a state of disintegration, the meridians and collaterals are blocked, and they cannot become an organic whole to achieve self-balancing regulation, resulting in rapid failure of the functions of the viscera, and thus rapid death. (3) Pay special attention to the non-slip of the bathroom. When going up the stairs, pay attention to the handrails and don't fall. Everyone, take care. Therefore, the elderly must pay attention to anti-skid and anti-fall. One fall will cost ten years of life. Because all the bones and muscles are destroyed. Surgery is useless, and conservative treatment is also a drag. So, be careful. The message may look long, but it’s worth reading it especially for the seniors, and those taking care of seniors. Vathsala Jayaraman


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