Warrier's Collage on Sunday October 22, 2023
Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday, October 22, 2023 Sudha's Indoor Garden https://photos.app.goo.gl/R4uRLg7XpvqnWaVz9 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 how around 25 of us lived in an unelectrified house, slept there waving a palm leaf fan on hand. The surroundings with tens of sacks of rice, many cloth slings with permanent urine smell, cries and laughs of children.the gada gada noise of grinding birthstone, the loud noise of the all powerful grandma, Appas microphone voice of English grammar tuitions, the loud sale tone of street vendors with intermittent Sankha naadham from the temple -- all are etched in memory. Vathsala jayaraman 3 C V Subbaraman Dear Warrier Yes, we agree that Smt V Madam has written to provoke many responses. But all this would not have been possible but for the Collage! May Collage continue to serve our thoughts. Regards Subbaraman 4 From Moneylife Archives https://www.moneylife.in/author/mg-warrier.html B Current Affairs : October 20, 2023 Keynote speech by RBI governor Shaktikanta Das at Kautilya Economic Conclave 2023 https://www.youtube.com/live/Q88aTax8o20?feature=shared C Select Media Responses : M G Warrier 1. The Hindu Business Line October 17, 2023 Letters Incompetent resources management This refers to the well articulated article "India's pervasive incompetence problem" (The Hindu Business Line, October 17). After endorsing the entire analysis, let me take the liberty to retitle the piece "India's incompetent resources management " and share my thoughts. By any standard, India is fortunate to have all advantages a country can think of, about geographical positioning, weather, mineral and material resources and human skills. What we have messed up is resources management and planning skills development on a need-based basis. We produce skilled manpower for "export", allow our people and even gods to sleep over unproductive wealth and worry about earning foreign exchange for importing goods and services for our daily sustenance. The day we decide to take charge of management of our domestic resources and manage for our benefit, our present problems will start disappearing. M G Warrier Mumbai *Published on October 18, 2023. Edited version omitted God. Understandable. The confusion continues. And the young editors want to save me from controversy. To know more : https://m.economictimes.com/opinion/speaking-tree/supreme-intelligence/articleshow/104506605.cms 2 The Economic Times October 20, 2023 Chat Room An evolving model This refers to "Coastal Realty Development to Get a Boost" (October 20). The realisation that it's wiser to accept realities and move on, making the best out of worst scenarios should be welcomed by all stakeholders. Rehabilitation of those who stay in coastal areas under perennial threat and providing shelter to the slum dwellers in Maharashtra are priorities which remained unattended for a mix of excuses. The present coastal realty development initiative and the Dharavi Development Plan are moves in the right direction. Hopefully, once these plans take off, several other geographical areas in the country which are awaiting rehabilitation and development can follow the models. Kerala coast, tribal pockets on Western Ghats and some endangered areas in north east can benefit by finding permanent solutions for periodic visits of furies of nature. M G Warrier Mumbai D Collage entertainment Chakyar Koothu https://youtu.be/7_Kxpjf1l6k?feature=shared E Collage in class room Judge your company : Ravi Shankar https://m.economictimes.com/opinion/speaking-tree/speaking-tree-judge-your-company/articleshow/104563362.c Interested readers please open the link. Ravi Shankar is explaining the old saying about "Samsargam" F Faith : Vathsala Jayaraman & C V Subbaraman The inherent inbuilt latent genetic fear psychosis in humans from the primitive evolution leads us to seek help from supernatural entities. The tranquillizer and anti- depressants are now largely used to face such fears. Faith in God or gods may be a positive approach though devoid of reasoning and logic. Many suffer real or imagined form of guilt. Religion and God are subject matters concerning faith. It is beyond logic and reasoning. We have seen with our own eyes that diseases which cannot find remedy in any type of treatment, get cured unexpectedly with prayer or prarthana. Psychologists attribute this to the mental strength developed due to faith, which in turn gives physical stamina to withstand the infection. This is a subject matter of much study and research with multivarious opinions for and against any decision. Vathsala Jayaraman C V Subbaraman adds : Fear is the underlying cause of the concept of God and faith in Him. Complete unalloyed faith in God or any supernatural power, by whatever name called, may on many occasions get the expected results, including cure for unknown ailments and disabilities. These are often attributed to "miracles" but according to Sankara there is no miracle, for, everything has a cause and when the cause is known to us the phenomenon ceases to be miracle. When does one get result like this? Gita is the answer: Sarva Dharmaan parithyajya, Maam Ekam Saranam vraja.....the term Sarva Paapebhyo in this verse is to be interpreted not merely as "from all sins" but from all disabilities, ailments, sins, and wants. Any worship without faith is useless and unworthy. They become a mere show. Subbaraman And V T Panchapagesan concludes : Fear is the root cause of ignorance. Due to agitation of Mind. Strong, Average and Weak. Strong mind develops IDEAS! Average mind develops Events.! Weak mind develops People! Faith is a positive or negative force As a motivator for all humans. G The book on my table Completing Vyasa's Mahabharata By Abhinav Agarwal Completing Vyasa's Mahabharata (67 Upakathas for the Modern Reader) https://amzn.eu/d/3Y2phIE Embedded within the primary narrative of the Mahabharata lie numerous sub-tales known as upakhyaanas or upakathas. These lesser- known stories play a vital role in completing the grand tapestry of the Mahabharata, thus giving this book its apt title. Unlike verse translations found in unabridged versions, the 67 upakathas presented here serve a different purpose. While they may appear as diversions, these narratives serve as vital threads, connecting the text and offering answers to lingering questions that readers may have. For instance, why did Ambaa, the princess of Kaashi, become the catalyst for Bheeshmas demise in a later life? The Ambaa upakhyaana holds the answers. Similarly, the stories of Sage Parashuraama reveal why a brahmana like him possessed warrior-like qualities. Two upakhyaanas shed light on this enigma. Additionally, the Yayaati upakhyaana elucidates the reasons behind the Kurus descending from Puru, Yayaatis youngest son, rather than the eldest. Moreover, the intriguing dialogue between Duryodhana and Shalya, where Duryodhana persuades Shalya to become Karnas charioteer, is also explored in these Upakathas. https://www.amazon.in/gp/aw/review/9392209452/R2P34BG7MYLA59?ref_=cm_sw_r_mwn_dprv_K2NH5G6G9S55YKC5F11W&language=en-IN This book is with me for the last few weeks. Took up for reading only last week for personal reasons. Glancing through the 67 chapters in small print on 436 pages, one finds that the author tries to give a bird's eye view of the epic and its relationship with India's spiritual heritage and the interlinking of stories in the two major epics Mahabharata and Ramayana and the Vedic literature.