Tuesday, April 30, 2013


SEATS  IN CITY BUSES FOR    Letter Published in The New Indian Express,Bangalore on 1 May 13 (Action Please Column)
As a Senior citizen, i have often experienced that in the city buses, we are not getting the allotted seats.Always some youngster will be sitting and they do n't even have the courtesy to offer the seat. 
Many passengers do n't have the civic sense and do n't understandthat they are putting the senior citizensin to inconvenience.
Particularly with the rash driving and the road condition,when the driver puts sudden break, it is difficult to stand.Who will bell the cat for this issue.
K.Ragavan,Gublalamain road,


Indian deadlock is par for the course   Letter Published in The National,Uae on 1May 13.
Political storm stalls reform (April 30) reveals that India's parliament is deadlocked again, this time over an insurance bill.
With more corruption allegations, it is a sad state of affairs.
Every time the government wants to pass a bill, the opposition will object. Parliament is incapable of handling important issues.
K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 162.

Ram was happy the way Mr,Atkinson  explaining the company's philosophy and vision Ram  was happy that he joined a good employer who gives Waitage for delivery.Ram was telling to Kathambari.
You brought me in to a right place where i can Deliver.
Atkinson.You are right . you can and  will deliver.You have got the  capacity of convincing people.
Ram.Thank you.
After discussions Atkinson took Ram and Kathambari for Lunch.I t was a beautiful South Indian lunch.Ram enjoyed.After that Atkinson took Ram to the news room.
Atkinson.Ram meet Mr Clancy ,our middle east correspondent.
Ram.I have seen him in your channel.Good accurate and knowledgable presenter.
Clancy.Thank you Ram.I am happy you are joining with us.Kathambari told about you.
Ram. I have to learn a lot.Media  is a vast subject.
Clancy.You are right.
Ram.i admire some of the anchors presentation.Narration is an art.
Clancy.Very true.
After the conversation Atkinson took Ram to other sections.
Ram met all the important people as a Regional co ordinator and happy with their interaction.
Evening while returning to his hotel with  Kathambari Ram ,
It was a memorable day for me.I joined a good organisation.
Kathambari.Thank you.Tomorrow evening you can occupy your new flat closed to me.
Ram.i see .
Kathambari.Ram take rest.Morning i will meet you at 9-30 A.M. Bye now..
Ram.Same to you.
(to be continued)
See you Next Week

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tribute to Cinematographer Sameer Arya 244.

To day i remembered another  impressive film personality from bolly wood who has  not only worked with top class directors and   actors is none other than Cinematographer SameerArya.Nearly two decades his frame work was more visible in his films.He has contributed Couple of films  with  directors  like Rakesh Roshan,Sanjay Gupta,Priyadarshan,and Mahesh Bhat is worth to be mentioned here.Even though he has couple of  films to his credit  i have seen few memorable films.Those films are,Koyla,Suhaag,Jung,Koi mil gaya,Maalmal weekly,  with stalwart Paresh rawal, and Director Priyadarsan.Bolly wood films  is known for it's technical aspects particularly Cinemato graphy for the past five decades.Because of it's international acceptence still bolly wood plays a vital roll.Today many talented Cinematographers are more visible in South Indian film Industry tamil is important.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Cinematographer.
See You Next week,


Indians  Lead The Way   Letter Published in The New Indian Express ,India on 29April 13 (Edex column).
The article on young laurates of Rolex was an interesting read(April 15).Both young sters Arun Krishnamurthy andSumit DagaEnvir ,deserve praise.They have proved their mettle in their fields and Krishnamurthy's Envioranmentalist Foundation of Indiais highly needed in our country.Another interesting fact was that two are Indians among the five laurates.


China's Gamble     Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 29 April 13
China's ,Do and Dare Gamble  , by Shankar Aiyar was good and meaningful.Chinese troops entered in to Indian territory  twice recently despite warnings from the authorities.The chinese govt has also refused to acknowledge those incursions.That  china's investment   policy and expansion are not tallying is a sad state of affairs.This shows China's dual gamble.

Saturday, April 27, 2013


China and India must avoid friction    Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 28April 13
The report China denies its troops have crossed into India's territory (April 24) is disturbing. Tension has flared up between the two countries because of border incursions.
Chinese troops entered the Indian territory twice recently despite warnings from the Indian authorities. The Chinese government has also refused to acknowledge those incursions.
These activities only embitter relations. It would be better for both countries to stay away from such activities for the sake of peace.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, April 26, 2013

Article 299.

Useful tip Article Published in The Gulf today Uae on 27April 13 (299).

When I was working in the pharmaceutical sector, I was impressed by a friend’s suggestion. I had the habit of making note about my pending work in my diary. After finishing my work, I used to strike it out with my pen in the diary. One day, I was doing so in his presence. He advised me not to strike it out, but make a round mark with pen. He thought it may be helpful later if there was any clarification needed on any particular matter. Till today, I follow his advice, though unfortunately, he is no more. 
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Do more to end Myanmar violence  Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 24 April 13.
Myanmar unrest is 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya Muslim minority: HRW (April 23) was unsettling.
The on-going crisis in Myanmar and the atrocities created by the group of Buddhists killing Muslims must come to an end, and normal life must be restored as early as possible.
The recent report by Human Rights Watch detailing this ethnic violence should compel the international community to act.
K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 161.

Ram was enjoying Kathambari's  beautiful drive
Your nice careful driving i like.
Kathambari.Thank you Ram.Hope to see your driving in  two  months time.
Ram.Me,at this age.
Kathambari.Why not.You can  drive.Here driving is essential.Our company has applied for your driving classes.
Ram.My God.Our company is past.
Kathambari.Very past. i am confident with in two month's you will be driving .
Ram.I  will try .
Kathambari.  Today traffic is less,i was able to reach our office early.
Ram earlier came to see Atkinson for discussions.Today  he is going to report to Atkinson.What a dramatic change with in two months.He saw the beautiful office with multinational elegance.After retirement he never dreamt that he will be serving Out side the country.His thinking was disturbed by Kathambari
Ram ,come i will introduce the staff members. We can meet Mr,Atkinson  at 12.P.M.
Kathambari introduced few staff members  to Ram.Every body was happy that Ram joining their Organisation.Ram
Nice to see all of you.I am also very happy to associate in this BeautifulOrganisation.
After that Kathambari took Ram to Atkinson's cabin.
Atkinson was waiting.
Ram ,nice to see you  and welcome to our organisation.
Ram.Thank you Sir.
Ram.Do n't call me Sir, call me Atkinson.We believe this sir  culture we do n't like in our company.
Atkinson.How do you like our company.
Ram.Beautiful,Professionally  Managed by you. I am more happy to associate with you.
Atkinson.The credit goes to Kathambari who introduced to us.
Ram.True,i should thanks to her.
Kathambari.Not at all. You have got all the qualities which our company looking for.
Ram.Thank you.
(To be continued0.
See You Next week,

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tribute to Director Siva 243.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality who has worked in tamil and telugu films created a good impact is none other than Cinematographer,Director Siva.Started his career with Popular Cinematographer Jayanan Vincent  later became independent .Few films of Telugu and tamil to his credit.Good story screen play and Cinemato graphy will be more visible in his films.Among his films Siruthai was a hit movie acted  by  Karthi, Tamanna,,Bhumika and Avinash gave a good name for this Director.It was a fast movie,  good Cinematography of Vel raj  and above all Karthi 's wonderful action made a big success for Siva.  Few telugu films he has done Cinematography Siruthai  movie i enjoyed both in action and Cinematography If any one can deliver in the Indian film industry  either in direction or cinematography can thrive. Siva is one example.Today i am happy to tribute this talented up coming Director.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Allot lower berths      Letter Published in Deccan Herald,India on 22April 13  (People's Problems Column)
Recently ,i travelled to Kumbakonam from chennai.Inspite of the age mentioned  during on line ticket-booking ,My wife and i both senior citizens were allotted upper berths for travel.It will be helpful if the Railway officials look in to  the matter and tune the on line system to automatically allot lower berths  to Senior citizens as it is risky 
for them to climb up to upper berths.
Palm Grove enclave

Saturday, April 20, 2013


Outrage over rape of girl in New Delhi    Letter Published in The National,Uae on 21April 13

The fact that Delhi has had many incidents like this in recent months is unacceptable.
Despite many protests and activism from various organisations, the Indian government still has not done enough on the issue.
Parents are scared for their daughters' safety, and many activists believe the death penalty is the only solution to the problem.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, April 19, 2013

Article 298.

Not a ‘bad man’

The decision to bestow the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award on Bollywood’s famous villain Pran, whose career spanned over 300 films, is laudable. Many heroes have received this award. But Pran, with his powerful and sophisticated negative roles, has achieved this honour through hard work. 

I cannot forget his movies like Zanjeer, An Evening in Paris, Love in Tokyo, Brahmachari and many others. Pran is portrayed as a bad man only in films, but in real life, he has remained a gem.
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Boston bombings are a cowardley act of terrorism      Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 18April 13        This incident is unfortunate and condemnable. However, it proves that the many precautions that the US government has taken to thwart terrorists are not adequate.
The US, like many other countries, is a target for terrorist attacks. Therefore, it must remain more alert in the future.
I pray for the recovery of those who were injured in the blasts.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


PBS: Humble & simple         Letter Bangalore Mirror,India on 17April 13The demise of the veteran singer P B Srinivas is a great loss to the music world. His voice was liked by millions of fans in all regional languages. The combination of PBS and S Janaki was a great hit four decades back. He is one of the few great singers who are humble and simple. 
    K Ragavan

Life is Beautiful 160.

Next day morning Ram reached Dubai International airport.
Rajesh  was telling to Ram,O.K.Mr,Ram we had a wonderful time.As soon as you get your phone call my number.Take care ,Bye Now.
Ram.I too had a wonderful time with you.Certainly we will keep in touch .Bye now.
Ram collected his luggage ,came out ..Driver Ali was waiting .
Good  morning sir,How are you.Wel come back to Dubai.
Ram .Thank you.
While driving Ali was telling,
Sir.Kathambari madam will be meeting you in the hotel at 10.A.M.
Ram.Good,i will be ready at 10.A.M.
Ali droped Ram and left.This time his room was alloted in the first floor.It was a big suit.
Ram was admiring the way in which the company treating him. Multinational companies  always have their own identity is true.
Exactly at 10 .Ram was ready
He received a call from Atkinson.
Good morning Ram.Are you comfortable.
Ram.I am more comfortable .The room is very big.
Atkinson.Now you are our Regional Co ordinator.Earlier you are our guest.Hope to see you at 12P.M.
Kathambari will be there in half an hour's time.See you l,bye now.
Ram.O.K.Mr Atkinson.
Kathambari came at 10.30 A.M. Hello Ram how are you.
Ram .Fine.How are you and Mother.
Kathambari.Mummy is fine.She was  asking when you are coming.Let us make a move.Our meeting with M.D .at 12.P.M.
While going Kathambari was telling Ram
There are lot of interesting things developed in our Office.You can see ,
Ram.Fine,Developments are always a welcoming one.
Ram was enjoying her  beautiful drive in the beautiful ShaickZyed road.
See You Next Week,

Monday, April 15, 2013

Tribute to actor Pran 242.

 Today i am going to pen another versatile personality who has created a big impact in Negative rolls and character rolls in bolly wood films is none other than living legend actor Pran.Pran has acted more than 400 films in his five to six  decades film career.He is one of the sophisticated villains in those days liked by one and all.I have seen  most of his remarkable films which i can nor forget.Starting with Zanjeer,Victoria 203,Johny Mera naam,Upkar,Be -Imaan, Ram aur shyam,He was awarded many for his out standing performances ,Life time achievement award and above all recently he was bestowed the prestigious Dada sahib Phalke award is laudable.The most important  aspect ,he never acted as hero.He has mesmerised by his wonderful action on negative rolls  to his fans ,later in lovely character rolls.He has acted with all top class actors of yesteryears and today's up coming actors .Many other films like Gopi,Love in Tokyo,An Evening in Paris,Brahmachari,Sanyasi,DusNumbari and many i am unable to remember. In spite of his negative rolls portrayed by him in most of his films he  was liked by one and all is laudable.Today i am very happy to tribute this Great Living Legend who has made a remarkable achievement in his career and wish him many more years  to live.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, April 14, 2013


People ignored  Letter Published in The New Indian Express ,Bangalore ,India on 15 April 13
Prabhu Chawla's South block watch ( TNIE 14aprilL)was interesting.Despite reshufflng  in the diplomatic and external affairs departments, no major changes are going to happenWe have seen how poorly the government administration functions where commonman's problemsare concerned.


Block watch                 Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 15April 13
Prabhu Chawla's  New south block was an interesting read9issue dated april 14).In spite of changes in the Diplomatic  and external affairs reshuffle, no major changes are going to happen.We have seen the poor implementationin the non redressal of
he Common man's problems.


Kudos to Pran   Letter Published in Deccan Herald,India on 15April 13.
Sir, It was Great to know that Veteran actor Pran gets Prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award.The 93 year old actor acted in  more than 400 films.The most important aspect is that Pran never became a hero in any of his movies.It is laudable that he made  his name in negative rolls and comic rolls.He certainly deserve this award.Kudos to Stalwart Pran.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


Airport a symbol of development         Letter Published in The National Uae on 14 April 13.
Dubai airport 'world's busiest by 2015' (April 11) was good to read.
I witnessed much of this growth between 1993 and 2009.
A country's development relies on good administration, and Dubai's airport is an example of this.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, April 12, 2013

Article 297.

IPL fever rules Article  Published in The Gulf Today ,UAE on 13 April 13.(297)

The IPL cricket fever, which has struck the game’s fans in India, even worldwide on April 3, is spreading rapidly.

From toddlers to grey-haired senior citizens, vantage seats in front of TV sets are taken up well before 8pm (in India) each match day.

Leave aside normal days, when I don’t get a chance to watch my favourite news programmes, it’s now even more so, since the IPL hogs viewership at home, with everyone, especially my grandchildren, fully occupied with the live telecasts.

This time around, I am much too happy to be part of the fun. My grandson makes his point: “Apart from watching the beautiful sixers hit by the players, I love the music, song and dance on show during the course of the games.”

No doubt, even adults are lapping up the music and the Jumping Jhapak  song has gone viral. Indeed, cricket plays a vital unifying role — across age and gender.
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Thatcher's Legacy remains mixed     Letter Published in The National Uae on 11April 13    The passing of Mrs Thatcher was a great loss to the UK.
Her iron will brought many reforms to British politics as well as controversies.
In spite of divided opinions, she was known around the world.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Life is Beautiful 159.

 After putting the luggages   Ram took the boarding pass reached the  air craft.He was booked  in the Business class from his company.After settling down in his seat his next seat  neighbour smiled on him.Hello,My name is Rajesh what is your good name.
Ram.My name is Ram.
Rajesh.Thank you.I work for a leading daily news paper of Uae based in Dubai.I am a Journalist.
Ram.Good .I am joining a Leading media channel  of Uae as a Coordinator for Middle east and NorthAfrica.
Rajesh.,Great.Have you worked earlier in Media.
Ram.First time  i am joining in this Company..I am a retired Professor.My Passion is writing on various issues  in the leading Indian News Papers.
Rajesh.Are you the same Ram.I used to read your Columns.
Ram.Thank you.Which paper are you associated.
Rajesh.I am  associated  with The National,
Ram.Lovely paper.I used to read regularly when i was in Dubai couple of months back.
Rajesh.I am very happy to become your friend.We will keep in touch.
Ram.Certainly.I work for CNN Channel.
Rajesh.Beautiful.My favourite channel.Coverage is good.
Ram.Thank you for your Compliment.I will be taking care for new innovations and ideas.
Rajesh.It is a challenging one.You will do it Ram.Why i am telling this because i have read your earlier  deliveries.All are Wonderful.You got the nack of presenting and convincing others.
Ram.Thank you RAjesh.Now i want to present better ,because of People's expectations.
Rajesh.You will do it.Let us have dinner.
After finishing the Dinner  Rajesh.
To day  was a Memorable day in my life.I met you  will continue the friendship with you.
Ram.Sure Rajesh.We will.Take rest .Good night.
(To be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tribute to Director Duo Abbas-Mustan 241.

Today i remembered another interesting film personalities  from bolly wood is none other than Director Duo Abbas -Mustan.Today's top class actors Bobby Deol,Akshay Khanna Akshay Kumar,,Saif Ali khan,Priyanka chopra and many others acted in this Duo's films is worth to be mentioned here.They have directed nearly Fourteen movies and most of the movies are hit movies.Known for their presentation,Story screen play,Powerful dialoques Music and above all thrilling Cinematography are more visible in their movies.One of the few suspense  duo  directors earned a very good name in the bolly wood.I have seen couple of movies of this duo.Those memorable and remarkable movies are,Race,Humraaz,Aitraaz,Soldier,Naqaab,Ajnabee,Baadshah,Baazigar and Khilaadi.Twenty three years of their career  they have respected from the film fraternity.Bolly wood films known for their presentation,Cinematography and Music in the International arenaToday lot of talented technicians present their creativity in the bolly wood film  industry.Today  i am happy to tribute this duo.  Ihave been repeatedly mentioning in this column in any walks of life if a person he/she does a good job  should be recogonised
See You Next Week,

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Mumbai officials must take blame    Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 8 April 13
The collapse of a building in India's commercial capital of Mumbai was unacceptable (Police hunt death tower builders, April 6).
The increasing number of illegal constructions - despite monitoring by the authorities - is a sad state of affairs. The guilty parties should be punished severely.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, April 5, 2013

Article 296.

Weighty challenge                           Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on 6 April 13 (296).

Pampering by grandchildren may turn out to be a bane for some grandfathers. I am one among them. I end up eating out most of the time these days, as my grandchildren insist on trying out new dishes. In the process, I have put on weight. But I am greedy. The pleasure of eating out with my near ones is too difficult to give up.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Modi's promotion may change BJP    Letter PUblished in The National,uae on 5 April 13
BJP promotes Modi amid claims he may be their candidate for PM (April 1) piqued my interest.
The recent elevation of Narendra Modi certainly points to his future high standing in the Bharatiya Janata Party.
There is no doubt that he has improved the state of Gujarat in all aspects, particularly when it comes to the provision of water, electricity and infrastructure projects.
However, the BJP will have to change its strategy to win the confidence of the people.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


WE NEED HELP           Letter Published in The New Indian Express,Bangalore (Action Please Column.)
In my area ,Gublala main road ,street lights are not working properly.It becomes  very difficultin the night for residents to walk around.Also many apartment buildings and independent houses are not getting water supply.Apart from this,the BSNL Internet service is also not working properly.I Request the authorities concerned to look in to these issues and come up with a solution immediately.
K.Ragavan,Gublala Main Road

Monday, April 1, 2013

Life is Beautiful 158.

After Raj left Ram  came to Murthy's house.
Murthy,Raj came and met me.He was feeling for my departure.
Murthy.Not only Raj,we all feeling for your departure.No other go.Your Skills should be exhibited to International arena.
Ram.Thank you for the Confidence on me.I will be missing Tomy,but you will take care of tomy makes me more happy.
Murthy.Mail me regularly.
Ram.Sure,When prasanna is coming back.
Murthy.In ten days time.
Ram.O.k.Murthy,Tomorrow afternoon i am leaving.Collect my ticket from the travel agent .My flight departuretime at  14.Hours (2am )
Murthy.Take care,From airport call us.
Ram.Sure.Good night.
Next day afternoon Ram took a taxi reached Blore ,collected his ticket came to the airport.
By that time his phone was ringing,Vasanthy was in the other line
Ram,Have you reached Airport.
Ram.Yes,Just now .Another two hours left for the departure.
Vasanthy.What about your Dinner.
Ram.Not yet,Flight i may take.
Vasanthy.That will be too late.Take in the airport.Eager to  waiting to seeyou.
Ram.Me too vasanthy.How is Kathambari.
Vasanthy.She is fine.Take care See you tomorrow.Love you.
Rame.You too take care.Love you too.
Even though they met after two and half decades ,they are unable to control their Love,Affection and emotions.Their  love is Beautiful,True and ,Passionate.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,


France should investigate killing          Letter Published in The National,Uae on April 2 ,13
The killing of two Indians by French troops in the Central African Republic was an irresponsible act (PM 'distressed' as two Indians killed in revolt, March 27).
Such incidents have become frequent in different parts of the world, and in many of these cases poor Indians are the victims.
The French government should investigate this case and take action against the guilty.
K Ragavan, Indi

Tribute to Writer Novelist Thi.Janakiraman 240.

Today i remembered another Wonderful writer who has created a big impact  Four decades back is none other than  writer Thi.Janakiraman.Known for his presentation and language attracted many of his readers.Even though he has created many novels,Short stories i read few of him.Those stories are,Amirtham,Malar Manjam,Moga Mul,Semparuthi,NalaBhagam,Adi and Sivagnanam.He has also contributed Plays which was popular in those days.Those plays Doctoruku Marunthu ,Naalu veli nilamand Vadivelu Vaathiar was popular.Even though he lived Sixdecades he has established his name in the tamil literature world is worth to be mentioned here.Tamil literature world many talented Writers have established their  creations one has to accept.Today i am happy to tribute this Versatile writer.
See You Next Week,