Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tribute to CinematographerFaliMistry.(153).

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality who has established his name very well in the Bolly wood film industry is none other then Cinematographer Falimistry.He has worked with all Top class Directors and actorsis worth to be mentioned here.He was associated with Producer ,Actor and Director Devanand for many years.Known for his Versatile camera work both in indoor and out door.He has Many remarkable pictures to his credit.Ihave seen most of his filmsand he is my favourite Cinematographer.The pictures i have seen,Guide,Johny meranaam,Neelkamal,Prempujari,Hera panna,Manchari,Joshila,DesPardes,Mr,Natwarlal,,Ek Mushafir Ek Hasina and Do Premee.The Combination of Devanand and Falimistry in Johny Mera Naam was talked much the Film Industry.It was a Great hit for DEv anand. LatePremnath ,Pran and Hemamalini played their roll very wel.If i remember correct he had a Good women assistant cameraman Dhurvi.Today i am happy to tribute this Stalwart.
See You next week,


Divorce casesLetter Published in Khaleej times,UAE
1 August 2011

This is in response to the article ‘Divorces soar as stress takes a toll on couples,’ (KT, July 21). India’s commercial capital Mumbai has reported more than 5000 divorces, and it is sad phenomenon.

The main attributing factors are: the old joint family concept has gone; both husband and wife are working, unable to take care of family affairs, since they are living separately.
Day to day work pressure, stress and above all ego problem leads to this complication. Couples understanding have also reduced to a great extent over the period of years. Marriage is meant for living together and not departing in between. Over all, this is not a healthy sign.

K Ragavan, by emai

Friday, July 29, 2011


Neglectful politiciansLetter Published in Khaleej times Uae
30 July 2011

The much-awaited Indian Lokpal bill was drafted and approved by the Cabinet. How did Cabinet members ever approve this bill, as it has to go through Parliament members? Anna Hazare the social activist, who instigated this bill, was not happy on this approval. He and his team members are openly attacking the UPA government that it has cheated the common man because his requirements have not been taken care of. The funny part is that this government had promised to improve the status of the common man before elections, a promise which was completely neglected.

K. Ragavan, Chennai, India


Safety priority Article Published in The Gulf Today,Uae on 30.July 11(210th article).

Recently, when I tried to use my card at the ATM, I saw another card inserted in the machine. I wondered who had left that and looked around.

There was no sign of anyone, so I decided to hand over that card to the bank. In the afternoon, a 12-year-old boy came to the ATM machine, which is just opposite my home. I asked him what he was searching for and he replied that he had earlier left his card after collecting the money and receipt.

I directed him to the bank, but not before cautioning him about card scandals.
K. Ragavan


Web Site Comment In The Hindu,India
Your article ,Cabinetapproves lok pal bill,was good to read.The Much awaited Indian Lok pal bill was drafted and approved by the Cabinet.How ever this bill was approved by Cabinet members ,it has to go through Parliament Members. Anna Hazare , who instigated this bill was not happy on thisapproval.He and his team members openly attacking, the UPA Govt has cheated the Commonman,Because the Commonman’s requirement was not taken care.The funniest part, this Govt has promised before the elections they will improve the status of the commonman if they come to prove,which was completely neglected.
from: K.Ragavan
Posted on: Jul 29, 2011 at 07:41 I

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Web Site Comment in The New Indian Express,India Your article,Step downand set salutary example ,was meaningful and interesting to read.This is high time from the highcommand of BJP has to decidein the future course of action in Karnataka.Hegde's report was crystal clear of BSY'scorruption allegations.BSY has to step down ,to keep up the Bjp'sname in Karnataka,as well fight against corruption with UPA Govt.Will BJP 's High Command takea up a right decision, we haveto wait and see By Ragavan
7/28/2011 9:33:00 AM

Monday, July 25, 2011


By: K.Ragavan.
On: 26 Jul 2011 09:07 am
Your article,End game set in motion for BSY,was interesting to read.Now the Climaxhas come,andBSY has to take a Decision.One thing i admire BSY,inspite of So many allegations ,and Corruption charges,the way he was answering Media People interview with smiling,not like other people showing angry in their faces.ULtimately Justice should brought. K.Ragavan. Chennai.47

Life is Beauti ful. 70.

LY 25, 2011

Life is Beauti ful. 70
At that time Ram's Mobile Phone was ringing,Ram took the phone and started talking
Hello,Iam Ram who is on the line.
Hello Mr Ram,iam Kathambari,Yesterday I attended the function.Your speech was wonderful.
Ram.Thank you.How you Got my mobile number.
Kathambari.Through the Principal,i am working in Dubai.Icame to see Mysore,will be leaving on Sunday.Iwould like to meet You.
Ram.Normally i do n't meet any stranger,but since you have come on holiday i can meet you.Tell me where we can meet.
Kathambari.Istay in Paradise,i mean Dasa Prakash Paradise,will it be convenient tomorrow evening 6.p.m.
Ram.O.K.Iwill be there tomorrow.
Kathambari.Thank you Ram,See you tomorrow.Have a Pleasant day.
Ram.Same to you.
Ram was wondering,how this Lady impressed his speech calling for a meeting.At that time Ram was remembering Vasanthi's words,one day she told ,Ram many women like your inner personality,i mean your knowledge.In this i never upset or Jealousy with others.Ram appreciated herSportive spirit.Today he remembered her words.(tobe continued)
See You Next week,
July 26.011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tribute 152.

Tribute to Cinematographer V.Gopikrishna.(152).

Today i am going to Pen ,another interesting film Personality who has created a Big impact four decades back withtop class actors and Directors is none other then Cinemato grapher V.Gopikrishna.He has worked in Telugu film also apart from his Bolly wood contribution Started his career with Cinematographer V.N.Reddy Later went to Bolly wood became Popular..Known for his brilliant out door shooting in Late Shakti Samanta’s Evening in Paris,Shammi kapoor,Sharmila Tagore ,David and Pran in the Leading rolls.Comedian Rajendranath was also played very well.Ihave seen fewMemorable films of this Late Doyen.Those movies are Kati Patang,An Evening in Paris,Kashmir ki kali,andSawan ki ghata.Till today An Evening in Paris created not only a Big hit movie with Entertainment Particularly Shankar Jai kisan’s Music and Wonderful voice of Late Mohamed Rafi,Bolly wood known for it’s lavish Out door shootings ,An Evening in Paris made a Very Good Name for Director Shakti Samanta. Bolly wood lost a Capable and Versatile Cinematographer.Today i am very Happy to tribute thisLate Stalwart V.Gopikrishna.
See You Next week,
July 25.011

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Web Site Comment in The National,Uae on 23 July 11 Your article,Norwegian Massacre toll rises to 92,was painful to read.Today Terrorism is a Global threat.Norway was one of the Peaceful country never witnessed like this attack. I Pray for the Victims and the Grieved family Members.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Best place Article Published in The Gulf today.UAE on 23.July 11.(209th article.)

Travel helps one get good friends too. I was travelling in India when I met an interesting person.

We spent two hours talking about old Hindi films, sports and countries that have progressed fast in a short span.

The friend, who had travelled extensively across the globe, rated Dubai as one of the best destinations. I felt proud I had spent several years in the UAE before I retired.
K. Ragavan


Web Site Comment in The NewIndian Express,India Your article,Govt sleeps over CCTV,Mumbai.still unsafe,was interesting to read.Inspite of Two severe attacks,Govt was mum in buying CCTVSWas sad and painful.The hesitation was the cost factor,and painful procedures from the Govt.Among the Priorities which is very importantone should know.In this process the sufferer is only the Commonman.Nosafety for the Commonman in our Country,Particularly Mumbai.Still we have not learned the lesson.Unfortunate and Painful. By Ragavan
7/22/2011 7:23:00 AM


Web Site Comment in The NewIndian Express,India Your article,Govt sleeps over CCTV,Mumbai.still unsafe,was interesting to read.Inspite of Two severe attacks,Govt was mum in buying CCTVSWas sad and painful.The hesitation was the cost factor,and painful procedures from the Govt.Among the Priorities which is very importantone should know.In this process the sufferer is only the Commonman.Nosafety for the Commonman in our Country,Particularly Mumbai.Still we have not learned the lesson.Unfortunate and Painful. By Ragavan
7/22/2011 7:23:00 AM


Web Site Comment in The NewIndian Express,India Your article,Govt sleeps over CCTV,Mumbai.still unsafe,was interesting to read.Inspite of Two severe attacks,Govt was mum in buying CCTVSWas sad and painful.The hesitation was the cost factor,and painful procedures from the Govt.Among the Priorities which is very importantone should know.In this process the sufferer is only the Commonman.Nosafety for the Commonman in our Country,Particularly Mumbai.Still we have not learned the lesson.Unfortunate and Painful. By Ragavan
7/22/2011 7:23:00 AM

Monday, July 18, 2011

Life is Beauti ful. 69

Karnataka is known for famous Engineering Colleges.J.C Eng. is one of the famous one in Mysore.Many Students from this institute become world famous was not a Exaggerated one.Famous Cricket PlayerJavakal Srinath from this Institute.Ram was happy that he is going to deliver in this famous College.On the function day Ram was received by the Principal and other Board Members.Ram was introduced in a Beautiful Manner to the Audience.About 30.Minitues Ram spoke about the Personality Development, Motivation and Leadership.The Entire Audience was listening calmly and asked various questions about Leader ship.Ram convinced the Gathering very nicely.After the Meeting was over ,Ram was dropped to his house by Raj. While going Raj was talking with Ram.
You have delivered very well.Principal complimented me for bringing you to this function. Knowledgeable People will always be respected by people was true.Ram thanked have introduced me a Beautiful knowledgeable Crowd.Today is My memorable day.
Raj.Every day is memorable for you Ram.Because you are Making others Happy.
Ram was remembering the same comment from his Beautiful Vasanthi.He can not forget those Beautiful days.(tobe continued).
See You Next week.
July 19.011.


Your article,IndiaMust act like a Global power,was interesting to read.As a Indian Citizen i do want to see India'sGlobal power status.We have lot of internal things to set right ,to claim ourselves Global power.Poverty,Inflation,Corruption,Health and above all Education.are the Major tasks before us. A Good Administration Plays a Vital roll in any Country's Growth.Unfortunately a good governanceis not happening was sad and Painful.Unless and untill the above basic things are not eradicated ,we can not claim or act.When this will happen is the question mark. K.Ragavan. Chennai.47 By Ragavan
7/17/2011 9:49:00 AM

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tribute to CinematographerArthurA.Wilson.(151)

Today i am going to pen an another interesting film personality from South Indian film is none other then Cinematographer Arthur A.Wilson.Even though he has few films to his credit,all are Memorable one.He has worked with big actors and Directors is worth to be mentioned here.Neat out door shots are more visible in his movies.Ihave seen few memorable films of this Cinematographer.Those movies are Panchathanthram,PammalK. Shammandam,Vaanathaipola,VIP,aShajahan.The Much talked Vadivelu comedy Imsai arasanPulikesi was also by him.Today i am Happy to Pay tribute to this talented Cinematographer.
See You Next week,
July 18.011.


Web Site Comment in Hindustan Times,India on 18,July 11

The recent comment from Digvijay singh was unwanted and Blaming always BJP for terror involvementtand other allegations.Both Congress and BJP should stop commenting unwanted comments ,which is not relavent to the issues Before making any comments. issue should be proved.No body bother about the Commonman’s fate of the Country.Fighting for Power only more visible.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Certainly uncertain Article Published in The Gulf Today,UAE on 16,July 11.(208 th Week)

Children were playing in our building compound, while seniors were discussing day-to-day issues. Suddenly, my grandson called me from behind and showed a pigeon lying dead on the ground.

“When I was going to school in the morning, this pigeon was alive and playing.

How come now it is dead?” he asked, visibly upset.

Life is uncertain for any living creature. Why not people live in peace with each other, I wondered!

After all, life is short and we can make it sweet with compassion.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 15July 11 The attack on the Indian commercial capital was not only tragic but also condemnable.

In 2008, the people of Mumbai suffered from an attack by Islamist militants, and now they have to suffer from a second deadly attack.
I pray for the victims and for the speedy recovery of the injured.
K Ragavan, India


Web Site Comment in The Hindu,India
This is a Terrific Shock for the Second time to Mumbaikars ,after the 2008 Taj Hotel attack.Indian Commercial Capitol will be the Terrorist target,as Mumbai is More visible for seeing Progress.Print Media should restrict it's coverage for Dead Photos,as today's younger Generation is reading news papers regularly,Particularly The Hindu,because of it's Language.I Pray for the Victims and Speedy recovery for the Injured.
from: K.Ragavan
Posted on: Jul 14, 2011 at 10:36 IST

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


14 Jul 2011 The National – News
Killing is ominous for Afghanistan

Your news report Karzai’s brother shot dead by assassin (July 13) was sad and painful to read.
The brutal murder of Ahmad Wali Karzai deserves to be widely condemned. This is a clear indication of the power the Taliban still have. Once the US troops withdraw, will Afghans be able to protect themselves?
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Web Site Comment in The Hindu,India Inspite of so many allegations,and two Minister's resignations from its alley's,Congress still continuing with DMK was really a surprising one..In the coming days Many will follow the previous Ministers.In the reshuffle congress should be very careful in allocating berths.
from: K.Ragavan
Posted on: Jul 10, 2011 at 12:38 IST

Monday, July 11, 2011

Life is Beauti ful. 68.

Opportunity won't come very often to people to prove their worth.Prasanna's case opportunity came only once, and he proved his mettle,.Leaders are not Born,but made was Ram's-philosophy. Ram has got the Strong Belief that Prasanna will become a Good Leader in the future.At that time Ram received a call from Raj.
Hello Ram,How are you.
Ram.I am fine.How are you and family.
Raj.All are fine.What is your Programme on Coming Saturday.
Ram.I may go out,what is the matter.
Raj.i Want to Propose your name,for a function in J.S.S. College of Engineering.
Ram.Regarding, what.
Raj They have annual day function on Saturday,for that they want to invite Some Guests to deliver a Speech.Ithoughtof you,because the Topic was Leadership.The Principal is my friend,requested me to bringa Good speaker.
Ram.You think ,i am capable of Delivering.
Raj.Certainly Ram.
Ram.I Appreciateyour confidence.Iwill come on that day.What time the function.
Raj.Evening 6.P.M.iwill come and pick you.Iam going to cover this Programme in our Paper.
Ram.o.k.Iwill wait for you ,sharp 5-30.P.M.on Saturday.Bye.(to be continued).
See you Next Week,
July 12.011.

Letter .

Health awarenessLetter Published in KhaleejTimes,UAE
12 July 2011

This is with reference to the news report, (KT, July 11) ‘Health education in schools mandatory’. It was interesting to read. Health plays a vital roll in every one’s life.

The introduction of health education by the Dubai Health Authorities is a welcome development. Students must be aware of the basic health issues such as smoking, drug abuse, depression and First aid treatment.

K. Ragavan, by email

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tribute to Editor R.Vittal.(150).

To day i remembered an another Versatile Editor who has created a big impact,three decades back in south Indian films is none other then Editor R.Vittal.worked With all Top class Directors and actors.He was associated with veteran Director S.P.Muthuraman for Many years.He has plenty of films including Tamil,Telugu and Malayalam to his credit.I Have seen couple of his Memorable films .Those films are,Bhuvana oru kelvikuri,Puthu kavithai,Priya,Japanil Kalyanaraman,Thungathy thambi,Naan Mahan alla, oruku upadesam,Sagalakalavallavan andKakisattai.Still many i have seen,not remembering.
He was one of the Few Editors respected by the film fraternity.Today i am happy to tribute this Stalwart.
See You Next week
July 11.011

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Paper on Wrong side scandal
Letter Published in The National,Uae on 10.July 11 I was interesting to read that exeditor Andrew Coulson has been detained in the UK ( News of the World’s former editor Coulson arrested, July 9).
Normally print and TV media expose scams and corruption by other elements of society, business or officials. People want to be able to trust the media
K.Ragavan India

Friday, July 8, 2011


Power problem Article Published in The Gulf Today,UAEon 9 July 11.(207thArticle.)

Recently while talking to my friend, the power of my mobile went off. I was upset because it was not even 14 months since I had purchased the handset.

After some time, I managed to talk to my friend and he asked me why I was not reachable. When I said the power had gone, he replied, “In our area, once in 15 days power is cut off for eight hours.”

I explained that I was referring to power in my handset and we had a hearty laugh.
K. Ragavan


Web Site Comment in The New Indian Express,India The resignation of Dayanidhi maran's, was expected long before.Unfortunately he was claiming he is too innocent,but too Cunning.Iwon't surprise this is not the end,many will follow.The Nation was Looted by the Tax Payer's money ,by the Corrupt Politicians.Because of this ,inflation is increasing and the Commonman i scontinue to suffer.When this will be over is the questionmark.? K.Ragavan. Chennai.47 By Ragavan
7/8/2011 9:16:00 AM

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Railways safety Letter Published in KhaleejTimes Uae
8 July 2011

The report of 30 people dying in India after a train smashed into their bus was painful to read. This is only one of many tragic accidents. The Indian Railways have often faced many such accidents and casualities.
The authority concerned should look into the important issue of railway safety and have periodic monitoring to over come this problem.

-K.Ragavan. Chennai, India

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Web Site Comment in The Hindu,India Your article,End this drift on Telangana,was nice and interesting to read.Even after the earlier promises made by the Govt and followed by SriKrishna Committee's report Govt has not settled this issue was sad and painful.Due to delay in taking the decision ,some unforeseen developments may arise,which will be very much affect the Commonman.Will the UPA Govt address this important issue.?
from: K.Ragavan
Posted on: Jul 6, 2011 at 10:21 IST

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Web Site Comment in The New Indian Express,India Your article ,SC sets upSIt to probe Black Money issue was Good to read. Apart from SC'S earlier Order and Opposition Partie'sprotest on Black money issue,still the Govtwas not doing any thing on this issue was sad.Unless and untill this issue is not controlled ,inflation will continue.The Common man will continue to suffer,because of the Govt's negligence.This issue should be addressed immediately by theUPAGovt. K.Ragavan. Chennai.47 By Ragavan
7/4/2011 7:42:00 PM

Life is Beauti ful. 67

Ram took the Phone,Prasanna was on the other line.
Sir,How are you.Since evening i was trying your Number
Ram.Sorry Prasanna,i wentto Murthy's house ,came just now.How are you and Mother.
Prasanna.She is fine.I got My confirmation sir ,
Ram.Congratulations. Iam very happy to hear this.
Prasanna.All with your Blessings sir.
Ram.It is all God's blessings.
Prasanna.Through you only i got this Job.
Ram.Because of your talents ,you got this.
Prasanna.Sir ,i want to invite you and Mr Murthy's family for Lunch next Sunday.
Ram.Why you are taking trouble.
Prasanna.Not at all.I want to spent some time with you and Mr, Murthy.That is the reason i am asking you.Iwill tell Mr,Murthy tomorrow in the office.
Prasanna.This time,we are going to Hotel Southern star
Ram.As you wish.See you on Sunday .
Prasanna.Good nightsir,
Ram.Same to you.See you on Sunday.
Ram was happy about Prasanna's Growth.One should utilize the opportunity is his principle.(tobe continued).
See You Next week

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tribute 149.

Tribute to Editor ,Director B.Lenin.(149).
Today i am going to pen an another interesting film personality created a big impact both in Tamil and Malayalam Films,is none other then Editor B.Lenin.He is the Son of Late Veteran Director A.Bhim singh ,known for his Directorial touchin Many films with Topclass actors.Lenin worked with Many Top class Directors like S.Shaankarand Dharani.He has more Tamil and Malayalam pictures to his credit.Ihave seen some Memorable films of himin Tamil.Those films are Anjali,Indian,Gentlemen,Kaathalan,Vaali Dhill,Muthalvan and Kushi is important.He has also contributed as a Editor in one Hindi film.He has won National Award as a Best Director for the film Ooruku Nooruper.He is known for his Editing Style and respected from the Film Fraternity.Ihave been mentioning earlier Editing plays a Very important roll in Films.Today Most of the Young People opting for Editorial Subject in Film institutes is not an Exaggerated one.Today i am Happy to tribute this Stalwart.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, July 3, 2011


K. Ragavan
Retired from UAE Letter Published in KhaleejTimes,on 3.July 11 KTReaderspeak
Chennai, India

It is only on holidays that one can visit relatives and new places. Everyone wants to relax during their holidays

Friday, July 1, 2011


Web Site Comment in The New Indian Express,India Your article,Batcha's death was murder,not suicide-CBI,was good to read.This is a dramatic development in 2G Spectrum's.casefrom CBI.The Expectation from the People of India,truth should come out,and Guilty should be punished..In India Murders are common,which has Proved recently in UP.Good development. By Ragavan
7/1/2011 8:59:00 AM