Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Life is Beautiful 213.

After Ram's departure Prasanna was  recollecting his past life and today's status and thanked god for  Ram's introduction. Today he has settled in his life comfortably because of Ram's earlier help in studying and later
recommended to Murthy's office and today he  is sitting in Dubai Hotel room to join  his  Dubai branch office.His thinking was disturbed by   the room  phone call 
Prasanna.Hello i am Prasanna ,who is on the line.
Mr ,Prasanna this is Secretry   Gayathri  speaking.How was your journey
Prasanna.It was comfortable,
Gayathri.  i thought of sending our driver but in your mail you have mentioned since the hotel is close  from airport you can manage yourself.Wel come to the Golden city Dubai  and  i will send our driver to your hotel tomorrow at 9.A.M.  His name  is Hari.
Prasanna.Fine,i will be ready at 9A.M. 
Gayatri. Good night see you tomorrow in the office.
Prasanna.Good night.
After  the  conversation  phone was ringing again.Murthy was on the other line
Prasanna reached safely.
Prasanna.Yes ,sir .Ram sir came to the Airport and droped me in the hotel.
Murthy.I know he will come to Airport make you surprise.Did Gayatri spoke to you
Prasanna.Yes,she  will be sending the car tomorrow morning .
Murthy.O.K.Prasanna,Take care,Good night.My regards to Ram.
Prasanna.Good night Sir.
After that Prasanna went to bed.
 Next day morning his Driver Hari knocked his room.
Prasanna.Come in 
Hari.I am Hari ,nice to meet you sir.
Prasanna.Me tooShall we make a move
Hari .Yes ,We can
While driving in the car Prasanna asked ,
Hari how far our office
Hari.Six kilometers.It is twenty minitues drive from here.
Prasanna.Nice. How long you are here
Hari.Two years sir,
 Prasanna. Nice.
After that Prasanna was enjoying the beautiful Al maktoum bridge while  going.
They reached the office.
(to be continued)
K.Ragavan.
See You Next Week,
29-4-14.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Tribute to Writer,Director Cinematographer R.Velraj 296.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from the South Indian film industry is none other than Director ,Cinematographer R.Vel raj.Worked in four languages films Tamil,Hindi,Malayalam and Kannada is worth to be mention here.Started his career with Ace Cinematographer Tiru for  many films and later become an Independent Cinematographer.In his twelve years film career he has worked all the leading actors Like Dhanush,Akshay kumar,Sunil Shetty  (Bolly Wood) Rimasen, Vivek,and many others. He has won two Awards from Vijay Award for Pollathavan and Aadukalam movies.One award from Vikatan for Engaiyum Eppothum is important.Known for his  indoor as well our door shots in many of his films.I have seen couple of films of this Cinematographer and those films are,AAdukalam,Pollathavan,Siruthai,Udhayam, and  Engayum Eppothum,in tamil Phir Hera Pheri  in hindi.He has done a Wonderful work in Siruthai Where Karthi,Avinash,Santhanam has done very well.Recent Movie Udhayam also his camera speaks.He is one of the talent and Up coming Cinematographer will have bright future in the tamil film industry.Madurai district has created lot of talented film personalities and Incidently he hails from Madurai district.Today i am happy to tribute this capable Cinematographer.
K.Ragavan.
See you Next Week,
28-4-14.
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Friday, April 25, 2014

Article 348.

Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on  26 April  14.(348).

Friendly people

Visiting the US for the first time, I am happy to notice that people are friendly in Denver. Whenever I go for a walk, even strangers greet me asking, “How are you doing?” There are even occasions when people have stopped their cars to say a “Hello” with a smile before proceeding. I recollected the same hospitality rendered by the UAE people during my several years there. 
K. Ragavan, Denver

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Life is Beautiful 212.

.Dubai International Air port is  one of the biggest in the world and many destination flights will pass via Dubai.Ram was waiting in Emirates  terminal to receive Prasanna.Exactly at 8P.M.Emirates landed at 8P.M.exactly and Prasanna came after twenty minitues.Ram happily received Prasanna.
Wel come to Dubai Prasanna ,the place has changed many people in their life.You will also have a Wonderful futur
Prasanna.Thank you sir,With your blessings and guidence i will get every thing in my life.I have mentioned in my mail Do n't take trouble to come to  airport Why you came sir,
Ram.I want to receive you personally.
Prasanna.How far my apartment from the airport sir,
Ram.It is 3K.ms distance.I will take you .
They came out took a taxi reached Prasanna's apartment.
Prasanna.What about your Dinner.
Ram.I had on the way.What about you.
Prasanna.I had a good dinner in the flight.Good service .
Ram.Emirates is known for Punctuality and service. and it is known as The Finest in the Sky.Dubai based air line.
Prasanna.True.The crew members was nice and more courteous.
Ram.Then i will make a move.Keep in touch with me tomorrow.Where is your office.
Prasanna.It is in Bur Dubai behind Standard chartered bank.I will be staying here for a week  and then i will move in to two bed room apartment.Our company has booked like that.
Ram.Good You have joined a Professionally managed Pharmaceutical company.Your M.D.and Murthy are Professionals .Where professionals are dominated you can see the growth.Good night call me tomorrow.
Prasanna.Thank you Sir,You received and Blessed me.I need not worry for any thing.Take care.Bye now.
Ram.Bye.
Then Ram reached his place.He was happy Prasanna settled nicely in the life.
(to be continued)
K.Ragavan.
See You Next Week,
22-4-14.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Tribute to Director P.Ramesh 295.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the  tamil film industry is none other than Producer ,Director P.Ramesh.In his short span of film career Director Ramesh has done a Wonderful job
of his film Thegadi.I have seen Thegadi film only on this Director and i do n't know how many movies he has directed.He has handled the film very well  with  the  new actors was laudable.The story is a new concept about a young man's ambition to investigate and joined a wrong private detective agency.Nice story,well maintained suspense till the last moment speaks the Quality of Ramesh.Lilting music,Beautiful shots both indoor as well out door by Cinematographer Dinesh Krishnan was the main attracton of thegadi.All the characters are nicely directed by Ramesh is the main success of this movie.In the recent films Director Ramesh's thegadi was very good.In one picture Director Ramesh's qualty delivery is more visible.I am confident he will have his own identity in the coming days.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Up coming Director.
K.Ragavan.
See You Next Week,
21-4-14.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Article 347.

Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on 19 April 14  (347)

Top attraction

I had a chance to attend a Toastmasters Club meeting in Denver, USA, recently. I could relate well with the participants thanks to my earlier association with that club in Sharjah, where I was a member for 18 months.

When I mentioned in my introduction speech about Sharjah, there was glee on the faces of the audience, who began praising the UAE and its famous tourism sites. Many of them said they desperately wanted to see the Burj Khalifa and other such famous spots in the country. I am happy that the UAE has become a globally renowned destination. 
K. Ragavan, Denver.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Letter.

Letter Published in The National Uae on 18April
In praise of The Nationa lon it's sixth birthday             I CongratulateThe National on its birthday. Over the years it has captured the attention of readers not only in the UAE but all over the world. I have been reading this newspaper from the beginning and appreciate its unbiased reports and insightful editorials. I am confident that in the coming days the newspaper will be able to add many more feathers to its cap.
K Ragavan, Denver



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Life is Beautiful 211.

 For the past few days Dubai  weather  was changed  and people  were witnessing  few showers after two years. Ram was also happy to see the change after he came to Dubai.By that time his phone was ringing
Kathambari was on the other line
Good morning Ram .How are you.
Ram.I am fine,enjoying the showers.
Kathambari.I too,Yesterday i got my car from the garage.
Ram.Good,tellme what is the matter
Kathambari.Nothing, Just like that.Take care.
Ram.Thank you.
After finishing the conversation Ram saw the mails.Prasanna has sent a mail mentioning his arrival date.
Ram immediately replied wheather he can come to the airport to pick him up.
After that  Ram was ready waiting for the car to reach his office.By that time again his phone was ringing
Vasanthy on the other line
Good morning Ram How are you.
Ram.I am fineHow are you.
Vasanthy.I am fine ,when we can meet.
Ram.I do n't know about my programme of today.As soon as i reach my office only i will be knoing.Tomorrow i may go to airport to receive Prasanna.
Vasanthy. Who is Prasanna.
Ram. He is my son
Vasanthy.What,he is your son.
Ram.Like my son,i  met him couple of years back in Mandya  and helped him for studies and Job.Today he is in a good position and transfered to Dubai.Smart capable boy.
Vasanthy.I am happy to hear this.Your  helping nature i admire.
Ram.No Vasanthy, i am nothing.There are so many people do better then me.
Vasanthy.That shows your simplicity.
By that time Ram's car came to pick him
Vasanthy My car has come.I will catch you some time later bye now
Vasanthy.Take care and have a nice day.
Ram.You too.Bye now
(tobe continued0.
K.Ragavan.
See You Next wEEK,
15-4-14.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Tribute to Director Ram 294.

To day i am going to pen another interesting film personality from tamil film industry is none other than Director Ram. In his Seven years film career he has done a Wonderful work in  one Picture ThangaMeengal is worth to be mentioned here.Started his career with famous Director Thanga Bachan and later had his own identity.His screen play writing fetched him  award for best screen play writer for his first film Kaatradhu Tamizh.In Thanga meengal not only he has done scrren play writing,action,but also wonderful Direction.He also won awards for this movie from Chennai International film festival and  from other organisations I have seen only ThangaMeengal  of this Director among two he has delivered..Beautiful locations with Arbhindu Saara's Cinematography, touching dialoques and above all his Directorial touch was  more visible in Thanga Meengal.Chennai Christian College has created many talented people of different walks of life and Ram also one  to film industry. All the Characters Particularly Child character Chellama and others delivered their roll very well  under Ram is laudable.With so many Glamour movies and Masala movies  this film is Wonderful.From pediatric people to Geriatric should see this movie.Today  Parents  are brand conscious in Private  schools but teachers are  very important irrespective of schools was nice ly highlighted in this movie.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Up coming Director.
K.Ragavan.
See You Next WEek,
14-4-14.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Article 346.

Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on 12 April 14 (346)_.

Denver market

It is a pleasure to visit the United States. In Denver, the climate is changing. Last Saturday, I visited a farmers’ market in Denver. Fresh vegetables, bread and other snacks were exhibited and a lot of people from nearby areas gathered to purchase the products.

The beauty of this market was all the items sold were made out of organic compounds. In this area, people are more health-conscious and prefer nutritive food items. 

The market was like a mini exhibition. As they keep the show open only for a particular period, visitors wait for this market. This was a new experience and I found it absolutely worth it. 
K. Ragavan, Denver

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Life is Beautiful 210.

 For the past few days Mysore was witnessing hot Climate.Murthy was busy with his daily routine.
 getting ready  to go to office.By that time his phone was ringing Raj was in the other line
How are you Murthy.
Murthy.I am fine ,how is your family.
Raj.All are fine.Prasanna called me yesterday ,and told he has transfered to Dubai.I was very happy about his growth.
Murthy.Yes,Raj he has Proved his worth  and the company  recognized his work.We want a good capable person for our Dubai operation and our M.D.Srivatsa has decided that Prasanna is the right choice.
Raj.Very good.He is a capable boy.
Murthy.I should thanks to our friend Ram for introducing him to our organisation.
Raj.True.He will do a good job  there with the able guidence of our Ram.
Murthy. Yes,.That is one of the  reason we transfered him to Dubai.He will certainly deliver .
Raj.We have not met long time why do n't you come tomorrow to our house for tea.I called Prasanna also
since he is leaving Day after tomorrow to Dubai.
Murthy.I will come tomorrow  evening.Take care ,Bye now.
Prasanna was busy in Packning his Cloths and other important documents.His mother called him
Prasanna  you will get our food  there.
Prasanna.Yes mum,all our Indian restaurants are there including SaravanaBhavan .
Mother.Good , i was worried
Prasanna.Every thing is available only you need the local currency Dirahm to buy.
Mother.Tomorrow what time we have to go to Raj's  house.
 Prasanna.Five thirty in the evening  .
Mother.O.K. You carry on with your work.I will prepare Chappati for us.
Prasanna.Good,i too want chapati to day. After that
Prasanna sent a mail to Ram mentioning his arrival   on Thuresday.
After  his dinner Prasanna went out to see his friend before his departure to Dubai.
(to be continued)
K.Ragavan.
See You Next Week,
8-4-14.

Letter.

Letter Published in The National Uae on 9 April 14
The Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, centre, with the Janatha Dal secular candidate Nandini Alva at an election campaign in Bangalore. A reader says once actors join politics, they should take their job seriously. Jagadeesh NV / EPA

Actors have love affair with politics

Your story Bolly politics: a star-studded election (April 7) was a good read. But film actors joining politics in India is not a new phenomenon.
Many popular actors have entered politics at some stage in their lives. However, I would like to point out that the actor Hema Malini belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party, and not Congress, as has been mentioned in the article. But the question is, do these actors serve the people? Hardly.
It’s time that these people start taking their political career seriously as India really needs change. I also hope that Indians vote more carefully in this election.
K Ragavan, India


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Monday, April 7, 2014

Tribute to Cinematographer K.U.Mohanan 293.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from  Bollywood film industry is none other than Cinematographer K.U.Mohanan.Started his earlier career in Advertisement and documentry movies later entered in to bolly wood film industry He has also studied FROM  the famous Film and Television institute pUNE..He has worked with all the Leading and Up coming actors of Bolly wood film industry. He won the Prestigious Bronze award from New York Festival in 2011 is worth to be mentioned here. He is known for his good frame work both in indoor as well out door. Even though he has handful of movies to his credit all are remarkable.Ihave seen few films of this talented technician.Those movies are ,Talaash,Fukrey, and Aaja Nachle. His documentry work Incredible India and Kerala tourism was nice.His work Nauker  ki Kameez was also  much talked movie with  Celebrated film maker Mani kaul.
I have forgotten to mention here i have seen his Don movie directed by Farhan Akhtar.Don was much talked movie of this Veteran. In his  One decade  film career he has earned a good name  from  film fraternity.Fukrey he has worked with new comers and delivered a wonderful job.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Up coming Cinematographer.
K.Ragavan.
See You Next Week,
7-4-14.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Letter.

Letter Published in The National Uae on  7April 14
Why can't Indian expatriates vote?I am sad to know that Indian expatriates in the UAE will be unable to exercise their franchise this time despite promises made by the government earlier. Many voluntary organisations in India have been trying to raise awareness about the importance of voting. But I fail to understand why there is no pressure on the government to allow millions of Indians living abroad to vote, especially at a time when India needs a change more than ever.
K Ragavan, US

Friday, April 4, 2014

aRTICLE 345.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE  on 5 April 14 (Article 345)

Denver experience

I have just spent two weeks in Denver, USA. A few days ago, I attended a cultural festival in Kannada Sangha of Colarado. I was thrilled to see various men, women and children participate in the progamme. Popular songs of Bollywood, Kuchupidi dance and various other shows formed a part of the event. 

The show I enjoyed most was a debate based on a popular Indian TV channel. What was interesting to note is that though the participants stay far away from India, they stay connected with their motherland and keep alive their cultural traditions! 
K. Ragavan, Denver

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Life is Beautiful 209.

Next day morning Ram received  a call from Vasanthy.He was  expecting her call not so soon.
Ram.Hello Vasanthy,tell me.
Vasanthy.Ram there is a sad news i want to convey.
Ram.What is that tell
Vasanthy.After finishing her interview with Aamir khan Katham bari was coming in Shaick Zayed road with the usual prescribed speed ,but suddenly one Mercedez Benz came with over speed and dashed her carLuckily no injury for her.Only car was damged heavily.
Ram.Oh My god.Where is she now.
Vasanthy.At home only Iwill give it to her.
Kathambari.Hello Ram,luckily i escaped only my Sunny got major hurt.
Ram.Who is that guy made this.
Kathambari.He is a leading business man happened to be a good friend of Atkinson and he felt very bad on this incident promised to  compensate .
Kathambari.I told him no need because i have insurance since my car was a new one it will be repaired in Nissan Sunny agency garage.Then he was happy .
Ram.Luckily you do n't have injury.God is great.
Kathambari.My mother immediately kept 1001 rupees for Lord Uppiliappan Temple when we go to india we can submit in the hundi'
Ram.Your mother has  done a good thing.He is very Great God and  he is my family god too.
Kathambari.For this reason only i wanted to talk.Atkinson told me to take two days rest to over come this accident shock.
Ram.Nice thing he has done.You relax for two days.When the car will be ready.
Kathambari.It will take One week,But i will go with our office car. Bye Ram
Ram.Bye.
After that conversation  Ram was concentrating his morning routine and ready to go office.
(to be continued).
K.Ragavan.
See You Next Week,
1-4-14.