Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Life is Beautiful 197.

Murthy reached his office.Prasanna was waiting for him in his cabin  wished Murthy
Good morning sir. 
Murthy.Good morning,What is the matter.
Prasanna.Good news Sir,Our  tender was accepted  by  the  health department.
Murthy.Good news ,Did our MD Knows this
Prasanna.No sir,I tried his number but switched off.
At that time Murthy's phone was ringing.MD was in the other line
Good morning Murthy,Prasanna called me  i was in a meeting could n't attend.What is the matter.
Murthy.Mr Srivatsava our tender has been approved by health department.For that prasanna trying your number.
M.D.Good show.I will be there  in one hour time.See you.
Murthy.You are the one taken the initiative for this tender and got the approval.My congratulations to you.
Prasanna.Thank you sir.We got this approval because of Mr Ram.
Murthy.Is it how.
Prasanna.Three days back i went to the health department to find out the tender position.
I met the administrative manager who was incharge for finalising the tender.
He told me our rates and other competitive firm's  rates are same .He has to decide which company he can go.I was worried wheather we will get or not.
By that time my phone was ringing Mr Ram called me from Dubai
Prasanna how are you.Tell Murthy  Atkinson will be coming to Dubai tomorrow.Iwill take care of him
Prasanna.O.K.How is Dubai.
Ram.Dubai is fine.Where are you now.
Prasanna.I am in health department office in Bangalore.
Ram.I see ,you can check up one Ramesh  working there.
Prasanna.I will find out and send a mail.Bye now sir.
After that i asked the administrative manager,Sir ,any body by name Ramesh working here.
Administrative Manager.Why  You are asking.
Prasanna.My  teacher ,friend Guide and Philosopher Ram was asking.
Ramesh.Which Ram you are talking Professor Ram settled in Mysore Now he has gone to Dubai.
Prasanna.The same person sir,i was talking with him.
Ramesh.My god.You are his student and i am also his.Do n't worry in a day or two i will confirmyour tender because both rates are same and i can choose Genuinly as per my discretion.
Prasanna.Thank you sir.
Ramesh.O.K. My advance wishes to you  for a very happy and healthy new year.
Prasanna..Same to you.
Prasanna was explaining everyting  to Murthy how he got the approval.
9tobe continued0.
See You Next Week,

Monday, December 30, 2013

Letters and Articles Published in 2013.

My Letters and Articles Published  in 2013 on various Papers.
1.  The New Indian Express India  (Chennai,Bangalore Editions and Supplements)   79.
2.  Bangalore Mirror  Bangalore India (The Times of India Group).                           37
3.Deccan Herald Bangalore India                                                                             12
4.DNA India (Mumbai,Bangalore issues)                                                                    2
5. The Gulf Today Sharjah   UAE                                                                             51
6.The National Abu Dhabi UAE                                                                               105
7.7 Days Dubai UAE                                                                                                    1
8.Gulf News Dubai UAE                                                                                               1
Total.                                                                                                                           288.

Tribute to Director K.Selva Bharathy 279.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from tamil film industry is none other than Director K.Selva Bharathy.Started his career with Late Director Mani vannan and Sundar C.In his one and half decades film career he has worked with leading actors like Vijay,Kathik,Sathya Raj,Devayani,Sundar C and many other leading actors.Most of his films Vijay acted and Ninaithen Vanthai  one of the big hit movie is worth to be mentioned here.Good story line with meaningful dialoques will be more visible in his movies.I have seen few memorable movies of this Director. Those movies are Ninaithen vanthai,Mettukudi,Vaseegara,Piriyamanavale,Anbe vaa,Muratukalai,and Pasupathi C/oRasakka Palayam.One or two films i could n't remember.I have been repeatedly mentioning in this column today tamil film industry  has  talented directors and it can accomodate many more in the coming days is not a exagerated one. He has also contributed as script and dialoque writer for couple of films. Today i am happy to tribute this Up coming Director.
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in The National UAE on 31 Dec 13Indian railways need attention
The article Fire highlights India’s need to upgrade its railways (December 28) rightly pointed out that the country’s railway infrastructure is outdated.
Train accidents such as the recent one that occurred in Andhra Pradesh in which 26 people were killed can be averted if the government upgrades the railways. Such accidents are frequent and reflect poorly on the country.
Incidents of fire in trains are mostly caused due to short circuit. Many of them can be avoided if the railway authorities periodically monitored and inspected air-conditioned coaches.
Every compartment also should have a fire alarm that can alert the driver in case of an emergency. Inquiries are routinely conducted into accidents. In this case too, an inquiry will be conducted and possibly the victims’ next of kin will be compensated. But who will take the responsibility for the loss of so many lives?
I pray for the victims and wish speedy recovery of those who sustained injuries.
K Ragavan, India

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 30 Dec13
Great Loss
The demise of Veteran Bolly wood actor Farooq Sheikh is a great loss to the Indian film industry.Eventhough he has departed his memorable movies such as Garam Hawa,Umroo Jaan will remain timeless.May his soul rest in peace.


Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror  Bangalore India on 30 Dec 13The demise of veteran Indian actor FarooqueShaikhisagreatlosstotheIndian filmindustry(A n a c t o r a n d a g e n t l e m a n, BM, Dec 29). He will always be remembered through his memorable movies like Garam Hawa, Katha and Umrao Jaan. His charming  andpleasant character was liked by one and all from the film fraternity. May his soul rest in peace. 
    K Ragavan 


    Letter  Published in The National Uae on 30 Dec 13
 Delhi's  anti graft  leader  faces a huge challenge       On Saturday, a huge crowd watched as Arvind Kejriwal took the oath of office as chief minister of New Delhi.
The fact that he arrived for the ceremony via the Metro rail service was one of the main attractions.
The point may have been to prove that he has the common touch, but simplicity alone will not solve the problems of Delhi.
Real political will and determination is expected from this young chief minister.
All Indians are now watching to see if he can deliver.
K Ragavan, India

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy New Year.

My advance wishes to the Editorial team, Various other departments and Millions of google  friends  for a Very Happy and Healthy New Year

Friday, December 27, 2013

Article 332.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 28Dec 13 (332)

Movie message

Whenever I watch movies, I try to pick some worthy message. Recently, I watched Aamir Khan’s  Dhoom 3 and was impressed with a strong message that it depicted against developing revengeful attitudes. Hanging on to a vengeful approach from childhood can ruin lives.
K. Ragavan.

Thursday, December 26, 2013


Letter Published in The National Uae on  27 Dec 13 Will Nepal have a brighter future?
Your story Nepal’s Maoists agree to join assembly, ending impasse

(December 24) was an interesting read. Nepal government’s new decision was a turning point in the country’s politics. With this new experiment, I hope Nepal will see a better future and regain its fame in tourism to generate more revenue and strengthen the economy.

K. Ragavan, India

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bangalore India On Dec 26 City Express  Action Please Column
Traffic Chaos
The traffic on Kanakapura  road is increasing day by day with motorists and vehicles entering the inner areas.In Gubbalala main gate junction,Pedestrians find it difficult to cross to the opposite side because of heavy traffic. Because of this chaotic traffic, Pedestrians have to wait for a really long time to cross over. I request the authorities concerned to act in this issue to provide a signal light as early as possible so that Pedestrians can CROSS THE ROAD EASILY.
Gubbalala Main Road,

Tuesday, December 24, 2013



Life is Beautiful 196.

For the past ten days  Mysore was very cold.Murthy could not go for his morning walk because of heavy  snow . After the departure of his master tomy was more comfortable with his new master murthy.Murthy's daughter Aarti was taking care of Tomy's day to day needs.Most of her friends like tomy  because of his behaviour.
Murthy was reading  the The Newindian Express News paper saw the demise of the Mysore last king Srikanta datta Wadiyar and was shocked.At that time his phone was ringing.Raj was on the other line
Murthy you know the news .The demise of Mysore king.
Murthy.Just now i was reading and shocked.He is not much old.
Raj.Yes he was only 60 but ailing.Great loss to mysore people. i do n't think  in future the colourful dussehra festival will  be celebrated like   the present way.
Murthy.You are right.The Dynasty family so much attached this festival take special interest and spent more amount for the processions.
Raj.This ten days Sayaji rao road will be more colurful.
Murthy.Recently he was elected in Karnataka Cricket association as President.We missed  a good human.
Raj.Yes Murthy.I called you only to convey this news.Ram must be also shocked to hear this.
Murthy.Yes.He will cover this matter  beautifully
Raj.Rightly said he too  a beautiful  person.
Murthy.Take care Raj,have a nice day.
Raj.You too murthy.How is Prasanna.
Murthy.He is fine.Doing a good job for us.He learned many things from our company.My M.D.is having a very good opinion about him.
Raj.Hope he will have a bright career in your company.Bye now.
After his conversation Murthy was getting ready to go to office.
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, December 23, 2013


Letter Published in The National Uae on 24 Dec 13Anti-corruption party’s Indian win
Your story, Indian anti-graft activist Kejriwal hints at forming Delhi government (December 23), was good to read.
As a former civil servant turned politician, Arvind Kejriwal’s stated aim to form a government with Congress party support is another dramatic development in Delhi politics.
The principal opposition party BJP is raising questions about anti-corruption AAP party chief’s stand not to join any party to form government. But because of the lack of a majority, he has changed his stance because of what is, in effect, the people’s referendum.
Apart from this, two or three of the promises he made through his election manifesto may not feasible for him to fulfil.
Because of the manifesto, he got 28 of the 70 seats, which is important.
How he will overcome these hurdles is something about which we will have to wait and see in the coming days.
K Ragavan, India


Letter Published in The National Uae on 24 Dec 13Anti-corruption party’s Indian win
Your story, Indian anti-graft activist Kejriwal hints at forming Delhi government (December 23), was good to read.
As a former civil servant turned politician, Arvind Kejriwal’s stated aim to form a government with Congress party support is another dramatic development in Delhi politics.
The principal opposition party BJP is raising questions about anti-corruption AAP party chief’s stand not to join any party to form government. But because of the lack of a majority, he has changed his stance because of what is, in effect, the people’s referendum.
Apart from this, two or three of the promises he made through his election manifesto may not feasible for him to fulfil.
Because of the manifesto, he got 28 of the 70 seats, which is important.
How he will overcome these hurdles is something about which we will have to wait and see in the coming days.
K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Cinematographer Sudeep Chatterjee 278.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from Bolly wood film industry is none other than Cinemato grapher Sudeep Chatterjee.In his 18 Years film career he has created his own identity is not a exagerated one.He has worked with all leading actors and directors is important. He has few remarkable movies to his credit.Beautiful indoor,out door shots and special effects will be more visible in his movies.He hails from Kolkatta where many talented technicians  from.He did his Cinematography Course in the famous Pune Film Institute. Started his career working with  advertisement and documentries and later he had his own identity in the Bollywood.I have seen few films of this Cinematographer.Those films are Iqbal,Jaan eMann,ChakDe India,Thoda PyarThoda Magic,Dor and Dhoom 3.He has done a Excellent work in Dhoom 3 with Aamir khan,Abhishek Bachan ,Uday chopra and others.The film  was shot in USA with his brilliant Special effects and trick shots.I was more admired by his frame work in Dhoom 3.Today Cinematography is
advanced with latest equipments in Indian film industry.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented and Versatile cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Friday, December 20, 2013

Article 331.

Article Published in The National UAE On 21 13 Dec Article( 331).

End of an era

Being a diehard fan of Peter James O’Toole, I had watched  Lawrence of Arabia film at least ten times. I was shocked to hear about O’Toole’s demise last week. He was among the stylish and charming actors liked by millions of people. I still remember his memorable performance in Becket. 

I also remember reading that severe illness almost ended his life in the late 1970s. It was his positive outlook in life that is inspiring. His death marks the end of an era.
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Letter Published in The National Uae on  19 Dec13O’Toole will live through his work
I refer to the article Actor Peter O’Toole dies (December 16). Who can forget the role of the charming and stylish actor in Lawrence of Arabia? I remember another film, Bucket, where O’Toole played an equally powerful role.
May his soul rest in peace.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Life is Beautiful 195.

Atkinson  happy to receive Ram
Good morning Ram.Sorry to bother you this morning.Couple of letters i received from Raj  thanking our support for their Newses.Today i received a sensational news of the  recent Delhi elections.This coverage of AAP party is very nice.
Ram.I also read in the papers about this new party.
Atkinson.I was taken a back about their Performance and their seats results.It was amazing.
Ram.Very true.As a infant party no body expected 28 Seats from them.
Atkinson. This news you can cover in our afternoon news.That was the reason i wanted to see you.Have tea and go.
Ram.Fine, i will cover this.Of course i will have tea with you then go.
After finishing  tea Ram came to his cabin .Started his routine work.
Evening at 5P.M he received a call from  Vasanthy
Ram Vasanthy here.I saw your after noon news.It was excellent.Your sensational meaningful coverage on the AAP and how they proved their mettle.
Ram.Thank you Vasanthy. I am very happy to receive the comment from my Vasanthy.
Vasanthy.I am more proud of you  because   this work is from my Ram.Love you.
Ram.I too love you.This happiness i am unable to express.
At that time his door was knocked Kathambari was knocking
Vasanthy I will call you later.Bye now.
Vasanthy.Bye,take care.
Kathambari came inside
My congratulations Ram on your superb coverage of AAP.
Ram.Thank you.
Kathambari.I came to congratulate only.See you later
After  Kathambari left Ram was thinking  that day's happenings.
He could n't believe that Vasanthy called him and later Kathambari came .This episode has already written by God.Ram was slowly Murmuring,Life is really Beautiful
(to be continued)
See You Next Week

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tribute to Late Cinematographer ,Director Jeeva 277.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality who has created a big impact in short span of his film career.He was associated with both stalwart directors Shaankar,and PriyaDarshan is worth to be mentioned here.He has twenty films to his credit   and all are memorable.Tamil ,Malayalam and Hindi he has worked with all leading actors.Beautiful indoor and out door shots will be in his films.I have seen Couple of films of this stalwart.Those films are Kaathalan,Asai,Gentle man,Indian,Ullasam,Kushi,Sandakozhi,Run ,Sachien,Hera Pheri (Hindi),Bhagam Bhag, (Hindi).Tamil film Kathalan got award from Tamil nadu state film for best Cinematographer.Today's heroes Ajit,Vijay,Arjun,Vishal and many others  worked with him.Apart from Cinematography he has directed few films 12 B, Run ,(Hindi)Dhaam Dhoom,Unnale Unnale,Ullam Ketkume.Among those films i have seen 12.B and Dhaam Dhoom.Film Industry lost a Wonderful technician.
Even though he lived shortly and deliver few films all are Memorable and remarkable Even though he has departed his films are with us..Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Cinematographer ,Director.
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in The National UAE On  16 Dec 13I am commenting on the news report Old fears remain a year after Delhi rape (December 15). It is a grim reminder that despite efforts, social change remains a distant dream for India.
Incidents of rape and molestation in the capital and other parts of the country regularly hit headlines. No wonder Priya Rajan is hesitant to relocate to Delhi from New York. Will Delhi – and India in general – ever be safe for women?
K Ragavan, India

Friday, December 13, 2013

Article 330.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on  14 Dec  13 (330).

Mandela’s formula

Last week, I had an argument with a friend. After he left, I was feeling bitter about the way he presented his points of view. It was then that I read the words of Human Rights Champion and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela: “As I walked out the door towards the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” 

I decided to forgive my friend and the whole perception changed. I felt peace in my heart. Mandela’s formula for peace is so true. 
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bangalore India on 12 Dec 13
yES.Lack of Competenceand Implementation are the attributing factors .Other then govt.officials,NGO'S S
should also come forward to help.We need dedicatedand non-corrupt people for this services.
Ragavan Krishnamachary


Letter Published in The National Uae on 12 Dec 13Your Editorial, Sharjah takes its turn in spotlight (December 11) was an interesting read.
Among the seven Emirates, Sharjah is known as cultural emirate and has attracted millions of tourists. Developing both in cultural and education institutes  by the ruler is one speciality and certainly Sharjah will earn its time in the spotlight and add fame to the United Arab Emirates.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Life is Beautiful 194.

Next day morning Ram was going to his office with Ali.At that time Ram received  a call on his Mobile.Murthy was in the other line
Ram,how are you.
Ram.Fine Murthy.How are you.
Murthy.I am fine.I can not for get my Dubai visit and the days i spent with you.It was a memorable one. All the gifts you have selected was liked by all my office friends.
Ram.Thank you.What for you called .
Murthy.I have for gotten.Our Principle Bracco M.D. Lizioli will be coming to Dubai for a short visit  with his friend.He may contact you.
Ram.Fine.Let him contact.I am here only.What ever he wants i can guide  with Kathambari still i am not fully familiar with Dubai.
Murthy.Apart from this i want to congratulate you for the recent bidding by the Dubai govt for 2020 Expo.It was a great achievement by Dubai.
Ram.Yes Murthy.With this not only this region but also Global level  people will get jobs on various positions.
Murthy.Yes Ram.This  expo will bring more name and fame for the Wonderful emirateUAE..I will keep in touch with you bye now.
Ram.Bye.Take care.
After the conversation with Murthy Ram was  thinking how this bidding is going to benefit Lakhs of people on various countries.
They reached the office . In the reception  Ram got the message Atkinson wanted to meet him. He came to his M.D'S room.Just knock the door
(to be continued)
See you Next Week

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tribute to AAP Arvind Kejriwal 276.

Today i am going to pen another interesting  personality who has created a big revolution in the Indian Politics in the recent Delhi election  is none other than Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal.As a good  social activist who fight for the common man's interest and corruption issues won the Ramon Magsaysay award is worth to be mentioned here.   He started his own  political party  as Aam Aadmi party to raise his voice for the Commonman's interest and inflation  Starting his own party was  the only solution for fighting Corruption and other important issues.In the recent election his party bagged 28 seats and gave a tough fight for  the National parties  Congress Party and BJP  is laudable.Arvind Kejriwal entered in to politics only fighting  for the issues and not aspiring any portpolio as on today appreciable.Above all what admired me was his victory against the Former Chief Minister of Delhi.No one  should   underestimate the opponent is my
conviction.In his case all the political parties underestimated his capacity  and people's support.A Infant party bagged this much seats  is highly appreciable .This Delhi  poll verdict is an eyeopener for all the parties if they are not keep up their promises to the people.I have been repeatedly telling in this column  in any walks  of life if a person  does a good job he /she  should be recoganised. Before conclude i want to mention here   i am a non political person who admires who ever does a good job irrespective of  any party.Today i tribute this talented up coming politician who will deliver in the future if he has given an opportunity to form his own govt.
See you Next Week,

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Letter Publishd in Deccan Herald Bangalore India on 9 Dec 13 People's Problems Column
Need traffic light
A traffic signal needs to be installed at Gubbalala main gate junction  on Kanaka pura main road ,which is a link to Talagatapura and Anjanapura and has increasing volume of traffic.
Gubbalala Main road

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Letter Published in The National UAE on 8Dec 13
Mandela's death  marks a sad day for the world
Even  though death is inevitable for everyone, Nelson Mandela’s demise is a great loss to the world. He was liked and respected globally, thanks to his idealism and commitment to peace. May his soul rest in peace.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, December 6, 2013

Article 329.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 7Dec 13 (Article 329).

Gandhi’s dream

A friend was mentioning that sexual assault and rape cases have overtaken fraud and corruption news in Indian newspapers. Mahatma Gandhi had said long ago that real freedom is when a woman walks safely at midnight. It seems that his dream continues to remain a dream. Strict rules have not brought enough relief for women as yet. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Letter Published in The National Uae on  6 Dec  13UAE’s brainstorm session will work
The editorial Important steps towards reform of education (December 5) was thought-provoking.
The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid, has called on every citizen of the UAE to come forward to join a brainstorming session on health and education reforms.
These are two major issues and I have no doubt this endeavour will be successful.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bangalore India on 4Dec 13 City Express Column
Signing the del with US City of Sanfrancisco may help to deal with waste management issues.But it will be under heavy price.Already BBMP has spent more money and time. This issue should be dealtwith in our reach.We have talented advisers,and consultants to deal with this burning issue and with much lesser expenditure.US advice will be more expensive for our budget.The Tax payers money will be spent for this.


Letter Published in The National Uae on 4 Dec 13I congratulate the UAE’s leadership on the country’s phenomenal achievements.
A major landmark in the UAE’s success has been set recently when Dubai won the bid to host the prestigious Expo 2020.
This achievement has given more prominence than ever to the UAE on the global map. By continuously striving for social and economic development, the UAE has set an example for others in the region and beyond. No wonder it commands so much respect from the international community.
I would seize this opportunity to mention that I have spent 16 years of my life in Dubai, for which I feel proud. Kudos to Dubai and the UAE.
K Ragavan,

Monday, December 2, 2013

Life is Beautiful 193.

Ram took the phone Raj was on  the other line
Ram how are you.
Ram.I am fine Raj.How is Mysore  and Our friends.
Raj.All are fine.Today night i will be sending some sensational news of the latest development  and behaviour  of the former editor of a Magazine.Hope you might have read it in the paper.
Ram.Yes,i was shocked  to see his arrest  in the Indian Channals.Journalists  should not behave like this.They are the people bringing truth to the society and fight for  Corruption and Sex related crimes which is increasing  day by day.
Raj.You are right.Being a journalist i was shocked to see him in the T.V. He has done wonderful jobs earlier but all vanished because of his recent behaviour with his younger woman colleague.
I am sending the details to night by mail.You can cover in  your  media.
Ram.Certainly.My M.D.has got high regards on you.I am sincerely thanking all your support
Raj.I am also watching your coverage late night in our channals .
Bye now Ram I will be sending in the night.
Ram.O.K.Raj Have a nice day.Regards to your Mrs,Daughter and all our friends.
After the conversation over  Ram saw the today's local papers of UAE. All papers covered the news of the Indian Journalist. Ram was thinking how i can give better and authentic coverage.At that time his phone was ringing.
Ram took the phone.Vasanthy was on theother line.He was happy
Hello Vasanthy ,How are you.
Vasanthy .Fine,I came to know from Kathambari your today's programme was very nice.
Ram.Yes .It was a nice one.
Vasanthy. i wanted to congratulate you for that.Take care .I will keep in touch.
Ram was happy about Raj and Vasanthy's calls.Both are important for him.He was slowly murmuring ,Life is really beautiful.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Tribute to Cinematographer NatarajanSubramaniam 275.

Today i remembered another Versatile film personality from South Indian film Industry who has done wonderful work both in Tamil film as well Bolly wood films is none other than Cinemato grapher Natarajan Subramaniam.Known for his  good work in more then 1500, ad films later entered in to Filmindustry as a successful Cinemato grapher.He has worked with top class actors and,directors of both tamil film and Bollywood is important.In his Twelve year film career he has created his own identity is worth to be mentioned here.Good  indoor as well out door shots are his Speciality.He has done nearly  twenty films and all are remarkable.I have seen few films of this Stalwart.Those films are Youth (Tamil),
Gol Maal returns,Knock out,JabWeMet,PariNeeta, and LoveAaj kal(Hindi) Incidently he  hails from Paramakudi , one of the famous place created few talented actors including the great Kamal Hassan.
Today Tamil film  Cinematographers are doing a WonderfuL Job  in the  BollyWood industry  gives me more happiness.Today i am happy to tribute this Versatile Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India on 2Dec 1Unjustifiable 
The report, 2 5 0 ‘h o u s e a r r e s t e d’ b y B W S S B T r e n c h(BM, Dec 1), is an interesting read. Residents of 16th Cross, JP Nagar, could nottaketheirvehiclesout.Itissad.BWSSB started digging and then left the work incomplete. It is completely unjustifiable. Due to their irresponsibility many residents are stuck in their houses. The authorities concerned should look into this issue and sort it out immediately. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bangalore on 30Nov 13 City Express Column

Improper building plan,poor material and favouritism  towards certain builders are the main causes for these buildings collapsing.Government should monitor not only the new constructions periodically but also inspect the old buildings to avoid such incidents.Above all, contractors should have basic ethics and should not use the sub standard material to fill up their pockets.
Ragavan Krishnamachary

Article 328

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 30Nov 13 (Article 3 28) Kudos Dubai

Recently, I received a lot of phone calls from relatives and friends wishing me a happy birthday. I could not believe that I have completed 68 years. 

What I cherish most is the memorable time spent in the UAE, where I worked for several years. 

So, I am not surprised that I jumped in joy and spread the happy news about Dubai winning the Expo 2020 bid to everyone I met on the lane where I presently stay in Bangalore.
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


A risk for the frail guards too
Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror,Bangalore India on 27 Nov 13he recent brutal attack in the ATM kiosk and the subsequentshutdownof1,137ATM machines highlight a sad state of affairs. Banks are employing old security guards for their benefits. Guards should be able to protectpeopleandtheATM.On theotherhand, shutting down ATMs on security grounds may cause inconvenience to people. 

Life is Beautiful 192.

Ram was enjoying the nice drive of Kathambari in her new Nissan Sunny car. to  Sharjah  expo exhibition.While driving Kathambari was asking Ram,
How you feel  this Sunny.
Ram.Sunny is really very nice.Very comfortable and seats are  nice.
Kathambari.I  wanted to buy sunny long time and the time has come only last week.
Ram.For every thing time has to come.
Kathambari.You are right Ram. I  have been inviting you  to our home for lunch but you could n't make
because of your preoccupation.
Ram.Yes Kathambari,for that also time has to come.
By that time Kathambari reached Expo exhibition.The Exhibition authorities received both.
Authority.Wel come Mr Ram we heard about you.Happy to see you here on the inaguration day.
Ram.It is our pleasure too ,to participate in the opening day.
Sharjah is one of the beautiful place  among the seven emirates.It is known as Cultural emirate of United Arab Emirates .
Ram  and Kathambari finished their work at 2.p.m.Kathambari was telling to Ram
Here one new Karnataka restaurant has  come.We will try there.
Ram.Fine,We will go there.
Kathambari and Ram reached the Hotel.Lot of Indians and some  arabs was  dining there.It was a pleasant surprise for Kathambari to see locals were enjoying Indian dishes.
Ram.No  wonder they like our dishes because it is very tasty.Indians are acknowledged in  Global level.
Kathambari.True Ram Our dishes are very tasty.
After finishing their delicious lunch Kathambari droped Ram to his house.
Ram.Thank you See you tomorrow.
Kathambari.Bye Ram.
After she left Ram came to his flat checked the mails.Murthy has sent one mail thanking Ram for all the help
rendered to him during his visit to dubai.By that time Ram  was tired wanted to take rest for  some time.
He went to his bed .By that time his phone was ringing.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, November 25, 2013

Tribute to Director Vishnuvardhan274.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the tamil film industry is none other than Director Vishnuvardhan..He hails from Kumbakonam where plenty of famous  temples located.Initially he was working with stalwart Director Santoshsivan and later he  become independent director.He has worked with popular actors  like Ajithkumar,Arya, Bharath, Prakash raj  and Nayantara. is important.Even though he has few films to his credit among those films  Billa and Aarambam was  hit movies for him.The combination of Vishnu vardhan and Cinematographer Niravshah made good impact .Billa's cinematography by Nirav shah and Aarambam's cinematography by Omprakash  made a good name for this Director.I have seen few films of this  director.Those films are Arinthum ariyamalum,Billa,and Pattial.The recent movie Ajith kumar,Arya, Nayantara,  starring Aarambam is doing very well for him.In a short span of time he made a remarkable name in tamil film industry.He has also directed one telugu film  and acted in couple of films.
Today i am happy to tribute this talented Upcoming  Director.
See You Next Week
25-11-13.    .

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Letter Published in The national uae on 24 nov 13Gold find in plane is intriguing
I was shocked to read the article Million-dollar stash of gold found in plane’s toilet in eastern India (November 21).
Who could have left gold bars worth more than $1 million (Dh3.6 million) in the toilet of a commercial plane, I wonder.
No one so far has come forward to claim them, nor have the authorities been able to arrest anyone in that regard. We might come to know the real story behind this incident after investigations are carried out.
Meanwhile, the Indian government might be happy to find this much gold in a plane, even though it failed to find a gold stash after carrying out digging in a large area in Uttar Pradesh, based on a Hindu holy man’s dream.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, November 22, 2013


Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on 23 Nov 13(Article 327).

Sportive spirit

When my two grandchildren invited me to attend their school sports function, I gladly agreed. It was thrilling to watch several children participate in different games. I was surprised by the enthusiasm especially because I thought the present generation is more into indoor games and is addicted to television and Internet. 

In an inspiring speech, former Indian cricketer Javagal Srinath prodded parents to encourage their children to take part in sports activities. “Even if they lose, they should learn to appreciate winners,” he suggested. 

The applause from the crowd made it clear that his point on sportsmanship was well taken. 
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bangalore on 20Nov 13   Action PleaseColumn
Issues Galore
The area in front of a leading library situated right opposite my apartmen ton Gubbalala main road has become a garbage dumpyard. .Apart from this,  weed  has  also covered the entire space.An other issue is that of traffic.With Gubbalala main road witnessing an increase in motorists by the day  because of its
connectivity to Uttarahalli and other places,it has become difficult for pedestrians.I request the authorities to look in to this issue as soon as possible and get both garbage and weed cleared.
Palm Grove Enclave
Gubbalala Main  Road


Letter Published in The National Uae on 20 Nov 13Arrogance is roadblock to peace
Faisal Al Yafai’s opinion piece, A deal with the devil could save Syria from the inferno (November19), was thought-provoking.
The author has clearly analysed the past and present status of Syria, and the current regime’s arrogant attitude.
Despite international calls for a peaceful settlement, president Bashar Al Assad is still adamant that he will stay in power.
I hope that peaceful dialogue between the people and the Assad government can yield some results. Innocent people should not have to suffer any longer.
K Ragavan, India

Monday, November 18, 2013

Life is Beautiful 191.

Friday Morning Ram was  waiting in his house for Kathambari's arrival to go to Sharjah Expo exhibition.His phone was ringing.Vasanthy was in the other line
Good morning Ram.Kathambari told me about your today's Programme.I am   happy your Company is giving high respect for you.
Ram.What for Vasanthy respect
Vasanthy.Your MD Atkinson  is asking you to cover most of the Prestigious events and meetings.It shows how important you are in your Organisation.
Ram.Oh,For that you told respect.All this credit goes to Kathambari only.She only introduced.
Vasanthy.I am also one way thankful to Atkinson.
Ram.What for Vasanthy.
Vasanthy.Because he has sent  Kathambari to Mysore Engineering college function where she met you  and introduced Atkinson.If she  would have not met you  i never meet you.
Ram.You are right Vasanthy.I too never thought that i will be meeting you after three decades.All by god's grace.
Vasanthy.You are right. I am happy  you are close by to me for that i am sincerely thanking the God.
Ilove you so much Ram,that was one of the main reason i met you here.
Ram.Yes. I too feel  the same.I love you and you are always in my heart.
Vasanthy.I am very lucky Ram.All the Best for your today's programme.Take care.I miss you.Hope to see next week.
Ram.I am also hoping to see you next week.
By that time his door  bell was ringingBye ,Vasanthy.he kept the phone.
Kathambari was standing out side
Good morningRam.Am i late.
Ram.No,You are in time.I am ready.
Kathambari.We will make a move.
They came to Kathambari's car.Ram was surprised to see her car.
Ram.Have you changed your car.
Kathambari.Yes i changed to Sunny.
Ram.Nice car
Ram sat in front seat and Kathambari  started driving.
(To be Continued)
See You Next Week,

Tribute to Cinematographer S.Gopinath 273.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from tamil film is  none other than Cinematographer.
In a short span of his career he has worked with leading actors like Vijay,Vishal,Vikram,Anushika ,Trisha and others Started his career with famous Director Rajiv Menon  in MinsaraKanavu ,and his ad films later became independent. .His beautiful indoor and out door frame work  is  laudable..Even though he has handful of films to his credit all are remarkable.He has also worked with talented Directors like Dharani,and Babu Sivan.  I have seen all of his films,Dhil, ,Ghilli,Dhool , Vettaikaran and Kuruvi.All the movies are fast  and entertaining.Vijay's action was superb in Kuruvi,Vettaikaran,and Ghilli.Vikram's action was very nice in Dhil. Today Tamil film has  talented technicians  in Cinematography and.,Editing, Today i am happy to tribute this talented Upcoming Personality liked by the film fraternity.
See You Next Week,


Sunday, November 17, 2013



Letter Published in Deccan Herald Bangalore on 18Nov 13 Peoples Problems Column
Garbage on road
Garbage is being dumped indiscriminately  in front of a reading library in front of Gubbalala main road. The pavements on the road also not maintained properly with lot of weeds allowed to grow.Pedestrians are feeling it unsafe  to use the pavement.The traffic density on the road increasing day by day and the authorities concerned should ensure proper maintenance of the road
K.Ragavan Gubbalala.


Letter Published in The National Uae on 18 Nov ember 13Many hope for peace in Nepal
I was pleased to read Carter confident Nepal poll will be peaceful (November 17).
After this much-anticipated election, Nepal’s new administration will have much to do.
It must bring in some revolutionary changes, not only in the area of trade but also in tourism and foreign affairs.
Its is not just former US president Jimmy Carter who hopes for a peaceful Nepal.
The Indian government also wants it. K Ragavan,India

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Letter Published in The National Uae on 17 Nov 13Think before you make a comment

I am commenting on the article India’s top policeman under fire over rape comment (November 13). The comment made by Ranjit Sinha, the Central Bureau of Investigation chief, was unwarranted to say the least.

It’s natural for political parties and social activists to demand his resignation.

A person holding such high office should be careful while making comments. Such officials should be aware of sensitive issues and public sentiments.

K Ragavan, India

Friday, November 15, 2013

Article (326).

Enduring hardships                Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on 16 Nov 13 (Article 326)

I was telling my friend that whatever happens in life we have to endure.

When he looked puzzled, I shared my personal experience.

It happened to my eldest daughter on September 16, 1983. I was working for a pharmaceutical company and travelled a lot. That day, I returned to my hotel after watching a movie.

I got a message from the hotel manager that my 10-year-old daughter had suffered a fracture in her right hand. I panicked. One of my friends had her admitted to a hospital in Mysore. The next day I rushed to the hospital. She had a bandage and the doctor said she had to undergo a surgery. For no fault of her, she had to suffer. One of her friends had twisted her hand violently.

After the surgery, the doctor comforted us saying there was nothing to worry. She had physiotherapy and shock treatments. Even now, she has a big scar on her right hand. Whenever I see that scar, I wonder why this happened to her! She is quiet, calm and pious.

Exactly two decades after this incident, she is happily married and I am happy to see her driving a car in the UAE with her three lovely children.

Such incidents happen in everyone’s life in different ways. It is better to accept and move on than to regret and turn a pessimist.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Letter Published in The New Indian Express ,Bangalore India on 15 Nov 13
Un wanted Project
The launch of the Mars orbiter received mixed reactions.The Nation is plagued by problems like Poverty,poor education,lack of proper health care facilities,and Unemployment.The r.450crore that was allotted for the project should have been used to feed the poor. At this juncture this space programme
was not needed.Basic issues should be tackled first on priority basis.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 13Nov 13
Colossal Tragedy
Help the Philippines Surmouni  Haiyan(TNIE November 12)was an interesting read. The Recent tragedy in Philippines was colossal.India has faced similardisasters in the past and understands the extent of losses.Every nation should come forward to help Philippines  get out  of the present crisis. This may happen to any  nation.

Your story, The man behind Abu Dhabi’s master plan (November 12), was an interesting read.
Now 90 years old, Dr Abdulrahman Makhlouf’s experience with Sheikh Zayed, the late visionary and the architect of the UAE, was laudable about how the capital, Abu Dhabi, and other  cities were developed.
Above all, Sheikh Zayed’s determination to plant trees was highly admirable. Al Ain’s is a good example of this and it is why Sheikh Zayed remains in the hearts  of people in the UAE.
K Ragavan, India


Letter Published in The National Uae on 13 Nov 13Indian PM joins boycott of Sri Lanka Commonwealth summit, November 11)The decision of the Indian prime minister to boycott the summit in Sri Lanka is a welcome one. The main reason was Sri Lankan government’s  ill-treatment of and atrocities towards the Tamil people living there.
Apart from the opposition parties,  Tamil Nadu state government and his own party members are  not willing for Mr Singh to attend  the Commonwealth summit.
The decision by India not to attend may have a big impact on this region.
Name withheld by request

Life is Beautiful 190.

After Kathambari's call  Ram was busy with his day to day routine.On thuresday afternoon he called Kathambari  to confirm   on his friday visit to her place.Vasanthy took the phone
Ram Kathambari has forgotten to take his cell.
Ram.I see,Vasanthy i am coming tomorrow.
Vasanthy. Lovely.I am eagerly waiting to see my Ram.
Ram.I too,how are you.
Vasanthy.I am fine always thinking about you.What time you will come.
Ram .Twelve o clock will be alright.
Vasanthy.Fine,what all the things i can prepare for my dear Ram  Kesari,or Gulab jamun.
Ram.As you wish.Both i like.More then the sweets i want to see my Sweet Vasanthy.
Vasanthy.  I Love you Ram.
By that time Driver Ali was knocking Ram 's door.
Ram.Vasanthy My Driver Ali is knocking my door.I will come back to you. soon.
Vasanthy.OK.see you tomorrow.I will tell Kathambari.
Ram opened the door .Ali wished him
Good afternoon Sir .Kathambari madam has asked you  to contact this number.
Ram.Thank you i will call now.He took the number called to Kathambari,Hello Kathambari Ali gave this number tell me.
Kathambari.Ram i am in  Sharjah  Expo Centre Tomorrow .they are inaugurating  Machinary and watch exhibition.They invited  our channel to cover the events.Atkinson asked me  to take you for this programme with our Camera Person Mukund .
Ram.Fine, What time we have to go there.
KathambariMorning Eleven o clock.I will tell mummy  about this development and ask her not to prepare tomorrow's lunch.We will make it on sunday
Ram.No Problem work is important.
Kathmbari.I will come to your place at 10 A.m.to to pick you.Bye now.
Ram .Bye.
Ram was wondering why every time  his meeting with Vasanthy  was post poning.
 He also got the answer ,Every thing has already written by God.All for good only,he consoled himself.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tribute to Cinematographer Priyan 272.

 Today  i am going to pen another  film personality who has created a good impact in tamil films for more then two decades is none other than Cinematographer Priyan. Started his career with the Late Producer ,Actor Balaji's famous Sujata International unit as a asst cameraman.Later he has worked with Stalwarts Balu Mahendra and Mani Ratnam  for Mundram Pirai and Later's Nayagan.Then he Joined with Rajeev Menon for his Advertisement films and worked with him for   famous Bombay film .He has worked with Popular Directors K.S.Ravi kumar,Cheran , Hari  and many others.His techniques, visuals,lighting and out door shooting is very good because he had wonderful experience with Stalwarts ,Balu Mahendra and,Rajeev Menon, is very important.His original name Nagendran was changed to Priyan by Director Cheran is worth to be mentioned here.More then 25films to his credit and  all are very good.Even though he was not known Cinema in his earlier days later he learned and proved his talents to the tamil film industry. i have seen few films of this stalwart.Those movies are,Porkalam,Thenali,Varalaru,Tamizh,Samy,Arul,Ayya,ThamiraBarani,
Thoranai,Kovil,Aaru,Vel,Seval and Singam 2.His  Cinematography work    was more visible in Singam 2
particularly South African shots taken by Helicopter.Today i am  happy to tribute this talented Versatile Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Letter Published in The National Uae on 10Nov 13  Fast  action on Goa killing will protect Indians in Nigeria Your article (Indian police arrest man over Nigerian’s death in Goa, November 8) was good to read.
The recent killing of a Nigerian national by an Indian in the famous tourist destination Goa was sad. The Indian authorities are investigating the reason behind what seems cold-blooded murder.
There are increasing numbers of Nigerians in India – some are studying but unfortunately others are involved in drug trafficking.
I would expect the 35,000 Indians living in Nigeria will be protected by the Nigerian government, especially since this incident in Goa has made many Nigerians uneasy.
Will the Indian government speed up this case to protect nationals from both countries?
K Ragavan, India

Friday, November 8, 2013

Article 325.

Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on Nov 13  (325).

Ego effect
During my daily walk in a garden, I always greet my acquaintances. Last week, a person greeted me, but I could not reply. The reason: he had covered his face to avoid heavy fog and I was not sure. During the second round, I stopped him, He revealed his face and I recognised him as a friend who used to chat with me at the Senior Citizen’s club. When I apologised, he replied, “It is OK as you did not greet me because you could not see me. There are people who do not greet others out of ego.” Yes, all sorts make the world.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India on 8 Nov 13
» Insightful article
The article, Waiting for Godot; God or idiot (BM, Nov 6), was meaningful and thought provoking. Despite so much chaos, drawbacks and weak politics, our democracy is still capable of thriving. This point is nicely elaborated by Pritish Nandy. It is high time some changes happen to our esteemed democracy so that it can act better.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Letter Published in The National Uae on 7 Nov 13      Mars Mission Shows the real power of India      The Mars mission has drawn different reactions from different people. As a common citizen of India, I think there are a host of other issues that need the urgent attention of the government, including poverty, education, healthcare and, above all, unemployment.
Many of these issues could be successfully tackled with 4.5 billion rupees (Dh266 million), the amount that was invested on this mission.
At the moment, the country’s economy is struggling under inflation and various scams. Projects like this help to boost India’s image, but the country has its limitations.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Letter Published in The National Uae on 6 Nov 13Action needed to tackle factory fires
Even though factory fires are common in Delhi, the authorities seem to be reluctant to tackle them, which is sad (Factory fire in New Delhi kills six, November 4).
Lack of regular inspections and poor maintenance of electrical accessories and equipment could be the reason for most of those accidents. Six people have been killed in the latest one.
Will the concerned authorities wake up now?
K Ragavan, India

Monday, November 4, 2013

Life is Beautiful 189.

 Dubai City Centre is always busy with international visitors particularly from Europe.Murthy  came to the main entrance along with Lizioli  .Lizioli was very much impressed with City Centre  one of the biggest mall in Dubai.
Mr Murthy this is a good mall.  i like  it.
Murthy.Yes,Ram suggested me to take you for this.Chocolates,Badam you can buy here.
Lizioli.Yes,i will buy for my kids
After finishing the shopping  they reached Sheraton Hotel where Murthy and Lizioli  was staying.
Driver Ali was waiting in the reception.
Good After noon sir,Mr Ram gave this cover to you.He gave the cover to Lizioli.
Thank you .Lizioli took the cover from Ali.After that Ali left.
Lizioli.Murthy this is our agreement with Ram's Company. He called Ram

Good after noon Ram .I am Lizioli here .Ali gave me the Contract signed by your MD.Thank you so much.
Ram.Not at all.We have signed for One year now will be renewed every year.As per that we will cover your
hilosophy and policies in our channel.Coverage will be twice in a week.Every thing we have mentioned there.
Lizioli.Yes.Just now we returned from City Centre.I will give it to Murthy.
Murthy.Ram,City Centre was nice.
Ram.Lizioli is leaving today to Italy.
Murthy.Yes Ram.
Ram.Mr Lizioli wishing you a Very  Happy and Safe Journey.
Lizioli.Thank you.My flight is at  8P.M.
Ram.Take care,Bye.
After that Ram received a call from Kathambari
Hello Ram  How are you.
Ram.I am fine .Tell me where are you.
Kathambari.At present i am in City centre metro station.Waiting for a coverage ad.
Ram.Good,What for you called.
Kathambari.My mom felt very bad on that day .She aked me to contact  wheather you will be free on coming friday.
Ram.I do n't know .But i will tell you tomorrow.
Kathambari.Bye Ram.
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,

Whart ever will happen will happen.

I Want to share my real experience with all our friends,was happened to my eldest daughter and one has to accept the reality in life.i remember correctly ,it was 1983 ,September 16 th, I Was watching Kannada movie at Hassan ,Karnataka state.i returned to my hotel after the movie.At that time  i was working for a Pharmaceutical company and i used to travel a lot.I got a message from the hotel manager that my 10 year old daughter,had a fracture.When one of her friend her right hand.I was paniky and worried.Then i contacted my wife at mysore and came to know nothing to worry.As one of my friends had admitted her in K.R.Hospital,Mysore.The Very next day i reached the hospital and saw my daughter,she was in bandage and the doctor said she has to go for surgery,for none of her fault,she had to suffer.One of her friend twisted her hand that has led to this extent.
My wife was very much worried ,being a girl ,she prayed to god that she should recover soon.The next day the orthopaedic surgeon did surgery to her hand for nearly two hours and nothing to worry.Even after the surgery,she had physiotherapy and shock treatments.She has big scar in her right hand.Whenever i saw that scar,i feel for her.Why this happened to her?.Basically she is quiet ,calm and pious.But what ever happens will happen.I strongly believe in this philosophy.Exactly after two decades after this incident she is happily married and i am happy to see her driving a car in the U.A.E. With her 3Lovely children.
I was telling to my wife these happenings are also written earlier.So what ever happens will happen,all for good.
Tranquil Seniors Club Member.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tribute to Writer ,Director See man 271.

Today i remembered another  good personality in tamil film industry is none other than Writer,Director Seeman.Inspired by  the  Directors  Bharathi Raja and late Mani vannan seeman started his own directorial venture with Panchalankurichi with Prabhu and Madhu Bala. He has worked with all the leading actors SatyaRaj,Prabhu,Madhavan,Gouthami and Khushboo is worth to be mentioned here.Even though he has few films to his credit he won the tamil nadu state film award for best  dialoque writer for his film Thambi. .Madhavan and Bhavana acted in this movie.Panchalankurichi  was a village story with Prabhu and Suvalaksmi in the lead rolls. Thambi gave a good name for him. I have seen few of his films.Those films are PanchalanKurichi,Thambi,Iniyavaley and ,VeraNadai.Crisp dialoques , clean indoor and out door shots,and  good entertainment will be visible  in his films.Apart from writing,Directing he has acted in  few films is important. After the few films Direction he entered in to Politics and has his own party. If he can concentrate in films he will have his own identity. Today i am happy to tribute this Up coming Director.
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in The New Indian Express,Bangalore on 4Nov 13
On Modi's Turf
The report about Modi-Singh sharing  a stage and fighting over Sardar Patel made for interesting reading.
However, it was sad to see such pointless arguments.No matter what their views , Congress men should have shown restraint because after all  the programme was inModi's Gujarat.

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Letter Published in The National Uae on 3 Nov 13India should focus on public safety
I am commenting on the article Speeding Indian bus crashes, killing 45 in inferno (October 30). It’s a terrible tragedy. Bus accidents are not uncommon in India, but even by Indian standards, fatalities were very high.
Public transport in India is often unsafe. The governments of respective states need to do more to ensure the safety of people travelling by bus and taxi. Human lives are precious. The relatives of victims might receive compensation, but no amount can make up for the loss of lives. I pray for the victims.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, November 1, 2013


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bangalore India on 2 Nov 13 City Express Column
May be. Those who do not watching match in the stadium will be watching in T.V.Bangalore has millions of
cricket fans and more than that prominent players as an added attraction.For children to senior citizens, all are more keen to watch cricket.Students and young professionals will also take interest.Over all more possibilities are there that there will be a calm atmosphere till the match ends.

Article 324.

Article Published in The Gulf TodayUae on 2Nov 13 (324)

Bury worry’

A friend was supposed to travel to his native place by bus for Diwali festival. He called me to say that he was cancelling the trip, as he was depressed. When I asked him the reason, he mentioned about a recent incident in Andhra Pradesh in which a speeding bus exploded in a ball of flames after crashing into a barrier, killing 40 passengers. 

It took a long time for me to convince him that accidents are common in all modes of transport and such incidents should not be a reason to skip travel plans. 
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India on 31 Oct 13  Modi deserves respect The report, Modi rap from PM, Nitish (BM, Oct 30), was a good read. The recent comments by Congress leaders on Sardar Patel and Modi are sad. Congress branded Modi as anon-secular man. Whatever be the reason, Modi should be respected. The comments from Nitish Kumar were also unwarranted. 


Letter Published in The National Uae on 31 Oct 13India’s consumers see red over onion prices (October 30) was an interesting article.
The fact that onion prices seem to increase every day in India is unjustifiable. Whatever reason the government gives for these rises, it is simply not acceptable.
The Indian government promised before the last election that it would take care of food-price inflation, but it has failed miserably.
Onion prices really are bringing tears to the eyes of the common man.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Life is Beautiful 188.

In this world getting a good sincere friend , Guide  is very difficult.Prasanna was lucky enough to have Ram as his friend,Philosopher and guide.His Mother has high respect for Ram.Her son came up in his life only because of Ram was her strong Conviction.Prasanna too have high respect for Ram .Prasanna was very happy  that he has spent few hours with Raj and his family.By that time his Mobile was ringing
Hello Prasanna ,How are you.Murthy was in the other line.
Prasanna.I am fine.How are you.
Murthy.I am very happy  here because my work was completed. .Today i met Ram and he was so happy to see me.He has conveyed his regards to you ,Mother and Raj's family.
Prasanna.Tell our regards to him .
Murthy.How is your work.
Prasanna.Fine sir,only i am missing you.
Murthy.I will be back  next friday.Bye now.
Prasanna.Bye sir.
He was happy that his Boss called  from Dubai.
Next day Raj went to his office  and forwarded the latest bomb blast of Bihar incident story to Ram.He got the acknowledgement from Ram mentioning good coverage Raj.Thanks for your periodical stories.
Raj was happy about Ram's reply.In  Media Profession one expects fast coverage and action.Raj  is very fast and at the same time he expects from the other side also.In his office also his Directors like him because of his authenticity,and presentation.Raj always proud of his friend Ram.From teaching profession to media
Ram proved his worth.He admire Ram about his simplicity,language and above all Punctuality.
By that time his phone was ringing .Ram was in the other line
Raj,thank you for all your mails and stories.
Raj.Iwas just thinking about you .Hundred years to you Ram.
Ram.Thank you Raj.My MD is very much impressed about your language.
Raj.Thank you.How is life in Dubai.
Ram.Fine.No hastles and struggle.Except the weather if you go out.
By that time Raj got another call
Ram i will call you after few minitues My office people calling.
Ram.O.K. No problem.Good night.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, October 28, 2013


Letter Published in The National Uae on 29 Oct 13 Blasts underscore Bihar’s failure
The bomb blasts that killed five people at a political rally in the northern Indian state of Bihar marks a dramatic development in Indian politics ahead of next year’s election (Bombings kill five at Indian opposition rally, October 27).
It’s sad that the Bihar government could not provide adequate safety and security for the people, even though it’s the duty of a state to ensure safety of the public during any political rally.
K Ragavan, India


Letter Published in The National Uae on 29 Oct 13 Blasts underscore Bihar’s failure
The bomb blasts that killed five people at a political rally in the northern Indian state of Bihar marks a dramatic development in Indian politics ahead of next year’s election (Bombings kill five at Indian opposition rally, October 27).
It’s sad that the Bihar government could not provide adequate safety and security for the people, even though it’s the duty of a state to ensure safety of the public during any political rally.
K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Art Director Thota Tharani 270.

To day i am going to pen another interesting film personality who has created a very big impact in Tamil,Telugu,Malayalam and Hindi films is none other than art director Thota Tharani.He has won two national awards and film fare awars is  worth to be mentioned here.Known for his good settings and back ground for many films.Worked with big Directors of the four languages movies as well with big banner producers.His film Indian and Nayagan won National Film awards .Both films Directed by Stalwarts Shankar and Mani Ratnam. I have seen Couple of films of this Doyen.Those movies are,Nayagan,Indian,
ThalaPathi,Anjali,Jeans,Kathalan,May Matham,Muthalvan,Padaiappa,Mr Romeo,Kathal Desam,Baba,Samurai,Dasaa vatharam,Kantha samy,Ananda Thandavam,Kuselan and Sathyam.I could n't remember some more films.In Indian Cinema Director is the main architect of a film and other technicians like Cinemato grapher,Editor,,Choreo grapher and other areas people joint venture a film is taking a full shape.
Art direction  is playing an important roll in today's film world.To day i am very happy to tribute this talented
art director who won many Laurals  to his credit. What little i know i am  writing in this column.If there is any error kindly ignore.
See You Next Week,