Monday, February 29, 2016

Letter.

Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 1March 16,
Well -presented and People -friendly
Arun Jaitley's well presented Budget is people-friendly over -all.laying focus on rural infrastructure,SC/ST development and not furthering taxes imposed on the salaried. Three-year tax exemption  for start -ups is also a major positive point.Its drawbacks include ignoring inflation and the lack of immediate job opportunities for the young.
K.RAGAVAN
Bengaluru

Tribute to Saranathan Lakshmi Narasimhan 392.

Today i remembered another interesting personality whom i have association with  eight years doing a Wonderful service both religiously and social net works with his own  Web site  created a good impact with many readers is none other than my good friend Saranathan Lakshmi Narasimhan.Known for his simplicity ,vast knowledge and above all his meaningful and crisp comments inspired me.His site Pulivahanan is a very popular one and many readers contributing articles,letters and photos including me.His team is the main motivating factor for my blog  Creativity.His philanthropic attitude also attracted me.I have been writing this tribute column for nearly  Seven and half years every monday in my blog tributing people of various walks of life.This week i wanted to tribute my good face book friend Saranathan Lakshmi Narasimhan.Blessed with two daughters  who are staying abroad .Two son in laws are gem and two grand children doing very well.I happend to visit him when he was in US in 2014 August.I am wishing him all the very best in all his activities particularly his philanthraphic nature.Today  i am happy to tribute  this Stalwart ,his Wife and Family members.
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
29-2-16
www.ragavan-creativity.blogspot.com

Friday, February 26, 2016

Article 444.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 27Feb 16, (My Article 444)
Grand dream
Children have a sharp memory. The other day my eight-year-old grandson was murmuring in his sleep remembering my mother.
She used to comment on his walk saying, “You always walk like a king.” He was whispering, “Oh, how nice you great grandma. I miss you.”
I was taken by surprise and remembered how he used to sing and dance in front of my mother when she was alive imitating some actors. Some bonds are amazing and I really feel the falling apart of the joint family system is a bane for the new generation.
K. Ragavan

Letter.

Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 26Feb 16,
Thanks for Not Raising Fares
The 2016-17 Railway Budget  was well presented by Railway Minister  Suresh Prabhu. A lot of new innovations,infrastructure improvement and expansion of new  routes have been highlightedbut what is most welcome is that passenger fares have not been increased.
K.RAGAVAN
Bengaluru

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Letter.

Letter Published in DeccanHerald Bengaluru India On 26Feb 16,

Workable budget

Sir, The 2016-17 Railway Budget was well presented by the Suresh Prabhu. Lot of new innovations, infrastructure and expansion of new routes have been highlighted, and one hopes that these modest plans are implemented without any obstacles. Above all, no increase in passenger fares and the hike in senior citizens quota by 50%, with more preference for lower berth, is laudable.
K Ragavan, Bengaluru

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 26 Feb 16,On the path of literature
Parents are always fond of monitoring their children’s growth, both physically and mentally. They instil the great habit of reading when they are young, and that guides them to the right path of reading, helping them go for more innovative books in later years.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Life is Beautiful 308.

Ram was busy in the office.He was expecting a call from Atkinson for some important meeting.
By that time Atkinson entered  his cabin.
Atkinson.Ram,i was expecting the new Business group for important discussions ,but that was postponed next week.How are you.
Ram.I am fine. Infact i was expecting a call from you,
Atkinson.That was the reason i myself came
Ram.You would like to have tea
Atkinson.Just now i had.Yesterday i received a call from Lizioli
Ram.Good,is he visiting
Atkinson.Not now.He was inquiring Kathambari's wedding .
Ram.I see
Atkinson. Tomorrow you have to meet a  big automobile group
Ram.What time
Atkinson.Morning 10A.M. Their office in Jebelali.I will send the  address tom through Ali.Bye now
Ram.O.k
After Atkinson left Ram received a call from Raj
Ram.Just now i have sent some important details on the latest development in India.JNU and Jat agitation.
Ram.Yes,i saw it in the news and read in papers.Very unfortunate
Raj.I do n't know why  we are going in a wrong path
Ram.I am also wondering.Today no one remember the Late Mahatma's legacy and his principle
Raj.True.Hope things will improve in a few days
Ram.I am also hoping.I will cover this news in the night
Raj.Thank you.Tcare .Regards to Atkinson,Kathambari,Prasanna and  Madam
Ram.I will tell.Bye now.
After that Ram was busy in his work.
(to be continued).
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
23-2-16.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 23 Feb 16  ,Solution to traffic issues
This is a really good move (“Over 1,000 to take part in car-free day”, Gulf News, February 18). At least on one day there won’t be much traffic on the roads. If people slowly follow this culture and start commuting by public transport, the traffic will ease. Will people do this, though? We will have to wait and see.
From Mr Ragavan Krishnamachary
Bengaluru, India
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Tribute to Cinematographer Anshuman Mahaley 391.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from BollyWood is none other than Cinematographer Anshuman Mahaley.  He has worked with all  leading actors viz, Rishi Kapoor,Neetu Singh,,John Abraham,Arshad Wasi,Bomman Irani, and many others.He has contributed  nearly 12 Films in his career. I have seen few films of this Cinematographer.Those films are ,Paap,Kabul Express,and Do Dooni Chaar .His  very good frame work and out door Cinematography in Kabul Express along with Director Kabir Khan was memorable.Other films also  his good frame work  was visible.One of the talented Cinematographer who worked with all upcoming Directors of Bolly Wood.Paap he worked with Pooja Bhatt  is worth to be mentioned here.
Today i am happy to tribute this talented  Cinematographer.
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
22-2-16.
www.ragavan-creativity.blogspot.com

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE On22 Feb 16,  Justify fee increases
The editorial about schools exploiting parents was meaningful and thought-provoking (‘Schools should not exploit parents with fee increases’, Gulf News, February 17). Today, increasing fees for students has become the order of the day. School managements must give proper justification when increasing fees for students. An increase in salary for teachers who are qualified and deliver in their job, good infrastructure, facilities in classrooms, play areas and cultural activities are the main areas that can justify reasonable increases.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India 

Friday, February 19, 2016

ARTICLE 443.

Article Published in The Gulf Today on 20Feb 16, (My Article443)Left or lifted?
A friend of mine who spent a couple of years in the UAE saw the movie “Airlift” and was taken aback. He was praising the movie in our usual evening walk. He said the emirate was nicely portrayed as Kuwait and beautiful shots were taken. I also endorse my view with him about the emirate. I told him I have witnessed plenty of camels there which was not shown in the film. He jovially commented probably the camels might have also been airlifted from there for the sake of shooting.
I had enjoyed Airlift but I was completely thrilled by his joke.
K.Ragavan

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 18 Feb 16,Moving on and upwards
This is a good initiative in Egypt, which was once a world-famous tourist destination (‘Along with bread, Egypt subsidises books for poor’, Gulf News, February 14). It’s time they return to their glorious past. Known for its old civilisation and culture, the political turmoil in Egypt should end and such initiatives will help.
From Mr K. Ragavan
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My View on Today's teens on social apps.

The recent development in  Social media is the more participation of teens on both gender.This is mainly due to Parents free hand to their children and providing them  all electronic devices including mobile phone.Their idea children  should  be well informed about the  technology. Children initially started  communicating with friends  and later   become addict and ignoring studies is the latest study in Global level.Once started Communicating with Unknown strangers then  become their friends believe their profile and sharing personal things leading to problems with female teens.Many incidents gone for suicides,and black mailing.This is because of the parents free hand to their children trusting them.But on the other hand teens were  exploiting  by the  strangers who claims their profile big and false information.I do n't say all the profiles are like that.But many wanted to exploit for the sake of money and teens will  landed in to problems.On the one hand  lot of good things Social media is providing.Viz Connecting old friends,Fast communication  and developing friendship with like minded people on the other teens are become the victims because of their addiction and  more involvement on Social apps.Parents should monitor periodically with their children activities  and guide them to use  social apps cautiously may  help to prevent addiction. Teens should concentrate  on their studies only and Social apps can be used for developing their knowledge and not to become addict No doubt today this is a great concern..In my opinion parents should  behave like friends to their children and explain the plus and minus points  will  certainly  reduce this concern.
K.Ragavan
Bengaluru
India

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Life isBeautiful 307.

Rakesh also not expected  to meet Vasanthy again.
Vasanthy.How are you.
Rakesh.I am fine.Your face i can not for get.You are still looking the  Old Vasanthy.
Vasanthy.Thank you for your compliment.Where were you all these years.
Rakesh.After My Wife your good friend left me i lost interest  and could n't come for her accidental  death  happened in Mahabaleswar
when i was in Dubai at that time.
Vasanthy.Since she was my good friend  i informed you but dis appointed.
Rakesh. I agree i made  the mistake of not coming to my wife's funeral because i could n't bear her death.
Vasanthy.That day our bank staff members went for a joy ride in the boat but  due to heavy waves  we were throne out.Few have escaped but my good friend Vasanthy  left me.
Rakesh.   Even  today i am feeling for that tragic incident.What happened to my child.
Vasanthy.she has also
Rakesh.Oh,My god.
Vasanthy.Exactly this incident happened two decades back.After that i served in the bank for few years then i moved to Dubai.
Rakesh.After my wife's death i moved to South Africa   on transfer with the company where i worked  earlier.Then i changed  to Banking Industry and  joined CBD and came to Dubai.What about you and family.
Vasanthy.I have a daughter working in a Media house/
Rakesh.Good,what about your Husband.
Vasanthy.Till to day i am not married
Rakesh.Then the daughter
Vasanthy.I expected this question .Daughter i took adoption
Rakesh.Great.  Now what can i do for you.
Vasanthy.My FD deposit is matured yesterday.I wanted to Change it to my daughter's name.Here is the application form duly filled.
Rakesh.I will transfer that.You would like to take tea or Coffee.
Vasanthy.Thanks. I have to go.
Rakesh.Ok.Please keep in touch.
Vasanthy.Sure,you have my address and phone number  in my document.Bye now
After that Vasanthy  took a cab  to go to her  house.
(to be continued)
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
16-2-16

Monday, February 15, 2016

Tribute to Cinematographer Laxman Kumar 390.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality fromTamil film Industry is none other than Cinematographer J.Laxman Kumar.He has done few  remarkable movies in his short film career.He has worked with  all the Up coming actors and Directors is  worth to be mentioned here.Actors Srikanth,Vishnu,Ramya Nambesan,Soori,Kovai Sarala,and many others worked with this Cinematographer.I have seen few films of this Cinematographer.Those movies are Kulla Nari kootam,Paagan and Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu.His  good frame work and shots  of Indoor and out door  was  remarkable in Kulla Nari Kootam taken the famous City Madurai and suburbs.Having spent 11Years in this temple city i enjoyed his Cinematography beautifully taken in Madurai.He is one of the talented Upcoming Cinematographers  to day  Tamil film industry have.Today i am very happy to tribute this Cinematographer.
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
15-2-16.
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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Letter.

Letter Published in GulfNews UAE on 15 Feb 16, : Climbing the corporate ladder
Is it necessary to play politics with managers in order to move up the ladder or can we rely on our performance and qualifications?    Most deserve the promotion

To my knowledge, most of the professionally managed companies with top executives who can select the people for promotion will certainly look into their merits, qualifications and their talents. On the other hand, there is also selection and promotion going on, but I think the percentage frequency is less. Since Dubai is on the map as a major place for employment, certainly they will promote the deserving people with merits.

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India

Letter.

Letter Published in GulfNews UAE on 15 Feb 16, : Climbing the corporate ladder
Is it necessary to play politics with managers in order to move up the ladder or can we rely on our performance and qualifications?    Most deserve the promotion

To my knowledge, most of the professionally managed companies with top executives who can select the people for promotion will certainly look into their merits, qualifications and their talents. On the other hand, there is also selection and promotion going on, but I think the percentage frequency is less. Since Dubai is on the map as a major place for employment, certainly they will promote the deserving people with merits.

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India

Letter.

Letter Published in GulfNews UAE on 15 Feb 16, : Climbing the corporate ladder
Is it necessary to play politics with managers in order to move up the ladder or can we rely on our performance and qualifications?    Most deserve the promotion

To my knowledge, most of the professionally managed companies with top executives who can select the people for promotion will certainly look into their merits, qualifications and their talents. On the other hand, there is also selection and promotion going on, but I think the percentage frequency is less. Since Dubai is on the map as a major place for employment, certainly they will promote the deserving people with merits.

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Letter.

Letter Published in The National UAE on 14 Feb 16,Indian visit just the beginning
I was pleased to see your article about the growing closeness between the UAE and my home country (UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed sounds closing bell on successful trip to India, February 13).
In the coming years, the two countries will have a very strong relationship.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, February 12, 2016

Article 442.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 13Feb 16,(My Article 442)

Funny experience

In our recent friends’ meeting, we discussed various topics and finally came to the subject of unforgettable incidents in our life.

Everyone shared their experiences; some about failure in love, others about how they got cheated.

One talked about a funny experience. He said when he was studying in school, his neighbour wanted him to send money to his relative through Money Order, which was popular in those days.

Under the system, one pays money in the post office and the amount is delivered to the receiver at his place through a postman. 

After a few days, his neighbour called him out and said he had received some money by Money Order and was wondering who had sent it. My friend asked to show the form and was taken aback as he had mentioned the address of the sender’s name itself instead of the recipient by mistake. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 12 Feb 16,Helping Syria’s youth
Syria’s ongoing crisis should be brought to an end, as the former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s gave advice to implement a new Marshall plan to tackle the millions of youth unemployed and child labour problems (‘Syrian crisis calls for a new Marshall Plan’, Gulf News, February 6). Will this be accepted by the international community to solve the present crisis?
From Mr K. Ragavan
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 10 Feb 16,What will the world do to stop Boko Haram?
Before this most recent tragedy, Boko Haram was kidnapping children, but now they are burning them alive, according to the latest development in Nigeria (‘Boko Haram burns children alive in Nigeria’, Gulf News, February 2). The recent brutal attack in Dalori, killing 86 people, was never witnessed before. The Nigerian government should act fast, with the cooperation of the international community, to save the people as well as safeguard assets. The ongoing crisis in Nigeria should be put to rest and we should see the radical and extremist leader of Boko Haram severely punished. Will this happen in the near future? We will have to wait and see.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Life is Beautiful 306.

Next day  Morning  Prasanna's mother  received a call from Ananda Rao
Madam I heard  Prasanna's marriage was celebrated in a grand manner.
Mother.Yes,How you know
Ananda Rao.Raj mailed me with photos.Prasanna and Kathambari are made for each other.
Mother.Yes,It was  a lovely  marriage .Kathambari's mother Vasanthy is simple and broad thinking.
Ananda rao.Yes,i also heard about her.
Mother.Since you called me i want a small favour from you.
Ananda Rao.Tell me
Mother.Kindly find out from Venkateswara Perumal temple which date is vacant for performing Kalyana Utsavam.I want to do for Prasanna.
Ananda Rao.Very good.Evening i will find out and call you.Take rest.You have come from Dubai yesterday night.
Mother.No problem.Dubai is a Beautiful city.Many Kannadigas are there.Marriage food and sweets was nice.Vasanthy gave so much to me to distribute to our friends.You can come in the evening with your wife.
Ananda rao.Certainly.She was eager to see you.
Mother.Thank you.Shyamala is a nice lady.Simple and helpful.
Ananda rao.Thank you for your compliment.Iwill come in the evening.
After that Mother was busy with her routine.
Murthy was explaining to his wife Aarti and daughter about the marriage and  the desert trip tothem.
All the guests was happy and they were talking to friends and relatives.
The Same time Vasanthy entered  in to  Commercial Bank   ,Dubai branch   to meet Ali ,Manager.
Ali was not there.He has gone for  inspection.Vasanthy asked the Secretary
I am vasanthy,yesterday i told Ali that i will be coming today.Did he informed any thing.
Secretary.Yes ,Mam.He asked you to contact Rakesh,Room no 5.
Vasanthy.Thank you.
She came to  Cabin 5.Entered in side.
When the person sitting  in the Chair raised his head saw vasanthy.
Vasanthy was thrilled to see Rakesh .She never anticipated that she will meet again
Rakesh.Are you vasanthy, How are you
Vasanthy was taken a back
(tobe continued)
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
9-2-16.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Tribute to Cinematographer Sakthi Cinematographer (Sakthivel) 389.

Today i am going to pen another interesting  film  personality  who has created many good  Ad films  with good impact  liked by one and all is none other than Sakthi (Sakthi vel).Known for his very good work in ad films for big companies and Hotel.I have been watching his work  and shots  and was much impressed by this talented Up coming Cinematographer.Tamil nadu has created many talented technicians of all areas particularly Cinematography.Incidently this Cinematographer hails from Chennai ,Saidapet if i am correct.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Cinematographer and Wishing him a very bright future in Tamil film Industry.I havebeen repeatdly telling in this Column who ever does a good job in any field i admire and appreciate.I am also happy to mention he is my friend in  the Popular Social Site Face Book.
K.Ragavan.
See You Next Week,
8-2-16.
www.ragavan-creativity.blogspot.com

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Letter.

Letter Published in GulfNewsUAE on 8 Feb 16,Care for animals is increasing
Today, the number of animal lovers are increasing and 11-year-old Viggo’s interest is laudable. Animals are lucky to get good attention and care in society.
From Mr Ragavan Krishnamachar
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Article 441.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 6 Feb 16, (My Article 441)

Luck check

Our Senior Citizens’ Club members went to a beautiful spot for a picnic. Many of the members were singing, joking and engaging in a quiz. It was nice and full of fun. A lot of monkeys at the spot also added to the fun and made us dance. 

We also played games like Bingo. A few days ago, a popular social site mentioned about my 2016 luck that I would win cash and a lottery prize. As the lottery result is not yet out, I am eagerly waiting to see if the prediction would turn true.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 5 Feb 16     Something needs to happen
This is the latest threat in Colombia. The World Health Organisation (WHO) should do something immediately ‘2,100 pregnant women infected with Zika virus in Colombia’, Gulf News, February 1), and pharmaceutical companies should invent some new medicines to control this.
From Mr Ragavan Krishnamachary

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 3 Feb 16 ,Hoping she is Confidence Fawzia Koofi’s confidence should be applauded in her reach for presidency in Afghanistan (‘Enemies of women’s freedom won’t succeed’, Gulf News, January 29). Today, women are dominating in all walks of life, including politics. Maybe, she will get that post !From Mr Ragavan Krishnamachary Facebook comment

Life is Beautiful 305.

Next day all the Guests  came to Emirates Terminal at 3-45PM. After checking the baggage they were waiting for Vasanthy and Ram.After few minutesRam came.
Raj.Good after noon Ram.We came at 3-45.Finished our checking .
Ram.Good,Kathambari's mother called me and told she will be arriving here at 4P.M.
Raj.Nice
Prasanna's Mother.When are you coming to Mysore.
Ram.Not decided.
Raj.I think  you came last year only
Ram.Correct.I came to Dubai three years back.Only once i came to India.I will try to come this year
Prasanna's Mother.Dubai is a nice place.Every body is happy here.No power cut,water problem
Ram.Yes,here the system is good .People are taken care.
Raj.We have every thing in our place.But no care for the people.Inflation is going up.
Ram.Correct.The new government has to control this.
Raj. yes. Prime  Minister Modi  wanted that India should become a great nation and introducing new programmes visiting many countries.But the internal problems with opposition and his own party men's comments and behaviour is a big challenge for him.Already 21Months passed and yet to wait for   implementing the programmes and policies because of opposition party's non co operation.
Ram.It is a tough task for him to solve this but still he is patient and confident that he will over come.He never loose his temper very cool and calm.
By that time Vasanthy arrived.
Vasanthy.Sorry,i was held up with some work.
Prasanna's Mother.I wo n't for get you and the marriage.You have to cometo mysore.
Vasanthy.Yes,i will try
Murthy.Thank you Madam,This visit  is a memorable one for all of us
Vasanthy.Thank you.Now you have to go  for boarding .Bye to all
Raj.Thank you.Regards to Kathambari.
Prasanna.I will tell her.Today she had some interview
Murthy.Bye
All the Guests started moving to Boarding gate.
(to be continued)
K.Ragavan.
See You Next Week,
2-2-16.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Letter.

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 2 Feb 16       ,Unacceptable actions
Today yoga has been recognised worldwide for healthy living and even as an alternative to medication (‘Yoga guru Bikram faces $6.4m in damages’, Gulf News, January 28). But, unfortunately, those who are teaching yoga misbehave with their students, especially women and this is sad and highly condemned. The yoga guru Bikram Choudhury has now allegedly committed sexual harassment and is now paying for that after the court order.
Teachers of any discipline should behave properly and get their respect without indulging in this kind of actions.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tribute to Director Raja Krishna Menon 388.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the indian film industry is none other than Director Raja Krishna Menon.Born in Kerala and studied in Bengaluru and started his earlier career with advertisement films.In his thirteen years film career he has contributed three films and one was the talk of the town in the recent days.The film  was  none other than Air Lift  Created a big impact with  audience as well criticism  from various sides.What ever be the reactions Raja Krishna Menon has taken a very good subject and he has presented it with a  message  impressed me. Even though he has given three films i saw only AirLift on the Republic day.The  film's hero Akshaya Kumar, Heroine  and all the other actors done their roll very well.Having spent 16Years i love UAE and the nice spots of Ras a lKhimah which was mainly taken from this movie in the place of Kuwait. Beautiful shots in indoor as well out door with good frame work by the Cinematographer Priya Seth is one of the main plus points of this movie.Raja Krishna Menon's directorial touch and Screen play Dialoques was nice.Finally he is asking the audience What you have done to your Country Was nice and timely presented.In the recent months this was the  good movie i saw with Akshaya Kumar's action.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Up coming Director.
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
1-2-16.
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