Monday, December 31, 2012

Tribute to Writer,Producer and Directr Anil Sharma 227.

Today i am going to pen another important personality from the Bolly wood film Industry is none other than Director Anil Sharma.Started his career with  Late Director  B.R.Chopra for couple of his films  and later became   independent Producer,Writer and Director . More than  three decades he has given good remarkable movies with all today's leading actors viz,Dharmendra ,Amitabh Bachan, Vinod Khanna, Sunny Deol,Bobby Deol Salman khan,Arbazkhan, Karishma Kapoor and many others.His films are more entertaining,with  Good Music, songs,and Cinematography.Even though he has given nearly twenty pictures  i have seen few memorable movies.Those movies are ,Hukumat,Elaan-e-Jung,Farishtay,Gadar  Ek Prem Kahani,The Hero.Love Story of a Spy,Ab TumhareHawaleWatanSaathiyo,Veer,and Apne.His movies are fast action packed with good stunts and thrill.  Excellent   Cinematography by   Kabirlal and Gopi shah    for Hero and Veer is worth to be mentioned here.His films are Multistar cast and big budget movies.Today i am happy to tribute this  Talented result oriented Director.
See You Next Week,

My Letters and Articles Published in 2012.

My Letters and Articles Published in 2012.
1.The New Indian Express,India .
(Including Edex,and Action Please Column). 58.
2.The Hindu ,India.                                         1.
3.Out Look Magazine, India.                           1.
4.The Gulf Today,Sharjah ,UAE.                    46.
5.The National,AbuDhabi ,UAE.                     40.
6.Gulf News,Dubai ,UAE.                                6
7.Khaleejtimes,Dubai ,UAE                              1.
Total.                                                               153.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

New year 2013.

Wishing the Entire Google  team,Bloggers,and readers a Very Happy and Healthy New Year.


 Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 31Dec 12             The Politics  and Economics of India's story is Breeding Monsters was true and interesting.Indian POlitics has become worse over the past few months, establishing more corruption,Scams and now more rape cases.The over whelming protests throughout the nation showed the anger of people, particularly young women and students

Saturday, December 29, 2012


Decisive action needed on Syria          Letter Published in The National Uae on 30 Dec 12
Syria: no plan, no timetable, no peace (December 28) reflects a very sad state of affairs.
The Syrian civil war is continuing despite global concern and an appeal from the UN Security Council.
Opposition parties and the Syrian people clearly want to be rid of Bashar Al Assad, yet the situation is still dragging on.
The question is: who will make the difficult but essential move that will lead to a new transitional government?
K Ragavan, India

Friday, December 28, 2012

Article 282.

Number game       Article Published in The Gulf today UAE on dec 29,12(282).

A friend arranged a short-trip picnic for our group. On the specified date, we assembled at the prescribed place. My friend started counting the numbers and felt one person was missing. He was murmuring repeatedly that it was one less in the group.

When I asked him whether he included himself in the count, he blushed and accepted the mistake. The picnic turned out to be enjoyable and we merrily pulled his leg most of the time over the incident. 
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


  Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 27 Dec 12.           One more tragedy in India rape case

was sad and painful to read (December 25).
The recent protest by women and students turned violent because some police mishandled the situation. Still, I pray for the grieving family members of the police and speedy recovery for the injured in the protest. K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Life is Beautiful 144.

Ram took the phone.Driver Ali was on the other line
Sir,I am coming at 7P.M to pick you.
Ram.O.K.Ali that is the right time to leave.I will be ready.
Ram arranged his suit case and checked all his gift items are in order.He  bought many useful  gifts for his friends.After keeping  all the items he checked any thing left in the room.Nothing was there.At that time Kathambari called
Hello Did Ali called you Ram.
Ram.Yes,he said he will come at 7P.M.
Kathambari.Fine.You just sign the bill in the Counter and do n't pay any tips to the bearer.We will give.I am unable to come to the Air port because of some appointment.Wish you happy and safe journey.Hope to see you  soon.
Ram.Thank you once again for all the  help.See you soon.Bye.
At 7 Ali  came took Ram .They reached the Air port  at 7-30.The flight was at 9-30.Ram thanked Ali  for all his help during his stay.Ali replied politely.
It's my pleasure Sir.See you soon in this Golden city.
Ram checked his baggage and came to the World famous Dubai Duty free shop and thrilled to seeThe Varities of Chocolates , Nuts and Many items.He was wondering a Small country has developed to this extent with all modern Infrastructure facilities particularly the Emirates Separate Airport for both Arrivals and Departures.Purely because of the Committed Leaders  of the Arab Emirates and their vision He was also put a question to himself .Why not My country with Vast resources  have not come up to this extent.The only answer he got was no political will,Vision and above all Corruption. When he read  the paper inside the aircraft  he was shocked to read the recent Delhi girl raped by a gan of people..His co passenger was commenting to Ram, Very sad incident .Even in day time also no safety for women  in. Our country
Ram.You are right Sir.This is really a shocking horrifying news for many parents who has daughters.
Out country should bring a strong bill for   the people who are doing this.
Passanger.I do n't think wheather  they will do it or not.again Political will .
Ram. Hope  They will. do it .By that time the Aircaft started moving
(To be continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, December 24, 2012

Tribute to Director K.Selva Bharathy.226.

Today i remembered an   another interesting film personality  from the tamil film industry is none other than Director K.Selva Bharathy.Started his career with Directors  Mani Vannan and Sunder C. later become an independent Director with his Own identity.Today's top class actors SatyaRaj,  Vijay, Prasanth,Sunder C. Simran, Devayanai  Vivek  are  acted in his films.In  his Two and half decades he has given Memorable movies to the Cine fans .Good story,Screen play  dialogues Music,Songs and Cinematography are visible in his  films. I have seen few memorable movies of this Director.Those films are, Ninaithen Vanthai, Muratukalai,Vaseegara,Piriya Manavale,and Vivaramaanaalu,He is one of the few talented Up coming Directors liked by the film fraternity.Today i am happy to tribute this Director.
See You Next Week,

Friday, December 21, 2012

Article 281.

Setting goals                   Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on 22DEc 12.(Article 281).

I find it funny that in the earlier days parents decided the ambition of children. If they dreamt that their sons or daughters would become doctors or engineers they would accordingly force them to follow that path. The modern generation is more mature. 

It is children who decide their future. A friend called me up to say that his son had been selected for the IIT entrance examination. I was happy because both he and his son had wished for the IIT course. 
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Women in India deserve safety   Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 20 Dec 12

In spite of many earlier incidents and resulting assurances made by the Delhi chief minister, the menace of rape continues (
December 19).
This is simply unacceptable; there are too many such cases.
It is sad to think that women are not safe even in the daytime. The authorities concerned should take stern action to stop this kind of treatment of women. K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Life is Beautiful 143.

After introducing Nandini to Ram  Vasanthy  was asking Nandini,
We are going to Sam sung Show room and after that we are going to have our lunch.Why do n't you Join with us.
Nandini.Thank you.I have some  work.You carry on. Now Give me a miss call.I will call you tomorrow.
Vasanthy.O.K.We will meet tomorrow.Take care ,Bye.
After her departure Ram and Vasanthy bought a  new mobile phone from Samsung came out took a taxi 
reached Saravana Bhavan Restaurant.
Ram.Nice to see Saravana Bhavan in Sharjah.
Vasanthy.What type of food you want.Shall we take North indian thali.
Ram.As you wish.We will have North indian .
Vasanthy.After reaching Mysore Mail me.My id  i  have written here.
Ram.Sure i will mail you.By that time Two plates of thali came.
Ram was enjoying the delicious Brinjal sambar and Beans curry.Vasanthy enjoyed her  favourite Sweet Basanthi .Ram too.
Vasanthy.What time you will be leaving to the Air Port
Ram.IKathambari said she will call .
Vasanthy.Fine.Bearer give me the bill to me.
Ram.No ,i Will pay for this.
Vasanthy.You are treating me for the new job.
Ram.Not for that.After returning I am taking you and Kathambari for a Big treat.
Vasanthy.Ram  just for fun i asked you.You are My treat.
After paying the bill Ram,
Vasanthy First , i will leave you and  then  go to my hotel.
Vasanthy.No Ram ,I am in the other direction.I will take a Cab and go.Happy and Safe Journey to you.
Expecting your mail.Ram.O.K.Take care.My Dubai Visitis a Memorable one.
Vasanthy.Bye Ram Ilove you.
Ram.I too.Bye.
Ram reached his hotel.When he opened the door his phone was ringing
(To be continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, December 17, 2012


Third Chance        Letter Published in The New Indian Express ,India on 18,Dec 12
The Real Contest in Gujara tis Modi vs Modiand  Nobody Else Matters by Prabhu Chawla was meaningful and thought provoking.As  rightly put Modi has done a good work for the middle class with special focus on electricity and water.For his vision and foresight the people will surely give him a third chance.

Tribute 225.

Tribute to Writer Sandilyan 225
Today i am going to pen another interesting personality who has created a big impact in Tamil Historical Novels and stories is none other than Bhasyam Iyengar Popularly known in his pen name as Sandilyan .Known for his romantic writing and descriptions in Most of his Historical Novels .His authenticity in History quotings and creativity is Superb.Inspired by the late Governor General Raja Gopalachary in his College days Joined in Indian Independence movement is worth to be mentioned here.Worked in Various Publications ad Particularly Kumudam Magazine gave him a good fame.His Contribution to Tamil Historical Novels and Family stories is highly applaudable. Among his huge contributions i have read few of his remarkable novels. Those Novels and stories ,KadalPura,YavanaRani,Raja Perigai ,KadalRani Malai Vasal, and Biography of Sri Ramanujar. He is one of the few Writers highly respected in the Writers world .His few contribution to film field as a writer is important. He has served in the old Popular Paper Sudesamitran , Magazine Amuthasurabi and Kumudam and contributed many stories which was welcomed by the readers.Today also his creations are remembered by his readers. Even though he has departed two and half decades back his memorable Novels and Stories in front of us.Vanathi Pathipagam published his contributions and made him more popular.In the History we had Chanakya and in tamil History Novels Sandilyan is remembered by million of his readers..Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Versatile writer.What little i know i have mentioned here.If there is any error kindly ignore.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, December 16, 2012


US can act to stop senseless killing       Letter Published in The National,Uae on 17Dec 12
Mass killer forced his way in to school was painful to read (December 16). These crimes are too common in the US. The government should take stern action to avoid this type of incident in the future.
Until then, I pray for the families in Connecticut who have lost everything in this senseless, brutal act of murder.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, December 14, 2012

Article 280.

Family bonds           Article Published in The Gulf Today,Uae on 15Dec 12 (Article 280).

People keep saying that the fast, modern lifestyle is destroying family bonds. I do not agree. I received a call early in the morning from my grandson. I thought he was looking for company for basketball practice.

I asked him what time I had to reach his place. “You need not come. I rang up to wish you a happy birthday,” he replied. I was impressed. Family bonds can remain strong irrespective of social speed.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Walmart claims raise questions
Inquiry in Walmart lobbying charges (December 13) was interesting.  Letter Published in The National,Uae on  14 Dec 12.
The opposition parties have welcomed the Indian government's decision to appoint a retired judge to head an inquiry into recent allegations of Walmart influencing officials so they could enter the Indian market.
Despite passing the Foreign Direct Investments Bill in both houses of parliament, the United Progressive Alliance government is now facing these allegations.
What will the party do to clear this issue?
K Ragavan, India

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Today's Leaders         Letter Published in The New Indian Express ,India dec 12,(BangaloreEdition).
Your Opinion Piece'Absenceof Towering leaderswas good and meaningful(TNIE Dec 10)The Fact thattoday committed leadersare becoming a rare commodityin the Indian Politicalscenario is true.The author has  aptly compared our leaders with Mandelaand said that young sters should take the lead now.Politicians must have a clean
background, foresight and vision.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Life is Beautiful 142.

Next day Vasanthy called Ram  at 9.A.M.
Good Morning Ram,Had your Break fast.
Ram.Not yet,i was expecting your call.
Vasanthy.Thank you.I too was eagerly waiting to talk with you.Iwill come to City Cente at 10.A.m.After spending some time we will have Lunch. i will wait in the Main Entrance where we met last time.
Ram.O.K. See you in City Centre.
Ram reached the main entrance  at 10.30. sharp  saw Vasanthy was waiting for him.She was looking more beautiful with Blue Saree.She smiled gently seeing Ram.
You are in time.Icame five minitues before.What time your flight
Ram.Night 12.30.Pm.
Vasanthy. Fine ,You have enough time.I want to present a gift  to you.
Ram. Do n't worry about that YouYour self a great gift to me.
Vasanthy.For my happiness  you should accept that.
Ram.What is thatGift.
Vasanthy.I t is a New Mobile Phone from Samsung you have all apps.After returning from India you should talk to me daily
Ram.Oh My God.You are crazy.
Vasanthy.Yes,I am crazy. I do n't want to miss you Like the past
Ram.For me too .
Vasanthy.Let us go to the Samsung Show room.
Both are entering to the Samsung show room.At that time Some body was calling
Hi Vasanthy How are you
Vasanthy.Pleasant Surprise to see you Nandini in Dubai.
Vasanthy.Meet Ram this is Nandini my Newzealand friend.When you came .
Nandini.Yesterday.You Both are very nice Pair. In fact i wanted to call you but i missed your Number but remembering Kathambari's office .Want to call her tomorrow.I am very happy to see you here.
(to be continued)
See.You Next Week,


Clean Record Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 11Dec12
Absence of Towering Leaders by Surendra Kumar was meaningful.Today Committed Leaders are a rare Commodity in Indian POlitical Scenario.Politicians should have clean record, good foresight and vision to set an example for others.

Tribute to Writer ,actor Kader Khan 224.

Today i am going to write another very good film personality from the Bolly wood film industry has created a big impact is none other than Writer ,actor Kader Khan.He has worked with top class actors as well Directors given memorable movies is worth to be mentioned here.As a Comedy and Character actor he won many film fare awards.He was associated with Late Director Manmoha n Desai  for many of his films.The Combination of actor  Govinda ,Kaderkhan  and Director David Dawan films   made  very  big hits in those days.He was also worked with Late Director Prakash Mehra with Amitabh Bachan  for few films.Crisp ,Powerful and Meaningful dialoqueswill be more visible in his films.He is More known for Hindu family dramas with beautiful dialoques.Even though he has many films to his credit, i have seen few films of this doyen.Those films are,Coolie,Sharaabi,Ganga Jamuna Saraswati,Des Premee,Lawaris,Suhaag,Parvaresh,Muqader ka Sikandar,Amar Akbar Anthony,Himmat wala,Coolie No1,
Main Khiladi  Tu Anari,Karma,Dharam veer, and Justice Chowdary.I  have  not remember some more films
i have seen. I have been repeatedly mentioning  we have talented technicians and Script, Dialoque writers  in our Indian Cinema.This Industry is Going tremendously over the Years and still it can accommodate Many future technicians.Today i am happy to tribute this talented 77  Year old writer.
See You Next Week,

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Why are Bhopal victims Waiting   Letter Published in The National,Uae on Dec 6,012
I am writing in reference to Call for 
gas disaster justice (December 4). More than 28 years since the Bhopal incident, it is sad that the Indian government has not been able to settle the issue.
This is one of the major disasters in Indian history, with more than 15,000 victims.
And yet, and it is unacceptable that there has been no concrete resolution. K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Life is Beautiful 141.

After the Meeting Kathambari took Ram to his Hotel.While driving she was asking Ram,
Ram Tomorrow you are flying by Emirates.You want to go for Shopping i will take you.
Ram.Thank you Kathambari  for all your help,bringing me to this Beautiful country making me one of your family members in  your Organisation.
Kathambari .No Ram,it 's all because of your  nice delivery, and mingling with people.
Ram.I have to prove my  worth once i come back..
 Kathambari. You will.I told Mum about your   appointment.She was very happy.
Ram.Now you drop me in my Hotel.Tomorrow morning i will go to City Centre buy some gifts for my friends.
Kathambari Reached his Hotel.O.K. Bye now,See you tomorrow.
Ram  came to his room changed his dress.Waiter came with tea.Ram was  sipping  the tea By that time his phone was ringing.Vasanthy was in the other side.
Congratulations Ram,
Ram.Thank you Vasanthy.
Vasanthy.I am extremely happy that you are going to be with me.
Ram.Me too,after many years  i am going to have this opportunity,which i am sincerely thanking  to God.
Vasanthy.When you will be back.
Ram . A Fortnight time.
Vasanthy.That much time i have to wait for you.
Ram.Having waited for twenty eight years ,you are not able to wait for fifteen days.
Vasanthy.Yes Ram.I  am not in a Position to wait for fifteen days.Tell me you  will wait
Ram.I can not help.  I have to spent few days with my friends.
Vasanthy.O.K. I am sorry,Friends are your asset i forgotten.
Ram.Where are you now.
Vasanthy.I am at home.Kathambari has gone to a Birth day party.
Ram.Tomorrow why do n't you come to City Centre in the Morning.
Vasanthy.I will call you in the Morning.Bye now . I love you Ram.
Ram.I too love Beautiful Vasanthy.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tribute to Cinematographer,Director Ravi Varman 223.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality who has established his name in Four Languages films,Tamil,Telugu,Malayalam and Hindi films is none other than Cinemato grapher  Director Ravi varman. Influenced by his mother's  demise picture in his earlier days later become an excellent Cinematographer
who has created a very big name is worth to be mentioned here. He has worked with Today's top class actors and Directors.He has won awards for his Wonderful work  for  Anniyan and  Dasavatharam from  Film fare  and ITFA.Anniyan and Dasavatharam  made  him a big name. Beautiful indoor ,out door as well
excellent special effects will be more visible in his films.I have seen few films  of this Stalwart's memorable movies. Those films are Anniyan ,Dasavatharam,Auto graph,Villu,,Five star and Phir Milenge (Hindi). One of the Few  talented  Cinematographers respected by the film fraternity.Today in Indian Cinema Particularly in
tamil film talented technicians are delivering their work in their own field.Apart from this Ravi varman has worked with 500 TV Commercials and  Directed Moscovin Kaveri a tamil film.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Up coming Cinematographer
See You Next Week,

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Celebrations are well deserved               Letter Published in The National,Uae on 3 Dec 12.
I enjoyed reading 7 emirates celebrate strength as a nation (November 30).
In spite of the limited water resources and harsh climate, what was once desert has developed in to a beautiful country with modern infrastructure.
This should be applauded, as should the commitment of the Rulers of the country.
I hope everyone in the UAE had a very happy, safe and healthy National Day.
K Ragavan, India

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Compensation hope for victims Letter Published in The National ,UAE on 29,Nov 12.
Dhaka fire puts plight of workers in the spotlight (November 28) is a sad story.
The factory accident not only claimed 112 lives but also inflicted terrible losses to Bangladesh, as the garment industry is a major source of revenue for that nation.
The factory owners are also key players in national politics, and I hope that the victims are properly compensated.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Life is Beautiful 140.

Life is Beautiful 140.

November 27, 2012
After the heavy lunch Mr,Atkinson took Ram to his cabin.
Ram,hope you have enjoyed your lunch.Menu was suggested by Kathambari.
Ram.Yes i enjoyed the items Mr Atkinson. will also enjoy the Letter of appointment.Kindly go through this contract and sign in the Duplicate.Packages we have given as per the International Standards.
Ram gone through the Appointment letter ,taken a back with Full of Joy.
Mr,Atkinson i never expected this offer wheather i deserve in this Media field.
Atkinson.Certainly you deserve this package. If you want to modify please feel free to tell.I will do it.
Ram.Thank you for your Beautiful Words.Having served Two and half decades as a Professor My last salary was 45000,in India.After three years now i am offered this package is really Unimaginable.I thank for the Confidence you bestowed on me that i will deliver.
Atkinson.Mr Ram i strongly believe Quality people should be taken care. You are leaving to India tomorrow will be back in Fifteen days.We will send your Visa and ticket after few days.Any question,feel free.
Ram.No Question Mr,Atkinson.
Atkinson.O.K. Kathambari will explain you about our Philosophy once you come back.Now
You can go round to our studio and see how we are functioning.
Atkinson.O.K. After finishing this Ali will drop you in your Hotel.I have some appointment , Wishing you a Happy and Safe Journey tomorrow.Bye.
Ram.Bye ,
Ram was thrilled to see each and every departments functions.Particulary Editorial and International affairs.Kathambari was returned after her work.
Ram are you happy with your letter of appointment.
Ram.It was Beautiful offer.I never expected ,it ‘s all because of you.
Kathambari. No,it’s because of your intelligence.
(tobe continued0.
See You Next Week,

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tribute to CinematographerV.Manikandan 222.

 Another interesting  Personality has worked in Three languages films  with top class Directors and created a big impact in the Film Industry is none other than Cinematographer V.Manikandan.Contributed his wonderful work in More than 3000 Advertisement films in the earlier days  later established his own identity is worth to be mentioned here.Manikandan's remarkable works  was applauded by Directors Mani Ratnam and Shankar.Known for his indoor , out door work and visual effects  in Tamil ,Malayalam and Hindi films.
He has worked with Actors like Shahrukhan,Vikram,Prabhu Deva and Many others.He has  won the award for his best Cinematography for Anniyan film  directed by Shankar.Vikram made a good name in this movie.Om Shanthi om was also brought a good name for this Cinematographer Director Farah Khan made a Good name in this movie. In his two decades of film career he has given many memorable movies.I have seen few films of this Stalwart.Those films are,Sengottai,Mr Romeo,Pennin Manathai thottu,Anniyan and ,Om Shanthi Om,Kuch na kaho,Main Ho naa, and Billu in Hindi films.Today i am happy to tribute this award winning Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Friday, November 23, 2012

Article 278.

Communication gap’                 Article Published in The Gulf Today,Uae on 24 Nov 12(278)

Relocating from one place to another is a challenging task. I recently shifted from Chennai to Bangalore.

Interestingly, getting a new SIM card activated for my mobile has become the most difficult task. Many of my friends seem to be upset that I am not responding to their calls. One friend whom I met across the street this week said I am “acting too busy.” In these days of high connectivity, it seems I am a victim of a “communication gap.”
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Web Site Comment in Gulf News Uae on 21 Nov 12 , This is a Good news for the 2008 Victims family members.Entire India is Celebrating Kasav's hanging.He has not commanded Sympathy because of his act even though he is Very Young.Terrorism should be Punished Severly whether internal or external. Indian Judicial system should follow the same decision for the pending cases like AfzalGuru. K.Ragavan. Bangalore. India K.Ragavan, Bangalore, India

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Win Power Back                   Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 21.Nov 12
Leaderless,Rudderless,BJP Has it's Eyes Wide shut in coming Debacle,by Prabu Chawla,analysis boldly the internal conflicts in the BJP,including the allegations on it's President.To keep it's relevance the BJP Should come out with concrete plans to win over the situation. Fighting for power with out any ideology is not going to serve the purpose.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Life is Beautiful 139.

Ram took the phone.Kathambari was on the other end
Ram what is your decision on our Offer.
Ram.Accepting Kathambari.Where to meet your M.D.
Kathambari.You can meet him in our office.Ali will come and pick you there.In Half an hour's time he will be there.Lunch you can have with us.
Kathambari  kept the phone.
Vasanthy.Then i will make a move.I will keep in touch with my hero.
Ram. Fine.You only have to call.
Vasanthy.Yes Ram .Bye now .Take care.
Ram.You too.
After Vasanthy's departure Ram  changed his dress. with  his favourite  green colur suite.After few minitues Ali came picked him for the Office.
While driving Ali was telling
Ram sir,today Kathambari Madam told that you are joining our company.Congrats and welcome .
Ram.Thank you Ali.
After twenty minitues drive Ram reached his new office.
In the reception Kathambari was welcoming  him.My congratulations for your  acceptence.Our M.D .is waiting for you .
They entered in to M.D.'s cabin.M.D.Atkinson was welcoming Ram.
Thank you for your acceptence.I welcome  you to this Wonderful Organisation.
Ram.Thank you.
M.D. You have to exit this Country for  our applying Employment visa.Your present status is only Visit .You will get your Visa in a fort night's time.By that time you can relax and meet your friends.
Ram.This sound's me very nice.I too want to meet my friends.
M.D.Today you are very smart with this suit.
Ram.Thank you for your compliment. I like green colur.
M.D.Let us have lunch first.Then i will issue your letter of appointment.
(tobe continued)
See You Next week,

Tribute to Director V.Z.Durai.221.

Another interesting film personality came to my mind  today is none other than Director V.Z.Durai from tamil film industry.In a short span of One decade time  he has given few films and established his name is not a exaggerated one.Today's Up coming actors like Ajit,Bharath,Vikram Simbu ,and Prakash Raj acted in his movies.Good screenplay Cinematography and ,Songsare isible in his pictures.Even though he has Directed few films all the films are welcomed by the Film fans. Ihave seen  all the four films of  him..Those films are Mugavari,Kathal sadugudu,Nepali and Thoti Jaya.Mugavari ,Nepali and Kathal sadugudu gave  him a good name He is Preparing for his new movie will be released in 2012. Today i am happy to tribute this Up coming talented Director
See You Next week,

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Exercise key to beating diabetes              Letter Published in The National Uae on 18,Nov 12
Your editorial Commit to good health (November14) was quite revealing.
According to the World Health Organisation, the number of global diabetes cases will be double the current figure of 346 million by 2030. This is really an alarming situation.
The fact that the UAE has so many cases of diabetes is a sad state of affairs.
Clearly, we all have to look after our health carefully. Choosing the right diet and making a little exertion each day will certainly reduce the incidence of diabetes.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, November 16, 2012

Article 277.

Reduce noise                  Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae,on 17Nov 12(277).

Diwali festival, as celebrated in India, is different from how it is done by Indians living in other countries. While more and more people are switching to colourful decorations and feasts, there is still a section that believes in making it noisy by bursting crackers. 

Most crackers are not only dangerous, but the elderly, animals  and sick people are affected by the noise. 

The festival can be made more sweet with less noise. 
K. Ragavan

Monday, November 12, 2012

Life is Beautiful 138.

Ram opened the door saw the room waiter was standing.Good Morning Sir,There is a Letter for you.
Ram.Me,from where.Give me.
Ram opened the letter it was from Prasanna.He was asking Ram when he will come to Mysore because he is leaving for Italy in few days.He has also mentioned that he will call him in the evening.
Ram came inside told Vasanthy about Prasanna and  the letter.
Vasanthy.I am happy Prasanna has got high respect for  you.I am proud of you .
Ram.Thank you.What i your Programme.
Vasanthy.I want to spent some time with you.
Ram.Fine.What you would like to have.
Vasanthy.Thanks.I brought you Badam cake prepared by me.
Ram.What is the Occassion.
Vasanthy.Nothing it is  My happiness  for your new job.
Ram took the cake.It was nice .You take
Vasanthy.Yes,how was it.
 Ram.Nice Beautiful taste .More ghee.
Vasanthy.Yes,i put more ghee.I know you like more ghee.I remember when we had Mysore Pak two and half decades back from  Venkateswara sweets,Chick pet in Bangalore.
Ram.I too remember.
Vasanthy.Old memories we can not forget Ram i was longing to meet you all this years.
Ram.i  too.But time went fast.
Vasanthy.When you want to join.
Ram. First i want to go to Mysore for few days then i can report.
Vasanthy.You can join immediately.
Ram.Ido n't know about Kathambari's M.D.Decision.
By thattime Ram's Mobile was ringing.
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,


Stay off Mobile when on the road    Letter Published in The National Uae on 13Nov 12
Motor bikes, mobiles and chat-up a fatal combination says minister (November 12) rings so true.
In India, the use of two-wheelers and mobile phones is increasing day by day. Youngsters talking to their friends while riding is leading to major accidents.
This has become a global problem, and I think it’s time for governments to step in and control this behaviour. K Ragavan, India

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tribute to CinematoGrapher,Director Kabir Khan 220.

To day i am going to Pen another interesting film personality from Bolly wood created a Big impact with his few films is none other than Director, Cinematographer Kabir Khan.Started his career as CinematoGrapher for the Documentry movie beyond the Himalayas and The Forgotten army  was Directed by him Based on Subhas Chandra Bose,s Indian army.This  Documentry got  name for this talented Directo    later came to the big screen.He was associated with Late Stalwart Yash Raj Chopra for three of his films.I have seen two of his Memorable films of this Director.Those films are,Kabul Express,and Ek Tha Tiger.His films are fast,Musical and Lovely Cinematography with Message Kabul Express was acted by  John Abraham and Ek Tha Tiger Salman khan made a big hits..Commercially Ek Tha Tiger made a Good impact in the Industry .Assem Misra's Beautiful Cinematography , Stunts, and Katrina Kaif 's romantic performance ,Salman Khan's fast action and above all Kabir Khan's able Direction made Ek Tha Tiger talk of the town.I have been repeatedly mentioning Today Indian Cinema has got talented Technicians with able Delivery.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Up coming Director.
See You Next Week,

Friday, November 9, 2012

Article 276.

Film fun Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae  on  10 Nov 12  (276).

I hardly watch movies. But recently my grandchildren forced me to join them in watching a film at a cinema.

Luckily, the movie was interesting. What I enjoyed more was the time I spent with my family as part of the outing. Nothing makes us happy more than a joint family outing.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Obama needs to focus on region   Letter Published in The National,Uae on 8Nov 12

The fact that US President Barack Obama will have a second term in the White House is really good news for the US people and for that nation’s economy.
Americans have shown their confidence in Mr Obama, but he has many issues to deal with, particularly concerning the Middle East.
Will he deliver on the diplomatic front? We will have to wait and see. K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Time for Change       Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 7Nov 12
Prabhu Chawla's ,The Crusade Against Corruption Missing the Big,Bad Dirty Picture was good and Meaningful.The observation that in India the best way to Make Money is to Join Politics is true.With out working for the Commonman ,leaders are looting the National exchequer.The Time is ripe for a voting revolution.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Life is Beautiful 137.

Ram was admiring Vasanthy's frank open comment on him.Vasanthy too like Ram's beautiful comments on her.True love and affection is not living together was evident in this pair's back ground.Inspite of  not reading Vasanthy's letter Ram was confident on her stand  in  Kathambari. By that time Ram's Phone was ringing
Ram took the phone.Kathambari was in the other line.Ram what is your answer on ourproposal to you.
Ram.I was waiting for your call ,I accept the offer.
Kathambari.Fine,i was looking for this positive answer from you.Iwill come and pick you to our office at 12.P.M.
Ram.I will be ready at 12.p.m.Kathambari left the phone.
Vasanthy.Well,now the time is 11.a.m.
Ram.Yes,another one hour time left for Kathambari'sarrival.
Vasanthy.What you want to do.
Ram.Nothing.I can have  Beautiful Conversation  with this beautiful  lady.Hope you will
Vasanthy.Certainly. i Still remember our friend ship started with Beautiful conversation in my coffee bar restaurant in Bangalore before we are going for Nenjam Marapathillai movie.
Ram.Your memory is very sharp. i too remember that day.The film was about previous birth,similarly our life was also started  after twenty eight years.
Vasanthy. Iwas sincerely Praying Lord  Balaji to meet you and spent my rest of the life with you.My prayers has not gone to vein.
Ram.Balaji does miracles in Many people's life is true.We have seen in our own life.He is great.
Vasanthy.Not great,Very very Great.
Ram.i never dreamt that one day i will meet you in this famous Aran nation. All by god's grace.
Vasanthy.True.After expressing every thing in my letter to you i was very happy.My mind was clear.
By that time the Calling bell was ringing.
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,

Tribute to Writer Late( Kalki) Krishnamurthy 219.

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality who has inspired Millions of readers by his historical
creations is none other than Krishnamurthy ,Popularly known as Kalki.. Inspired by late Mahatma Gandhiji's movement he  actively participated in his school days went to prison was worth to be mentioned here.After that he started his Journalism  career with late Sadasivam.Kalki was formed and later became a  Popular family magazine in those days.His writing skills on Social and Historical subjects no one can find fault.Lovely language and elaborate descriptions are his assets. He has worked in Navasakthi,Aananda Vikatan and associated with Late Governor  General  C.Rajagopalachari was  few years.He was bestowed Sahitya Academi Award for his Social Novel Alai osai.I have read few books of this Stalwart.Those Books  are,Alai osai,Ponniyin Selvan,Sivagamiin Sabatham,Kalvanin Kathali,and Parthipankanavu.Parthipan kanavu came as a movie with Late Gemini Ganesan,S.V.Ranga rao and Vyjayanthi mala gave him a good name for him.Istill remember some of  his memorable  Characters in his big epic Ponniin Selvan , those are,Vanthia thevan,Nandini,Aalvar kadian,Peria Palu vettaraiar,Kunthavi and few others.His Imagination and historical authenticity is laudable.He lived few decades only ,bur his remarkable work and fiction of both social and Historical no one can for get.Incidently he hails from Tanjore Distrct,where many famous people has created
their identity. Today i am more happy to Pen this Great Legend Writer.
SeeYou Next Week,

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Thoughts are with victims of storm   Letter Published in The National,Uae on 5 Nov 12
I was sad to read US faces $50bn bill for storm (October 31), about the extent of the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy.
Millions of people in New York and New Jersey were affected, but the relief work was fast and many of them were quickly evacuated.
I hope the victims have a speedy return to their normal lives.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, November 2, 2012

Article 275.

Pickled lesson       Article Published in The Gulf Today on 3Nov12 (275).

We have just shifted from Chennai to Bangalore and hired a “packers and movers” company to transfer the household belongings. Various domestic items, including TV and the washing machine, were put in one box. What we did not realise is that we had also put two pickle bottles along with these. Fortunately, there was no major damage, though there were strains after one of the bottles had tilted. Lesson learnt. Next time, we will be careful.
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


A Sad Story                   Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 31 Oct 12
Prabhu Chawla's It  was Business as usual,But Gadkari Let Ambitious Foes Get a Foot in the Door,is an interesting article.It is Unfortunate and Unacceptable that Politics and Business go together.It is a Pity that the BJP,Which was raising the voice against corruption and scams,is now facing the same allegations.It is a sad state of affairs.

Life is Beautiful 136.

Next day morning Ram received  a phone call .Raj called  from  Mysore
Ram,How are you.Congratulations,Murthy told me about your offer.I am really proud of you.
Ram.Thank you  Raj.How is your family.
Raj.All are fine.We are missing you.When are you  Joining .
Ram.Ihave to tell my decision today.Even if i accept i will certainly come to Mysore.
Raj.Thanks.Take care Ram.
Ram left the Phone As usual .after taking his breakfast  Ram was going through the daily paper The National..At that time his room bell was ringing.When he opened the door he was surprised to see Vasanthy standing.Hello,How are you.
Vasanthy.I am fine you have forgotten me.No call,
Ram.I was about to call you.I am  offered by Kathambari's  Company as Coordinator.
Vasanthy.I Know that .Kathambari  told  me. I am very happy about this development.I can be with you for ever. Hope you are  accepting  this.
Ram.Yes Vasanthy.Unexpected  pleasant  development.I am telling today to Kathambari's M.D.What you would like to have.
Vasanthy.Thank you.I just now had Break fast.How about you.
Ram.I too had just now.
Vasanthy.Are you going to tell  over phone or meeting the M.D.Direct.
Ram.I have to ask Kathambari about this.
Vasanthy.Kathambari was confident about your acceptance  will come and pick you to her office.I came to see you personally.Even in this age you are charming,you are my evergreen hero.
Ram.You are also beautiful at this age.Now what is your age.
Vasanthy.Now i am 52.
Ram.My God,no body will tell that you are 52.
Vasanthy.What is your age Ram.
Ram.I am 58.I took Voluntary retirement at 55.
Vasanthy. I am not seeing any grey hair in your hair.Great.
Ram .No ,one or two may be.But not very visible.
The true love and affection is  beyond age was true in their case.
(to be continued).
See you Next Week,

Monday, October 29, 2012


Challenge ahead for new minister            Letter Published in The National Uae on 30 Oct 12.
Regarding the Indian reshuffle (Singh tries to blend youth and experience, October 29), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has given the foreign affairs portfolio to 59-year-old Salman Khurshid.
This was a dramatic development in Indian political history, but whether the change will reduce the corruption in bilateral relations with Pakistan is yet to be seen. K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Producer,Director LateYash Raj Chopr(218)..

Today I remembered another interesting film personality from the Bollywood is none other than Late  Yash Raj Chopra.Started his career with Late  I.S.Johar , and later worked with his brother B.R.Chopra and after few films he started his own production house Yash Raj Films. Past Five decades of his vast knowledge in film making and Direction.Today's top class actors Amitabh Bachan,Shahrukhan,Late Shashi Kapoor,and many are  acted in his films.Good Lilting music,Songs and Cinematography are more visible in his movies.Ihave seen few memorable  films of this Doyen.Those films are,Waqt,Deewar,Kabhie Kabhie,Dhool ka Pool,Daag,Dil to Pagalhai,and Veer Zaara,Still Kabhie Kabhie,Waqt,and Dil to Pagalhai songs was remembered by the cine fans.Known for his romantic presentations and bold scripts.He was respected by the film fraternity and all actors. Even though Indian cinema lost a Great Personality his films are with us for ever.
Today i am very happy to tribute this Stalwart.
See You Next week,

Friday, October 26, 2012

Article 274.

Dental lesson      Article Published in The Gulf Today uae  on 27Oct 12(274).

I met a friend after a long time and immediately began a conversation. I was surprised and a little annoyed that he did not show any enthusiasm and instead kept rubbing his face. 

It was later that he told me he was in pain thanks to dental cavity. I learnt a lesson. It is not good to jump into conclusions before we know the truth. 
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Director Chopra will be missed   Letter Published in The National Uae on 24 Oct 12
The demise of Yash Chopra (Top Bollywood director Yash Chopra dies after contracting dengue fever, October 22) was a great loss to the film industry.
Four decades ago his movies, with multi-star casts, created a big revolution in filmmaking in India.
I remember many memorable films by this stalwart, and I salute this departed legend.
K Ragavan, India

Monday, October 22, 2012

Life is Beautiful 135.

After the discussions Kathambari asked Ram to give a positive reply.
Ram.I will try Kathambari.Ileft India a month back.My little friend tomy is taken care by friend Moorthy.I do n't want to burden him more. Ihave to think twice before accepting this offer.Tomy is with me for the past seven years is very faithful  and obedient.Like a child it is with me.My main hesitation only for this.
Kathambari. i do agree with you Ram.I will tell this to Our M.D.
Ram left her office reached his room.He was recollecting the discussions he had and the offer.At that time his phone was ringing.Moorthy was in the other line
Ram,How are you.We are all fine here.When you will come to Mysore.
Ram.Shortly ,How is your family and tomy.
Moorthy.Tomy is fine.He is very much attached to us.
Ram.Thank you.Iwas worried about him.Today i was offered by Kathambari's Company to join with them as Coordinator for Middleeast and North Africa operation.
Moorthy.Congrats Ram.When you will be joining.
Ram.I am hesitaing  because of Tomy.If i come to Dubai tomy's position i am worried.
Moorthy.This offer you won't get again please accept .Tomy We will take care.
Ram.Moorthy i do n't want to burden you.
Moorthy.No burden.We all like tomy.Infact my children were feeling why we have not  adopt a Pup earlier.
Ram.Thank you.Any way i am coming to Mysore spent few days with you all and my tomy.
Moorthy.Raj and Prasanna was also expecting you.
Ram.Iwill come as early as possible.Nowi can accept this offer.Tomy's Problem solved through you.
Moorthy.Yes.You can accept.Take care  seeing you soon.
Ram.Bye ,Iam very lucky to have your friendship.
Moorthy.No Ram,We all are lucky to have your friendship.
Ram.Thank you for your Beautiful word.
Moorthy.Bye Ram.
9to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Tribute to Writer BalaKumaran 217.

Today i remembered another interesting  personality established  his writings both in books  as well in films is none other than writer BalaKumaran. Known for his powerful and meaning ful dialoques in many films is worth to be mentioned here.He has worked with all top class film Directors and actors.His contribution as a Dialoque writer for many films and those films  made him a good name.I have seen few films of this impressive writer.Those films are,Guna,Nayagan,Gentlemen ,Kadhalan,Baasha,Sivasakthi,Ullasam,and Jeans.Kamal Hasan's Beautiful action with this Writer's  crisp and powerful dialoques  and Excellent Direction of Stalwart Mani Ratnam  made Nayagan a great Success.His contribution as a Writer Novelist to the Tamil readers is plenty.Tamil film Industry has many Writers who have  contributed  both fields and Balakumaran is one of the few respected writers.What little i know about this Doyen i have written.Today i am very happy to tribute this Great Writer.
See You Next Week,

Friday, October 19, 2012


Precious mother  Article Published in The Gulf Today ,uae on 20 Oct 12 (273).

To lose a mother can be devastating. I realised this last week when I lost my mother due to old age. I am now consoling myself that at least I was able to spend a few years after my retirement with my mother. As W. D. Howells wrote, “A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it is too late to let her know that he sees it.”
K. Ragavan


Winning the battle with tuberculosis               Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 19 Oct 12.
Tuberculosis infection down (October 18) is good news.
Efforts in treating this infectious and deadly disease over the past two decades have produced laudable results.
According to statistics from the World Health Organisation, there would have been 20 million more casualties if the proper treatment had not been available.
The reduction in the numbers has been remarkable. K Ragavan India

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Child Labour Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 17Oct 12 27' Child Labourers Rescued from Unlicensed Spinning Mill ' was shocking news ,especially after the government had warned against engaging child labourers in mills.The industry should come together and help the government in it's fight against child labour.Authorities concerned should take stern action against the people running illegal mills and against those engaging in child labour. K.RAGAVAN E-mail


Education needed over street spitting Letter Published in The National,Uae on 17,Oct 12 Regarding Spitting mad over the 'nuisance police' (October 16), spitting is very common among people in most of the metropolitan cities in India because of the widespread habits of chewing pan, tobacco and betel. Unfortunately, no one seems to be aware of the health hazards let alone the cleanliness aspect. It's sad that nobody seems to be prepared to pay the nominal fine that has been imposed. Since tuberculosis can be spread by spitting, I think the Indian Government and NGOs should introduce an awareness campaign in order to reduce this menace. K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 134.

Kathambari and her colleague greeted Ram.Wel come Mr,Ram. They entered in to the Managing Director's room. Kathambari.Please be seated Our M.D.Will be here in few minitues. Ram .O.K. After few minitues M.D .Came. Welcome Mr,Ram.First of all let me congratulate your excellent participation in the Cyprus Conference. Ireceived couple of messages from our Overseas clients appreciating your roll. Ram.Ihave not done any thing extra.What little i know i havedelivered. M.D.What you will like to have.. Ram. I Prefer tea. M.D. Fine .We all will have tea.Kathambari tell for tea. kathambari. I will beback in a minitue. M.D.Ram meet Anjali,one of our Out standing correspondent like Kathambari.She is covering Middle east and North Africa coverage. Anjali.Hello,nice to meet you Ram. Ram.Me too. M.D.Ram i have moved with you in few Occassions and in Toast master's Meeting.You are one of the few personalities who has got the beautiful presentation,narration and above all with authentic delivery.I have decided to offer you to the position as Regional coordinator in our Media Set up. Ram.Thank you for the offer.But i have no back ground on your concept.Secondly i have settled in India. M.D.I Know that Mr,Ram.You can visit India also for the Coverage on various issues Ican wait for one day ,positive reply from you.Come,let us have tea. M.D.kathambari i told Ram about my decision.The ball is in his court. Ram.Give me a day .I will give my reply tomorrow. (tobe continued). K.Ragavan. See you Next Week, 16-10-12.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Tribute to Writer R.K.Narayan.216.

Today i remembered an eminent Writer who inspired Millions of people by his fiction work is none other than Great( Late) Writer R.K.Narayan.He was awarded Sahitya Akademi and Padma Bhushanaward is worth to be mentioned here.Known for his fiction and imagination work for many Novels.His famous creative imagin work of Malgudi days still infront of me.Late Kannada actor Anand Nag brought this fiction in to famous T.V.Serial.Guide another beautiful work by this Stalwart came as movie with Late Ever green De vAnand.His brother R.K.Laxman's Cartoon is famous in most of the popular papers and magazines.Ilike his Guide Malgudi days and some other work which i could n't recollect.After reading his works my writing passion started and he is my Inspiring Personality.Even though he is not with us his works is still with us.Today i am very happy to tribute this Great Legend.What little i know i have written. K.Ragavan. See You Next Week, 15-10-12.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


A Dedicated Winner Letter Published in The New Indian Express ,India on 15Oct 12(Edex). Laugher Therapywith a Punch was good and nice(sep24).Any concept or theme should be promoted with involvement and dedication.This will certainly be rewarded as in the case of Punch Tantraa.Good Punch. K.Ragavan Chennai

Friday, October 12, 2012

Article 272.

Article Published in The Gulf Today ,UAE on 13,Oct 12(272). Some people always remain in our memory because of some particular trait of theirs. Around four decades ago, a friend taught me how to wear a double-knot tie. I was working in the pharmaceutical field where meeting an elite group of doctors was a part of the job. Hence wearing a tie was compulsory. I recently met a common friend, who informed that my “tie friend” was staying in Bangalore. As I am visiting that city soon, I am eager to meet him. Among different kinds of bonds, this seems to be a “tie bond.” K. Ragavan

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Praise for Indian activist’s stance Letter Published in The National Uae on 10 Oct 12 I’m writing about the claims made by activist Arvind Kejriwal of the India Against Corruption group ( October 9). I think Mr Kejriwal has acted very strongly in making such charges against United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra. K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 133.

Exactly at 12 P.M. Driver Ali came to Ram's room to take him to Kathambari's office.While driving Ali was showing a Beautiful mall to Ram,Sir this is famous Lamzy Plaza mall.You will get all Indian productshere.This mall is very popular in Dubai.
Ram.Yes ,Iheard about this mall.
Ali.By 12.30 we will be in our office.
Ram.How far from this place your office.
Ali.I do n't know the exact distance.But half an hour drive from this place.He was going at 100K,M .Speed.
It was a brand new Mercedes Benz with latest comforts.
Ram.What a Beautiful car,Which year Model this is.
Ali.Current edition Sir, Uae Mercedez Benz is very popular.Arabs are fond of this car.You can see maximum number of Mercedez on the road.
Ram.Yes,i read in books about Arabs favourite.
Ram was enjoying the beautiful buildings ,architecture,and designs.If you see one building you will forget that beauty of seeing  the other building.It was so nice all are beautiful.Ram always tell this  to his friends
In this World nothing is Permanent except God .It is quite true also.We all will remember this Supreme force but for get the other materialistic  things.Ali was enjoying Ram's company.Sir, that is famous Gulf news office,Leading daily of Dubai.There is one more daily Khaleej times.In Sharjah The Gulf Today is famous and in the Capitol Abu Dhabi The National ,Paper is Popular.Ram appreciated  him.
Ali,You know allthe Four important Papers of UAE.
Ali.Yes sir,Since i am working in a Famous Media Company i read all the papers.
Ram.Good.You know Knowledge is Power.Continue reading.
By that time   Kathambari's office  has come. In the reception counter he was greeted by Kathambari and her Colleague.(to be continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, October 8, 2012

Tribute to Director A.Jeganathan.215

Today  i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the tamil film industry is none other than late Director A.Jeganathan.Started  his career with the Veteran Director P.Neela kantan later become an independent Director.He has directed  tamil, telugu,kannada and hindi  films is worth to be mentioned here.All the Popular actors like Late M.G.R., Sivaji ganesan, Rajnikanth , Kamal Hasan,Vijay Kanth,and many others worked with him.He has given more than 34 films  to the cine fans.I have seen couple of his films.Those films are, Vellai roja,mundrumugam,Archana I.A.S. Ithaya kani and Manipayal.Good story dialoques ,music,and cinematography will be more visible in his films.He was closely associated with Late M.G.R Late .SivajiGanesan ,and Rajnikanth.One of the few directors respected from the film fraternity.Even though he left us recently his memorable films are  infront of us.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Director.
See you Next Week,

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Good Leadership            Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 8Oct 12
Apropos Prabhu Chawla's A Close Encounter with Naveen Patnaik's Unlimited Political wisdom; some time back Odisha was not popular because of it's undeveloped industrial sector.After Naveen Patnaik took office Odisha has improved.His leadership qualities and vision are behind this achivement.His focus on state administration and not setting sights for a place at theis laudable.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Article 271.

Language link          Article Published in The Gulf Today on 6 Oct 12 (271).

A friend who came to invite me for his grandson’s birthday was surprised to see me watching a Kannada film on TV. 

“You are Tamil-speaking. How is it that you are watching a Kannada film?” he asked. I told him that I was planning to settle down in Bangalore and hence needed to familiarise myself with the local language. He agreed jovially commenting, “Yes. When in Rome, be a Roman.” 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Clean Schools                   Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 5 Oct 12
The Supreme court direction to Centre and state governments for providing toilets in schools with in six months is good .Poor infrastructure,particularly the lack of toilets in schools ,is one of the main reasons for discouraging children from attending Schools.Cileanliness is a quality that should be indicated to students and educational institutions should not deter them.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Blame  Game             Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 3 Oct 12.
Prabhu Chawla has nicely analysed the decisions and implications taken by civil servants in his Power &Politics column.It is true that none of the ministers takes the blame for a failure in the ministry he/she is heading.Putting the blame on civil servants is unacceptable.This is a main reason for the slow progress of files in government offices.


Ban on mining will hit hard in Goa    Letter Published in The National,Uae on 3 Oct 12
Mining in Goa a rogue industry (September 30) was interesting.

The government action to ban mining due to illegal activity will affect many people who are working in that industry.

Apart from tourism, the world-famous destination's largest revenue earner is iron ore.

Many people in Goa will have a tough time until this situation is resolved.

K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 132.

Ram opened the door saw  Kathambari's office driver Ali was standing.Good after noon Sir,
Ram.What is the time now.
Ali. Now the  time is 11a.m.Actually the meeting is at 1.P.M..I came this area for some other work,will come back  at 12.30P.M.
Ram.O.K.Ali.Iwill be ready at 12.30.P.M.
After he left Ram came inside.Again the phone was ringing.
Vasanthy was in the line.What happened  Ram,no response.
Ram.Iwas about to take the phone,by that time Driver Ali came.Sorry.
Vasanthy.O.k.I thought of meeting you in City Centre at 1.P.M.i am eager to see you.
Ram.I too,but Kathambari's M.D .Wants to meet me at 1.p.m.They have invited for Lunch also.I do n't know what for he is.inviting.
Vasanthy.I do n't know this .Iwanted to have lunch with you today.O.K.What elseRam.Now you might have
understood my past after reading my elaborate letter.
Ram could n't reply immediately.But  after a minitue,Yes Vasanthy,Icleared my doubts.
Vasanthy.Thank you Ram.I love you.Our love is true and  pure one.When i met you in Dubai after three decades i was jumping with joy.God is not great,very very greatwith us.You agree Ram.
Ram.Certainly Vasanthy,i too love you.Our Love is pure and divine.
Vasanthy.Thank you so much.Today i am in a very good  mood Ram.What about you.
Ram.Me too.I am eager to see you.But due to this appointment i am unable to meet you.
Vasanthy.Do n't worry,We will meet tomorrow.
Ram.O.K. Take care.
Vasanthy.You too.
Both Ram and V asanthy Belives in true love and affection .Their love is above Sex and other Materialistic
attach ments.Both thinking  are Beautiful and persons too.
See You Next Week,

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tribute to Director A.Venkatesh 214

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from tamil film is none other than Director A.Venkatesh.He hails from the famous pearl city Tuticorin.More then one and half decades he is in the field and respected by the film fraternity.Today's top class actors like,Sarathkumat,Arjun,Vijay,Arun kumar,  silambarasan ,Vadivel and many are acted in his movies.Known for his short span of time fast  moviesapplauded by the cine fans Good .Music,powerful dialoques and cinematography will be more visible in his movies.I have seen couple of memorable movies of this Director.Those films are,Selva,Chocolate,Dum,Kuthu,Aai,Bhagavathy,Vaathiar,Manjavelu,and Vallakottai.Many films made a good name for this director particularly Bhagavathy,Aai,Vathiar,Vallakottaiand kuthu.He gives entertainment to audiencewith action oriented movies.He has also acted in some movies is worth to be mentioned here.Today i am happy to tribute this talented up coming Director.
See You Next Week,

Friday, September 28, 2012

Article 270.

Positive attitude           Article Published in The Gulf today on 29Sep 12(270).

Age brings with it many challenges. I am presently in Chennai but have decided to shift to Bangalore. A friend wondered how I could adjust in a new city as I am a senior citizen. I told him that only positive attitude could help us move forward. 

I am looking forward to playing table tennis with friends and other games with my grandchildren. The pleasant weather is a great attraction. When we start counting blessings, life becomes easier. 
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Singh has ignored impact of inflation              Letter Published in The National,UAE on 26,Sep 12
Regarding Singh's appeal has fallen on deaf ears (September 23), I think Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh has used his television address to create fear in the minds of the people.
The purpose of this address was asking the people to give him a chance to overcome the present crisis. However, the Congress party's Aam Aadmi political agenda has created a lot of hurdles for the country - including high inflation - which Mr Singh has completely ignored.
If this new strategy is passed, it may take some time, maybe months, to settle the crisis.
K Ragavan, India

Monday, September 24, 2012

Life is Beautiful 131.

Ram  took the phone it was Kathambari.Immediately he told Vasanthy,
Call from Kathambari.Iwill call you later.Bye now.Then he was talking to Kathambari
Good morning ,How are you.
Kathambari.I am fine,good news for you.My M.D.Atkinson wants to meet you today after noon in  our office.Iwill send Ali at 1P.M. You can have lunch with us.Bye now.
Ram.Bye.I will be ready. He kept the phone .Immediately it was ringing.He took the phone .Prasanna was in the other line
Good morning sir,How are you.You have for gotten mysore.
Ram.No Prasanna.i always remember you all,tell me what for you called.
Prasanna.Good news sir,i have been promoted as marketing coordinator.This is a challenging job.We are going to launch  radiological  products from next month.I am going to Italy next week for training.We are going to have collaboration with a Leading research based company from Milan,Italy.
Ram.I am very proud of you my boy.How is your mothe r and our other friends.
Prasanna.All are fine .Murthy only recommended for this promotion.Our M.D Has also endorse his recommendation.
Ram.Lovely news.When ever i hear a good news from  deserving ,knowledgable  people i enjoy that.In this beautiful life one should admire his work,culture and above all humanvalues.
Prasanna.Sir i am your product.Going to sell new Contrast media products for the suffering humanity.I really enjoy this.
Ram.Thank you for the news.Regards to all .Take care.
Prasanna.You too.
Ram kept the phone.Again it was ringing.He was about to take the phone,by that time his door was knocked
(to be continued)
See you Next Week,

Tribute to Director K.Selva Bharathy.213.

To day i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the South indian tamil film industry is none other than Director K.Selva Bharathy.Today's top class actors like Vijay,Satya raj, Sunder.C Sneha,and Deva yani are acted in his films.In his one and half decades of  experience he has given good films and few are remarkable.His films portray romantic,fast action  and entertaining nature.Comedians Vadivel,Vivek,and character actor Devan also participated in his films.I have seen few movies of this director.Those movies are ,Ninaithen Vandhai,Piriyamanaval,Vivaramaana aalu,Vaseegara,Pasupathyc/o Rasaskapalayam,and Muratukalai. Cinematographers Balasubramanian,Selva  and Ilavarasu are done their good work with him
in his movies.Today i am happy to tribute this talented upcoming Director.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, September 23, 2012


APPRECIATION THRILLS                    Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 24 Sep 12(Edex).
More Than Balance Sheets,was a good article to read(sep17).With the influence of his grandfather's story telling sessions and fuelled by his own passion of writing Ashwin Sanghi'sdecision of devoting two days in a week for writing
was laudable.His remark about how a writer will be more happy if he gets appreciation from his/her reader is absolutely true.


Future Uncertain        Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on Sep 24 012..
Prabhu Chawla's No-We -Can't (Grow Money on trees)Manmohan.Tune Won't Work was thought provoking.Manmohan's strength is in holding number and his weakness is in delivering on the said promises and neglecting Congress allies.It is doubtful wheather this bogie will go till214.


Subway between Park and central Dirty    Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on Sep 24 (Action Please)
The Subway from Park railway station to Central railway station is very dirty and is not maintained properly.Alot of people pass through this subway daily.I request the authorities concerned to look in to this issue to make the subway 
clean,so that publis is not inconvenienced.
K.Ragavan,Judge Colony

Friday, September 21, 2012

Article 269.

New role  Article Published in The Gulf Today ,UAE on 22 Sep 12.(269).

After many years, I met a friend at a railway station. “I read an article in the local newspaper with your name. I thought it must be you, but as you are from the pharmaceutical industry, I changed my mind,” he said.

I explained it was indeed my contribution as I had taken to writing after retirement.

The joy of such recognition for hard work is indeed sweet.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Singh shows he's a poor politician     Letter Published in The National Uae on 21 Sep 12
I am writing in response to Policy Shift condemned from all sides (September 18).
Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh's latest move to raise the price of diesel has been met with opposition from all parties, including his political allies.
Although he is a good economist, Mr Singh has failed to be a good politician.
It is evident that he wants to encourage GDP growth and favour his international friends.
He has not taken care of domestic problems such as inflation, and this has caused some pain.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Life is Beautiful 130.

They reached Dubai International airport at 9.P.M.local time.Kathambari took her car from the parking area where she left before their departure for Cyprus.While driving she was telling Ram,
We had nice time at Cyprus and you made it very great.
Ram.No Kathambari.Ihave Just expressed my views.The credit goes to you only ,because you took me to Cyprus.
Kathambari.O.K.Ram.Your Hotel has come.Take rest ,iwill call you in the Morning.Good night.
Ram.Good night,Take care while driving .Bye.
Ram came to the room ,sat in the Chair for few Minitues recollecting his Cyprus Visit.Then he called the room boy to bring his night tiffin.Normally Ram will take Chappati in the night.After finished his tiffin he went to bed.With in ten minitues he went to sleep because of the Journey.
Next day morning he got a call from Vasanthy.Hello,How are you.Hope you had a nice stay at Cyprus.
Ram.Yes,Ihad a nice time there.How are you.
Vasanthy.Iam fine.Longing to see you.Iwant to meet you in City Centre,Deira.
Ram.I too.But do n't know my  Programme.Kathambari said she will call me.
Vasanthy.Isee,She left ten minitues back.Iwill keep in touch with you.
Ram was hearing her romantic voice after two and half decades.One hand he was happy to hear her voice like this but on the other hand he was worried how to face her if she ask about theletter she gave.
By that time he received a call.(to be continued).
See You Next Week,