Monday, August 31, 2015


Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 1Sep 15,
Ideology Matters
Apropos of Prabhu Chawla's Power &Politics ' Column,the author has rightly analysed the recent episode in Gujarat and the image of the  22-year -old leader  fighting for OBC Quota for the Patels.It must be remembered that Narendra Modi  himself reached today's Himalayan status only by way of his ideology and not by fighting against any individual.

Tribute to Cinemato grapher Kay Gee 366.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from BollyWood film industry is none other than Late  Cinematographer Kay Gee.He has worked with all top class actors viz  ,Amitabh Bachchan , Shashi Kapoor,Shatruhan Sinha,Raakhee, Rekha,,Prem Chopra and many others.He was associated with Late Famous Director Yash Chopra for many years. He has given many remarkable movies .Brilliant  shots both indoor and out door  will be visible in his films.Even though he has plenty of films to his credit,i have seen few films.Those movies are, Ittefaq, Daaq,Deewar,Kabhi Kabhie,Trishul,Kaala Pathar,Sil Sila,and Sawaal,Some pictures i could n't remember. Till his departure (if i remember 1983) he was one of the few Cinematographers respected from the  film industry.Even though he is not with us his memorable movies are with us..Bolly wood industry earlier as well to day known for it's Cinematography.Today i am very happy to tribute this Late Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, August 30, 2015


Letter Published in The New Indian Express Sunday Standard  India On 30Aug 15,
Vastu Spell on Modi
Regardless of who occupies 7 RCR,Indian  PMs have not been tackling the crucial issues involving  Pakistan with great success (Prabhu Chawla's Power and Politics ,Aug 23,) it may be because we tend to believe in ahimsa,Given the recent developments on the border, PM Modi should act fast. will he over come the effects of Vaastu?

Friday, August 28, 2015


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 29 Aug 15,( Article 418).

Connecting factor

Interacting with different people from various walks of life through social media could make one famous, at least virtually.

I interact with so many people by posting links of my work and posting photos as well. Recently, I was bestowed with this moment of happiness when I went to meet my friends in Chennai.  These friends were kind enough to spare their time with me. A few of those friends had read my past articles in newspapers and posted on the social media and they expressed their positive reactions. Social media does bring people closer.
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 27Aug 15,India’s voting laws unfair?
The Gulf News story about the Indian court saying that voters have a right to abstain from voting was interesting (‘Court says voters have right to abstain’, Gulf News, August 22). If the government insists on compulsory voting in all elections, they should also amend a new law saying people have the right to throw the government if they fail to deliver on promises and instead lead with corruption and so many other things. I do agree that every citizen should vote for good governance. Will it happen in India?
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Life is Beautiful 282.

After the Lunch Ram  and others discussed the master piece comedy story of Washingtanil thirumanam.
Murthy.Like Washingtanil thirumanam Prasanna's marriage will be celebrated here in the Golden city Dubai.
Vasanthy.Not like that.that was a big story.
Ram.What ever be ,the attempt should appreciated.
Vasanthy.Thank you.I may get 300-350. guests will come for the marriage.
Ram.That 's very big in this Golden city.
Kathambari.I want to have some good musical programme on that day
Vasanthy.I am trying to contact Shankar Mahadevan for the reception programme,
Ram.Lovely,he is one of the versatile singer whom i like
Murthy.I too like his voice.So many movies like Dil Chathahi ,Tare Zameen Par and many.
Ram.His  continues solo  singing was superb.He is one of the versatile singer we have today in Bollywood industry.
Vasanthy. To cover all the  marriage functions   i am contacting  a good cinematographer  of South indian film industry Mr  Natrajan.
Ram.You mean Natrajan Subramaniam.He is one of the talented technician Indian film industry has got.
Vasanthy.Through one of my friend who is a Auditor knows him.Hopefully i may fix him.
Ram.Good,he is one of the talented Cinematographers of Indian film industry we have today.
Vasanthy.I saw some of his movies,and impressed about his work.
Ram.Nice idea.
Murthy.I have no knowledge about Camera.But Ram knows because he is a good writer.
Kathambari.Is it,great.I know he is only a good speaker.
Vasanthy.We will ask Ram to give a small talk on that day.
Murthy.That is nice.
After few minitues Ram , Murthy, Prasanna  left
While entering  in to the lift Vasanthy Called Ram,excuse me Ram,this is yours
Vasanthy.Please come and see.
Ram went in side.Vasanthy gave a letter to him.Go through this,bye
After a long time Vasanthy gave a letter to Ram.
(to be continued).
See You Next Week

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tribute to Director Chimbu Devan 365.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from Tamil film industry is none other than Director Chimbu Devan.Started his career as a cartoonist in the famous tamil magazine Ananda vikatan  and later  with Popular director Cheran  as assistant . .In his  nine years film career he has given few  remarkable movies and earned a good name is worth to be mentioned.He has worked with all the leading actors  viz,Prakash Raj,Lawrance Raghavendra,Vadivelu,,Santhanam, and others.His films are full of comedy with meaningful dialoques.I have seen few films of this Director.Those movies are Imsai Arasan Pulikesi Arai en 305 il Kadavul, and Irumbukottai Murattu singam. Imsai arasan pulikesi  acted by Vadivelu in the leading roll earned a good name for him.This film was won for  Best Costume  from Tamil Nadu  state award is important.Good Cinematography by Arthur A.Wilson is added attraction for this movie.Other two films also earned a good name for him.Madurai district has created many talented Technicians and ,actors is not a exaggerated one. incidentally  this director also hails from the famous city Madurai.His up coming film with Vijay in the Leading roll and  Natrajan Subramanian as Cinematographer will certainly  earn a wonderful name for  this young Puli.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Upcoming  Director.
See You Next Week,

Friday, August 21, 2015

Article 417.

Article Published  in The Gulf Today UAE   on 22 Aug 15,(Article 417).

Friendly meal

Last month I attended so many functions that I took a vow to refrain from eating at restaurants this month. I decided I should stick to my pledge at least for 20 days. Things were running smoothly until about the 17th day, when I got a call from a friend who was visiting Bengaluru.

After a few pleasantries were exchanged, I asked to what I owed the honour of his call. He explained that he wanted to celebrate his birthday with me the following day at a restaurant. 

I was unable to dent his request for the friendly meal, although it was a very tough dilemma between the self-promise I had made and a close friend’s special request. 
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Letter Published in The NewIndian Express India on 19August 15,
Sr Citizens too Deserve Better
Ex-servicemen have rendered a remarkable service to the nation and they deservr OROP. Similarly senior citizens ,who are not getting pensons,live on meagre interest offered by banks.A decent hike in interest rates should be considered.Both ex-service men and senior citizens are human beings and deserve a better deal.

Life is Beautiful 281.

Ram and others entered in to Kathambari's house  hall.Vasanthy was waiting for them.
Good morning to all,welcome to our home.
Murthy.Thank you
Vasanthy.I heard about you through Kathambari  nice to see you here.
Murthy.Thank you.
Vasanthy.You too Ram  and  Prasanna welcome
Prasanna.Thank you.
Vasanthy.We will have light refreshment before our discussions.
Ram.What refreshments
Kathambari.Today i prepared  Vadai and chatni.Mummy prepared Kesari
Ram.Murthy likes Kesari very much.
Murthy.Yes we often have Satyanarayana pooja in my house.At  that time  my wifeprepares Kesari only.
Vasanthy.Come ,let us go to dining hall.
After finishing the refreshments all came to hall.
Vasanthy. I have fixed a date  next month for the marriage.
Ram.Nice,where is the venue.
Vasanthy.It is Indian    community hall in Dubai.
Ram.Oh Nice hall.
Vasanthy.It will accomodate nearly 500 guests.From India who all the people come from Prasanna side.
Prasanna.Mother only from my side.I do n't have any relatives from my side.
Vasanthy.I see.
Prasanna. I want   Mr Murthy,my managing directorand Mr Raj to attend.
Ram.Good suggestion. i  can ask Mr Atkinsonto apply for visas.
Prasanna.No need sir.I can apply through our company.
Murthy.Proposal is very good.I have to check up with Our MD.Iam confident he will attend the marriage.
Ram.Regarding Raj ,i will inform him today.
Vasanthy.All are my guests and  i will arrange for the air tickets and accomodation.
Vasanthy.I have arranged Purohit   and cook for the wedding.
Ram.On this  i remember the good oldcomedy Story of Washingtonil thirumanam written by a very good writer Chavi now no more.Dubaiil Prasanna Thirumanam.
Kathambari.What a  great example Ram.i like it
After  that they discussed Various topics went to Lunch
(To be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, August 17, 2015


Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 18Aug 15,
No End to Syrian Civil War
With reference to the report that Syrian government air raids  killed 82 in a market,the on going crisis in the war -torn- country is esclating day by day because of it's leader Bashar al-Assad's actions.No peaceful solution  has been worked out  despite the  international community's intervention.When will Syrian's be able to lead a peaceful life and the region stabilise?

Tribute to Cinematographer ,Director Rajeev Ravi 364.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the South Indian Film industry is none other than Rajeev Ravi. He has worked with all top class actors in Tamil,Malayalam and Hindi films.He has also directed two Malayalam movies.He has worked more hindi films as Cinematographer and created a good name in the Bolly wood film industry.Known for his  good frame work both indoor as well out door.I have  seen few movies of this Cinematographer.Those films are Jana,(Tamil)Mumbai Cutting,DevD,Gulaal,Gangs of Wasseypur,, part 1,part 2,Liar's Dice and Chandini Bar,,In his one and half decades film career he has given few remarkable movies.He was bestowed National Film Award for his Cinematography for his film Liar's Dice.Incidently he is from Film and Television Institute Pune where many  today's top class actors    and other technicians are created.Today i am happy to tribute  this Up coming talented Cinematographer,Director.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Letter Publishedin The New Indian Express India on 17Aug 15
Look at Ground Reality
Prabhu Chawla's 'Power &Politics 'column  is interesting.It is sad that both the NDA government and the opposition led by the Congress are fighting only against individuals perceived as enemies and not for development.Muscle power is not the answer,good governance is.Will Modi look at rhe ground reality?

Saturday, August 15, 2015


Debating the impact of the internet
Readers debate whether the internet is good for society or not
Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 16Aug 15,Playing a helping role

The internet plays a major role in society. People are coming closer together, with its introduction. One has to take it in a positive spirit and use it sensibly. Facebook is playing a vital role for over a billion people to be able to communicate with each other and be closer. I believe that the internet is useful and the risk of it dominating its users is becoming lesser. It is, in fact, really helping people.

From Mr K. Ragavan Krishnamachary

Bengaluru, India

Friday, August 14, 2015

Article 416.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE On 15Aug 15,(416).

Friendly gesture

Being involved with social associations or clubs can have a positive influence on one’s life. Recently, I was unable to attend some meetings and my friends were deeply concerned as to why I was absent. I explained to them that due to prior engagement I could not make it for the programmes. I was touched by their concern and it gave me immense joy. Being a senior citizen, it feels great to be treated by friends so warmly. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 14August 15,Looking forward to the visit
This is in reference to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UAE. UAE and India have had good ties in terms of both bilateral and trade. Modi’s visit will certainly strengthen the existing ties. Many expatriates, including Indian nationals, have been living in the UAE for decades and will be happy to listen to his address. Any country’s development lies on its people and the relationship with the neighbouring countries. I hope Modi’s visit will be fruitful.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Life is Beautiful 280.

On friday Kathambari picked Murthy and Prasanna came to Ram's house.Ram  invited them to the hall.Ram
Welcome my dear friends,what you would like to have
Kathambari. No, Thanks. We will go now.Mum is waiting there.
Ram.O.K.we will start.
While going Kathambari was asking Murthy
Hope you enjoyed your stay here.
Murthy.Yes,Dubai is a nice place.Every body coming here will certainly enjoy.I fully enjoyed.
Kathambari.What all the places you visited.
Murthy.Mainly important malls,desert safari,one movie,and above all visited good friend's place
Prasanna took me to all the places.
Kathambari.Nice, i know Prasanna will take you all the important places.
Ram.Yes,Prasanna is now familiarwith Dubai.
Prasanna.Yes, not fully.But important places i know
Kathambari.Especially hospitals,Doctors  he knows
Prasanna.Yes,that is my profession.
Ram. Murthy Your ticket is confirmed
Murthy.Yes,Tomorrow by Emirates
Ram.From Bengaluru  how you will go.
Murthy.By taxi.
Kathambari.My sore is a very nice place .i like very much.
Murthy.Because of that you got a Mysore boy
Kathambari.May be Mysore made me lot of changes in my  profession.I met Ram and introduce to Media world.
Ram.Because of Kathambari i came to Dubai.
Murthy.Because of you Prasanna got  Beautiful Kathambari.What you say Ram
Ram.All this has written already by the God.I strongly believe he is the one and only supreme
Murthy.Very true,
By that time Kathambari entered in to her Building.
See You Next Week,

Tribute to Cinematographer ,Director Nemai Ghosh 363.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality  who has created a big impact in his four decades  film  career is none other than Cinematographer Director Nemai Ghosh.If i remember correct he started his career with famous Late Legend Satyajit Ray.One of the few Cinematographers popular in his indoor frame work is worth to be mentioned here.His contributions of films of various languages  viz ,Bengali,Hindi,Tamil,Kannada (if i am right)  with  noted Directors.He was also awarded merit certificate for his Directorial   work for Pathai theriyuthu Par  tamil  movie.He was associated few films  with Stalwart V.Srinivasan of Muktha Films and Late K.Bala chander .I have seen couple of films of this  doyen.Those films are Neer Kumuzi,Paathai Theriyuthu Par,Chiinamul,Soora vali, few films i could n't recollect.He was applauded for his frame work in Neer Kumuzi.His active movement in Chennai film society is very important. Apart from his film activity he was more attached to labour movementof workers in the film industry.Bengal is known for top class artists,technicians .Incidently this talented technician hails from Bengal.Today i am happy to tribute this talented technician,Director.Even though this Late Cinematographer is not with us his remarkable movies are infront of us.
See You Next Week,

Monday, August 10, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf news UAE on 10Aug 15,Parliament isn’t a playground
The Gulf News story about 25 Congress party lawmakers being suspended for five days, was good to read (‘Speaker suspends Congress lawmakers for five days’, Gulf News, August 4). More than a fortnight passed, with a logjam in the Indian Parliament and the opposition parties misbehaving in the House, resulting in the suspension of 25 members. Despite mixed reactions and the ‘Black Day’ comment by Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, I feel the decision taken by the Speaker was good and would help in conducting the House calmly in the future. Politicians should not think the House is a playground for them. I hope in the coming days, the functioning of the Parliament will go smoothly.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, August 7, 2015


My Letter Published in Thendral Magazine USA in Aug 15,Issueசாதாரண மனிதன் எல்லா உறுப்புகளும் இருந்து  சாதிப்பது அதிசயமில்லை . பினோ சைபன் பார்வையில்லாமல் வங்கியில் பணியாற்றி, தற்போது இந்திய வெளியுறவு பணி புரியும் வாய்ப்பை வென்ற சாதனயை எவ்வளவு பாராட்டினாலும் தகும்.இசைஅமைப்பாளர்
பரத்வாஜ் , இலங்கை அமைச்சர் விக்னேஸ்வரன்  ஆகியோர் நேர் காணல்களும் அருமை. .

Article 415.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 8 Aug 15, (Article 415).

Failed plan

Recently, a good friend of mine from the UAE sent me an invitation to attend her daughter’s dance performance in Chennai. I booked my rail ticket in advance to reach the city from Bangalore. On the departure day, however, some unexpected domestic problem cropped up and I had to cancel my ticket. I hold a special value for my friends in the UAE and hence felt quite upset. But well, I had to console myself with the saying, “Man proposes, God disposes.”
K. Ragavan


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 8 Aug 15,Unacceptable in civil society
The Gulf News story about the need for United Nations (UN) to end its silence on Israeli crimes, was meaningful and thought provoking (‘UN must stop being silent on Israeli crimes’, Gulf News, July 30). After more than six decades, the conflict between Israel and Palestine is continuing and I find this really saddening. The recent attacks resulting in the killing of the young child, and the mosque attack, were unacceptable. Israel continues to commit war crimes and this should be stopped through UN intervention and they must end their silence. Killing innocent civilians should be condemned in any civilised society. Will Israel ever stop?
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Letter Published in The National UAE on 5 Aug 15
Children need open spaces Children don't have the space to play because too many are now living in apartment buildings. Many countries have this problem, including mine.

K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 279.

Next day morning Ram received a call from Murthy
Good Morning Ram How are you
Ram.I am fine.How are you.
Murthy.I am planning to leave for India on Thuresday.
Ram.I see.If you have not booked your return journey ,post pone it to Friday.
Ram.Kathambari's mother asked me to come for discussions along with Prasanna about the marriage.
Murthy.Is it Good news
Ram.Since you are his boss ,well wisher i want you should come on that day since you are very much here.
Murthy.Certainly,it is my pleasure to come on that day.I will go on Saturday.
Ram.Thank you.Give me Prasanna
Prasanna.Hello Sir,
Ram.Prasanna you know the news
Prasanna.I was hearing your Conversation.
Ram.You bring Murthy to my place.We all will go together.
Prasanna.Sure Sir
Ram.O.K.i  will see you both on friday inmu place.
After that Ram was busy in his morning routine.
He reached the office at 9.A.M. Kathambari was waiting for him
Ram.Good morning,
Kathambari.Ram ,I hope mother migh have told to meet on friday.
Kathambari.Regarding that i came here.I will come and Pick you.
Ram.Fine.i asked Prasanna and Murthy to come to my place
Kathambari.I will pick them and come to your place.You need not come by taxi.
Kathambari.Have a Nice day.
Ram.You too.
After that Ram was thinking how her respect  for him to come and pick him on that day..
(tobe continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, August 3, 2015


Letter Published in The National UAE on 4August 15,Elderly deserve every support
I was heartened to read the news about the Golden Age club (Seniors looking for society support, August 2). When people get older, they should not lose their universal rights. After a lifetime of working, raising families and supporting their neighbours, they deserve strong support from their communities. The least we can do is show gratitude and respect by providing the types of services necessary to protect and improve their quality of life.
K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Cinematographer U.K.Senthilkumar 362.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from Tamil film industry is none other than Cinematographer U.K.Senthilkumar.In his two and half decades career he has given more than forty films is worth to be mentioned here.He was associated with Director Sundar .Cfor many of his movies.Worked with all   top class actors and Directors.His frame work will be more visible both indoor and out door.I have seen  few films of this talented Cinematographer.Those  films are,Karuppu vellai,Ullathai allitha,Murai maman,Metukudi,Arunachalam,Jaanakiraman,Unnai thedi,
Suyamvaram,Azhaagar samy,Kannan varuvan,Rishi,Maaran,Indru,Jore Kodambakkam,Guru En aalu,and few i could n't remember. He has also contributed with many politicians in their election Campaign films.Liked by one and all from the film fraternity.Incidently he hails from the famous textile city Coimbatore.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Up coming Cinematographer.
See you next week,

Saturday, August 1, 2015


 Letter Published in  Gulf News UAE  On 2 August  15   ,Facebook debate: Bubble-wrapped kids
Readers debate whether overly cautious parenting affects problem solving abilitiesLet them out

Children should be allowed to do their work independently in order to take care of themselves. But, most of the parents are worried that if they are left to themselves, they may land into trouble. But, they could be allowed to go to the market nearby or meet up with friends. This would give children confidence, as well as help in their future development. They should know how to protect themselves in emergencies.

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India