Friday, May 29, 2015

My Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 30 May 15,(Article 405).

Interesting session

At our Seniors Citizens’ Club this month, we wanted to have a different kind of meeting. We had a wonderful brain storming session, which included a quiz programme. We divided teams into groups of four each. All the teams answered fairly well indicating that seniors are capable of remembering old things. Only one question that turned out to be tough for most was the expansion of the initials APJ for Abdul Kalam. 

The former Indian president’s first three words could not be remembered even though his wonderful deeds were recollected by almost everyone. Going by the audience enthusiasm, we have decided to have more such sessions.
K. Ragavan


My Debate in Gulf News UAE on 29May 15

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Life is Beautiful 269.

Prasanna took the phone.His Mother was in the other line
Prasanna,how are you.You met Murthy
Prasanna.Yes ,I met him .Now we are going for Dinner.
Mother.O.K.Katham bari.Is she coming for dinner
Prasanna.No,Myself,Ram sir and Murthy sir only going.How is your health.
Mother.Fine.OK. You carry on..
 After that Prasanna came and sat in the Car.
While going Murthy was telling to Ram,
Ram, Comparing my last visit this visit i am seeing lot of changes
Ram.What type of changes.
Murthy.New buildings and,Tram .
Ram.True.Every year Dubai is improving both in infrastructure of roads and new buildings.The International tourist traffic also increasing.
Murthy.Unfortunately in our country we do n't have good roads.
Ram.Because we do n't have Visionary and Commited leaders in the past.Now only things are slowly taking a shape.But it takes time for this type of improvements there.
Murthy.You are rightly said Ram.
By the time they reached Venus restaurant.
After finishing their dinner Ram dropped Prasanna first at his flat  then  Murthy in his hotel.
By the time Ram reached his flat  he was tired.
When he entered the hall he received a call from Raj
Ram,How are you.Did you met Murthy.
Ram.Just now we have finished our dinner and i droped him and came to my flat.
Raj.Ido n't want to disturb you Ram.Take care,Good night.
Ram.Raj,tell me what for you called me  now.
Raj. I will be sending a mail on the coverage of the recent IPL mATCH.
Ram. o.k..Much expected CSK was defeated.Send me.I will cover.
Raj.Good night Ram.I will send you shortly.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, May 25, 2015

Tribute to Director Anand L.Rai 352.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the Bolly wood is none other than Director Anand L.Rai. Started his career as an engineer ,later turned  in to Direction.In his short span of 8Years film career he has earned a good name is worth to be mentioned here.He has worked with all the leading actors of today like Jackie Shroff,Arbazkhan, Dhanush,Jimmy Shergil, and others.I have seen few films of this Director.Those movies are,Thoda Life Thoda Magic,Strangers,and Raanjhaana.His latest movie starring with Madhavan,Tanu Weds Manu Returns is doing well.Amitabha Singh's good Cinematography in Thoda Life ThodaMagic and Natrajan Subramaniam's beautiful Cinematography in  Raanjhaana i still remember.He is one of the few Up coming Directors in the Bolly Wood film Industry liked by the film fraternity.Bolly wood known for the Locations ,Cinematography and good young directorial touch makes the audience happy.Today film industry has talented technicians in all languages shows the scope  for the talents.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Director.
See You Next We

Sunday, May 24, 2015


Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 25May 15,
Tough Year Head
The achievements of the NDA government after one year of it's rule were nicely elaborated by Prabhu Chawla.Opposition  parties have already criticised the government's favouritism towards corporates on tax reduction and it's failure to meet the agenda promised.The second year will  be tough for Prime Minister Narendra Modi  to prove the government's  ideological commitment to the poor.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Article 404.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 23May 15,(Article 404)

Power point

I recently had a funny experience in my city, Bengaluru. I could not concentrate on my writing due to a power cut in my flat. I tried to contact the electricity office, but there was no response. A friend called me to know about the situation. When I replied “no power,” he said, “Without power supply life is unimaginable.”

I joked that both electric power and mental power are important for one to succeed. He endorsed my powerful point and said I could make a power point presentation on the subject if given a chance. 
K. Ragavan

Monday, May 18, 2015

Life is Beautiful 268.

That day evening Ram came to Dubai Sheraton  to  meet Murthy.Prasanna  was talking with Murthy.
Murthy.Good evening Ram.Happy to see you after  few months
Ram.Me too,Happy to see you here.
Prasanna.Good evening sir, What you would like to have
Ram.Thanks,i had tea before i left theoffice.
Murthy.O.K.we will have night Dinner out side .I preferVenus .
Prasanna.O.K. Sir.
Ram.How is your family,Raj and other friends.
Murthy.All are fine.Mr Srivatsava conveyed his regards to you.How is life here.
Ram.Very nice.Going smoothly
Murthy. India  also lot of changes.But it will take some more  time for the new govt to deliver.
Ram.True.Modi is building the relationship of Various countries for good ties as well investments in India.
Murthy.Yes.How is your Business.
Ram.Fine,By  God's grace we are having a good name in the Media as well marketing.Raj is helping us feeding latest developments to cover.Your advertisement Bracco  also made our Channel more prestigious.
Murthy.Regarding Prasanna's marriage why Venue has been changed .
Ram.Because most of Kathambari's friends and her Mom's friends are here.It is easy to org anise and  bring the guests from India.That was the idea  they want to perform in Dubai.
Murthy.Nice.When are you coming to Musore
Ram.Not now.After this marriage i am planning
Ram.How is your Dubai business.
Murthy.Improving .Prasanna is doing a good job.Our marketing team also playing their roll very well.
Ram.Nice to hear your Company's growth.
Murthy.We have seen a substantial growth  over the  year.
Prasanna.I will call the cab,It is getting late for dinner.
Ram.No need,Our Ali is waiting out side.wewill go in our car.Mr Atkinson asked me to take care of Murthy.
Murthy  Thank you Ram.For your hospitality
Ram.Itis a pleasure to entertain our guests.
Then they came out from the room.Ali was waiting in the Parking.
They entered in to the Car.
By that time Prasanna's mobile was ringing.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tribute to Director S.P.jananathan 351.

Today i am going to pen another film personality from Tamil Film Industry is none other than Writer Director S.P.Jananathan.In his twelve years film career he has worked with all Up coming actors Viz,Jeeva,Jayam Ravi, Arun Vijay,Shaam Nayantara,Pasupathy,Ashis Vidyarthi,and many others.In his few films i have seen three  good remarkable movies.Those movies are Iyarkai,E,Peranmai.Iyarkai won the National Film Award for Best Feature film is worth to be mentioned here.Good Cinematography by N.K.Ekambaram in Iyarkai and E. Peranmai was also nicely photographed by Sathish Kumar.Jananathan is one of the talented Up coming Directors today tamil film industry is having.His movies are fast action oriented liked by all.Today i am very happy to tribute this Writer ,Director.
See You Next week,


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 18May 15,She inspired millions!
The Gulf News story about the AIADMK activists praying for Jayalalitha was an interesting read. She started her career in films, became more popular and later, inspired by her hero M. G. Ramachandran and the AIADMK, she joined him. Later, she not only ruled, but also inspired millions of people with the good deeds she did.
Millions of her followers prayed for a good judgement in her court verdict and that she will come out from this and prove her innocence. But, ultimately, one has to respect the law either way.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, May 15, 2015

Story 1.

சிறுகதை 1. தந்தை சொல் மிக்க மந்திரமில்லை 
வெகு நாட்களாக எதிர்பார்த்த விசா வந்தது ராமுவிற்கு.அவன் கால்கள் தரையில் நிற்கவில்லை .ஆகாயத்தில் பறப்பது போன்ற உணர்வு.விசா பேப்பரை தன குல தெய்வமான ஸ்ரீனிவசரிடம் வைத்து ஆசிர்வாதம் வாங்கிகொண்டான். பிறகு தாய் தந்தை, இருவரிடமும் ஆசிர்வாதம் வாங்கிகொண்டான் . அமெரிக்காவிற்கு தன போகபோகிறோம் என்று அவன் கனவில் குட நினைத்ததில்லை .ஒரு ஜோஷியானும் கணிக்கவில்லை அவன் போவதை பற்றி.அவனது பெற்றோர்கள் ஆசிர்வாதம் ஒன்று தான் கை கொடுத்தது. சிறு வயதிலயே ராமு படிப்பில் ,அசகாய சூரன்.எல்லா நல்ல குணங்கள் அவனிடம் இருந்தாலும் ,மற்றவர்கள் பேச்சை கேட்பதில்லை முக்கியமாக தந்தை தரும் அறிவுரைகளை. இந்த நல்ல விஷயத்தை தன் காதலியிடம் சொல்ல மனசு பரபரத்தது .மொபிலில் அவளிடம் சொல்ல நினைத்து பிறகு நேரில் சொல்லலாம் என்று அதை ஒத்தி வைத்தான் .அன்று சாயங்காலம் கனகாவை மீட் ,பண்ணி தன அமெரிக்க பயணத்தை அவித்து விட்டான்kanakavirku சந்தோசம் தங்கவில்லை .காங்க்ரத்ஸ் ,என்று பத்து தடவை அவன் கையை பிடித்து உளுகிவிட்டாள்.பிறகு ஒயிலாக எனக்கு ஒரு ஸ்மார்ட் போன் கிபிட் வேண்டும் என்று ஸ்மார்ட்டாக போட்டாள் .இன்னும் ஏற் இந்திய வில் ஏறி உட்கார வில்லை அதற்குள் கிபிட் கேட்கிரலே என்று எண்ணம் தோன்றினாலும் இது ஒரு சாதாரண கிபிட் தானே என்று பெருமிதம் கொண்டான் ராமு.ஓகே ,டன் என்று சொல்லி விட்டு விடை பெற்றான் .முதல் சம்பளத்தில் ,வங்கி அனுப்புவதாக ப்ரோமிசும் செய்து விட்டான்.எல்லா ,நண்பர்களுக்கும் சந்தோசம் அவன் அமெரிக்கா,போவது.எல்லா துணிமணிகளும் , முக்கியமான சாமான்களும் ,இந்தியாவிலே யே வாங்கிகொண்டு போ என்று முன்னால் அமெரிக்க சென்ற நண்பர்கள் அறிவரை வேறு ,எமைல்களில் ,அபிடிமிதமாக ,அள்ளி தெளித்து விட்டார்கள் .குறிபிட்ட ஊருக்கு போகும் ,நாலும் வந்தது .வாசலில் ,ஒல 
டக்ஸ்யும் வந்தது.அப்பா அம்மா ,இருவரையும் நமஸ்காரம் செய்தான் .அவன் அப்பா ,எல்லா வற்றையும் ,எடுத்து கொண்டியா,ஒரு தடவை செக் பண்ணிக்கோ.ஓகே.,அப்பா ,எல்லாம் எடுத்து கொண்டியன் . அவன் அம்மா அவன் கிட்ட வந்து, இது வரைக்கும் டொலரை ,கழுத்திலே போட்டுண்டு இருந்தே .இனிமேல் நிஜ டொலர் பக்கபோறது எனக்கு ரொம்ப சந்தோசம். ஜாக்கிரதை யாக போய்விட்டு வா என்று ஆசிர்வாதம் செய்தாள்.யெஹ் ,என்று அதை அமோதித்து விட்டு ,ஏற் போர்ட் வந்தான் உள்ளே கனகா அவனுக்காக,காத்திருந்தாள் .ராமு ,போய் மெயில் பண்ணு , என்னை மறந்துடாதே.ஹொவ் கேன் இ போர்கேட் யு ,என்று சொல்லி விட்டு ,எப்போ வரேன் என்று தெரியவில்லை ,நீ ,உடம்பை பாத்துக்கோ.ஓகே.,நான்,அவசரமாக ஆபீஸ் போகணும் ,பாய் ,டேக் கேர். கனகா போனவுடன் , உள்ளே செக்கிங் கவுன்ட்டருக்கு வந்தான். சார் ,ப்ளீஸ் டிக்கெட் ,பாஸ்போர்ட் .
கோட் பாக்கெட்டில் கையை விட்ட ராமுவுக்கு பகிரென்றது .டிக்கெட் பாஸ்போர்ட் ஒன்றும் இல்லை .அவசரத்தில் எடுத்து வர மறந்து விட்டான் .விமானம் கிளம்ப இன்னும் ஒரு மணி தான் இருந்தது .கிளம்பும் போதும் லேட்டாக கிளம்பினான் .அவன் அப்பா சிக்கிரம் கிளம்பு என்று சொன்ன போதிலும் .வழியில் தாமதமாகி விட்டது ,
அவன் அமெரிக்க பயணம் ,தடை பட்டது அப்போது தான்,அவனுக்கு அப்பாவின் அறிவுரை நினைவு வந்தது.என்ன செய்வது .பெரியோர்கள் சொல்வதில் அர்த்தம் உண்டு என்பதை உணர்ந்து கொண்டான்.

Article 403.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 16May 15, (Article 403)

Noble initiative

I was recently invited to attend a dance programme organised by some of my fellow neighbours in the vicinity. I don’t usually like attending such events, but nevertheless I went. I was happy to see the young kids dancing to different Hindi tunes. 

Towards the end of the programme, I was surprised to note that the show was hosted to collect money for the recent victims of the earthquake in Nepal. I applauded the effort that the children undertook in this difficult time for those people in need.  

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Life is Beautiful 267.

Dubai's traffic is increasing day by day.Prasanna was coming by cab to receive his boss Murthy to  the airport ,but the traffic is moving slowly.Finally he reached in time.Murthy was just entering out side
Prasanna.Good after noon Sir,
Murthy.Good after noon,how are you.
Prasanna.I am fine.Wel come to Dubai.
Murthy.How is Ram ,your Kathambari.
Prasanna.Both are fine.
They came out looking for the Cab.By that time suddenly one car came wishing Prasanna,
Mr Prasanna,Please come both.
When Prasanna looking that Person surprised.It was Ram's Driver Ali.
Prasanna.How come you are here.
Ali.Mr Ram asked me to pick both of you from the airport.
Murthy.My ,God
They got in to the car.While going Prasanna received a call.Ram was in the other line
Prasanna,Murthy arrived
Prasanna.Yes sir,we are going by your car.You have taken trouble sir,
Ram.Not at all.Give to Murthy
Murthy.How are you Ram
Ram.I am fine,welcome to Dubai after One year.
Murthy.Thank you.Hope to see you in the evening.
Ram.You take rest.Evening i will meet you in your hotel.
Murthy.O.K Bye now
Ram.By now.
After that Murthy was telling to Prasanna
Ram is a Wonderful friend.With out telling he has sent the car.I have been seeing him for many years.
Prasanna.You are right Sir.He is a Wonderful Human.
By that time they reached Dubai Sheraton.
Prasanna .Sir,You take rest.I will come in the  evening with Mr Ram.
After his departure Murthy called his M.D.told his safe arrival.
 Prasanna reached his office.By that time his phone was ringing.Kathambari was in the other line
Your boss has come
Prasanna.Just now i left him and reached my office.
Kathambari.Fine.What is your evening programme.
Prasanna.I have to meet him along with Ram sir.
Kathambari.O.K. Iwill call you later.Bye
(to be continued)
See You Next Week

Monday, May 11, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 12May 15,Nevertheless, respect the law
Despite mixed reactions from the film fraternity and one of the sophisticated actors after being given the verdict of five years in jail. Whatever be the reason, one has to respect the law of the land. As a wonderful human being, I hope he will respect the law without any hesitation. Of course it is a sad feeling for his fans and I, too, am an admirer of this actor. Ultimately, the law should be respected.
From K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tribute to Director Subramaniam Siva 350.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from Tamil film industry is none other than Director Subramaniam Sive.In his  one decade  film career  he has given few good films to the tamil audience.Today's leading actor Dhanush ,Jiva, Late Nagesh  Karunas   and others acted in his films.His first picture Thiruda Thirudi was a Comedy movie and  entertained the tamil fans.Pori was   ran very well  acted by Jiva ,Pooja and others.Good cinematography, screen play ,dialoques  will be visible in his movies.Ihave seen few films of this Director.Those films are Thiruda Thirudi,Pori, and Seedan.Seedan from malayalam remake with Dhansh in a new roll which he acted very well. Director Subramaniam siva is one of the talented Up coming Directors in the tamil film industry.Today i am very happy to tribute this  Director.
See You Next Week,

Friday, May 8, 2015

Article 402.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 9 May 15 ( Article402).

UAE attraction

Whenever I used to tell a friend about my wonderful experiences in the UAE, he would reply I was merely boasting. Recently, he had a chance to pass by the country and when he returned to India, he sounded highly excited. He kept on narrating about the alluring tourist spots and the beauty of the Emirates. I flashed a smile that indicated, “You did not listen when I told you so.” 
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

My Letter Published in Thendral Magazine USA In May 15 Issue

ஏப்ரல் இதழ் சாதனையாளர்  பகுதி வருண் ராம் நன்றாக இருந்தது . இந்தியர்கள் ,குறிப்பாக தமிழர்கள் எல்லா தடங்களிலும் முத்திரை பதிதுளர்கள் என்றால்  மிகைஅல்ல.   வருண் ராம் படிப்பிலும் சுரர் என்பதை பார்க்கும்போது அவரது பெற்றோர்களை பாராடியாக வேண்டும்.
கவிஞர் விவேகா  ,பறவை காதலர் விஜயாலயன்    தகவல்களும்  அருமை.  ஒவ்வொரு மாதமும்  தென்றலை ஆன் லைனில் படிக்கும் போது  மகிழ்ச்சியாக உள்ளது.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Life is Beautiful 266.

After Crossing Lamcy Plaza  Ram telling to Kathambari.
Kathambari,I remembered our visit to this beautiful lamcy plaza two times.Once with your Mummy.
Kathambari.Yes Ram,that was a memorable visit.
Ram.Not only Lamcy Plaza but Global village and Dubai mall.
Kathambari.In this desert the rulers have built beautiful malls,Metro,Tram and many tall buildings is really a great achievement.
Ram.Certainly.They have Vision,Commitment and progress for the people.
Kathambari.Ours is a vast country with Multi languages,Religon and Culture also improving slowly.
Ram.I agree.The new government has got a good vision wanted to develop India a mighty nation but our internal politics is not allowing was sad.But it takes time to implement some of the good policies .
Kathambari.Yes,it will take some time.
By that time Kathambari reached Ram's place.
Ram.Thank you.Good night.
Kathambari.Good night ,Bye
Ram came to  his house .Saw the mail from Murthy.He is coming to Dubai on monday. He has mentioned that  Ram need not come to air port  and
 Prasanna is coming to receive him.
Ram replied his mail  and thanking for the information.
After that he  went out for night tiffin in the near by Venus restaurant.
There he met Prasanna along with one of his client.
Prasanna.Hello Sir,How are you. My boss is coming on monday
Ram.Yes i know.I  got the mail just now.
Prasanna.Nice.Meet Mr Noor  our client Global Hospital of Sharjah.
Ram.Nice to meet you Mr Noor.
After spending some time with them Ram left the  hotel reached his place.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, May 4, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 5May 15,Negotiations necessary in Yemen
The Gulf News story on dialogue being the only solution to Yemen’s crisis was good to read (‘‘Dialogue only solution to Yemen crisis’ NZ PM’, Gulf News, April 28). The ongoing crisis in Yemen can be solved by the legitimate government and this is why it should be reinstalled for negotiation purposes. This was the comment given by the New Zealand Prime Minister John Key who was visiting the UAE and Saudi Arabia last week. As a non-controversial country, New Zealand has seen dramatic growth over the years and its Prime Minister’s suggestion to Yemen’s government for peace and stability in the region for the future should be taken.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tribute to Cinematographer N.S.Varma 349.

Today i remembered another  interesting film personality  from Tamil film Industry is none other than Cinematographer N.S.Varma. Five decades back he has  done a Wonderful work in the film industry.He was associated with Devar films for many of their films.He has worked with Director M.A.Thirumugam for many films.Late M.G.R,,Asokan,Nambiar,Kannamba and many others  also worked with him.He has his own talents  on taking the shots.Good frame work both indoor and out door will be more visible from this Stalwart.He has given number of pictures to his credit and all are remarkable.I have seen few films of this Veteran.Those films are,Vettaikaran,(old) Needikupin  Pasam,Vivasayee,Mugarasi,Thanipiravi,Ther thiruviza,Kannithai,Ellam un kairasi,Arunothayam,Thaikuthalai magan,Dharmam thalaikakum and many i  could n't remember.
Devar films  has given memorable  pictures five decades back with  with  Crisp dialoques by   ,Arur Das ,Cinematography  by N.S .Varma and M.A.Thirumugam as Director for many years .Today i am very happy to tribute this Wonderful Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Letter Published in Deccan Herald Bengaluru India   on 4May 15,People's Problems Column
Provide BSNL Services
The BSNL has not been providing telephone connections to Kumar Castles and Palm Grove Enclave
complex on Gubbalala Main road. It has not taken any action despite our several appeals.BSNL is a huge establishment and they should cater the needs of the people living in Gubbalala area.Hope the authorities Concernedwill address this issueas early as possible.
K.Ragavan, Gubbalala Main  Road


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 4May 15,US judge makes India proud
The Gulf News story on New York City getting its first Indian-born female judge was an interesting read (‘New York City gets its first India-born woman judge’, Gulf News, April 29). According to the report, 43-year-old Raja Rajeswari migrated to the US as a teenager and later spent her time in several bureaus and I believe this is laudable. She has made Indians proud. She is the first woman judge honoured in Staten Island. Kudos to Rajeswari.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Saturday, May 2, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 3 May 15 Facebook debate: Pushing people to go digital
Should people still have the option to use paper in the form of textbooks for school, documents and billing and books?  People need to be taught

People have been using paper for years for billing, teaching purposes and documentation. Digital formats are convenient and save the environment, but many are not aware of how to use this technology. People should be trained in this concept as it takes some time for material to be introduced in the digital forum. Overall, using digital systems are good, provided every one knows how.

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India

Friday, May 1, 2015

Article 401.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 2May 15, (Article 401)

Changing nature

My city  Bengaluru  has seen in recent times an ou tpour of heavy rains.

Over the past month, the weather has changed drastically. I used to go for evening walks, which due to these rains has been discontinued.

My evening walk disruption is nothing compared to the loss that my friend who deals in agriculture has been facing. He told me that his mango crops were being spoilt as a result of these unusual dense rain showers.

I felt his pain and anguish and expressed a thought that like the changing of nature of some people, nature itself changes drastically. I also felt the same way on the recent earthquake in Nepal. Who knows the ways of nature!


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 2May 15,ndians unsettled after earthquake
Fresh aftershocks create panic in the North East of India, there has been more fear (‘Fresh aftershocks set panic in India’, Gulf News, April 28). The recent earthquake in Nepal saw a lot of damage and even more casualties, now India’s North Eastern state has witnessed tremors. This makes people more panicked and nervous. Many lost their homes and are now sleeping outside, which is a tragic part to this story. I Pray for the victims who lost their lives and wish a speedy recovery for the injured.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India