Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 1July 15,Unacceptable spending!
The report on India spending 140 million rupees (Dh8 million) per year to feed members of parliament (MPs) is a shocking revelation (‘Government spends Rs140m yearly to feed MPs’, Gulf News, June 25). Already, they are getting great salaries and other benefits. This subsidiary benefit given to them is depriving the citizens of India their tax money, and is unacceptable. The common man pays for the same thing when he goes out, so why are they any different? They should come forward voluntarily and not accept this amount, as it is affecting the nation. The Indian government should stop this, since MPs can afford to spend from their income. This issue should be assessed immediately so that the common man will be able to get food items at an affordable price. From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Life is Beautiful 274.

Next day Ram came to his office .Lot of mails was waiting for him in the in box. Many cme from different Clients and few from Raj.One mail was interesting sent by Raj About .The recent ongoing debate on Lalit gate scandal in India  should be covered  in his Channel.By that time Ram received call from Atkinson
Good morning Ram.
Ram.Good morning Mr Atkinson.
Atkinson.What is today's news.
Ram.Lalit gate scandal details i received from Raj.Interesting
Atkinson.Yes,Ihave seen yesterday in India's leading channels.I was surprised how the Indian external affairs minister helped him  when the ED Authorities have many  cases.
Ram.Yes,you are right.The way in which media focusing on this  i am also suspecting the involvement from the Ministers .Any  how it has to be proved and  the ruling government must answer if it is right.Sad state of affairs going on there.
Atkinson.True, ok,have a nice day.
Ram.I will cover this in the evening news.
Atkinson.Nice. T care.
After that Ram was busy in his hectic schedule gave instructions to the Editorial department to cover Lalit gate scandal.
Evening at 4P.M  Prasanna called
Good evening sir, i Have booked tickets for evening show for  Johny Gaddar .
Ram.What happen Tanu Weds Manu
Prasanna.That film has gone yesterday.This movie also very nice.
Ram.O.K. Did you invited Atkinson
Prasanna.Yes,but he has some important meeting  and asked us to carry on.
Ram.Then i will come to the theatre.Which theatre this movie.
Prasanna.Lamzy Plaza
Ram.I will be there at 6-15P.M. bye now.
After that Ram was busy in his routine.
Exactly at 6-15Ram reached the theatre.
(To be continued)
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
30-6-15.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Tribute to Cinematographer C.K.Muraleedharan 357

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from the BollyWood   film industry is none other than Cinematographer C.K.Muraleedharan. In his short span of one and half decades experience  he has given few memorable movies to the Indian film fans is worth to be mentioned here.He has worked with top ranking Directors viz,RajKumar Hirani and Sriram Raghavan.known for his beautiful indoor and out door frame work in all his films.He has also worked with top class actors Dharmendra,Aamir khan,SanjayDutt,Saif ali khan,Urmila Matondkar,and many others.He was also bestowed by  the International Indian  Film Academy  award for his Best Cinematography for 3 Idiots.I have seen few remarkable movies of this talented Cinematographer.Those movies are,Ek Hasinathi,,Lago rahe MunnaBhai,3 Idiots,PK, and Johnny Gaddar.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Up coming Cinematographer  Earlier Bolly wood film industry is known for it's locations and Colurful Photography and now all the South Indian film industry also  producing and giving wonderful Cinematography.
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
29-6-15.
www.ragavan-creativity.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Letter.

Letter Published in The New Indian Express India,on 29 June 15,
Ruler Must Answer
The Lalit Modi scandal and mounting opposition pressure ona silent NDA government lends credence to the belief that the ruling party is associated with corruption.If the allegations lack merit,the government should give an apt answer and end  thematter  once and for all.Else,it will stall Parliament's winter session at the tax payer's expense.
K.RAGAVAN
Bengaluru

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News on 29June 15,Violence not a solution!
The brutal attack by the Taliban militants on the Afghan parliament is a highly condemned act (‘Taliban attacks Afghan parliament’, Gulf News, June 23). Taliban militant actions have been cowardly, and killing innocent civilians and children is unacceptable anywhere in the world. This is really a threat to democracy and cannot be tolerated. Violence and killing people are not going to solve the problem. Peaceful dialogues are the only remedy.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, June 26, 2015

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE On 27June 15,Celebrating a peaceful leader
The Gulf News story about Tibetans praying for the Dalai Lama on his 80th birthday celebrations, was lovely to read (‘Tibetans pray for Dalai Lama at 80th birthday celebration’, Gulf News, June 22). The peace-loving Nobel laureate completes 80 years on July 6 and his birthday was celebrated by his devotees and followers in the past week, in Dharamsala, India. He is a wonderful leader and I wishing him very happy and healthy birthdays to come.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Article 409.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 27June 15,(Article 409).

Jackson magic

I was talking with a friend about old Hollywood films and directors. He asked me about my favourites. I told him I still enjoy the James Bond movies produced by 20th Century Fox and starring Sean Connery, especially the appealing background music. 

We also remembered the great pop legend Michael Jackson who left us six years ago. My friend recollected many of Jackson’s remarkable songs, which still ring in the ears of his fans. That evening I was happy that our conversation ended with a discussion on the great legend, specially on his sixth anniversary.
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Error in the Episode number.

By over sight i have put Life is Beautiful 253 on  23.6-15 instead of 273.
Error is regretted.
K.Ragavan
25-6-15.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Life is Beautiful 253.

Ram reached home .While getting down he got a call from Vasanthy.He could n't talk because he was going by lift to his floor.Again  she called,
Hello Ram,Have you reached home.
Ram.Yes,Just now.When you call first time i could n't take because i was coming by lift.Tell me
Vasanthy.I am very sorry i could n't meet you today as per my plan.When i was getting ready  my friend called me that she needs my help .I can not refuse to her
Ram.You should not, friendship is important  and  she wants to go to hospital .I appreciate your decision of going with her.
Vasanthy.Ramyou have not disappointed
Ram.Not at all.Having waited for you Two and half decades this is not at all a disappointment.I believe in true love and,affection and not any other .
Vasanthy.I am really proud of you Ram.I too  believe in True love and affection.
Ram.Thank you.I am happy to hear this from my beautiful Vasanthy.
Vasanthy.Had your dinner.
Ram.I am not hungry.I will have few slices of bread with butter.
Vasanthy.What a coincidence.I just had few slices of bread with Orange jam.
Ram.From the beginning our thinking  is same.
Vasanthy.True.Tomorrow can we meet
Ram.I have to check,Murthy is here.I have to take him for  a good movie.
Vasanthy.Which movie.
Ram.Thinking of Tanu weds manu.
Vasanthy.Oh,Madhavan is acting.
Ram.You want to come.
Vasanthy.No,  We can meet some other day.
Ram.O.K.
Vasanthy.Some body is  ringing.See you later,Good night.
Ram.Good night.
After that Ram took few slices of bread along with butter. and came to the hall .
By that time his phone was ringing. Murthy was on the other line
Ram,finished your dinner.
Ram.I am just having it.
Murthy.Sorry, you take.I will call you later
Ram.No Problem,tell me
Murthy.Tomorrow we all go to a movie.Tell Mr Atkinson also
Ram.Which movie
Murthy.The new one Tanu Weds Manu
Ram.I was planning the same movie with you tomorrow
Murthy.Nice,i Will call you tomorrow.Bye now
Ram.Bye
(tobe continued)
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
23-6-15

Monday, June 22, 2015

Tribute to Writers Suresh and Balakrishnan (Subha (356)

Today  i am going to pen another interesting writers duo is none other than Suresh and Balakrishnan  populaly known as Subha.Nearly  three and half  decades this duo started writing when they are studying in College.Both have Contributed more than  fifty five Stories ,Novels and  story dialoques for tamil  films is worth to be mentioned here.Known for his creativity fiction stories and Characters Narendran and  Vaijayanthi  no one can for get.I have read Couple of stories of this Duo.Those stories are,VaaVennila,VettaiMaan,Naayagi and few i could n't remember.They have penned couple of films with powerful dialoques .KO is one good movie earned a good name for this duo.Couple of films of Stalwart Director K.V.Anand this duo worked is important.  I was more attracted  the film  Ko both in story ,Dialoques and good Cinematography .Ayan and Velayutham  was also very powerful presentation by this  duo.Today i am happy to tribute this Duo who has created a very big impact both in Stories and films.  This duo is respected from  tamil literary world as well film fraternity.This column i am writing in my blog with my little knowledge and if there is any error found should be ignored.
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
22-6-15.
www.ragavan-creativit.blogspot.com

Friday, June 19, 2015

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 20June 15,(Article 408)

Train surprise

I have an unforgettable experience to share. 

Years ago, I was returning to Chennai after a meeting in Madurai where I was working as a medical representative. When I boarded the train, an elderly passenger requested me to allow him to use the lower berth which had been  allotted to me. 

I agreed and went to sleep.

Next morning, the person greeted me, chatted a while and then predicted that my prolific professional life would begin only after I cross the age of 48.

Surprisingly, I realised that his words came true as in 1993, I came to the UAE when I was 48. In 2005, I even started writing in newspapers.

Whenever I  am alone, I recollect this surprising experience.

The UAE did change my life for the best. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Denvaril Damodaran.


சிறு கதை 2. .
.டென்வரில் தாமோதரன் .
வால்மார்டி லிருந்து வெளியே வந்த தாமோதரன் தன்னை யாரோ அழைப்பதை கேட்டு திரும்பி பார்த்தான். ஆச்சரியமாக இருந்தது அவனுக்கு ,காரணம் ,அவன் நண்பன் ராமு .
ராமு வுக்கு ஒரே ஆச்சரியம் .டென்வரில் இவன் எப்படி வந்தான் என்று.
அதே கேள்வி குறி தமொதரனுகும் எழுந்தது. ராமு , நீ எப்போ,இங்கு வந்தாய்.
அது ஒரு பெரிய கதை ,நான் என் அப்பாவை ,தேடி இங்கு வந்தேன். என் ஆபீசில் இங்கு ஒரு மாதம் ப்ராஜெக்ட் வொர்க் இருந்ததால் என்னை அனுப்பினார்கள் .நானும் அப்பாவை கண்டுபிடிக்க ஒப்புக்கொண்டு இங்கே வந்தியன் .அதைகேட்ட ராமு ,
உன் அப்பா எப்படி டென்வர் வந்தார் ,விவரமாக சொல்லு.
உன்னிடம் சொல்லாமல் வேறு யாரிடம் சொல்ல போகிறியன். நாம் ஸ்கூலில் படிக்கும் போது என் அப்பா ,அவர் நண்பர் ,ஒருவர் வெகு காலமாக ,இங்கு இருக்கிறார் .நான் அங்கு போய், நிறை ய சம்பாதித்து ,மூன்று வருடங்களில் வந்து விடுகிரியன் என்று ,அம்மாவை ,கன்வின்சே பண்ணி ,அம்மாவிடம் இருந்த ,எல்லா நகையும் விற்று டென்வெருக்கு விமானம் ஏறிவிட்டார் .மூன்று வருடம், இருபது வருடம் ,ஆகியும் ஒரு லெட்டெர் , இல்லை. இதே கவலையில் ,அம்மா இரண்டு மாதம் முன்பு ,காலமாகிவிட்டாள் என்னை கஷ்டப்பட்டு ,படிக்கவைத்து,ஒரு பெரிய கம்பெனியில் , சிபாரிசில் சேர்த்தும், பார்த்து விட்டு இரண்டு மதம் முன்பு கண்ணை முடி விட்டாள்.l
அவன் கதையை கேட்ட ராமு ,நீ உன் அப்பாவை எப்படி ,கண்டுபிடிப்பாய்
.தாமோதரன்,என் கதை ,இருக்கட்டும் ,நீ எப்படி டென்வரில்
ராமு, நான் இங்கு ஒரு எச்போர்ட் கம்பெனியில் வேலை பார்க்கிரியன்
வந்து மூன்று வருஷம் ஆகி விட்டது.நீ எங்கு தங்குகிறாய்
தாமோதரன்,என் ஆபீஸ் நண்பனுடன் , ஹெம்பெடன் ஏரியாவில்
ராமு,சூப்பர் ஏரியா ,நான் டோவ்ன் டவுன் இல் இருகிரியன் இந்தா என் கார்டு ,கீப் இன் டச் ,நான் அவசரமாக போகணும். உன் அப்பா சிக்கிரம் கிடைக்கணும்னு பெருமாளை .வேண்டிகிரியன்
தாமோதரன் ,ஓகே ,நான் நாளைக்கு போன் பண்ரியன் , என் கார்டு இல்லை
ராமு ,பரவில்லை ,நான் அர்ஜெண்ட் ஆக போகணும் ,கார்டு மிஸ் பண்ணாதே
தாமோதரன் ,இல்லை , பாய் .
ராமு போனவுடன் ,தாமோதரன் ,நேராக ,தன் இடத்திற்கு வந்தான் .
இன்னும் ஒரு மாதத்துக்குள் அப்பா எப்படி கிடைப்பார் ,என்று யோசனை பண்ண ஆரம்பித்தான் .அப்பா போட்டோ பழசு ,அதுக்கும் இப்ப பாக்கற
அப்பாவுக்கும் ,நிறை யா வித்தியாசம் இருக்கும் .அவன் கடைசியாக ,அப்பாவை பார்த்தது , 8 வயசில் . யோசனை தடை பட்டது அவன் ஆபீஸ் நண்பன் வந்ததினால்
என்ன தாம் ,எப்போ வந்தே ,அவன் நண்பன் சேகர் கேட்டவுடன்,
தாம் ,இப்போதான்
சேகர்,ஓகே.எங்கே போனே ,
தாம்,வால்மார்ட் ,அங்கே என் நண்பன் ராமு வை பார்த்தியன் ,கூட படித்தவன் .
சேகர் ,குட் ,சரி ,காலையில் பார்க்கலாம்
தாம்,குட் நைட்.
தாம் தன சோக கதையை இது வரை ,ராமு வை தவிர வேறு ,யாரிடமும் சொல்ல வில்லை .ராமு அவன் ஆப்த நண்பன் அதனால் அவனிடம் சொன்னான் .அப்படியே படுத்து கண்ணயர்ந்து ,துங்கி விட்டான்.
மறு நாள் காலை ,சேகருடன் காரில் ஆபீஸ் வந்தான் .மதியம் ,வரை மூச்சு விட டைம் இல்லை .லஞ்ச் போது சேகருடன் இன்னும் ஒரு ஆபீஸ் நண்பன் ,சேகர் ,மீட் சந்தானம் .தாம் உடனே ,நண்பன்டா ,என்று சொல்லனும்னு ஆசை பட்டு ,அடகிகொண்டு விட்டான்.
தாமோதரன் ,என்று தன்னை அறிமுகபடுத்தி கொண்டான் .
சந்தானம். உங்களை ,பார்த்ததில் ரொம்ப சந்தோசம் , நீங்கள் ,சென்னையா
தாம்.இல்லை,மதுரை
சந்தானம்.அப்படியா. மதுரைக்கு நான் அடிக்கடி வறுவியன்.நல்ல ஊர் .
அதற்குள் தாமோதரனை ,அவன் பாஸ் அழைக்கவே ,கிளம்பிவிட்டான்.
மறு நாள் தாமோதரன் ராமுவுக்கு போன் பண்ணி ,எப்படி இருக்கிறான் என்று விசாரித்தான். ராமு வும் அவன் அப்பா பற்றி எதாவது தகவல் ,தெரிந்ததா என்று ஆவலாக கேட்டான்.தாம் ஒரு நாளில் என்ன தகவல் கிடைக்கும் ,பார்ப்போம் நான் தேடுவதை விட போவதில்லை என திட்டவட்டமாக சொல்லிவிட்டான். நாட்கள் யாருக்காகவும் காத்திருப்பதில்லை அது தன பாட்டுக்கு ஓடிக்கொண்டு தான் இருக்கிறது.தாமோதரன் வந்து 26 நாட்கள் ஓடிவிட்டது.இன்னும் மூன்று தினங்களில் அவன் சென்னை கிளம்பவேண்டும். அன்று ஆபீஸ் விட்டு டௌன்டவுன் போய்,ஊருக்கு ஷாப்பிங் பண்ணலாம் என்று போனான் .அங்கு ஒரு கடையில் ஒரு பாக் கிழே கிடந்தது .அதை எடுத்து சுற்றும்
முற்றும் பார்த்து யாரவது விட்டுவிட்டு தேடுகிரர்களா என்று பார்த்தான்
யாரும் தெரிய வில்லை . இருந்தும் அவன் வெளியே வந்து பார்த்தான்
அங்கு
ஒரு பெண்மணி எதையோ தேடுவதை பார்த்தான் .அவளிடம் வந்து ஆங்கிலத்தில் என்ன தேடுகிரிர்கள் என கேட்டான் .அதற்கு அவள் இவனை பார்த்து , இந்தியா என்று கேட்டாள்.தாமோதரன் ,ஆம் இந்த பை உங்களுதா .
அந்த பெண்மணி ,ஆம் , இதை கடையில் விட்டது மறந்து விட்டது. நீங்கள் எங்கு இருகிறிர்கள் .தாம் ,நான் ஆபீஸ் விசயமாக டென்வர் வந்தியன் .
அப்படியா ,ரொம்ப சந்தோசம் ,நான் இங்கு பக்கத்து ஸ்ட்ரீட்டில் இருகிரியன் ,என் வீட்டுக்கு வாங்க என்று கட்டாயபடுத்தி அழைத்து சென்றாள். வீடு நன்றாக இருந்தது . தாம் .,அம்மா உங்கள் பையில் எல்லாம் இருக்கிறதா ,என்று பாருங்கள். பரவயில்லை தம்பி. உங்களை .பார்த்தா நேர்மையானவராக ,இருகிறிர்கள். .அப்படிஇல்லை என் அப்பா ,எப்போதும் சொல்லுவார் ,யார் பொருளை திருப்பி கொடுத்தாலும் ,அவர்களை பார்த்து வாங்க ,சொல்லு என்று அறிவுரை பண்ணியிருக்கிறார். சரி என்று அந்த ,பெண்மணி பை யை திறந்து எல்லா பொருள்களையும் கொட்டினார். அதில் ஒரு போட்டோ இருந்தது.அதை காண்பித்து ,என் சாமானை ,நீங்கள் கொடுத்துவிட்டிர்கள் .இந்த போடவில் இருக்கும் பையனை நான் எப்படி தேடுவியன் என்று அந்த போட்டோவை தாம் கு காட்டினாள்.அதை பார்த்த தாம்கு ஆச்சரியமாக போய்விட்டது.அந்த போடவில் இருந்தது அவன் அப்பா. மற்றும் தாமோதரன் சிறு வயதில். அந்த போட்டோவை பார்த்த தாமோதரன் ,
இவரை எப்படி உங்களுக்கு தெரியும்.அவரை உடனே பார்க்கணும் .அந்த பெண்மணி ருக்மணி ,
இவரை பார்க்கமுடியாது ,சுமார் இருபது வருடங்கள் முன் நானும் இவரும், சென்னையில் இருந்து ஒரே விமானத்தில் ,டென்வேற்கு பயணம் , வந்தோம் .வரும் பொது அவர் தான் எதற்காக டென்வர் ,வருகிறார் தன் லட்சியம் ,ஒரே மகனை நன்றாக படிக்க வைத்து பெரிய ,மனிதனாக பார்க்க வேண்டும் என்று என்னிடம் சொன்னார்.அப்போது
அவர் மகன் ,போட்டோ ,த மற்றும் அவர் போட்டோவை
எனக்கு காட்டினார்.டென்வர் வந்தவுடன் எனக்கு அவர் நண்பனை பார்த்து விட்டு போன் பன்னுகிரியன் என்று அவர் நண்பர் விலாசம் கொடுத்தார். பிறகு ஒரு நாள் கழித்து அவரிடம் இருந்து ,போன் வந்தது ,அவர் நண்பர் ,மகன் விபத்தில் ,இறந்ததினால் ,எல்லா வற்றையும் மறந்து கோமாவில் போய்விட்டார் என்று அதை கேட்ட .நான் உடனே நீங்கள் ,என்னிடம் வந்து தங்குங்கள் என்று சொல்லி உடனே அட்ரஸ் கொடுத்து
வர சொன்னியன்.விதி ,வேறு விதமாக விளையாடிவிட்டது.
என்ன அம்மா ,என்னாச்சு.
அவர் வரும்போது ,நண்பன் கோமாவில் போனதை நினைத்து இதய துடிப்பால் வழியிலயே இறந்து விட்டார்.அவர் பெட்டி எல்லாம் யாரோ ,எடுத்து கொண்டு போய்விட்டார்கள்.ஆனால் அவர் விமானத்தில் கொடுத்த இந்த போட்டோ என்னிடம் இருக்கிறது.நான் எப்படி அவர் குடும்பத்தாரை கண்டுபிடிப்பின் .
அம்மா இதில் இருப்பது என் அப்பா தான் ,என்று தாம் தன்னிடம் இருந்த அப்பா போட்டோவை காண்பித்தான். பெண்மணி ஆச்சர்யத்துடன் அந்த போட்டோவை பார்த்து நே. தாமோதரன் ,உன் அப்பா சொன்னது இன்னிக்கும் எனக்கு நினைவிருக்கிறது. பெருமாள் பெரியவன் என அவனை பாசத்துடன் ,அணைத்து கொண்டாள். அம்மா ,இன்று உங்களை பார்த்ததில் ,என் அப்பாவின் ,மரணம் தெரிந்தது. இங்கு யாருடன் இருக்கிறிர்கள் அதற்கு ருக்மிணி .என் கணவர் ஒரு கம்பெனி நடத்தி வந்தார் ,அவரும் போன வருடம் காலமாகிவிட்டார்.எனக்கு யாரும் இல்லை.
எனக்கும் இப்போது யாரும் இல்லை ,அகவே நீங்கள் என்னுடன் இந்திய வந்து விடுங்கள் என அன்போடு தாம் அந்த பெண்மணி ருக்மிணியை கேட்டான்.
ருக்மிணி ,இல்லை, இனிமேல் எங்குட நீ தான் இருக்கணும் ..என் கம்பனியை பார்த்துக்கொள்ளனும். தாம் அந்த அன்பு தெய்வத்தின் கட்டளை ஐ மீற முடியவில்லை .
ஒரு மாதத்தில் அப்பாவை தேடி வந்த தாமோதரன் நிரந்தர டென்வர் தாமோதரன் ஆகி விட்டான் அவன் அப்பாவின் கனவு தாமோதரன் பெரிய மனிதனகவேண்டும் . என்றது நனவாகிவிட்டது. அவன் நண்பன் ராமுவுக்கு ரொம்பவும் சந்தோசம் தன நண்பனின் அப்பாவை தேடும் படலம் இனிதாக முடிந்தது என்று.
கே/ராகவன்.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Letter.

Letter Published in The New Indian Express Bengaluru India on 18June 15
Sushma In Visa Row
The report BJP Backs Sushma in Lalit Modi Visa Row (TNIE,June 15) made an interesting read.Sushma's explanation that she helped Lalit Modi purely on humanitarian grounds has not been accepted by the opposition .Politics is a game of opportunism,where no body does any thing on humanitarian grounds.
K.RAGAVAN
Bengaluru

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Life is Beautiful 272.

Ram was more worried about Vasanthy  as the phone was dis connected.By that time his phone was ringing.Kathambari was in the other line
Ram,Mother's friend Ramya met with a small accident.Mother took her to Rasheed hospital.She was asking me wheather you know any Doctor,because  Prasanna must be knowing.
Ram.i will check up with Prasanna.Mother is in Which  ward.
Kathambari.She is in Emergency  room.
Ram.O.K.i WILL GO NOW.
Kathambari.Mum called just now.I am having a meeting  so i could n't go.I called Prasanna but his phone was switchedoff.Can you go there.
Ram.I will go now.I will try Prasanna
After that Ali dropped Ram in Rasheed hospital.Ram came to the Emergency room saw Vasanthy.
Vasanthy.Sorry Ram,before i convey the  news hospital people asked me to  stop talking in Mobile in side the premises.
Ram.No Problem, i Came to know  through Kathambari.How is your friend now.
Vasanthy.Now better.When i started to see you i got a call from my friend.She  sliped from the  bath room.Luckily  No major damage.I asked Kathambari to find out from Prasanna he knows any Doctor who can take care of her.
Ram.She could n't contact Prasanna.I talked him now .He said he will talk to his Doctor friend James.
Then Ram went in side saw Ramya.
Good evening Sir.Thank you for coming.
Ram.How you feel now.
Ramya.Pain has reduced little bit.
Ram.You will be alright.
By that time Doctor James came there.
Seeing him Ram,Are you Dr James.
James.Yes ,how you know.
Ram.I know Prasanna will call you .
James.You are the friend of Prasanna.Nice to meet you.
After that he examined Ramya.
Nothing to worry.Luckily she had minor injury.She will be alright in a day.
Then he prescribed some tablets  and ointment for external application.
Ram.Thank you Doctor for your  immediate attention.
James.This is my duty.Prasanna is my good friend and you are his  Guru.
Ram.Thank you so much.
James.You can take her now to home.
Vasanthy.Thank you Ram.
Ramya.Thank you Mr Ram.
After that Ramya  and Vasanthy left.
While going to his house Ali was asking Ram
Sir,what happened.
Ram.One of our friend  sliped in the house.Now ok.
Ali.Now i am happy.
By that time Ram's phone was ringing
(to be continued).
K.Ragavan.
See You Next WEek,
16-6-15.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Letter.

Letter Published in The New Indian Express India On 16June 15,
Clash of Personalities
Prabhu Chawla's Power &Politics (TNSE June14)was an interesting read.Earlier,political parties used to fight for their ideologies and principles, butit has now been replaced by a fight between personalities.The BJP should play its cards closely in Bihar and not be over confident unlike in Delhi earlier this year.It is up to the people to pick between leaders of Pataliputra and Indraprastha as we wait and see.
K.RAGAVAN
Bengaluru

Tribute to Writer Sundaram (Aadhavan ) 355.

Today i am going to  pen another   Versatile Writer from the tamil literary world is none other than Sundaram popularly known as Aadhavan.He was born in the famous  place kallidaikurichi ,tirunelveli district.Had his education in Delhi  and  joined  Indian railways later  Joined National book trust of India as an assistant editor.He started contributing short stories for children  in the magazine Kannan in his earlier career.His most noted work novel En Peyar Ramaseshan was translated in Russian language  is worth to be mentioned here.He was bestowed SahityaAkademi Award for his short stories collection Mudalil Iravu Varum.Known for his writeups in short stories ,novels and plays.I read two of this writer's stories.Those stories are  Kaagitha Malargal and Kanagathin Naduvae.Few short stories i could n't remember.In his four and half decades career he has given remarkable,and memorable stories and novels which no one can deny.Puluthil Veenai Was his popular play welcomed by the tamil fans.Even though he is departed from us his  Wonderful creations are in front of usToday i am very happy to tribute this famous writer.
K.Ragavan.
See You Next Week,
15-6-15.
www.ragavan-creativity.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf NewsUAE on 15June 15   ,A blow to political ambitions
I agree with the Gulf News story on Turkey’s ruling party losing a majority being a blow for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (‘Erdogan must be more inclusive in his approach’, Gulf News, June 9). For more than a decade, Erdogan was dominating in Turkish politics. The results were a great blow for his political ambitions, particularly for his presidential ambitions. Will the newly elected party deliver better than Erdogan? We have to wait and see!
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, June 12, 2015

Article 407.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 13 June 15, (Article 407).

Best place

The other day, I was watching television at home in India when someone rang the doorbell. It was a young man who introduced himself as a close friend’s grandson. He informed that he had got a job in a Dubai private company and wanted some references for guidance. Anything about the UAE thrills me as I had worked there for several years and adore the country. I happily gave some names and told him something that made him smile. “If it is the UAE you are going to for a job, you have chosen the best place.” 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Letter.

Letter Published in The New Indian Express India OnJune 15, 12,
Purposeful President
Power &Politics (TNSE June 7) was meaningful.In the three years of his tenure so far, president Pranab Mukerjee's Visits overseas indicate a bid to promote Indian pride,business and academia.The author has nicely elaborated on his purpose of visits and complimented the President for his efforts to make India a super power.
K.RAGAVAN
Bengaluru

My letter Published in Thendral USA in June 15,Issue.

http://www.tamilonline.com/thendral/article.aspx?aid=10140#

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Life is Beautiful 271.

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 hour  why not we meet in Karama today evening.
Ram. I  have to check up.Murthy has come from iNDIA.
Vasanthy.Yes,i know that.Try if possible we can meet .
Ram.I will try and call you in the after noon.
Vasanthy.O.K.Will be waiting for your call.I want to see you,missing you for long time.
Ram.Me too,I will call you,bye
Afterthat Ram was ready to go to office waiting for Driver Ali.
Exactly at 8-30.A.M. Ali came .
While going Ali was telling,
Sir,there is a small accident in the Shaick Zayed road,i will go in a different route .
Ram.It will take how much time extra.
Ali.May be Half an hour.
Ram.O.K.
Then Ram Called Atkinson
Good Morning Mr Atkinson, i will be coming to office little late.There is a small accident  on our way.Ali is taking a diversion.
Atkinson.O.K.Ram.You need not have informed this.
Ram. ,  i want to inform you.
Atkinson.Thank you.I will also deviate  my route.
After that Ram was thinking about Vasanthy's call.  why she called in the morning .He was also thinking of meeting her.
After reaching the office he checked his evening Programme but  no important programme was there.
After finishing his Lunch he called Vasanthy
Hello,Evening what time  we can meet.Where.
Vasanthy.We  shall meet in Karama  station.
Ram.O.K.i Will be there at 5.P.M
Vasanthy.I will be there at 5P.M.
Then Ram was busy with his work.
Evening he reached Karama station .tILL 5-15 Vasanthy has not come.He was thinking on the way she might have held up in trafficTill 6p.m She has not turned up
By that time he received a call from Vasanthy.
Ram,I am in Rasheed hospital-----Ram was  about to ask what happened to her but phone was dis connected
(to be continued)
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
9-6-15.



Monday, June 8, 2015

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 9June 15,Great signs of progress
The Gulf News story about how Mauritius designated their first woman president was great news, indeed (‘Mauritius designates first woman president’, Gulf News, June 4). The 56-year-old Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is the first woman president there and the fact that she is a renowned biologist is important. With her induction, Mauritius will go further forward and set an example in the region.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tribute to Cinematographer R.D.Rajasekhar 354.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from the  Tamil film industry is none other than Cine matographer R.D.Rajasekhar.In his Fifteen years film career he has given many remarkable films.He has worked with Popular Directors viz, Gautam Menon,A.R.Murugadoss,Lingusamy and  others.Known for his beautiful shots both indoor and out door.He has contributed more than twenty five films in Tamil,Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi..I have seen many films of this Cinematographer.Those films are,Minnale,Red,KaakhaKaakha,Manmadhan,Ghajini,Bheema,Kaalai,Sathyam,Vedi,Billa11,
and Arima Nambi.Thotti Jaya.Among the films i like his remarkable Craftsmanship in  Arima Nambi,Ghajini,Vedi,Billa 11,and Sathyam.One of the few talented technicians in the industry respected by the film fraternity.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Cinematographer.
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
9-6-15.
www.ragavan-creativity.blogspot.com

Friday, June 5, 2015

Article 406.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 6June 15,(406)

Bag secret

After my retirement, I generally carry a bag with a water bottle and an umbrella during my walking sessions as well as shopping. By virtue of my pharmaceutical background, I do not feel odd about this habit, because I used to carry my professional bag with samples to meet doctors. 

A few days ago, a friend asked me why I always carried the bag! I replied that it contained water and umbrella. He suggested that I should drop the habit, as the bag was heavy and an unnecessary burden for a retired man.

Before I could reply to him, nature answered. There was a sudden downpour and when everyone ran around towards the shade, I opened my umbrella and suggested that my friend join me to avoid getting wet. His smile reflected his feelings. 
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 4June 15,Now Congress shows concern
The Gulf News story on India ‘suit boot’ being more acceptable than ‘suitcase’ was an interesting read (‘‘Suit boot’ is more acceptable than ‘suitcase’: PM’, Gulf News, May 31). As Prime Minister Narendra Modi rightly said that even with what the Congress party has done to the poor and the farmers, they are now criticising the land bill. He has also expressed that he is prepared to change the ordinance and that is not a matter of life and death to him. I hope a new bill will be presented shortly for approval.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Life is Beautiful 270.

After talking with Raj  Ram received   a call from his friend Ananda Rao.
Ram How are you.
Ram .I am fine.How is your family
Ananda Rao. All are fine.I  want to see Dubai but do n't know the formalities to  get Visa.
Ram.Do n't worry.You  can send your Pass port copies with one photo to mebymail.I will take care.
Ananda rao.What will be the Cost  up and down  and stay for One week.
Ram.It may cost 25,000 Rs roughly for Visa and fare.You can stay with me.Only you  have to spend for your Purchases.
Ananda Rao.Thank you.I will send the details shortly.
Ram.After retirement you have not gone to any place.Your decision of visiting Dubai is  nice.You are welcome.
Ananda Rao.Bye.I will send the details.
After that Ram saw the  News.Shocked about the Students strike in the Prestigious Madras IIT.
By that time Murthy called.
Ram, i am watching  the News.Shocked  the IIT  Episode..
Ram.I am also watching this.Such a reputed and prestigious institute's name  now spoiled.
Murthy.We do n't know the inner story.What ever be the cause thisis very sad.
Ram.Students are the  future leaders of  any Nation ,but there is a limit for protesting.I do agree freedom of speech and expression should be respected. Why this Club has banned we do n't know.Government only knows.Very sad state of affairs.On the one side Modi wants to make India a great nation ,but on the other side  Strikes,hate speeches and Political  opposition allegations.
Murthy.Hope he will win and over come thepresent crisis.
Ram.I am also hoping the same.
Murthy.Sorry to disturb you.Good night.
Ram.Good night.
(to be continued)
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
2-6-15.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 2June 15A matter of accountability
The Gulf News story on Singh saying that scams during his time are a non-issue was an interesting read. Everyone knows about his integrity and straightforward nature, including the opposition party at the time, the BJP. Whatever causes he has attributed for his honesty, Singh was the prime minister of India and he is responsible for how his ministers act. During his tenure, the Commonwealth Games scam, the 2G scam and the coal allocation scam was revealed and some ministers went to jail. His reply to the allegations made by the opposition was not appropriate and he completely ignored the corruption and scams. It’s the same way Modi is responsible for how his ministers act. One has to accept the reality.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tribute to Cinematographer Shakthi 353.

Today i remembered another Interesting film personality from the Tamil film Industry is none other than Cinematographer Shakthi.Started his  training  with ace Cinematographer Jeeva in his earlier films like Run,12B Later became independent.Even though he has few films to his credit  he earned a good name from the Industry is important.In his Six years film career he has worked with Up coming actors like Atharva and ,Johny Amala Paul was also worked  with him.Good Cinematography both in Indoor and Out door will be visible in his movies.I have seen Renigunta,and Muppoluthum Un karpanaigal from this Cinematographer.He has Couple of films  to be released shortly.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Up coming Cinematographer.He will have good future since he started his Career with Stalwart Cinematographer  Jeeva.
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
1-6-15.
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