Warrier's Collage on Sunday March 31, 2024

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday, March 31, 2024 Good Morning Due to some unavoidable reasons last week Collage was not shared. Happy Birthday to all having Birthday during the current week. Ayurarogyasaukhyam and Best Wishes for all. Nice Day M G Warrier M 134 Just now glanced through the following article @Speaking Tree : "Lokassamastassukhino Bhavantu" https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/lokah-samastah-sukhino-my-dream-world-depicted-in-a-chant A GrowWithArise https://www.linkedin.com/posts/zeecorporate_growwitharise-ariserewind-activity-7176087619171192832-FAFL My daughter Reshmy Warrier participated in this program. Those of you who know her may like to watch her talking. B Collage Books Memoir of former RBI Governor Duvvuri Subbarao https://www.ptinews.com/story/business/memoir-of-former-rbi-governor-d-subbarao-to-release-on-april-30/1370754 Just a Mercenary?: Notes from My Life and Career https://amzn.in/d/agXSu2q Book overview At the start of his career as sub-collector of Parvathipuram sub-division in north-coastal Andhra Pradesh way back in 1974, Subbarao learnt―the hard way―that tribal development requires more than enthusiasm; it requires, most of all, an understanding of poverty. Nearly forty years later, in 2013, as the governor of the Reserve Bank of India in the midst of a fierce exchange rate crisis, Subbarao learnt―once again the hard way―the harsh challenges of emerging economies in an unequal world. Book ended by these assignments is the remarkable journey of a small-town boy from a modest background to the top echelons of India's civil service and then on to the helm of the country's central bank. Subbarao recounts that journey―his hopes and despair, his successes and setbacks, his mistakes and misdeeds, and the lessons he learnt along the way―with rare candour and honesty. The subtext of that story though is his constant soul searching about whether he has given back to society more than he received. Just a Mercenary? is a warm, engaging and earnest account of an extraordinary career that is bound to inform and inspire young professionals trying to find their way up their career ladders and discover meaning in their journeys. Andhra Pradesh way back in 1974, Subbarao learnt―the hard way―that tribal development requires more than enthusiasm; it requires, most of all, an understanding of poverty. Nearly forty years later, in 2013, as the governor of the Reserve Bank of India in the midst of a fierce exchange rate crisis, Subbarao learnt―once again the hard way―the harsh challenges of emerging economies in an unequal world. Bookended by these assignments is the remarkable journey of a small-town boy from a modest background to the top echelons of India’s civil service and then on to the helm of the country’s central bank. Subbarao recounts that journey―his hopes and despair, his successes and setbacks, his mistakes and misdeeds, and the lessons he learnt along the way―with rare candour and honesty. The subtext of that story though is his constant soul searching about whether he has given back to society more than he received. Just a Mercenary? is a warm, engaging and earnest account of an extraordinary career that is bound to inform and inspire young professionals trying to find their way up their career ladders and discover meaning in their journeys. Bonus : Poetry THREE WOMEN IN A SINGLE ROOM HOUSE https://amzn.in/d/g1DZkz5 The Poems in K. Srilata's "Three Women in a Single-Room House" are part of a larger conversation about difference, about the difficult yet joyous works of case and nature. For poets and those who enjoy poetry Have a Great Day https://m.economictimes.com/opinion/bliss-of-everyday-life/reading-aloud-poetry-to-oneself/articleshow/108860073.cms C Collage Healthcare https://mainstreamweekly.net/article14463.html On March 21, the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) a coalition of health activists, experts, and organizations committed to the advancement of public health in India, announced the launch of its People’s Health Manifesto 2024 in the run up to the general elections starting from 19 April. Under the theme ‘Our Health, Our Right’, the manifesto outlines key policy recommendations aimed at ensuring universal access to quality healthcare services for all residents of India. The 18-point People's Health Manifesto, developed through extensive consultation and collaboration with various constituents of JSA, emphasizes the urgent need for transformative reforms in the healthcare sector to address the existing challenges and disparities. D Collage Nostalgia Never late to reconnect Long ago I attended a short course on "Art of Living" in Thiruvananthapuram. In the wrap up session the program coordinator asked each participant to answer this question : "Where will you live, after this life?" We were 20 plus participants aged 20 to 65 and there were as many different answers. My answer was : "In the remains of whatever work I have done and in the memory of people I've met" Memories get passed on also. Remembered this when I received a call from my classmate Narayanan Nambisan yesterday (March 24, 2024) night. We had lost contact after leaving K R High School, Purameri in 1959. Narayanan is related to me. He is nephew of my cousin Radhechi's husband Rama Warrier who was a teacher in our school during our school days. Yesterday he visited Payyanur Subrahmanya Temple where he happened to meet my nephew Nandakumar. They accidentally talked about me and Narayanan collected my phone number from Nandan. While traveling in daughter's car to Nileswaram from Payyanur he contacted me. We talked for some time. It's an inexplicably pleasant feeling when you come to know that a friend remembers you after a break of 65 years. It's never too late to reconnect. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/reconnecting-with-friends-26375/9 E Cover Story : Shared By Vathsala Jayaraman The‘Last Quarter' of my LIFE. Most of us are now in the last quarter of our life and should read perhaps with more interest. This is - "JUST FOOD FOR THOUGHT" .... after deep thinking over recent months/years. As we all agree, time has a way of moving quickly and catching us unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young and embarking on my new life. Faced lot of challenges while I'm service..overcome with youthful vigour... now after retirement afraid of taking RISK. WHY? where all the enthusiasm VAPOURIZED...after retirement...Is it lurking FEAR!!!!. Yet in a way, it seems like years ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.However, here it is …… the last quarter of my life and it catches me by surprise. How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that I was only on the first quarter and that the fourth quarter was so far off that I could not visualise it or imagine fully what it would be like. Yet, here it is …… my friends are retired and getting grey - they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me but I see the great change. They’re not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant …… but like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd become. Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day and taking a nap is not a treat anymore. It's mandatory because if I don't of my own free will, I fall asleep where I..SIT!!!! And so, now I enter into this new ERA in my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did. But at least I know that, though I’m on the last quarter and I'm not sure how long it will last, that when it's over on this earth, it's over. A new adventure might begin! Yes, I have many regrets...... There are things I wish I hadn't done; things I should have done but truely ,there are many things I'm happy to have accomplished. It's all in a lifetime. So, if one is not on the last quarter yet, let me remind that it will be here faster than one thinks. So, whatever one would like to accomplish in life do it quickly. Don't put things off too long. Life goes by so quickly. So, do what one can today, today itself. as one can never be sure whether we are on the last quarter or not. Procrastination BORROWS OF TIME at compound interest!!!. NO ONE can rest assured that one will see all the seasons of life. So, live for today and share all the things to loved ones ...to remember - and hope that they appreciate and love for all the things that have been done for them in the past. ‘Life' is a gift Be Happy! Have a great day! Remember, it is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. ...... You may ponder over.. Going out is good - but coming home is better! You forget names - but it's okay because some people forgot they even knew you! You realize you're never going to be really good at anything like football/Badminton- but you like the outdoors! The things you used to care to do, you aren't as interested in anymore - but you really don't care that you aren't as interested. You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV on than in bed – you call it ‘pre-sleep’! You miss the days when everything worked with just an ‘On’ and 'Off' switch! ....... Just shared my thoughts... perhaps on the DARKER side. ...... You tend to use more 4 letter words – ‘what’ and ‘when’ You have lots of clothes in your wardrobe, more than half of which you will never wear – but just in case! Old is good - • Old is comfortable • Old is safe • Old songs • Old movies • …… and best of all, • Friends of old! So, stay well,‘Old friend!’ Have a fantastic day! Take care ...... Shared By....... VATHSALA JAYARAMAN F Forgive your forgetfulness https://m.economictimes.com/opinion/speaking-tree/forgetting-something/articleshow/108771453.cms Nothing wrong if you forget something G From here & there 1) News from IIM Ahmedabad Alumni Network : We have just reached the milestone of 15000 members at IIM AHMEDABAD's Alumni Network. Proud to be a Alumni of IIMA M G Warrier 2) Media Responses : M G Warrier a) Rating base rates* This refers to the short piece "Gearing up for interest rate cuts in 2024" (The Hindu Business Line, March 27). There is substance in the argument that 'it will be difficult for RBI to decouple itself from global winds". But in recent years, depending on domestic compulsions, RBI and GOI have not hesitated to take positions different from the developed nations. This was possible because of the synchronisation of fiscal and monetary policies which happened during the pandemic days. The change in the policy environment was more visible when media and analysts speculated on the consequences of inflation remaining higher than the mandated band of 4-6 percent. M G Warrier Mumbai *Published on March 28, 2024 b) A serious joke? This refers to the report "Being in Oppn Doesn't Give Immunity against Corruption, Says Sitharaman" (ET, March 28). Nirmala Sitharaman may have many reasons for abstaining from contesting 2024 Lok Sabha election. She is not bound to reveal any of them in public. But one of the reasons she disclosed on March 27 in New Delhi, namely "don't have the kind of money needed to contest LS elections" is thought-provoking. Remember, while on the subject she was also talking about Corruption and role of probe agencies. One is tempted to think that beyond a joke, she was trying to express her concern about the role of money power in elections. M G WARRIER Mumbai c) A 2014 article published by moneylife.in . Thought relevant in the present context : https://www.moneylife.in/article/elections-2014-a-challenge-before-the-voter/36695.html d) An unfolding drama This refers to the piece "The Arvind Kejrival Show, Season 1, Ep 2" (ET, Just In Jest March 29) reveals just adequate to smile and much more to ponder over. Kejriwal has come a long way from his India Against Corruption (IAC) and IRS days. His political rivals might have forgotten his pre-political grounding. One thing is certain. There will be more interesting episodes in the Show and how fast the Season 1 concludes will decide whether there will be another IAC in the immediate future. M G WARRIER Mumbai (b) & (d) : Not published e) A usefull link https://tamilandvedas.com/tag/angajan/ M. K. Angajan hails from Kerala, in India, currently based in Durban South Africa. Angajan spent 20 years in the study, research and assimilation of Vedanta, Management Philosophy, spiritual literatures of the east and west, human values and the human mind from an early age. He inspires thousands of large and distinguished audiences internationally, on Management and Leadership philosophy, the path of self-development, life-management and fulfillment.

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