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,