Thursday, December 1, 2016

LetterPublished in GulfNews UAE on 2 Dec 16

Never forget the memories
I remember before the UAE was formed by the union – I was  twentysix years old. Later the beautiful Ras Al Khaimah was added, making it the seven wonderful emirates. I have seen National Day events on television for nearly 15 years and I attended it once in Dubai. It was very colourful, lively and full of entertainment. All the emirates celebrate this great day. School children participate and the army parade is most spectacular. The police department’s participation at sports events are one of the main attractions and the cycle parade will add to this. Dubai-based world famous Emirates airline participates as well on this day. Many will be rewarded for their achievements.
Even though I am not there physically, my mind is wishing the UAE people the very best in the coming National Days for peaceful living and prosperity in all areas. My memories won’t go easily because a lovely remarkable memory will always be with us.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Life is Beautiful 348.

Ram was returning from the Office.Heavy traffic  in Shaick Zayed road,Ali was going slowly
Ali.Sir,today i do n't know why so much traffic.
Ram.Every day the traffic is increasing,because of tourists from Middle east.Next week UAE is going to Celebrate National day.For this Celebration many tourists have Come  from the Middle east.I read it in the paper.
Ali.Yes sir.I am here for the past 11Years and seeing the function in the T.V
Ram.I am also watching for the past three years.It is a Colurful function.
By the time Ram received a call from Murthy
Ram,how are you.
Ram.I am fine.How is your family.
Murthy.All are fine.We all came to Vontikopal temple to  do pooja .
Ram.I see,How is Nirmala.My Congratulations to her.
Nirmala.Thank you uncle.I want your Blessings for a bright career
Ram.You will have a bright future.
Murthy.Thank you Ram.How is Dubai
Ram.Dubai is fine UAE is getting ready for the national day.Lot of tourists all over from middle east has arrived.I am  returning home but because  of heavy traffic i am held UP
Murthy.Take care.I want to inform you that we are in the temple praying for all of our good friends  health  should go peacefully.
Ram.Today health is very important,with out health nothing can be implemented.Tcare.Regards to Raj and others.
Murthy.Raj has gone to see his friend  opposite house of the temple.I will convey.Bye now
By that time the traffic was eased and Ali started moving little past.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tribute to Singer Mahendra Kapoor 431.

Tribute to Singer Mahendra Kapoor 431.

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality from the Bolly Wood film industry is none other than Late Singer Mahendra Kapoor.One of the Versatile and popular singers of Yesteryears created a big impact with his voice.
Earlier days he learned classical music under great Masters.He has rendered more than 2500 songs on various languages and 1972 he was bestowed with PadmaShri award is worth to be mentioned here.He was associated with Actor ,Director Manoj Kumar’s movies and gave remarkable songs.He has also worked under popular music Directors viz,C.Ramachandra,and many others.In his 53 Years film career he has given many memorable songs to millions of music lovers.His voice was melody,captive with modulation.I admire his beautiful voice in many films.Few i remember
from the following films.Those movies are,Hum Raaz,Kismat,Upkar,Roti Kapda Aur Makan,Gopi,Dhool Ka Pool,and Wonderful T.V.Serial Maha Bharat title song still ringing in my ears.He was liked and respected by the Film Fraternity. Even though this great legend is not with us today ,his mesmarised voice in front of us.Today i am very happy to tribute this Legend for his Wonderful service to the Music World.
See You Next Week,

Friday, November 25, 2016


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 26,Nov 16, (My Article 493)

Salon gossip

I arrived a little late for the morning walk and a friend asked the reason. I replied I had to visit the salon. “That means you must have had a long gossip session,” my friend guessed. And he was right. There were a group of people at the parlour and the gossip topics ranged from films to sports personalities. Injuries, deaths, divorce  - everything was covered, whether true or not. If there is one place that can overtake social media on matters of dubious authenticity, it is the parlour. 
K. Ragavan


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 26,Nov 16,oo many accidents
This is one of the worst train accidents that India has witnessed in a long time, which makes this Gulf News report a sad and painful read (‘India train derails, death toll crosses 142’, Gulf News, November 21). The Indian railway should do a probe into the real reasons for this mishap and punish the guilty severely. On one hand, the railway authorities are increasing the number of routes and modernising the bogeys, but on the other hand, accidents are increasing and this is really worrying. Periodical check-ups on lines and other parts of trains should be monitored to avert the mishaps to a certain extent. Passenger safety is most important. I pray for the victims and a speedy recovery for injured.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 25Nov 16,A legend in cardiovascular technology
The famous cardiac surgeon Denton Cooley who found the famous Texas Heart Institute five and half decades ago died at 96 years old (‘Denton Cooley, surgeon who performed first US heart transplant, dies at 96’, Gulf News, November 20). This is the latest development from US cardiac world and it has been a loss. He was the man responsible for more inventions in cardiology, bypass surgeries and many other procedures in the cardiovascular field. His demise was a great loss to the whole world. I pray for this great legend in the medical world.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Life is Beautiful 347.

While going to Vontikopal  temple Murthy saw lot of people are standing in the queue  in the ATM Machines of various banks to with draw money.Nirmala was asking Murthy,
Dad,  After the prime minister's with drawl of 500Rs and 1000 rs people deposited their old notes and now  taking  money for their day to day life through ATM .The tough task taken by our prime minister may have some hurdles in the   few days but later will have good calm life for the people particularly common and middle class people.
Murthy.You are right .As a Journalist your thinking is right.Your  report sent to the paper was very much appreciated by Editorial people.we have to appreciate our prime minister's bold decision to curb the black money.
By the time Murthy received a call.Raj was on the other line
Raj.Murthy,i will be reaching the temple in few minutes.I have just with drew some cash from the ATM.
Murthy.We are talking about the people standing near the ATM .We will be also reach the temple  shortly.We are in the Ramakrishna Ashram.See you there
After few seconds Murthy reached the Temple. Suddenly some body called
Ananda Rao was standing.Pleasant surprise to see you all
Murthy.Good thing i met you here. My daughter Nirmala got a job in a leading daily in UAE She will be based in India sending reports periodically about Indian news.
Anandarao.Good news,i am blessing her to have a wonderful career  in this vast Journalism field.
Nirmala.Thank you Uncle.'By the time Raj also reached there
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,