Thursday, June 30, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf news UAE on 1July 16,  Wait and see
There is no second chance. After the referendum and the exit of Britain from the EU, there have been a lot of mixed reactions from Britons around the world. People saying that Britain should not have left after four decades of membership to the EU. Others are happier that Britain left from the EU for better days to come. Analysts are saying that corporate business houses and others will suffer and that the UK currency will suffer. Whatever be the consequences, Britain is going to face it and we will have to wait and see.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Life is Beautiful 326.

Friday afternoon Ram was waiting for Prasanna to go to Vasanthy's place for lunch.Prasanna had called Ram on thuresday   asked him to wait .Exactly at 12-30.P.M. Prasanna called Ram to come down.Ram  came to his car.Prasanna was sitting in the driving seat.
Ram.When you got driving licence.
Prasanna.Yesterday only.I want to keep suspense to you sir
Ram.Congratulation to you.Getting a driving  licence in UAE is a great achievement
Prasanna.Luckily with first attempt i got the licence.
Prasanna.Shall we go
While driving Ram observed his driving.He was driving carefully  with confidence.
They reached Kathambari's house.Kathambari was waiting for Ram
Ram.Good afternoon.
Kathambari.Welcome ,
Vasanthy came from the room. After seeing Ram she was smiling
How are you.
Ram.I am fine.
Kathambari.We will have soup now.Lunch  we will have later.Is it o.k.
Kathambari brought Tomoto soup .It was hot and tasty.
Vasanthy.How was your India trip
Ram.Fine .
Kathambari.I too want to see Mysore,After i met you i have not visited the beautiful place.
Ram.Yes,Mysore is beautiful.Now the Dynasty familie's marriage is going to happen.
Prasanna.yes,i read in the paper.
Vasanthy.How you like Dubai
Ram.Lovely place.I am completing three and half years today.How fast it has gone.
Vasanthy.Yes,Dubai is a friendly place.With more than 200 nationalities living in this Countr.
By that time Ram received  a call.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, June 27, 2016

Tribute to Cinematographer Jal Mistry 409.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from the Bolly Wood film industry is none other than Cinematographer( Late) Jal Mistry.In his five decades film career he has worked with top class actors of yesteryear and directors.He was associated with Navketan Banner for many films with late Director Chetan Anand.More than thirty films he has given remarkable frame work  worth to be mentioned here.i have seen few films of this  stalwart.Those films are,Bahron Ke Sapne,Bombay to Goa,Jheel Ke Us Par,Bhanwaar,Naseeb,Kudrat, andTeriKasam.Few i could n't recollect.He was also popular like his elder brother Fali Mistry.Both have worked with many films and created a very big impact in those days  with out much advancement in Cinematography area.Even though he  is departed his memorable movies in front of us.He and his brother known as Mistry Brothers in the film world.Today i am happy to tribute this stalwart.
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in Gulf NewsUAE on 28June 16,
Sad State of affairs     Airstrikes have often taken the lives of innocent civilians, and it’s so sad. Despite many precautions, this happens. Airstrikes are inevitable because of more terror group expansions. Civilians should be protected. It’s a sad state of affairs.
From Mr Ragavan Krishnamachary
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Friday, June 24, 2016

Article 471.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 25June 16,(My Article 471)

Balanced mind

Human mind is fickle. Most of us seem to look for more reasons to grumble than appreciate. I have been planning to meet a friend who stays near my place, but could not do so due to heavy rain in recent days. Finally, I managed to meet him yesterday and while returning I got stuck in heavy rain. I reached home very late. 

For a moment, I thought summer is any time better than winter and blamed the rain. I then introspected and realised that without rain, nations would suffer deeply. Drought has been posing major challenges to India too. Well, balance of mind in all situations seems to be the right path. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 24 June 16,A loss for India
Raghuram Rajan brought India out of the fragile five and into the spotlight (‘Social media trend report: India on Raghuram Rajan’s exit decision’, Gulf News, June 20). Reserve Bank of India Governor Rajan’s decision of not continuing the second term and the mixed reactions among political circles and others is the latest dramatic development in India. When you look into his present tenure’s achievement of increasing the buying capacity of people both in the real estate and automobile industry, it is laudable by reducing the interest rate.
However, he has completely neglected the senior citizens’ interest rates on their deposits, which is really unfortunate. Overall, his vision to develop the economy was good. In India, no administrator is allowed to perform his duty without interference either at a political level or on a personal level. His departure is really a great loss for India and his academic expertise will be missed.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Life isBeautiful 325.

Next day Ram reached his office.Kathambari was sitting in his cabin.
Good morning Rm. Today  i am meeting the Indian consulate office at 11A.M
R am.Good, regarding
Kathambari.They have speed up the passport renewal policy for expatriates from next week. To cover that good news Atkinson asked me to  go there.Before that i want to meet you and go.
Kathambari.Apart from that Mummy asked me to  call   you for lunch  on the coming friday,since last week Lizioli gave us the party.
Ram.Fine,I will come.
Kathambari.Thank you,i  will make a move.
After she left Ram was busy in his work.
By that time he received a call.Raj was on the other line
How are you Ram.
Ram.I am fine,how is your family andother friends.
Raj.All are fine.Why i called you was i, have sent a message to you to cover the International Yoga day which is coming in a few days.Our Prime Minister is promoting this good concept for peaceful living ,with out  ailments.
Ram.Iknow.Here in UAE also lot of people following our great Guruji and his aasanas.
Raj.You mean,Ramdev.
Ram.Yes,He has got some beautiful aasanas liked  by many countries and they are following that.
Raj.I have sent the details to cover.
Ram.I will do it.
Raj.Thank you.Bye now
Ram .Bye.
After that Ram discussed with his staff members on that day's programme.
Again his phone was ringing.This time Prasanna
Sir,how are you.My mother in law asked me to invite you  for lunch on the coming friday. is your job
Prasanna.Fine sir,see you on friday.
Then Ram went to Atkinson's cabin for  discussion.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 22 June 16,A loss for humanity
The recent murder of the UK Member of Parliament, Jo Cox, was the latest development in British politics (‘Britain mourns murdered lawmaker’, Gulf News, June 18). She was supporting Britain staying in the European Union (EU) and this murder might be due to her stance. However, nothing is clear. She was liked by the people of the UK and her murder is a great loss. Leaders like Hilary Clinton condemned her attack. She served in an aid agency for a decade and her work was applauded for her advances in women’s rights issues.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Monday, June 20, 2016

Tribute to Cinematographer S.Ramachandra408.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from Kannada film industry  is none other than Late Cinematographer S.Ramachandra.In his film career he has worked with top class directors of Kannada film industry and actors.He has many films to his credit and all are remarkable.Started his career with  Popular Cinematographer Shariff and later established his identity.He has also contributed Screen play and direction apart from his roll as Cinematographer.He was bestowed National Film Awards for his films for Cinematography.He was also awarded for his life time Contribution to Kannadafilms.He has also worked in many ad commercial films.Popular directors and actors are applauded for this doyen's work.I have seen few films of this stalwart.Those films are malgudi days (hindi)and VamshaVirksha.He has worked many T.V.Serials also.Today Cinematography has become an important elemant in film and Indian technicians of all states acclaimed a good name is not an exaggerated one.His frame work both in indoor and out door was superb in those days with out much advancementshould be laudable.Even though he is not with us his brilliant works are with us and people are enjoying.Today i am very happy to tribute this Award Winning Cinematographer of Kannada Film Industry.
See You Next Week,

Friday, June 17, 2016

Article 470.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 18June 16,(My Article 470)

Mixed bag

Life is a mix of good and bad happenings. The other day I was sad while talking with a friend about the recent shooting incident in Orlando that claimed several lives. 

At that time, my grandson, who is studying in Grade 1X, rushed towards me and conveyed the good news that his school had chosen him as the vice-captain for a Block. He asked for my blessings.

I realised that good and bad, cold and heat, pleasure and pain are all part of human life. All we need to do is to shed any hatred and join hands with good and loving people from all communities. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, June 16, 2016

My View Published in Gulf News UAE on 17,June 16

Allow meaningful films to flourish
Art is meant to reflect real life like a mirror, and so, it should be taken in the right spirit. Indian art and film, especially, is known for its vibrant depiction of culture, tradition and values. Censoring films is important only when violence, sexually explicit scenes and other aspects directly affect a country’s reputation. When freedom of speech and expression are not going to affect the way a country is perceived, the film should not be disturbed. The Indian censor board is an organisation that considers the sensitivities of the nation, and it should deal with films carefully and respect the work of the film industry. If the movie’s subject has a social or moral message, or is educational and informative, any censor board would be expected to encourage such movies, as these would be of national interest. If the story lines and dialogues do not hurt the sentiments of people from any particular religion, the movie must be allowed to be screened. Clashes between politicians and filmmakers should be avoided, in the interest of society. On the other hand, filmmakers should also maintain proper ethics, by ensuring there is limited vulgarity in the films they screen. But when they make meaningful movies that depict reality, such films should not be mangled by the censor board. Due to incorrect judgments, individuals can end up facing both monetary loss and a damaged reputation. ‘Unbiased and meaningful’ should be the code of censor boards around the world. After all the backlash, I hope, in the coming days, the Indian censor board will function more effectively.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Retired executive based in Bengaluru, India

Life is Beautiful 324.

Life is Beautiful 324.
Yesterday, 5:36 AM EDT (edit my post)
Ram was happy ,that Vasanthy missed him a lot and gave a cover asking him to go through.After washing he came to the hall ,opened that cover given by Vasanthy.
By that time bell was ringing.He kept the letter in the table ,opened the door.He saw one arabic man was standing out side
Ram.What you want sir,
Arab man, i am coming from a local daily of Abudhabi,,are you Mr Ram
Ram..Yes,Please come in side

He came inside
Arab man.We want to have tie up with your Channel for our clients advertaisement.
Ram.How you know my address
Arabman.My name is Sulaiman, one of our client told me about you.
Ram.I see.How you got my address.
Sulaiman.He also told you are staying in this apartment.Since i came this side for some important work ,i thought i can say hello to you.
Ram.Very nice of you.Tell me what can i do
Sulaiman. i want to fix an appointment with you and your management.Is it ok ,if i come tomorrow at 11AM.
Sulaiman.That's nice.You can come tomorrow to my office.\
Sulaiman.I will see you tomorrow.I knowr location.Sorry for the disturbance.Bye now
After he left Ram came and sat in the Sofa.Suddenly he rembered the letter.
When he came and searched the letter which he kept in the table,was not there. He was looking all the places,and searched down the table.By that time the letter he kept in the table ,gone down and now flying through the window out side his balcony.He tried his level best to stop but failed in his attempt.The letter gone with the wind.
Ram felt very sad
(to be continued)
See You Next Week

Monday, June 13, 2016

Tribute to Director Atlee 407.

Today i am going to pen another interesting upcoming Director from Tamil film industry is none other than Director Atlee.Started his career with Ace Director S.Shankar and later he  beame independent.He has worked with Top class actor Vijay,Arya,Nayanthara,Samantha and others.In his  Six years  film career  he earned a good name.Even though he has directed two films to his credit both the films are remarkable.I have seen both the movies,Raja Rani,and Theri created a big impact.He was bestowed best director award forRaja Rani.The film was full of entertainment with
good dialoques and  cinematography.Both his films frame work was nicely executed by George Williams is worth to be mentioned here.Even though he was born in Madurai he spent more years in Chennai.He had good experience and exposure with two big films Enthiran and Nanban with Director S.Shankar is very important.Today i am happy to tribute this Young Up coming Director.
See You Next Week,

Saturday, June 11, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 12 June 16,Facebook debate: Children using smartphones
Should children be allowed to have smartphones?Age requirement necessary

Today smartphones are really helping people of all ages to learn more. It is like a mini computer. Children are welcome to use this device, but there should be an age requirement. If small children start using these devices, they devote more time to play and go through different apps, which will affect their studies. There should be a minimum age for using smartphones.

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India

Friday, June 10, 2016

Article 469.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 11June 16,

Visa joy

While on my usual evening walk along with a neighbour, I found him in a very good mood. When I asked him about the reason, he replied that he had got his visa approved and would be flying to Toronto shortly. I felt good too for my friend.

Interestingly, someone or the other in our neighbourhood goes abroad often either on an official trip or on holiday. I realised the world has indeed turned into a global village. I congratulated my friend also because he would be happier to stay with his son.  

Being home with kith and kin is a real source of happiness. Right?
K. Ragavan


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 11June 16,Enhancing relations between nations
The recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Qatar, and the India — Qatar agreement on an intelligence pact is the latest dramatic development in the Middle East (‘India, Qatar agree intelligence pact to combat hawala, terror’, Gulf News, June 6). This would certainly enhance bilateral relationships, particularly with regards to labour and terror-related issues. This type of knowledge sharing would certainly help both countries achieve peace and clear communication.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Thursday, June 9, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 10,June 16  A time for charity
Every Ramadan I admire my Muslim brothers’ devotion and discipline during this period. Many give charity to needy. Evening iftar celebrations are not only colourful, but also with a variety of items including dates. Every year the celebrations of Ramadan grow in the UAE and many children participate in cultural activities. Happy Ramadan to my UAE friends.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India


Letter Published in Thendral Tamil Magazine, USA  June issue (9June) மே இதழ் வழக்கம்போல் அருமை.பத்மஸ்ரீ விருது பெற்ற ஸ்ரீனிவாசனின் உற்சாகம் ,சேவை மனப்பான்மை  ஹிந்து  மிஷன் மருத்துவ  மனைக்கு செய்துவரும் பணிகள் போன்றவற்றை எவ்வளவு பாராட்டினாலும் தகும். இவரின் நேர்  காணல் தென்றல் வாசகர்களுக்கு ஒரு நல்ல அன்பளிப்பு.
கே.ராகவன், பெங்களுரு ,இந்தியா

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 8June 16,A legend around the world
The Gulf News reports that came out over the weekend about Muhammad Ali made for interesting reading (‘World pays tribute to boxing legend Muhammad Ali’, Gulf News, June 5). The demise of Ali, a legend in boxing, was a great loss to the entire World. He was most known for his world records and achievements in the boxing arena. Tributes from all walks of life, including worldly politicians poured in for this legend, and it’s no wonder. I pray for the departed soul and the grieving family members.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Life is Beautiful 323.

Vasanthy.How i am important
Lizioli.You have given your daughter ,to our friend Prasanna.Kathambari is Sweet,Knowledgable and above all a good human .I have been seeing her in the past 18Months with my association with their Channel.
Kathambari.Thank you for your compliment Sir,
Vasanthy.I am very happy  that people are appreciating Kathambari.
Ram.Ever since i met her  in Mysore,i admire her qualities.
Prasanna,. I am really proud of her.
Lizioli.This party is purely a get together ,mainly for the newly married Couple.
Ram.Nice of you.
By that time the waiter bought the started Tomoto soup.
Lizioli.I asked Prasanna to arrange all Vegetarian  food.Last time when i came i took Vegetarian  Lunch  and was nice.I enjoyed that.
Prasanna.That same menu i ordered sir
Ram.How is Italy Lizioli
Lizioli.Fine,it is developing,not like your Dubai.You and Atkinson should visit once to our place.
Atkinson.Yes,i too want to see Italy.I visited many european countries,but not italy.
Ram.I have not visited any european country,hope your invitation i can gladly accept,if our MD approves.
Atkinson.Certainly,Our company will approve
After finishing the delicious lunch with Kesari and Desert they left the dining hall.
Ram and Vasanthy was sitting in the reception hall.
Vasanthy.I am so happy to see you after a gap of one month.How was your  visit.
Ram.It was niceVasanthy.I remembered our old days ,when i was crossing Kempagowda talkies in Bengaluru
Vasanthy.Please read this letter when you are alone.She gave a small cover to him.
By that time all have come.Ram took it and kept in his pocket.
After chatting  for few minutes they left.
Kathambari dropped Ram on her way to her home.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Tribute to Director Ameer 406.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from the Tamil film industry is none other than Director Ameer.Started his career with Director Bala   worked with his award winning film Sethu.Then he  become independent Director.He has worked with all up coming actors viz Surya,,Karthi,Jeeva Ravi,,Saranya, Trisha, Priya mani,Rahman and others.He made a bigimpact through his film Paruthi veeran, acted by Karthi ,Priya mani and others gavea good name and bestowed him  best director award  is  worth to be mentioned here.He has few movies only to his credit ,in his one and half decades film career and i saw couple of films of this Director.Those movies are,Mounam pesiyathy,Raam,Paruthi veeran,and Aadhi Bhagavan,Crisp dialoques ,good screnplay and nice cinematography will be visible in his movies.He is one of the few directors liked by all.
Madurai has created many talented  film technicians,actors  is not an exaggerated one and this director also hails from the famous Madurai city.To day i am happy to tribute this Director.
See You Next Week,

Friday, June 3, 2016

Article 468.

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE ON 4 June 16,(My Article 468)_

Friendly gift

The other day when I was about to pay my bill at a supermarket, I noticed an additional gift parcel added to my items.

When I enquired, the counter salesman pointed at a middle-aged person standing beside me. His face was familiar, but I failed to recollect his name. But by intuition I linked his name to a famous film personality.

When he greeted me, I recognised him by his voice and shouted in joy, “Abbas, when did you come to Bangalore?”

I knew him during the days I was working in the UAE. I used to jovially tell I would never forget his name, as it was the same as famous Bollywood director KA Abbas. He requested that I do not open the parcel until I reached home.

Controlling my curiosity, I waited until I reached home. The parcel had two pockets of dates.  I was so happy that my friend had gifted dates before the Holy Month of Ramadan. Whenever I used to meet him during the Holy Month in the UAE, he used to do the same.

Such good friends are indeed as sweet as the dates.
K. Ragavan