Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Web Site Comment inDeccan Herald,India on 30.Dec.09.

By: kK.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
On: 30 Dec 2009 12:51 pm

The Demise of Film actor Stalwart Vishnuvardhan is a Great Loss for Kannada film Industry.He has acted in Kannada,Tamil,Telugu and Hindi Films ,and Established a Wonderful name among Cine fans.Came with the Directorial touch of Late Director Puttanna KanagalinNagaraahavu,created a Very big hit in 1973.One of the soft spoken Versatile actorand above all a Good Humanbeing.Ipray for the departed actor and bereived family Members. K.Ragavan

Monday, December 28, 2009

Web Site Comment in The New IndianExpress,India on 29.Dec.09.

Your article T haroor tweets ,Krishna disapproves was interesting to read.This is regard ing to the New visa rules and regulations.As a responsible person in the External Ministry Shashi Tharoor ,certainly not commented adversly about the new rules of visa.He was keen on out siders visit to India as Tourists,as India has got lot of Tourist Destinations to enjoy.One should take his comment in a right spirit. K.Ragavan.
By K.RAgavan.Chennai.47.
12/29/2009 12:00:00 PM

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tribute to Director Rajkumar Hirani.(74).

Today Iam going toPen an another interesting Person Editor , Writor and Director is None other then Rajkumar Hirani.Wanted to Become an actor,but due to circumstances turned him a Good Editor Director in Bolly wood Films.Even though his contribution as Director for Few films, he was accepted one of the best Directors.He Had his Diploma in Poona Film and Television Institute for Editing.Started with Advertisement Films,later with the Association of Vidhu Vinod Chopra he came to Lime light with Munnabai M.B.B.S.Sunjay Dutt ,Bomman irani became Popular through this wonderful comedy movie.Hirani was awarded as Best Director for both films Munnabai m.b.b.s.and Lage raho Munnabai is worth to be mentioned .His latest Three Idiots is doing very well with Stalwart Amir khan.Good story line with Editing and directorial touch ofRajkumar Hirani makes the audience laugh.He has contributed as writor ,editor for some old hit movies like1942,A love story and Mission Kashmir,is important Iam confident .He is going to play a important roll in Blooy wood films in the coming days.Today i am happy to tribute this Enterprising Director.
See you Next week.

Web Site comment in The National,Abudhabi on 27.Dec.09.Uae

Your articleWarning to firms that cheat was interesting toread.Many Employees are not getting their Service benefits whenthey retire areleave the company.Now Labour Ministry is warning to all Employers whoare not payingthe dues to its employees.This should be followed by the ministry and periodical checkups to employers may reduce the nonpayment benefitts.



Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hilarious stress-busters.Published in EHC ,sOUVENIR.ON nOV 20.09. UAE.

In December 2008,two good friends asked me to participate in their newly-started elite forum.Iattended the inaguaral programme and was thrilled by the enthusiastic response of the crowd that came from all walks of life.The duo are none other than K.G.Guna and Suresh.The elite forum is today's one-year-old baby,the Emirates Humour club.Iwas Happy about the concept ,to make others laugh.From Paediatric to Gereatric one can participate and deliver Jokes,Mimicry and skits to make the audience laugh.Needless to Mention the VISA(Very InterestingSettai Appa) skit which covers the current event with a humorus presentation by Suresh and team(Settai xavier,Appasamy and Arpudam).I have been watching this club's steady growth and today nearly 150,Members are on the roll,which is remarkable.Recently , a guest remarked that the programme was better than many TVshows.This speaks about the tremondus efforts put in by Suresh and Guna.The Players -From Paediatric,Sow.Varsiga,Rishi,Shalini,Sowmya ,Thannir malai,and Gereatrics,Panner,Pravin,Kamesh,Karthik,Lakshmi anantha sayanan,Subramanian and Suresh deserves a pat.The Man who draws thunderous applause wahid also deserves kudos.There are several others who performtheir roll hiloriously as stress-busters.Though ihave left the Golden Land UAE For my native place India,my memory takes me back there often.Wishing EHC to celebrates many more anniversaries.

Web Site Comment in Inioru.com,India on 26.Dec.09.

Posted on 12/26/2009 at 12:21 pm
The On going crisis in Telengana was a sad state of affair.Before announcing the Telengana formation the Centre should have thought of the after effects.Having announced centre should keep up the Image and Ethics.The Ultimate sufferer is the People of India.Disturbed by Travel and other inconveniences.

Article Published in The Gulf today on 26.Dec.09.UAE.(130).

Passionate pal

Among the ships the best ship is friendship. I always quote this before most of my friends who are considered very close to me. This became true in my case, recently. A friend of mine called from Dubai and wished me for Christmas. Even though I don't celebrate the day, he being a Christian wished me on the occasion. I was so happy; friendship does not need to be identified by any religion or nationality. Incidentally, he was my client and was still maintaining his business relationship with the company where I spent 11 years in the UAE. When you are motivated or remembered you will be very happy and no one can see the feelings except you yourself. I was so delighted and happy on the occasion of Christmas. I am wishing my friend as well The Gulf Today's readers a very happy and healthy Christmas.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Health Area should be taken care.

Recently i read in one of the Leading News paper Mentioning about health care in our country.Country like our's lacking Basic Infrastructure in Health areais sad .We have to spread the awareness messages through healthcampsand other voluntry organisations.Prevention is most needed atthis hour ,because we need Young talented People to Lead this country in the Future.Avast country like India need more basic Facilities to over come diseases.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tribute to Patriotic DirectorManojkumar.

Today Iam going to Pen an another interesting FilmPersonality,who has Established his Name as Bharath in Films as Actor.The Person is None other then Producer ,Actor and Director ManojKumar.Known for his Patriotic Movies with Moral ,and action.If I remember correct he entered in to Films Four and Half decades back.He has Produced and Directed Many Memorable movies which won Awards.Ihave seen couple of films from this doyen.All the Top actors acted in his Movies.Late Pran,Amitabachhan,Shashikapoor,Zeenat aman,Hemmalini. Premchopra,and Jaya Bachan is important.Ihave seen some of his Wonderful movies,those are,Upkkar,Purab aur Pachim,Dusnumbari,Shor andRoti kapda aur Makan If i remember,.He was awarded for Upkaar,and Rotikapda aur Makan for Direction.He was having a wonderful Cinemotographer Reddyin his unit Music Directors .Both Kalyanji anandji,and Laxmikant Pyarelal scored music for this Director's movies.Liked by Film Fraternity for his simple and soft spokenness.Today Iam happy to tribute this stalwart.
See You Next week.

Web Site Comment in The New Indian Express ,India on 20.DEc.09.

The Newly Elected BJP President Nitin Gadkari's name was not Heard by Many.We can not come to a conclusion with Name and Popularity.This Young Leader Delivers to the People of India on social ground through Politics welcome.Any way this change may bring some Turning Point to BJP. AParty has branded as communual ,should over come that name. Will The Newly Elected President address this issue.? K.Ragavan
By K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
12/20/2009 6:14:00

Friday, December 18, 2009

Article Published in The Gulf Today on 19.Dec.09.UAE.(128).



When a friend rang me up in India to say it was raining in Sharjah, I was thrilled. Rain is a much-needed gift of nature for mankind. The infrastructure facilities in the city are wonderful and Sharjah needs periodical rains to make the city greener. Another friend mentioned that he is expecting a dramatic result from the Copenhagan conference. We have to wait and watch whether the real climate change happens.

K. Ragavan

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Web site comment inDeccanHerald,India on 18.Dec.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
On: 18 Dec 2009 11:40 am

Your article Painless Delivery,related to Delays ,Corruption from Govt.Depts was true and interesting to read.In each and every Govt.Dept delaying is very common either genuine reasons or due to corruption. For small things like Birth certificate ,Attestation andId card.Govt depts should speed up the service for its People. When this will Happen is the question mark.? K.Ragavan.

Web Site Comment in The New IndianExpress,India on 17.Dec.09.

Your articleFood price Index up is true.For the past One year prices of all consumables has gone up.On the one hand highprices and Low interest rate of Bank deposits are not correlated with the commonman's day to day Life..Govt.of India should address this important issue. K.Ragavan.
By K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
12/17/2009 3:05:00 PM

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Web Site Comment inKhaleejtimes on Dec.16.09.Uae.


Your article First day of Muharam paid Holiday to Private sector Employees was a Good news.Workers and Staff will be getting one day salary will make lot of difference.Good Decision from Uae govt. K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.India.

Article Published in THe Gulf today on 12.Dec.09.Uae.

No iaughing
This week i received callsfrom My UAE friendsC hastising the unruly behaviourof some Indian Politiciansin Parliament.Iremembered a joke narratedby a friend of Politicians.Afarmer was workingin a remote area when he saw a busfalling in to a ditch.He reached the spot,pushed all thre mud around and buriedthe occupants along with the bus.
After a few hours a rescue crew arrived.
Did you see any bus.?
Any Survivors.?
Acouple of them ScreamingHelp,Help.
But i noticed that they were politicians
thought as usualthey are lying.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tribute to Director RajKhosla.

To day Iam going toPen an another Wonderful Director from Bolly wood isnone other then Rajkhosla.Started his careerwith Late Gurudutt,heis one of the Talked Directors from 50-80.is important.He has givem many Memorable films which won Box office hit.I have seen few films of this Stalwart.Those are Excellent CID,Do Raaste,,Meragaon mera deshDo preme,Kuchhe Daage,and Chirag.All the Top class actors Like Sunil dutt,Waheeda reh man,Dharmendra,Vinod Khanna and Rajesh Khanna participated in this Doyen's films.Istill remember cid,song,Aanko mein ,Chirag's,Mere ankon,Kuchkuch kahathahai sawan,from Mera GaonMera desh and Bindya chamke from Do raashte is memorable.Known for his Song Picturaisation and Cinemotography.He had a Excellent Cinemotographer Ramachandra.His wonderful workin Mera gaon mera Desh i still remember.Do raaste he got award as Best Director from Film fare.To day i am Very Happy to Tribute this Director Known for Women Subject.
See you next week.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Web Site Comment in The National,Abudhabi on 11.Dec.09.Uae.

11 December 2009
Your Article ObamaDefends warto collect Peace Prize was interesting and Nice.It is revealed 66% of Americans are not willing for the Nobel prize to Obama is really applaudable.He has been talking Inspired Speeches only.If Any good negotiations happened on Israel Palestinine issue or Iraq insurgency one can accept.Ido appreciate the 66% of Americans inner side ,is quite Logic. Wheather he deserve the Peace Prize or not,already decided by the Committee.That is American Politics.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Web Site comment in Khaleejtimes on 11.Dec.09.Uae.

Your article the African Drug Threat was meaningful and interesting to read .Because of Political instability and Terrorism the Drug trafficking is more in Western Parts of Africa.Being the close Country Uae ,is a Transit point for the Traffickers.UN, security council should do some concrete steps for curbing this drug trafficking.Apart from this Terrorism also more visible.Developing countries should come forward ,to eradicate this dangerous menace.Other wise this will become International Threat. K.Ragavan. Chennai.47. India

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Web Site Comment in The New Indian Express,India on 10.Dec.09.

Your article centre bows to KCR Was interesting to read.Even Four decades back leaders like Chennareddy also fought for the Individual state.KCR is lucky enough to achive this from the Centre.He has to keep up the promises made by his party to this newly formed state.Talking is one aspect and executing is most important.we have to wait and see will KCR Execute his Promises.?This isan eye opener for any Party wants separate state.Indian Politics any thing May happen at any time. K.Ragavan.
By K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
12/10/2009 11:33:00 AM

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Web Site Comment in DeccanHerald,India on 8.Dec.09.

By: k.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
On: 09 Dec 2009 11:15 am

Your article on Babri Masjid Demolition, was interesting to read.It was a Sad day for the Parliament to witness the slogans shouted by BJP.iam an Indian, does not belongs to any party ,butany one misbehave the Ethics and decorum of the Lok sabha i condonmen the act.Leaders should lead the country,so that young visionary leaders follow. This act is aShameful one. K.Ragavan.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tribute to Director MadhurBhandarkar.

Today i am going toPenan another interesting film personality writer Director is none other then Madhur Bhandarkar.In a short span of time this Director was more visible ,because of his Sophisticated Directorial touch.Started his career with Stalwart Ramgopal verma,today Madhur Bhandarkar ihas his own identity.He has Directed couple of films only with Corporate touch is important.Ihave seen few of his Best award winning films,those are Chandnibar,Page3,Corporate and Fashion.Actors Priyankachopra ,Konkanasen,Bommanirani and Atul kulkarni acted inhis movies.Good Cinemotography and Glamour are associated in his movies.He gives Message boldly in Media as well corporate level to be highly applaudable.KKMenon also acted in his movie.I am confident this Director is going to have his identity in the Growing Bolly wood.To day i am happy to pen this Director.
See you next week.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Web site comment in NDTV,India on 4.Dec.09.

Posted by K.Ragavan.Chennai.47. on Dec 04, 2009

Nice and Meaningful article.Even after One year ofthe Taj attack ,Till today Justice was not brought is a pity.Our Judicial System should be changed.with all Eye witnesses,accused was not given trial is a pity.Only People of Mumbai remember this incident after one year. K.Ragavan.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Web Site comment in Khaleejtimes on 6.Dec.09.Uae.

Your Editorial,Nato's surge and action was nice.Ever since the US Invasion to Afghanistan,Nato was also involved and Lost many of their Soldiers.Today also Nato is going to play a Major roll along with US is a wel coming one.The very Basic idea of Obama's Administration sendig Troops to bring Normalcy in Karzai's Govt which was not happened in the Previous AmericanAdministration.Will the Present President's Magic work or not is the questionmark?.As long as Jihad and Taliban is there i have my own doubts.Militants are More powerful then Militry.

Article Published in The Gulf today on 5.Dec.09.UAE.(127).

Need for


As I have recently returned to my home country from the UAE, several people asked me whether the global meltdown has badly hit Dubai. I have seen the dramatic growth of the emirate over the years, both in trading and infrastructure. From desert to a modern city, the emirate has proved how vision and enterprise can work wonders. I told them that Dubai has the ability to weather any storm. All one needs is patience.

K. Ragavan.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Web Site comment inDeccanHerald,India on 5.DEc.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
On: 05 Dec 2009 11:01 am

Your article Blood on roads was nice and interesting to read.Even though India has 1% vehicles on the total world ,the Accident Percentage is little higher side as per the strategy.The attributing reasons for this Poor infrastructure and Negligence in driving.Inspite of so many precautions Govt.of india is doing to prevent accidents,still it is increasing.Good informative one. K.Ragavan.

Web Site comment in The National,Abudhabi on 4.Dec.09.Uae.

Your article Somali ministers killed in Suicide Bomber was sad and painful to read.Somalia known for suicideattacks and terrorism killing innocent people.Apart from this Pirates attack also in the recent months more visible.Somalia needs a strong stable govt.with out corruption.I pray for the 19,Victims and the Cameraman of Dubai Al Arabia.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Web Site comment in The New Indian Express,India on 3.Dec.09.

Your article Battle to pay for it Begins,was interesting to read.Earlier Congress was not keen on Spending Americans Money for war ,now there is no other option accepted for this New venture.Wheather this Calculated Risk of spending 30,Billion Dollars are worth or not from Obama's administration we have to wait and see. K.Ragavan.
By K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
12/3/2009 11:13:00 AM

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Article Published in The Gulf Today on 28.Nov.09.Uae.(126).



IHAVE been communicating

for the past one

year with a friend through

a travel web site. We discuss

various issues

through his blogs. Recently

I met him. We discussed

local and international topics.

When a friend from

Dubai called me to ask

how I was spending my

time, I replied, “I met an

interesting person today

also.” By virtue of my marketing

profession in the

UAE, I used to meet at

least one or two new faces

every day.

I am maintaining the

same routine in my home

town after departing from

the UAE. The multinational

and multicultural

nature of the UAE offered

me a great platform to understand

people’s psyche.

Knowledge can be improved

only by meeting

new people and exchanging


K. Ragavan

Monday, November 30, 2009

Web Site Comment in The New Indian Express.on 1.Dec.09.India.

Your Meaning ful article on Dubai ,interesting to read. Iam giving My Experience and Impressions .After Spending Sixteen Glorious Years in the UAE, i have seen the dramatic developementof Dubai,and seen the today's stand.Even though the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai Shaick Mohaamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum made a good impact in the world map,the over expansion made him to the present crisis.On the one hand the desert rose up to tall buildings and other Infrastructure facilities,over expansion landed in to this scenario.Iam confident with my experience of Arab Hospitality,Dubai will over come the Present problems with other Arab emirates.Because Arabs are not only famous for their Hospitality but also in cooperation and solidarity. K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
By K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tribute to Director Priyadarshan.(70).

Today i am Going to Pen an another interesting Film maker ,writer and Director is none other then Priyadarshan.Known for his Successful Comedy films in Hindi with Trio Akshay Khumar,Sunil shetty and Paresh Rawal is tom be mentioned here.He has many commercial films to his credit.Film with comedy and action are more visible in this Stalwart.Three decades of Film making ,and Directing Experience in Malayalam,Hindi and Tamil films of this Doyen is to be Applauded.Simple smiling and capturing the Masses is his Speciality.Ihave seen Couple of his movies.Those are,Hungama,Hulchal,HeeraPheri andBhool bhulaiya.He has his own identity in Bolly wood.Good Music,Songs and Cinemotographywill participate in his Movies.Even though i have not seen his Kala pani,won the State award is worth to Mention here.Today i am happy to Tribute this Director.
See you Next week.

Web Site comment inThe National Abudhabi on 28.Nov.09.

Your articleMarkets EdgeBack with eye on Dubai,was interesting to read.The Recent un expected dramatic developementof Dubai world ,Made world panicky.How ever they have plans to over come the crisis ,it is difficult for the Expatriate community to Digest this developement.This is one more additional burden with Existing Recession.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Web Site comment inDeccan Herald,India on 28.Nov.09.

y: K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
On: 28 Nov 2009 11:18 am

Your article Food for thought was interesting to read.Construction is tough,Destruction is easy,like that preparing tasty food is difficult,but consuming is easy.Meaning ful article.How Food is playing important in Political events also is True.

Web Site comment in NDTV,India on23,Nov.09.

Posted by K.Ragavan.Chennai.47. on Nov 23, 2009
Your articleFollowing the David Headleytrailwas interesting to read.On the one hand we have to thank FBI and on the other hand no un towered incidents happened in our Main places.We should have to be more alert and tighten our security,after 26/11.Taj attack. I hope in the coming days our Security measures Will be more Protective and safe for the people of India.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Web Site comment inDeccanHerald,India on 26.Nov.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
On: 26 Nov 2009 01:23 pm

Your article A Year of rememberence,Mumbai attackswas nice and interesting.Inspite of the Witness Govt .could not do any concrete thing is Pity.Accused Kasab is still not given punishment and draging is sad.After one year we have seen the Solidarity for only Parade and not Justice.Our Mechanism of protection and security should be improved.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Web site comment in Khaleejtimes on 24.Nov.09.Uae.

Your Article Iraq war,How about a USprobe? was interesting to read.Even though there was no evidence of wmd in Iraq and UN Security council'sintervention not toinvade Iraq ,Bush administration Byepassed the Un resolutionand invaded Iraq was a Great Mistake. Iwel come the Probe from the British Govt.Justice should beBrought on Iraq issue.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tribute to Director Govind Nihalani.(69).

To day i am Going to Pen a interesting film personality from Bolly wood known as a Screen Play writer,Producer ,Cinemotographer and Director is none other then Govind Nihalani.Known for his wonderful Cinemotography and Directorial touch in Many films.Ihave seen couple of films of this Stalwart.Those films are,Aakrosh,Ardhsatyaand Takshak.The Combination of Cinemotographer Govind Nihalani and Director Shyam Benagal was taked in the Film industry for many years is not a exagerated one.Both known for their Identity.His Best work was with Richard Atten Burough's Gandhi is very important.Aakrosh won Peacock award and Arth satya till today talked by film goers.NasruddinShah,Om Puri Late Smita Patel and Amrish puri acted many of his films.Film With social subjects and Powerful Dialoque was visible in this Director's Films Apart from Big screen he has Directed few Televison Sereals is important.Govind nihalani One of the Few Film Personalitieswill be remembered for ever.To day i am Happy to tribute this Talented Director.
See you Next week.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Terror Threat and Mechanism.

Recently i have been reading and watching the Blame game of the Police force on 26/11 Mumbai Taj Attacks..Our Police Mechanism is not fast and no one bother about the common man's urgency.Blaming each other is not going to solve the crisis.We need Dedicated and committed Police Force who can deliver for the People and the country.Even though we have talented capable Police force with us ,our Mechanism is not functioning is the sad state of affair.If our Mechanism is not going to Speed up,difficult to tackle the unforseen incidents.


Article Published in The Gulf Today on 21.Nov.uae.(125).

I have left UAE but my heart is still there. A friend called me from Sharjah to ask about developments in India. I told him that a short man's tall achievement has been the talk of the town. He was surprised. I was referring to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar who has completed playing two decades of glorious Test cricket and has broken several world records. Now the cricketer is being showered with honours, which he rightly deserves.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Web site comment inDeccan Herald,India on 20.Nov.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
On: 20 Nov 2009 10:41 am

Your article No fines ,was nice and interesting to read. The suggestion of Drunken Drivers should be punished in Prison is a good news.Paying Penalty no body rectifying their mistakes.This move not only help in Rectifying the Drunken drivers ,but also save the Lives of Many innocents.This amendment is a Good move of the State Govt. K.Ragavan.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Web site comment in Inioru.com.on 18.nov.09.

Posted on 11/18/2009 at 5:33 am

Today Terrorism is a Major threat and all the films are projecting this with a Particular community is very sad and Painful.Even if few are there ,media and films should not project or Magnify.Society is made of People and good things only should be Projected.Religon and sentiments should not be Exploited for the sake of Individual’s Benefit.

Web Site comment inDeccanHerald,India on 17,Nov.09.

November 17, 2009 by krishnamachari ragavan

By: k.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
On: 17 Nov 2009 03:52 pm

The Felicitation to Sachin Tendulkar by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was interesting to read.Two Decades of Glorious innings in Cricket is not a easy task.Little Master Proved and achived thisworld reccord should be applauded.He should have many more achivement like this ,in his future innings.Kudos to Sachin.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tribute to Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Today i am going to pen an another interesting person who has created a Very Good impact in Bolly wood films is none other then Director Sanjay Leela Bansali .Man known for his originality with Top class actors.He had talented technicians in his unit,including award winning Cinemotographer Ravi.k.Chandran is important.He has directed few films only,but all are boxoffice hits is not a exagerated one.Ihave seen few films of this Director.Those films are Black,Devdas,Humdilde chukesanam andSaawaria is memorable.Black has created a very big hit with Stalwarts Amitabbachan and Rani MUkherji.Salman khan,AjayDevgan,Aishwarya rai and ,Smita Jaykerplayed very well in Humdilde chuke sanam.Even though Devdas was old version ,he has proved his Directorial touch with Shahrukhan,Maduri dikshit,Jackie sheroff and Aishwaryarai.Music and songs plays very well in his movies.One of the Quality up coming Directors in the Bolly wood with with Film and Televison Institute of Indiaback ground. Today iam happy to tribute this Director.
See you Next week.

Article Published in The Gulf Today on 14.Nov.09.Uae.

AFRIEND had invited
me for a get-together
at my hometown in India.
I met a couple of old
friends. We were discussing
about rains when
a friend’s son wished me
and asked if I could spare
a few minutes.
He then thrust a CV on
my hand and said: “Since
you have spent 16 years
in the UAE, could you
suggest a job for me
there?” I was wondering,
recession or no recession,
the UAE’s charm is everlasting.
K. Ragavan

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Web Site Comment in Khaleejtimes on 15.Nov.09.Uae.

Your article Language controversy was meaningful and thought provoking.India is a vast country with more languages and culture.This Maharashtra Assembly incident was very unfortunate.Inspite of so many languages,Hindi has been used as official language.Politicians should behave with code of conduct and Ethics.Govt .of India should impose strict Measures to curb this type of unpleasant incidents.Parties should not behave like this. K.Ragavan. Chennai.47. India.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Letter fromMy friend R.Ramesh Deputy Editor Gulf today,,in his blog.

Friday, November 13, 2009
63-year young man
He’s all of 63 and a marketing man. He has an amazing tact in networking and keeps in regular touch with all good friends. He had to leave UAE for India last month, dealing a blow to me as I miss a great friend.
He does not get a single penny out of it, but writes his views regularly in letters to the editor columns that are splashed across several newspapers in the UAE and India.
From where do you get such energy? I asked Mr Ragavan.
“I enjoy what I am doing and do what I enjoy doing,” he replied.
How about your romantic life? I joked as usual.
“Hehe..Don’t ask in front of my wife,” he said blushing.
“Are you scared of your wife?”
“It is not fear, but love for my family. What about you?” he asked.
“I am the boss of my house and I have my wife’s permission to say so,” I used the cliché to escape.
Posted by R. Ramesh..

Web site comment in DeccanHerald,Indiaon 13.Nov.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
On: 13 Nov 2009 06:30 pm

Your article Australia Proposes Anti -Violence laws was a Good news.In the Recent Months Indian Students was harrased due to Racism.Now in his visitto IndiaAustralian Prime Minister Rudd Promised that his administration is going to implement the laws strictly.Our External Department should be Applauded for the continuous Efforts against racism. K.Ragavan.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mis behaving is Condonmed one.

The Monday incident inthe Indian Maharashtra assembly was unfortunate and condonmed one.None of the politicians have moral code and behaviour in the assembly is sad and painful. India ’s Official language is Hindi and nothing wrong in using for Assembly Proceedings .Regionalism and language killing Indians.None of the people have got the feeling that we are all indians.Particularly Elected Leaders should behave and demonstrate properly.Misbehaving in the Assembly is a great offence.Govt.Should impose some strict measures .

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tribute toDirector Sooraj R.Barjatya.

Today i am going to pen an another interesting film personality,producer Director from a reputed banner Rajshree Pictures,is none other then SoorajR.Barjatya.Known for his lovely Family dramas with top claa actors.Film with full family bond and music.Incidently he is the Grand son of Late,Producer Tarachand Barjatya.He has directed few movies and all with theme.Sex,and violence is far from this Director.Good Music and cinemotography is more visible in his movies.Ihave seen couple of his films.Those are,Maine Pyar kiya,Humaap ke hai kaun,maine prem ki diwani hoon, and Vivah .Stalwarts Anupam kher,Aloknath,Madhuridikshit,Salman khan and Renuka Shahani played in this Director's movies.Rajshree pictures known for its reputation and family culture.Even though founder Late .Tarachand Barjatya is not withus his Grand children continue to maintain the same Reputation and integrityis to be applauded.To day i am proud to tribute this Director.
See you next week.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Web site comment in Ndtv,India on 5.Nov.09.For Sreenivasan Jain.

Posted by K.Ragavan.Chennai.47. on Nov 05, 2009

Your Meaning ful and thought provoking analysis of Maharahtra election.Maharashtra always a tough battle ground for seasoned politicians.Who ever comes to power the commonman's problem continue to suffer is thefact.Last year's Taj hotel's incident ,still not solved is one clear example.In our country Political will is not happening. K.Ragavan

ArticlePublishedin Gulftoday on 7.Nov.09.Uae.

Rain, rain

Come again

A relative came recently from the UAE to India and met me. We discussed various happenings, including weather. He said the weather was better compared to earlier months. Rains are rare in the UAE. Despite that, the UAE has developed Al Ain and several other spots as tourist destinations. After his departure, there was thunder and rain in my area. I was watching this type of rain after 16 years. I wish the UAE also received such rainfall as every region needs abundant rain to sustain.

K. Ragavan

Friday, November 6, 2009

Should Provide New Telephone connection.

Recently i read an article in a Leading news paper ,BSNL'S introduction of 3g.Services was nice to read. On the One hand i appreciate the developement made by BSNL,and on the other hand i was not happy about the New connections policy.Recently after spending16,Years in the UAE,i came down to my native state chennai for my retirement.When i applied for my landline connection i was told by the authorities that my area connection will be delayed till march ,2010,because of some shortage of cables or power.What i am appealing to Bsnl,a growing telecom giant in India,should prepare to provide connections without any excuse.Ihope the concerned authorities should address this important issue.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Web site comment in Khaleejtimes on 4.Nov.09.Uae.

Your article Hilary Clinton in Egypt for Middle east peace talks was nice to read.Earlier Bush administration Tony Blair was negotiating the Peace process talks and nothing came out peacefully.Let us hope with the Democratic concept Hilary may deliver better.After all People in the Middle east are only with Hopes .

Monday, November 2, 2009

Web site comment in Khaleejtimes on 3.Nov.09.Uae.

Your article pressure builds Iran was interesting to read.The entire world wanted iran should drop their programme.But still Tehran's point they are correct ,and no account they will drop their agenda.Let us wait and see how Tehran is going to respond the pressure.This attitude may affect the Permanent Peace talks in the Middle east.

Tribute to Director Mahesh Bhat.

Today i remembered an another Talented controversial Director of Bolly wood is none other then Mahesh bhatt.Man has multi various talents as actor,Script writer and above aa Good Director is to be applauded.Ihave seen couple of his memorable films which he portrayed one of this as an writer or Director.Old classic movie Milan with ,Late Sunil dutt and Nutan made a jublie is important.Viswaghatt,Rog,Dush men,Kabhe kabhie,Duplicate,Zeharand Raaz ismemorable to me.All Top actors participated in his movies.EmranHashmi was introduced by this stalwart.Good screen play with social subjects are more visible.He has couple of Awards to his credit for films,Arth,Saarnash,and Zakhm.Even though his films give message to society he is anamed as controversial Director by critics.As a writer i admire his Presentation.He has given his talented Daughter Pooja Bhat to Bolly wood.To day i am happy to tribute this veteran.
See you next week.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Web site comment in DeccanHerald,India on 1.Nov.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
On: 01 Nov 2009 06:20 pm

Your Article 11Killed,24,Injuired in a train accident near Up was tragic and painful to read.The cause was a Passanger train hit a Truck near the Gate.Railway officials should be more alert and vigil to avoid this type of un expected incidents.Apart from Terrorism,Maoists attack,Natural Disaster ,this type of Accidents are increasing is a pity.Ipray for the victims and speedy recovery for the injuired.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

ArticlePublished in Gulftoday on 31.0ct.09.Uae.

Old habits

die hard

After settling down in my Indian home town, I am amazed to note the influence of the UAE print media. I received a call from my friend mentioning that a journalist wanted to talk to me.

"Regarding what? I asked.

"You have been contributing your views in the UAE media. My friend wants to be acquainted with you."

I was remembering a proverb "Old habits die hard." My habit of contributing letters and articles will also continue.

K. Ragavan

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Article Published in Gulf today on 24.Oct.09.Uae.

AFEW days ago, I received

calls from my

friends congratulating me

for an interview I had

given to a noted Malayalam

TV channel. The

credit for the interview

goes to The Gulf Today. I

have contributed more

than 100 Short Takes

without a break and this

was brought into focus at

the interview. I was happy

to see my favourite The

Gulf Today’s articles exhibited

in the programme.

A friend fondly asked me,

“How are you, Short Take

man? Even though I have

shifted to my home country,

my mind is still in the


K. Ragavan

Web site comment in DeccanHerald,India on 28.Oct.09.

By: K.Ragavan.chennai.47.
On: 28 Oct 2009 12:29 pm

Your articleFresh charges against Justice Dinakaran was sad.Acquiring more houses in individual name is a crime,and this crime was done by a Justice is strongly condonmed one.Law ers ,instead of protecting the law,should not take law in to their hands.Indian politics any thing may happen ,because ours is a Democratic nation.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Telecom Minister's charges.

Recently i read in one Leading Indian Newspaper mentioning Telecom Minister should be sacked was meaningful and thought provoking.Ministers should know their responsibilities and limitations.Violating the Position's code and Power is a Criminal act.After the CBI ,investigation why Govt.is not taking appropriate action.Will the Present UPA Got.bring Justice to the accused is to be wait and see. In Politics any thing may happen at any time.People with Power and responsibility should act diplomatically.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Web site comment in Inioru.com,India on 26.Oct.09.

K.Ragavan Chennai.47.
Posted on 10/26/2009 at 11:06 am
Very nice and Meaning ful article.Michael Moore is one of the Few Film personalities ,boldly express his views against the Previous Bush administration.Ihave seen two of his earlier films,which bold ly criticise the old administration against iraq policy and medical insurance.Journalism should be neutral and i appreciatr your issue.

Web site comment in Inioru.com,India on 24.Oct.09.

Posted on 10/24/2009 at 12:39 pm
This is veryunfortunate.Avast country with various task forces could n’t control maosits .On the other hand they are dictating terms to the Govt.People are the sufferer.Home Ministry should speed up this important issue.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tribute to Director Rajkumar Santhoshi.

Today iam Going to Pen an another Film Personality ,Writer ,producer and Director is none other then Rajkumar santhoshi.Known for his realistic approch in Original script and screen play this Stalwart has Many Hit movies to his credit..Good story with powerful dialoques and cinemotography is more visible in his films.He had a team of talented technicians in his unit.Ihave seen many movies of this doyen.Those are Memorable,Andazapanaapna,Ghayal,Damini,China gate,Ghatak,Pukarand Khaki,Amitab bachan,Anilkapoor,Aa mir khan,Ajay devgan,Akshay kumar,salmankhan and Urmila matongar acted in this doyen's films.The Dance song of China gate of urmila matongar has created a big sensational in those days.Inspite of his excellent movies he was not recommended for film awards is really a pity.Khaki made a new era in bolly wood,Aishwaryarai's different role from the normal heroine was a turnig point.His much awaited filmKanwar pal sing with Sanjay dutt is going to create one more mile stone.
See you nextweek.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Web Site commentin Deccan Herald,India on24,Oct.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
On: 24 Oct 2009 10:40 am

Your article Seven held for Murder of a woman was tragic and painfulto read.In the recent i read many such incidents forthe sake of money in Bangaluru and other states.This type of brutal incident culrits should be punished.This brutal act is a condonmedone.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Web site comment in The National,Abudhabi on 22.oct.09.Uae.

Your article Plane crash kills six was sad and painful to read.This tragic incident happened in Sharjah Airport ,when a Sudan airways cargo air craft take off.Six people killed in this incident among them one will be retiring shortly was a pathetic one Apart from the.recent Passanger air crafts,this cargo accident is really a tragicone.The cause of this accident is not known.Ipray for the victims and the grived family members.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

L etter received from my friend R..Chandrasekhar.

Dear Mr. Ragavan

I just watched the program. From the beginning of the program I was waiting for you to appear. The channel started with other stories and I was of doubt if I had tried to watch the program on the wrong day. However as they say the best things comes last - so was your appearance. When you walked in through the door I told my wife that the HANDSOME man walking in is Raghavan - since she has not met you. The program was good and rightly focused on you and your activities and we could also see you.

Hope you are keeping fine and slowly trying to settle down and merge with the locals. Do keep in touch and keep us advised of your experience in changing from an NRI to the local status - the good and the bad experiences - so that it will be useful to us when we eventually have to do the same - probably soon.

More than any wealth at this time, health takes priority and we pray for your good health.

Warm regards

MOB: 050 6266 537
Email: RC141231@NCR.COM

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tribute to Director Rajender singh Bedi.

Today i am going to pen an another interesting personality who has created a very good impact through his powerful screen play,dialoques and Direction is none other then Rajindersingh bedi.His memorable script writing and dialoques still i remember,Anupama,Satyakham,Abhmaan and Madhumati.As a Director he has contributed few films ,which was sensational and applauded by audiences.Among them i remember Dastak and Phagun.Stalwarts Sanjeevkumar,Dharmendra ,Vijay arora Rehna sultan,Waheeda rehman and Jaya Bachhan played very well in this films.Melodious Music contributed by Madan Mohan is worth to be mentioned here.He was one of the few Script writers and Directors in those days made a wonderful name in Bolly wood is not a exagerated one.Today i am happy to tribute this stalwart.Even though he
departed he has given his son Narender bedi to the screen.
See you Next week.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Web site comment in The National,Abudhabi on 18.Oct.09.Uae.

Your article Neighbours praise Hussein when he rescue the Al saadi's family from the fire at Alain was painful to read.The brave attempt of Hussein should be applauded.In recent days Uae has witnessed many incidents like this shows still Humanitarian kind exists.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Article Published in Gulf today on 17,Oct.09.Uae.

Depth of


However careful one may be, at times we tend to make mistakes.

One such unforgettable incident happened to me on my departure day from the great country, UAE. I had booked my ticket to India on Oct.14, at 2-45. I mistook it as 2.45pm. When I checked in, I was shocked to hear from the airline staff that my flight had left. I felt bad. The mistake was mine. In spite of the airline confirmation on SMS, I did not check up properly.

Such incidents have happened to my friends also. I always tell my friends to check the day and time. Immediately after hearing my predicament, one friend joked: "Probably, the UAE does not want you to leave early as you love it so much."

I took the night flight on the same day and reached my home country. Apart from staying for 16 years in the country, this incident made me realise the depth of true friendship.

Many offered to bring lunch and dinner as I stayed at the airport for more then nine hours.

K. Ragavan

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Web site comment inDeccanHerald,India on 15.Oct.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Chennai.47.
On: 15 Oct 2009 07:31 pm

Your article Bill Gatesfoundation announces 9.7 Mn dollars for Indian farmers to develope agriculture is really a goodnews.Apart from this his foundation is going to extend help for global level to improve food area is a good nobel cause.Iwish some body from Our country should follow his footsteps.This will indirectly help govt agenda in Agriculture sector.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tribute to Director Basuchatterjee.

Today i am going to Pen an another Family concept writer , director is none other then Basuchatterjee.Created a Big hit in those days withnew actors is not a exagerated one.Man known for his family drama and good screen play dialoques.He had directed and contributed screen play dialoques for many pictures.Among many of his pictures still i remember Chitchor,Rajani gandha,chotisibaatand swami.Sex ,violence and thrills are not participating in his movies.Amolpalekar and Vidyasinha made their debut in this doyen's pictures.Clean cinemotography and good songs are more visible in his movies.He has bagged awards for Chotisibaa tand Best Director award for Swami is important.Apart from Hindi films Few T.V.Serials and Bengali films to his credit.Today i am Happy to tribute this wonderful artistic director.
See you next week.

Web site comment in Deccan Herald,India on 11.Oct.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 11 Oct 2009 04:42 pm

Your ArticleFestivals and filth by Veteran Journalist Kushshwant singh was thought provoking and Meaningful.Govt of India should Guard River belt areas with security guards and watch unpleasant thingsshould not happen.Sacred places should not be spoiled as people bestowed sentiments on it.This issue should be monitored by govt of India ,and in future such things should not be repeated.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Article Published in Gulf today on 10.oct.09.Uae.

As I Will be leaving thiswonderful country soon,a couple of my friends and well wishers hosted lunch parties.The hospitality extended by them is touching.
Afew days ago, Iwanted to buy some items at a mall.After finishing my purchases ,I noticed a lengthy queue at the cash counter.Idecided to sit in a corner till the queue dispersed.Nextto me, a child was crying and the mother was saking the baby to stop crying or she will call the police.
The child was scared since Iwas sitting next to them.This calling police concept Ihave seen in my country also.
Iam unable to understand wheather the word police has any miracle to stop the baby from crying.
The same day Ivisited a friend's place ,there was also a similar incident.My friend's wife was telling her child,If you don't eat, this policeuncle will take you."

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

W eb site Comment in DeccanHerald,India.on 7.09.

By: k.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 07 Oct 2009 08:08 pm

Your article Nobel Prize for Indian scientist Ramakrishnan was interesting to read.At this age of 57,his achivement was Applaudable.This is one more mile stone in IndianHistory.His chemistry has rewarded this great honour.Kudos to Ramakrishnan. K.Ragavan.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Web site comment in The National,Abudhabi.on 6.oct.09.Uae.

Your articleSuicide bomb kills five ,was sad and painful toread.Among the aid Humanitarian aid

in Food area was a noble one .This attack of killing UN Humanitarian staff members is a condonmed one.Starvation and Hungry are the major threat world wide.Solving people should not be Penalised.Terrorism is spreading vastly in all areas.



Monday, October 5, 2009

Tribute to Director Prakash Mehra.

Today iam going to pen an another Memorable Director from Bolly wood is None other then PrakashMehra.Started his career as a Production controlerand later became a Remarkable Director is not a exagerated one.The Chemistry formula of Prakash Mehra and ,Amitabacchan,worked very well in thosedays.He has couple of Good movies to his creditamong those which i still remember and cherish is Laawaris,Zanjeer,Heerapheri,Muqadarkasikander,Mela,Sharaabiand Namakalal.Cinemotographer N.Satyen was associated with this stalwart for couple of films.Story,Music ,Songs and wonderful Outdoor work will be visible in his films.In Zanjeer late Pran and in SharaabiLate Om prakash done very well.Raakee's roll in Muqadar ka sikkander was remarkable.Vinod Khanna,and Late Feroz khan also acted in his movies.He was awarded from IMPPA,for his Life time Achvement award.Even though he is no more with us his Memorable movies with us for ever.
See you next week.

Tribute to Director Prakash Mehra.

Today iam going to pen an another Memorable Director from Bolly wood is None other then PrakashMehra.Started his career as a Production controlerand later became a Remarkable Director is not a exagerated one.The Chemistry formula of Prakash Mehra and ,Amitabacchan,worked very well in thosedays.He has couple of Good movies to his creditamong those which i still remember and cherish is Laawaris,Zanjeer,Heerapheri,Muqadarkasikander,Mela,Sharaabiand Namakalal.Cinemotographer N.Satyen was associated with this stalwart for couple of films.Story,Music ,Songs and wonderful Outdoor work will be visible in his films.In Zanjeer late Pran and in SharaabiLate Om prakash done very well.Raakee's roll in Muqadar ka sikkander was remarkable.Vinod Khanna,and Late Feroz khan also acted in his movies.He was awarded from IMPPA,for his Life time Achvement award.Even though he is no more with us his Memorable movies with us for ever.
See you next week.

Tribute to Director Prakash Mehra.

Today iam going to pen an another Memorable Director from Bolly wood is None other then PrakashMehra.Started his career as a Production controlerand later became a Remarkable Director is not a exagerated one.The Chemistry formula of Prakash Mehra and ,Amitabacchan,worked very well in thosedays.He has couple of Good movies to his creditamong those which i still remember and cherish is Laawaris,Zanjeer,Heerapheri,Muqadarkasikander,Mela,Sharaabiand Namakalal.Cinemotographer N.Satyen was associated with this stalwart for couple of films.Story,Music ,Songs and wonderful Outdoor work will be visible in his films.In Zanjeer late Pran and in SharaabiLate Om prakash done very well.Raakee's roll in Muqadar ka sikkander was remarkable.Vinod Khanna,and Late Feroz khan also acted in his movies.He was awarded from IMPPA,for his Life time Achvement award.Even though he is no more with us his Memorable movies with us for ever.
See you next week.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Article Published in Gulftoday on 3.October.09.UAE.

All said and done moving away from one's close kith and kin is painful.
Recently my eldest son-in law relocated to the Far East from the UAE.My grand sonwho was with me for more then 11,years felt emotionalabout leaving me.I al so had a similar feeling.
Incidently,my son in-law is pursuinghis career and I amreturning to India from the wonderful UAE for retirement.
What facinated me was my grand son's memory.When he was a child Ihad taken himto the museum and Sharjah Corniche.Apart from that he remembered and found a CD where i was iooking out for my friend.When he was going to the air port,Iwas thinking one should not have too much attachment because it was very difficult to control the emotions.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Doubtful Air India.

The Recet Air india strike,was sad and unacceptable.Executive Pilots demand and their adamant nature to returning duty is painful.The National carrer is suppose to do good service for the Passagers, lost their reputation.In spite of Govt's intervention this type of behaviour is very bad.Ultimately who will bell the cat,wheather the civil aviation Ministry or
the Pilots?.Doubt ful India.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tribute to Director Ravikant Nagaich.

Today i am going to Pen an another Cinemotographer ,Director is none other then Ravikant Nagaich.Started his career as a cinemotographer from Telugu films then turned as Director in Bolly wood.He has done both jobs as Photography director as well Director for many films.He has Twenty to 25,Films to his credit.He has introduced Jeetendra in his film Farz was a hit in those days.Discodancer Mithun Chakraborty acted many films.Ihave seen couple of films of this Director,those areTrain,Keemat,Jigridost,Suraksha,Meerejeevan sati,and Saugandh is remarkable.Known for his Visual effects and fast action oriented movies. Those days He has created a revolution in Cinemotography.If i remember correct that he has done the Special trick shots of Pattanathil putham acted by the Late Writer Jawar Seetharaman.He was one of the Handful technicians compared to Veterans like Babubai mistry for special and trick shots.Jigridost made a big hit with Beautiful songs and ,remaked in Tamil as Mattukkara velan.Even though the Smiling Ravikant is not with us,but his wonderful visual effects in front of our eyes.Iam happy to Tribute this Stalwart.
See you next week.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Letter Published in Khaleejtimes on 27,Sep.09.Uae.

Feather in Cap
27 September 2009

The recent achievement of Chandrayaan finding water on the moon was remarkable. ISRO has done a wonderful job. This is another milestone in Indian history. The recognition of NASA is one more feather 
in India’s cap.

-K. Ragavan, ajman

Friday, September 25, 2009

Article Published in Gulf today on 26.Sep.09.Uae.(118).

I Have beenusing my laptop frequently,but some times Ifind it difficult to use the touch pad.A nephew provided me with a mouse.
Every day when I go for my evening walk,my grand son would request me to allow him to play with my laptop.
Ialways gave him with one condition that he used it judiciously.This was going on smoothly for many days.
Afew days ago,Ireturned from my walk.Inoticed my laptop kept in my room.Icalled my grandson and asked him why he was not using the laptop.
Normally he would hand it over to me personally.He smiled and replied;The mouse you are using is not of good quality.It's not working.That's the reason Ikept it back.
I remembered my nephew's warning when he gave the mouse.Don't give it to any one else,lest they spoli it.Icould not say any thing to my grandson because he is another 'little mouse.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Letter From My Friend Ramesh Menon.

Dear Ragavan Sir,

We travel by bus or train on a regular basis and interact with a fellow passenger on the way inside or during our walk to the station and then it becomes an everlasting friendship or bondage. Ours have been a similar one. We met through the columns of Khaleej Times, Gulf News, Gulf Today and The National and although I got to know you and interact with you at this later part of your stay in the UAE, it has been a short and sweet one. Our objectives have been more or less the same, i.e. to react pro-actively for the welfare of the society around us. This is a continuous process, and I am sure, wherever you go, you will not be able to stay away from it. Loss of UAE, is going to be a blessing for Chennai and India.

Good luck Sir for your retirement life and God bless you to have many more peaceful, prosperous and socially active years ahead.

Ramesh Menon
Abu Dhabi

Letter From My Toast Master Friend Sudhir Menon.


I understand you have been contemplating this decision for sometime. Everytime we talked on the fone, you kept mentioning this idea of retiring back home. Now that it is a reality, it is saddening that friends have to drift. I think it is time you put your feet up, but being the person you are i am sure youthful excuberance within you will still push you to work tirelessly to voice your opinions.

It was an honour knowing you. Hope to meet you in person before you leave for india.

Regards & God Bless

Sudhir Menon

Letter from My Research Analyst friend.Dr,N.Janardhan.

Dear Mr Ragavan,

Thank you for the personal mail and the kind words therein. The only note of disappointment in it is the confirmation that you will, indeed, be returning to India. I sincerely hope and pray that you will continue to be yourself wherever you are. Rather, I am sure your distinctive character will hold forte any place you go. And, for those of us who know you, you will remain etched in our memories forever.

As you begin the next chapter in your book of life, I wish you nothing but the best.



Dr. N. Janardhan
Research Analyst
Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs
Dubai, UAE

Monday, September 21, 2009

Web Site comment in The National,Abudhabi on 21.Sep...09.Uae..

Your article Netanyahu,and Abbas to meet Obama was interesting to read.More then Six decades of Dispute between Israel ,Palestinine in spite of Many US,Administration's negotiations nothing has happened.Now the Present US President is taking the initiative,requesting Both the leaders for talkis to be appreciated.wheather both the concerned parties will adhere the peace talk and follow .Whenever the Peace talk over the violence is More visible from Both the parties.Will Obama's talks will have any impact is to wait and see.Unless and untill the conflict of Israel and Gaza solved there is no peace for Palestinine civilians.



Posted: 21 September 2009 | 05:54

Letter from My Friend Royston Rodrigus.

Hello Ragavan,

nice to hear all the great stories of the time you spent in UAE .... i felt good hearing MC shettys words too ... remember both of you at the TM's meetings.

all the best in your move to Chennai, i am sure you will bloom wherever you are ....

Life over here is Sydney is good and i too have cultivated a lot of interests too. Sketching, art and Photography and hiking are some i spend weekends getting involved in.

I like the way you connect to people in general and the community at large. Having your own opinion makes the difference between a 'follower ' and a creative person.

all the best,
Kind regards,

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tribute to Director Ramesh Sippy.(60).

To day i am going to pen an another important Producer,Director from a big banner is none other then Director Ramesh Sippy of Sippy films.Couple of films to this stalwart's credit with wonderful Audience appeal.Started his directorial debut with Andaz,was a big hit,with Late Kishore kuhmar's songs is worth to be mentioned here.He has erected a Huge set in Ramnagaram ,Near Bangaluru,for his Multi star cast Movie Sholay was a all time record with Superstars like,Amitabbachan,Dharmendra,Sanjeevkumar,Late Amjadkhan,and Hemamalini.Cinemotographer Dwaraka Diwecha,and Stunt Director Veeru Devgan done their Job very well.Asrani,A.K.Hangal and others made Sholay Remarkable.Ihave seen couple of films of this Director.Those are unforgettable Sholay,Andaz,Shakti,Seeta aur geeta,Zameen and Sagar.Cinemotographer K.Vaikunth's Pleasing Photography in Seeta aur geeta is to be remembered. Buniyad was a Mega T.V Serial ,gave Alok nath to the Hindi screen.Inspite of so many movies He has directed,still the Magnum Sholay is un comparable.With his talented technicians team he made Sholay record in all aspects.He was awarded for Sholay.To day i am very happy to Tribute this Stalwart.
See you next week.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Letter From My close friend M.C.Shetty.

Dear friend Ragavan,
It was one of my usual recruitment Ads you responded 16 years ago. A pious smiling friendly gentlemen confidently walking into my office, instantly creating an air of warmth and friendliness which has grown many folds over the years between us. I admire your unconditional ever caring, loving nature who used to call me regularly even you were on holidays in india. We have discussed millions of topics, shared ideas and spent quite a bit of time together over the years. As Ralph Emersion says ' a friend is someone I can be sincere with, someone I can think out loud to'. I must mention here that I have not seen any one who is as conteded and enthusiastic person as you. I cant belive that you have taken so quick decision and really going back to home country after living so long here. Can I say like this 'You came , you saw and you conqured.
Since you have taken to decision I my self and my entire family extend our sincere wishes to you and your family. I am sure you make a new set of friends where ever you go and make life comfortable. 'Value of a frienship is not that how much one feels happy with you, but it is emptiness that one feels without you' Once again wish you good health, happiness and long life.
miss you friend
Sincerely yours

Friday, September 18, 2009

Article Published in Gulf today on 19.September. .09.Uae.

is a pain
For the past few days, I have been receiving many calls and mails from my friends expressing their feelings.It is not easy to say goodbye to a wonderful countrylike the U.A.E.Owing to domestic compulsions,Ihave to call it a day here andmove back to my country.Having spent 16,glorious years,as an insurance professional,after working in the pharmaceutical profession my home country for three decades,I have little choicebut to move on to my native place.What has touched my heart deeply is the hospitality of the Arabs and the love of this country.Ido not think any where elsewe can see 200,nationalities living with such love and affection.
Whereever Iam Iwill never forgetmy good days in theU.A.E.

Tribute toRagavan.By.Srikrishnan.

Tribute to a friend leaving the UAE
September 17, 2009 by Sreekrishnan

Ragavan addressing the audience at Emirates Humour Association
Believe it or not, he is one of the very few Indian expatriates of the United Arab Emirates who keeps himself away from any kind of stress or strain and who always is self-contented. It was just a few months ago that we got acquainted with each other though we knew each other for a few years through a common friend.

Ragavan, having spent almost sixteen years of life full of multivarious activities in the United Arab Emirates, is at last, retiring from his employment with Union Insurance Company PSC, Ajman and leaving for India in October 2009 to settle down at Chennai with his near and dear.

A vociferous blogger since May 2008 and a regular writer to Editors of almost all popular newspapers and an Author of a few works (very little known even among his close associates), Ragavan has preserved his enthusiasm in sharing his views on several subjects through the medium of weblogs in the recent years. He has also been actively associated with the Emirates Humour Club.

It is interesting to read Ragavan’s unambiguous views on certain topics as seen in his blogs almost regularly being published in WordPress and Blogger.

Being one among his friends who would be missing him, I wish him the very best in all his future endeavours, wherever he decides to live. I am sure, Ragavan’s retirement is only from his UAE employer, but not from various other activities in which he will continue to be involved with more vigour and enthusiasm

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Web Site comment in Deccan Herald,India on 16.Sep tember.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 16 Sep 2009 08:07 pm

Your article Spurt in violence in Iraq was sad and unacceptable.Even after the invasion for more then Sixyears Iraqi peoples statesco is same is very pity.Iraqi soldiers should defend themselves and should protect their countrymen.Unfortunatly the Infiltration,and in comportency of the army Civilians are suffering.

Food For thought.

Recently i read in a Leading Indian News paper rearding Food for millions ,was nice and true.The Green revolution crop scientist Normanborlag is no more.Person created a revolution in Wheat and other food grain in 80,'s and 90's should be remembered.He is the main instumental person for green revolution and was calling for second green revolution.Today in the Global scenario apart from Fund managing ,Food management also very important. Normanborlag has done a wonderful job in Punjab area is to be remembered.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tribute to Director Hrishikesh Mukerjee.

Tribute to Director Hrishikesh Mukerjee
September 14, 2009 by krishnamachari ragavan
Today i remembered an another Excellent,Editor,Producer and Director is None other then HrishikeshMukherjee.Man known for his Presentations,touching family drama with emotions.Introduced many talented actors.Today’s top class actors acted in this Veteran’s movies. The c hemistry of Hrishi Amitabh bachan,and Rajesh Khanna was paid a high dividend in those days was true.He has won many Awards for his work Both as editor andDirector.He has worked in various Positions in the Film industry as office bearer.As a Chairmen of film censorboard andCertification.Won the Prestigious Dada sahib Phalke award and Lifetime achivement award is important.He has a wonderful lens men Jayant Pathare in his unit.He has given Mamy Memorable Hit Family movies in his career.Ihave seen couple of movies still i remember and cherish.Films Anupama,Chupkechupke,Anand,Pyarkasapna,Mili,Satyakham , Guddi and Abhimaan.Jayabachan has acted couple of filmsand her introduction was Guddi.Guddi gave popularity for Jaya ,Director. and Vani Jairam’s melodious songwas worth to be mentioned here. Namak haram another Master piece which i have forgotten.Simple,Smiling Enterprising and above all respected Hrishi da da is not with us.But his memorable artistic work ,is still with us.Iam happy topay tribute this Great Bengal Tiger.
See you next week.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Web Site comment in Deccan Herald,India on 13.Sep tember.09.

: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 13 Sep 2009 07:39 pm

Your article Delhi Metro coach derails ,was sad and painful to read.Luckily no casualties and injury to Passangers.The Project Junior Engineer was suspended and special committee has been appointed to find out the real cause was nice.My Point why this type of Negligences are happening in our country not only rail ,Planes and Helicopters.?.Lack of involvement and dedication in the work is the main root cause.We have to eradicate this.Will the Govt.do some thing.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Article Published in Gulf today on 12.September.09.Uae.

Wheels of
I was talking to a friend on my mobile when i received a call from my daughter saying a relarive,RV ,had met with an accident and passed away in Abudhabi. Iwas shocked.He was a good human being.He was working for an oil company.Recently he returned from India and resumed duty. His car was hit on the rear by a heavy vechicle.
He had helped several people in need including me.
Road accidents have taken away the lives of so many goodpeople. Iwish some thing is done to save lives.

Web Site comment in The National,Abudhabi on 11.Sep...09.Uae..

Your article Metros next task attracting motorists, was nice.Dubai has demonstrated as a Modern city from theDesert arena with world famous Malls,Hotels and many Freezones.The future plans of making the 30% Population using the Metro by 2020 is appreciable.The Authorities concerned will certainly Prove this task.The Long awaited Metro is in the track ,and People are utilaising .



Posted: 11 September 2009 | 06:14

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Web Site comment in Deccan Herald,India on 10.sep. 09.

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 10 Sep 2009 06:54 pm

Your articleFive girls killed in Delhi school Stampede,was painful and sad to read. The attributing reason was Due to narrow staircase students stuck and the casualities .The Authorities concerned should investigate and bring justice.My codolences to the Grived family members and speedy recovery for the injuired students.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Web Site comment in Deccan Herald,India on 9 Sep tember.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 09 Sep 2009 07:32 pm

Jet Airways Pilots strike continus was very sad state of affair and painful toread. Even though the Demand of Reinstating the sacked pilots was reasonable the Pilots should not go for strike.Today no citizen has sympathy for Airlines staff,because of their Service attitude and putting the Passangers in to in convenience.Management and Staff Members should sit and negotiate,without disturbing the Regular routine.They should go for Strike after duty hours.Air Line Industry is already facing a tough time and this will add to the fuel.Ultimately Govt. will bail out with Tax payers money is not Logic.This strike is a condonmed one.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

55.National Film Awards.

Kannada actors Prakash raj and Umashree won the National awards For 2007 was a Good news for Kannada fans. This Awards was announced in Delhi.Prakashraj ,not only Established in Kannada, but also in Tamil,Hindi and Telugufilms is to be mentioned here.One of the talented ,versatile and character actor in the recent years Indian film industry recoganised.All the other Prize winners are deserving .Taarezameen par,and Adoor gopalakrishnan's Naalupennukal was applaudable. Veteran Director Girish Kasaravalli's Gulabi Talkies bag award for Actress Umashree.Kanchivaram Tamil film Directed by Stalwart Priyadarshan got Best actor Award for Prakash raj.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tribute to Director Yash Chopra.

Today i am going to pen an another interesting living Legend is none other then Producer ,writer and Director Yash Chopra.Known for his own style with various themes and messages.Iam one of his admirer from his old Master piece Waqt.He has talented artists and technicians in his unit.Today's top class actors worked with him and some still continuing is not a exagerated one.He has introduced New talented Directors like Kabir khan,Sanjay gadhvi,Kunal kohli and some more.Music ,Songs Cinemotography and stunts are more prominent in his films.He has produced and Directed many memorable films.He has won many Film Awards from National and International arena is very important.His contribution to Indian cinema was highly applauded by Bolly wood.Ihave seen couple of Movies like,Waqt,Aadmi aur insaan,Ittefaq,Deewar,Daag, Trishul,Silsila,Kaala Pathar, Kabiekabie and Dil topagal hai.Apart from his own Directorial touch he has made other talented People as Directors in his Banner exhibit his broad vision.His sons Aditya and Uday helping him in his Production.His chakde india notonly got the award but also made a National impact is worth to be mentioned here.Ihave been repeatedly telling in any walks of life if a person does a good job he/she should be recoganised .Irrespective of Language talent should be appreciated.Iam really proud to pen this Legend today.
See you Next week.

Letter Published in Khaleejtimes on 7.Sep.09.Uae.

Bus Tickets
7 September 2009

Recently, after my work, I went to the Deira taxi stand to board a bus to Sharjah. I was surprised to see nearly 100 passengers waiting at the counter to collect tickets. The counter 
was closed because of the prayer timings.

The passengers, especially women with little kids, had to wait in the hot sun. I request the authorities concerned to allow the passengers to wait inside the bus and to collect the ticket money later. This will save passengers from waiting in the hot sun.

-K Ragavan, ajman

Web Site comment in Deccan Herald,India on 6.September.09..

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 06 Sep 2009 07:26 pm

YourArticleProtest turns violentin Ghaziabad was sad and painful to read.In recent months UP Has demonsrated more violent incidents.People should realaise that Public Property should not be destroyed and they have to pay for the consequences.Govt should impose a Law for destroying Public properties.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Article Published in Gulf today on 5 September.09.Uae.

When we receive our own kith and kin after along time the joy knows no bounds.Recently i had such an experience.
My son in law arrived from India.He is an ace photographer and one of his photos hadbeen displayed in Times Square US.
i Was talking n the phone when i loudly replied Yes,'' My family members were eager to know what that yes was meant to be.But i kept the news a suspense.After they repeatedly insisted i let the cat out. I revealed t them that a friend had requested me to take my son-in-law fr the inaguration of the much-talked about Metro rail.
Ithoughtthe photographer can capture the beautiful panoramic view of Dubai.Isaw the joy of my family members.
One won't enjoy unless one experiences.
Such happiness can be enjoied only when one experiences it.

Web Site comment in The National,Abudhabi on 4 September.09.Uae..

Your article talks stall Tigris,wasnice and Meaning ful.Turkey ,Syria and Iraq should share the water.But the Authorities of Iraq cmplaining that Istanbul Blacking the water for Euphrates,affecting Iraq'i people Apart from Post war Iraq is facing Problems formore then Six years and this water shortage will addfurther.Turkey should solve the present crisis,and make the Three countries from Water shortage.Water is very essential and this issue should be resolved with out other any Motive.



Posted: 04 September 2009 | 07

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Web Site comment in Deccan Herald,India on 3 Sep tember.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 03 Sep 2009 06:08 pm

Your article Air Tragedies not new for political Leaders is true and thought provoking.In Indian Politics this incidents are very common and it is increasing is a sad stateof affair.Govt.of India should be vigilent and see this type of incidents should not be repeted.My deep condolences to the aggrived familymembers of the Departedleader Sri.YSR. Raja sekar reddy.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Indian Democracy.

My Impression About Our Democracy over others.
1 minute ago | Post edited: 1 minute ago (edit my post)
Well, Iam neither a Political Expert nor Economist.Yet by virtue of My observations i have my own impressions about Democracy concept.If we take the Global Map most of the countries follow this concept.Giving opportunities to every citizen to Govern.Inspite of this i found corruption and dominating nature is more visible through out the world.India, such a vast country with multi languages is nor exempted from this two major factors.Apart from this Illitracy and Below poverty line is yet to be tackled is sad and Pity.The Reason behind,apart from Languages ,Multiparty system is more prelavant is the fact.But one important factor i appreciate the Dramatic growth in Economical and Technology aspects.This can be possible only with our talented visionary Business Tycoons and Professionals .The true Democracy ,each citizen should get the basic aminities Education,Food items in a fair price,water and shelter without any problem.If i compare with other countries the growth and percapita is appreciable.Inspite of Population,corruption,and Political interfearenceour flag is flying high in Global I.T. Map ,W hich no body can deny.To improve the standard of living ,and life style we need dedicted and consciousLeaders to administer.Then only you can see a Powerful Democracy.We need Political will to Demonstrate.

Web Site comment in Deccan Herald,India on 1. Sep tember.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 01 Sep 2009 06:56 am

Your article Every one should do their alloted working hours was interesting to read.This appeal came from Home minister P.Chidambaram when he wasinaguarating the Biometric identification in his Ministry as appreciable.To My knowledge this should be implemented strictly in Public sectors like,LIC,Banks and stategovt organisations.Because the Employees thinking once they enter in to Govt servicestheir Job is Permanent ,irrespective of his/her in efficiency. Let us see how for this is going to work .

Monday, August 31, 2009

Confdence and Delivery is important.

Recently i read in one of the Leading Indian news paper mentioning ,Mallika Sherawat can not take my share ,by Bolly wood actor Irfan khan was interesting to read.Indian film industry's Bolly wood actor Irfan khan's comment about his talents and confidence is to be appreciated.He has Demonstrated in the recenrt through many of his films is important.Among them Newyork,Slum dog Millionaire and many .One should have confidence to deliver for acceptance.He is one of the Up coming Character actor.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tribute to Director Shakti Samanta.

Today i remembered an another interesting personality from Bolly wood is none other then Producer Director Shakti Samanta.Bengal has created wonderful Personalities like Satyajit ray,Hrisikesh Mukerjee,Shakti samanta and Many more is true.Shakti samanta's contribution to Indian cinema is unfor gettable and remarkable.He was awarded for his Direction,Lifetime Achivements from Zee cinema,and other organisations. He served as President of IMPPA,( Indian Motion Pictures Producers association and Chairmen for the Film censor board is important. Known for his Presentation,Songs,story and above all wonderful cinemotography by V Gopikrishna and Alok Das Gupta.Lilting Music by Late S.D .Burman.Rajesh Khanna was very popular with this Doyen, for many movies. He has Produced and directed More then 40 Hindi ,Films and couple of Bengali movies is worth tobe mentioned here.Ican not for get some of his Memorable Movies,Aaradhana,Katipatang,Amarprem,,An Evening in Paris,China town,kashmirki kali,andThe Great Gambler.He gives Entertainment with Mesmorising songs.Today's Top class actors acted in this Stalwart's movies.Even though his Smiling Personality is not with us , his songs make smiling formillions of people.Today i am Happy to tribute this Great Director.
See you Next week.

Web Site comment in The National,Abudhabi on 30, Aug...09.Uae..

Your article UAE Seizes arms vessels was interseting to read.This action is one more mile stone in UAE'S name in the Internationa lmap.Apart from Trading ,tourism,and cultural activities this brave and bold action dealing with illicit contraband items is highly applaudable.



Posted: 30 August 2009 | 04:32

Friday, August 28, 2009

Article Published in Gulf today on 29..August.09.Uae.

On luck
Waiting for hours is not only difficult but also tiresome.Recently ,i had to encash a cheque at a leading multinatonal bank.
Since I was not aware of the Ramadan timings,Ireached the bank at 8-30am,thinking that during Ramadan they may open ,at that time.
I saw a board stating that the openingtime was 9.am.Idecided to meet a friend and return.When i arrived back ,Iwas shocked to seethat more then 60,people had collected tokens.
Ithought Imay have to wait for two hours.
While Iwas wondering what to do, a person approched me and said,I got some urgentwork.You can use this token.'
The number was instantly displayed on the board.Imanaged to collect my cheque amount.
Time is precious.I counted myself lucky that the gentle man came to my rescue.

UPA Govt.'s 100.Days Achivements.

Even after successful completion of 100days ,Upa govt.was not shown any Developement in commonman’s agenda is sad and Pity.The essential commodities prices has not come d own. ,Upa govt.was not shown any Developement in common man’s agenda.The essential commodities prices has not come down,partcularly food items. I do agree Rome Has not Built In one over night,but no sign of improvement from Mr,Manmohan singh’s govt is sad.People were expecting high hopes from this secular govt.Apart from inflation now the main challange for the Govt in Health area is more visible . Planning and implementation requires Determination,will,and above all execution.Wheather they Will induce confidence to the commonman is the question mark.?


Thursday, August 27, 2009


It is always important to ask the right question.
The little boy was sitting on the steps when a salesman came down the street. “Is your mother home, son?”
“Yes, sir, she is.” The salesman went up to the door and rang the doorbell several times with no response. Then he banged on the door, and still no one came. Finally, he turned to the boy: “I thought you told me your mother was at home, boy?”
“She is at home, but I live in the next street.”
Courtesy By Emirates Humour club.dUBAI.uae.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Web Site comment inDeccan Herald,India on27...August.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 26 Aug 2009 09:36 pm

Your article Excessiveforce was nice and interesting to read.After two decades this is the first time Karnataka has moved to this decision.Police constables working in the same place for more then 15,Years and the Senior officers transfer also affects the career of Constables.With this move we can expect better service and recognition for constables.Crime rate should be controlled.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Indian National Carrier Air India's Future.

Ihave been seeing our National carrier’s functioning for the past two decades.Iam unable to Understand ,inspite of Talented Pilots and crew members why the important area Service is Neglected.? .Being a Service Industry the Staff should not Go for Strike.They should Provide Better service to Passangers,check the apparatus periodically and above all maintain the Time.Manage ment also should restructure the system.In between the Dialoque,ultimate sufferer is Passangers.Iexpect in the Coming days Air India should Eradicate the name Doubtful India in all aspects.Both the Staff members and the Management Should look in to the Passangersinterest.Even Before Recession the Air line was not doing well.This is Hightime forget the past and implement a New strategy.


WebSite comment in Ndtv,India on 24.August. 09.

Posted by K.Ragavan.Dubai. on Aug 24, 2009

your Elaborate coverage on the Drought Hit Areas In UP.The Tragic Part about 400,Farmers suicided in the past Four years inBundelkhand was painful to read.The Chief Minister of U.P Has to take action ,but failed.Making Media hype is not going to solve the real burning Problems.Good coverage on the Drought issue.

Web Site comment in The National,Abudhabi on 25 Aug...09.Uae..

Your article Shoppers find Prices little easier in Ramadan,comparing to last year was a Good news.Price reduction shouldcontinue like Ramadan.To Maintain this same Level ,Periodical monitoring is required and i am confident that the Authorities concerned will look in to this important issue.

Posted: 25 August 2009 |

Monday, August 24, 2009

Six Decades of Nav ketan International Excellence.

Recently i read in one Leading Indian News Paper that Stal wart Bolly wood Film Actor Dev anand will be Felicitated for,Six Decades of His Navketan International Production house. The Function will be Celebrated 4 th September ,and Five of His films will be hold retrospective for three days. Apart from this He will be Felicitated by Broad casting Minister Ambika soni was a Good news for Bolly wood and Indian Cinema.
Kudos to Dev anand.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tribute to Director R.K.Films Rajkapoor(56).

Today Iam going to Pen an another Interesting and Memorable Actor ,Producer ,Editor and Director of the Famous R.K. Films Rajkapoor.Popularly Known as Showman of Bolly wood,created a Big revolution in those days was true.He had a Wonderful talented Technicians in his Unit.I still rememberSound Recordist Allaudin,Music Directors duo,Shanker ,Jaikishan,Singer Mukesh,Art Director Rangaraj and wonderful Cinemotographer Radhukarmakar .Known for his Story,Picturaisation ,songs and excellent outside location and Glamour.Singer Mukesh is his voice in Most of the films.He was the Bridge and cementing factor between India and Russia through his Magical Films.Films with full of Fun and tragic is his Speciality.In his Four Decades film career he has made Numerous films with his Directorial Touch.Films which i still remember are,Sangam,Meranaamjoker,Bobby,Dharamkaram,Premrog,shree420,Jisdesh main ganga bahtihai,and Sapnonkasaudagar.In sapnonka saudagar ,if i remember correct Hemamalini was introduced.Apart from Producer Director he is a Good Human being. He always gives respect to his Unit Members irrespective of the Designation.He won Many Films and Direction awards both from National and International level.He has introduced his sons to Bolly wood.His Films are full of Entertainment,Music and Romance.Sangam, Actors Rajendra kumar, Rajkapoor and Glamorus Vyjayanthimala as heroine gave a Memorable mesmorising movie to Not only Indian audience but also to Russian audience.The Showman is no more with us,but his Melodious songs , Dost ,Dost na raha Hum thum ek kamray me,are stillringing in our ears.R.K.Films is still remembered for its Creations and its Founder Showman Late .Raj kapoor.
See you Next week.

India's Doubtful AirIndia.

Recently i read in One of the Leading Indian News paper Close Shavefor AI Fliers ..When the AI. Air Craft319,Left Singapore International Airport,the Tyre was burstand Luckily Landed Safely at Chennai Meenambakkam Airport with out any Casualities. Whom to be blamed for this incident.The Ground Staffof Air india ,Singapore or any other rnegligences.Govt .of India wanted to Support Air Indiafor the Present huge Loss to make the National carrier in a Better position.Ihave my own doubt wheather the National carrier's team has real Zeal and enthusiasam?.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Article Published in Gulf Today on 22. August..09.Uae.

Blame it on
TODAY'S communication has been made much easy thanks to technology. Recently i met a friend and as per his request sent an email to him about car insurance.
After a few days, Ireceived a call from the client asking why i had not sent the mail. Ichecked my laptop and confirmed his mail had been sent. Icalled him the net day and told him that i had sent the details on the same requested day.
Apparently ,he had not checked the mail.My purpose of providing the details had not been served.
What is the use of technology if not properly utilised.?

Web Site comment in Deccan Herald,India on 21..August 09.

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 21 Aug 2009 07:50 am

Your Meaning ful article Want on Violence was nice and interesting to read.Govt.of India should take Stern action against those destroying Public Properties Like,Buses,Trains,and Buildings.Destroying the Public Properties will add to Peoples burden for additional taxes to rebuild.Govt .Should implement a Law and should be punished immediately,if the witnesses are available.They should not drag LIKE the other cases in the Courts for years to gether.Law should be respected.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sophisticated Instument Should be used carefully.

Ihave been seeing Most the People using mobile phones as they wish..But Mobile Phones should be used carefully... .Before you start replying the other end check wheather you switched on (some mobile green).After finishing switch of the off (some mobile red)button.Many they for get to switch off ,and conversation will continue from the other end. Never yarn or snoar while conversing .When directing don't act with your handswhile walking. Try to avoid talking in the Petrol pump stations.Never talk while driving,unless and untill it is necessary.If every ,one adhere thiscomplications can be averted.

Letter Published in The National,Abudhabi on 20.August.09.Uae.

In protest at airport detention
The US government’s recent detention at Newark Airport of the Indian film actor Shahrukh Khan was not correct.

This occurred despite that fact that the film star has visited the US several times to shoot movies and to attend public functions.

The Indian government should take steps to curb such unpleasant incidents in the future.

K Ragavan, Ajman

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Web Site comment in Deccan Herald,India on 19.August 09.

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 19 Aug 2009 09:39 am

Your article with 246,Districts half of Indiawitnessing drought was sad to read. Govt should plan to have alternative measures to tackle drought and water shortage.Saving the Prime major crops are the mainchallangeto the Govt.One has to accept the Nature and its Benefits.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Humour is Needed to Every Humanbeing.

In Today's fast Stressful life with tension one need real relaxation or entertainment.The Relaxation should give Happiness and good mind exercise is none other then Humour.Humour is Needed to every one in our busy day to day schedule.Emirates Humour Club was started in 2008.December to make every citizen of UAE Laugh..Iam also Happy to associate with this Wonderful concept club from the inception.Two stalwarts Started this Humour movement and making the audience laughing with members..From Paedeatric to Geriatric exhibit their talents.Various jokes and concepts shared by all the Members.Every month ly meeting the number of people are expanding is not a wonder,because the concept of the club speaks.Numorus ideas and Jokesare the main strength of this club.Young talented Singers and news readers are created in this Exciting Platform.Icongratulate this two stalwarts with talented membersmaking the show going very strong.Ihave not mentioned this two talented stalwarts names,because they already established their namein UAE. To Maintain a Good health visit Emirates Humour club and feel more Happy and comfort.
Gulf News Readers club Member.
United Arab Emirates.

Yeomen services Should be Applauded.

I Always admire whoever does a Good service to People ,Wheather it is a Forum or Social organisations.Recently i had the opportunity to associate myself to an organisation called UAE,Tamil Sangam.Apart from their cultural activities ,i was more Facinated with their Yeomen services.Donating Blood from members,Giving Information to People for Job opportunities,Guiding for Procuring National I.D.Card ,Giving Help to Educational Institutions and Supporting OLd Age Home and Many More.The Young Enthusiastic Members contribution in various areas was remarkable.Among the Yeomen services Blood contribution is loudable.This will bring Human relation ships from various Nations.Uae'sFlag is Flying High in the World Map,and about 185.-200.Nationalities are spreded in this Land of Opportunity country.With in a Short span of Time UAE Tamil Sangam is More visible among People is not a Exagerated one.The Amount of Active Participation from the President Executive members and Ladies wing should behighly appreciable.Education area,Blood donation,and taking care of the Old age peopleare more attracted to me.This UAE Tamil sangam is Blessed by Eminent Business communities as sponserers.Icongratulate one and all for this wonderful yeomen services as well this Sangam should have Many More mile stones to come
Jai hind.
With Best Regards.
Gulf News Readers Club Member.
United Arab Emirates

Web Site comment in Deccan Herald,India on 18.August 09.

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 18 Aug 2009 06:10 am

Your articleStudents Burn of AC Coaches of Shramjeevi express was unacceptable.This incident happened 35.Kms from Patna was sad and Most painful to read..This is due to some classbetween students andsecurity personals.Violence and destrying the public properties are not needed at this hour.Alargest Democratic country focussing on the education area students should not behave like this.This act is strongly condonmable and Govt.Should implement a Law for this type of Brutal act.This type of Incidents are happening more in Bihar and northern states.


Monday, August 17, 2009

Web Site comment in The National,Abudhabi ON 18. AUG...09.Uae..

Your article,Collapse of the Six storey Building in Al Ittihad road was sad and Painfultoread.Fortunately there was no casualities.The Main attributing reason may be the Shifting of Foundation.What ever be the reasons,this type of Untowered incidents should not be repeated in future.Irequest the Authorities concerned to Inspect Periodically the New up coming Buildings.Investications are going and i hope the real reason may be visible shortly.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tribute to Director B.R.Chopra.

To day i am Going to Pen an another Memorable Writer,Producer and Director of Bolly woodis none other then Late B.R.Chopraof B.R.Films.Known for its respect and image in the Film fraternity.B.R.Chopra has Produced Many Memorable films ,and a Unforgettable Serial Mahabharat.He has Directed couple of Movies with his Directorial Touch.Films which i have seen,Daastan,PatiPatni aur woh,Kanoon,Dhund, Hum raz, and Karm are remarkable.Thespian Dilip kumar's action In Daastan made a big hit.Kanoon was another Master piece from this Director.Pati patni aur woh was also successful one.If i remember correct Late. Sanjeev kumar was acted. Play back singer Mahendra Kapoor was associated with his films. He had Wonderful Technicians in his unit including his Cinemotographer Brother Dharm chopra. and Director Brother Yash Chopra.Serial Maha bhart made another Land mark for his Banner in Small screen is not Exagerated.Late Rahi mazoom raza was the Dialoquewriter for this serial.Mahabharat gave wonderful actors to Bolly wood.They are Mukesh Khanna,Punit Isarand some more.He has produced Many successful films.Waqt,Dhul ka phool ,chandnichowk was among them. Bagh Baan story was this stalwart's All the three chopra brothers was dominated in B.R. Films Banner. He was awarded the Highest Indian Cinema Award Dhada Sahib Phalkeis important..Even though he is not with us today his Banner B.R Films flag is flying high in theBolly wood Map.Today i am Happy to Tribute this Director.
See you Next week.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Curbing High Price Rise.

Recently Indian Prime Minister Man mohan Singh was mentioning, curbing the High price rise was nice and meaningful.Iapplaud our Prime minister's talk,that no Indian citizen should suffer from Hungry.Farmers should be given importance and controling the inflation is our priority was nice to hear.For the past so many months the Eatables are not come down.Civil departments should have periodical check ups from traders.A Country's growth lies its Healthy Citizens both in terms of Education and health.Our Prime minister's thought also nice.How far this is going to be implemented?.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Article Published in Gulf today on 15.August.09.Uae.

The joy

of sharing

Recently, I met a friend at his office.

As soon as he saw me, he said he was about to call me to share his happiness.

"What's the matter?"

"My son is leaving for the US for higher studies."

"When?" I asked.

"On Saturday early morning flight," he replied.

I was pleased. Incidentally, that day happens to be India's memorable day - the Independence Day.

I congratulated him on his son's bon voyage on such an auspicious day.

Last year I had seen the boy's medals in music competitions and had written a short take about his achievements. That time, I had wished my friend that his son scores well in academics. Now, the blessing has come true.

Good intentions yield good results.

K. Ragavan

Letter Published in Gulf today on 15.August.09.Celebrating History.

I start my day wishing my friends and relatives and share the moment with them.I invite some of my friends to my house for a small get together.This year i am celebrating 16,th Independence day in this land of opportunity.Planning to have a small get together and want to pay tribute to the people who fought for our freedom.On this happy occassion I appeal to all Indian brothers and sisters to cooperate with the people who lost their jobsdue to the global recession.
Jai hind.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Web Site comment inDeccan Herald,India on 14..August.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 14 Aug 2009 12:18 am

This is a welcoming News .Both the states Karnataka and Tamil nadu have unvield the Statues of the Great Poets Tiruvalluvar and Sarvjana.This is the Beginning of a Good Bilateral relation ships between this two states.India is a vast country with different Languages,Religon and only one Culture is Secular.After all History Made of from People.I am also Happy this incident Happened on the 63,Independence dayOf Our Great Nation. Jai Hind.

WebSite comment in Ndtv,India on 12.09.

Posted by K.Ragavan.Dubai. on Aug 12, 2009

Your Journalism Experiences and the latest reports on the Deaths of Two was sad and Painfulto read.Only i am Praying ,People should be alert and do the Precautionary measures.Try to avoid of Visiting Public places and givig Shaken.I Pray for the victims and the Grieved family members.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Web Site comment inDeccan Herald,India on 12..August.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 12 Aug 2009 09:19 am

Your Article Avoid Panic,was informative.The Recent Pune incident made People More scared and panki was true.People should be educated. .Avoid of Visiting Public places,like Malls,Cinema houses and other important places.Possible wear masks,and avoid hand shaken.Govt is making all precautionary measures for this Flu.

Web Site comment in The National,Abudhabi on 12.August.09.Uae..

The Death of the Underaged driver in Sharjah was sad and painful toread.In the Recent days Sharjah witnessed More suicides and Accidents,was a alarming one.Police is investigating for.the reasons.Suicides are mainly due to Stress ,tension and unemployment.Govt .should fix the Minimum Driving age for Motorists,since 17,is too short..To get confidence on the roads one should have Maturityand confidence.

Posted: 12 August

Monday, August 10, 2009

Web site comment in TheNational,Abudhabi on. 11. Aug.09.Uae.

Your article,Patients Skip the Doctors go to Pharmacy for Drugs is nice and inormative.Ido agree Pharmacists are Qualified to cater the Prescription of Drugs from GPS,to Consultants.A Regeistred Medical Practionar only can Diognise and find out the Atiology (cause) from the Patients.After diognising only He will prescribe which drugs can be Administred either Antibiotics or Pain killers.Taking Antibiotics orally may leads to complications.For instance a Patient may be allergic to Penicilin he will get Reactions if he takes Ampicillin.Always Better Go to a Qualified Doctor,for consultation.Ido agree the Cost of Consultation and Medicines are not Affordable for a common Man.Govt has Plans for Health insurance coverage to all.Good Informative article.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Tribute toDirector VijayAnand.(54).

Today I am Going to Pen an another Interesting Person from Bolly Wood Who is not only a Actor,Producer,Writer Editor and Director is None other then Late.Vijay Anand ,Brother of Stalwart Devanand.All the Navketan Banner Films he will be the Director..Few Versatile Directors created a Big Impact ,in those days and Vijay Anand is one is not a Exagerated one.He has Directed Couple of Films, among those ,Unfor gettable Movies for me are Guide,Jewel Thief,Johnny Meranam,Teremere sapne,and TesriManzil is worth to be mentioned here. Nav ketan had a Talented team of Technicians including Cinemotographers Ratra and Falimistry is important.Music ,and Photography speaks in his creations.As a actor he proved his worth in Kora kagazalong with Mrs.Jaya Bachan.Writer R.KNarayanan’s story was filmed as Guide and Stalwarts Devanand and waheeda Rehman played very nicely.Even though Guide got Awards for Best Direction and Dialoques from Film Fare ,commercially was not successful.He has created a New Era in Songs ,and picturaisation with Genius S.D.Burman.Teesri manzil another wonderful movie acted with Shammikapoor and Asha Parekh with hit songs By R.D. Burman if a remember correct.That was the first out side Navketan Banner Vijay Directed for T.V.Films Nasir Hussain.The Film was a Big hit in those days with Shammy kapoor’s Dance and Song still I remember..Vyjayanthimala,Mumtaz.Late Premnath and Pran acted in his Movies.He has also served in Central Board of Film Certification for a Short Period.Affectanately called Goldie from Film Fraternity ,Charming,Soft Spoken Vijay Anand is no more with us.But His Movies and Mesmarising Songs still ringing in Bolly Wood Fans Ears is True.



See You Next week.


Web Site comment in The National,Abudhabi on 9. august.09.Uae..

Your, Israel watching Fatah,article was interesting to read.I Have been watching the Israel and Palestinine Peoples conflict for the Past 16,Years from this country.But this conflict is there for More then Three decades.Both the Parties should Strict to their Promises is not happening.Fighting , and Killing each other is not needed at this Hour.Peaceful ,eye to eye conversation only help.I feel pityfor the Innocent Civilians,children and women victims .In spite of Earlier Middle east RepresentativeTony Blair's negotiations ,still nothing Progressed in this Region.As long as Ego, and Revenge attitude exists nothing can be Achived.

Hope by Hope only Passing.


Posted: 09 August 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Article Published in Gulf today on 8..August.09.Uae. (110)

Tension leads to many complications,like cardiac disease.While driving ifwe are worried,we may not be able to concentrate and so end up in an accident.
Some of my friends put pressure on their children to score high marks.Acouple of daysago,a friend called me to say that he wanted to visit me.Iwas happy.On the expected day,Igot a message from him saying his son had some programme and so he would make it some other day.
Ipressed or the reason.He replied that his son was participating in a Junior Singer's competition from a famous TV channel and wanted topractice.
Besides good marks,now parents put pressure on children to gain fame and make money.Rat race is indeed a dangerous path.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Web Site comment in The National,Abudhabi on 7.August.09.Uae..

Your article UAE'S Forign Policy Strides,was nice.In the Recent UAE Has entered in to Various areas with Inter National Communities ,Particularly Energy area is Appreciable.President Shaikh Khalifa is considered one of the Fifty Powerful Menin the world,as per the recent survey.Iwish uae should implement the Labour related Problems Liberally,this will certainly Enhence the Country's Progress further.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Web Site comment inDeccanHerald,India on 6.August..09.

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 05 Aug 2009 08:37 pm

Your article Young MPS Have Parliament astir was nice and Impressive.On the one Hand i was happy about the recentLok Sabha Results that82,MPS Are Below 40.yEARS,and rest of them above.Again Indian Politics Dominated by families is a sad state of affair.New Genaration should come and take the Lead.Monopoly should be eradicated.Politicians should have the age limit,like other Govt .Employees.So that New faces can Prove.One aspect the Present Govt.Prefers young talented people in the Ministry ,at the same time they should fix a age limit for Retirement.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Letter Publishedin Khaleejtimes on 5.August.09.Uae.

Bahrain’s new labour reform law is a welcome one. Now, people can change jobs without the consent of sponsors. I hope the UAE will also implement this reform soon. That will help boost the country’s image.

K Ragavan, Ajman

Web Site comment inDeccan Herald,India on 4.August.09.

By: K.Ragavan.Dubai.
On: 04 Aug 2009 06:33 am

Khabar Lahariya,the Fortnightly news paper won the UN Literacy Award was a Very good news.Among 20,000 Low caste women Benefitted through this News Paper and trained for Journalists was nice.Will the same tempo will continue to Eradicate illiteracy in India is the question Mark?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Tribute to Director Manmohan Desai.

Today i am going to pen an another talented Producer ,Director is none other then Late Manmohan Desai.He had 20,Films to his credit and most of the pictures are hits.Wonderful talented technicians he had .iican not Forget the cinemotographer Peter Pereira for his excellent visuals in this doyen's films.Today's top class actors Amitabachan,Rishikapoor,Rajesh khanna,Dharmendra Shashikapoorand Randhirkapoor actedin his movies.He gives importance for Script and action oriented movies with capable writers like K.k.Shukla ,Prayagraj and Kader khan.Music also plays a vital role in his movies with famous Duos KalyanjinAnandji,and LaxmikantPyarelal.Ihave seen many of this Director's movies,those are Sachha jhutha,Dharamveer, Roti,Amar Akber Anthony,Rampurkalakshman,Suhaag , Aagale lagja and Bhaikotoaisa.Late Pran acted in Dharam veer.Known for his Multistar casts and Gigantic setstoday he is no more with us.Bolly wood has to remember this Mass Director.Iam happy to tribute this Director.
See you Next week.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Letter Published inThe National,Abudhabi on2..Aug..09.Uae.

Surgery figures food for thought
Doctors quoted in The National’s story, Gastric surgery numbers balloon (August 1), called for regulations on the use of gastric operations. That the UAE is considering implementing such guidelines is welcome.

I found the story thought provoking. Obesity is a growing global problem, but a particularly serious one in the UAE – the fact that the rate is higher among women than men is alarming.

The one good sign behind the growing numbers of people seeking this surgery is that more people are becoming aware of the dangers of obesity. To stem the growing appeal of the procedure, perhaps the government should consider a valued-added tax to discourage overuse of the operation.

K Ragavan, Ajman