Showing posts from July, 2023

Warrier's Collage on Sunday July 30, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday July 30, 2023 A V T Panchapagesan's thoughts I am not an astrologer. However based on the way I am living And as a nonagenarian, Rule of Life Decides and will pave way for the future. Goethe, German poet and Philosopher expressed His recipe for contentment in these nine lines : 1. Health enough to make work a Pleasure, 2.Wealth enough to support one's needs, 3.Strength enough to battle with difficulties And overcome them, 4.Grace enough to confess sins and forsake them, 5.Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished, 6.Charity, enough to see some good in others, 7.Love, enough to move to be useful and helpful to others, 8.Faith enough to make real, the things of God, 9.Hope, enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future. P S : Choice is ours, choosing the best available with these nine recipes. Be Well, V T Panchapagesan B Cover Story : Vathsala Jayaraman Mind Blowing Facts about Sanskrit ----

Orderly conduct of in-house proceedings

Orderly conduct of in-house proceedings This refers to your editorial "Cynicism over Manipur" (The Hindu Business Line, July 29). The balanced views expressed deserve thoughtful consideration from the political leadership. First, there has to be a consensus on the equal role of government and opposition in ensuring law and order across the country. The mindset of the opposition that its role is limited to opposing government and that of the government to be on the defensive in every situation should change. It would have been possible to have a healthy debate, had the opposition agreed to the HM proposal for a discussion in the house on the specific issue. No confidence motion will get converted into a pre-election exercise which may divert the attention from the burning issue of handling the present chaos in Manipur. M G Warrier Mumbai

Human factor in audit

Copied below is my response to an article on "Human factor in audit" (The Hindu Business Line, July 25) published today M G Warrier Media Response July 25, 2023 Human factor in audit This refers to the article "Don't dilute the human factor in audit" (July 25). The short write-up covers multiple issues affecting regulation, supervision and audit. These three limbs are mutually dependent and the real problems have roots in the inefficient and unprofessional transition from hard ledgers and paper vouchers to today's paperless offices. The migration was seen as a magic to reduce headcount in offices, which it really wasn't, if the workforce necessary for giving software and hardware support and related work was reckoned. The worst affected lot included supervisors and auditors, as the software didn't have the support system to answer the questions for which they were seeking answers. Anand's note raises very relevant dilemmas which need to

Know More about Palakkad

Know More about Palakkad Copied below is C V Subbaraman's response to Collage of July 13, 2023 : M G Warrier Sometimes it may be worthwhile to begin from last. The benefits of living in Palakkad are attractive. Is this piece deliberately coined to promote tourism to Palakkad? Or the ruse of some real estate dealers to help increase the prices of land in Palakkad? Palakkad district has been one of the favourite grounds of Leftists for a long time. I spent my school days and part of my college days in Chittur town of Palakkad district, though not in Palakkad proper. But I have often visited Palakkad, the district headquarters. Initially famous for 18 renowned brahmin agrahaarams (planned villages) it comprises many more added later and other localities called "tharaas". Palakkad Brahmins have been famous or notorious, as one might perceive them to be and many of them have made a mark in social, political and scholastic fields. Google search gives 30 places to visi

Warrier's Collage on Thursday July 13, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday July 13, 2023 Dr Mohit AIIMS Delhi : An inspiring talk Good Morning Brief edition of Collage being brought out midweek as there will be no issue of Collage on Sunday, July 16, 2023. Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday July 22, 2023. Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes for all Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses C V Subbaraman Collage of July 9, 2023 Good pieces pieced together in the Collage. Return of 2k notes. No small or even middle class person keeps these notes. These are not even held by "rich" persons. They are held only by some unscrupulous persons: as evidenced from the notes unearthed and attached by the central investigating agencies. On the return of high denomination notes (demonetised some years ago) : the very fact that almost 100 per cent returned to the banking system is by itself a succes of the operation. I had held th

Understanding palliative care

Copied below is my response to the article "The need for strengthening palliative care in the face of Non-Communicable Diseases" (The Hindu, July 11, 2023). M G Warrier Media Response July 11, 2023 Understanding palliative care This refers to the article on palliative care (The Hindu, Text & Context, July 11). As explained, palliative care is generally misunderstood even by those responsible for healthcare management. First an awareness about the need to develop palliative care as a separate speciality has to be created among caregivers and policy makers. Generally, palliative care is misunderstood as something relevant for the terminally ill patients only, which is not the case. The professional counseling role of this branch of medical science needs to be developed. Those suffering from Non-Communicable Diseases including cancer and diabetes and their caregivers need ongoing counseling about dangers of overmedication and guidance in decision-making about going

Reading alone, in crowds!

Reading alone, in crowds! This refers to the cover story "India's #SilentReading movement" (The Hindu Sunday Magazine, July 9). Another case of an idea changing your life. Though unsung and unhonoured, social media has been playing its proactive role in several areas. Reading groups are nothing new. But mostly, such groups had writers behind them. The novel idea of encouraging reading for reading's sake and getting substantial following in such a short period of six months speaks eloquently about the leadership of the promoters. Nothing wrong in welcoming related stakeholders like budding authors or booksellers to the fold at least in chapters coming up in Metros and cities. M G Warrier Mumbai

Warrier's Collage on Sunday July 9, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday July 9, 2023 Guru Ashtakam By Shankaracharya Know More : Gu Ru is Ignorance Removal. Poornima is Full Moon Which makes living pleasant… Realised souls over a period Have set an example how our living Has to be .. Our thoughts are subjected to two things. Good and Bad in action. We fall a prey easily acquiring easily negative Ways of habits. But gradually we have to change just like Moon slowly and steadily Observing the rise of Moon till it becomes Full Moon . Our Gurus not only tell us but also practice By their disciplined..way of living.. Ved Yyasa is a living example without Caste barriers as a human born to be humane In action..🤝🤝🤝 Be Well, V T Panchapagesan A meaningful Malayalam song By Ka

Artist Nampoothiri passed away

Obituary : Artist Nampoothiri (1925-2023) K M Vasudevan Namboothiri, popularly known as Artist Namboothiri, whose iconic illustrations gave life to many mythical characters in Malayalam literature passed away at Kottakkal in Malappuram district in the wee hours of Friday. The 97-year-old artist who inspired a golden era of painting and sculpture in Kerala through his unique three-dimensional sketches was undergoing treatment for age-related ailments at a private hospital in Kottakkal where he breathed his last at 12.21 am on Friday, July 7, 2023. Prayers 🙏

Rupee should assert its value

Rupee should assert its value This refers to the report "RBI group suggests multi-pronged plan to internationalise the Re" (The Hindu Business Line, July 6). Hesitant approach to stage by stage full convertibility initiated during 1990's halted midway for extraneous reasons. The present initiative to internationalise Rupee, hopefully, will have a smoother journey because, as of now GOI and RBI are on the same page. Let's hope, this time around, the IDG report on making the Rupee find its deserving place becomes the step in the right direction to help rupee ascend to a level where it would be widely used and preferred by other economies as a "vehicle currency" as asserted in the report. M G Warrier Mumbai

Rs two thousand notes

Media Response July 5, 2023 Rs two thousand notes This refers to S K Gupta's letter captioned "Banks can follow RBI" (July 5) making a practical suggestion for banks. The revelation that major portion of the 2k notes returned came as deposits in banks is comforting and calls for a detailed case study in the context of media debates that followed demonetisation and the present withdrawal of 2k notes from circulation. A couple of quick inferences are : 1) Only a small percentage of high denomination currency was with common man who exchanged them for lower denomination currency. 2) Rich people were, for whatever reason, using two thousand rupees notes as store of value which need to be discouraged any way for obvious reasons. In retrospect, despite hesitant implementation, one feels, the 2016 demonetisation was not a bad idea per se. M G Warrier Mumbai

Retirement Planning

Retirement planning Excerpts : Your age group will decide the starting point. Say 30-40, 40-50 or Above 50. Age Group 30-40 This is the right time to plan retirement. There are different models you can try. Every financial newspaper/magazine and sometimes lifestyle magazines, off and on discuss retirement planning. Issue/product-specific guidance is also available from Investment Advisers. Factors which should not be lost sight of include : 1 Present Asset-Liability status, taking into account a) Share from ancestral properties that may or may not come to you. b) Present savings c) Loans, outstanding and monthly outgo 2 Monthly income, expenditure and surplus 3 How much to save? Save upto 40 percent of your monthly income depending on the availability of surplus after meeting regular expenses. Except in exceptional circumstances, we should avoid borrowing for saving purposes. 4 Active service C

Warrier's Collage on Sunday July 2, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday July 2, 2023 V T Panchapagesan Responding to a write-up on Pariharams by Vathsala Jayaraman This needs proper analysis. Having born in this mundane world, every human Has to exist.. Rich becomes Richer. Poor becomes Poorer, In between middle knows not how to live.. We also know very many things either good or bad. Common man is ignorant. Anybody can fool him . He falls a Prey.. In the name of Rituals and Rites people exploit the poor.. There was some honesty and faith . People regarded them seeking guidance. Today everything has become top sided. Money, money, earn for livelihood at any cost.. This is the reality. Democracy has no meaning today. Pariharams have become handy for them for making a living for survival... Our days have become DARK and DREARY. WE HAVE TO BRIGHTEN IT BASKING SOMEHOW IN THE AFTERGLOW!!! Be Well, V T Panchapagesan Message from Collage Good Morning 🌄 Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during