Friday, May 30, 2014

Article 353.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 31May  (Article 353)

College impression

A few days ago, I visited one of the oldest colleges near Denver, the 180-year-old Colarado College. The place is known as Colarado Springs. In this college, students from different nationalities and VIP families study. 

I had a chance to visit various departments and was hugely impressed. What repeatedly came to my mind was the unity in diversity, which I had experienced so much in the awesome country of the UAE.
K. Ragavan,

Thursday, May 29, 2014


Letter Published in India Abroad USA on 30 May 14
The Lok sabha election resultsclearly indicates  people's anger and frustration against United Progressive
Alliance government's non governance andnot to take care of the Commonman's agendaand above all the
leaders arrogant comments against Modi.The Moral of the results people are powerful for ever and Politicians are powerful  for five years only.People has given a good mandate for NarendraModi and it is Up to BJP to retain their positionsin the Center for ever if they deliver Under their promises.Kudos to Modi and all members of BJP

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Life is Beautiful 217.

Ram took the phone.Vasanthy was in the other line
Ram How are you.
Ram.I am fine Vasanthy ,Are you ok.
Vasanthy.I am fine Ram.Why i called you   Our Satyanarayana Pooja was postponed since the person performing  the pooja has gone to India on some urgent work yesterday.
Ram.No problem
Vasanthy.That was one reason i called you  and second reason i have not talked wwith you for long time.
Ram.I too was thinking  long time we have not met.
Vasanthy.How is your work.
Ram.Fine,i  am enjoying my work.
Vasanthy.Today i am wearing your favorite saree.Can you tell the Color.
Vasanthy.How  correctly you are telling.
Ram.I like that color .When you asked particularly i know you will be wearing that.
Vasanthy.Good.What shirt you are wearing.
Ram.Tell me what color
Ram.Exactly ,how you are telling.
Vasanthy.Since you asked i know your favorite color.
Ram.What a coincidence.
Vasanthy.Yes Ram.Oulr love is true and above all sacred one.We met after  twenty five years  and i still remember my Ram's   taste.
What was the first movie we saw in Bangalore.
Ram.How can i forget my  favorite movie Sumai Thangi and the songs sung by P.B.Srinivas.
Vasanthy.Unfortunately he is no more.One of the talented singer with gifted voice.Kalakkama Mayakkama song even today we enjoy.
Ram.Wonderful song.What else Vasanthy.
Vasanthy.Nothing Ram i have to go for Shopping  to get provisions.Take care,Love you.
Ram.Love you Vasanthy.You too take care.
(To be continued)
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in The National Uae on 28  May 14
Indian leader sets a good example       l  enjoyed watching the television coverage of the swearing-in ceremony for the new prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, and his cabinet ministers.
Inviting South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation leaders, particularly those from Pakistan and Sri Lanka, was a welcome gesture.
It was also good to see various other dignitaries and film personalities there.
The ceremony gave a clear indication of Mr Modi’s approach for peace and stability in the region. Apart from this the entire nation is expecting good governance from him, which I hope he will deliver.
K Ragavan, US

Monday, May 26, 2014


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Chennai India on 27May 14
Rebuilding Cong
Power &Politics(TNSE May 25) was an interesting read.Even though the Congress claims to be one of the oldest parties, their ruling in few states shows the people's acceptance.After the recent election results now congress party has lost complete faith and confidence of the people.It is a tough task for Rahul Gandhi to rebuild the party's  image and ideology.It is easy to build a new party rather  rebuild the damage of the old party.

Tribute to Narendra Modi 300.

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality who has created a revolution in Indian Politics in the recent election   was  none other than NarendraModi. Even though i am not belonging to any political party i am forced to  write this week on this talented ,Dynamic personality  who has Mesmerized young youths and the Commonman
in the recent election and Won with sweeping majority was the big history in the Indian Politics.I have been rising my voice for nearly a decade  for the Middle class and  ,Commonman's day to problem which no government was bothered to take care.After seeing all those hurdles the people of India has given a  full mandate for him  no one can deny.As a Commonman of this country i expect  the following things should be taken care.Those things,Inflation,Education and  Medical treatment   at a affordable price, Infrastructure  for  Good roads,Water and Electricity made available through out.The above points i have been mentioning in my letters periodically both in Indian NewsPapers and UAE Papers.Since people has given their verdict fully to Modi he should  deliver and make the people happy.Even 25% of the problems if he solved initially i will be happy which i have not seen in  five decades.Today i am happy to tribute this Stalwart who was bestowed to  the position of Prime Minister of India and  i am having my fullest confidence that he will keep up the expectations of the people.
See You next Week,

Friday, May 23, 2014

Article 352.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 24 May 14 (Article 352)

Pet name

I am amazed at the way pets are adored in Denver. On my regular walks, I notice many people from the neighbourhood who carry their dogs along. A few days ago, I met a person who was walking along with his pet. He “introduced” his dog and I was surprised by the name. It was the same as that of a famous former leader. Everything is taken in good humour and that makes life interesting.  
K. Ragavan, Denver

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Life is Beautiful 216.

Atkinson entered in to Ram's cabin.
Atkinson.Good morning Ram,How are you.
Ram.I am fine,How are you.Nice to  meet you after a short gap.
Atkinson.Ram,There is some new development from Our head office.They are introducing  some new concept.
Ram.What is that
Atkinson.We have to  meet big Corporate Giants   here as well North Africa and Cyprus to get their advertisement requirements.Our  Company wants to expand this area.
Ram.Good idea.So that Our Channel will be more  popular .
Atkinson.Yes ,I have decided that you should lead here for   this concept to meet Corporate giants.
Ram.The responsibility bestowed  on me is very big.Wheather i can deliver or not  i myself do n't know.
Atkinson.I know you can deliver.In your team i am adding Elizabeth and D.Souza    to help you in this new project.First few months we will identify Dubai and other places in UAE later we can expand to other areas.
ram.Thank you for your confidence on me.This is really a tough job
Atkinson.Not for you.You have got the convincing and soft approach.You know the recent Indian Election results and how Modi has come because the people bestowed him the responsibility fully well will deliver.
Ram.That is Politics.
Atkinson.Yes,this is profession which i have been watching your work from the begining.You will bring big giants to our fold.I will see you later.I will inform our head quarters.
After Atkinson left Ram  attended his routine then went for lunch.
By that time his Cell was ringing
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, May 19, 2014

Tribute to Cinematographer S.Gopal Reddy 299.

Today i remembered another  film personality from  South Indian Film Industry is none other than Cinematographer ,Producer S.Gopal Reddy.He has worked in Telugu, and Hindi films also produced couple of films is important. In his four decades film career he has worked with leading actors and Directors and given  many remarkable films.Known for his  clean bright shots both in indoor and out door is worth to be mentioned here.Even though he has contributed plenty of films i have seen few films of  this Stalwart.Those films are,Inquilaab,,Dil Waala,Aakree Raasta, Khatron ki khiladi,Kaanoon Apna Apna,CoolieNo1,,and Don. (Hindifilms).
He was  not only liked by Telugu Film fraternity but also famous Bolly Wood film industry.Those  days his camera work was  created a big impact is not a exaggerated one.He has also contributed Kannada movie also.He was also bestowed twice film fare award for his Cinematography in 2004 and 2006.Telugu film industry has created many talented technicians and their contribution to Indian Cinema was laudable.S.Gopal Reddy is one talented Technician who had his own identity.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Letter Published in The National Uae on 18 May 14
Election results send message to Indian PolitThe election results clearly indicate people’s anger and frustration against the Congress-led UPA government’s misgovernance as well as its indifferent attitude. The moral of this story: don’t ignore people’s power. Narendra Modi should take this message and start delivering results if he wants the BJP to remain in power. Congratulation to Mr Modi and the BJP.
K Ragavan, US

Friday, May 16, 2014


Letter Published in The New IndianExpress Chennai India on 17 May 14
People Power
The Lok Sabha election results clearly indicate people's anger against and frustration with UPA government'snon-governance and in ability to take care of the commonman's agenda and above all the arrogant comments of it's leaders against Narender Modi.The moral of the results is that people are powerful for ever and politicians are powerful for only five years.

Article 351.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 17May 14(351).

Solar comfort

A daily walking routine is a healthy habit. Before reaching the US, I thought I could go for my routine walk without any break. However, I now realise that I have to depend on the day-to-day weather forecast on television channels before stepping out. 

What is amazing is the accuracy of the predictions. For a few days, there was heavy snowfall disturbing the normal routine. As I have worked in the UAE for several years where the sun shines almost round the year, I missed the solar comfort. Fortunately, I could walk under the sun after three days of cold spell. It was an enjoyable moment. 
K. Ragavan, Denver

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Letter Published in India Abroad US on 16May 14
The Good days are Coming
Your cover storiesin the may 2 edition were a nice and meaningful read.As per analys predictions, the election results are going to make a dramatic change in Indian politics for  corruption-free better governance.
Narendra Modi's main challenge is to eradicate the communal brand stamped on  hin by the congress party;
which he will certainly overcomeeven though it is a tough task.
Having proved he is a good administrator in his home state Gujarat, he will certainlygovern New Delhi with out any difficultyif he is given opportunity to.
The West's eyes are on the coming results because India has a hugeand growing consumer market.
The long ruling-congress party has miserably failed in good governance and not fulfilled it's commonman agenda.
That has helped Modi. Ultimately the people's verdictis going to be for change and we can wait afew more days to witness that.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Life is Beautiful 215.

After talking with Prasanna Ram received a call from Atkinson.
Ram,I am out side will be back in Thirty Minitues . i want to discuss some important matter with you.
Ram. O.K.Mr Atkinson i am here in my room only you are welcome.
By that time Kathambari entered  to Ram's Cabin
Good Morning Ram,How are you.
Ram.I am fine.How are you.
Kathambari.I am fine.Why i came here is one of my friend has come on a Visit looking for a good opening
that guy is a Pharma man.
Ram.What i can do
Kathambari.Your friend Murthy's Company opened a Office here .May be they may  look for a  person who has got experience.
Ram.I do n't know wheather they require or not.I will find out for you.
Ram immediately tried for Prasanna.But he was told he has gone for lunch.
Ram.Kathambari My friend has gone for lunch.I have to find out  wheather they need
Kathambari.No Problem Ram this guy is staying near our place.I will ask him to contact you.You can guide him.
Ram.Fine,what is his name.
Kathambari.His name is Chander.One of my friend's cousin.
Ram.O.K. How is Mummy.
Kathambari.Mummy is fine.Today she was asking about you.
Ram.Convey my regards to her.
Kathambari. i have forgotten We are going to perform  Satyanarayana Pooja next week.I will tell you the exact date you have to come for that.
Ram.Certainly,Satyanarayana Pooja is very important and i love to ttend.
Kathambari.O.K.I will ask Chander to call bye now.
By that time Atkinson was entering  in to Ram's  Cabin.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tribute to Producer,Director Pandi Raj 298.

Today i  remembered another interesting film personality from the Tamil film industry is none other than Director Pandiraj.In his  two decades film career he has established his identity is important.Started his career with famous director Cheran and later he become an independent.His first directorial debut Pasanga gave him a good name and won many awards including National award.Pasanga was a good comedy  movie with all new talented actors.Vimal has done very well in this movie.Good cinematography by Premkumar in Pasanga and other  technical aspects was more visiblein this film.I Have seen three films of thisdirector.Those movies are,Pasanga,Vamsham,and Marina.Vimal and Siva Karthekeyan has aced very well in Pasanga and Marina.Today film industry has many talented technicians particularly in tamil film industry is  worth to be mentioned here.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Up coming Director.Producers should utilaise this talented technician.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, May 11, 2014


Letter Publishedin The National UAE on 12 May 14Heavy vehicles often flout rules
I was sad to read the report 15 killed as labourers’ bus ploughs into lorry (May 11). This tragedy that happened in Emirates Road claimed the lives of poor Asian labourers.

So many of them die in similar accidents in the UAE. I am surprised that despite so many rules and regulations, such horrifying accidents still take place. Is it because rules are not observed or is it because they are not implemented? It might be hard to get the answer.

K Ragavan, US

Friday, May 9, 2014

Article 350.

Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on 10 May 14 (350).

Good feeling
Politeness is an admirable trait. As a tourist, I am happy to note that most people in Denver are friendly and humble. Last week, I went to a famous shopping mall. After shopping, I was paying the amount at the cash counter and the cashier was looking for balance change. 

I told him not to bother, as it was only 3 cents. However, he asked me to wait for a few seconds, collected money from the next customer and gave me 3 cents. It may be a simple gesture, but as a customer, I felt like a king. 
K. Ragavan, Denver

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Chennai India on 7May 14.
Change  Beckons
Power &Politics by Prabhu Chawla(TNSEMay4) was an interesting and meaningful read.More than a fight betweenNarendra Modi and Gandhi  family,Indians need a good administrative change.As the author has nicely analysed, history should change for a  better future for India.One has to wait and see if this general electionwill retain the hold of the Gandhi Parivar.One feelssome thing new will effect change for the better.

Life is Beautiful 214.

Life is Beautiful 214.
Today, 9:31 AM EDT | Post edited: 1 minute ago (edit my post)
Prasanna was greeted by Gayatri
Hello Mr Prasanna i am Gayatri secretry
Prasanna. Nice to meet you i hope .this is a Prime area
Gayatri.Luckily we got this prime area luckily. .
Prasanna.Yes,Mr Murthy told me.When we have started this office.
Gayatri.Just one month back.Our Driver Hari was also joined one month back.Previously he was working for some company and he is well versed with Dubai.
Prasanna. You have worked any where before joining our office
Gayatri.Yes,i was in a Media company since our office is close to my residence i resigned and joined here.Mr Murthy interviewed over phone and selected me.
Prasanna.Howyou feel the Working atmospherehere here

Gayatri.Ilike .Inter acting with new clients for appointing as distributor for our Principle and i enjoy. the work.
Prasanna.Once you like the Job you will enjoy.
Gayatri.Please come this is your Cabin your new mobile phone and this the number.Next week your flat will be ready.
You have to go for driving from next week.I have fixed with Emirates driving institute.
Gayatri.Yesterday i received the mail from Mr Lizioli asking wheather we made the appointment of distributor ship..
Prasanna.Any party you found.
Gayatri. Yes,one party is meeting us tomorrow. He is interested to take up.
Prasanna.Good ,you carry on . Iwill see the files.
After she left for her work Prasanna saw the letters and correspondences received.He was happy about the way in which Gayatri handling.
He called Ram
Good morning Sir,I am speaking from my office.The Whole atmosphere was nice and our Secretry Gayatri Is doing a fine job .
Ram.Nice to hear Prasanna.I am wishing you all the best for your new responsibility and i am confident you will do it.
Prasanna.Thank you sir with your blessings i can do .
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, May 5, 2014

Tribute to Cinematographer Kamal Bose 297.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from Bollywood film  industry is none other than Cinematographer Kamal Bose.He was associated with Veteran Director Bimal Roy for many films He has worked with all top class actors of  both Bengali and Hindi films five decades back.He  has won National awards for five of his films is worth to be mentioned here.Known for his brilliant shots  in the old black &white era to the advanced Colur films.After the demise of Stalwart BimalRoy Bose was associated with Director Asit Sen over a decade and later he was worked with late Producer, Director FerozKhan is important. He has given many remarkable films with his  magic shots of both indoor and out door.I have seen couple of movies of this doyen.Those movies are,Bandini,Anokhiraat,Khamoshi,Daastak,Qurbani,Dharmatma,Bairaag,Jaan baaz,and Dayavan. He was liked by the film fraternity. Even though he is not with us  today his memorable films are with us.I am writing this column with my little knowledge ,if there is any error can be ignored Kamal Bose was also hails from Bengal where many talented technicians was born. .Today i am happy to tribute this remarkable Stalwart.
See You Next Week,

Saturday, May 3, 2014


Letter Published in The National Uae  on 4 May  14Students’ input will boost energy prize
Your story, Richard Branson pitches for UAE energy prize (April 29), was good to read.
The appeal from Sir Richard, one of the jury members for the prestigious Zayed Future Energy prize, for more university students to participate in the contest was laudable.
Students are the future assets for a country’s growth in the education and energy areas. I hope this time more students in the UAE will participate.
K Ragavan, United States

Friday, May 2, 2014

Article 349.

Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on 3May 14, (Article 349).

Joy of nature

In Denver, US, there is a tourist destination known as “Garden of Gods.” Last week, I visited this place. There were a few broken pink rocks. As per the description given there, the rocks had formed naturally several years ago. The atmosphere is cool and people can walk along the track. Many trekkers also visit the place, as mountain trekking in the area is a huge attraction. The government is preserving this historical place in an admirable way. Watching a few youngsters trekking left me in utter joy. Connecting with nature is indeed a pleasure for human beings. 
K. Ragavan, Denver