Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bangalore India On 1 Oct 14
Modi's Charisma
Narendra Modi's visit to the United States and his speeches in UNGA and Madison Square have inspired not only the Indian American Community , but even the locals.Modi has proved he is a Charismatic leader.His visit not only made history,but gave out good vibes to all,especially the youth.All those who under estimated his capacity and knowledge should think twice before saying any thing against him again.


Letter Published in The National UAE on 1  Oct 14Jayalalithaa case lesson for corrupt
I was happy to know that the Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has finally been arrested (Tamil Nadu chief minister jailed for corruption, September 28). Citizens of India were tired as this case dragged on for more than 18 years. Naturally, this verdict was not palatable to her supporters; nevertheless it marked a milestone in Indian politics. It showed that the high and mighty are not above the law, contrary to what many Indians think. It’s a warning for other politicians indulging in unfair practices.
K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 235.

Dubai Airport is always busy.Flights are coming from different destinations.Emirates Airline has got separte for their travelers.Ram was waiting for Raj .The flight came in time.After the security  and package collection Raj came out   wave his hand  to Ram.
Ram received Raj happily, How are you You have gone down.How is Mrs and daughter.
Raj.All are fine, but i was little upset
Raj.You might have seen in the T.V.Tamil nadu Chief Minister was arrested Under DA Case from the Bangalore court.Why i felt tamil nadu is coming up with lot of her Programmes.
Ram.I saw in the T.V. She is one of the good administrator.Come our car is there.
They reached the parking lot entered their car.
While going they continue their conversation
Ram.Sorry,i dis continue the Conversation.
Raj.No problem,as you said she is a very good administrator.
Ram.She has many plus points.But all are vanishing with her  temperment,mood,and above all  past decision taking.
Raj.You are right.This case was draging for more than 18Years and now the Judgement has come What is your opinion.
Ram.Well,in India our Judiciary system is slow but  the Verdict will be  Neutral..When i endorse  the Judiciary i also feels she is a Women    holding a good position ..But our country believes in  Karma and because of  her  past mistake now she is undergoing all the tensions one can not deny.I am happy
this will be an eye opener.
Raj.You are right, in Gita Lord Krishna says i am not responsible for your sufferings ,you yourself responsible for that.When Pandavas are close friends of SriKrishna they have suffered for thirteen years which every body knows.We all  like her ,admire her Governance but this Charges one has to face.
Ram.Our house has come.
Raj.Fine.Hope things may improve her in the coming days.
Ram.Let us hope for that.But evidences are strong.
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tribute to Director Pandiraj 318.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from tamil film industry is none other than Director Pandiraj.Started his earlier days with  Director K.Bhagyaraj as office boy later as assistant director  With Director Cheran and Thangar Bachan is  worth to be mentioned here.In his half decade experience he earned a good name and many awards for Pasanga. One of the few films i enjoyed in the recent.The story,screenplay and dialoques was good.He proved  a capable new Director  to tamil film industry.All the children ,Jayaprakash,Kishore Played very well in this film.
He has only few films to his credit and all are good.I saw only Pasanga and Marina of this Director.
Siva Karthikeyan acted very well in Marina.Vijay's Pleasing cinematography in Marina and Premkumar's cinematography in Pasanga was laudable. In this Column i am tributing talented people of all walks of life  irrespective of their Numbers.Quality work should be  appreciated is my Conviction.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Up coming Director.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Letter Published in The National UAE on 29Sep 14Asia should benefit from India-US ties
It’s an irony that a person who was unwelcome in the US a few years ago has been accorded a red-carpet welcome in the country (Modi’s first US Visit shows turn of political fortunes, September 25).
I hope that this dramatic change of stance by the US towards Mr Modi will result in better relations between the two countries and bring peace in the region.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, September 26, 2014

Article 370.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 27Sep 14 (Article 370).

Number game

I just returned to Bangalore from Denver after a six-month stay. While the visit was pleasant, the joy vanished a day after I landed when I tried to call my friend about my arrival. 

My mobile phone, which I had not used for six months, stopped functioning. 

When I contacted the network authorities, I was told that I had to go for a new number, as the present one was not used by me for six months. I never knew about this rule. I realise how challenging it can be to spend even a day without a cellphone.
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Letter Published in The National Uae on 24Sep 14Dubai needs to affordable homes
Your editorial Dubai needs more affordable homes (September 22) has rightly highlighted a problem in the city.
The emirate hosts hundreds of different nationalities in many different professions. A large number of them have modest income. So they often have to move out to other emirates when rents increase. But moving out of the city should not be an option.
They need to stay in Dubai as much as Dubai needs them to stay there. That’s why Dubai needs to build an adequate number of affordable homes.
K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 234.

Kathambari has moved with so many men professionaly but never had any feelings.After seeing Prasanna and his behaviour  she was much impressed.Some feelings  she will have when ever she saw Prasanna may be love.Today 's younger generation has got their own way of doing things is true.
She has decided if at all i marry it should be Prasanna only.The same feeling Prasanna was also developed with Kathambari.Next day morning Ram received Lizioli and Prasanna.They had  discussions on various topics and the advertisement strategy for Lizioli's company Bracco Industria ,
Milan ,Italy.Then Ram took  them to Sheraton along with Atkinson.Lizioli enjoys the Vegetarian food of Sheraton.
Lizioli.Ram this is my third visit to Dubai and i am amazed to see the growth.
Ram.Yes,Metro is taking a nice shape and new buildings are coming up.This has become  famous hub for health sector also.Your firm is one example.New innovations on Radiological procedures are introduced here.
Atkinson.Yes Mr Lizioli Ram has rightly said  about Radiology and your products.I am confident  with Prasanna's leader ship your flag will fly high in the coming days.
Lizioli.Thank you,Marketing  depends good promotional strategy and advertisement.Both i am not bothered because of you in this Region.
Ram.Thank you for your Confidence.
Lizioli.Today the food was very nice and deserts also.
Ram.What is your plan in the evening.
Lizioli.Atkinson and my self going  for a party.If you are free  you can join with us.
Ram.Sorry,i have to receive my friend coming from India.
Lizioli.O.k.Thank you  for joining with me for the lunch.Before i leave we will have one more meeting.
Atkinson.Thank you .
Then they left the  hotel.
Ram reached his office.
When he entered his cabin his mobile was ringing.
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, September 22, 2014

Tribute to Writer LA.SA.Ra 317.

Today i remembered another Wonderful writer in Tamil  is none other than Lalgudi Saptarishi Ramamrutham  popularly known in his pen name LA.SA Ra.Started writing when he was twenty years in English and later started in tamil is important.He is known for his novels and stories.He has contributed  more than 300 Short stories.Even though he started his career in Punjab National Bank
served for three decades his passion for writing has never  Stoped.He won Sahitya Akademi Award   In 1989  for his Collections of essays in the name Chintha nathi. One of the few Novelists respected from the writing community. In the early days by virtue of his writing talents he was offered in film industry by famous director Ramnoth but his inclination towards film industry was in the negative side.He took the Bank profession continued for threedecades along with writing is worth to be mentioned here.He died at his 91 St birthday .Even though he departed from us his wonderful  work in front of us.Today i am happy to tribute this Stalwart LA.SA.Ra.
See You Next Week,

Friday, September 19, 2014

Article 369.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 20Sep 14 (369

Beyond borders

Globalisation is changing the ways of the world. I stayed in Denver, US for six months and am returning to Bangalore this week. I have observed that though people are migrating and settling in different other countries, their love for their home countries hardly diminish. A friend who came to wish me farewell said he had been bringing up his children in a traditional way. The mother tongue is never ignored at home. What is amazing is that friendly bonds are common among all human beings and unity in diversity is possible when all matters are rooted in love and mutual respect. 
K. Ragavan).

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Letter Published in The National UAE on 19 Sep 14Dubai Metro has benefited all
The editorial Dubai Metro on the right track (September 9) rightly pointed out that the rail system has proven the sceptics wrong.
When the train system was introduced, many doubted whether it would make any real difference to people’s lives. Those doubts were quickly cleared. Today, thousands of people travel by Dubai Metro every day, because it’s more convenient and cost-effective for them than driving cars.
K Ragavan, US

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Life is Beautiful 233.

Ram reached his office .Prasanna was  waiting for him in the office.
Good Morning Sir,How are you.
Ram.I am fine.Tomorrow Mr Lizioli is coming .What time i can bring here.
Ram.Good.You can bring him in the morning Since Atkinson is out of office today you can come tomorrow.I will tell Atkinson.What you would like to have.
Prasanna.I like to have Tea which is very good here.
Ram.I know.Dubai where ever you go you get  good tea from  people.
Prasanna.When Raj Uncle is coming.He can stay with me Sir.
Ram.Thank you,he will stay with me. We will meet frequently.
By that time Tea has come
Prasanna.Lovely tea.
Ram.In our office we prepare with Ginger  which is good .
Prasanna.Yes Sir,I follow this in our office.
Excuse me,may i join with you ,   Kathambari was entering in to Ram's cabin.
Ram.You are always welcome ,come i will tell tea for you
Kathambari Saw Prasanna and was  Surprised
How is that in this hour you are here.
Prasanna.Tomorrow My Principle is coming from Italy.Iwanted to find out what time i can bring him
Ram told me to bring in the morning.
Kathambari.Nice Prasanna.Hope you have enjoyed Our pooja on that day.
Prasanna.It was nice.
Kathambari.How is your job.
Prasanna.Interesting and Challenging to introduce new innovations.
Kathambari.Pharmaceutical is a nice Profession.
Ram.Yes,Very good one.
Prasanna.Thank you both .See you tomorrow ,Bye now.
After he left Ram was murmuring,Nice guy
Kathambari also ,yes,he is a nice guy
(to be continued).
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in The National UAE on 17Sep 14Dubai’s tourism industry has limitless potential
It’s not surprising that Dubai is gaining popularity as a wedding tourism destination (Dubai booms as wedding tourism destination, September 13).
Over the years the emirate has grown by leaps and bounds, as a result of which it attracts tourists from every part of the world. The growth of tourism means that it will attract all sorts of visitors, seeking various things. The popularity of wedding tourism is just one example.
K Ragavan, US

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tribute to Cinematographer Amit Roy 316.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from Bollywood film industry is none other than Cinematographer Amit Roy.He was associated with Producer ,Director Ram Gopal varma
for his few films.He has worked with all the leading actors and Directors is important.Brilliant frame work both in indoor and out door are visible in his movies. i have seen couple of movies of this Cinematographer.Those movies are ,Nishabd,Darna Zaroori Hai,Paap,Sarkar,Fida,Sarkar Raj,Dil Maange More, i could n't remember one or two films i have seen. He is one of the few talented Cinematographers we have today in the film industry.Indian film industry has talented technicians
especially Cinematography is laudable.Bolly wood is known for it's technical talents even before four decades back ,with out much advancement.Location and good cinematography are the main high lights in those days.Today every region has got talented Cinematographers indicates the growth over the years.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Friday, September 12, 2014

Article 368.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 13 September 14(368)

Smart kids

Last week, a friend invited me for dinner in Denver since I am leaving for my home country in a few days. One of his children demonstrated his black belt skills in karate. I was delighted by his interest in the sport. 

In India, many women have started learning karate for self-defence and it is a good trend. The little boy’s interest in cars also amazed me as he could recall various prime brand names easily. Today’s children seem to be much smarter than the earlier generation and are like smart phones – quick and intelligent.
K. Ragavan, Denver

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Letter Published in The  National UAE on 12 Sep 14No-smoking jail is a laudable effort
Your story Sharjah creates no-smoking jail (September 8) was interesting. The emirate has made tremendous progress over the years in every sphere. The no-smoking jail is another laudable effort.
K Ragavan, US

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Letter Published in The National UAE on 10Sep 14Extreme piercings cannot be justified
Your story about Rolf Buchholz, Most pierced man among top 10 Google searches in UAE (September 5), was interesting to read.
Piercing is fashionable and is thrilling to some people, but this man’s appearance is not just threatening to airport authorities but also to the public.These kind of piercings should not be allowed.
K Ragavan, United States

Monday, September 8, 2014

Life is Beautiful 232.

Ram took the phone.The call is from Raj
Hello Ram how are you.I am coming to Dubai coming thursday evening.
Ram.Nice,What time you are arriving.
Raj.I am coming by Emirates landing there at 9A.M.
Ram.Nice,I will come and pick you.
Raj.You are taking too much trouble Ram.
Ram.What trouble.Do n't be silly.
Raj.O.K. Today  i mailed some important matters to you to cover in your Media.
Ram.I will see .
Raj.That is regarding the recent Nuclear deal signed by  Indian Prime Minister Modi with his Australian Counter part.This may take a good turn in Indo Australian relation ship in the coming days.
Ram.I read it in the paper.Here  i saw the coverage from the local news papers.It is a good turning point in the Indian History.I will see once i reach home.Now i am out side.Take care,see you on Thursday.
Ram reached home saw the messages Raj sent.He also replied his message.
Next day morning he received a call from Kathambari
Good morning Ram,How are you.Hope you have enjoyed the pooja.
Ram.It was  nice.Prasanna also enjoyed the pooja.
Kathambari.Nice,what he said.
Prasanna. The arrangements,food Prasadam and your Mum's hospitality.What is your Mum's comment about Prasanna.
Kathambari.Mummy was happy  about his behavior and pleasing manners.
Ram.Every body like Prasanna.How about you.
Kathambari.Me too like him.Good decent guy.I have for gotten  to tell you what for i called you
Ram.Tell me
Kathambari.Atkinson won't be available today.He is having  some guests.
Ram.O.K.i Will see you in the office.Bye now
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Tribute to Director M.Saravanan 315.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from Tamil film industry is none other than Director M.Saravanan.Started his career with Stalwart Director A.R.Muruga doss and later with his blessings directed his first venture Engeyam Eppodhum  Won SIMHA award for best  Debutant Director is worth to be mentioned here.With new comers he handled the subject very well.The latest movieIvanVeraMathiri was fast and  Vikram Prabhu ,  Vamshi Krishna ,Ganesh Venkatraman,and Surabhi done their roll very well Under Saravanan's Direction.The Picture was fast  and nice Cinematography by Shakthi are the main highlights of the movie.In his Half decade film career this Namakal man has given two remarkable movies which i have seen.I am confident this talented Director will grow every year like his native Lord Anjaneya.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Up coming Director.
See You Next Week,

Friday, September 5, 2014

Article 367.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 6 Sep 14(367).

Away from home

Human mind is fickle. I have completed almost six months in Denver and it is time for departure to my home country, India. While on the one hand, I am happy that I will reunite with my family, especially grandchildren, I am also upset that I will miss my great friends in Denver. I recently watched a Malayalam movie, Bangalore days, which was filmed in my home city, Bangalore. That made me nostalgic about my hometown again. I console myself saying no one can be at different places at the same time. 
K. Ragavan 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Life is Beautiful 231.

Ram reached home.In the evening he received a call from Vasanthy.
Vasanthy .Ram, Happy to see you today .
Ram.Me too Vasanthy.How are you.
Vasanthy.I am fine.I am happy Kathambari likes Prasanna and Prasanna  also.Today i was watching in the Pooja Both are good pair. .I am waiting for Kathambari's marriage .
Ram.Yes,both are good match. You can ask Kathambari about her wish.
Vasanthy.I am waiting for the opportunity.So far  i could n't get.
Ram.Prasanna is a nice boy.I know him for long time.He is the only son.He works for a good Pharmaceutical company and Hand some too.With out any good habits.
Vasanthy.What,with out any good habits.
Ram.I mean today every one has got drinking habit and gambling.He does n't have this habits.Just for fun i mentioned good habits .Because today's symbolare this habits.Vasanthy.Oh,My god i have taken a back.I was praying he should be like my Ram.
Vasanthy.No doubt,my beautiful Vasanthy.I love you so much.
Vasanthy.Itoo,OK.Ram i Will call later.Bye now.
After  finishing that call Ram went for a Walk.
He was also happy after long time he spoke to Vasanthy.Her sweet voice and beautiful expressive eyes Ram always admire.Soft,gentle,and above all more patience of her qualities Ram always like.
By that time he got a call from Prasanna.
Hello sir,you are at home
Ram.I am walking.Tell me
Prasanna.Today's pooja was nice.I enjoyed
Ram.Only Pooja
Prasanna.And the Hospitality by both Kathambari and her mother i enjoyed.
Ram.Nice.You like them
Prasanna.Yes sir.Nice family.
By that time Some body was calling Ram
He has to  say bye to Prasanna.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

My Comment in Thendral USA IN sep.14.

அன்புள்ள ஆசிரியர் அவர்களுக்கு  தங்களின் ஆகஸ்ட்  இதழ்  அற்புதம்.
வரதராஜனின்  நேர்முக  அறிமுகம் நன்றாக இருந்தது. வங்கியில் வேலை பார்க்கும் நாட்களில் இருந்து இன்னமும் நாடகத்தில் அவர் சேவை தொடர்ந்து கொண்டிருப்பது பாரட்டதக்க  வேண்டிய விஷயம். 
தொலை காட்சியில் அவரின் வாசிப்பு அழகிய உச்சரிப்புடன்  எல்லோரையும் கவர்ந்து  கொள்ளை கொண்டிருப்பதில்  வியப்பு இல்லை.அரசியல் ,சினிமா பிரமுகர்கள் அத்தனை பெரும் அவர் மிது மிகவும்  நட்பும் மதிப்பும் வைத்திருப்பவர்கள்.இனிமையாக பழக  கூடியவர் .பல திரை படங்களிலும் பங்கேற்றவர். நாடகமேடையில் ,தனக்கென்று ஒரு பாணியை நிலை நிறுத்தியுள்ளார் என்று சொன்னால் மிகையில்லை .பிரபலங்கள் சோ ,பாலச்சந்தர் ,போன்றவர்களிடம் பாராட்டு பெற்றிருப்பவர் .இவரின் நேர்முக   அறிமுகத்தை வாசகர்களுக்கு ,அளித்த ஆசிரியர் குழு அவர்களுக்கு என் பாராட்டுகள்.
ஒவ்வொரு ,மாதமும் தென்றல் சுகம் மிக அழகாக உள்ளது.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tribute to IlayaRaja.

இன்னிசை ராஜா திரு இளையராஜாவை பற்றி சில வரிகள். .
.இளைய தலை முறையின் இன்னிசை ராஜா வாக நாற்பது வருடங்களுக்கு முன் ,இந்த ராஜாவை ,அன்னக்கிளி படம் மூலம்,தமிழ் திரையுலகுக்கு அறிமுகபடுத்திய பெருமை கதாசிரியர்,வசனகர்த்தா ,தயாரிப்பாளர் திரு.பஞ்சு அருணாச்சலத்தை சேரும்.மச்சானை ,பாத்திங்களா ,பாட்டை அன்னக்கிளி படம் மூலம் கொடுத்த இந்த இசை மேதை பல வெற்றி படங்களை மேன் ,மேலும் கொடுத்து தமிழ் ரசிகர்கள் உள்ளத்தில் நீங்காத இடம் பெற்றுள்ளார் ,என்று சொன்னால் மிகையில்லை.பல முன்னணி இயக்குனர்களுடன் பணியாற்றிய பெருமையும் ,இந்த மதுரை ,ஜில்லாவை சேர்ந்தவரை சேரும்.இசை துறையில் சாதனங்கள் ,அதிகம் இல்லாத ,அந்த நாட்களில் ,கிராமாந்திர பாடல்கள் மூலம் ,வெற்றிக்கொடி நாட்டியவர். இனிய புன்முறுவல் திகழும்முகம் , இனிமையாக பழகும் சுபாவம்,தன்னடக்கம் இவை இவருடன் கூட பிறந்தது. .,பல பாடலர்களை அறிமுகபடுத்திய பெருமையும் இவருக்கு உண்டு.இன்று இவரை பற்றி நான்கு வரிகள் ,எழுத தோன்றியது. உலகம் முழுவதும் வாழ்கின்றதமிழர்களின்உள்ளங்களிலும்இந்த
இசைராஜா இடம் வகித்து உள்ளார் என்று சொன்னால் மிகையாகது.இவர் மேலும் ,பல சாதனைகள் புரிந்து  நீண்ட  ஆயுளுடன் வாழவேண்டும் என இறைவனை வேண்டுகிரியன்.