Sunday, June 30, 2013


Execute Projects              Letter Published in The New Indian Express,India on 1July 13
Man at work ,Business as Usual ;Infra optics AmidstStalled Projects(TNIEJune 30)
Was interesting and meaningful.Shankkar Aiyer has nicely elaborated the government's policicy and failure of poor performance.Lack of Infrastructure implementation concerning projects is the main facts for collapses.

Friday, June 28, 2013


Mass Burials    Letter Published in The New Indian Express ,Bangalore India On 29June 13
The report that bad   weather hit the rescue operationsin Uttarakhand and that mass funerals were conduvted was sad and painful to read (TNIE June 27). This tragedy 
could have been averted to some extent if the government had some back up plan. I Pray for the victims as well as  the NDRF men who lost their lives during rescue operations

Article 308.

High standards        Article Published in The Gulf Today ,Uae on 29 June 13  (308).

A friend of mine is a frequent traveller to the UAE for business. Last week, at an indoor sport event, he asked where I had worked earlier and I replied that I had spent 16 glorious years in the UAE. 

“Do you know that Google has used advanced imaging technology ‘Street View’ to capture the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa?” he asked me.

 “Of course,” I replied. I love the UAE so much that I always keep reading about its achievements. For me, the UAE is a model country that sets high standards for others to follow.
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


India should improve security          Letter Published in The National Uae On 27 June 13
I am writing in reference to the news article Deadly attack in Kashmir ahead of India PM's trip (June 25).
The militant attack on an army convoy at such a time indicates that the Indian government's security measures are not adequate. It's time the government took stern measures to tackle security issues in Kashmir. Attacks on army personnel have become a regular feature in the valley.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Technology will be good for tourism  Letter Published in The National,Uae on 26June 13
I was impressed by Street view hits the heights of Burj Khalifa (June 25).
This initiative by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, supported by the internet giant Google, is laudable.
With this panoramic guide I am sure tourist numbers in the UAE will increase.
This also adds to the many firsts Dubai already has to its credit.
K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 170.

Next day evening Kathambari took Ram to his new flat.Ram was delighted to see the amenities.Lovely  flat
Ram signed the agreement.The land lord was nice .In general Arabs are nice and  well behaved.Ram was impressed by the land lord.After finishing the work Kathambari wanted to take Ram for dinner.They came to
Venus restaurant which Ram earlier visited With Kathambari and Vasanthy.The food was delicious and both enjoyed the dinner.
After that Kathambari droped Ram to his hotel
Ram ,tomorrow evening i will ask Alito help you for shifting.
Ram.Fine,I will wait for fim tomorrow.
Kathambari left  by that time his phone was ringing.Raj was in the other line.
How are you Ram.
Ram.I was about to call you regarding the material sent by mail.Very impressive one.My MD has agreed to cover in our night edition.Exact day not fixed.May be in a day or two.
Raj.Thank you.Here all our friends conveyed their regards to you.Take care ,I have to go for a coverage in Jayalakshmipuram.
Ram.Carry on and all the best.
After that Ram changed his official dress to Dhoti.Typical  South Indian Costume. costume which he always love to wear in the house.Again his phone was ringing.This time Vasanthy on he other line
Seen the house Ram.You liked it.
Ram.Vasnthy it was a beautiful house and the house owner was also nice.
Vasanthy.For you all are nice. Tomorrow try to come to City Centre again if you stuck up do n't bother.We will make it some other time.
Ram.Thank you for your  Nice words.Take care bye now Keep in touch with me.
Ram.Sure Vasanthy,You too take care Bye now.Ram was happy to hear her voice.
When sincere love and affection plays they  won't bother about meeting.
(to be continued).
See You Next week,

Monday, June 24, 2013

Tribute to Director Prabhu Solomon 252.

Today i remembered another  film personality who has done  good work in Tamil film  industry for the past one and half decades was none other than Director Prabhu Solomon.Started his career with famous Director Agathian  and later he had his own identity is not a exaggerated one. Few films  gave him good recognition from the cine  fans.Ihave seen Mynaa which he got award from  Vijay for best story,Screen play writer  and nominated for Film fare for Best Director., .Few other films Kokki,Laadam,King,and Kannodu Kaanbathellam Today' leading stars .Ajith,Vikram Karan ,,Bolly wood actress Sonali Bendre, ,Vinoo Chakravarthy  late Manivannan and Nizalgal Ravi acted in his movies.His latest  film Kumki i have not seen.This is a new concept and he introduced Actor Prabhu 's son Vikram produced by Popular Director N.Lingu swamy   doing well in the screens.Good Cinematography ,Music and powerful dialoques will be visible in this Director's movies.Kumki is awaiting for Best Director award for him.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Up coming Director from the famous place Neyveli.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Flash flooding in Himalayan state a tragedy for India  Letter Published in THe National Uae on 24 June 13
Indian rescuers race to save 50,000 left stranded (June 22), about the flash flooding in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, was sad to read.
This flood has been one of the biggest disasters in recent Indian history. Claims that the government took no action despite warnings about development and construction in ecologically sensitive areas are cause for concern.
Nevertheless, rescue workers from the air force and army are doing a commendable job. While the number of casualties is not yet known, I hope for the safe return of many people to their hometowns.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, June 21, 2013

Article 307.

Canine friends      Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 22 June 13 (307)

Hobbies and passion vary from person to person. I know a person for whom adopting orphaned dogs is a passion. She has kept a separate zone for the dogs in her house with perfect security. The other day I was complimenting her after seeing an article about her in a leading newspaper. When I asked what had prompted her to take up this noble task, she replied, “Dogs are sincere and faithful.” 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Do more to tackle encephalitis     Letter Published in The National ,Uae on 21 June 13
It's sad that encephalitis kills so many people in India every year (India braces for deadliest encephalitis out break in a decade, June 18).
According to the report, 118 children died from the this mosquito-borne disease mainly in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The number of casualties is likely to reach 1,000, officials have warned. The authorities must spring into action now.
This disease spreads because the government does not take adequate health measures to protect the people.
Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. Across the country, water stagnates in so many places, but no one cares.
Apart from the government, NGOs should come forward and spread awareness among people so that they can take precautions for themselves.
K Ragavan, India

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Tighten security in city            Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror,India on 20 June 13
GangstealsATMcontainingRs24lakh(BM, June 19), was a shocking read. It is a sad state of affairs that in spite of installing security cameras and taking so many other precautions, such crimes are still increasing. The authorities concerned should step up efforts to arrest the trend.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Life is Beautiful 169.

Ram took the phone Kathambari was in the other line
Ram ,evening i am going to take you to the new flat fixed by the Company for you.
Ram.Good, where is the location.
Kathambari.In between my house and Lulu hypermaket.
Ram.Fine,what time we have to go.
Kathambari.Seven P.M. the land lord will be available at that time.We have to sign the agreement.
Kathambari.I will come to your hotel at 6-45 P.M. You can leave the office at 4-30.P.M.
Ram.Thank you.I will be ready at 6-45.p.m.
After the conversation Ram called Vasanthy
Vasanthy ,there is a slight change in our meeting.Kathambari is taking me to my flat in the evening for signing the agrreement.I do n't know why our meetings are post poning.
Vasanthy.Do n't worry Ram.For every thing there must be reasons.I am happy at least you are  here in Dubai .We will fix some other day.
Ram.Thank you Vasanthy.
Vasanthy.Talking with you i am so happy .I am lucky enough to meet you after twenty five years  which i never dreamt.
Ram.Me too never thought will see my beautiful Vasanthy.
Vasanthy.This beautiful words make me more happy Ram.I love you so much.
Ram.I too.I will keep in touch with you.Bye now.
Vasanthy.Bye,take care.
In this World love is in many forms.Most of the loves only for  sexual and personal relation  ships and  this love is entirely different and beautiful.With understanding,believe in reality and above all deep  maturity.
Even though they have not married met after twenty five years they do n't feel any change in their love the day one met in Bangalore.This is some thing new,novel,Fantastic ,Wonderful and above all Beautiful.
 (to be continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, June 17, 2013

Tribute to Writer ,Actor ,Director Manivannan 251.

 Today i remembered another interesting film personality who  turned as a actor from direction and made  a very big impact both in Direction and acting is none other than Manivannan.Started his career with Stalwart Bharathi Raja as a Writer ,later he become an independent director and created fifty films was not a exagerated one.He was associated with top class actors  in his films particularly Satya raj is important.Known for his own identity in all rolls.Particularly he has created a  remarkable place in Comedy
rolls and Character.I still remember his roll in Avvai Shanmugi as Mudaliar and many other  films.His film Amaithi padai was a memorable one with Satyaraj.Few films of this doyen i haveseen those are Amaithi padai,Chinna thambi Peria thambi,Jallikattu,Ganam kortar avargaley,Gopurangal saivathilai,Pudhu mani than and Therku theru machan and some i have for gotten.He has proved himself a good director in tamil ,hindi and teluGU  languages.Above all he has proved himself a very good versatile actor.His dialoque delivery and presentation is superb.Incidently i was planning to write this talented director a  few days back on this column  but   iwas shocked to see the T.V. news that he has departed from this world.Even though he  is not with us today his remarkable films  and his powerful dialoques is ringing in our ears.Apart from films he is a very good human being,non controversial person and above all he was fighting for the tamils in srilanka and wanted to take a film for them.Unfortunately he departed .Hope some Directors willfulfill his dreams.Today i am happy to tribute this talented stalwart .
See You Next Week,

Sunday, June 16, 2013


Assad must stop killing his people    Letter Published in The National,Uae on 17June 13
The news that 93,000 people have been killed in Syria is terrible (UN Syria death toll climbs to 93,000, June 14). It's sad that despite so many deaths, the attitude of Bashar Al Assad has not changed.
Human rights organisations must take some serious measures to prevent as many civilian casualties as possible in Syria. Can't Mr Al Assad see any other solution to his predicament?
K Ragavan, India

Friday, June 14, 2013

Article 306.

Inherited habit   Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on 15June 13 (306)

Last week, when I was buying groceries at a supermarket in Bangalore someone patted on my shoulder asking, “How are you, Rajan?” It was my old colleague. I greeted him in return and mentioned that Rajan was not my name. 

He said he had forgotten my name due to the long years we had not met. I remembered he always used to forget names, like his father who was working as a professor. People inherit various habits from their dad but my friend seems to have perfectly inherited forgetfulness. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Building collapses all too common         Letter Published in The National Uae on 14 June 13
It was sad to read 10 killed in Mumbai building collapse (June 12).
These incidents happen too often in Mumbai due to poor construction methods and the use of substandard materials.
The Indian authorities should monitor new constructions, to avoid such incidents in the future.
They should also heavily punish anybody who is found guilty in the present collapse.
K Ragavan, India

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Advani should act as BJP’s mentor          Letter Published in  Bangalore Mirror ,India on 13 June 13This has a reference to L K Advani's come backtoBJPcamp.Afterfewdaysofdrama, the BJP senior’s returning is a good development for the saffron party. Advani, who played a key role in building up the party, should avoid ego clashes. He should act as a guide for the party and induce confidence among the allies. Good guidance of Advani and the popularity of ModimayyieldresultsintheComingLok Sabha elections. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Life is Beautiful 168.

Ram took the phone.Raj was in the other line
Ram,How are you.Today i have sent some mails covering the recent political parties development.Kindly go through and cover in your channel.
Ram.Very kind of you.I will talk to Atkinson and cover your  matter.How is Murthy and other friends.
Raj.All are fine except we all missing you.
Ram.I too.
Raj.O.K.Ram, you have to go to office.Iwill talk to you later.Bye
Ram .Bye,take care.
While going in the car Ram was thinking the depth of friendship.Friend ship depth is bigger then sea.True friend ship will go for ever irrespective of the  place.Ram is lucky in that aspect.His friends  are coming with him where ever he goes.He was  blessed with Raj,Murthy and other couple of friends.After reaching office  his secretry asked him to contact Atkinson.
Ram entered in to Atkin son's chamber knocking the door,
May i come in.
Atkinson.Please come.Iwas waiting for you Ram.In India  some good news are happening.I would like to cover in our Channel.
Ram.In fact i too wanted to talk on that.A Friend of mine working for a leading newspaper of Karnataka sent me mail regarding that.Iwill open and forward to you.If  that suits for us we can cover.
Atkinson.Fine.You for ward that.
Ram came to his cabin saw the mail and washappy about the messages from Raj.Immediately he forwarded
After few minitues Atkin son called Ram over phone
Ram it was a fantastic information from your friend on the Indian opposition party's development.To day we will have debate on this in our channel.
Ram.Fine,I will prepare.
 In the after noon Ram gave a ring to Vasanthy
Hello Vasanthy ,Today hopefully we can meet.Tell me your time.
Vasanthy.I was expecting your call.I will be in City centre at 7P.M.
Ram.Fine, i will be there.
After he left the phone again his phone was ringing.
(to be continued0.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tribute to Cinematographer Gopinath 250.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from south who has created few memorable movies on his frame works is none other than Cinematographer  Gopinath.He has worked with all top class actors  viz Vikram,Vijay,Prakash raj,Vivek, Jothika, and many others.I have seen few remarkable films of this cinematographer.Those films are Ghilli,Dhool,Vettaikaran,and Dil.Good clean shots of both indoor and out door work will be visible in his moviesGhilli and Vettaikaran was remarkable .I have been repeatedly mentioning today we have talented technicians are  available in the tamil film industr particularly Cinematography..Producers and Directors should identify this talented technicians and utilize them.Gopinath is one talented up coming Cinematographer who has already created a good impact will certainly have bright future in the other  film industry also.Today i am happy to tribute this Cinematographer.
See You Next week,


Dud Diplomacy        Letter Published in The New Indian Express ,India on 10 June 13
Prabhu Chawla's Observations on Diplomacy in South Block Watch (TNSEJune 9)
were thought provoking.He is right above the British regime and how stenographers are converted in to Powerful secretaries. Seeing the lapses in the present system on  external affairs, it is high time Prime Minister made  changes.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Article 305.

Lesson to learn            Article Published in The Gulf Today ,Uae on 8 June 13

While on my daily walk, I noticed many students waiting for their school bus. The annual vacations are over in Chennai and schools have reopened. When I saw a Grade IV kid carrying a heavy school bag, I remembered my own student days when we hardly carried such loads to school.

It made me think that probably because today’s fee structure is high, the books are also heavy. I am a retired person and feel the modern children are overburdened with challenges.
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Life is Beautiful 167.

Next day morning Ram received a call from Italy.Prasanna was in the other line
Hello Sir,how are you.How is your new job.
Ram.It is a pleasant surprise to receive a call from Italy.How is your training
Prasanna.Nice sir,only food is  problem.I am some how rather Managing.Iwill be leaving day after tomorrow to India. Our principle has got a beautiful research wing.Concentrating on radiological preparations.This is a good exposure for me.All because of you sir.What time you will go to office.
Ram.Now here the time is8.a.m. Iwill be leaving at 8-30.
Prasanna.O.K.Sir.I will keep in touch with you from India.Take care.
After the  telephonic conversation  ,Ali knocked the door.
Good morning sir, I came little early because Kathambari send  you the break fast from home.Before you go to the restaurant i came to deliver this.I will come after half an hour.
Ram.Thank you Ali.
Iwill be ready in half an hour's time.
After Ali left Ram took the hot idlies sent by Kathambari along with Coconut chatny.By that time his phone was ringing.Vasanthy was in the other line
Hi Ram ,Hope you liked the idlies.
Ram. Ali said Kathambari sent .
Vasanthy.I told him to tell like that.
Ram.Very nice .You had your breakfast.
Vasanthy.Now i am taking.Kathambari left early for some interview.Hope to receive your call in the after noon.
Ram.Positively today we will meet.
Vasanthy.Bye,you carry on.You have to go to office.
Ram.Bye vasanthy.
Like Vasanthy the idlis was also beautiful and  soft.Ram was admiring her affection and love.

After finishing his break fast ram was wearing his shoe by that time his phone was ringing.
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, June 3, 2013


 What co-operation in BCCI!           Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror,India on 4 June 13The report S r i n i h i s o w n w a y(June 3, BM) was an interesting read. BCCI chief N Srinivasan’s “stepping aside” is a shame. With only one member of the BCCI’s working committee demanding Srini’s resignation and the remaining 29 staying silent, it is now clear how well the committee members have co-operated with each other. 
    K Ragavan

Tribute to Director Ritu Parnoghosh 249.

Bengal has created many intellectuals both in literary and film profession  is not a exagerated one.The recent demise of Directior Ritu Parno ghosh was a great loss for both National and international cinema. He has introduced many actors in his  bengali films. .Started his career in advertisement films later turned in to a successful director.He won many awards  for his films.In his short span of five decades he made a big name in theIndian cinema. His films contains some message to the society with simplicity with good vision.He has directed couple of films both in Bangali and hindi.I saw his Rain coat  with Ajay devgan and Aishwarya Rai in the lead supported by many other talented actors.Good ,Music and a clean cinematography by Aveek Mukhapadhyay and the film also applauded by the cine fans.He is one of the few  Genius  directors liked by the film fraternity both in Bengal and bolly wood.Stalwart Amitabh bachan has high regards for this talented  director and remembers his family members was associated in his films.Even though he has departed from us his all award winning bengali films are in front of us.Today i am very happy to tribute this genius.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, June 2, 2013


Rituparno will be missed               Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror ,India on 3 June 13Aseem Chhabra’s column L i v i n g t h e L G B T l i f e(June 2, BM) was an interesting read. The late director Rituparno Ghosh’s movies are classics. This award winning director’s demise is a very great loss not only to national but international cinema as well. 
    K Ragavan


Research may be put to good use        Letter Published in The National ,UAE on 3 June 13
It was interesting to read the editorial On the seventh day (May 31), about research from the UK indicating certain days are better for safe driving and other days see more accidents.
Perhaps this research can offer some clues to those investigating driver safety in the UAE, and accidents can be averted.
K Ragavan, India