Saturday, October 31, 2015

Article 427.

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

Flu impact

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Life is Beautiful 291.

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

Monday, October 26, 2015


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

Tribute to Editor Suresh Urs 374.

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

Friday, October 23, 2015

Article 426

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

Sincere appreciation

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

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

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


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

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Life is Beautiful 290.

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

Monday, October 19, 2015


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

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

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

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India


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

Tribute to Editor A.Sreekar Prasad 373.

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

Friday, October 16, 2015

Article 425.

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

Name fun

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

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

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


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

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Life is Beautiful 289.

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

Monday, October 12, 2015


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

Tribute to Editor N.M.Shankar 372.

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

Saturday, October 10, 2015


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

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

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India

Friday, October 9, 2015

Article 424.

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

Great progress

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


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


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

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Life is Beautiful 288.

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

Monday, October 5, 2015


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 6 Oct 15  ,The world needs to know
Today, in the global scenario, you hear a lot about cancer and it seems to be more visible among women. Even though I don’t know anyone who is battling cancer, some of my friends have mentioned about their loved ones battling the illness. In my opinion, awareness is the most important and governments should work with organisations to host periodical programs to check for different types of cancer. Many people have beaten the illness, with the help of treatment and advanced drugs. Drug manufacturers who are producing cancer drugs should consider affordability, though. It’s good that October is dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tribute to Cinematographer P.G.Muthiah 371.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from  the Tamil film industry is none other than Cinematographer P.G.Muthiah.He has worked with Up coming Directors and Actors like Sreekanth Karthi,PrakashRaj,Radhika,Santhanam,Jai,,Parvathy Menon,GanjaKarupu and many others. Even though he hs contributed few films all are remarkable.  His frame work both in indoor and out door is very good.I have seen only two films of this Cinematographer.Those films are,Poo and Saguni.Saguni he has done a Wonderful work both indoor and out door.He is one of the talented Upcoming Cinematographers in the Tamil film Industry who has got bright future. I have been repeatedly mentioning in my column today Tamil film   Industry has got talented technicians particularly Cinematography.Today i am very happy to tribute this  Cinematographer.
SeeYou Next Week,

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Letter Published in The National UAE on 4 Oct 15,Peace talks in Palestine
After reading your article Netanyahu says he wants to resume talks with Palestinians ‘immediately’(October 2). I believe that this is one of the most dramatic developments to happen in recent Middle East politics.
That the Israeli prime minister said that he would resume talks is significant but he must act on his promise.
Will honest peace negotiations ever happen between Israel and the Palestinians? That is the question we all want answered soon.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, October 2, 2015

Article 423.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 3 Oct 15 (423)

Sportive spirit

My grandson called me one evening and asked me to rush home. He wanted me to accompany him to a doctor to heal the wounds that he had sustained while playing basketball. I took him to our family orthopaedic specialist. 

His right leg had swollen up and he was in a lot of pain. 

The doctor treated him and advised that it’s best to avoid playing for four weeks. 

But, the following morning I saw my grandson back in college completely ignoring the pain. He refused to let the injury or pain stop him from attending his college. 

Sports injuries come and go if they are not major, we must resume our life normally. 
K. Ragavan