Sunday, September 25, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 25Sep 16,Facebook debate: Health matters in politics
Is it a citizen’s responsibility to consider a presidential candidate’s health before voting? Do you care about this issue?It depends
Health condition is important for a president before a citizen is opting him/her for the chair. If the conditions are common and can be cured without major actions like you would with cancer and any cardiovascular disorders, then I think it’s okay. Major ailments will affect his/her administrative delivery during the tenure of four years. Otherwise, normal ailments aren’t going to disturb his/her delivery.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, September 23, 2016


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on  24Sep (My Article 484)

Promises to keep

My grandson informed that he would spend his holidays with me on one condition: I should narrate to him investigative stories and buy his favourite chocolate. In turn, I told him he should play “tabla” and dance, which he is good at. Now that we have reached an agreement, I am eagerly awaiting his visit from his place.

Using one’s time productively and prudent spending of money are two aspects I feel are very important for everyone. I am happy that the little boy has promised to keep this in mind. 

For a retired person, spending time with grandchildren is a great blessing, indeed. 

K. Ragavan

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 23Sep 16,Protect students!
A first year student has hung himself and this is the latest dramatic development from the Hyderabad University campus (‘Hyderabad university rocked by another suicide’, Gulf News, September 19). This is the second incident within a year on this campus. Students go to university to study and form a bright career. These types of incidents are unacceptable. The authorities at the university must find out the real reason for this and the Indian government should order a probe to investigate. Students should be protected, as they are the next generation of leaders.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 22 Sep 16,Uplifting citizens
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his 66th birthday with tribes and this was good to read (‘Modi celebrates birthday with tribals’, Gulf News, September 18). Ever since Modi became Prime Minister, he has spent his birthdays and other important festival holidays with people, showing he is different from others. His main focus was to uplift certain communities like the Dalits, tribals and others. Kudos to Modi.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 21 Sep 16,Tackling issues
Modi and the President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani met to end state-sponsored terrorism. Already, India and Afghanistan have a good relationship, regarding trade and bilateral issues. This recent meeting will further enhance their relationship in all areas, and their agreement on how terrorism should be fought was a good development. Afghanistan is already facing a nightmare every day with terror attacks and innocent civilians becoming victims. With the new strategy, both countries can help each other regarding terrorism and other important issues, like education, healthcare, agriculture, skill development and women’s empowerment, which both countries are currently highlighting. I hope this meeting will bring closer ties. Both nations are against terrorism and want to contribute to a peaceful and stable region.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Monday, September 19, 2016

Life is Beautiful 338.

After Raj's conversation Ram  received another call.Vasanthy was in the other line
Ram,How are you.
Ram.I am fine.Sorry that day i have to leave
Vasanthy.No problem.Why i called you  will it be possible to meet tomorrow
Ram.When ,what time.
Vasanthy.We can meet in Bur Dubai krishna temple 5-30.P.M.
Ram.Fine.Ihave not  gone there  for few weeks.I will be there ,unless and untill if there is any urgent work from office
Vasanthy.I know that,you can inform me if there is any work
Ram.Certainly.But i pray i wanted to meet not only the Beautiful Krishna but also my Beautiful Vasanthy
Vasanthy.Thank you.O.K.See you tomorrow.Bye
After that Ram   had tea.Mean time again phone was ringing.Prasanna was in the other line
Good evening sir,how are you
Ram.I am fine.What news
Prasanna.My mother is recovering and doing well.Murthy Sir called and told.I came to know that Nirmala will be working for a Leading News Paper in India
Ram.How you know this
Prasanna.Raj  told me yesterday.I am happy that she got a Job through you nd she will have a bright future
Prasanna.I am one example.You introduced me to MurthyToday i am in this position because of you
Ram.You have proved your mettle and came to this position.
Prasanna.You are very humble and Simple sir
Ram.No Prasanna.What little i want to do to the Society i am doing
Prasanna.I called you only for this Sir,Bye now
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 20 Sep 16,Great achievement
Despite the earlier disappointment, with the lack of men’s gold medals from Indian athletes in the Rio Olympics in August, it has now been somewhat compensated by Devendra Jhajharia at the Paralympics event (‘Devendra Jhajharia adds another chapter to India’s success story’, Gulf News, September 15). He had already won in 2004 and this is his second gold medal! Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was complimenting his great achievement. Kudos to Jhajharia!
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India