Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Life is Beautiful 123.

Cyprus Airport was nice and the services from the airport staff was also remarkable After the checking.Ram and Kathambari reached their hotel.The Hotel was very beautiful facing the sea side.
Kathambari .Ram ,now the time is 6 A.M.Take some rest ,i will be back at 8.a.m.
Ram.Now i won't get sleep.I will go for a walk and come back.
Kathambari.I too do n't get sleep at this hour.I will also join with you for walk.First we will have tea.
After putting their Luggage in their rooms they left for walking.The walking place was very beautiful.Children,Men and Women are walking.
Kathambari.Ram,Look those people walking ,how nice to see different nationalities.Mostly from Europe People are coming here.I Love this Country.This is my third visit.
Ram. I have no words to express.I am enjoying the Lovely Cyprus.
Kathambari. Our Venue also in a Beautiful place.Starting 10-30A.M.
Ram.Nice.Ihope this visit will be a lovely one for Both of us and your Channel.
After the walk they came to their room.Kathambari went her room for bath.
After bath Ram came to the hall took his dress and getting ready,wearing the Suit.
At that time bell rang Ram opened the door.The room staff was standing,May come in sir.He brought another tea. Sir,This is our custom to offer before you go for breakfast
Ram refused to accept because he had only one hour back.But he compelled to offer suddenly the tea split in his coat.The staff felt very bad
Sorry ,sir i will wash and bring.We have ready made suits .Tell me your measurement.Iwill bring.Give me your coat.Extremely sorry sir,his eyes was crying.
Ram.D o n't worry.Take this.He gave the coat to him.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, July 30, 2012


Defeat Evil Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on July 31.012
Prabhu Chawla's article was thought provoking.The decision to start a new party by the corruption crusader is a welcome one.This is important as his earlier efforts to bring a Lok pal bill were defeated by corrupt politicians.The author has rightly noted that India loves a leader who defeats evil.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tribute to Cinematographer Bala subramaniem.205.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from tamil film industry is none other than cinematographer Balasubramaniem.Hails from the famous place Karaikudi created many talented film personalities.Started his career with famous Cinematographer P.C.SreeRam and later had his own identity is highly applaudable.He has Worked with top class Directors in three language filmsTamil,Telugu and Hindi is important.Today's top class actors Vijay,Dhanush,Vivek,and many others worked with this Cinematographer.Known for his good frame work ,indoor and excellent out door work is laudable.In his short spanof film career he has given many remarkable films is worth to be mentioned here.I have seen few memorable movies of this stalwart.Those films are,Iranian,Vaseegara,Pithamagan,M.Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi,Azhagiya tamil magan,
Kannuk kannum,Jayankondan ,Ninaithaley inikum,Kutty,Uthama Puthiran, and few i could n't recollect.Today I am happy to tribute this talented Up coming Director.
See you next week,

Friday, July 27, 2012

Article 261.

Filmy confusion Article Published in The Gulf Today ,Uae on 28July 12.(261).

Whenever I see a lion in films, I remember a funny incident. I was working for a pharmaceutical company and used to watch films with a friend during our tours. One day, we went for a Tamil movie. When the film started, the film production company’s logo with a lion appeared. “I have seen this movie. I do not want to watch it again,” said my friend getting up from his seat. I had to convince him that the same company had come up with another new film.
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Mukherjee victory a win for integrity Letter Published in The National,Uae on 25,July 12

The outcome of the Indian presidential election (Mukherjee coasts to victory for presidency, July 23) was widely expected.

In spite of the ruling Congress party's reputation for corruption and scams, the election of that party's candidate reflects Pranab Mukherjee's integrity and anti-corruption stance.

K Ragavan, India

Monday, July 23, 2012

Life is Beautiful 122.

After confirming the letter given by Vasanthy was safe in his pocket Ram
Kathambari are you comfortable.
Kathambari.I am comfortable Ram.Our office booked this Business class for us because we should travel Comfortably.
Ram.Ever since i landed in Dubai your office is treating me like a VIP for which i am grateful to your Management.Only few Managements take care their Guests.
Kathambari.You are right.There are lot of differences from the Multinational Management's treatment comparing to the Domestic companies,bearing few.Why i am telling this attitude, and treatment no one can beat Multinationals.Because the Leader has trained to respect quality people and their abilities.This is one of the main reason our management is taking care of you.You are a Quality person with vast knowledge,which my MD had deducted when he saw you in the first meeting.
Ram.All this credit goes to you only.
Kathambari.NoRam.You deserve this treatment.
Ram knows Knowledgeable people will be acknowledged any where in the World.That is the reason Indians are acknowledged Globally.
By that time announcement came from the Captain ,We will be landing the beautiful city Cyprus in few Minitues.Be ready with your seat belts.(to be continued).
See You Next Week,

Tribute to Actor Rajesh Khanna.204.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the bolly wood film industry is none other than late Rajesh Khanna.Four decades back he was dominating in bolly wood was not a exaggerated one.He was the first superstar and highest paid actor for nearly a decade.Known for his Versatile action and stylish look in those days created a very big impactin the Cine fans was true.His films are Powered with Lilting songs,Music,good story and above all wonderful Cinematography.The combination of Late Director Shakti Samanta,Music stalwart late S.D.Burman and Rajesh khanna's action has created a big magic in the industry no one can deny.He has worked with top class actors of today and Directors like late Manmohan desai and Raj khosla was worth to be mentioned here.Shakti samanta gave him a big break and stardom to Rajesh khanna.There are many memorable filmsto this thespian's credit.But i have seen few memorable films of this stalwart.Those films are,Bawarchi,Anand,Aaradhana,Katipatang,Andaz,SachaJhutha,Dushman,Amarprem,Apnadesh,and many i could n't recollect.Even though he left us his memorable songs,and films in front of us.Indian cinema lost a great super star.
See You Next week

Friday, July 20, 2012


Art of selling Article Published in The Gulf Today,Uae on 21July 12(260).

Working as a medical representative and convincing doctors to support a company’s product is a tough challenge. A friend of mine was successful in doing this.

His secret: he would remember the car and two-wheeler numbers of the doctors. He would talk more about their vehicles and discuss ways to increase mileage and minimise expenses. His personal touch appealed to many doctors who ended up supporting him.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Style Icon Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 20July 12
The news about the death of Yesteryearactor Rajesh khannawas sad and painful.He was the first super star and won many awards.With many firsts to his credit the style icon will always be remembered for being the first to create an aura around an actor.Indian cinema has lost a great thespian.


Superstar's films live on in memory Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 20July 12

Your article Bollywood mourns its first heartthrob (July 19) was sad and painful to read.

Rajesh Khanna was one of the most charming and stylish actors of yesteryear. He was Bollywood's first superstar and won many awards.

His pictures Aradhana, Kati Patang, Sacha Jhutha, Dushman, Do Raaste and Anand are still in the front of my mind.

Indian cinema has lost a great thespian. My thoughts are with his bereaved family members.

K Ragavan,

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Is it democracy or dynastic politics at play in India?

Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 17,July 12 .Your story Rahul, the heir not so apparent (July 16) was an interesting read. Ever since Nehru was elected prime minister in 1947 – to be followed by his daughter Indira Gandhi and grandson Rajiv Gandhi – India has had dynastic politics.
Now, the fact that the government is projecting Rahul, the grandson of the late Indira Gandhi, indicates an attitude that only this family should rule.
If India is the largest democratic country in the world, democracy is a funny thing. K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 121.

Ram and Kathambari reached Dubai airport for their flight Emirates.Emirates is a Dubai based air lines having number of flights for different international destinations.The Air line known for it's punctuality,reputation and above all good hospitality was important.Most of the years Emirates bags awards from the International Magazine's rating.Why i am telling about Emirates Kathambari is particular about travelling in this air line.After checking both took their boarding pass came to Duty free shop.Ram was thrilled to see various varities of chocolates made from Swiss.Swiss is not only earned a name for it's financial services but also for Chocolates.From Pediatrics to Geriatrcs love the delicious Swiss brand chocolates.Kathambari took few bars of chocolates.
Ram,this chocolate i love.When i was a small kid my mum used to buy for me.
Ram.You are right.Swiss is famous for Chocolates i know.Since i have not taken this i have no idea. i Love Indian Cadbury's chocolates.
Kathambari.You are right Ram.Cadbury's chocolates not only tasty but also the advertisements also tasty.They entered in to the Boarding gate.
Ram was wearing a Blue colour Suit from Raymondsfamous from India.He prefer to wear suit because easy to keep the Passport.When you travel abroad you should keep the Travel document safely.Ram always advice to his friends about this.
They entered in to the air craft occupied their seats. Another ten Minitues for the departure.Ram checked his left side pocket wheather Vasanthy's letter was safe
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tribute to Director K.Vijayan .203.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from tamil film industry is none other than Director K.Vijayan.Three decades back he was dominating in tamil films
is not a exaggerated one.All the earlier popular actors worked with him.Good story,Screen play Powerful dialogues,Songs and Cinematography will be more visible in
his films.He has more then twenty three films to his credit.Among those i have seen few remarkable movies of this doyen.Those films are,Rojavin Raja,Annan orukovil,Thyagam,Sattam,PunyaBhoomi,RathaPasam,Thrisulam,Bandham,Thambathyam,Aanandakannir, Dhoorathu IdiMuzakkam and Dheepam.I do n't recollet some more picturesof him.He was associated with Late ,Sivaji Ganesan, and K.Balaji of Sujatha Cine tone,for many years.One of the few Directors respected by the film fraternity.He has acted few films also apart from Direction .If i am right his Son Sunder K.VIjayan is Directing Small screen.He is also Popular like his father .If i am right he has contributed few Malayalam films also.Today i am happy to tribute this Stalwart.Popular singer K.Jesudas
worked with him.Today i am happy to tribute thisPopular Director of 80'S.
See you Next Week,

Friday, July 13, 2012

Article 259.

Article Published in The Gulf Today ,Uae on July 14(259th Article) A friend invited me for tea along with other acquaintances. While chatting, our memories turned to earlier days when we used to watch Bollywood films in a group.

He played memorable songs of singer Kishore Kumar. When we were winding up, a friend commented: “Perfect fun. Old songs for elderly people.”

We could not control our laughter when one 62-year-old took objection to being called “elderly.”
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


PM'S Failure Letter Published in The New Indian Express ,India on 11,July 12
Time Magazine's elaborated coverage on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's miserable failures on policies was laudable.In spite of his tremendous economical acumen why he has failed is an important question.It is to be seen wheather this failure is due to coalition dharma or power politics.


Wild animals need more sanctuaries Letter Published in The National Uae on 11 July 12.

I refer to Conservation success creates new danger (July 10). India has destroyed many forests, leading it to put its wild animals in one area.

To overcome the problem, new sanctuaries should be built and the animals shifted there.

K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 120.

Evening at 3-45 P.M.Kathambari came and took Ram to the Education Ministry's place for the interview.The Ministry was impressed with Ram's interview and suggestions for their future plans.After the Interview Kathambari came to her house along with Ram.Vasanthy welcomed Ram
Hello Ram,Congatulations .
Ram.What for
Vasanthy.Your interview with Ministry was successful for Kathambari's Channel.
Ram.How you got the information.
Vasanthy.Kathambari sent me the Message.Both can have your Dinner here.
Ram.Kathambari already told this asking me to take my Luggage before going to the interview.
Vasanthy,Come let us have our dinner.
The Food was delicious with Ram's favorite items.
Ram. Both Jamun and Kesari was nice and tasty.
Vasanthy.Thank you.Kathambari you can check your luggage.
Kathambari. O.K.Mummy I WILL Check.
After she left Vasanthy came to Ram.
Ram ,i have written a letter in this cover .You can read this when you are alone.
Ram.Thank you Iwill read.By that time Shall we make a Move Ram ,Kathambari came with her luggage.
Vasanthy.How you will go the Air port.
Kathambari.Mum,My Office car will come ,it is on the way.
By that time car entered in to their compound.
Vasanthy. Wishing you both a Very Happy and safe journey.
Ram.Thank you,Take care ,Bye (to be continued).
See you Next Week,

Monday, July 9, 2012

Tribute to Cinematographer N.K.Ekambaram.202.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from South Indian film Industry is none other than Cinematographer N.K.Ekambaram.He has worked with Top class Directors of four languages films is worth to be mentioned here.Beautiful shots both in indoor as well out door will be more visible in this Stalwart's films.Even though he has many films to his credit i have seen some of his memorable films.Those films are,Kaavalan,E,kalvanin Kathali,Pori,Kanthaswamy,Sura,and Wonderful De Dena Dan (Hindi)by Director Priya Darsan.He has his own identity in the film Industry.E,Iyarkai kanthaswamy,and De Dena Dan has earned a Good fame for this Cinematographer.He has worked with today's top class actors and Music Directors.H e is one of the few Cinematographers respected from the film fraternity. Today i am happy to tribute this
Veteran Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Fight for Party Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 9July 12
PrabhuChawla's' Since You Can 't Be King,Be King Maker.The option is Obscurity' was thought provoking.The article is a detailed analysis of L.K.Advani.This is high time he spoke up and worked towards solving the problems inside the BJP.The Party,Known for it's ideology,should stick to it and should not fight for power and self interest.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Article 258.

Talented kids Article Published in The Gulf Today,Uae on 7July 12 (258).

Despite distractions from social media and television, I find today’s children highly talented. A friend was worried whether his child could withstand all the pressures to score at school and yet pursue other hobbies. I now heard that the child has been selected for the preliminary round of a popular music competition on a TV channel. This goes to show that if one has the will, he will have the way.
K. Ragavan

Monday, July 2, 2012

Life is Beautiful 119.

Ram never anticipated Kathambari before 7.30.p.m.Hello,Come in.
Kathambari. Ram ,Sorry to disturb you.Today evening 4.0 P.M.You have to come with me
for an interview with the Education Ministry.
Ram.Me,Iam not working in your Channel.
Kathambari.Our M.D.Only asked to take you.
Ram.Surprise to me
Kathambari.He told me that you are the right person for Education area to suggest for the Ministry.Since they are going to expand
Ram.Will they accept my suggestions,since i am not your Employee.
Kathambari.Our M.D.told me that he has plans to take you in our Media and Public relations Division.Once he returns from UK he will decide.
Ram.My God,All this developments i never expected.
Kathambari.i too never expected from him.He has impressed with your way of Stylish talk and convincing nature,which is more essential for our Profession.Since you are retired, he has taken this move.
Ram.Let us wait and see ,how this is going to take shape.
Kathambari.Certainly this is going to shape,Now i will make a move,see you at 3.45P.M.
Ram.Bye,See you in the afternoon.
After her Departure Ram tried Vasanthy's number but no response.
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,


Morsi faces many tests of leadership Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 3July 12

Eyes of the World are on Morsi (July 2) was good to read. Not only does the world expect reform in Egypt but it expects a better lifestyle and more employment opportunities for the Egyptian people.

This is not an easy task for Mr Morsi to accomplish immediately, but I think he can certainly deliver in due course.

Egypt also needs good governance and good relationships in the region.

K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Lyricist KaviPerarasu VairaMuthu.201.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from tamil film industry is none other than the Legend Poet ,and Lyricist Kaviperarasu Vaira Muthu.Hails from the famous Madurai district Theni ,in a village Vadugapatti.In the earlier days he was inspired by Late AnnaDurai's tamil language and former Chie fMinister of Tamilnadu Karunanidhi's poetic tamil,motivated him to pen poems and Lyrics.And Many other Leaders speech motivated to concentrate more on his Mother tongue.His first song Ithu oru Ponmazai poluthu in Ace Director Bharathi raja's film Nilalgal gave him good introduction.He won Six times National Awards was a Great achievement from this talented Lyricist.He has contributed in Literary area and Many Books was published and welcomed by his Fans.Nearly 5800 Songs he has penned and all the songs are Meaningful. He has worked Today's top class Music Directors and Directors like Bharathi Raja,Shankar and Many.Known for his Simplicity,Pleasing Smile was his identity.Liked by all the Film fraternity.Iwas more facinated with this talented Legend was his pleasing Presentation in all Programmes and Awards Functions.Ilove all his remarkable songsand his tamil language.Imay not be able to Cover his Creations fully,still to my little knowledge i contribute this column for him this week He is One of the few Versatile talented lyricist available in the Famous tamil film Industry. Today i am happy to tribute this Great Legend.
See You Next Week,