Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 30 Mar16,Languages are an advantage
Communicating in another person’s language not only helps him/her, but also you will get respect by learning someone else’s mother tongue. Languages are an asset today. Many corporate sectors prefer a person who knows many languages for their operations. Knowing more languages will help for travelling abroad. In today’s fast-paced world, knowing more than your mother tongue is a welcoming one.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Life is Beautiful 313.

After Kathambari  left Ram was busy with  his work.After few minutes he received a call from Vasanthy
Ram ,Happy B day to you
Ram.Thank you.You remember my Star date.
Vasanthy.How can i for get that.Many Many happy returns of the day.I love you
Ram.I too.Whee are you
Vasanthy.I am at home.How was mysore pak.
Ram.It was fine.Thank you for preparing that
Vasanthy.No thank you.It is my pleasure.Why i called you  this friday you can come for lunch.I will tell Kathambari to invite you. i have also not met you long time
Ram.Yes,i too want to see you.
Vasanthy.O.K.Bye now.
After that Atkinson called Ram  to come to his Cabin. Ram reached
Good morning Mr Atkinson,how are you
Atkinson.I am fine. Why i called you was you have to go to India next week to meet a new client located in Bengaluru.
Ram.Good,It 's long time i visited India.
Atkinson.The details i will mail you.I will make arrangements for your ticket .You are flying by Emirates.
Atkinson.You may have to stay there for twodays.
Atkinson.For this only i called.We will meet after you return from India.Tcare bye now
Ram.You too.
After that Ram reached his room.Immediately he received a call .it was from Murthy
Ram,how are you
Ram.I am fine.Tell me Murthy
Murthy.Ram,Our Company Completing  twenty five years on next Wednesday.We are celebrating  and some of our overseas Principles are attending.I want you and Mr Atkinson to come for this function.I will call Atkinson  personaly.
Ram.Good news Murthy.I am happy .How long you are  in this Company.
Murthy.From the begining.After finishing my studies i joined.Seen the growth over the years.I am sending the details.We will meet next week
Ram was wondering  of his visit and his good friend's Company function coincidence
(tobe continued)
See You Next Week

Monday, March 28, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 29 Mar 16 ,Terrorism and its implications
Today the entire globe is facing terror threats from different terror groups for their selfish motto (‘Brussels bomb prime suspects identified’, Gulf News, March 24). Due to the material damages and causalities and, above all, how this affects our children, our future is affected. If you analyse the root cause of terrorism, it’s mainly due to poverty, a vast difference in financial status, lack of education, improper guidance from elders and some have been brainwashed by violent groups. Today it has become a motto for many young people joining terror groups and destroying people and public places like airports, offices, malls and themselves.
Not only an individual’s progress, but also a country’s growth is seized. I wonder what pleasure these groups enjoy in their destruction? Peace, harmony and love are not in the mindset of terrorists. Recently, the Brussels airport attack is another example of their vengeful attitude against the recent arrest of the Paris attacks’ main man in Belgium. This attack was planned and executed.
Will the international community take up this call without further delay?
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tribute to Cinematographer Sakthi Saravanan 396.

Today i am going to pen another  interesting film personality from  South Indian film Industry is none other than Cinematographer Sakthi Saravanan.He has worked with all leading actors Viz,Ajith,Karthi,Jeeva Arya,Santhanam,Nayantara,,Jai,Premji, and many others. He was associated with Directors Venkat Prabhu and ,Rajesh, for many films.His  beautiful frame  work  of Small screen Chithi  no one can for get.Popular actress Radhika, and other leading artists acted in Chithi.He has  done few memorable films with his  talented frame work both indoor as well out door.I have seen few films of this Cinematographer.Those movies are,Chennai 600028 SivaManasula Sakthi,Goa,Boss Engira Bhaskaran,Biriyani,and famous ManKatha.Mankatha he has done brilliant work  got award from ITFA  as Best Cinematographer. Incidently he  also hails from the famous Sangam Valartha Tamil City Madurai. Madurai and district has  created many talented technicians,Directors and actors is important.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Up coming Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,


 Letter  Published in Deccan Herald India on 28Mar 16,(People's Problems Column)

Banks are not disabled-friendly

Many physically challenged people are finding it difficult to enter banks because many banks do not provide access ramps. Banks need to make some arrangements for physically challenged people. One of my friends finds it difficult to go to bank and carry out work. I request the authorities concerned to look in to this issue and do the needful as early as possible.
K Ragavan, Gubbalala Main Road

Sunday, March 27, 2016


Letter Published in  Deccan Herald India (People's Problems Column)on 28Mar 16,

Ply more buses

I reside in Gubbalala Main Road,Palm Grove Enclave area. Close to this area, many big apartments have come up and we don't have frequent bus facilities to go either to Jayanagar 4Th Block or Banashankari from Uttarahalli via Gubbala Road then the main road in Kanakapura. Since lot of senior citizens are put in to inconvenience, the authorities concerned should either increase the frequency of buses or ply more buses.
K Ragavan, Gubbalala Main Road

Friday, March 25, 2016

Article 448.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 26 Mar 16,(My Article 448)

Pigeon feeding

Whenever I open my window in the morning, two pigeons rush in searching for grains. My grandson sometimes spreads grains for the birds. 

A friend who visited me recently shocked me by saying feeding pigeons at home is not advisable. 

He quoted some articles in newspapers mentioning that such contact with pigeons at homes could cause some viral infection.

I am not sure whether the report is true, but I should confess that my pigeon feeding exercise has come down, though I am not happy about it. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, March 24, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 25 Mar 16,Condemnable action
Since the man’s daughter married a boy from a lower caste, the girl’s father got angry and killed the bridegroom along with his close relatives in Tamil Nadu, India (‘Police arrest father-in-law over ‘honour killing’, Gulf News, March 16). Despite many people watching this, no one came forward to save the boy. That it what was the sad part.
This brutal incident is highly condemned and the accused should be punished as per the latest Indian highest court’s decision. These types of incidents are frequently happening in India and the government’s new strategy is the right reply. I pray for the departed boy and the grieving wife.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 24 Mar 16 ,Cannot be tolerated!
After the arrest of the Paris attacks’ main suspect, this airport attack in Brussels should be condemned. Frequent attacks make people anxious to travel. It is time for the international community to join together and eradicate this menace and save people. Today, more attacks are visible in the global scenario... I pray for the victims and their grieving family members.
It’s unfortunate and tragic. This attack might be due to the arrest of the Paris attacker. The real reason should be probed and the truth should come out, whether it was an isolated attack or something else entirely. Such attacks cannot be tolerated.
From Mr K. Ragavan
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Life is Beautiful 312.

Ram was going to his office .Driver Ali was going slowly because of heavy rain.Lot of cars are stopped because of rain and traffic.Ram was listening the news  .By that time he received a Call from Raj
Hi Ram,how are you.How is rain in Dubai.
Ram.Today again started,i am on my way to my office.Tell me
Raj.You have covered the news of Liquor Tycoon nicely.i saw that.Today i am  sending Brussels Air port attack and Fly  Dubai   crash coverage details.
Ram.I am wondering why accidents are increasing day by day particularly air crashes.
Raj.What is the reason for this Ram.
Ram.Eighty %nature and 20% negligence of the pilots  this is my opinion
Raj.True.But Indian National Carrier  Air India always have problems either by the staff  or  technical reasons due to tyre burst.
Ram.Mere negligence and lack of administration are the main reasons.I personaly feel Air India  should be made as private organisation.
Raj.Yes,earlier heavy loss  and no one talk about that.Today Vijay Mallya gate only talk of the town.
Ram.This loss also heavy.But In India accountability is not there
Raj.Even though they say ,no one bothers
Ram.Once isaw your mail i will cover
Raj.Tcare,Bye now.Have a nice day
Ram.You too.Ali still no car is moved
Ali.Yes sir,Now rain is coming very fast
Ram.You can  go slowly.
Then after few seconds  the traffic started moving
Ali reached the office  safely.
Ram entered  his cabin saw Kathambari was waiting.
Kathambari.Happy returns of the day Ram
Ram.What for.
Kathambari.Today is your Birth day.
Ram.Today,I remember next week
Kathambari.But today is your Star day.
Ram.Oh,my god ,today is Utiram  my star.How you remember.
Kathambari.Last year you told me ,and i told mum.She remembered today asked me to wish you.
Ram.Thank you
Kathambari.Here is the Sweet,your favoriteMysore Pak.Mum prepared
Ram.Thank you
Then Kathambari left
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, March 21, 2016

Tribute to Writer Novelist Director Poomani 395.

Today i remembered another interesting personality from the Tamil Literary World who has created a good name and won many awards Including the prestigious Sahitya Academy Award in 2014 is none other than Versatile Writer Poomani .He was born in a  farmer's family  and in his young age hearing stories from mother and later Inspired by the great writer KL.Raja Narayanan stories who also hails  from KovilPatti near his village Andipatti.Most of his stories are Connected with Village life and reality which was liked by thousands of readers.His imagination and way of writing is laudable.Even though he has contributed many short stories ,and  novels i have read only two which was admired  by me.Those are,Piragu, and Neivathiyam.He  has also given a remarkable movie which won   State Film  award and  is worth to be mentioned here.The Film KaruVelam Pookal i enjoyed  which was acted by leading actors Naser,Radhika and many others  liked by millions of fans.Good Cinematography by Thangar Bachan  also added to this movie. Today i am very happy to tribute this Wonderful Writer.
See You Next Week,

Friday, March 18, 2016

Article 447.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 19,Mar 16,(My Article 447)

Rain fun

When a friend rang up from the UAE to say about the recent heavy rain there, I was thrilled. I recollected the days when I worked in Sharjah and always prayed for rain. It is always fun to watch children playing in the rain. Back home in India, I am used to hot weather in my city most of the time, and so anyone talking about rain automatically brings a smile in my face and I start singing, “Rain, rain, don’t go away.”
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on  17Mar 16,
Pay your employees first to maintain a reputation
This was an interesting read considering the recent topic in the Indian media and print media about the departure of the business tycoon Vijay Mallya (‘Debt-laden Indian tycoon denies he absconded’, Gulf News, March 12). His recent comments on his reputation and blaming the media for only wanting higher ratings is the latest dramatic development in India. As a common man, I am wondering how he acquired so much money from the banks, including major nationalised banks. Without support from top people, he could not have acquired this much in loans. At a certain price point, banks won’t give loan for a common man without asking for guarantors.
He was popularly known as the ‘Liquor Tycoon’ and Kingfisher Airlines chief. Maybe that added advantage is why he got loans. Unfortunately, his strategy and over expansion landed him into this position. Now he has gone with the wind. When he talked about his reputation, why has he not paid salaries to his employees? The government of India should bring him back and the dues to his employees should be paid without further delay. If he would have been an honest international businessman, he could have settled the dues to all and not flown like this. Putting the inconvenience onto employees is not palatable.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 16Mar 16,Inappropriate dining
Minority Affairs Minister Abdul Ghafoor’s visit to a jail cell and dining with a murder convict is unacceptable (‘Opposition forces adjournment of Bihar House over minister eating with murder convict in jail’, Gulf News, March 10). Whatever reasons, he can contribute for his gesture is not justified. The Opposition parties are demanding for his resignation and rightfully so. But, will Chief Minister Nitish Kumar act on this issue? We will have to wait and see.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Life is Beautiful 311.

Prasanna's mother was welcoming all the guests.
Raj.Madam,Nice that you have arranged this function today.My daughter's birth day today she will get the blessings for a bright career  from lord Venkateswara.
Mother.Why your daughter only ,every one will get the blessings of lord Srinivasa.
They went in side the temple.The Pooja  was performed for an hour.All  have good darshan of the Supreme lord got the prasadam Laddu.
Murthy.Nice taste,like Tirupathy Laddu.
Raj.Yes,Very tasty.
Ananda Rao.I am really happy today ,my son got  promotion in his office.
Mother.All are Blessed today.
By that time Prasanna's call came to Murthy
Sir,How are you.Mom is there
I am fine.We all enjoyed  Kalyana Utsavam of Lord Venkateswara in the Vontikopal temple.
I will give to your mother
Mother.Prasanna,how are you.The Pooja went on well
Prasanna.Thank youAmma.Kathambari and her mother conveyed their regards
Mother.Thank you.What other news
Prasanna.Ram  Sir Conveyed his regards to all.
Mother.O.K Tell my regards
Prasanna.Bye,i have to  meet a Doctor here.Tcare,Regards to Ananda rao Uncle.
Mother.I will tell him.
After the conversation Raj droped Prasanna's Mother and Ananda rao in their houses.
While going Murthy telling to his MD
Today we all blessed Srinivasa's blessings.
Srivatsava.True,With out his Blessings we can not do or achieve any thing.
Murthy.But People are thinking that they  have  done  if any thing happened good
Srivatsava.True.Still many have not realaized that  God  only making
Murthy.You are right .Your house has come
Srivatsava.Thank you Murthy ,See you tomorrow.
Murthy reached his house
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Tribute to Dr Rawlin Augustine 394.

Today i remembered another interesting  personality whom i acquainted through this Wonderful  site  Face Book 
for more than   Sixty six months  from my Chennai days  who is a dedicated  Doctor,love his patients,with vast knowledge in Tamil films, known to all the V.I .P dignitaries, respect his senior Professors and always with  smiling  face and above all more attached to parents  is none other than Dr Rawlin Augustine. In 2015   August i met him in his Clinic at Chennai  and had an hour of discussion on various topics.In his busy schedule he has spent that much time showing his respect and regards to his friends.He is not only kind to his patients but also cordial and   friendly with all his Face Book friends which i have been seeing  regularly through his Postings. One of the Successful Physician   not only enjoying  his profession but also entertaining  his Face Book Friends almost every day should  be appreciated.  In any walks of life if a person does a good job he /she should be recognized ,is my conviction.I started this Column in my blog   starting with Late Director C.V.Sridhar Seven and  half years back. I was  very happy meeting  him in 2015 Aug, even though a few occasions i spoke to him over phone.Face Book is one of the Wonderful Platform which brings,unity and creates good friends.We have to choose good friends. I was also very happy to be associated with Dr  since i was in Pharmaceutical Profession for three decades in India.Before concluding i am wishing Rawlin Augustine a bright  future in his Profession  and a happy, healthy and peaceful  life with his family members.
See You Next Week,

Saturday, March 12, 2016


Letter Published in India Abroad USA on Mar 18  A development budget   Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s federal Budget for 2016-17 was nicely elaborated. There are major plus points in his Budget, like the focus on rural infrastructure, SC/ST development allocation, more taxes on luxury cars and tobacco products, and tax clarifications for start-ups. The drawbacks include ignoring how to check inflation, a focus on senior citizens deposit interest rate and immediate attention to employment for youth. But over all it is a political development budget, that economists have rated well.K Ragavan Bengaluru, Karnataka


Letter Published in India Abroad USA on 4Mar 16
Difficult  start to 2016
This year did not start well in India.First the Pathancot terrorist attacks,then the Hyderabad student suicide,and now the Jawaharlal University row.Despite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's focus
on the country's development nthing is happeningbecause of internal problems.This parliament session is going to be tough for the ruling National Democratic government with all these issues.Will Modi be able to tackle the issues?Will other parties cooperate?We 'll have to wait and see.

My View In Gulf News UAE on 13,Mar 16

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Freedom of speech must be limited
Students can get involved in a country’s governance as long as it follows the framework and laws of the country By K. Ragavan In today’s society, most nations are striving to be as democratic as possible by allowing its people to express their opinions without feeling any fear. This is indeed, a healthy trend that should be applauded. However, it is important to note that you should not just express your own opinion, but also listen to that of the other person. Freedom of expression should be within the framework of that land and should not threaten your countrymen or create a divide within your community.
With regards to whether students should have a say in a country’s governance, holding a speech is acceptable as long as it remains respectful. Protests should not become violent, resulting in clashes that affect the wellbeing of others. We must draw the line where national security and interest is at stake as that is something that should always come as first priority.
Overall, the right to freedom of speech is a good way of letting citizens express their feelings. Everything has got a line of control and one should not cross that limit. Looking at the protests that took place at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, India, it was considered acceptable for the students to participate and express their views, however, they should have known their limits. Getting caught up in the moment and not knowing how to deliver your message without hurting the sentiments of society are actions that are not acceptable in a civil society, and whoever engages in such should be held accountable.
— The reader is retired and based in Bengaluru, India

Friday, March 11, 2016

Article 446.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE (My article 446)

Age no bar

The day-to-day life should go peacefully for senior citizens like me. I plan with my friends about every day’s itinerary.
A few days ago, we had planned to watch the good old movie,  Mackenna’s Gold, at a friend’s place. 
The film was selected by our friends because they were ardent fans of Gregory Peck and Omar Sharif.
Watching the movie made us feel like victorious gold hunters. The get-together ended with a sumptuous lunch and made us realise that life is more than emails and phone calls. 
There is nothing to beat a merry, friendly gathering, age no bar. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, March 10, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 11 Mar 16,On track for achieving the UAE vision
This opinion article about His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, was a meaningful and thought provoking read (‘Mohammad Bin Zayed — one of the most thoughtful world leaders’, Gulf News, March 5). As per the latest report from a foreign policy magazine, Shaikh Mohammad is one of the most thoughtful world leaders and this is true. His foreign policy with other countries has proven that he is wise with foresight on long term strategies. As per David Rothkopf’s comments on Shaikh Mohammad and about the future of the UAE will see with less oil support is laudable. The UAE has seen dramatic developments over the years and they will certainly achieve this visionary leader’s ambition.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Life is Beautiful 310.

Mysore was busy on that day.The main popular road Sayaji rao road too.Raj was parking his car in the parking area.Suddenly his mobile was ringing.His wife Nirmala on the other line
Where are you.
Raj.I am in Sayaji rao road .
Nirmala.Why you went here.
Raj.I came to buy sweets from Bombay tiffinis.
Nirmala.Sweets ,for whom
Raj.You have for gotten our Daughter's b day today.
Nirmala.Oh,sorry,i did n't remember today is her Star day
Raj.I wanted to give you a Surprise.Tell me why you called.
Nirmala.Prasanna's mother called to come for their Kalyana utsavam  today evening 5P.M at Vontikopal Venkateswara temple.Now the time is 3-30.Come quickly.
Raj.We are very lucky.Our Pinky's we are going to have Kalyana utsavam darsanam
Nirmala.Yes,come  early.
Raj.O.K.i  will buy mixed sweets for her. and coming  home.
After Nirmala's conversation Ram came to Bombay Tiffinis.
While returning home he received a call from Murthy.
Raj, Prasanna's mother invited me and Srivatsava's family for the Kalyana utsavam function.Are you coming,you are in My sore or Bengaluru
Raj.I am very much in Mysore only.Just now My wife called and told.I will be there with my fmily.We will meet there.
Murthy.Long time we met.Today we will meet and spent some time.See you there
Raj reached home.After  twenty minitues he left his house for the famous Vonti kopal temple.
Before he reaches the temple i have to tell few words about this temple. Three decades back this temple was  not famous.People from that area and many philanthropists took initiative and improved this temple with mighty statue of Sri Venkateswara.Today this is one big land mark for people visiting Mysore.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Letter Publishedin Gulf News UAE on 9Mar 16,Cowardly actions by terrorists
Terrorist attacks continue to target civilians, schools and market places (‘Nuns among 16 dead in gun attack on Yemen care home’, Gulf News, March 5). This time the attack was targeting an elderly care home, which only demonstrates the cowardice of terrorists. However, the attack has not yet been identified. The probe should be made by the present Yemeni government and the guilty should be brought to justice. Some of the nurses were also victims in this attack. Yemen has witnessed many attacks in the past year and the main city Aden is losing its charm.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India


Letter Published in The Hindu India on 9Mar 16,
Tribunal hurdleThe move by the Bengaluru Bench of the Debt Recovery Tribunal to set the ball rolling in connection with recovering crores of rupees borrowed by the Mallya-owned Kingfisher Airlines Limited should have happened long ago (“Tribunal halts $75 m payment to Mallya”, March 8). When the salaried class applies for a bank loan, the paper work and guarantees needed even for a small amount are enough to drive the applicant up the wall. How did banks lend to the group without collateral security?
K. Ragavan,


My Letter Published in Thendral Magazine USA in March 2016 Issue  பிப்ரவரி  இதழ் சாதனையாளர் அன்விதப்ரபாத் 
109 ஆத்திச்சுடி பாக்களை  அழகாக   சொல்லி பரிசை  தட்டி சென்றது  பெரிய சாதனை.ராஜா கிருஷ்ணமுர்த்தி நேர்காணல் மற்றும் இதர பகுதிகள் வழக்கம் போல் சுகமான தென்றலை கொடுத்தது .அன்னியமண்ணில் இந்தியர்களுக்கு தென்றல் ஒரு வரப்ரசாதம்.
பெங்களுரு, இந்தியா

Monday, March 7, 2016

Tribute to Shankar Krishnamurthy 393.

Today i am going to pen another Interesting Personality who is capable in all fields  has created a big impact not only in Social Medias but also in film field is none other than my good friend Shankar Krishnamurthy.My association with him was only 77Months through FB  from my Chennai days after i returned from UAE.  i was admired by his high academic credentials with his flare for film industry.He has demonstrated many of his talents  mainly his interviews with various film personalities and others.His frequent calls from Beangaluru ,when i was in chennai for his programmes in Pothigai and other Channels which i saw and cherished.He also introduced me
to a Versatile and remarkable actress Sowcar Janaki and his knowledge in all subjects are Commandable.Since i was also interested in Media,film technicians our friendship has become very strong.I met him in three occassions in Bengaluru  but seeing his activities every day in FB.He has also acted in few films with top class actors and Directors is worth to be mentioned here.His way of writing in FB made me  thrilled.His Knowledge in Politics,Law,Films,Industrial Management is superb.His friends of all walks of life and film celebrities are  great. Today i am very happy to tribute this remarkable friend for his wonderful achievements. My blessings  to him and his Wife for a  long healthy life and wishing Shankar KrishnaMurthy for a bright future in Film Industry which he deserves.
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 8March 16,Creating a foundation for #GenderParity at home
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 and this year’s theme is #GenderParity since this past year saw a decline gender equality from previous years. Readers share how they think we need to be improving gender equality in social, economic, cultural and political termsFor better governance

The decline in gender equality last year was due to so many factors like market fluctuations and the economy. Now this is improving as many nations started recruiting women for top positions and they also proved their mettle. Earlier employers were hesitant to recruit women because of their maternity leave and other aspects, but I think their mindsets have changed.

India is encouraging equality and women empowerment in all areas like education, jobs and politics. The UAE is also adopting this concept.

Gender equality is needed at this hour, especially in politics. This concept will change society and women will get more recognition.

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India

Friday, March 4, 2016


Letter Published in The new Indian Express India on 5Mar 16,
Sangma Bids Final Adieu
The ever -smiling soft spoken  former Meghalaya Chief Minister and Lok sabha speaker PA Sangma's demise is a great loss to Indian Politics.He was respected by allparty leaders.IPray for his soul and the grieving family members he has left behind.

Article 445.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 5 March 16 (My Article 445)

Traffic rules

I was waiting for a taxi in front of my apartment. Suddenly, one person stopped his two-wheeler and asked me where I wanted to go. 

I could not recognise the person because he was wearing a helmet. Noting my hesitation, he removed his helmet and I realised it was my friend. He was ready to drop me at my destination, but I realised that he did not have a spare helmet. 

In our city, pillion riders too are supposed to wear helmets. He appreciated my spirit and said, “If only all motorists followed rules, the roads would be much safer.” Yes, road rules are meant to be followed, not broken.
K. Ragavan


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE On March 5, 16, Take care of your children
It’s good that parents can be prosecuted for children falling off balconies (‘Parents ‘can be prosecuted’ for child death falls in Sharjah’, Gulf News, February 29). Sharjah has witnessed many such incidents in the past and it seems to be increasing. This initiative from the Sharjah Police is laudable. Parents should carefully look after their children and not allow them to go into the balcony.
From Mr K. Ragavan
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Letter  Published in Gulf News UAE on 3 March 16,Budget plan is welcome
This Gulf News editorial was meaningful to read, since after Railway Minister of India Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu’s recent budget announcement, he made significant plans for innovations and modernisation of the railways (‘India needs to shore up its railways infrastructure, Gulf News, February 27). Yet, infrastructure is needed for many states’ suburban areas so that people can reach the city. Overall, I think that Prabhu’s budget was good and the most important salient feature in his budget is that he has not increased the fare and he has broadened the quota for senior citizens.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 2 March 16,Tragic Air Crash
This refer’s to Nepal’s plane accident, which occurred recently. The ill-fated accident took place 200 kilometres away from the country, and the plane carried 23 passengers on board. The reason was bad weather, with the plane crashing into a mountain. After the recent earthquake last year, this is another tragic disaster. Among the casualties were two children. I pray for the victims and grieving family members.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Life is Beautiful 309.

 After Raj' s Conversation was over Ram was busy giving instuctions to Editorial team for the night news bulletin's coverage.By that time he received a call from Vasanthy.
Ram,how are you.Long time no call from you.Are you o.k.
Ram.I am fine.I was little busy.How are you.
Vasanthy.I am fine.Longing to  see you
Ram.Me too.How is life
Ram.I should ask you.Life is Beautiful because you are here
Vasanthy.For me too.
Ram.Tell me,what for you called.
Vasanthy.Today i had been to my bank for renewing my deposit  to Kathambari's marriage.
Ram.Good news.
Vasanthy.There i met Rakesh
Ram.Which Rakesh
Vasanthy.You do n't know.You have for gotten.My friend's husband
Ram was really taken a back.Wheather he has forgotten or Vasanthy is telling now only
He does n't want to  show her.Yes,now i remember
Vasanthy.He was asking me  how i have come to Dubai.I told i left my old bank job  and came to Dubai  with Kathambari
Ram.Where were you are working earlier.All this days i did n't asked this
Vasanthy.I was Working in a Multinational bank and left few years back after Katham bari joined the present job.
Vasanthy.Inever expected you in Dubai two years back.But you  know every thing what has happened to me after i left India. i have written a big letter
Ram could n't remember  that letter.He do es n't want to tell her that he has not read.
Ram.Yes Vasanthy,i read
Vasanthy.Iam happy.You under stood me through that letter.You never spoke about that.You are really a Gem.
Ram.You too.
Vasanthy.This friday you can come for lunch.I will tell Kathambari to bring you.Tcare  Bye now.
Ram could n't recollect which letter she gave to him.He is confident time will solve about  that letter.He does n't want to disappoint his  Beautiful Vasanthy
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,