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