Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Life is Beautiful 322.

Friday after noon Ram reached Lizioli's hotel.Lizioli was waiting in the Lounge.
Hi ,Ram how are you.
Ram.I am fine.How are you.
Lizioli.I am fine.Waiting for guests.Hope they will arrive shortly.
Lizioli.How is your Channel.
Ram.By  god's grace going smoothly.
Lizioli.Your association makes our Company ,more popular in UAD ,particularly Dubai.
Ram.Thank you.
Lizioli.Today Media is playing a powerful tool to the people.
Ram.Yes,Media is a powerful one.But authenticity and reporting should be unbiased.We take care of this two important factors.
Lizioli.I know,that is why your Channel is very popular.
Bythat time  Vasanthy,Prasanna,Kathambari and Atkinson arrived.
Lizioli.Wel come my friends.
All entered  in to Dining hall.
Atkinson. It was a pleasant surprise for me.I never expected that you will come to Dubai
Lizioli.I could n't come for Prasanna's wedding, This time i came for some important work and i want to give a party for the newly married and good friends.
Ram.Atkinson,Lizioli was complementing our Channel.
Atkinson.Thank you.After Ram coming to our Channel ,he has developed in all areas viz,Sports,Entertainment,News,and Business.We are lucky enough to have  Ram with us.
Ram.Thank you for your Compliment.
By that time Waiter came with Drinks and Soups.
Vasanthy.Thank you for inviting me for this party.
Lizioli.Yes,You are very important for this.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Tribute to Cinematographer Manush Nandan 405.

To day i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the South Indian film industry is none other than CinematographerManush Nandan.Started his career with Famous Cinematographer Ravi K.Chandran and later associated with many other Cinematographers and contributed many hindiand tamil films  is laudable.Even though he has given many movies ,i have seen couple of films of this talented Cameraman.Those films are Fanaa,My Name is Khan,Ghajini,Happy New year,Saawaria, (Hindi) and Manmadhan Ambu (Tamil)He is one of the talented young upcoming Cameraman whom i admire.In his one decade film career he has worked with many popular Cinematographers and established his name.He will have good future in his career  and deliver  very well.Today  i am very happy to tribute this talented  Cameraman.
See You Next Week,

Tribute to Cinematographer Manush Nandan 405.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Article 467.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 28May 16, (My Article 467)

Best medicine

Negative thinking is a bane. A few months ago, a friend was worried about his health as he felt he was overweight. Even though for his age it was not a big cause for worry, he kept grumbling about it. I gave him a tip and forgot about our meeting. He called up this week to say “thank you.” 

Surprised, I asked the reason and he replied, “Your magic worked.” Well, all I had told him was to go for regular walking, with a highly positive frame of mind.

I had mentioned that there was no better medicine than walking. I am happy that my friend took the suggestion seriously and reaped the fruits of his hard work. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 25May 16, Thorough investigations in flight crash
In the recent months, many air accidents have happened like the EgyptAir disappearance turned crash (‘French investigators say EgyptAir jet sent series of signals indicating smoke’, Gulf News, May 22. The missing EgyptAir plane was found in pieces in Greece and this was more sad and painful news to read. However, airline authorities ruled out that this was not due to terrorist acts or a technical issue. Still, it requires a probe to find out the real cause. The authorities should find out the missing passengers’ fate. Will the authorities speed up this issue and come out with what has really happening. Despite so many accidents like these, still people are travelling by air and airlines should assure more safety to passengers. Today, in any mode of travel, we need to be more safe and with more secure.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 26 May 16,Will the government react?
The recent statistics revealed that 350 deaths are happening on Indian roads and majority are under 18 years, driving two wheelers was sad. Not following the traffic rules, rash driving, poor roads and, above all, rushing to reach the destination are the main attributing factors for this. The Indian government should monitor this periodically and cancel the licences of reckless drivers for a few years who aren’t following the traffic rules. Most important, the roads should be improved for smoother driving. If this can be taken care of, this strategy may change the future. Will the Indian government take up this call?
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Life is Beautiful 321.

After Prasanna's call Ram was busy with his work.Evening  when he was going  to his house Ali asked him,
Sir,how was your trip.
Ram.Fine ,i brought you this Dharwad Peda for you.take it
Ali.Thank you sir,i heard about this famous sweet.
Ram.This sweet is  export ed many countries.
Ali.Indians are  popular in all fields sir
Ram.You are right.
By that time Ram received a call from Italy.It was Lizioli
Hi,Ram how are you.You attended the Silver jubilee function of Prasanna's Mysore office and your speech on Obesity was very nice.I got it through Murthy this Morning by mail.
Ram.Thank you for your compliment.
Lizioli. Today Obesity is really a big issue in the Global level
Ram.You are right,because of Junk food culture and lack of exercise this problem starting.
Lizioli.You are right.Why i called you i am coming to Dubai on  thuresday.Kindly inform Atkinson.
Ram.Where will you stay.
Lizioli.Prasanna has  booked in Sheraton.I too love to stay.We can meet on friday.
Lizioli. we will have lunch together
Lizioli.As soon as i reach ,i will call you.Tcare bye now
Ram.You too take care,bye now.
By that time Ali reached Ram's house.
Ali.Good night sir
After changing his dress Ram went for a small walk and came back
While taking his night dinner ,Kathambari called Ram
Hope ,i am not disturbing you
Ram.No,tell me
Kathambari.Prasanna told Lizioli is coming to Dubai.He invited us for lunch on friday
Kathambari.Mummy thought this friday we can have lunch in our house ,but suddenly changed.Since Lizioli is staying for few days only and wanted to give  on friday.So we will have our programme next friday.
Ram.No problem
Kathambari.That was the reason Mum asked me to inform you.Bye
 (to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, May 23, 2016

Tribute to Cinematographer Chezhiyan 404.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the Tamil film industry is none other than Cinematographer Chezhiyan.After his Engineering he started his career with Stalwart P.C.Sreeram and later become an independent Cinematographer.Apart from Cinematography he has given many books on Cinema is worth to be mentioned here.He has given few remarkable films and one is Paradesi with Director Bala.He was bestowed for his work in Paradesi as Best Cinematographer award  in the BFI London film festivals.He has given few memorable films  with up coming actors and with Popular director Bala.I have seen few films of this Cinematographer,Those films are,Kallori,Then Merku Paruvakatru,Paradesi and Magizchi.Good frame work   both indoor and out door will be visible in his touch. Today i am very happy to tribute this talentd Up coming Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Letter  Published in Gulf News UAE on 23 May 16,When will it end?
The recent bomb attack that was in a marketplace in Baghdad, Iraq, is the deadliest attack in the recent years (‘Baghdad market bombs kill at least 36’, Gulf News, May 18). It’s been revealed that Daesh was responsible for this. In recent months, more militant attacks have been visible in the old oil wealth city of Baghdad. When will these attacks be stopped and the people of this city be happy?
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Saturday, May 21, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 22May 16, Protect journalists

Bihar’s Chief Minister recommending a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the murder of a journalist made for a very good read (‘Bihar CM urges CBI probe into murder of journalist’, Gulf News, May 17). The journalist’s death created a sensation in the Indian state of Bihar and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s order for the CBI probe, as per his family’s request, was a welcome decision. Journalists should be protected by the government as they are bringing truth to light in society, and taking big risks in their day to day work. Good move by Kumar.

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India

Friday, May 20, 2016


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 21May 16, (My Article 456)

Smart lesson

Some of my relatives recently added me in their group on WhatsApp, which I had not been using for many months. The reason was I was busy with my writing assignments and there were many messages which I could not reply. It was straining relations. 

However, I accepted the family group so as to stay connected. 

A few days ago, when I was sleeping I suddenly heard some sounds from my mobile. When I checked, I saw plenty of WhatsApp messages. I  wondered how I could get the messages without Internet connectivity.

It was then that I realised while adjusting the settings, I had wrongly activated an app and that led to Internet access. 

To my shock, it was deducting money from my main account. 

Lesson learnt: One has to be careful while using smartphones.
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Life is Beautiful 320.

Ram was happy to hear his Vasanthy's voice
How are you.Happy to hear your voice.
Vasanthy.Thank you.When you returned from India,How is Prasanna's  mother
Ram.She is fine.She enquired all of you.
Vasanthy.Hope Kathambari might have invited to come for lunch,on this friday.
Ram.Just now she told and gone,then your call came.I will certainly come.I am longing to see you
Vasanthy.I too,wanted to meet you.
Ram.I am also very eager
Vasanthy.O.K.Carry on,i do n't want to disturb your morning routine.See you on friday
After that Ram was discussing with his News editor for the evening coverage.Then he received a call from Prasanna
Welcome back sir,how was your trip.
Ram.Fine,your mother was happy to seeme and Saffron you have sent
Prasanna.Mother always  likes to do Kaingaryam to Acharyan Sri Ramanujachary.This saffron she will give it to Vontikopal temple.
Ram.I know that.Ananda rao,Raj,and your bosses asking about you.Tell me what is the matter
Prasanna.Why i called you is ,Murthy has sent me a video  covering our company's silver jubilee celebrations.Your speech was very nice
Ram.Is it,i spoke for few minitues
Prasanna.You spoke about Obesity and implications  created a big impact.Many of the Medical college professors attended was thrilled.
Ram.Thank you .
Prasanna.I am really proud of you Sir.You know all subjects.
Ram.Thank you for your compliment.There are many talented people in the Society who  are simple and humble.
Prasanna.TRue,but you are also one among them.
By that time Ram received a call from Atkinson.
Ram.Prasanna,see you later.MD calling me.
(to be continued)\
See You Next Week,

Monday, May 16, 2016

Tribute to Cinematographer Thambu 403.

Today i am going to pen another  personality from the Tamil film industry is none other than Cinematographer Thambu.Five and half decades back he has created a big impact with his frame work is not a exaggerated one.He has worked with all top class Directors,actors and producers.He was associated with Late Director K.Shankar for many films.With out much advancement in technical equipments in those days ,he has done a remarkable work in many films is worth to be mentioned here.Late Top class actors,M.G.R,Sivaji Ganesan,Gemini Ganesh,Savithri ,M.R.Radha and many others worked with him.Even though he has done many films,i stillremember few films of this doyen.Those films are,Memorable Aalaya Mani,Pana thottam,Paatha Kanikai, Anbalippu,Aandavan Kattalai, and few i could n't remember.He is one of the Best Cinematographers in those days respected by the film fraternity.Today i thought of this stalwart who has given many remarkable movies with his excellent frame work both in indoor and out door. Today i tribute this
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Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 17May 16,Inaccurate allegations
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degree being authentic, made for an interesting read (‘Modi degree ‘authentic’: DU Registrar’, Gulf News, May 11). The recent allegation made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) about Modi’s credentials and the New Delhi University registrar’s clarification is the latest development in Indian politics that will put the matter to rest. I hope this clarification will silence the AAP, before they put forward further allegations on this issue.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 16,May  16 Power is no excuse
The story of Rocky Yadav’s confession of his crime was a good read (‘Bihar teenager’s murder accused Rocky confesses to crime’, Gulf News, May 11). The brutal killing of the teen by the Janata Dal-United legislator’s son, just because he overtook him on the road, was unacceptable. He should face the law and be punished. This should be an eye-opener for others who like to indulge in such behaviour. In India, arrogance and power are the root cause for such acts, and there is no excuse for it. I pray for the young victim and the grieving family members.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 15 ,May  16  ,Healthcare needs to be affordable
Today, medical treatment costs are very high in India compared to the per capita income (‘Doctors break silence on rot in India’s medical sector’, Gulf News, May 9). Many corporate hospitals have links with pharmaceutical companies and are prescribing unwanted tests. They recommend surgeries, which have been appropriately mentioned by the two doctors. Despite this type of nexus, still, some doctors follows ethics and maintain the Hippocratic Oath and this should be remembered. Greediness and the need to amaze others with wealth are the main attributing factors for these types of actions. Will this nexus come down slowly and vanish? Health should be made affordable for all. The Indian government should monitor periodically and punish the people who are indulging in unethical practices.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, May 13, 2016

Article 455.

Article Publishedin The Gulf Today UAE on 14May 16 ( My Article 455.)

Air travel

I often travel by train to different places in India to attend weddings and other important functions. 

When I mentioned to a friend that I have to visit another city next week for a function, he suggested that I should not be “stingy” and travel by airplane. 

What most people do not realise is that it is not all about money, but air travel has some disadvantages too. For me, the distance between the airport and the destination is quite far. 

In fact, reaching the city will take lesser time than reaching the destination from the airport. When I tried to explain this, he was not convinced. 

I realised that there is no point in trying to convince some adamant minds. We have to follow what our heart says.  
K. Ragavan


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 14 May 16,A respected poet and public figure

Gulf News’ article on the world joining India to celebrate Rabindranath Tagore’s 155th birthday, was a good read (‘Amitabh pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore’, Gulf News, May 10). The Indian national poet and Nobel laureate Tagore’s birthday was not only celebrated in India, but around the world, which speaks highly of his reputation and the respect people have for this great poet. He has mesmerised millions of people by his songs. His national anthem was liked by one and all. I salute this talented personality who helped put India on the map.

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Letter Pushed in Gulf News UAE on 11 May 16 ,Visit doctor occasionally
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is on the rise in the UAE and it’s not a good indication of our sedentary lifestyles (‘Peripheral vascular disease on the rise in UAE’, Gulf News, May 1). One of the most serious outcomes of this disease is amputation. Patients should be careful, consult with a cardiologist periodically, and follow the advice of their doctors.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India
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Life is Beautiful 319.

 Next day Ram attended his office.Discussed with Atkinson about his fruitful Indian  trip.He got a good company for ten years agreement with his Channel.Atkinson was complimenting Ram
Excellent Job you have done  Ram.You got this prestigious Contract for us.
Ram.Thank you Atkinson.
Atkinson.How was the function of Murthy's Company
Ram.It was very nice.He was asking you
Atkinson.Any other important thing we can cover in the evening news.
Ram.Yes,Raj has given Utthara Khand fire accident.
Atkinson.Fine,I will see you later.
After that Ram came to his Cabin.Kathambari was waiting
How are you Ram and how was your trip.
Ram.Fine,every thing went on well.Met your Mother in law,she is fine.
Kathambari. Thank you Ram.Did she collected the Saffron
Ram.She was very happy to collect.Today is Ramanujar's 999 th Thiru Nakshatram or Birth day.
Kathambari.Great Mahan.Created a revolution in Sri Vaishnavam.
Ram.Yes,Next year India is going to celebrate his 1000 th Anniversary in a grand manner.
Kathambari.Yes,i read it in papers.
Ram.How is Prasanna.
Kathambari.He is fine.
Ram.How is Mom.
Kathambari.She is fine.Why i came here was to invite for lunch in the coming friday to our home.Mummy was asking me to  invite.
Ram.Sure.Iwill come
Kathambari.Bye See you on friday
After she left Ram was busy with his routine.
By that time he received a call. He took the phone and surprised to hear the voice
It was his beautiful Vasanthy.He never expected her call at this hour
Hello,   hearing her magic voice Ram was very happy.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, May 9, 2016

Tribute to Writer ,Journalist Late Vembu Vikraman 402.

Today i am  going to pen another interesting personality from the Tamil Literary world is none other than Writer ,Journalist Vembu Vikraman popularly known as Vikraman. In his younger days he was more interested  in hand  written magazines  and started his own  magazine  Tamil Chudar acclaimed by  the late Kalki KrishnaMurthy ,Rajaji and many.He was more facinated by journalism and started his career with a magazine called Velli Mani.Then he served in  Amudasurabi  a leading tamil magazine for five decades and created a big impact.He has written many Category of books viz,Short stories for Children,Stories,historical novels of the great three Dynasty kings Chola,Chera,and Pandya's period is worth to be mentioned here.He was bestowed many prestigious awards and honour.
He has travelled many countries like ,Malaysia ,Singa pore,Paris, Dubai, and Rome.Even though he has written many novels,stories  i read two very good books ChittiraValli,and Pandyan Magudam some short stories i could n't recollect.My younger days i used to read Amuda Surabi.Eventhough this great writer,Journalist departed ,his books ,novels are in front of us.Today i am happy to tribute this great writer, Journalist.To my little knowledge i am writing this column.If there is any error found can be ignored.
See you Next Week,

Friday, May 6, 2016

Article 454.

Article Published In The Gulf Today UAE on 7May 16, (My Article 454)

Friendly suggestion

My friend rang up to say he wanted to meet and discuss with me an important matter. I suggested we could do so while walking.

The first question when he appeared was whether I was in a good mood. “I always try to keep myself in good spirits,” I replied.

He then shot the question. “Suggest me which breed of dog I could pick up as a pet.”

I was surprised since I do not myself have any pet.

Yet, I named a particular variety and advised him that since he had an independent house, he could go for that.

I said for a congested neighbourhood, I would have suggested another suitable category.

He left with a smile, convinced.
K. Ragavan


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 7 May 16,Making lives miserable
The article about the armed guards at India’s dams, as drought leaves farmers dry, was a good read. This is the first time India is facing such acute water shortage in many places, and farmers are the most affected. In certain places where little water is available, men with guns are guarding the area, to prevent the theft of water. Now, the time has come for the Indian government to plan a fruitful strategy to avert water shortages in the future. Today, water has become more precious than money. Climate change and the lack of anticipatory plans from the state and central governments of India have made people’s lives miserable.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 5May 16, The consequences are severe
There are few advantages of nuclear energy when compared to the many disadvantages, like radioactive waste, which have still not been resolved. The waste of nuclear energy is dangerous by environmental standards. Despite so many safety measures, accidents cannot be averted.
Power plants and nuclear waste may be preferred targets for terrorists to destroy a country and population, as well. In a nutshell, the usage of nuclear energy is restricted and the disadvantages, with regards to health hazards, environmental risks and other side effects, can’t be ignored. Recent leakages of power plants in advanced countries like Japan, are also creating negative thoughts regarding the use of this technology.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on  5 May 16,


Life is Beautiful 318.

Next day morning  Ram reached Bengaluru airport.Raj was waiting for him.
Ram.What a pleasant surprise Raj why you have taken trouble to come over here.
Raj,.Not at all.I wanted to see you off,as well i want  that this news should be covered in your Channel today if possible.
Ram.O.K.What is the news
Raj.The recent Uttrakand forest fire.
Ram.Yes,i heard in the  T.V.News
Raj.This is  very unfortunate and heavyloss  to the governmentboth in damages and few casualities.
Ram. I agree with you.
Raj.Political parties are fighting with the NDA Government ,for not taking speedy action.
Ram.The reality  no one knows.Fire is spreading  like any thing ,how ever you try to douse it may aggravate.Govt.has taken fast action of deploying army. and many agencies to control the situation.
But you can not do miracle in over night.
Raj,Very true,this type of natural disastrous no one anticipate,and can not control immediately.
Ram.Opposition is  always waiting , to find out  any reasons to agitate
Raj.Yes.This is the detailed reports.
Ram.For this sake you came all the way.
Raj. More then this i want to see you.Take care bye.
After he left Ram came to the Boarding counter .Suddenly some body called him.
Ram looked  at the person.He was surprised to see him in Bengaluru.He  is none other than his old Editor friend Anand.
Ram,it is a pleasant surprise , i missed you for Six years.
Ram.Yes,Anand.Imissed you for long years.Now i am in Dubai.
Anand.Nice to hear.I came to see my friend off ,then i saw you
Ram.Thank you for calling me.How is your family.
Anand.Fine.My son is doing his Master's in US.
Ram.Tcare.This is my card.Keep in touch.
Anand.Certainly,i will mail you.Bye
Ram came to security and after that he came and  sat in the  air carft.
He was recollecting his memorable India trip met all friends and  the latest friend.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, May 2, 2016

Tribute to Director A.Venkatesh 401.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the Tamil film Industry is none other than Director A.Venkatesh. Known for his short term projects with leading actors is worth to be mentioned here.Started his career with  top class Directors Viz,K.Rajeswar,Pavithran,and Director Shankar for Couple of films.Later he become Independent and identified one of the  few Successful directors.He has worked with leading actors  viz,Sarath Kumar,Arjun,Vijay,Silambarasan, Ashish Vidyarthi and many others.In his two and half decades film career he has given nearly twenty five movies.I have seen few remarkable movies of this Director.Those movies are,Durai,Vathiar,Vallakottai,Dum,Kuthu,Bhagavathy,SandaMarutham,Vaada,Singakutty,andAai.Few movies i could n;t recollect.His movies are fast,with meaningful dialoques, and pleasing Cinematography.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Director who has not only established his identity but also going to deliver in the Coming days.
See You Next Week,