Saturday, March 30, 2013


Bangalore traffic trial is welcome              Letter Published in The National,Uae on 31March 13
The article Cardboard cops used to enforce road rules (March 27) was interesting.
If this experiment by the Karnataka government proves to be successful, it can be tried out in other states, and even in the UAE.
Most of the drivers are aware of the traffic rules in Bangalore and other parts of India, but they are reluctant to follow them. These people should be forced to obey the law.
I live in Bangalore and I love it. I hope the roads in my city will not become chaotic.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, March 29, 2013

Article 295.

No pain, no gain                Article Published in The Gulf Today,Uae on 30 March 13(295).

I recently visited Chennai. There I met my old friends and returned to Bangalore. After the travel, I got indisposed and my friends cautioned me that at old age I should not travel too often. Though I agree with them that old age hampers movement, I feel there is nothing like connecting with the dear and near ones. After all, no pain, no gain, right?
K. Ragavan

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Sports& Politics          Letter Published in The New Indian Express ,India (Bangalore Edition)
Jayalalithaa 's decision to not allow Sri lankan players to play in chennai was a dramatic development.Sports should not be mixed with politics.The CM'S decision to safeguard the Lankan players is laudable because Tamil Nadu is boiling  over the Sri lankan issue.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Suffering in Iraq is America's fault                         Letter Published in The National UAE On March 28 ,013
I appreciate US Secretary of State John Kerry's diplomatic efforts in Iraq (Kerry calls for an end to sectarian hatred, March 25).
However, all this is happening because of America's wrong strategy in the first instance.
It's sad that Iraqis are still suffering a decade after the US attacked their country.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Life is Beautiful 157.

After the Conversation over  with Vasanthy Ram receiveda  call from Raj.
Ram,How are you.When are you leaving.
Ram.Another two days time.Today i received the Visa.
Raj.Nice. i want to meet you in the evening.If i come by 5 P.M Will it be O.K.
Ram.Fine.We will meet at 5P.M
Raj  came at 5.p.m.
Ram.Good evening Raj,Nice to see you after a gap of ten days.How is your family members.
Raj.All are fine.
Ram.I will be missing you Raj.
Raj.No  Ram  we will keep in touch with internet.The Main purpose of meeting you to have tie up forIndian newes with your channel.
Ram.Once i settle down with my new assaginment i will speak to my people.
Raj. i hope you will do this .I too can develop my knowledge along with you in the beautiful media world.
Ram.Raj you have been in this Journalism field for more then two decades and i am starting now only.
Raj.I have been seeing your letters,articles on various issues and bold speeches on Public platforms proved you are a Wonderful Media Personality.
Ram.This is not correct.What little i know i am delivering.I too have ambition but it will take many years too ful fill.
Raj.You will achieve it .
Ram.I will prepare tea for us.
Ram prepared and gave one to Raj.
Raj,Apart from missing all our Lovely friends i am missing my little friend Tomy.With the assurances of Murthy  i am leaving my friend with them.More than eight years Tomy was with me.
Raj.I know Ram.Do n't  worry Murthy  will take care.
Ram.Yes ,i know he will take care.
(to be continued)
See you Next week

Monday, March 25, 2013

Tribute to Writer Indra Soundar Rajan 239.

This writer has not only created a big impact in Novels ,Short stories and also in TV Serials is none other than Indra Soundar rajan.He has written many stories including fiction and super natural Occurances.Even though he has created many stories i have read few of them.Those stories are,Enge en kannan,Neelakal Modiram,Soma Jaalam,Maya vizikal and Naagapanchami.More than stories his TV Serials have earned a  good name from the Viewers.I have seen the famous Krishna dasi, serial where the Late Geminiganesan acted very well.He is one of the few writers who mesmarisethe readers as well viewers.He hae contributed many serials but i have seen only one.His contribution AnandaPurathu Veedu was super movie.Known for his style of writing and Imagination.Tamil literature World bestowed with this talented Writer.Today i am Very happy to tribute this Versatile writer.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Credibility Loss   Letter Published in The New Indian Express ,India on 25 March 13
Today UPA -2 has lost it's credibility both among the electoral people and the allies.This is a sad state of affairs.The govt has completely failed in the recent Srilankan issue , making the regional allies more angry.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Article 294.

True friendship       Article Published in The Gulf Today,Uae on 23March 13 (294)

I reached Chennai a few days ago and felt a difference. The climate was hot and humid. But the discomfiture vanished after I met my old friends.

With their affection they cooled me down. I realised that true friendship can shift our moods towards a positive direction and make us cheerful even in adverse conditions.
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Registration of Aadhar Cards Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 20March 13Bangalore Edition (Action Please Column)
In Gubalala main road , Subramanyapurapost,Many apartments and individual houses are located including Mantri Tranquil a huge housing complex.Most of the residents are Senior Citizens and are unable to go to the available places for registering Aadhar card . I request the authorities concerned to depute some staffmembers to go over
personally to these areas on a weekly places to take the details for fetching Aadhar card. It will be a great help for senior citizens to avoid the journey to different places.
This is a genuine cause and hope this issue can be considered.


Relations soured Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India (Bangalore edition).
Prabhu Chawla's Pakistan Understands Only One Language.Turn it in to a Social and Economic Pariah was an interesting and thought provoking article (TNIEMarch 18).Despite our cordial attitude with our neighbour ,Pakistan's reciprocal behaviour is not an encouraging one.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Life is Beautiful 156.

Next day evening Raj came to Ram 's place.Ram welcomed Raj
How are you Raj.
Raj. I am fine. How are you .
Ram. i am fine.What you would like to have.
Raj.Just now i had tea in my house.Before  your departure to Dubai you can have lunch in our house.When you can come.
Ram.Thank you for your invitation.I am expecting my visa any time and the departure date also very short.I do n't think i can fulfill your request. D o n't worry. .
Raj.O.K. By that time Courier man came to Ram's place hand over the  Cover from his new office.
Ram opened and saw the Visa copy  and a letter asking him to collect his ticket from the Bangalore travel agent.
Raj.Wonderful Ram.I am proud of you.You are going to have a  Beautiful Life in the emirates.
Ram.Here also i had a beautiful life with you people.Every place is Beautiful.Our mind set is important.
Raj.You are a different person in this century.
Ram.One should accept what ever comes .happens.I strongly believein this Philosophy.
RajWhen you will be leaving.
Ram.Another three more days.Saturday i will be leaving.
Raj.Then i will make a move.Take care Bye now.
After Raj left Ram got a call from Vasanthy.
Ram,Have you received your Visa.Kathambari told me  your company  has sent by courier.
Ram .Just now i received .How are you.
Vasanthy.I am fine.Eagerly waiting to see you.
Ram.Me too.
Vasanthy.Love you Ram. Twenty five years of waiting and now i am unable to control my feelings.
Ram.You should be happy we met and i am going to be with you in Dubai.God has blessed us.
Vasanthy.True.We are very lucky  in this Beautiful world.
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,


Women in India need protection Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 19March 13,

I welcome the news reported in Anti-rape bill cleared by Indian cabinet (Mach 15).
Even though major issues such as black money and corruption have not been dealt with by the current Indian government, at least this move should provide more safety for women. K Ragavan, India

Tribute to writer Rajam Krishnan 238.

Another Sahitya Academy award  writer came to my mind today is none other than writer Rajam krishnan.Started his writing passion at the age of twenty she has created  more than 80 Novels and all are well accepted from the readers is very important.She won Sahitya academy award,Kalaimagal award,Thiru Vi.Ka  award and New York Herald Tribune International award  four decades back is to be applauded.Known for her Social family subjects and her  writing skills.I have read couple of this talented writer,those Novels are ,Uthaara kandam,Kurinji thenValaikaram,Verukku Neer,Malargal and Sathya velvi.Every regional language many talented writers proved their talents .Tamil writers have created a new concept not only in the home  but also Out side the country is important Her creations are revolutionary one in all areas ,particularly Laboures,Salt pan workers  and farmers   .To day i am very happy to tribute this talented versatile writer.I always tell  writing is an are and few people have established their name even after there departure. Today i am happy to tribute this talented versatile writer.
See You Next Week,


Facilitate Aadhar Data Collection Letter Published in Deccan Herald ,India on 18 March 13 People's Problems Column).
Most of the residents of the housing complex on Gublala main road are Senior citizenzs and they are finding it difficult to approch Aadhar card centres for registration.The Authorities concerned are requested to depute staff members to this area for collecting necessary details to obtain aadhar card . This will be of great help for Senior citizens.
Palm Grove Enclave
Gublala main road,
Subramanyapura post

Friday, March 15, 2013

Article 293.

Splendid Spielberg Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae ,on 16 March 13

I was watching a conversation between Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and Hollywood veteran Steven Spielberg on television. Spielberg, who has helmed classics like Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park, and The Colour Purple in a career spanning four decades, came out as a man of simplicity and genius.

Bachchan rightly called him an “institution.” Such interactions are necessary in a globalised world and can help break barriers and divisions.
K. Ragavan

Article 293.

Splendid Spielberg Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae ,on 16 March 13

I was watching a conversation between Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and Hollywood veteran Steven Spielberg on television. Spielberg, who has helmed classics like Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park, and The Colour Purple in a career spanning four decades, came out as a man of simplicity and genius.

Bachchan rightly called him an “institution.” Such interactions are necessary in a globalised world and can help break barriers and divisions.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Candidate lacks common touch   Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 14 March 13

I am interested in the continuing discussions about prime ministerial candidates for the Indian election next year ( Chidambaram is top tip for PM job if Rahul steps aside, March 11).
Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s name has been suggested by Rahul Gandhi, who is also a candidate for the position. This is a dramatic development.
Although he has had a long association with the Congress party, Mr Chidambaram has not taken a lot of interest in the plight of the common people. Will he deliver if he is elected prime minster? K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


DEPRIVED  OF BASIC FACILITY     Letter Published in The New Indian Express,Bangalore Edition , India (Action please column)
In Gubbalala main road,street lights are not in working condition.It is very difficult to pass during night hours.Another problem we face  here is lack of regular water supply.In spite of many apartments and independent,there is no water supply.Apart from this ,BSNL ,land line as well internet connection is also not available here.Water,electricity and communication are the most important factors for the living.Trequest the authorities concerned to look into the issues.
Gublala main road

Life is Beautiful 155.

 Next day morning Ram   received a call from Kathambari.Good morning Ram,How are you.
Ram Same to you..I am fine.How are you.
Kathambari.Yesterday we received your  Visa.Ihave already sent it by mail.Your Emirates airlines ticket you have to  collect from the office at Blore.Your ticket  is booked on Saturday.You have Five more days to depart.How is Mysore,your friends and the beautiful Venkateswara temple.
Ram.Every thing is fine.
Kathambari.Our driver Ali will come and pick you.You can go straight to your flat after taking some rest you can report to our office.
Kathambari.We have arranged  a cook for you 
Ram.Great,i never expected this.
Kathambari.Our policy is to take care of our executives. You are going to play a vital roll in our Company.Atkinson has  lot of plans for you.I am eagerly looking for you.Bye now.
Ram.Thank you for all the wonderful arrangements.I too eagerly waiting to see all of you.Take care,Bye.
After the call over Ram received another call from Raj
Ram how are you.When are you going to join in your new assaignment
Ram.Today only i got the message.Iam leaving on saturday by Emirates to Dubai.
Raj.Nice to hear.On the one hand i am missing you but on the other hand you are going to create a Beautiful impact on  your new assainment.
Ram.Thank you Raj.You have high esteem on me for that i am sincerely thanking you.
Raj.You will deliver ,with out any promise ,not like our politicians who make promises but not deliver.
Ram. Raj ,When some one bestowed with confidence on me it is my duty to deliver.
Raj.O.k.Ram i will see you in a day or two.Bye.
(To be continued)
See You Next week,

Monday, March 11, 2013


American  Greatful for  UAE's  Support       Letter Published in The National ,UAE on 12 March 13                               I was pleased to read this article.
It was a reminder of the remarkable relationship between the US and the UAE  over many years.
K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Writer Indira Parthasarathy 237.

 Apart from Sahitya academy award this writer won Sangeeth Natak Academy and Saraswathy Samman awards and created a big impact in those days was not a exagerated one.Today i am going to write about this Wonderful Writer is none other than  Ee.Paa.Known as Indira Partha sarathy.His creations are welcomed by millions of readers.Many of his novels express the characteristic style of Urban places  and openly analyze  what pople say.Even though i read few creations of this Writer all are remarkable.Those novels are Kuruthipunal,Theevukul,and Maaya Maan vettai.In 2010 he was bestowed Padma shree award is important.He has millions of readers follow his famous Word press blog.Today i am very happy to tribute this great writer who mesmarised  by his talented writings.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, March 10, 2013


  Letter Published in 7 Days Uae on 11 March 13      Your article, ‘Sharjah’s Tourist Numbers on the Up’, was good and interesting to read (March 10).

The news that tourist traffic numbers are increasing was a welcoming one.

I had the privilege of staying in this emirate for nearly 16 years.

I still remember the beautiful parks and corniche of this beautiful emirate.

K Ragavan Bangalore, India


Implementation         Letter Published in The New Indian Express ,India on 11 March 13
Prabhu chawla's 'Artificial Aggression Wo n't Help,PM Must Focus on Basic Issues was an interesting read (March10)
He has nicely elaborated thepresent scenario and the mishandling of the issues by the government. Aggression  in speech and imaginary growth won't solve the present problems of inflationand women safety. Implementation needed
now  ,in the war on inflation.

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Well-captured yawn            Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror,India on 10March 13The photograph accompanying the story I n t h e s p o t l i g h t(March 9, BM) is very nice. Mahesh Shantaram has captured the yawn very well.
    K Ragavan

Friday, March 8, 2013

Article 292.

Chasing anxiety                 Article Published in The Gulf Today,Uae on 9 March 13 (292).

The other day while conversing with a friend over the phone, another acquaintance wished me. I also greeted him and continued my talk on the phone. 

My friend on the telephone mentioned that many people, including his uncle, were following me on Twitter. I thanked him for “chasing” me on the social websites. 

The visitor who was listening to our conversation got anxious and asked me why people were chasing me and whether I had taken a loan from anyone. We had a good laugh after I explained about followers on social networking sites.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Chavez changed Venezuelans' lives      Letter published  in The National,Uae on 8 March 13
It was sad to read about the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez (Champion of the poor who polarised a nation, March 7).
Although Chavez did not transform his country as per expectations regarding infrastructure projects, he changed the lives of many Venezuelans.
His death was a great loss to the people. I hope the country's new leader works for the betterment of Venezuelans.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


School stress too much for students   Letter Published in The National,Uae on 6 March 13.
The stress is really on education now (March 3) is very true.
Studying has become much more stressful in India.
More than the students themselves, it's the parents whose aspirations are often unrealistic.
The Lancet's revelation about the high number of student suicides is sad. While no one can give the exact reason why an individual takes his or her life, stress must have been a factor in many cases.
K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 154

Next day after noon  Ram   received a call from Vasanthy.
How are you Ram.Kathambari told me Your  visa will be ready in a week's time.Eager to see you.
Ram.I too VasanthyVery eager to see you.All this years i was not having this feelings.After seeing you i am more eager.  I never dreamt that i will see you after two and half decades.God is great.
Vasanthy.Not great Ram.Very very great.Like Bolly wood films i am feeling joy want to sing.
Ram.Why do n't you sing a song.My favourite Ninaika therintha manamay.
Vasanthy. I feel shy.
Ram.O.k.Had your Lunch.
Vasanthy.Not yet.How about you.
Ram.I have to prepare rice.Other powders i have This is more than enough for me.
Vasanthy.Food also you have your Beautiful selection.
Ram.We have to remember many they do n't get the basic  requirements Like Food,Shelter and other comforts..We are very lucky.
Vasanthy.Very true. My bell is ringing ,Iwill call you tomorrow.Take care.
Ram.O.K. You too take care.
After the call Ram went to Kitchen  preparing for rice.When he  put rice in the Cooker he got a call from Murthy.
Ram,I just came from the office.Why not we go out for Lunch.
Ram.Murthy,I am  preparing rice why not we can go  some other day.
Murthy.Fine,I thought if you have not prepared rice we can go out for a change.
Ram.Thank you.That change we can have Some other time.
Murthy.O.K.Bye now.
After the conversation with Murthy Ram was recollecting the beautiful talk he had with his Vasanthy.Normally Most of the Ladies Voice will be nice but Vasanthy's voice not only nice but also sweet.
Their love is above all others materialistic love.Their thinking and Philosophy is some thing different and beautiful.Ram's thinking was disturbed by the first sound from his rice cooker.
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,


Monday, March 4, 2013

Tribute to Writer Ki.Va.Jaganathan 236.

 For the past few weeks I have been writing  Great writers in Tamil literature world and today i remembered another interesting personality who is not only a good writer but also Poet and Journalist  is none other than Ki.Va.Jaganathan popularly known as Ki. Va.Ja.Known for his meaningful  humorous speeches as well poems which no tamil readers can for get. He was associated with  the popular Indian Express group  Dinamani a leading tamil daily which was popular in the  family circle was not a exagerated one.His critical work Veerar Ulagam won the Sahitya Academy award in the year 1967. Incidently he was the student and  disciple of the great tamil scholar U.V. Swaminatha iyer . He  was the editor for the famous family magazine Kalaimagal created a very big impact from the women sector.Famous News papers The New Indian Express and The Hindu tributed this Editor for his Out standing works.He gives good speeches for hours together and mesmerise the audience by his humorus double meaning  words.Even though he has departed from us his name still in front of us.Today i am very happy to tribute this Wonderful writer.
See You Next Week,

Friday, March 1, 2013


Union Budget is a non -event  Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror on 2 March 13,India      The much-awaited union budget didn’t offer much to senior citizens in terms of tax relief. Also, the UPA government has failed to control inflation. 
    K Ragavan 

Article 291.

Fair with elders  Article Published in The Gulf Today on 2 March 13 (291).

The other day I travelled in a Bangalore city bus and offered the fare for my destination to the conductor. To my surprise, he returned some coins. When I asked the conductor why he had returned some coins, he replied, “You are a senior citizen. You are entitled to some concession.” I felt happy that elderly people are respected. 
K. Ragavan