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,

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tribute to Director Suresh Krishna.212.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the South Indian film industry is none other than Director Suresh Krishna. More then Two and half decades he is in the industry and very popular with film fraternity.Started his career with Stalwart K.Balachander and worked with three languages films is important.Today's top ranking actors Like Rajnikanth,Kama lHasan,Mohanlal  ,Chiranjivi ,and Late Vishnuvardhan worked with this Director.Fast action oriented Movies with Veteran Rajnikanth gave him a Good name is worth to be mentioned here. Even though he has many films to his credit i have seen few films of this Stalwart.Those films are,Sathiya,Rojavaikillathy,Veera,Vedan,Badsha,Sivasakthi,Aaha,Baba,Arumugam and Gajendra.Aaha was full family background story with full of humor.Delhi Ganesh,Vijaya Kumar,Late Raghu Varan and ,Bhanu Priya acted. I saw this Film twice because of Humor and Songs.Good story ,screenplay ,Dialoques,and Cinematography will be more visible in his films.One of the few talented Directors respected in the film Industry.Today i am happyto tribute this talented Director.
See You Next Week,

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Killings in Libya were tragic Letter Published in The National Uae on 16,Sep12....

Your article, Who lost Libya? The US must now worry about losing Syria (September 14) was meaningful and thought provoking. The recent killing of Chris Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya, and subsequent protests throughout the Arab world, is a sad state of affairs.

After assisting in the overthrow of the former Libyan leader, Muammar Qaddafi, the US was confident it had a grip in Libya. This grip is now shattered because of the recent brutal killings. And the fear for what happens next in Syria is quite natural.

K Ragavan, India

Friday, September 14, 2012

Article 268.

Age matters Article Published in The Gulf Today ,Uae on 15Sep 12 (268).

Many countries have special privileges for senior citizens. India too has programmes to benefit the elderly. However, some minor issues remain. I was planning to travel from Chennai to Bangalore and had booked my ticket by train. Surprisingly, I was allotted an upper berth in the train, while a youth got the lower one.

Elderly people find it tough to climb upper berths. Fortunately, the youngster readily agreed to swap seats. It is heartening that some youngsters understand the needs of the aged.
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


India has reason to be disappointed Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 12,Sep 12.

Your article Only 38 per cent say they are happy about country's future (September 11) was alarming. Recent statistics from the Pew Research Centre in Washington DC reveal that only 38 per cent of all Indians are hopeful about the future of their country.

My guess: this is mainly due to high prices, mounting unemployment, and above all, poor administration and lack of political will.

K Ragavan, India

Monday, September 10, 2012

Life is Beautiful 129.

Ram opened the door.Kathambari was standing.Ram asked her to come in side.
Kathambari.Thank you Ram.Are you busy in packing.I finished my packing.Igot a call from my M.D.asking me to bring you to our office tomorrow in the after noon.
Ram.I see,what for,you have any idea.
Kathambari.No,I am also anxious to know the reasons.
Ram.I am really surprising. I already visited your Office.What for your M.D.asking you to bring me. what is his his Good name.
Kathambari.Mr,Henry.Any way tomorrow afternoon we will be knowing.He asked me when you are leaving to India.
Ram. four days is more.
Kathambari.One daywe will go for Shopping.
Ram.I am not keen on shopping.But i have to get few gifts for my friends.
Kathambari.O.K.Ram i will come back after twenty minitues.
Ram. By that time I Will be ready.
They left the hotel reached the Airport.After checking in the Counter, some body was calling Ram.He saw the staff member of Cyprus Airlines,Excuse me sir,Can i have your Passport,how many of you are travelling.
Ram.What for you need.We are two.
Staff.We are Up grading you to Business Class.Ram gave his Pass port and Kathambari gave her.
While going Kathambari was telling.I have travelled many times ,but none of the trip i got the Up grade from the Airlines.Because of you this time i got.
Ram.Iam really surprised when he asked the passport.Now i understood. .I never expected this and also anticipate this.
Kathambari.The Beautiful quality of you is your Simplicity and never expect any thing.
Ram.From my child hood i develop this .(to be continued).
See you Next Week,

Ram saw the person.She was a Beautiful lady

Tribute to Cinemato grapher P.S.Nivas.211.

Tribute to Cinematographer,Director P.S.Nivas.211.
Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality who has created a big impact in Tamil , telugu and Malayalam Films is none other than Director,Cinematographer P.S.Nivas.He has worked in three languages films with top class actors and Directors.I admire his cinematography from his Pathinaru vayathinilay days.The Combination of Nivas ,Bharathi raja and Ilaya raja has done many super hit movies four decades back.Pathinaru vayathinilay has created a new concept in Village oriented concepts .The Credit goes to Director Bharathi raja.I have seen coupleof films of this doyen.Those films are,Pathinaru vayathinilay,Kilakkepokum rail,Sigappu rojakal,kozhi kuvuthu,Thanikattu raja,Kallukuleram,Niram maratha pookal,Salangaioli,Engauru mappilai,Pass mark,and Mydear lisa in Malayalam.Today's top class actors Kamal hassan,Radhika and many othersworked with him.Known for his Brilliant indoor as well out door frame work one has to accept.He was respected from the film fraternity as well from Cinematographers association.Today i am very happy to tribute this Legend.
See you Next Week,

Sunday, September 9, 2012


A REMARKABLE FEAT Letter Published in The New Indian Express ,India on 10 Sep 12 (Edex).
The story Call of the Wild,was nice and interesting to read.(sep3).Today photography,particularly wild life photography plays a vital role.Balan Madhavan's passion towards wild life and his achivements are laudable.His calculated risk of leaving his lucrative job made him world famous and this is remarkable.


Sale of Fish Near Temple Opposed Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 10 Sep 12 (Action Please).
In Tambaram Sanatorium ,on Road near Siddha Hospital, is situated the famous Rama Anjaneya temple which is very popular.A lot of devotees come from different parts of the city to this temple daily.But the religious ambience of the temple is destroyed as vendors are selling fish everyday from the hospital to the temple's main entrence.This causes a lot of inconvenience to the devotees.I request the authorities concerned to take action in order to keep the sanctity of the temple intact.
K.Ragavan,Judge Colony

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Factory inspections must be thorough Letter Published in The National ,UAE on 9 Sep 12

In 11 held over fire at firework plant (September 7), it says police will lay charges of homicide.If proven, that is highly unacceptable.

The factory in India was said to be running illegally, and after police had warned the owner to adhere to safety regulations.

I hope the Tamil Nadu authorities are vigilant in inspecting all similar factories and are prepared to take stern action if safety measures are not met.

K Ragavan, India

Friday, September 7, 2012


Letter Published in Out LooK Magazine ,India Sep 17, Mr Mehta’s support for censorship of social media is interesting. But the ill-effects of these—violence, perverse opinions—are traits it shares with many TV channels as well. I strongly recommend censorship of TV too.


Article 267.

Mood fluctuations Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae On 8.sEP 12 (267).

If our normal routine like walking, reading or writing goes on smoothly, we feel happy. However, at times, things go out of hand. Recently, I was writing a post for my blog and the flow of writing was smooth.

Suddenly, the power went off. My Internet was disconnected. After an hour, the power supply resumed, but I had lost the rhythm.

The imaginative mood was gone. I always stick to my routine, but now I realise that certain times things happen beyond our control. I have learnt that one has to accept whatever happens.
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Dynasty Politics Letter Published in The NewIndian Express ,India on 5 Sep 12.
A propos Prabhu chawla's Manmohan's Cabinet Offer Dilutes Brand Rahul Every Time He Makes it.even though Rahul was highly recommended for entering the cabinet by the PM,he will not be able to handle the job because of his lack of experience.He is yet to prove himself when it comes to leading the party.This indicates that the PM is more for Dynastic politics.

Life is Beautiful 128.

While taking the dinner Kathambari told Ram, Tomorrow night we are leaving to Dubai.If you want to see any thing here we can extend our stay.
Ram.Thank you Kathambari. you have taken me to all the important places.Ireally had a nice time in this Beautiful City.
Kathambari.I really thank you for your participation in this conference on behalf of our Company.
Ram.Not at all.You have given me an Opportunity for me.
Kathambari.O.K.Take care.Hope you enjoyed the Dinner.
Ram.Yes,I really enjoyed.Take care .See you in the morning.Bye.
Kathambari left for her room.
After that Ram was going through that day's news papers.
After reading the papers Ram closed his eyes started thinking When he came to Dubai,met
his Beautiful Vasanthy and other developments Particularly Cyprus visit. God was very kind enough to him to meet his vasanthy after Two and half decades.At that time his phone was ringing.He was wondering at this hour who is going to call him.When he took the phone,Hello Ram,How are you.Had your dinner.It is none other than Vasanthy in the other line.He was surprised
Hello,I had my dinner.How about you.
Vasanthy.I also had.Now you must be happy after seeing my letter.
Ram could not answer immediately.What answer he can give.He was thinking, he can not disappoint her by telling No.He said,Yes Vasanthy.Now i am very happy.
Vasanthy.I have been praying the God that certainly a day i will meet you.My prayers has not gone in vein .
Ram.Thank you Vasanthy. By that time Ram's room bell was ringing.
(tobe continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, September 3, 2012

Tribute to Cinematographer Vijay Milton 210.

To day i remembered another interesting film personality from the tamil film industry is none other than Cinematographer Vijay Milton.In one decade of his film experience he has earned a good name is worth to be mentioned here. Studied in the Film institute of Chennai for Cinematography fulfilled his father's ambition. He has worked with today's Up coming actors and Directors.He has only half a dozen films to his credit and all are remarkable.I have seen five of his movies,Bose,Kaadhal,Deepavali,Pazhani,and
Vazaku Enn 18-9.His Brilliant work and Lighting in indoor as well outdoor is not a exagerated one.He is one of the few talented cinematographers in the Film industry.He is one of the few upcoming Cinematographers in tamil film industry Actors Jayam Ravi,Bharath,Vijayakumar and Late Raghu varan are worked with him. .Today i am happy to tribute this Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Have It Your Way Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India (Edex) on 3 Sep 12.
Innovation plays a vital role in the world today.(Aug 27) made for a good read.Dalbir singh's advice to youngsters to follow their own ideas and innovations in their career was remarkable.

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Accountability the key for those who aspire to power Letter Published in The National Uae on 2Sep 12 The recent judgement against the former women's minister of Mr Modi's government, Maya Kodnani, was a dramatic development in Indian politics (Ex-minister jailed 28 years for Gujarat riots, September 1).

In spite of all the corruption and scams, it is pleasing to know that the Indian judicial system still works. No matter what political party they are from, criminals should be charged and punished.

As an ordinary citizen of India, I applaud this judgment as a milestone in the nation's history.

I hope those implicated in the "coal gate" scandal are also brought to to justice.

K Ragavan, India