Showing posts from October, 2023

Warrier's Collage on Sunday October 29, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday, October 29, 2023 Friends Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday November 4, 2023. Ayurarogyasoukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes for all. M G Warrier A Collage Njoy Kaliyattam in North Malabar Ok Now get into this car and listen to the comments carefully. Those who have seen dirty clips about Kerala roads, keep watching the journey. Our roads are of international standards, at least in some stretches. Unless you go there, you will think the one pothole shared again and again on WhatsApp is representative of the roads in Kerala. Ok... Now watch this excellent video and listen carefully. We have readers from Kannur and Cheruvathur who will share Kaliyattam experience. B Current Affairs S

Riskproofing small loans

Copied below is my response published in The Hindu Business Line today M G Warrier October 25, 2023 Letters Riskproofing small loans* This refers to "Lenders flag risks in small ticket loans post RBI caution" (The Hindu Business Line, October 25). Making big banks go slow in lending to small borrowers for whatever reason will have adverse effects on the flow of credit to the deserving sectors in the economy. Credit flow in rural and semi-urban areas is already affected by the restrictions rightly imposed on cooperatives for valid reasons. Laxity in credit appraisal and supervision of lending to small borrowers was a byproduct of big banks using NBFCs, SHGs and other entities as conduits for delivery of credit in rural areas. RBI's present guidance is loud and clear about the inevitability ofe regulation and supervision of credit irrespective of the size of loans or the purpose for which money is lent. Central Bank has to protect the interest of depositors a

Warrier's Collage on Vijayadashami 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Tuesday, Vijayadashami, October 24, 2023 Vidyarambham @ Srimookambika Temple Hari Shree Ganapataye Namah Avighnamastu Shreegurubhyo Namah Gajananam Ganapatim Gunanaamalayam Param Tham Devam Girijaasoonum Vandehamamararchitam Saraswati Nmasthubhyam VaraDe Kaamaroopinim Vidyarambham Karishyami Siddhirbhavatu Mé Sadaa Thought of the day : "We have to work with the dedication of the Fire Force." A Media Responses : M G Warrier Feedback Open Page, The Hindu Sunday Magazine October 22, 2023 A guidance long overdue This refers to Nimra Ahmad's Open Page article "On the content carousel" (The Hindu Sunday Magazine, October 22). Impressed by the quality guidance on a topical issue compressed in so short a piece. I've pleaded with my contacts to procure, read and preserve this page for future reference. I can't better the summary given by the author. I

Warrier's Collage on Sunday October 22, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday, October 22, 2023 Sudha's Indoor Garden Good Morning Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday October 28, 2023. Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes 🙏 Putting together some monologues of recent times and other published articles I'm publishing a book shortly. Hope to share more details soon. M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1 TCA Srinivasa-Raghavan Responding to C1 Many thanks Mr Warrier. You are absolutely right. And I feel encouraged that you took the trouble to respond. With warm regards TCA 2 Vathsala Jayaraman Very interesting account of ancestral home and the rituals that do take place on festive occasions inclusive of the final journey. This brings to my mind our village thatched house with a 900 sft hall big kitchen and a few small rooms. The house had three big pyols. It was our reading room bed room and play spot. Now I wonder

Warrier's Collage on Sunday October 15, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday, October 15, 2023 Friends Today's edition of Collage is dedicated to the memory of Abdul Kalam born on October 15, 1931. We have learnt a lot from him and much more literature on him is available. He had joined the galaxy of Indian celebrities even before he became the President of India. Picking up from where Panchapagesan left yesterday let's see what Kalam had to say about thoughts: “Dream, Dream, Dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.” M G Warrier A M G Warrier: Books Author Page @ Notion Press Books are available also at online outlets like B Abdul Kalam Kalam, the teacher : M G Warrier Know more : C Kalam: Quotes

Warrier's Collage on Thursday October 12, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday, October 12, 2023 Friends As the service provider has informed me that Collage is growing too big for them to handle, nowadays you are getting my messages in bits and pieces. I'm avoiding sharing of links and content received from some of you also. Incidentally the service provider's teasing has come as a blessing for me. Though I have written essays on "When to stop", when it comes to things I have started, (keep it to yourself) I have been finding application of break a little tough. I thought the pandemic had helped me out of reading and writing, at least publishing. But certain addictions stay with us like our shadow. When there's little light it reappears. Now I am working on my 2023 book. M G Warrier A My response published in the current issue of Without Reserve* : "I retired from the Bank in 2003. Post- retirement I changed residences many times. Still, the print edition of the April-June 2023 iss

Collage in classroom: Bhagavad Gita 1

Collage in the Classroom Bhagavad-Gita perhaps is the most popular widely read and accepted among the available books on spirituality. It's believed to be part of the epic Mahabharata. From Adi Shankara to Nityachaitanya Yati, many have written voluminous commentaries on this comparatively small text containing some 700 stanzas compressed in 18 short chapters. From today, occasionally we will read the recent interpretations of various teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita, not necessarily agreing among themselves. Let's make a beginning: Excerpts: "The Bhagwad Gita is a guide to self-management. It helps you understand yourself and identify your purpose. Your mindset and attitude play a pivotal role in success. Mark Twain said, “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you understand why.” M G Warrier

Dreams Onam Celebrations October 8, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Monday, October 9, 2023 Friends Onam Celebration @ Dreams Complex where we stay was yesterday. A report : Dreams Complex Onam Celebration 2023 (Geeta Hall, Bhandup October 8, 2023) Dreams Malayalees have been celebrating Onam Festival in a befitting manner for about a decade now. After the break imposed by the pandemic, there was some hesitation this year when resuming the celebration was mooted in private discussion among youngsters during the Onam season. Response was encouraging, but the attendance at the first meeting of likeminded members in the clubhouse was thin. The WhatsApp group formed to move forward did the trick. When used creatively, social media can do wonders. Here's the proof. These days, arranging a function in a manner tailor-made to fit in to your requirements is easy by entrusting the work to experts. May be little expensive. But for Malayalees celebrating Onam Festival is a community event organised and conducted by th