Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Letter Published in Gulf News  UAE on 1 Jan 2015Protect citizens
`The Gulf News report about India scaling up offensive against terrorism after rebels kill 80 villagers in Assam was sad to read (‘India scales up offensive against terrorism after rebels kill 80 villagers in Assam,’ Gulf News, December 27). The Indian Northern state of Assam is often facing militant attacks causing more civilian casualties. The state government and central government should have new strategies to eradicate this menace. I am happy the home ministry has taken stringent measures to counterattack the militants. Ultimately, civilians should be protected.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Letters Published in 2014

2014   At a Glance
My Letters and Articles Published  on Various Papers in 2014
1.The New Indian Express India     42
2.Bangalore Mirror  India                1
3.Deccan Herald India                      3
4.Gulf News  UAE                           6
5The Gulf Today   UAE                 51
6.The National UAE                      79
7. I ndia Abroad  USA                      4
8.Thendral Tamil Magazine  USA    4
Total                                                 190.           

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Life is Beautiful 248.

Prasanna took the phone.Ram was in the other line.
Prasanna,How are you.
Prasanna.I am fine.Tell me Sir
Ram.Just now i received a Call from Kathambari;s Mother.She is asking us to come to their house Tomorrow.
Prasanna.Is it What for
Ram.She will be  announcing the boy  which she has selected for Kathambari.
Prasanna.What time we have to go.
Ram.Since tomorrow Holiday we all can go in the morning.I will come to your place at 10AM along with Raj.
Prasanna.Good Sir,I will be ready at 10.A.M.
Ram.Any other news
Prasanna.Nothing sir, He does not want to tell My sore development regarding Ananda rao's relative girl for him.After seeing the announcement from Vasanthy he wants to tell that matter.
 Dubai was getting for the New year's celebrations.This year they expect lot of International visitors.
Ram 's car was  going slowly because of the heavy traffic.To reach Galadari round about it took twenty minitues than the normal time ten minitues.While going Raj was asking Prasanna.
You  told you will be telling your decision  today.
Prasanna.Yes,let us see  the announce ment from Madam Vasanthy.
Raj.Today i received a Message from my office.
Ram.What is that.
Raj.Regarding the recent release of Aamirkhan's  movie  PK. People like this movie from Raj Kumar Hirani.
Ram.Earlier Munna bhai,3Idiots was also nice.
Prasanna.I heard some organisations objecting
Ram.I was also seen in the T.V.
Raj.The Censor Board has already approved this movie.I do n't think there will be problem for this/
Ram.You are right Raj.My point as long as Religon and Sentiments  respected no problem.A friend told  me picture is good.I have not seen.
By that time the traffic was over and their car started moving.
See You Next Week,

Monday, December 29, 2014

Tribute to Writer R.Maha Devan . (Devan). 331.

Today i  remembered another interesting  personalty from the Tamil literary World is none other than writer Devan.His real name was R.Mahadevan   and  he  is known   through his pen name Devan.In his short span of life he has done a wonderful work  through his fiction stories and  popular  dedective story Thupariyum Sambu. Started his career with the Popular Magazine  Ananda Vikatan as Sub editor.His stories are made in Small screen  as well as big screen is worth to  be mentioned here.  Film   Gomathiin Kathalan was very popular in those days acted by the Late actor T.R.Ramachandran and late Savithri.Mister Vedantham and SriMan Sudharsanam was his  famous NovelsHe has contributed many short stories,novels,travel articles and current affairs.Many of his work was published through famous publisher Alliance.I have read   few of his creations.Those are,Mr Vedantham,Thuparium SambuMy thili,Miss Janaki,Lakshmi kadaksham,Justice Jaganathan,and C.I.D.Chandru.I am unable to recollect some more.Incidently he also hails from Tanjore Distrct where many talented people  on various walks of life born. Even though he has departed  from us Devan's beautiful creations are with us.Today i am very happy to tribute this Great Stalwart.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, December 28, 2014


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 29Dec 14

Letters: December 29, 2014

Readers write to Gulf News about issues affecting them and their community
  • By Gulf News readers
  • Published: 15:25 December 28, 2014
  • Gulf News
Writing to the paper
I have been reading Gulf News for more than two decades and I want to share my association with readers. I still remember my first letter was published in Friday magazine on December 31, 2004. The letter was my comment on the article about scientist Krishna Murthy Kannan. Then, in June 2006 June I joined the Gulf News Readers Club (GNRC) as a member.
Since then I have been contributing letters to Gulf News despite my departure to my home country, India, in 2009. I have seen the development of Gulf News both in Nation and Views in the issues they have covered over the years. I always remember Gulf News and cherish my first letter published and the moment I became a member of GNRC.
Exactly on December 31 this year, I will be completing a decade contributing in various ways to the UAE’s leading newspaper. I am once again thanking Gulf News for a long association.
From Mr,K.Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Saturday, December 27, 2014


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 28 Dec 14       Moral obligation
Corporate companies should have moral obligations to protect civilian safety. The example of the recent cancelation of the movie released through Sony Entertainment Pictures was well founded. Measuring any political climate is an important concept for corporations. Apart from entertainment, health, food and education, civilian safety is important.
From Mr Ragavan Krishnamachary
Bengaluru, India

Friday, December 26, 2014

Article 383.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 27 Dec 14 (383).

Best asset

I love to make new friends, not necessarily through social media. Whenever I come across a friendly person, I extend my hands of friendship. 

I was travelling in India from Bengaluru to Trichy by train recently. I got acquainted with a businessman from Mysore. We exchanged our phone numbers. After a week, I forgot about the person. However, I was pleasantly surprised when he called me to wish in advance for the new year.

It is my experience that, mostly, train friends do not continue their friendship once they alight at their destination. This person proved different. Of all things in life, such friendship is the best asset.

K. Ragavan


Letter Published in Gulf News  on 27 Dec 14 Creating harmony
I found the story about Syrians of all religions living in harmony an interesting read (‘Praying for peace in a war-torn land,’ Gulf News, December 23). Syria has already lost its charm after being stuck in a civil war for years. It is high time the Syrian government should realise what is best for the people and make peace and harmony among its citizens to help stabilise the region. Will Syrian President Bashar Al Assad revive this in the New Year?
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy New Year.

Advance Wishes to all Members of Google, group A Very Happy And Healthy New Year.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bengaluru  India on 24 Dec 14
House Disrupted
Your Power &Politics  made for an interesting read (TNIES,Dec 21)The recent allegations and charged levelled by Mamta Banerje against Modi and her protest against the NDA Government is a dramatic development.This despite her ministers being involved in the much -talked Saradha scam.
TMC leaders did not allow Parliament to function due to their agitations.Do they realise  the amount of tax payers money they have wasted by  disrupting parliament?


Letter Published in The National UAE on 24 Dec 14How will Modi break through?
Your story, Modi’s deafening silence on hindu conversions (December 22) was good to read.
Opposition parties  take Mr Modi’s silence as aggravating the situation.
All the political parties should realise how much money a non-functioning parliament costs. Will this logjam be solved in the country’s interests?
K Ragavan, India

Monday, December 22, 2014

Life is Beautiful 247.

After the Lunch Meeting Ram was waiting for his Vasanthy's call.He was anxious to know his Beautiful Vasan thy's selection for Kathambari.The same time Kathambari was thinking what is her Mother's choice.She was little restless.Then thought of calling Prasanna  and ask him directly about his decision wheather he likes or not.The same time Prasanna was also thinking the same.
Kathambari  took the mobile started dialing Prasanna.After seeing her number Prasanna  was surprised.
Kathambari.Hi,Prasanna,How are you.
Prasanna.I am fine.How are you.
Kathambari.I am asking you one question,please tell me  frankly with out mistaking me.
Prasanna.I wo n't mistake.Tell me
Kathambari.I like you,love you.Do you like me.Because i have to tell my mum.
Prasanna was  very happy to hear this from her.
Prasanna.Really, I am very lucky.I too love you.
Kathambari.Thank you.I can tell my Mumma today.But Mumma has   got a boy in her mind.But i will convince her.
Prasanna.Hope you will convince her.
Kathambari.Thank you for the reply.I am very happy and i am flying in the air with joy.
Prasanna.Me too Kathambari Ilove you,
Kathambari.Love you too,See you later.
After that Conversation Prasanna received a Call from Ananda Rao.
Prasanna.Hello Uncle,How are you.What for you called
Ananda rao.Hope your mother might have told about your Marriage proposal.My niece horoscope suited your horoscope.If you come to Mysore next month you can see the Girl and fix the  marriage date.
Prasanna.Uncle, I will talk to my mother.
Anandarao.O.K.Prasanna.Bye now.
Prasanna was shocked about this development.
By that time his Mobile was ringing.
(to be Continued0.
See You Next Week,

Tribute to Cinematographer N.Balakrishnan 330.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the Tamil film  industry is none other than Late Cinematographer N.Balakrishnan.He has worked with all top class Directors viz, Late Sridhar,K.Balachander,Visu  and others.In his  Six decades film career he has given many remarkable films.He has also contributed  few Hindi films.With out much advancement  in  Equipment  he has done a Wonderful work in Sivaji Ganesan ,Kanchana starer Sivantha Man Directed by Late Sridhar is worth to be mentioned here.The Shot  Pavai yuva rani  song was superb..I have seen few films of this Doyen.Those films are ,Sivantha Mann ,Irukodugal,Ethir Nichal,Ithaya kani,Nootruku Nuru, Vazveye Mayam,Samsaram Athu Minsaram, and some i could n't remember.He was one of the few Cinematographers widely respected  in the film industry.  He has  also worked with  all the top class actors  of Yesteryear.His indoor work on  films like,Irukodugal,Ethir Nichal,and Samsaramathu Min saram  was remarkable.Even though he  is not with us today but his Memorable movies are in front of us.Today i am very happy to tribute this Great Stalwart.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, December 21, 2014


Letter Published in Deccan Herald Bengaluru India on 22Dec 14 (People's Problem Column)
Street lights not working
Many street lights are do n't work properly between Kanakapura main road Gublala gate and Gublala main road.Pedestrians find it difficult to takethis road after 7PM. Residents  of Gublalaand Mantri Tranquil apartments  are the main sufferers.Besides ,just one street light workswhile entering to Mantri tranquil.Since theroad is full of patches , well maintained lights needed.The authorities concerned should and  do the needful.
Gubalala main road

Friday, December 19, 2014


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 20 Dec 14      Already not allowed
Cyberbullying is technically not permitted on social media sites. Despite many bullying incidents, it is a great offence and legally they will be punished. Anything legally allowed can be followed in the social sites. Today cyberbullying is a real threat.
From Mr Ragavan Krishnamachary
Bengaluru, India
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Article 382.

Article  Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 20 Dec 14,(Article 382)

Right path

A friend was talking with me about today children’s interests. He said most children are interested in watching TV cartoons, playing games on the Internet and going to pizza joints. 

Last week, I went to a friend’s place. His son’s friend made a visit. When we were discussing about his hobbies, he said his passion was writing for children magazines and taking part in social activities. He praised his parents for the encouragement. 

I was thrilled to hear that. While one section of children fails to utilise the available resources properly, there are others like this boy who develop a passion to do something worthwhile. If children are guided on a proper path, they can do wonders. 


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Life is Beautiful 246.

After the heavy lunch Raj started the topic.
Kathambari, the lunch was nice.I like the Badam cake.
Kathambari.Thank you.That was made by my Mum.She makes  sweets nicely
Raj.  I See. all items are delicious particulrly onion Sambar.
Vasanthy.Thank you for your compliment.I love cooking.
Raj. Cooking is an art.All can not cook nicely.
Ram.Yes,all can not cook with tasty.
Kathambari.Yes,You are right.Mummy cooks very nicely.
Raj. Kathambari is smart,intelligent and well mannered .The person who is going to marry her is lucky.
Vasanthy.I am also thinking to  perform her marriage.Thinking to look for a good suitable boy here in Dubai.
Ram.Good idea.Kathambari Mother's idea is good.What you say.
Kathambari. What ever Mum's decision i will follow.
Vasanthy.Thank you dear.If you have any one in your  mind  tell me frankly.
Kathambari.Thank you Mum.You give me two days time.I will tell.
Vasanthy.Why two days.
Kathambari.I have to find out from that person wheather he likes me or not.
Vasanthy.  Is he in Dubai.
Vasanthy.O.K. If both like each other I can perform the Wedding.  But in my mind i was thinking one proposal for her. Now i do n't  want to think that.
Ram.Nice to hear from your mind.Can you spell out
Vasanthy.He is a Good smart Intelligent boy.I like him.But how far Kathambari likes ----
Ram.Name the person.
Vasanthy.I want to talk to his parents in India.
Kathambari.Mum ,Who is he.
Vasanthy.But i give first preference  to  your  choice.
Raj.Good decision Madam.
Ram.Hope to know the boy's name with in two days.
Kathambari.Mum can you  tell your choice name.
Vasanthy.I will tell once you tell your name.
Kathambari.O.K. Mum.
Vasanthy.Before Raj leaves  the boy's name will be announced.
Raj.I am also eagerly waiting to hear the name of the lucky guy who is going to marry Kathambari.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tribute to Kailash Satyarthi 329.

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality who won the Nobel Peace Prize along with Education Campaigner MalalaYousufzai. Few days back it was a proud moment for India when Kailash received the Prestigious Nobel Prize in Oslo.Many people have established their names in their own  field  but  Kailash has established his name internationally in the most sensitive area Child abuse  and Protection.He started his campaign  many decades before and his work was rewarded recently.Even though he was not recoganised for long time now he was bestowed the Nobel Prize is a
welcoming one.More than 80 ,000 children has been rescued by his campaign was really app laudable.His main mission is to  give education to children,their safety and above all they should  be respected in the Society.I am happy with long sincere struggle he was  honored.Children are the  future assets for any nation.They need Education,regard and respect from the society.Iam really proud to mention here Indians are acknowledged Globally in all walks of life and Satyarthi is one great example.Today i am very happy to tribute this Wonderful Human being.
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in The New Indian Express BengaluruIndia on 15 Dec 14
Modi's Strategy
Power &Politics (TNSE Dec14)was meaningful and thought provoking.Prabhu Chawla has rightly   analysed  present industrial scenario  and the future plans implemented byNarendra Modi. His past leadership  in Gujarat and the current strategies will  lead to a vibrant  industrial nation  with good governance.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Article 381.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE  on 13Dec 14 (381).

Forget us not

For senior citizens like me, a morning walk helps a lot. I have not only improved my health, but also made good friends. For the past few days, I missed my morning walk as I was away from my home city, Bengaluru. When I met a friend, he enquired about my health and said he missed me at the walking zone. I am happy that there are still caring people in this world. 

When it comes to senior citizens, friends should always ascertain the cause for absence, so that they can be of help in case there is a health need.  
K. Ragavan

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Life is Beautiful 245.

Ram ,Raj and Prasanna was welcomed by Kathambari.She took them to the Central hall.
Kathambari.Welcome to our home.You can take Juice now  and Lunch we  can take after ten minitues.
Kathambari was looking Prasanna.
Prasanna.I too like to take the Juice before lunch.Most of the restaurants provide starter.
Ram was looking for his Beautiful Vasanthy.
Kathambari.Mum will come in two minitues.She is in the Pooja room.
Ram.Any importance today.
Kathambari.Today Hanumanth Jayanthy.She is chanting the slogam.
Ram.My god ,i have for gotten. Hanuman has to give us strength,health and.Courage.Great Hanuman.
Raj.I am very happy still we follow our tradition and Custom in this famous Land.
Ram.Traditional and Cultured people will always follow where ever they are.
Raj.True.I feel more home ly here.
Prasanna.Yes Sir.When ever i come here i feel not only homely but also Beautiful.
By that time the Beautiful Vasanthy entered the hall.
Good after noon every body.Welcome to our small hut.
Raj.Madam,this is not hut.Holy place.We were just  discussing about your house.
Vasanthy.Thank you for your Compliment.My daughter told about you.
Raj.I am honoured.
Vasanthy.How are you RamPrasanna.
Ram.I am fine.How are you.
Vasanthy.I am fine.Today i am more happy you all  have come on this Beautiful day.
Ram was looking at Vasanthy.At this age (50) she was very beautiful and good looking.She was wearing Orange Colur saree  looking more elegant for her.
Vasanthy was also looking at his Beautiful Ram.Ram was wearing cream Colur T.Shirt and no body will tell he is 58.She loves  cream colur and Ram was wearing that made her more happy.
By that time her thinking was disturbed by Kathambari
Come on Guys ,we will go for lunch.
(To be Continued)
See You Next Week,
I am Pre poning Iday earlier .

Tribute to Writer R.Parthasarathy 328. (Indira Parthasarathy).

Today I am going to pen another Wonderful writer from the Tamil literature is none other than Writer R.Parthasarathy Popularly known through his pen name as Indira Parthasarathy.His works has been translated in many Indian languages and other Global languages is worth to be mentioned here.He has contributed many Novels,Plays and Short stories.He was bestowed many awards particularly is the only person awarded both Sakitya Academi Award and Sankeet Natak Akademi Award. He was also awarded Padma Shri in the year 2010.He was born in Chennai where lot of Tamil Magazines was born.His passion was writing and particularly in   Tamil  literature.I Even though he has Contributed many creations i read only Maya Maan Vettai.Most of his Creations are set in the Indian Capitol Delhi and famous Srirangam  .Known for his  simple stories with open mind.His Marupakkam was taken film by the famous  Director Sethu Madhavan speaks his quality of delivery.
Tamil literry World should proud to have this Writer.Today i am Very happy to tribute this talented Versatile award winningWriter.
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in Deccan Herald Bengaluru India on 8Dec 14  (People's Problems Column).
Stray dog menace
A Pack of howling stray dogs take over my apartment complex at Gublala Main  road every night.It is impossible to sleep with the noise.These dogs should be removed from the complex as visitors also hesitate to enter.The concerned authorities should do the needful immediately.
K.Ragavan,Kumar Castles'
Gublala main road

Saturday, December 6, 2014


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 7Dec 14
Immersive gaming  This is the good initiative from the Canadian group. Apart from the social issues portrayed in violent video games - things like child abuse, trafficking, rape and even smoking. It may just be a way to help the society’s younger generations reconnect with responsibilities that we all have.
From Mr Ragavan Krishnamachary
Bengaluru, India

Friday, December 5, 2014

Article 380.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 6 Dec 14 (380)

Smart driver

I had an appointment with a doctor and booked a taxi. The driver arrived ten minutes late. I am a senior citizen and got worried that the doctor may leave. 

 The driver promised to reach in time. He took a shorter route and waded through vehicles with adorable knack. 

I could meet the doctor and it saved me lots of trouble, as he had to prescribe new medicines. I am happy there are still people who understand the needs of others. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Letter Published in THe National UAE on 5 Dec 14 Public role over assault a shame
I refer to the article Sisters fight back at molesters (December 2). It’s sad that such incidents are taking place. It’s even more depressing to know that none of the passengers came to the victims’ aid. I wonder why the passengers kept quiet, because this could happen to their relatives. The lack of public reaction is shameful.
K Ragavan, India

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


My Letter Published in Thendral Magazine in Dec issue 14   தென்றல் நவம்பர் இதழில் ஆஸ்ரித ஈஸ்வரன் நேர்காணல் நன்றாக இருந்தது. ஒவ்வொரு இதழிலும் பல வேறுபட்ட பிரபலங்களை அறிமுகபடுத்தும் , உங்கள் இதழை பாராட்டுகிறேன்.13 வயதில் ஆட துவங்கி பல வெற்றிகளை சந்தித்து ,தற்போது தன்னை விட பெரியவரை வென்று சாதனை படைத்தது உண்மையிலையே பெரிய சாதனை தான் . அவர் மென்மேலும் பல வெற்றிகள் பெற்று ,அமெரிக்காவிற்கும் இந்தியாவிற்கும் பெருமை தேடி தரட்டும் என மனமார வாழ்த்துகிறேன் .

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Letter Published in The National UAE On 3 ,14
Expatriates are grateful
I witnessed many colourful National Day celebrations when I was working in the UAE.
There is much to celebrate, because every year sees growth in all areas, particularly infrastructure. K Ragavan, India

Monday, December 1, 2014

Life is Beautiful 244.

Dubai was busy with National day celebrations .All the important roads was blocked.Ram 's car was
detained near Galadari  round about waiting for the signal.Along with him Raj and Prasanna was sitting .Raj,How are you Prasanna.How is your mother.
Prasanna.I am fine Mother also fine.
Ram. I do  n't think we will reach Kathambari's place before 12 for lunch.
Prasanna.No sir,now the time is only 11-20 .We can easily reach before 12P.M.
 Raj.Prasanna ,you are not in your usual mood.Tell us what is the matter.
Prasanna.Nothing sir
Ram.Do n't feel shy .Tell us.We are your friends.
Prasanna.Yesterday mother spoke to me.She got a horoscope from Ananda rao for me.
Ram.Good news,Why you are up set.
Prasanna.I am not thinking my marriage now.
Ram.You have any body in your mind.
Prasanna. No.
Ram.Then  why you hesitate .Anandarao is a good friend of us.His recommendation should be good and math for you.
Raj.Yes Prasanna ,Ram is right.He is a good friend of us.He will suggest good alliance only.
Prasanna.I know. But
By that time the  Green signal came Ali started the Car.
Ram.What But.You have any body in your mind here in  Dubai
Prasanna.I am  liking her.But i do n't know her liking
Ram.Good.Who is that lucky girl.
Prasanna.I feel shy.Now i do n't want to reveal the name now.Give me some time..
Ali.Sir Madam Kathambari's house has come.
Ram saw his watch it was exactly 12.0 P.M.
Ram.I am happy we reached in time.
(to be continued)

See You Next Week


Tribute to Cinematographer Vijay Kumar Arora 327.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from Bolly wood film industry is none other than Vijay kumar Arora known as VijayArora. Beautiful indoor and out door shots  will be more visible in his movies. He has worked with Today's top class actors and Directors.He has contributed nearly Thirty films.All are very good and some are remarkable.I have seen few films of this Cinematographer.Those films are DhamaalDus,Virudhh,Jungle,Kurukshetra, Vaastav,Astitva,and Rakht.Rakht was a remarkable movie with Sanjay dutt,Sunil Shetty, Biphasha Basu and many others.
The movie was nicely shot in different locations Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.Bolly wood films known for it's locations and excellent Cinematography.Easteryear Cinematographers have played a very important role even though much advancement instruments  was available.Today with  latest advancements in equipments  young talented technicians have come was a  welcoming aspect in film industry of all languages particularly Tamil film industry.Today i am happy to tribute this talented technician.
See You Next Week,