Sunday, January 21, 2018

Letter.

Letter Published in The National UAE on 22 Jan 18Hearty congratulations to the winner of the university prize
I write in reference to your story Emirati academic wins the inaugural Arab scholarship to Oxford university (January 21). Rana Al Mutawa’s scholarship was bestowed on her by the efforts of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation and the university itself. She will study there for a doctorate in Middle East Studies with a focus on Emirati culture. Kudos to Ms Al Mutawa.
K Ragavan, India

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Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 22Jan 18  Maintaining international friendships
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to the His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, was a good development (“Mohammad Bin Zayed receives call from Modi”, Gulf News, January 10). Leaders should have periodical personal interactions with each other for better understanding and bilateral relationships. Modi’s initiative was laudable, apart from the normal visit. Personal calls will add more advantage and rapport between the two countries. They can discuss various issues, for development and mutual benefits. Personal calls bring more intimacy and friendship, and will be more effective. By virtue of the UAE and India’s longstanding relationship and Prime Minister Modi’s call, it will certainly enhance the relationship in the near future. Such incidents are very rare in international politics.

From K Ragavan
India

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Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India on 21Jan 18
State govt Must set
up a lake panel
The Bellandur Lake horror refuses to die down.Despite  green tribunal's advice and suggestions  nothing has been done concretely to solve the issue permanently.It's shocking that 5000 Army Jawans
were deputed to save the lake.says K.Ragavan.It is high time the government set up a panel and fixed the malady for ever.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Letter.

Letter Published in The National UAE on 21Jan 18Great strides taken in cancer detection
I refer to your online article, Blood test shows promise in early detection of cancer (January 19). Recent studies reveal that more common types of cancer can be found through blood tests. This is a good development in the medical field.
K Ragavan, India

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Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 21Jan 18,     Can’t rely on the courts?
The shocking revelation from the four sitting judges from the Indian Supreme court about its administration, and them blaming Chief Justice, Dipak Misra, was the latest development from the Indian judiciary (“Former top judges join criticism of India’s Chief Justice”, Gulf News, January 15). All these days, the Indian judiciary was applauded for its function and now the revelation of this news is really a shocking one. Corruption and favouritism was not spread in this before. It is a sad state of affairs.
From Mr K Ragavan
India

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Letter.

Letter Published in The National UAE on  18Jan 18   I refer to Rashmee Roshan Lall's op-ed First Rajinikanth, now Oprah: name recognition alone should not prepare you for public office (January 16). Ms Lall elaborately explains the history of personality politics in both the US and India. Is Rajinikanth, despite his decades-long film career, millions of fans and stated intentions to eradicate corruption, really an acceptable figure in politics? People's political choices tend to be different from their film choices. This was a meaningful and thought-provoking article.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore on 17Jan 18

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