Saturday, June 28, 2014

Life is Beautiful 222.

 Prasanna  was  slowly settling down in  his  Wonderful office Culture.Chander Joined with  him and started meeting   Doctors  to promote Bracco Products as well the new product for joint disorders which  was approved by the famous research institute CFTRI. Murthy has sent all the details of that new product from Mysore.The product  was welcomed by some of the leading hospitals in Dubai as well Sharjah.On that day after finishing his work Chander came to meet Prasanna in their office.Chander knocked Prasanna's cabin,
Prasanna.Please Come in
Chander.Good after noon Mr Prasanna.How are you.
Chander.I am fine.Today i met couple of Orthopedic Specialists and  discussed about our new product.All are very much interested   and promised to prescribe.
Prasanna.Good,How you feel  the Working environment here.
Chander.Good,Doctors  are  listening if you explain properly.
Prasanna.Nice,Had your lunch.
Chander.Yes, what about you.
Prasanna.Just now .
Bythat time  Kathambari was knocking Prasanna's cabin
Prasanna.Please come in
Chander.MrPrasanna ,meet Kathambari ,my  cousin's friend who is responsible for my entry in this office.
Prasanna.i am Prasanna,nice to meet you.
Kathambari.I  know about you through Ram.He told high about you.It is my pleasure to meet you.Why i came here is to invite you for the Satyanarayana Pooja in our house on friday.You should come to our house.Also tell your Secretry Iwanted to invite her now but she is not there in the seat.My residence Chander knows .I can see you on friday.Bye now.
After Kathambari's departure Prasanna was telling Chander,
Very Smart impressive lady.
Chander.Yes,she is  a good media person.O.K. Iwill make a move.See you tomorrow.
After that Prasanna was busy  in his work.
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,

Tribute to Director Jeethu Joseph 305.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality who has created a big impact in the recent months
 from the Malayalam film Industry is   none other than Director Jeethu Joseph.His recent movie Drishyam  made a very big impact with popular ace actor Mohanlal, Meena , and others.Beautiful story ,Screen play,and Powerful dialogues  and  excellent Cinematography in out door by  SujithVasudev  is worth to be mentioned here.Even though there is no suspense on the murder the way in  which Director Jeethu Joseph
handled was Superb.He has taken the movie very nicely with Cinematic effect through Mohan Lal.Mohan Lal has lived in the Character George Kutty reflects the Director's talent should be app laudable. .Simple story with beautiful  scenes of Kerala  and Music are the other attributing factors of this movie.Only one movie of this Director i have seen ,that is remarkable Drishyam. South Indian film industry  now known for talented technicians in all the fields is not a exaggerated one.Today i am happy to tribute this Director.
See You Next Week,

Tribute to Sri Ranganathan.

ஒரு சுவாமி (பக்தர்) கண் பார்வைஅற்றவர் தினமும் தன் நண்பர் ஒருவரை கட்டாயபடுத்தி ஸ்ரீரங்கம் ரங்கநாதனை சேவிக்க அழைத்து செல்வார்.நண்பரும் தினமும் அழைத்து போவார் .ஒரு தினம் நண்பர் அந்த சுவாமியிடம் கேட்டார் ,உங்களுக்கோ பார்வை இல்லை ,அப்படி இருக்கும்போது எதற்க்ககாக தினமும் அரங்கனை சேவிக்க வருகிறீர்.
அதற்கு சுவாமி சொன்ன பதில் ,உண்மை அடியேனுக்கு பார்வை இல்லை 
என்னால் ரங்கனை செவிக்கமுடியாது .ஆனால் ரங்கன் என்னை பார்கிறான் இல்லையா அதற்குதான் தினமும் வருகிரியன் ,நான் பார்கவிட்டால் என்ன அவன் என்னை தினமும் பார்த்து ,கடாக்ஷிகிறான் இல்லையா
எனக்கு அந்த பாக்கியம் போதும் என்று சொன்னவுடன் நண்பர் அந்த சுவாமியின் விசுவாசத்தை நினைத்து நெகிழ்ந்து போனார். 
நண்பர் சொல்ல கேட்டு .


Letter Published in The National UAE on 29 June 14 Nigeria must protect citizens
I was saddened to read the news report Huge blast at Nigerian shopping mall leaves at least 21 dead ((June 27). Nigeria and other countries in the African region are facing tough times as militants are attacking people indiscriminately. The governments have had little success in providing protection to the common people. That is a tragedy.
The Nigerian government should seek support from the international community to bring the situation under control, if it cannot act on its own.
K Ragavan, US

Friday, June 27, 2014

Article 357.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE On 28 June 14 (357)

City of hospitality

Last week during a dinner at my friend’s house we started talking about life in other countries. Incidentally, my friend’s mother had visited Sharjah twice to visit her daughter, and was happy to find out that I had lived in Sharjah for many years as well. She praised the city for its friendly atmosphere and noteworthy hospitality. 

She was also pleasantly surprised to find out that I had lived in Mumbai for 17 years, while working at a pharma company, where she too had settled/lived. It was a memorable evening and I realised that when like-minded people meet discussions usually tend to be meaningful and enjoyable. 
K. Ragavan

Where is Humanity.

கடந்த  நாற்பது வருடங்களாக  நான் இந்தியாவின்  அபிரிமிதமான  வளர்ச்சியை  பார்த்து வியந்திருகிரியன் .எல்லா துறைகளிலும் ,முக்கியமாக ,கணினி துறையில் ,இந்தியர்களின் ,திறமை  ,உலகளவில்
பரவி புண்ணிய பூமிக்கு ,பெருமை தேடி தந்திருக்கிறது உண்மையிலயே
பெருமைப்பட வேண்டிய   விஷயம். ஆனால் ஒன்று மட்டும் என்மனதை
நெருடிகொண்டிருகிறது , அந்த நெருடல் ,எங்கே போயிற்று மனித நேயம்

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tribute to SriRangam.

ஒரு சமயம் ஒரு அரிசி வியாபாரி தன்னிடம் இருந்த அரிசியை எவ்வளவோ முறை குவி விற்க முனைந்தும் விற்க முடிய வில்லை. கடைசியில் என்ன தோன்றியதோ தெரியவில்லை வியாபாரி ஸ்ரீரங்கம் அரிசியோ ஸ்ரீரங்கம் அரிசியோ என்று குவிய உடன் அவனிடம் இருந்த அத்தனை அரிசியும் விற்றுவிட்டது..ஸ்ரீரங்கம் பெயரை உச்ச்சரிதாலே சகல நன்மைகளும் வரும் என்பதற்கு வியாபாரி ஒரு வழிகாட்டி.என்னே
ஸ்ரீரங்கம் மகிமை.

Comment regarding first budgertpublished in the Hindu Tamil on 25June 14.

முதல் பட்ஜெட்டில் மிக பிரமாதமாக எதிர்பார்ப்புகள் இருந்தாலும் அவர் சொன்னது போல் கூன் விழுந்த பழைய அரசின் முறை கேட்டான செயல்களினால் ஒன்றும் பண்ண முடியாது. கால போக்கில் எதிர் பார்க்கலாம். ரயில் பட்ஜெட் மிக பெரிய அடியை மக்களுக்கு கொடுத்தது .ஆகவே அதிகமாக எதிர் பார்க்கவேண்டாம் . ஆனால் முந்திய அரசு போல் இருக்காது. ரோம் ஒரு தினத்தில் உருவாக வில்லை .அது போல் இவர் கண்டிப்பாக மக்களுக்கு நன்மை செய்வார் என்று எதிர் பார்க்கலாம்.

Comment regarding Raging Published In The Hindu Tamil .com

ராகிங் கொடுமை இன்னும் கல்லூரிகளில் இருந்து வருவது மிக கொடுமை. கல்லூரிகளும் ,அரசாங்கமும் ,இதற்கு ஒரு முற்று புள்ளி வைக்க வேண்டும். மாணவர்கள் கல்லூரிகளில் படிக்க போவது ,ஒரு நல்ல எதிர் காலத்திற்காக.இனியும் இந்த மாதிரி சம்பவங்கள் நேராமல் , காப்பது ,மாணவர்கள் ,மற்றும் அரசாங்கத்தின் தலையாய கடமையாகும். மாணவர்கள் நம் தேசத்தின் வருங்கால முன்னோடிகள். 
அவர்களை பாதுகாக்க வேண்டியது நமது கடமை.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bangalore India on 25 June 14
Modify System
Your Power & Politics (TNIE,June 22) by Prabhu Chawla made for a nice and meaningful read. In Six decades the Planning Commission and it's execution  has   not been satisfactory.On the one hand,it allowed sizeable expenditure and on  the other ,nepotism grew.The new Prime Minister should modify this system for better accountability and over all development of the country.

Life is Beautiful 221.

Murthy reached his office after finishing his lunch on the way from home.M urthy wanted to meet his MD to discuss about the new product which he got the approval from CFTRI. He came to Mr Srivatsa's cabin ,but he was not there.His secretry told him that he has gone out will be back in the afternoon.By that time Murthy received a call from Raj
Sorry ,Murthy i could n't talk because of traffic.Now i   am free.
Murthy.Thank you Raj,I was also feeling the same  that i could not talk to you.
Raj.I was rushing to  a friend's place to find out his where about's.He is a Civil engineer working in Iraq.
Murthy.I read in the papers some Indians are abducted.
Raj,\.My friend is there for the past two years,but this sudden development no one anticipated.His family has not received  no communication from him for the past two days.
Murthy.What you think about the present Govt Will they act immediately.
Raj.Yes,they have already taken action on this and they were promised our people are safe.
Murthy.Unless and Untill if they come back then only we will be happy.
Raj.You are right Murthy.In this case i am confident they will come back.
Murthy.But the recent  rail fare was Unjustifiable.
Raj.You are right,As a Journalist i strongly Condome this drastic hike.They could have  rised  few percentage instead of 14.2%.
Murthy.Will they consider to revert.
Raj.I do n't think ,but this  will have  a impact among people who was having hopes on this new government.But i am not ruling out the hopes on this government but this is not a right decision at this Juncture.
Murthy.Yes,What  other news
Raj.Nothing,I was worried about my friend in Iraq.
Murthy.Do n't worry,he will come back safely.
Raj.Thank you Murthy for listening me.See you later,take care.Bye now
Murthy.You too,Bye.
After the Conversation Murthy came to his Cabin.
(tobe Continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, June 23, 2014

Tribute to CinemataGrapher K.M.Bhaskaran 304.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality   from the tamil film industry is none other than Cinematagrapher K.M.Bhaskaran.Started his career with Popular S.D Vijay Milton and later  become independent Cinematagrapher is worth to be mentioned here.His first film Vallinam was  a hit movie with Director Arivazagan venkatachalam.In his short career he has done two good movies as a Cinematagrapher and Vallinam gave him a good name.Actor Nagul,Atul agni Hotri and many others acted in this movie.  Nice  shots by Bhaskaran both in indoor and out door scenes.Film was mainly about  Sports andBasket ball was given importance.I have seen only Vallinam   movie of this CinemataGrapher and i enjoyed it. The Second movie acted by Srikanth was finished recently and the film name was Om Shanthi Om.Currently he is working with Popular star Vikram is  speaks about his Quality of Work. I have been repeatedly mentioning in this column every day new new technicians are born in the film industry and this talented Up coming Cinematagrapher K.M.Bhaskaran will have his own identity in the future.Today i am happy to tribute this Cinematagrapher.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, June 22, 2014


Letter Published in The National UAE on 23 June 14 A remarkable culture of giving
I am not surprised to learn that the UAE’s donation to the world’s refugees last year amounted to Dh2.6 billion (UAE gives Dh2.6bn aid to refugees, June 21). That is because helping the poor and the needy is part of the UAE’s culture, so much so that it stands out prominently among other countries in the world. It all started at the time of Sheikh Zayed. This is something remarkable.
K Ragavan, US

Saturday, June 21, 2014


Letter Published in The National UAE on 22 June 14No way to prevent boat accidents
Your story Nine dead, 27 missing after boat sinks off Malaysia was disturbing (June 19). I wonder why people smugglers take the risk of overloading boats even when accidents happen frequently.
Boat accidents in various parts of the world have made headlines in recent months. Unfortunately, nothing much can be done unless the carriers themselves become cautious and stop taking too many passengers on board.
K Ragavan, US

Friday, June 20, 2014

Article 356.

Article Published in The Gulf Today  UAE on 21J une 14 (356).Peaceful trek 
Last week, I visited Eldorado Canyon State Park, which is a famous tourist destination in Denver, US, and known for its impressive geological history that dates back to millions of years. Ute Native American tribes are known to be one of the first inhabitants of this area, before most of it was lost to European settlers. 

I walked on a picturesque trail for half an hour, watching my step since some trails ran steep, and enjoyed a peaceful trek near a beautiful waterfall. My time at the park reminded me of similar tourist destinations near Fujairah, which I had visited during my stay in the UAE. They were very similar, with the biggest similarity being that both brought great peace and pleasure to my heart. 
K. Ragavan, Denver

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Life is Beautiful 220.

Mysore is always busy with tourist traffic.Everyday  people are  coming not only from Indian states but also from other Countries.Raj was caught in to Sayaji rao road traffi and the signal  was not there for nearly five minitues. .He was  returning to home after visiting his client. Suddenly some body was calling his name.
Murthy was  near by him.
Raj,How are you.Because of Signal icould call you.
Raj.I am fine,How is family.
Murthy.All are fine.Yesterday i spoke to Ram
Raj.Nice,how is he
Murthy.He is fine.Prasanna also fine.Slowly settling down in Dubai.
Raj.Murthy,Signal has come,i will call you later ,Bye.
Murthy.Bye,Take care.
After he left Murthy came to the market.Mysore market is famous for fresh vegetables,particularly,Cabage,Carrot, brinjal and t
After purchasing vegetables he came to  CFTRI to meet Mr Subbanna famous Scientist.
When he entered his cabin Subbanna was talking in the phone.
After seeing Murthy he wished.
Subbanna,One minitute
Murthy sat in a chair.After finishing his talk Subbanna asked Murthy,
What you would like to have Coffee or tea
Murthy.Thank you.I had in my office.How are you.
Subbanna.We have finished our Clinical trail successfully on the new  development of our product for Joint pains it will be like Glucosomine  with minimal side effects.
Murthy.Good news,We want to launch this product in Middle east and North africa for which we have been waitining
Subbanna.Murthy you are one of my good old friend and i want to give this product to your company only.
Murthy.Thank you My friend.
Subbanna.Today i will send the agreement papers to you.Tell Mr Srivatsa .
Murthy.Certainly,he is eagerly waiting to launch this product.Iwill make a move.I came here to find out how far this product development and i am glad it has come nicely.Bye now
(tobe continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tribute to Director R.T. Neason 303.

Today i remembered another film personality from tamil film industry is none other than Director R.T.Neason.Started his earlier career with Stalwart K.Bhagya Raj  as screen play writer .In 2007 his first movie Muruga was a Super hit with new actors  with Karthik Ilayaraja as music director.His latest  much talked movie Jilla  with Vijay,Mohanlal and other star casts was a big hit for this Director.Both the movies was welly accepted by the  fans is important.In his One and half decades film career he earned a good name is worth to be mentioned here.i saw  his  Jilla  movie  which is running successfully.The film was fast ,action packed and some message to the society.  The  roll played by Stalwart Mohanlal as Shivan was nice.  Good
story ,Screen play ,Powerful Dialoques,Music and Pleasing Cinematagraphy   by Ganesh RajaVelu  made this talented DirectorJilla  was a great hit.Incidently this Director also hails  from Madurai District  where lot of talented technicians was born.Today i am happy to tribute this Up coming Super hit Director.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Letter Published in The National UAE on 16 June 14 Iraqis should use talk, not violence

Your editorial, Iraq’s religious ­divide opened door to ISIL (June 14), was thought-provoking.

Ever since their country was invaded by the Americans and their allies, the people of Iraq have seen no peace.

Now Iraq would appear to be in a state of civil war. Violence is not the answer; all groups should engage in a comprehensive peace dialogue.

As an oil-rich nation, Iraq should harness its natural resources for everyone’s benefit, and tackle its problems with diplomacy.

K Ragavan, US

Saturday, June 14, 2014


Letter Published in The National UAE on 15June 14Returning doctors are helping India
Your story Brain regain in India as medical tourism booms (June 13) was a pleasure to read.
The south Indian state of Chennai has always been known for its medical infrastructure and quality of treatment, so it is pleasing that doctors who have been living abroad are now returning there to offer their services.
The fact that people from other South Asian countries and the Middle East are visiting Chennai for medical treatment is important to the Indian economy.
K Ragavan, US

Friday, June 13, 2014

Article 355.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 14 June 14(355)
Mountain of Joy

At a time when clean environment is taking a beating around the world, I was happy to visit last week the famous Rocky Mountain National Park in Denver. At over 12,000 feet, the snow-capped mountain attracts tourists from across the world and is well preserved by the government.

Established in 1915, the site has rich history too. Apart from its beauty, the best part is one can view from the top areas belonging to three different states. Every place has its uniqueness. I still remember the alluring tourist spots that I frequented while working in the UAE that were so well preserved by the authorities.
K. Ragavan, Denver

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 13June 14
Need for Change
Your Power &Politics (TNSE 8)  made for an interesting read.The author has aptly analysed the concept of good governance.The newly-elected Prime Minister,Narendra Modi, wants his  ministers to execute work with the aim of good governance.He does not want them to push files in the old conventional way.In other words ,ministers will be held accountable.Change in every sphere is much needed at this juncture.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Life is Beautiful 219.

Ram  came to his house. Kathambari was waiting in the hall.
Kathambari.Good evening Ram,Thank you for your help.
Ram.What for.
Kathambari.You  asked Chander to meet your friend Prasanna and hope he will be selected .
Ram.Prasanna called and told me that he is interested in Chander waiting  for the approval from his office.
Kathambari.Chander told me ,his interview was nice and Prasanna was asking brilliant questions to him and he answered.
Ram.Hope Chander may be selected for  their Middle east operations.
Kathambari.I came to thank you  for this.
Ram.Hope  Prasanna will get the positive reply from his office tomorrow.
By that time Ram's phone was ringing.Murthy was on the other line
Ram.I received  a fax from Prasanna about Chander and i am okaying for our Middle east operation since he has good experience in India.Hope he will pick up the market conditions and he will learn driving.
Ram.Thank you Murthy.
Murthy.For this i wanted to convey .Prasanna was recommended by you and today we are seeing his growth in front of us.Chander also recommended by you.I have no doubt about his delivery.Mr Srivatsa also sent his regards to you.
Ram.Convey my regards to your M.D. Srivatsa.
Murthy.O.K. Take care.Ask chander  to report to Prasanna tomorrow.
Ram.Thank you Murthy.
After  listening the conversation Ram had with Murthy Kathambari  now  has more respects  to Ram for his contacts and respect he is commanding in the society.
Kathambari.My friend will be very happy that her cousin got a good entry in Dubai.I am thanking you for this.
Ram.Chander has done well in the Interview and Prasanna was impressed  and selected him.
Kathambari.O.K.Ram,See you to morrow.Bye now.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Life is Beautiful 218.

After Vasanthy's Conversation Ram  went out for Lunch.When he was ordering his Phone was ringing
Ram.Hello ,Ram here.Who is that
Chander.Good after noon Sir,My name is Chander .Kathambari gave your number.
Ram.Yes ,I know.Now i am having my lunch.Where are you.
Chander.I am also having my lunch in Karama.What time i can meet you.
Ram.You need not meet me.I will give the number of my friend after finishing my lunch.You talk to him and if you are lucky you will be joining in a good company.I will call you after fifteen minitus.
Chander.O.K.Sir.i Will wait.
Exactly after fifteen  minitus Ram called Chander and gave him Prasanna's number.
Then Ram came to his office  and attended his routine work.Evening four P.M.he received a call from Prasanna.Good after noon Sir,Mr Chander came and met me.The candidate we are looking for our Middle East Operation needs little Dubai experience.But i am giving an option for him to work for three months and if he can prove we will make him permanent basis.I also forwarded my recommandations to My M.D and Murthy Sir.
Ram. For my sake do n't leave your principles.If he is worth  consider him.
Prasanna.Yes,he has very good back ground worked for a good company in India and i am confident he will prove his worth.
Ram.Then thank you.When he has to start for work.
Prasanna.Hope fully from day after to morrow.I am expecting reply from Mysore tomorrow.
Ram.Thank you Prasanna.You should always  go for merits and demerits of the candidate irrespective of recommandations.You did a Good Job of selecting a good candidate.Most of the Corporate Groups gone Up because of their selection Phylosophy.
Prasanna.Thank you Sir.All your training. Take cre,Bye
After that Ram  asked Ali to come and pick him
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, June 9, 2014

Tribute to Director Shree 302.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the tamil film industry is none other than Director Shree.Started his career with ace Director Shankar  in his mighty film Yanthiran and later had his own   debut as Director in Damaal dumeel. Even though this was his first movie he has given a nice entertainment to the tamil film fans is worth to be mentioned here.Story,Dialoque and picturaisaton was nice with full of suspense.New actors have done their rolls very well and nice Cinematagraphy both indoor as well out door by Edward Sakay.Stalwarts Kotta Srinivasarao and Shinde also  done their rolls  very well.Shree has handled the suspense till the last minitue .Today's competitive film world this movie  was talked by people.Shree has   delivered this new concept and i am confident he  will have bright future in  film field.Cinematagrapher Edward  also has bright future through this movie.Today i am happy to tribute this up coming talented Director Shree.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, June 8, 2014


Letter Published in The National UAE  on 9June 14
Sikhs need to avoidViolence 

I was sad to read about the violence that broke out at the Golden Temple in Amritsar (Sikhs clash with swords on anniversary of India’s Golden Temple, June 7).
Sikhs gather at the temple every year to mark the 1984 massacre at the temple. It was the result of a raid on the shrine by Indian troops trying to flush out armed separatists demanding an independent Sikh homeland.
The community has yet to get answers for such a brutal operation by the government. That is what they discuss when they meet at this time of year.
It’s unfortunate that the peaceful event turned violent this time. Such incidents will achieve nothing for them. Sikhs need to keep this in mind in the future.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Article 354.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 7 June 14 (354).

Sharjah connection

The other day when I was walking at a mall in Denver, a little boy left his biscuit pocket behind at the counter. I called out and gave him that. His dad thanked me and asked whether I was from India. When I replied in the affirmative and asked  him the same question, he said he had worked for several years in Sharjah. As I had also spent several years in the UAE, I jumped in joy. Wherever I am, I can never forget my good old days in the adorable city of Sharjah. 
K. Ragavan, Denver

Monday, June 2, 2014

Tribute to Cinematagrapher M.Sukumar 301.

To day i am going to pen another  interesting film personality from the  Tamil film Industry  is none other than Cinematagrapher  M.Sukumar.In a short span of time he has  established his name in the film field is worth to be mentioned here. He has worked with all the leading actors and Directors of  Today's Cinema is worth to be mentioned here.He  Has Won Norway Tamil Film Festival award for his film Kumki .Beautiful  out door shots was more visible in Kumki and Lovely Cinemata graphy in Madaraasa Patnam  depicts old Madras .
Madarasa Patnam  won the audience applaus for it's picturaisation. I have seen few movies of this Cinematagrapher.Those movies are ,MadarasaPatnam,Kumki,Maan Karathe,Mynaa,Nimirnthu Nil,and a good Kannada movie Yaare Koogadali.I have been watching the Tamil  film Industry's  tremendous growth  over the years in Cinematagraphy and seeing new new talented technicians were   Born.. .Sukumar is one among them,   will have a bright future.Today i am happy to tribute this  talented Cinematagrapher.I am writing in this Column to my little Knowledge about film industry.If there is any error can be ignored.
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in The National UAE on 3 June 14Hotels investments will boost tourism
Your story Investor confidence in UAE hotels grows as visitor number rises (June 2) was encouraging. The fact that a growing number of global investors are keen on investing in the UAE’s hotel industry shows that the market is growing and investor confidence is returning. This will have a positive effect on visitor numbers and therefore tourism as a whole.
K Ragavan, US