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 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 .