Saturday, January 31, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 1Feb 15,A great loss to journalism
The story on the state funeral for the legendary Indian illustrator was good to read. The death of the 94-year-old illustrator, R. K. Laxman, was a great loss to the journalism world. He was known for his creative illustrations and meaningful messages. He served more than five decades in the Times of India newspaper and won Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awards. His creative work was lauded by millions of readers. May his soul rest in peace.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India


Letter Published in The National UAE on 1Feb 15,A telling tale of two countries
I agree with your editorial, Singapore and UAE are already in sync (January 29).
I have lived in the UAE and visited Singapore twice, and I think the comparison is a good one.
Both countries are transport hubs, both have good infrastructure, and both are well positioned for trade and tourism. They also offer safety to residents.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, January 30, 2015

Article 388.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 31 Jan 15 (388).

Diary value

From childhood, I have the habit of writing diary. This helps me a lot. I register important events, interesting personalities and other domestic happenings that I come across.  Recently, a popular writer called me from the US and asked about my passion for writing. This made me feel great. 

I got acquainted with this writer through a leading magazine from the US. Writing a diary helped me get more such friends from all walks of life, both locally and internationally. I wonder whether GenNext knows the value of maintaining a diary. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 30 Jan 15Strengthening ties
Your story about Barack Obama in India being received with a hug by Narendra Modi was a good read (‘Modi-Obama ‘walk-the-talk’, Gulf News, January 26). In his welcoming address in the press conference, Modi welcomed President Obama for honouring his invitation. The two leaders expressed their happiness about their talks on bilateral, climate change defence and economic aspects. With the US President Obama’s visit to India, both countries will have a good relationship in all aspects including the fight on global terror threats. Obama is the first US President attending the Republic day celebrations and this is laudable. Obama’s visit will make Indo-US ties stronger.
From Mr K. Ragavan.
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bengaluru  India on 28Jan 15
Post or CSK
Your report Choose BCCI  post or CSK;  SC to Srinivasa nmade good reading (TNIE  Jan23)The Supreme court's land mark verdictin Srinivasan's case is laudable.There is bound to be a conflict of interestnow that the apex courthas asked him to choose between the BCCI' chief's post   and chennai superkings.I hope election are held in the coming days and the new office bearers up hold the integrity of the Cricket board.


Letter Published in The National UAE on 28 Jan 15Greece faces an uncertain future
Anti-austerity Syriza storms to historic Greek victory (January 26) was an interesting story.
The big question is: will this new government be able to overcome the crisis and bring about much-needed reforms? The people of Greece will have to wait and see.
K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 252.

   Next day after meeting the ruler of Dubai Ram was busy with the Coverage of Dubai Shopping  Festival.He and Kathambari had a nice  interview with the ruler.Every year the visitors  numbers are increasing from  Europe and South asia was the main high lights of the coverage.After finishing the coverage Ram received a call from Atkinson.
Ram i Have seen the Coverage., Excellent . Congratulations.
Ram.You have to congratulate Kathambari also.She edited the complete episode.
Atkinson.My compliments to both.Have a nice day.
Ram.Same to you Mr Atkinson.
After that Ram was busy in his routine work.  .Evening he left early to  drop  Raj in the airport.
Raj was waiting for Ram.After refreshing Both of them left for the airport. While going Ali was telling Raj, Sir,Your visit made me very happy
Raj.For me too Ali,Your office people and  the beautiful City Dubai
Ram.I   am very happy with your visit.We exchanged lot of ideas and coverage.
Raj.This ten days  will be in my memory for ever.
Ram.Take care.My regards to all. Tomorrow  You can call Ananda rao and  ,tell him i will be calling tomorrow evening..By that time they reached Emirates  terminal.
Raj.You need not come inside.You can leave me here.
Ram.Iwill come up to the Security Raj.
 After  that Ram went along with him to the Security and seen  every thing was o.k.
Ram.Now i am going Bye.As soon as you reach home call me.
Raj.Thank you  Ram for the Wonderful hospitality.Take care Bye Iwill call Ananda Rao tomorrow morning.
After that Ram reached home.He was tired . He was not feeling hungry.He took some slices of bread and a cup of milk.
Then after few minutes he watched T.V. and went to sleep.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tribute to Writer ,Director A.Sarkunam 335.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the Tamil film industry is  none other than Writer ,Director A.Surkunam.In his half decade film career he has established his name very well is not a exaggerated one.With new up coming star Vimal and others he made  two good movies and earned a good name. Those movies are Kalavani and Vaagai sooda vaaVaagai Sooda  Vaa won the National Film Award for Best Feature film  earned a good name for Sarkunam.Even though he has three films to his credit. i have seen Kalavani and   Vaagai Sooda Vaa.Both the films has beautiful  frame work by Cinematographer Om prakash.He is one of the few talented Directors
in the recent years Tamil film Witnessed.He delivered two good movies with  the talented upcoming actor Vimal.Ganja karuppu  played very well in Kalavani and Thambi ramaiah in Vaagai Sooda Vaa.
Today i am very happy to tribute this talented  up  coming Director.
See You next Week,


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Chennai  India on 26 Jan 15
Parikkar Strategy
 The Column was meaningful and thought provoking  (Prabhu Chawla on 25Jan)Ever since the appointment
of the 24 th defence ministerIndia has seen some dramatic improvement in the border area and particularly infiltration of militants.  Now , the responsibility  is more for the defence minister and India to receive the guest from America.The defence minister's new strategywill certainly make the militants think twice before  they try to enter.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Article 387.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 24Jan 15 (387).

Sharjah connection

Recently, my grandson had a graduation ceremony at school and even though  i could n't attend   brought back old memories. 

I still remember when he came to Sharjah as a three-month kid and I carried him all around the beautiful places of Sharjah, particularly Buhaira corniche and Blue Souk. 

Today I am amazed to see he has grown up so fast. I am also happy that he still maintains the same attachment and respect for his granddad. 

Any achievement by grandchildren makes grandparents extremely happy. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Focus: Media bias  Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 23Jan 15  Speak your mind Column   The Nigerian massacre was very far away from the Paris attacks and this may be due to racism. This is an attitude that could be changed with the help of media...

From Mr Ragavan Krishnamachary

Monday, January 19, 2015

Life is Beautiful 251.

After the Conversation with Vasanthy over phone Ram was  very happy that soon he will be joining with his Beautiful Vasanthy. He was recollecting the old memories where  both went various places.
His  thinking was disturbed by a call from Raj
Hi Ram,i got my confirmation for tomorrow's flight.What time you will come  home
Ram.May be 6-6.30.P.M.Till that time what you will do.
Raj.Do n't worry.I will  go to City center buy some Almond and dates for home.
Ram.O.K.See you in the evening.
After  this call Ram received another call from Prasanna
Hello sir,Are you free.Can i take five minutes
Ram.No problem Prasanna. Tell me
Prasanna.Sir, Few days back i got a call from Your friend Ananda rao.
Ram.Is it what is the matter.
Prasanna.He has given his  niece's horoscope to Mum   to find out whether that suits my horoscope for marriage.They have verified with their astrologer and  both horoscopes are matching.He wants that i should Visit Mysore to see his niece.I am little worried.Here  this development.What to do sir.Mother also called yesterday night for this.
Ram.Do n't worry.Kathambari's development started before this horoscope.I will talk to Ananda rao and your mother.Do n't worry  i will take care.
Prasanna.Thank you very much sir.
Ram.O.K.bye now.
After this Ram was busy with his work.Evening before starting to home he got a call from M.D.Atkinson. Hello Ram. How are you.Are you busy.Can i talk
Ram.Yes,Mr Atkinson.
Atkinson.Tomorrow you have to meet the VP Of Dubai for the Coming Shopping festival coverage.
Ram.What time.
Atkinson.Morning 12P.M  In the Palace.
Ram.Fine.I will be ready.
Atkinson.Kathambari is coming with you.Bye  now.
(to be continued0
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Chennai India on 20Jan 15
People's verdict
The Power &Politics column was an interesting read (TNSE,jan 18). The new strategy adopted by the BJP high command by inducting  the former IPS officer will have a turn in Delhi politics.Let us hope this time the government will be formed with a single party majority.All allegations from congress party about Kiran Bedi may see a turning point in the election results.Above all people's verdictis final.


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 20 Jan 15       Helping the BJP image
The story about the ex-super cop, Kiran Bedi, was an interesting read (‘Ex-super cop Kiran Bedi joins BJP’, Gulf News, January 16). Former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Kiran Bedi’s entry to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the latest dramatic development in Indian politics. Certainly this will add to the BJP’s image more. The honest and sincere police administrative officer who is packed with four decades of experience will guide the party with its agenda.
She was supporting earlier Anna Hazare’s Lokpal bill and now she joined with BJP. Will she take up the Lokpal issue with the present administration? Now the Delhi poll has taken real shape. Ultimately, whoever comes to power should deliver good governance to the Delhi people. I hope this time it will happen.
From Mr K.Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tribute to Cinematographer ,Actor NatrajanSubramaniam.334.

Today i remembered another  Versatile film personality from  south Indian film industry is none other than NatrajanSubramaniam.Even though he hails from South his contributions to Bollywood films is more  is worth to be mentioned here.Known for his Beautiful out door locations frame work  and  indoor also.In his One and half decades film career he has given many memorable movies.I have seen couple of this Stalwart's movies.Those movies are,Youth (Tamil)Paanch,Parineeta,Jab We met,Halla Bol,Golmaa lReturns,LafebgeParindey,Knock out,Desi Boyz,and Holiday.One of the few talented technicians in the film industry .He has also contributed as an actor in few remarkable movies,viz,Milaka, and Chathuranga Vettai which i have seen.Today most of the technicians started acting in memorable rolls is applaudable.One i admire is Ilavarasu who has contributed many movies
along with top class Heros.  Today i am very happy to tribute this Stalwart.He has bright future in the film industry as an actor as well Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 18Jan 15

Facebook debate: Chivalry vs. gender equalityNo effect

Men often offer their seat on the bus and train to women, but women never offer their seat. Despite this, both men and women are showing the same level of success in various walks of life. It is not damaging to gender equality.
From Mr Ragavan Krishnamachary
Bengaluru, India

Friday, January 16, 2015


Letter Published in The New  Indian Express Chennai  India on 17Jan 15
Bedi's Entry
Former IPS Officer Kiran Bedi'sentry to BJP  is the latest dramatic development in Indian Politics.Certainly this will boost BJP's image more.The honest sincere police administrative officer   who has four decades experiencewill guide the party very well.Now Delhi poll has taken real shape.
Ultimately,whoever comes to powershould deliver good governance tothe people.

Article 386.

Article Published in  The Gulf Today UAE on 17 Jan 15 (Article 386).

‘I miss UAE’

A friend acquainted through social media visited the UAE recently. When he was explaining to me about various developments and new places of interest in the country, I turned nostalgic. Having worked in the UAE for several years, I always consider the country my second home. Every now and then my friends in India talk about their visit to the beautiful destination of the world. I miss the UAE.
K. Ragavan


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 17Jan 15     Good governance
The comment on E-voting rights for all Indian expatriates was good to read. Finally, the long-awaited E-voting has arrived and will be implemented — this is good news for millions of Indians residing in Gulf countries. The Indian voting percentage for every election will increase and make a difference for better governance. This was a good move from the Indian government.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Life is Beautiful 250.

Next day morning Ram was busy  in the office.Raj has gone to confirm his return journey to India  to the travel agent.By  that time Ram's Mobile was ringing.He was surprised to see the number,it was Vasanthy.He took the phone
Ram here ,
Vasanthy.Hello Ram,Vasanthy here.How are you.
Ram.I am fine .I never expected a call from you at this hour.
Vasanthy.You are not happy
Ram.No,Normally you never called me in the morning.I Love to hear your beautiful Voice every day
Vasanthy.Thank you.I want to talk to you ,hope i am not disturbing you
Ram.For my Vasanthy no disturbence.Tell me
Vasanthy. Yesterday my ambition has fulfilled.
Ram.Is it what is that.
Vasanthy.I want to see a good boy for Kathambari .I was waiting nearly one and half years for   this.God is very great.Kathambari got a good boy for her life partner. Above all i am more happy that he is your disciple.
Ram.Thank you Vasanthy for the Compliment.Iwill ask Prasanna to tell his mother and find out a good day for their marriage.
Vasanthy.That was the reason i called you.After their marriage my ambition should be fulfilled.
Ram.What is your ambition.
Vasanthy.You do n't know. Guess
Ram.Tell me.
Vasanthy.We should Unite
Ram.Is it Possible
Vasanthy.I was waiting for  Twenty six years for this to join with you.
Ram.O.K. If i  join with my Beautiful Vasanthy i am the happiest person in the World.
Vasanthy.Thank you. I  am unable to express my feelings. That day is not far off.
Ram.Today i am very happy to hear   this good news from you.I love you
Vasanthy.I   too My Beautiful Ram.
Ram.What else
Vasanthy.I will keep in touch with you.Love you,Take care bye now
Ram.You too.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,


Monday, January 12, 2015

Tribute to Writer M.S.Udayamurthy 333

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality  who is not only a good writer but also popular activist is none other than Dr M.S.Udayamurthy.He  is a Chemical engineer from the United States He came to India and changed the public life with his initiative through his writings and started a movement called People's Power movement actively pursued to connect various  rivers  in the distance of 2000 has written various books ,particularly thinking,self confidence and personality development which is very much needed for young people.Even though he has contributedmany books i read two books ,Viz Ennangal and Sontha kaalil Nill. He is the only writer and social activist wanted to change the society with his creative thinking and positive ideas.Today i am very happy to tribute this Great Stalwart.
See You Next Week,

Saturday, January 10, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 11Jan 15Laudable move
The authorities’ initiative to train public school teachers is a good one, as it will help improve the quality of teaching in Abu Dhabi (‘11,000 Abu Dhabi public school teachers to undergo training,’ Gulf News, January 6). This move will certainly ensure better education and results from the students. The UAE is concentrating on the education sector and this is laudable.
From Mr K. Ragavan

Article 385.

Hello doctor Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 10Jan 15
There are many things we learn while on the journey of life. I often remember my medical adviser’s training when I was working for a pharmaceutical company decades ago.
A brilliant trainer who was a doctor taught me Anatomy and Physiology, which was connected with our products. Recently, I went with a friend to a doctor for consultation.
The doctor used various technical terms and I was able to ask some questions.
The doctor was surprised that a layman could ask relevant questions in medicine.
I explained how my trainer had groomed us in the pharmaceutical firm. Good teachers do have a lasting impact on students.
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 7Jan 15 ,Much work to do
India has witnessed many gang rape cases in the recent months and Nirbhaya’s brutal case from 2012 was among them (‘India still has a lot to do on women’s safety,’ Gulf News, January 3). Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance of greater focus on women’s safety is a welcome one. India has been focusing on the importance of respecting women and their safety is an important issue that needs to be taken care of. Women must be able to move freely to carry on normal day-to-day tasks like attending work, without feeling like their life is in danger. Will Modi take on this issue?
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Life is Beautiful 249.

They reached Kathambari's place.Vasanthy and Kathambari was waiting Ram and Prasanna respectively with more eager.Kathambari welcomed every one.
Good after noon to all.How was the traffic.
Ram.Because of New year traffic was more.
Vasanthy.First we all have  tea.
Kathambari brought Some sweets and Mixture.
Ram.Nice, Hope sweets are Badhusha and Mysore pak.
Kathambari.You are right.Mum prepared both sweets.
Vasanthy.I hope all of you like both sweets.
Raj.I love Mysore pak and Badhusha too.
After finishing the tea Kathambari  spoke to all.
Before my Mum's announcement I am Wishing you  allA Very Happy And Healthy New year.Mum can you start
Vasanthy.O.K. .Let me also wishing you all A Very HappyAnd Healthy New Year.Couple of Months back i met a handsome boy  at Deira City center Pleasing personality with  well behaved manners  impressed me.After that two more Occassions I met him .I wanted to marry Kathambari to him.But meantime  Kathambari liked  some body.
Ram.Nice to hear your Impression  about a boy.If kathambari can agree you can tell the boy's name if you know.
Kathambari.No problem,i always give respect for Mum and she can tell the name of that boy
Ram.You can tell
Vasanthy.Normally what ever i buy  for Kathambari she never refuse that.Hope my selection  will  be liked by  her.
Kathambari.Mum  tell me .
Vasanthy.May be surprise  to her.The Hand some boy works for a Pharma company and he is the disciple of Your  Favourite Person Ram.Can you guess who is that person Kathambari?
Kathambari.Oh ,Mumma   tell
Vasanthy.He is none other than the person sitting  opposite you .Now can you tell
Kathambari.I feel shy
Every one was happy about Vasanthy's selection.
Ram.Your decision   is wonderful.Both Kathambari and Prasanna are made for each other.
Raj.I was about to suggest Prasanna for Kathambari but God is great.
Kathambari.Thank you very much mummy.
Vasanthy.Prasanna  ,you like Kathambari.
After few minitues all left from Kathambari's place with more Joy.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,


Monday, January 5, 2015

Tribute to Writer ,Film Maker ,Critic K.Bikram Singh 332.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the Bolly wood industry writer,producer,and Critic is none other than K.Bikram Singh.Started his career as lecturer, served in Government services and later Joined in the Directorate of film festivalsas joint Directorand Director of film policy in the Information and Broad casting Ministry is worth to be mentioned here.He took voluntary  retirement and  later  he became a full time film maker because of his Passion on films.He has produced few movies viz Andhi  gali New Delhi times with Late Shashi Kapoor .New Delhi times gave a good name for his Team. He was also associated with Basu Bhatacharya famous Bengali Director for Aastha.Tarpan won the  award in Cairo  and  shown in Moscow,Montreal and Chicago.
He has  produced more than 60 Documentries and Directed.He has produced Couple of Travel
was popular three decades back in Door darshan.Famous travel writers Hugh and Collen Grantzer
was associated with him for couple of travel serials.The Serial Looking Beyond i used to see regularly when i was in Mysore.Beautiful Naration with Excellent Cinematography are the highlights of looking beyond.All his documentries are meaningful  and thought provoking.Few are on rural  and environment developments.Even though he has Huge  creative works i could  remember few of his Wonderful work.I have mentioned here  the works which i remembered .Today i am happy to tribute this stalwart.Even though the 75 Year Old Film maker is not with us his beautiful creations are with us.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, January 4, 2015


Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 5 Jan 15
Tough Stance
Power&Politics(TNSE January 4 )elaorately analaised the recent  actionstaken by the indian government against Pakistan.The LOC Violations,incursions,and terrorist infiltrations are the main reasons compelling India toughenof it's stand being enforcedby the NSA and a rejuvenated defence ministry.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Article 384.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 3Jan 15 (384)Health is 

Some senior citizens in my building invited me on the occasion of New Year. After greeting each other, one friend suggested that instead of usual resolutions like kicking of smoking habit, we should plan a unique resolution. 

I then suggested that there is nothing more precious for the elderly people than health. I recommended that we should resolve to do regular exercises during the entire year. A yoga teacher among the group even demonstrated some easy steps. 

The group appreciated the idea and at least 12 of them vowed to keep that as a resolution. I returned home a happy man. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Letter Published in Thendral Magazine USA on  January 2015  Issue  தென்றல் பதினான்கு ஆண்டுகள் கடந்து புகுந்த திசைகள்  எல்லாம் பண்பு மனம்  வீசி வாசகர்கள் உள்ளதில் இடம்  பிடித்திருப்பது வியப்பில்லை.கடந்த எழு மாத காலமாக படித்துவரும் எனக்கே தென்றல்  மனம் அருமையாக இருக்கும் போது பல  வருடங்களாக படித்து வரும் வாசகர்களுக்கு எப்படியிருக்கும்  என்பதில் சந்தேகமில்லை.கரணம் ஆசிரியர் குழுவின் சிறந்த பணி,விளம்பரதாரர்கள் பங்கு  ,கதை ,கட்டுரை ,எல்லாவற்றிற்கும் மேலாக நேர் காணல் பகுதி உங்கள் இதழின் வெற்றிக்கு  கரணம்.  தென்றல் பல வருடங்களை கண்டு மகிழ்ந்திட நான் பிரார்திகிரியன்.