Thursday, December 31, 2015


My Comments for 2015 in the following papers Web Site is 384.
The Hindu,Deccan Chronicle,Deccan Herald,Hindustan Times,DNA EPaper,The New Indian Express,and Bangalore Mirror.Gulf News,The Gulf Today,The National ,Kh aleej Times,UAE.
My Tweets 4300 (From 2009 Oct to 2015 Dec 31.till 3P.M.).
My Blog Creativity Tribute Column 383.(From 2008 to dec 31 2015).
Life Is Beautiful Story 300 Episodes in My Blog Creativity (From 2010 March To31 Dec 2015).
With Warm Regards,
K.Ragavan Krishnamachary31-12-15.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 At a Glance.

2015 At A Glance
My Letters and ArticlesPublished on Various Papers.
1.The New Indian Express,India      39
2.DeccanHerald     Bengaluru ,India   2
3.Gulf News Dubai,UAE                   105
4.The Gulf Today Sharjah UAE         52
5.The National AbuDhabi   UAE        19
6.T hendral Magazine USA                 11
                  Total                                228
With REgards,


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 31 Dec 15   ,A sour 2015
When you look at 2015, it wasn’t a good year in terms of international safety and natural disasters. Terrorism was more visible in the global scenario vis a vis the Paris attacks, Mali, Nigeria and many others, the kidnapping of children in Nigeria and Daesh domination in many countries. Other than some climate change deals, not much more political changes happened in many countries.
In the largest democratic country, India’s parliamentary functions were disrupted by the Opposition and this was not a healthy sign for the country’s development.
The UAE has shown dramatic development both in infrastructure and international bilateral relationships, which was a good sign.
Before concluding my observations on 2015, I am wishing the millions of Gulf News readers a very happy and healthy new year and I pray for a wonderful 2016 with peace and harmony.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Life is Beautiful 300.

Evening the reception was nice and  all enjoyed the music of Bollywood  songs...The food was so delicious with two variety of sweets and North Indian dishes.Most of the Arabic guests enjoyed the Indian dishes.Atkinson was delighted with the crowd  especially many  dignitaries from Dubai government because of Kathambari's  contacts.Ram's friends was  also presented .Mr Lizioli could n't  attend because of some personal work. Vasanthy came to reatRam 's chair.
Ram,hope you are enjoying the programme.
Ram.Yes,i am enjoying.You made this wedding  a great event.
Vasanthy.Thank you.Prasanna's Mother  is very happy.Every thing is going in our  Style and tradition.
Ram.Yes,i was watching the Sweets,and other items you have exhibited  in the hall.
Vasanthy.Thank you.Kathambari and Prasanna looking very beautiful.
Ram.They are made for each other.
Vasanthy.What about us
Ram was smiling.
After that they went for dinner.
Kathambari came  to the Dinner hall with Prasanna.She was wearing Orange Colur silk saree with matching blouse.Prasanna was wearing  beautiful raymond green suit.He was  asking every body to take  dinner.
Murthy.We are all enjoying your wedding.Food is delicious.Decoration and your Mother in law's hospitality   beautiful.We never  feel that we are in a foreign country.
Srivatsava.Yes,Murthy is right.The arrangements,hospitality ,food  and our accomodation  is superb.
Prasanna.Thank you sir.Have dinner slowly.Enjoy your  dinner.
After that Prasanna and Kathambari went to receive the other guests.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Happy New Year.

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Monday, December 28, 2015


Letter Published in The National UAE on 29, Dec ,15,
Why did Modi go to Pakistan?This is a dramatic development India's prime minister visiting his counterpart in Pakistan.
Personal relationships will certainly yield better ties and bilateral relationships between these two important countries in one of the planet's pivotal regions.
Will Mr Modi's visit have any effect on peace between the two countries? We will have to wait until next year. But at least we are ending 2015 on a positive note. I hope that 2016 will bring more peace and stability to the region.
K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Cinematographer Sudhin Majumdar 383.

Today i am going to pen  an  another interesting film personality from Bollywood film industry is none other than Late Cinematographer Sudhin Majumdar.In his five decades career he has worked with top class actors of YesteryearLate Shammi Kapoor,Dharmendra,ManojKumar,Shashi Kapoor,Randhir Kapoor,Shatrughan Sinha,SharmilaTagore,Babita, Jitendra. and many others .He was associated with Late Director Manmohan Desai for many of his  films as  Camera Operator  and later become independent.Known for his good frame work  both indoor and outdoor.With out much advancement in technical equipment's he has done a brilliant work in many films.Particularly Anmol Moti  taken in  under water directed by S.D.Narang if i am right.I have seen few remarkable movies  of this Stalwart.
Those movies are,Parvarish,Anmol Moti,Shaitaan,Pathar ke sanam,Rampur Ka Lakshman, and Kaajal..Few films i could n't remember.Today i am very happy to tribute this Late Stalwart for his Memorable frame works
See You Next Week

Sunday, December 27, 2015


Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 28,Dec 15,
Will Vikas Purush Deliver?
The Power &Politics(TNIES December 27)article by Prabhu Chaewla was thought provoking and meaningful.Now the time has come to Modi to prove his Vikas Purush image .Will Modi deliver and prove himself  as the real Vikas purush?

Friday, December 25, 2015

Article 435.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 26 Dec 15 (My Article 435)

Wheels of joy

I often wonder about the revolutionary changes in railways. In my earlier days in India, I enjoyed the sound of steam engines when the trains entered the stations. Later, steam engines were replaced by diesel engines and today we have the electric engines.

The duration of travel has been considerably reduced and travelling itself has become more comfortable. 

My friend who had visited Dubai recently was full of praise for the Metro service. “When I got down and I was told that the Metro is operated without a driver, I almost fainted. The stations are also so clean,” he told me. 

“That’s why everyone loves the UAE,” I replied. 
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 23 Dec 15,Power politics
The report on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was good to read (“Kejriwal says document raid was meant to intimidate Delhi government”, Gulf News, December 16). A recent raid by India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at the house of Kejriwal’s secretary, among other places, is the latest development in Indian politics. The CBI has raided 14 places, and legally, it is valid. But the reaction by Opposition parties was unnecessary. Comments made by Kejriwal provoked the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and they exchanged heated words. Whatever the reasons from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Kejriwal should mind his tongue before raining ire on Narendra Modi, a man who was elected by the people of India, and not just at the state level. In politics, anger, frustration, and vendettas should be controlled. Ultimately, power plays are easy to see.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Life is Beautiful 299.

Next day the marriage auditorium was filled  with different dignitaries of various fields.Some of the local people who are friends to Kathambari enjoyed the  South  Indian breakfast Dosai,Idly,Vada by Venus caterers.Most of the guests from Media and Pharma industry.Kathambari was wearing  a Blue silk saree and Prasanna was wearing the traditional Dhoti and  both were looking very  good match and all the people blessed them.Vasanthy was also happy to receive her friend came from Chennai.
Vasanthy was introducing to Kathambari and Prasanna to her friends.Prasanna's mother never expected the marriage  like Indian  style with Pundits chanting mantras.After the Muhurtam Prasanna and Kathambari came to Vasanthy got her blessings.Then they went to  Prasanna's mother,Ram and others.Raj took many snaps .Murthy and Srivatsava was very happy to see their  Employee got married in  the Golden Country.Murthy has read Washingtanil Thirumanam story in Vikatan and now watching the real Dubail Thirumanam of Prasanna.All were happy exchanging wishes.
By that time Sulai man of CBD Bank came.
Sulaiman.Madam,i was little late.My car was broke on the way.Then Rakesh came and picked me  to the auditorium.Sorry for the delay.
Vasanthy.No problem,you are in time.Come have our Break fast.
At that time Rakesh entered the hall.
Sorry to disturb you Mr Sulaiman ,you have left your bag please take.
Sulaiman Wanted to introduce  him to Vasanthy.But Vasanthy  was talking with pundits.
Rakesh.No problem,i have to attend a meeting i am going.Bye
Rakesh left and  after that Vasanthy came.
Sulaiman.Break fast,sweets  all are delicious.I enjoyed
Vasanthy.After noon Lunch you should come and take
Sulaiman.Sure.My friend Rakesh i wanted to introduce to you.But he left
Vasanthy.I see,.
Then Vasanthy went to see the other guests
(tobe continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, December 21, 2015

Tribute to Producer ,Director Subhash Ghai 382.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from Bollywood film industry is none other than Producer ,Director SubhashGhai.Started his earlier days as an actor and later become  a popular Producer ,Director is worth to be mentioned here.He was associated with top class actors Viz,DilipKumar,Late RaajKumar late .,Amrish puri,Anil Kapoor,Shatrugun Sinha,Jackie Shroff, Shahrukhan,Dimple Kapadia and many others.Known for his versatile  direction,Story  and ,Screen play , in many films.Good Cinematography work will be more visible in his movies both in indoor and out door  with Stalwarts VIZ, K.K.Mahajan,Ashok Mehta,Kamalakar rao and Kabirlal.I have seen few remarkable movies of this stalwart.Those films are,Kali charan, ,Hero,Vishwanath,Karz,Krodhi,Merijung,Ram Lakhan,Saudagar,Khalnayak,Trimurti,Iqbal and ,Pardes,He has also formed  an Institute WhistlingWoods International where many talented young people joined here to get trained in  film field of various  positions.He was also bestowed with  National Award for his film Iqbal which he  produced.Today i am very happy to tribute this  Versatile Director.
See You Next Week,

Saturday, December 19, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 20 Dec 15,

Facebook debate: Are we governed by ‘cool’?

Does our intent to ‘be cool’ affect our life choices and our behaviour towards others? It’s a good thing
Mostly cool depends on our minds with our behaviour and talking with others. With groups, cool is exhibited through clothes, eating habits and walking to fit in. Over all, by personal habits or a group’s ‘cool’ behaviour, I think it is a theory to be welcomed. A good, cool topic.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, December 18, 2015

Article 434.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 19 Dec 15 (My Article 434)

Rafi magic

The other day a friend told me he had joined a group of ardent fans of legendary Indian playback singer Mohammed Rafi, who had mesmerised millions of fans with his amazing voice.

The group comprises many senior citizens who have retired from different professions. They meet once a week at a park or restaurant and re-enact the good old songs of Rafi.

Even though they are elderly, my friend told me that he was touched by the enthusiasm of the members and their “young voice.”

It goes without saying that I enlisted in the group instantly as I am an ardent fan of Rafi too.
K. Ragavan


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 19 Dec 15A worldly example
Despite mixed reactions from Germany and other European countries on refugees, Canada’s bold decision to accommodate refugees is laudable (‘Canada leads the world by example’, Gulf News, December 14). Anticipating the good and bad effects of hosting refugees, Canada has no doubt set an example for the world. Hope has been given to many Syrian refugees who will have a peaceful future in Canada.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Life is Beautiful 298.

 Next day morning  Vasanthy . took all the important dresses ,jewels,and other important Silver vessels for the evening function.She called Venus restaurant and Confirmed the  evening menu and other items
for the evening function. Suddenly Vasanthy remembered she has forgotten to  go and  and invite the Bank manager of her bank Commercial Bank of Dubai even though she has sent the invitation by post.She wanted to go and invite him personally. After Kathambari went to office to remind her friends for the evening function Vasanthy took a taxi reached her bank.
She  entered the manager's room
Good Morning Mr Sulai man,How are you
Sulaiman.I am fine,how are you madam
Vasanthy.I am fine.Have you received my invitation
Sulaiman.Invitation ,what invitation
Vasanthy.My  daughter's wedding invitation
Sulaiman.I received one invitation few days back.But i could n't  recognize that is your daughter's.
Vasanthy.Oh,My god.This invitation my daughter Kathambari herself inviting.
Sulaiman.Sorry,i do n't know your daughter's name.
Vasanthy.For that reason only i have come.Please come tomorrow for the wedding.
Sulaiman.Certainly,i will come to the Auditorium.I too want to taste your Idly,Dosa and other items.
Vasanthy.Thank you,come with your family
Sulaiman.She has gone to Jordan.I will come.Have tea
Vasanthy.No,thanks.Just now i had tea.
By that time a new man entered in Sulai man's cabin to take a file.
Sulaiman.Madam,meet our new  Commercial manager
Sulaiman.He is  from India Mr Rakesh
Rakesh.Nice to meet you Then he took the file and left
Vasanthy was shocked to see his face.
After that Vasanthy left the Bank.While going in the taxi she was remembering the past days and never anticipated Rakesh in Dubai.
(tobe continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, December 14, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 15 Dec 15Games delaying progress
It’s a shame that the Indian Parliament was stalled by the opposition party last week (‘Sonia, Rahul accuse BJP of vendetta’, Gulf News, December 9). This was mainly due to the allegation made by the ruling party members when they summoned both Congress party President Sonia Gandhi and her son to court. The Congress party members claimed that this was part of a political vendetta from the ruling party, so they stalled the proceedings of Parliament. This may affect the passing of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill. The ruling party had a recent discussion and compromised with the Congress party about this issue. In the present scenario, will the GST bill be amended? We will have to wait and see.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tribute to Cinematographer Satya Hegde. 381

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the Kannada film Industry is none other than Cinematographer Satya Hegde. He was more facinated with Cinematography he did his diploma in Cinematography in Jayachamarajendra Polytechnic Bengaluru is important. Started his career with B.C .GouriShankar   in his earlier days.He has also worked with Cinematographers viz,H.S.Venu .Das and Rajan.He has More than dozen films to his credit.I have seen only movie of him Myna (Kannada)Brilliant Cinematography by him both Indoor and Outdoor particularly falls, and Castle rock station.Myna was a recent film i enjoyed for it's  beautiful Cinematography  lovely Editing and neat Direction by Naga Shekar. Today all the  regional language films has beautiful Cinematography shows the interest for young  people to choose  Cinematography in their language.
Cinematography is an art  and i have been  writing  in this column irrespective of any language i  salute a person's talent.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Up coming young Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 13,Dec 15Drug prices are too high
Today in the global scenario, medical treatment expenses and drug prices are more expensive, especially in India. Both drugs and hospital expenses are more expensive compared to the per capita income.
Common drugs that cost from two to three rupees from different brands are what is needed. Hypertensive and diabetes drugs should be taken for a life time, but it is not affordable for the common man. Life saving drugs like for cancer, tuberculosis, hypertension, diabetes and antibiotics should be made available in generic names at affordable prices. Already, inflation on daily commodities is high and interest rates on loans are not encouraging for the middle income group. Senior citizens without pensions and the common man are the main sufferers on this issue. Medical expenses are an issue that should be immediately addressed by the government. Having spent three decades in the pharmaceutical industry, this is my view on drug prices and medical treatment.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, December 11, 2015

Article 433.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 12 Dec 15 (My article 433)

Good deed

The other day, I visited a friend’s place after a long time. While we were talking about global warming, I heard lot of noise from the other room. When I asked about it, he replied that his son and his friends were packing some pain relief medicines and biscuits to be sent to the recent rain disaster areas in Chennai.

His son, studying in Grade 8, and his team also collected a small amount of money from the neighbourhood to be sent as relief aid. 

That made me speechless. It is not the amount, but the intention that’s hugely laudable. 

It is good that even children realise the need to rise to such occasions and help the needy. 
K. Ragavan

My Letter Published in Thendral Magazine USA in Dec issue 12 Dec.

நவம்பர் இதழில் வெளிவந்த எழுத்தாளர்   கௌதம நீலாம்பரன் பற்றிய கட்டுரை சிறப்பாக இருந்தது. டாக்டர்  சியாமா , பேரா ;மதுரம் சந்தோசம்
நேர்  காணல்கள் நன்றாக இருந்தன.
பெங்களுரு ,இந்தியா 

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 11Dec 15,
Judiciary is Peculiar
Prosecution failed to establish SalmanKhan's guilt and now Big Boss has been acquitted of charges.Indian Judiciary is peculiar.How ever this is a goodnews  for Bajrangi Bhaijaan's fans.From politics to judiciary any thing may happen at any time in India.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Life is Beautiful 297.

Dear Friends,
 This story is purely  an  imagination   and Characters are  created by me and  incidents are added to this story also  purely imagination.If there is any error kindly ignore and treat this as a story.First time i am adding the day to day incidents.
With WarmRegards,
Next day all the guests  have arrived from India.Ram took them to their  Hotel arranged by Vasanthy.Prasanna's mother was taken to Kathambari's house.
Murthy and Srivatsava was very happy about the arrangements made by Vasanthy
Murthy.Ram,the  arrangements are  made by whom
Ram.Murthy  accomodation by Kathambari's mother and other arrangements by Prasanna and Kathambari.
Srivatsava.I have been planning to visit this Beautiful place for long time but today only it has  fulfilled.Thanks to Prasanna's wedding.
Raj.Yes,this place many wanted to visit but not all are lucky.
Ananda rao.Yes,you are right.The Desert has come up  to this extent is purely on the rulers Vision and good infrastructure.
Raj.When you said Infrastructure  our Chennai was smashed in this rains  due to one main reason  infrastructure. I am not blaming the government fully but there is no  vision for the emergency and storing facilities  like this disaster.
Ram.You are right.Lack of planning and foresight are very much behing in our politics.Hope tamilnadu people should be relived from this horror soon.
Srivatsava.Yes,i am also praying for that.
By that time Vasanthy Called to Ram,Ram  hope all are taking rest.If they find any in convenience
in the hotel we will change to Sheraton.
Murthy.Madam,we are more comfortable here.We are discussing about the beautiful arrange ments made by you.
Vasanthy.Not mine,it is a Combined effort of all our friends.Tcare.We will meet Morning at 7AM in the auditorium.Shankar and his troop is coming by evening flight from Mumbai.
Ram.Thank you.We will be there at 7AM.
Vasanthy.Prasanna's mother is very happy here.She likes Dubai .
Ram.Good.Tomorrow we will meet.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, December 7, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf  News UAE on 8 Dec 15  Infrastructure problem
The heavy flooding causing chaos in Tamil Nadu has been sad to read. Recent Tamil Nadu rains have caused heavy damage with loss of human life and still people are struggling to come out from their houses despite the government’s rescue efforts. This should be an eye opener for other states who are not prepared with their infrastructure in the way of storage facilities and good roads for rainy days or unforeseen incidents like this. Tamil Nadu was neither prepared nor anticipated a flood of this catastrophic nature. The government should be alert on this and create safety measures to save people.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tribute to Cinematographer Sunil Patel 380.

Today i am going to pen another versatile film personality who has created a good impact in the BollyWood  film industry is none other than Cinematographer Sunil Patel.Started his career in  the  leading advertising agency Saatchi &Saatchi and later become an independent Cinematographer.In his two decades film career he has given remarkable movies of both Hindi and Bengali is important.
He has worked with leading actors Viz Hritik Roshan,Saif Ali Khan,Preety Zinta, Shahid Kapoor  Ranbir Kapoor  Priyanka Chopra,,and many others.He was associated with Director Siddarth Anand for many remarkable movies  and captured  millions of fans.Brilliant out door and indoor frame work will be visible in this Cinematographer's films.Even though he has many films i have seen only few remarkable movies of this Cinematographer.Those movies are,Hum Tum,Salaam Namaste,Pyare Mohan,BachnaAe Haseeno,and Teri Meri Kahani.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Saturday, December 5, 2015


Facebook debate: The future of gene editing

Should human gene editing be banned even if it could save us from fatal diseases?Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 6 Dec 15Too many complications
Gene editing may not be helpful. It may lead to high IQs, big muscles and so many other complications and I do think that ethically, it’s not a welcome change. Still Scientists are debating on this issue and most of them are under the opinion all should attend this issue.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, December 4, 2015

Article 432.

Article Published in The Gulf Today on 5Dec 15 (My Article 432)

Joyful occasion

I was busy and missed a call on my cellphone. It was from a friend who lived in the UAE. I was about to call him back and his call came again. 

We spoke briefly and he expressed his deepest wishes on the occasion of my 70th birthday. I was overjoyed with the gesture, as he had already wished me on the social media sites. 

He also informed me that it was quite a wonderful coincidence that the UAE also celebrated its birthday and had declared a holiday. 

Birthdays are a beautiful occasion for celebrations filled with positivity and joy. 

I would love to wish the UAE and its citizens many more such happy occasions.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, December 3, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 4Dec 15,Put it in the past
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaction to the downing of the Russian jet was an interesting read with Erdogan’s apology statement for this unfortunate incident and saying that it will not be repeated in the future (‘Turkish president ‘saddened’ by downing of Russian jet’, Gulf News, November 29). Will Russian President Vladimir Putin consider these valid points and put this incident behind them to restore relations with Turkey? We have to wait and see.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Life is Beautiful 296.

Ravi's house lot of guests were presented Prasanna was also waiting for Ram..Ravi introduced Ram  to his friends .
Ram.I am very happy to see you all on this good Occassion.Meet Prasanna,My friend,Kathambari
and her mother.
Ravi.Thank you Mr Ram  for coming  with your friends.
Ram.Prasanna and Kathambari is going to marry  here in Dubai on Sunday.
Ravi's Father.Great.I read the story of Washingtanil Thirumanam by Late Chavi and today i am hearing Dubaiil Thirumanam a Wonderful news.
Ram.Hope the pooja was over.
Ravi.Just now finished.
Ram.We were late because of marriage arrangements.
Ravi.No Problem sir,you  are gracing this Occassion with   your people.Let us go for lunch.
All Went in side  prayed in front of Lord Satyanarayana.
After finishing the beautiful lunch Ram thanked Ravi.
Ravi.You have given me an opportunity to attend this function with  my  friends. Incidently Prasanna and Kathambari  is going to marry and 
they are getting the blessings of Lord Satyanarayana.
Vasanthy.I request all of  you to grace your presence for my daughter Kathambari's wedding on Sunday here in Indian Consulate Hall.All of you should treat this as my personal invitation
Ravi.Certainly we will come.
Ram.Thank you Ravi,We are making a move.See you all on Sunday.Bye
They left Ravi's house reached Prasanna's place to drop him
Prasanna.Why do n't you all can come up to my house
Vasanthy.No Problem,after marriage  i  will come.
Prasanna.Bye then 
Then Kathambai  droped Ram in his house.
Ram.Thank you .Tomorrow I am going to receive our guests .
Vasanthy.I know.Prasanna told his mother ,Murthy ,and others.See you   on Sunday.Bye
(tobe continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, November 30, 2015

Tribute to Writer Director A.L.Vijay 379.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from Tamil film industry is none other than Writer Director A.L.Vijay.Started his professin  in Advertisement film making later joined with Popular Director Priya Darshan as assistant director.Later he has become an Independent Director and the first film was Keeridam.In his short  span of 8Years film career he has worked with all top class actors Viz,Ajith Kumar, Vijay,Vikram,Arya,Vikram Prabhu,Vivek,Anushika and many others.Even though he has few handfu lof films all are remarkable.Good Screen play,Dialoques and Beautiful Cinematography will be more visible in his films.Thiru,Nirav Shah and Arvind Krishna ,are done    Cinematography  for his movies.I have seen few films of this Director.Those movies are Keeridam,

MadarasaPattinam,Thalaiva,Thaandavam,Saivam,Ithu Enna Maa yam and Deiva ThiruMagal.He was bestowed few awards  for his earlier advertisement film,and film Deiva ThiruMagal is worth to be mentioned here.Madarasapattinam he brought back the old City Chennai  with tram and other areas which  i  can not for get.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Up coming Director.
See You Next Week,

Friday, November 27, 2015

Article 431

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 28 Nov 15(My Article 431)

New language

Learning a new language is an important part of settling into a new city. A few years back I moved from my city to another, and I was not well versed in the local language. While staying at a lodge, I realised its importance. On the day I arrived at the lodge after resting for some time I needed a dose of tea to refresh myself.

I looked for someone around and found the staff there, but alas I tried hard to explain to him my request. I ended up going to the manager and expressed my request for a delicious cup of tea. 

In that moment I realised if I needed to thrive in that city, I needed to learn the local language. I began on a journey to understand, learn and speak the language. I saw movies based purely in the language, talking with as many people to pratise it. 

I believe that as you learn a local language, you learn more about the city and also its culture. I still think of my encounter with the hotel staff wherein I tried to explain in English and he kept replying in the local language.
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE ON 26 Nov 15The ultimate sufferers
The Mali hotel attack was sad and painful to read about. After the recent Paris, France attacks, this brutal attack in the hotel is highly condemned. Whatever be the group that claimed this attack, it is uncivilised and barbaric one. Despite so many recent attacks, the international community has not woken up. The ultimate sufferers are innocent civilians.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Life is Beautiful 295.

Friday after noon Ram was waiting in his house expecting a call a call from Kathambari.Exactly 12.0PM He received a call from her
Ram i will be there in 10mts.
Ram.I will  come down in  
Kathambari.O.K.I asked Prasanna to join with us.He told he will come straight to Ravi's house for the Pooja.
Kathambari.Me and Mum will be there  shortly
Ram was very happy  when Kathambari told her mum also  coming 
After  few  minutes Ram came down by that time Kathambari enteredin her Sunny car.
Kathambari.Good after noon Ram.Come front.
Ram.How are you.
Vasanthy.I am fine.
While going  Kathambari was telling
RamPrasanna has sent the Visas to India.Mum arranged for the accomodation and Venusfor Catering.
Vasanthy.I am praying god every thing should  go smoothly.
Ram.Why you are worrying
Vasanthy.After seeing the rains in Chennai i am worried.Yesterday Fujairah had good rains which was not expected now.
Ram.Do n't worry.Every thing will go peace fully.
Kathambari.I spoke to Shankar Maha devan this morning about his arrival and he confirmed Sunday morning he will come
Kathambari.We have purchased some sarees in Nalli  and Suits for Prasanna from Raymonds.
Vasanthy.Giftsalso i purchased for guests.
Ram.Before marriage we are attending the Satyanarayana Pooja is a good sign.
Vasanthy.Yes,i never expected  today i will attend.We should thanks to your friend Ravi.
Ram.No thanks.It has already written
By that time Vasanthy received a call
Hello,who is speaking.
Hello Vasanthy i am your friend Preethi speaking from Chennai
Vasanthy.Preethi,when yo went to Chennai
Preethi.Vasanthy,i came yesterday  to attend my husband's cousin's marriage and caught in the heavy rains.
Vasanthy.You will come to Kathambari 'smarriage on 8th
Preethi.Another three days is there.I will certainly come.Take care.Bye now
By that time they reached Ravi's house.
(to be continued)
See YouNext Week,

Monday, November 23, 2015


Letter  Published  in The New Indian Express India on 24Nov 15
Country's Interest First
Prabhu Chawla's Power &Politics(TNIE Nov 22)was meaningful and thought- provoking.The  author has well explained how national interest must trump personality  clashes,and how the ruling and opposition parties should put the country's interest before personal interest.

Tribute to Cinematographers Rajan Kinagi ,Harish Joshi 378.

Today i remembered another interesting film personalities from  Bollywood film industry who has worked together for more than three decades as cinematographers  is none other than Rajan Kinagi and Harish Joshi.They worked with all top class actors of Yesteryears  viz  Shashi Kapoor,Tanuja and many others. Popular directors like David Dhawan ,Ravi Tandon and others. They have  given few remarkable films in their career.Good frame work of Indoor and out door shots will be  very visible .
I have seen few of their movies and those movies are, Ek Main Aur EkTu,Khatharnaak,Raja Babu,Mohabbat,Mela,Deewana Mastana,few i could n't remember.Their Combination was very nice and yielded good results..Today i am happy to tribute this Cinematographers who worked to gether
and gave us memorable movies with their out standing work.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 23 Nov 15,Praying for the departed
The demise of Saeed Jaffrey, the 86-year-old Indian-born British actor, is a great loss to the film world (“Saeed Jaffrey: An acting legend remembered”, Gulf News, November 17). He was one of the most versatile and sophisticated actors who established his name in many movies and was popular in theatre, too. I pray for the departed legend and the grieving family members.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, November 20, 2015

Article 430.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 21Nov15  My(Article 430)

Unforgettable Jaffrey

I was watching the news on television about the demise of Indian-born British actor Saeed Jaffrey. Incidentally, that same evening one of my friends had arranged to watch the film Gandhi with other acquaintances at his home. When I informed him about the actor’s demise, he was shocked. 

As per the plan we all assembled at my friend’s residence and discussed the actor’s fruitful career both in theatre and films. The versatile actor had performed a brilliant role as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the film Gandhi. His performances were super in films like Shatranj ke Khiladi and Khudgarz.

We could hardly watch the film as most of our discussion was focused on the unforgettable Jaffrey. 
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lifeis Beautiful 294.

Mysore was raining heavily.Raj was busy with talking to his friend over phone.Another few days the rain will continue was the  announcement from met department.Raj's wife Aarthi brought tea for him.Raj finished his phone conversation and took the tea.
Aarthi.Today morning Prasanna's mom called ,but you are not there.She  asked to call herin the evening
Raj was about to call her ,by that time Some car came.He saw Prasanna's mother and her relative and friend of Ram Anandarao coming in side.
Anandarao.How are you Raj
Raj.I am fine,Please come .How are you Madam
Prasanna's Mother.I am fine
Aarthi.Aunty ,come..Your son 's marriage is coming .\we are all very happy.
Mother.For that i have come to invite you all.You all have to come to  Dubai for the wedding
Aarthi.Thank you aunty.My daughter has some exam in the college.Other wise i wanted to come attend and see Dubai
Raj.Yes madam,because of that she could n't come.Today i received all our visas from Prasanna.
Mother.I see,
Raj.For you,me,Murthy ,his MD,   i received .Ananda rao has got his visa one month back from his son.He is also coming with us on   7Nov.
Mother.How will be Dubai.Any temple is there
Raj.Yes Madam.Krishna temple is there.North indian people is running that.
 nice one.
Mother.Good,This is the Invitation Prasanna sent.I received today.
Raj.Thank you.This is Our house Marriage.We all willenjoy
Mother.I want that  with all your blessings to my son
Aanandarao.Always there madam.Ram  is the main person brought him to this extent and Prasanna will have bright future.
Aarthi.Aunty take this Sweet Kesari
Mother.You have taken trouble aarthi
Aarthi.No aunty,Kesari and Vadai i prepared for our tiffin
Mother.Very nice .Thank you
Aarthi.Coffee or tea i can bring aunty.
Mother.Tea only.
After spending half an hour with Raj,Prasanna's mother and Ananda rao left.
After that Raj was preparing for  his next day interview with a local company in My sore.
(to be continued)
See You Next week

Monday, November 16, 2015

Tribute to Actor Saeed Jaffrey 377.

Today i am going to pen another interesting filmpersonality from the Indian film Industry is none other than Late actor Saeed Jaffrey.In his five and half decades filmcareer he has established his name not only in india but also abroad is worth to be mentioned here.Started his career in theatre  and later came to film industry and earned a very good name. He won many awards and achievement .I have seen few remarkable movies of this Legend.Those movies are,Gandhi,Shatranj ke Khilari,Henna,Masoom,Khudgarz,Ram teri Ganga Maili,Chasme Budoor,RamLakhan,Dil,Ajooba,Mandhi,Saagar,Trimurthi,Achank,and some i could n't recollect.Film world lost a Wonderful Versatile,and Sophisticated actor.The 86 year old actor was liked by the film fraternity both from India and UK. Today i tribute this Legend who passed two days ago when i am writing this Column He made a very good name both in theatre and film world..I Pray for this departed Legend and the greived family members.
See You Next Week

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Letter Published in The National UAE on 15Nov 15,
Bihar polls a lesson for ModiI refer to the news report Modi concedes defeat in key election in Bihar (November 9). I think the main factor that contributed to the defeat of prime minister Narendra Modi’s BJP was the party’s divisive politics as well as its overconfidence. The party must analyse the mistakes it has made and quickly rectify them. Not doing so will prove to be fatal, and the leaders know it well. They cannot take the electorate for granted.
K.Ragavan India

Friday, November 13, 2015

Article 429.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 14Nov 15,(Article 429)

Happy moments

I recently received a happy news that my friend had been blessed with a grandson. I was over the moon for my friend on this beautiful milestone in his life.

My own grandson brings immense joy to me and I believe it is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world. 

Incidentally, the news came when I was explaining the joy of being a grandfather to my neighbour. It’s these little moments that make our lives worthwhile. 

Like when a new baby is born into our lives or when we get married or when we get our first salary. 

These tiny moments are the greatest ones that we continue to cherish throughout.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 13 Nov 15,Over confidence in BJP
It was a dramatic outcome during the Bihar results. The BJP should analyse this defeat for the reasons it occurred and they should have a good strategy for the future elections in other states. The main attributing reasons for this was the unwanted comments from their leaders. Recent intolerance debates and, above all, over confidence. Now they should plan and work for the future elections. Over confidence is dangerous. Will Modi and Shah take up this important call?
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 12Nov 15,Six hours, six days
The six-hour working day is good in a way. This would help employees manage stress and work pressures. Eight hours of working, as a concept, may put people in stress and cause tension. Instead of working five days a week, maybe working six days a week for six hours each day would ease stress and calm employees. This could be tried on a global level.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Life is Beatiful 293.

Thursday  after noon Ram and ,Prasanna  reached Kathambari's place.Vasanthy was receiving them.
Good after noon,welcome.
Ram.Thank you,   Both entered the hall
There Atkinson was sitting with Kathambari
Atkinson.Good after noon Ram.I also  came  just now.
Kathambari.Let s have lunch first.
All went to Dining table .Vasanthy was serving the items.
After the  delicious lunch all came to the hall.
Vasanthy was started the conversation. I welcome  you all for the marriage discussion.I have fixed the marriage on Nov 8 in Dubai Indian association auditorium.The hall was available only on that date and afterwards two months full.I do n't want to post pone this and booked on 8.Luckily Shankar Mahadevan  was also free on that day for the Music programme..Regarding the Visitors  Prasanna  has already applied  for the visas and expected in a day  or two.Still we have one week left.Regarding the Caterer Vens Restaurant will take care of the entire day's requirements for the guests food and tiffin..I expect minimum 300 people on that day including Prasanna 's Mother and other friends.Any question you would like to ask Prasanna.
Prasanna.Where will they stay.
Vasanthy.i arranged  for four days stay in   Holiday inn close to our Marriage auditorium.
By that time Ram received a call.It was Raj from India
Hello Ram,i have sent detailed report on the latest Bihar election reslts.Kindly go through
Raj.Bye now.I am in a meeting
Then all left from Vasanthy's house.

(To be continued)
See You Next Week,


Monday, November 9, 2015

Tribute to Director K.S.Ravi 376.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from Tamil film industry is none other than Director K.S.Ravi. Started his career with Ace Director Mani Ratnam and later become independant.He has worked with all Top actors like Vijaya kanth,Prabhu Deva,Arvind Swamy ,Vijay and many others.In his Two and half decades he has given  few remarkable movies.Fast action, and good dialoques will be visible in his movies.I have seen all his films,Honest Raj,En suvasakatrey,Shajahan,andMr Romeo.Ace cinematographers Ravi K.Chandran,V.Mani kantan and Arthur Wilson contributed beautiful frame work  both indoor and out doorto this Director. Tamil film industry has talented Directors from the begining and now it is growing is not a exaggerated one.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Director  for his good directorial touch in all his films.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 8Nov 15,Consequences of many factors
Today fish populations have reduced significantly due to so many factors. Sharks have reduced to a certain extent, and I think this is one of the major causes. This has affected the living conditions of people who are depending on fishing.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, Indi

Article 428.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 6Nov 15, (Article 428)
Coffee for commentary Every evening, I have a chat with my building friends on various topics. The other day a friend asked me whether any of us remembered the name of any cricket commentator five decades ago.
That was an era when television had not been introduced in India. Commentary was a great attraction on radio. Among the famous cricket commentators, I used to admire two for their great narration, tinged with humour - Ananda Rao and Chakrapani.
I imitated their narration much to the amusement of my friends, who were so impressed that they ordered special coffee for me.
K. Ragavan

Friday, November 6, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 7 Nov 15Further investigation needed
It was sad and painful to read about the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt with 224 on board (‘Egypt crash blamed on ‘external’ factors’, Gulf News, November 3). This is the most recent tragic air accident and the causes of this accident haven’t been ruled out. The real truth of this incident should be investigated. I pray for the victims and the grieving family members.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Life is Beautiful 292.

Wednesday Ram was busy in his routine.That day Mr Lizioli came from Italy.Ram Atkinson,Prasanna ,and Lizioli had long discussions on their future strategies.After noon they went for lunch.While taking the lunch Lizioli received a call from his friend.
Friend.I am sorry to pass this message to you ,our friend Mastroni  died in the recent accident of the Russian plane near Egypt.
Lizioli.Oh my god.Young man gone to see the places.Sorry to hear this.Thank you for your call.
After that he was feeling restless.
Ram. ,your friend passed in the recent tragedy.Sorry
Lizioli.He is my relative also.Running an advertising company in Italy.
Ram,Atkinson,Prasanna expressed their feelings to Lizioli.
Lizioli.What  to do.No one escape from the fate.
After finishing the lunch Ram droped him in Dubai Sheraton.
Atkinson and Ram came back to office.
Kathambari came to Ram's cabin.
Ram, i came to know from Prasanna one of Lizioli's friend died in the Russian plane carsh.I felt
Ram.I also felt very bad.He is young and related to him.He was upset ,We droped him in his hcame back.
Kathambari.This was another big tragedy in the recent months.
Ram.Even though authorities say  there is criminal act i have my doubts
Kathambari.You are right.I came to inquire for this.We will meet tomorrow in my house.
Ram.Yes,We will meet.Tcare
Kathambari.You too,bye now.
After that Ram was busy in preparing that accident for the night news.
Ram left office at 5-30.reached his home at 7PM. due to heavy traffic.
(tobe continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, November 2, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 3Nov 15,Over all popularity untarnished
I found the opinion piece about German Chancellor Angela Merkel to be an interesting read (‘Is it the end of the Merkel era?’, Gulf News, October 28). One has to applaud her three consecutive victories of Merkel and her popularity among the people. The recent refugee crisis that has hit Germany may affect her image among some, but I don’t see her overall popularity being tarnished. The author has nicely analysed her reputation in her party. In politics no one can predict the future of an individual. Let us wait and see whether Merkel’s days are numbered or not. Overall, I think the author has nicely analysed the present German political climate.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tribute to Cinematographer M.Sukumar 375.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the  Tamil film industry is none other than Cinematographer M.Sukumar.Started his career with his brother Jeevan later bcome independent.In his two dedcades career he has given few remarkable films.Good shots both indoor and out door will be visible in his movies.He has worked with Popular Directors like Rajeev Menon,Prabhu Solomon,P.SamuthiraKani and others Today's leading actors Viz,Venkat Prabhu,Siva Karthikeyan,Suri and many others worked with him..Ihave seen few films of this Cinematographer.Those films are,Kumki,NimirnthuNil,Maan Karate,Kaaki Sattai (New),and Mosakutty.He is one of the few upcoming Cinematographers in the tamil film industry.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Up coming Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Article 427.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 31Oct 15,(Article 427).

Flu impact

Falling sick can both be the worst and the best period. It is the best period as everyone around you gives you extra attention and care. It is the worst as it disrupts your daily routine, and ultimately forces you to stay at home. 

Recently, a viral flu stuck me coupled with terrible body pain, high fever and excessive cough. As a result, I was unable to follow my normal routine of going for evening walks as well as meeting my friends.  

Although it was nice to be at home and being cared for was amazing, I terribly missed my daily activities. Finally, when I did return, my joy had no boundaries. 
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Life is Beautiful 291.

Next day Morning Ram received a call from Vasanthy.
Good Morning Ram,How are you.
Ram.I am fine.How are you.
Vasanthy.I am also fine.Why i called you this morning is We can finalize the Wedding date of Prasanna and Kathambari.
Ram.Good news.Which date
Vasanthy.November 8 I fixed  the date.
Ram.So early
Vasanthy.The availability of the Indian Auditorium  was only on 8November.After that two months full.
Ram.Oh My God
Vasanthy.I  booked tickets for Prasanna's Mother,Raj,Murthy ,Srivatsava  for the wedding.
Ram.Lovely ,so fast
Vasanthy.Yes,Shankar Mahadevan has confirmed his availability on 8Nov.
Vasanthy.Regarding Cook i told Venus restaurant people.For Four hundred people
Ram.You have done the arrangements very fast.I appreciate hat.
Vasanthy.Thank you for your Compliments.I want you and Prasanna to come for the final discussion on Thursday.
Vasanthy.See you on thursday.Tcare
Ram.You too take care.Bye
Vasanthy.Sorry for the disturbance to you in the peak morning time.
Ram.Not at all.See you on thursday.
After that Ram was ready for  going to office.
Ali came in time and droped Ram in the office.
By the time Ram entered his cabin he received the call from Atkinson.
Atkinson.Good Morning Ram.Our Client Lizioli is coming on wednesday.
Ram.Yes,i got  the information from Prasanna.
Atkinson.Also i received the  invitation from Kathambari's mother  on Thursday for Discussions
Ram.What discussions
Atkinson.Her wedding date.
Ram.Nice.We will go on that day
Atkinson.Have a Nice day.
After his call Ram was  thinking the fast actions taken by Vasanthy on Kathambari 's wedding date arrangements.He always like her decisions and actions.He was also thinking with proud of his Beautiful Vasanthy.
(To be Continued).
See You Next Week,

Monday, October 26, 2015


Letter Published in The National UAE on 27 Oct 15,Polio workers deserve praise
UAE and Gates foundation to honour polio workers with new award (October 24) was inspiring. The polio eradication programme is commendable, and it is a great initiative to reward the people who have vaccinated so many children in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Editor Suresh Urs 374.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality rom Indian film industry is none other than Editor Suresh Urs.He has edited more than 700 films  of four languages viz,Tamil,Kannada,Hindi and Konkani  is worth to be mentioned here.He was associated with top class Directors Like,Mani Ratnam,Girish karnad,T.S.Nagha bharana,P.Vasu,Bala and Charan. and given memorable movies.He was bestowed  Best Editor for Bombay and Thiruda Thiruda films.I have seen few remarkable movies of this Editor.Those movies are,Thalapathy,Roja,Bombay,Thiruda Thiruda,Kalki,Aahaa,,MinsaraKanavu,Iruvar,Dilse (Hindi)Mugavaree,Amarkalam,Nandha,Minnaley and few i have for gotten.Indian film Editors are acclaimed in all languages for their brilliant work.Suresh Urs is one of the talented Editors that we have today.Today i am very happy to tribute this Wonderful Editor.I am writing this Column with my little knowledge. If any error is there can beignored.
See You Next Week,

Friday, October 23, 2015

Article 426

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 24 Oct 15,(Article 426)

Sincere appreciation

I recently met a friend at a shopping complex in Bengaluru city. He is an electric train driver who lives in Chennai and we met after nearly four years. 

While talking, he recollected a funny incident I had written about years ago in a local newspaper. I was happy and told him that he not only minds the trains, but also trains his mind. 

When I mentioned that I remembered how well he drew cartoons, he giggled. There is nothing like a sincere appreciation to spice up one’s day, right?


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 24Oct 15,Will he bring change?
The opinion piece on Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President, was an interesting read (“Buhari has failed Nigerian Women”, Gulf News, October 19). The newly elected government in Nigeria has completely failed on its promises for reforms as well encouraging women’s participation. The Nigerians need security in life, safety and more women participation in politics. Will Buhari overcome these hurdles and win the confidence of the Nigerian people? We will have to wait and see.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Life is Beautiful 290.

Next day morning Ram  was  waiting for Ali .Ali came little late.
Sorry sir,today heavy traffic.
Ram.No problem .Shall we start 
Ali.Yes ,sir
Ali reached OfficeRam entered his cabin.Kathambari was waiting for him.
Good morning Ram.How are you.
Ram.I am fine.Tell me
Kathambari.Today  i received a mail from Lizioli.He is coming to Dubai on  Thursday.
Ram.Good news.He has also not visited  Dubai for long time.
Kathambari.Yes,I also received a call from Prasanna confirming about his arrival.
Ram.Good.What you would like to have
Kathambari.Tea ,i do n't mind.
Ram called the messenger.He brought tea.
After the tea  Kathambari left  to her division.
Ram was checking his  morning mails.He has  received few mails from Raj and Murthy.
After that Ram was  concentrating his Work.
After noon he went to Karama  Venus restaurant with Driver Ali.While coming to office he received a call from Ravi
Good after noon Sir,.I came home  for lunch.While returning i saw you
Ram.Thank you Ravi.After finishing my lunch i am returning to my office.
Ravi.Have a nice day.Tcare
Ram.You too Ravi.
Ravi.Expecting you with your friends on friday.
Ram.Certainly,Bye now.
After that Ali  droped Ram in the office went for his work.
(tobe continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, October 19, 2015


United Nations at 70: A world full of war      Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 20 Oct 15
‘The United Nations must change their policies and strategy for better global understanding’Enhance global understanding

First of all, let me congratulate the 70 years of the UN Security Council on October 24. They have to change their policies and strategy for better global understanding. Security, child abuse, refugee migration, poverty and environment are the key issues to look into. They should invite new permanent members like India.

Terrorism is a global threat and the international community should join together to eradicate this menace. I hope in the coming days the UN will set an example.

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India


Letter Published in The National UAE on 20 Oct 15India must act against rapists
Your editorial, India must act against abuse of women (October 19), was thought-provoking.
The Indian government should act swiftly on this issue. Those found guilty should be punished immediately so that other people will think twice before committing these crimes.
K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Editor A.Sreekar Prasad 373.

Today  i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the Indian film industry is none other than Editor A.Sreekar Prasad. In his three and half decades film career he has  given many remarkable movies in  five languages Tamil,Telugu,Malayalam,Hindi and english is very important.He has  won many awards for his out standing work is  worth to be mentioned here.He has worked with all the Leading Directors and actors.Even though he has huge films to his credit i have seen few memorable movies of this editor.Those movies are,Rhythm,Alaipayuthey,Citizen,Thupakki,
Kutty,Red,Kurumbu,Yuva, Aayutha eluthu,Pattial,,Pizza,Saguni.Dil chatha hai (Hindi).Many films i am unable to remember.Today he is one of the top ranking Editors in the Indian film industry respected by one and all from the film fraternity. Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Editor.
See You Next Week,

Friday, October 16, 2015

Article 425.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 17Oct 15,(Article 425)

Name fun

While I was still working, I had the good fortune of making some friends who were witty in their approach. As a result of such friendship, I had been given an interesting nickname. My friends would often introduce me to their associates with that nickname, not my real name. 

Most people would be surprised and wonder if I were a celebrity. Then my friends would explain how the nickname was given and it kind of stuck. The nickname was “Gemini.” Interestingly, that was also the name of a famous Tamil film star of the yesteryears. 

Nicknames are fun, especially the ones that are made to tease you. I am sure most of you out there might have such fun nicknames too, if not it’s never too late... 
K. Ragavan


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE On 17,OctNeeding solidarity and peace
The recent terrorist attack in Turkey brought the number of casualties up to 86 last week (‘Twin blasts rock Ankara’, Gulf News, October 11). What happened last Saturday was condemned. The attack was done by Syria and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in the railway station. Will Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s appeal to the people for solidarity and peace happen? Terrorism is highly unacceptable and the entire globe is facing the same struggle. I hope in the coming days, the world-famous tourist destination will come to normalcy and the people will carry on with their day-to-day routine without fear.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Life is Beautiful 289.

After two days Ram was moving towards Emirates Terminal to see Murthy off.Heavy traffic was there.Cars and buses are moving slowly.Driver Ali,Sir ,What time the flight.
Ram.Another two hours is there.I never expected this.What is the reason for this traffic.
Ali.I think UAE army brought the bodies of Martyrs from Yemen.
Ram.You are right,i read it in the paper.They are brave soldiers sacrificed  their life to their mother land UAE.
Ali.Correct Sir.Different type of age groups
Ram.UAE is doing a great honour for this Martyrs.
Ali.I think now cars are moving faster,ope we will reach before the departure.
Finally they reached.Murthy and Prasanna was waiting for Ram
Ram.At last i reached. This Pocket you can give to Raj.
Murthy.Sure.Hope to see you in Prasanna's Marriage.
Ram.Convey my regards to our friends and Prasanna's mother.
By that time the announcement came for the passengers.
Murthy.Very kind of you,take carebye Ram,Prasanna.Regards to Atkinson,Kathambari and Ali.
Ram.I will tell them.Bye
After that Ram took Prasanna with him droped his flat and came to his flat.
After few minutes watching the T.V he went to kitchen to prepare for the night dinner.He took some bread slices and Salads tartedwatching T.V for some more time
which he is more fond of in the night.
By the time his phone was ringing.Ravi is on the other line.
Mr Ram coming friday  we are performing Satyanarayan Pooja in our house.My parents wanted to asked me to invite you and your friends.
Ram.O.K.What time the pooja starts.
Ravi.Eleven '0'Clock in the morning.
Ram.Thank you.I will be there.
After that Ram finished his night dinner
Again his phone was ringing.Murthy from he airport was calling
Ram,we would have spent some more time.The flight was delayed by one hour due to some problems.This is the first time it has happend in Emirates.
Ram.True.Some  times The Finest in The Sky  will also be delayed
Ram.You too.
(tobe continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, October 12, 2015


Letter Published in The National UAE on 13 October 15,Death of Tamil star deeply felt
Once again, we have lost a great star of the film industry (Actress Manorama dies at age 87, October 11).
Manorama acted in more than 1,000 films in all kinds of roles alongside some of the leading actors of her time. She was loved by her colleagues and respected by everyone.
K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Editor N.M.Shankar 372.

Today i am going to pen another Interesting film personality from the Indian film Industry who has created a big impact  Four decades back is none other than Editor N.M.Shankar.He was associated with Late Director Sridhar for many years and given remarkable movies.Editing plays an important roll next to Director Editor is playing an important roll He is one .of the talented Editors of Easter Year.I have seen many remarkable  movies of this editor.Those movies are,AnnaiIllam,Kathalika Neramillai,Vidi velli,Sumai Thangi,Nenjam Marapathillai, Sivantha Mann,Saathi (Hindi)Many films i  could n't remember.He was respected by the film fraternity.Director Late Sridhar,Cinematographer A.Vincent,and Editor N.M.Shankar'scombination was popular in those days.Today i am happy happy to tribute this Wonderful Editor.
See You Next Week,

Saturday, October 10, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 1 1Oct 15,Facebook debate: War against carcinogens
Should we be boycotting or banning products that expose us to carcinogens?Toxins are everywhere

Years of research reveal that carcinogens should be avoided. Some of the main causes are due to workplace exposure, nutrition, tobacco, household exposures, chemical treatment, steroid administration, light radiation and pollution. Today, pollution is one of the root causes for this. One should be careful and follow this for longevity.

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India

Friday, October 9, 2015

Article 424.

Article Published  in The Gulf Today UAE on 10Oct 15,

Great progress

A few days ago, a friend who is working in the UAE completed two decades of service in the same company. He wrote a mail mentioning his long association with me even though I had to return to India from the UAE a couple of years ago. 

I still remember when he landed in Dubai, I had gone to the airport to receive him. 

What makes me very happy is the fact that while my friend progressed well in his job, the UAE too has made huge strides and is now a globally talked-about tourist destination. 
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on  8 Oct 15,Fighting gun culture
The shooting incident that took place in Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, US and killed 10 injured was a sad read (‘10 killed in US school massacre’, Gulf News, October 3). The cause of this incident is not understood, however this shooting is condemned. Shootings are a common feature in the US and US President Barack Obama’s administration is fighting against the gun culture. The US government should act immediately so that in future these type of incidents can be avoided. I pray for the victims.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India


My Letter Published in Thendral Magazine US in October issue செப்டம்பர் இதழில் முது பெரும் எழுத்தாளர் ,கவிஞர் பல சாதனைகள்  செய்து எளிமையாக வாழ்ந்துவரும் உயர்ந்த மனிதர் கோவை ஞானி பற்றிய கட்டுரை பாராட்டுக்குரியது.நேர்காணல் ,சிறுகதை மற்றபகுதிகள் வழக்கம் போல் சுவையாக இருந்தன.ஒவ்வொரு திங்களும் தென்றல் மிக அருமையாக  வீசிக் கொண்டிருகிறது .
பெங்களுரு ,இந்தியா

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Life is Beautiful 288.

  Ram came  home after one hour from Ravi's house.It was a memorable evening for him .After changing his dress he received a call from Raj.
Good evening Mr Ram,How are you.
Ram.I am fine.How are you.How is your family.
Raj.All are fine.I want a small favour from you.
Ram.Tell me
Raj.When Murthy  is coming
Ram.Tomorrow by Emirates
Raj.If it is possible can you  buy few pockets of Safron and send through Murthy.I wanted to give  a temple here for Ramanujar sannadhi.
Ram.It is a pleasure for me .I will get six pockets  and send through Murthy.His flight is in the evening.I will buy tomorrow morning and give it to him.
Raj.Thank you so much.Tell me the Indian rs through Murthy
Ram.What is that you are talking.I am giving this  for the  Great Bhasyakarar. Take this as my kaingaryam.
Raj.O.K. How is your job.I saw your beautiful coverage of Jagmohan Dalmia'S demise.
Today i am going to send another interesting story to cover
Ram.What ever you send  me  and Atkinson immediately take up for coverage.
Raj.Thank you.Now i am in Bengaluru
Ram.You are not in Mysuru
Raj.I came here in the afternoon for  the Coverage of Angela Merkal's Visit to Bengaluru
Ram.Yes,i read it in the papers.Hope Modi  and Merkal will boost the Indo-German relationship.
Raj. Certainly.How is the Indian economy.
Raj.There are certain improvements but Inflation is still a question mark.It takes some more time  for Modi to control.
Ram. i agree with you.Hope with all the draw backs Modi may over come .
Raj.Thank you Ram.Take care ,Bye now.I will send the coverage details  in the night.
Ram.O.K.You too take care.Bye
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,