Monday, March 31, 2014

Tribute to Cinematographer Natarajan Subramaniam 292.

To day i am going to pen another interesting film personality from south  is none other than Cinematog Natarajan Subramaniam. Known for his advertisement films in his earlier days later become an independent Cinematographer.He has worked with popular Directors like Rohit Shetty,and  Pradeep Sarkar, and actors  like Saif ali khan Vidya Balan  ,Sanjay Dutt and many others, of both Tamil and Bolly wood film is worth to be mentioned here. Known for his good frame work both indoor and out doorshots.In his One and half years film career he has given many movies mostly in  bollywood and few in tamil.I have seen few remarkable movies of this talented technician.Those movies are, Run (Tamil),Parineeta,Jabwemet,Halla bol,Gol maal returns,and Love AajKal.i might have seen some more movies of this Doyen but could n't remember.Jabwemet proved his  out door frame work and Parineeta in indoor . Incidently  he hails from Ramnad district where lot of talented film personalities was created.Today i am happy to tribute this wonderful film personalty who not only established in  Cinemotography but also in acting.
See You Next week,


Letter Published in The National Uae on 1 April 14New anchor will boost CNN
I was delighted to read that Becky Anderson will relocate to Abu Dhabi (Veteran British TV news anchor is relocating from London to Abu Dhabi, March 30).
Although she is already a familiar face on CNN International, it’s good to know that she will host Connect the World with Becky Anderson from the UAE’s capital. This will help CNN’s presence in this region.
The channel has certainly boosted the image of Abu Dhabi as a hub of international media organisations in the region.
CNN’s excellent and consistent coverage of the Middle East has attracted the attention of every news buff, making it one of the most popular channels in the region.
K Ragavan, US

Saturday, March 29, 2014


Letter Published in The National Uae on 30 March 14Polio eradication effort laudable
The news India formally free of polio (March 28) was encouraging. The last case of polio in India was detected three ago, according to the World Health Organization.
There is, however, no room for complacency and the government agencies should keep working hard to prevent the disease from resurfacing.
K Ragavan, US

Friday, March 28, 2014

Article 344.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 29,March 14 (Article 344).

American delight

I am visiting the United States for the first time and that too after retirement. Hence, I am enjoying every moment here. My regular morning walks have been disrupted for the past few days due to unpredictable weather. I tried to make good by watching good Hollywood movies. 

I got to watch Nebraska and found the theme super. The story is about a wrong message received by an elderly man about a lottery prize. That made him restless. Well, life is full of expectations, joys and also disappointments. Mastering the art of balancing these makes us successful individuals. 
K. Ragavan, Denver

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Life is Beautiful 209.

 Prasanna was in the other line.Good evening Sir,How are you.
Ram. I am fine.Tell me
Prasanna.I am happy to inform you  i am coming to Dubai officially next Monday.
Ram.  I am very happy .
Prasanna.My company is deputing me for one year ,and later if my services  are required i will be posted in Dubai.
Ram.How is Murthy.
Prasanna.He is fine.He is the person responsible for my Dubai posting.
Ram.Good,Why this decision 
Prasanna.You know sir,Our Principles   Bracco  opened a Unit in Dubai.They want a  distribution set up for mIddle east and  North Africa wanted our help in this regard.I will be helping in  setting up the distribution  
initially; later we will have a liason office in Dubai.
Ram.Fantastic idea.
Prasanna. Murthy is responsible for this idea and approved by our M.D.
Ram. Why you are selected for this.
Prasanna. Since i am yourstudent  and you will guide me in Dubai.
Ram.You like to Come to Dubai.
Prasanna.Certainly Sir,You are there and you will guide and motivate.
Ram.I am extremely happy about your  career growth.I should thanks to Murthy.
Prasanna. Yes Sir,He is the main person responsible for my growth in  my company ,and all because of you sir.
Ram.I have not done any thing.You have  delivered your  work and got the reward from your  company.Which air line you are coming.
Ram.  Write to me.
Prasanna.Yes sir.Take care ,Good night.
After the conversation Ram Went for a walk.
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,


Monday, March 24, 2014


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Chennai India on 25 March 14,
Unhealthy Trend
Power &Politics by Prabhu Chawla was meaningful and thought provoking (TNSE March23)The way in which BJP is entertaining congress leaders to it's fold for the coming elections is not a healthy trend.


Letter Published in The National UAE on 25 March 14Others may follow Turkish Twitter ban

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s move to ban Twitter was a dramatic development (After Twitter, is Turkey’s government blocking Google?, March 22).

Most analysts have condemned this move, but I’m sure it will be watched closely by politicians in some other nations that want to curtail freedom of speech. K Ragavan,US

Tribute to Cinematographer MunirKhan 291.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the Bolly wood is  none other than Cinematographer MunirKhan..Four decades back he has created a very big impact in Bolly wood was
not a exaggerator one.He was associated with Director Nasir Hussain for many years and given remarkable movies.Popular actors  Dharmendra, Jeetendra,AshaParekh Aruna Irani,,Zeenat Aman, and many others worked with him The Combination of Director  Nasir Hussain,Cinematographer Munirkhan and  late Music Composer R.D.Burman was liked by millions of film fans Good indoor shots with beautiful lighting and out door frame work will be more visible in his movies...Even though he has many films to his credit i have seen few memorable films of this doyen.Those films are,Yaadon Ki Barat,TesriManzil,Caravan,,Anamika,Hum Shakal,Zakmee,Zabardust,and MehboobkiMendi.Few i could n't recollect.Among his films TesriManzil,Yaadon Ki Barat, Caravan was hit movies.Anamika was with late Sanjeevkumar and Jaya Bhaduri made a hit for this trio.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Cinematographer who gave us memorable movies.
See You Next Week,

Friday, March 21, 2014

Article 342.

Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on 22March 14 (Article 342).

Helping hand

This week, I travelled from India to the US. It was my first long journey experience travelling 20 hours, with a break of four hours. At the Frankfurt International terminal, I had to change my flight and my boarding gate was over one-and-a-half kilometres away inside the airport. 

Being an elderly person, I was worried about how to carry my wife’s hand baggage and mine. I was pleasantly surprised when a young man voluntarily helped me carry my baggage to the aircraft. That person was also travelling to my destination, Denver. This world is not a bad place. There are still good people who do not hesitate to help others. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Letter Published in The National Uae on 22 March 14
Muslim Youths favour Modi
A reader says Narendra Modi’s administrative records make him one of the strongest prime ministerial candidates in the forthcoming election in India. Tsering Topgyal / AP Photo

Muslim youths favour Modi

The opinion article Can Narendra Modi mobilise the Muslim vote in the election?(March 19) was interesting. Despite him being cleared over the Gujarat riots, Congress and other parties are harping on this issue to dissuade people from voting for him.
Gujarat has shown improvement over the years and in the previous election Muslims voted for Mr Modi, although the percentage was not high.
Today, the majority of educated Muslim youths favour Mr Modi as they look forward to a change in their status. They trust Mr Modi because of his past administration records. Above all, Mr Modi’s party, the BJP, has many Muslim leaders. Let’s wait for the election results.
K Ragavan, US

Read more: http://www.thenation

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Life is Beautiful 208.

The Voice was none other than Vasanthy
Ram i could n't speak to you freely.How was the lunch.
Ram.Fine.How are you.Your  Saree was nice.
Vasanthy.Your favorite  Colur
Ram. Yes, Blue always i lve.
Vasanthy.Your shirt colur was nice.
Ram. Thank you.Your favourite green
Vasanthy.Yes you still remember
Ram.How can i for get.Ilove you.
Vasanthy.I too love you too much.
Ram.Too much is always dangerous.
Vasanthy.But my love is pure and long standing one.
Ram.Kathambari has left for the interview
Vasanthy.Yes that is the reason i am calling you. Tomorrow why not we meet in some place
Ram.To morrow may not possible i have some guests from Cyprus.
Vasanthy.O.K. IWill call you day after tomorrow.
Ram.Fine,hope we can meet.
Vasanthy.Bye now take care,Love you
Ram.You too take care.Bye
After that conversation Ram  went for a walk with his neighbor .After one hour he returned to his house.By that time his phone was ringing.He took the phone and surprised to receive  the call.It was Prasanna on the other line.He never expected Prasanna at this hour.
More then that the news he gave   was made him more happy
(to be continued).
See you next week

Monday, March 17, 2014


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bangalore India on 18March 14
Bringing the master plansis not going to serve the purpose.Implementation and proper execution is most important.All the civic agencies should join together to implement the growing demands.The main demands are Infrastructure like, roads,accommodation,transport and other civic amenities like ,water,electricity and sewage.Above all the important demand is keeping the city clean and tidy without garbage menace.Improvement may not happen  in overnight.
Ragavan Krishnamachary


Letter Published in The National Uae on 18 March 14
Putin is key to Ukraine Crisis    I  enjoyed reading Faisal Al Yafai’s comment article, In Ukraine as in Syria, western words are hollow if not backed by steel (March 11).
The western world is obviously concerned about the way Russia will handle the continuing crisis in Ukraine.
We will have to wait to see whether Russian president Vladimir Putin can dispel the fears of his international counterparts.
K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Cinematographer .M.S.Prabhu 290.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the South Indian film industry is none other than Cinematographer .M.S.Prabhu.He has worked in Tamil, Hindi films and given remarkable movies is worth to be mentioned here.Started his career with ace cinematographer P.C.Sreeram and later become an independent Cinematographer.In  his two decades film career he has  worked with all leading actors like Vijay,  Jeeva, Prabhu,Surya Cheran,,Vadivel,Kajal Agarwal and many others..Clean frame work will be more visible in his films. He has also worked with  Directors   viz  K.V.Anand,and Gautam Menon is important.Ihave seen few remarkable movies  of this talented Cinematographer.Those films are,Ayan,Sura,Nee Thane En Pon Vasantham,KoodalNagar,Pirivom Santhipom  and Thavamai Thavamirundhu,,Bulandi,and Ekk Deewana Tha (Hindi). Today i am happy to tribute this talented up coming Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Letter Published in Deccan Herald Bangalore on 17March 14 People's Problem
Depute Traffic Cop
Byatarayanapuraarea is famous for Hanuman temple located here.The temple is more than 900 years oldand devotees from all parts of Karnataka visits this temple. However ,the devotees are finding it difficult to cross the road here due to heavy movement of Vehicles. The authorities concerned  are requested to install a traffic signal or  depute a traffic  cop to mitigate the travails of devotees.


Letter Published in The National Uae on 17 March 14Can plane mystery be solved soon?
The news report Malaysia airliner’s disappearance a “deliberate act” (March 16) was disturbing. For more than a week the Malaysian authorities abstained from revealing the possible reasons for the plane’s mysterious disappearance.
What made them delay in announcing the possible reasons? With the new lead, however, we can hope that investigators will reach a conclusion that will give some consolation to the relatives of the passengers on the ill-fated plane. I still hope that the passengers are alive and safe.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, March 14, 2014


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Chennai India on 15 March 14
Kejriwal Barb
AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal's barb at the media, threatening  to put journalists suspected of getting paid to promote politicians behind bars if his party comes to power is   unwarranted and unacceptable. Today, both the print and electronic media   are bringing out the truthof many significant issues.

Article 342.

Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on 15 March 14 (342.)

Job choice

Many people choose a particular career and succeed in getting the job of their choice. However, there are others who are not able to do so, even if they wish. In my case, I was lucky to choose my career as a medical representative. I stayed on in that profession for several years. A friend asked me the reason and I told him that I was fond of meeting people, particularly doctors.

Incidentally, an acquaintance who wanted to become a doctor ended up as a bank manager. Whatever the case, it is better to enjoy the work that we do. After all, if we do not enjoy our work, we will never be able to enjoy life. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Letter Published in The National Uae on 14March 14

Your story, India’s election campaign spending could touch $5bn (March 11), was an interesting read but alarming for the future economy of India.
Parties that spend huge amounts of money to retain their positions will seek to get back their investment, which means the people might not get good governance.
I believe all parties should be monitored so they only spend on essential items.
K Ragavan, India

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Dear Friends I am leaving for US on March 19th.I will continue to see all your postings and other activities

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 12 March 14
Follow Ideologies
Power &Politics(TNSE March9)by PrabhuChawla was thought provoking.Parties should believe in Ideologiesand manifestos.BJP's PM candidate NarendraModi'srising image is the main advantage for the party to slot him in  any constituency and not to worry about where he contests.

Life is Beautiful 207.

After a beautiful lunch with his favourite dishes Ram thanked Vasanthy
It was a wonderful lunch.Tasty and  enjoyable
Vasanthy.Thank you.I have been planning to give this lunch for. more then three months and today the new year only  this has happened.
Ram.Even though i waited i had wonderful tasty lunch.
Kathambari.Yes Ram Mumma wanted to invite you for the past three months.Some how our work was postponed this.Today  because of  Lizioli' s programme post poned we could  invite you.
Ram.Thank you both.
Kathambari. I will drop you  to your place.
Ram.No Problem Kathambari.I will take a taxi.Evening you have to meet Aamir khan. I will go,  don't worry.
Kathambari.O.K.bYE .
Ram.Bye .
Ram  was above to leave saw Vasanthy wanted to tell some thing
But Kathambari was   looking both.
Vasanthy.Ram when ever you get time on fridays come for lunch.
Ram.Thank you i will try.
Kathambari. Yes Ram
Ram left  and reached his place.
He saw that day's mail  .Couple of mails have come from Italy and Raj from India.
Raj has  sent  the latest  story of  Missing Mysterious Malaysian jet to cover in Ram's channel.
Ram was also surprised how this can happen.
Then he replied some of the mails went for rest.
Exactly after One hour his phone was ringing.
He took and  surprised to  hear the Voice which he never expected
(to be continued)
See YOu Next Week,

Monday, March 10, 2014

Tribute to Cinematographer Nando Bhattacharya 289.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the BollyWood film industry is none other than Cinematographer Nando Bhattacharya. More then four decades( from 1971) his  contributions to Indian Cine ma was  very good.He has worked with all top class actors viz Late,Sanjeev Kumar,Mithun Chakraborty,Late Vinod Mehra  Tanuja, ,Rekha,and many others is worth to be mentioned here.He has also worked with talented Directors like Basu Bhattacharya  of Ester years and Won National Film award for his film Anubhav.Neat indoor and out door shootings will be more visible in his frame work.Even though he has contributed many films i still remember few of his films which i have seen.Those films are,Anubhav,Ghar,Devata,Balika Bhadu,Aamne Samne,and Shabhas DaddyHe was liked by one.and all from the film fraternity.In Bolly wood film Industry Bengal has created lot of talented techniciansboth in Direction and Cinematography.Indians Cinematography has been accepted in the Global arena  make me more happy and proud.Today i am happy to tribute this talented stalwart.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bangalore India on 10March 14 City Express Issue
Women harassment is increasing day by day.Even though strict laws have been  enforced,proper implementation is not happening.Laws should be implemented and proper vigil by the government is required.Safety and security for women  is the need of the hour.
Ragavan Krishnamachary

Friday, March 7, 2014

Article 341.

Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on 8 March 14, (Article 341)

I love UAE

A few days ago, I received a call and was surprised to hear the voice of none other than my good friend from Sharjah who had come to Bangalore for holidays with his family. 

This friend and I worked in the same company for a few years when I landed in the UAE in 1993. We recollected the golden days back in Dubai. The recollection of those memorable days almost brought tears to my eyes.

I love and miss the UAE and its warm people. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Indian activist is an inspiration Letter Published in The National Uae on 7 March 14
It was heartening to read the news report India’s anti corruption letter writer signs off (March 5). Shubhas Agarwal who used the Right to Information Act to implicate hundreds of people in corruption cases is a real hero. I would like to call him a one-man army who braved his life to serve his country and the people.
If many people today think twice before indulging in graft, it’s because of individuals like Mr Agarwal. I salute him.
K Ragavan, India

Monday, March 3, 2014

Life is Beautiful 206.

Kathambari took the phone.Atkinson was in the other line.
Kathambari ,Good morning.Are you busy.Can i take few  minitues
Kathambari.Yes sir ,tell me
Atkinson.Today  evening you have to  go to Inter Continental Hotel  for  the coverage of Bollywood actors.
I am very particular that you should go .
Kathambari.What for they are coming sir.
Atkinson. I do n't know what for they are coming.But i got  appointment  for you with Aamir khan.
Kathambari.Fine, Regarding
Atkinson.He is  conducting a popular programme in India  by name Satyamevjayate dealing various issues.
I want to focus in our Channel on this.
Katham bari.Nice.At what time my interview with him.
Atkinson.Exactly at 7P.M.Our camera man Nayak will be there at 7P.m.
Kathambari.O.K.Sir,i will do my best on this programme.

After the Conversation with Atkinson Kathambari was looking at Ram.
Ram.Fine .You will do this Job
Kathambari.First time i am going to meet a  film actor.
Vasanthy.That to a great actor like Aamir khan
Ram.One of the finest actors in Bolly wood.
Kathambari.Among his films i like Tare Zameen Par
Vasanthy.Good movie with a social message.
Kathambari.Shall we go to Dining hall.It's time for lunch.
Vasanthy.Of course Let us all go.
They all reached the Dininig table.
Kathambari was helping  Vasanthy.
Vasanthy was serving Ram.Feel well.
Ram.I do n't feel shy in eating.What ever i like i will eat well.
Kathambari.I too like that.I like sweets  particularly My sore Pak.
By that time Vasanthy was bringing Mysore pak.
Vasanthy.First let us start with sweet.
She  has put two pieces of My sore Pak each
Ram.Excellent taste with Ghee.
(to be continued0.
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bangalore on 4 Feb 14 City Express issue
Even though huge amounts were allocated for RTE,still this issue is not solved fully.THe reason was lack of implementation and proper analysisof the real needs from institutions.Expanding qualified teachers, staff membersand good accommodation  for schools should be looked in to.Above all , the money should go to
right projects with out any malpractice and corruption.Periodical monitoring by experts will help.
Ragavan Krishnamachary


Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 4 Feb 14
Caste Politics
Power &Politics (TNSE  March 2)by Prabhu Chawla was an interesting read.Today's politics is no longer
driven by ideology orprinciples of good governance and administration.All political parties bothered about seat sharing and caste -based ideology.Rather then concerning the people,they are focusing on retaining power.

Tribute to Cinematographer W.R.Subbarao.288.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality  from the Tamil film industry has  done a remarkable work five decades back is none other than Cinematographer W.R.Subbarao.Known for his beautiful out door shots in Historical films.He has worked with all top class actors in those days and Directors. Even though he has many films to his credit i still remember couple of his films with wonderful frame work.Those films are , Marmayogi,Raja Raja Cholan,VeeraPandiya Katta Bomman, (He and Karnan)
and few other films i could n't remember.. Raja Raja Cholan ,and VeeraPandia Katta bomman he has done a wonderful work both indoor and out door with out much advancement in those days was laudable.He is one of the few Cinematographers liked by the film fraternity.I am writing this column with my little rememberence
and interest.If there is any error kindly ignore.Today i am very happy to tribute this Stalwart.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bangalore India on 3 March 14,City Express Issue
Allowing restaurants to function up to 1 am in Bangalore city  is a welcoming move.The city is one of the fast growing in the world and the traffic is increasing day by dayand this extended working hours will help the travellers.Also being an I.T.Hub the night shift employees going for  workand those who returning can take advantage.Regarding pubs,the government decision isright by allowing them to open only on Fridays and Saturdays.Even though this is a late  decision from the government,it is a good one.