Sunday, October 30, 2016

Tribute to Writer ,Poet Late Ku.Alagirisami 427.

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality from Tamil Literary World is none other than Popular Writer,Poet Ku.Alagirisami.After his schooling he started his  career as a School teacher and later become a Writer ,Poet.His first story Urakam Kolluma was publishedin Ananda Bodhiniin 1943.
He was also good friend of Vallikannan,and Pudumai pithan.He Worked in Malaysia is worth to be mentioned here.His poems,Short stories was very popular .His story Collections Anbalipu was awarded and b estowed Sakitya Aca demi Award for this writer.His short span of life he has created a good name with big Veterans like Kalki and others.Even though he has plenty of his creations to his credit i read two of those , Doctor Anuradha,andKaalivaram.He also  hails from Near Kovil Patti ,Tirunelveli district where lot of talented tamil writers was born.Even though he is not with us his creations are infront of us and speaks his talents.Today i am very happy to tribute this Great writer.
See You Next Week,

Friday, October 28, 2016


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE On 29Oct (My Article 489)

Bear and lion

My two grandchildren recently played well in their school basketball team and won the match. They are now looking forward to be selected at the national level. With a view to motivate them further, I asked them to suggest a good place for dining. 

One of them replied, “Polar Bear.”

I was surprised as to my knowledge there was no circus going on in my area. My other grandson clarified, “It is an outlet where we get varieties of desserts.”

In that case we have to visit “Lion’s Castle” next time, I replied. 
“What’s that?” they asked in chorus. 
When I said it is also a popular eatery, they were surprised. 
Today’s dining places indeed have some ingenious names. 
K. Ragavan

Thursday, October 27, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 28 Oct 16,An inspiration
The first woman who created a world record for climbing the great Mountain Everest died and this was sad news to read (‘Junko Tabei, the first woman who conquered Mount Everest dies aged 77’, Gulf News, October 23). Before her departure she created another record by climbing Fuji Mountain with students.
I pray for the departed soul. She was an inspiration for women.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Life is Beautiful 343.

Sulai Man was inthe other line.
Ram,i was  held up  on my way back from Abudhabi.Heavy traffic.I do n't think i will be able to reach  with in One hour.i Will call you and come to your office.
Ram.No Problem,Iwill make a move.
While Coming in the Car he received a call ,it was Vasanthy on the other line.
Ram,how are you
Hearing his Beautiful Vasanthy's Beautiful  voice Ram was very happy
How are you Vasanthy,Where are you.
Vasanthy.Ram,i came to Karama for Purchases.I thought if you are free we can have lunch to gether
Ram.Right now i am  nearing Karama from a meeting.Now the time is 12-30.What time you can come
Vasanthy.Fifteen miniyues time
Ram.I will be in Venus restaurant.
Ram.Ali,you drop me in Venus restaurant.After lunch i will come straight to office.
They reached the Wonderful Venus restaurant.
Ram came to the reception.
After few minitues his Beautiful Vasanthy arrived

Vasanthy was wearing green sareewhich Ram likes very much.
Hello Ram,after long time.
Ram.Yes,Vasanthy.Today our meeting  unexpectedand nice
Ram.Love you.Even though i am not meeting you are with me
Ram.Same to me.
After ordering Indian meals they were looking at each other.
Vasanthy is alwayssmiling ,when ever she smiles her eye brows  looks nice.Ram admire that.
Vasanthy.Hello,hero what your seeing on me.
Ram.I am Wondering at this age 53 not even a single gray hair for you.You are maintaining your health very nicely.
Vasanthy.All for my hero only.
Ram.Today you are in good romantic mood,what is the reason
Vasanthy.After seeing you i am excited.Every time we plan and won't meet.Probably for that reason i am excited
Ram.I am also unable to express my feelings/
By the time their  meals arrived
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, October 24, 2016

Tribute 426.

Tribute to Cinematographer OmPrakash 426.Today i am going to pen another interesting personality from the South Indian Film Industry is none other than Cinematographer Om Prakash. Started with feature films,  Video movies and documentaries and later become an independent Cinematographer is laudable.In his  Two decades film career  (if i am right) has worked with Five Languages films  is appreciable.Even though he has many films to his credit,i have seen few films of this StalWart.Those films are KalaVani,Anegan,Aarambam,Maariand Naanayam.He has worked with all the Leading actors Like Ajit,,Dhanush Karthick,,and many others.He was Bestowed by Rocheston Accreditation Institute, New York, in recognition of academic achievement in Arts and Science is worth to be mentioned here.Beautiful shots  both indoor and Out door will be visible in his frame work.I like Aarambam and Anegan shots of this Cinematographer.Anegan he was worked with Stalwart Cinematographer , Director  K.V.Anand. Anegan was a Sophisticated movie with Suspense and Brilliant Cinematography.Coimbatore is Known for Industries and Technical People and Incidently Cinematographer Om Prakash hails from this City.Today i am happy to tribute this Up coming Cinematographer.
See You Next WEek,

Sunday, October 23, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 24 Oct 16,Negligence is unacceptable
The tragedy that took place in Indian state Odisha at a hospital on Tuesday claimed 20 lives and the arrest of a doctor and three staff members is the latest outcome of this tragic incident (‘India hospital fire: Doctor and 3 staff arrested in blaze that killed 20’, Gulf News, October 19). Negligence, not proper maintenance and carelessness are the attributing factors for this. The state government should investigate this and the real cause for the blame should be found out. The guilty should be punished even if there are many. Patients’ safety is important in hospitals and these types of happenings are not acceptable. Even any amount of compensation to the victims’ families is unlikely to come. I pray for the victims and a speedy recovery for injured.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, October 21, 2016


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAR on 22Oct 16 (MyArticle 488)

Stay connected

Earlier, I was not much interested in social media, but a relative forced me to join a WhatsApp group. A few days ago, I received a surprise message from a close friend in the UAE stating that he was visiting our city. He works for a leading bank in Dubai and holds a key position. He managed to locate me through social media and  i met him. We recollected our good old times in the UAE. 

I understood the power of social media, which is like a knife that can be used for cutting vegetables. If people use social media for good purposes, then it will be the most valuable tool.
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Life is Beautiful 342.

Next day morning  Ram came to office.His Cyprus Client was waiting for him.After finishing the for mal talk the client renewed his Contract for another two years.
Ram.Thank you Mr Solomon.
Solomon.I am happy with your association.Your Presentaion of our products is good ,welcomed by our agents.
Ram.Good,we always  give good coverage for our clients.
Solomon.O.K.i am making a move.
Ram.Why,you should have lunch with us.
Solomon. Thanks.I have some other work.
Ram.When are you going to Cyprus.
Solomon.After three days.I will call you before i leave.
Ram.Bye,Take care
After Solomon left Ram reached Atkinson's Cabin
Good after noon Atkinson.
Atkinson.Hope the renewal has done.
Ram.Yes,for another two years.
Atkinson.Very good.
Ram.I am going out to meet Sulaiman in his office ,will be back after lunch.
Ram came out .Ali was waiting for him.
Ram received mail from Raj in the morning about Murthy's daughter Nirmala  joining  in Sulai man's  paper as Indian Correspondent.He called him and fixed an appointment in the after noon  now going to meet him.  After  half an hour they reached Sulai man's office.
He was received by his Secretry
Sir,please wait ,my boss will come  shortly.
Ram .O.K.I will wait.
 Mean time Ram received a call from Sulaiman.
Ram,i will be back shortly.You have Tea
Ram.No problem,i do n't want now.
After his call over  Ram was reading their paper.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, October 17, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 18 Oct 16,Language and its importance
Today people’s migration is very fast from one country to another for better living and status. Many people learn the language of the country where they are migrating to. Language plays an important role in the global scenario. When you communicate with another person in their own language they will be very happy. Language makes understanding between people. English is accepted in much of the world.
The UAE is one country that is accepting of various languages like English, Hindi, Malayalam and Arabic. Language is the one and only thing that can give a person a better position in his profession, but also in society. Many parents are keeping this in mind and encouraging their children to study different languages in their earlier years. Today’s children are very much interested in learning different languages, too. It helps people to travel from one country to another.
Language is something that has many advantages and one should understand and utilise them for better living.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tribute 425.

Tribute to Writer,Poet,MI.PA ,Soma Sundaram 425.
Today i am going to pen another interesting Versatile Personality from the Tamil Literary World is none other than Journalist,Poet  Soma Sundaram Popularly Known as MI.PA.Somu.Born in Tirunelveli district and obtained his Vidwan Certification in his College days from Madras University.He was the friend of famous writer Pudhumaipithan.He won  Short story Competition Conducted by the famous Weekly magazine Ananda Vikatan  which was a great achievement in those days.He was more passion in writing poems and short stories at his younger days.His first collection of poems Ilavenil won the State award is worth to be mentioned here.He served in All India Radio for four decades and created a new concept.He has also worked in the famous Magazine Kalkiand later started his magazine Nanban.His travel articles was popular in those days and he was bestowed Sahitya Academi Award namely Akkarai Cheemayil Arumathangal.He has also written in English and well versed with few languages.Respected by the Literary fraternity and other writers.I have read the travel article and  Novel Ravi Chandrika.He has done a Wonderful work through his creations.At the age of 77he has departed from this world.But his Wonderful creations are infront of us.Today i am happy to tribute this Versatile Personality.
See You Next WEEK

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 16,Oct 16What happened to ethics?
The ongoing debate in the US had its second round where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had another word battle (‘Personal attacks dominate’, Gulf News, October 11). Trump mentioning that if he came to power in the Whitehouse that he would jail Clinton was not at all relished, not only by Republicans, but also across social media. Whenever elections happen anywhere in the world, candidates will use unethical words at each other and the US is no exception. Politics has no ethics and respect. Power plays a vital role and it’s a sad state of affairs.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, October 14, 2016


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 15,Oct 16,(My Article 487)

Young at heart

I was rushing to a store when I bumped into an old friend. 
He instantly complained why I did not take him along when I went to meet a famous Tamil filmstar of yesteryear. 
I was surprised as I could not recollect any such meeting. 
He clarified that he saw my photo with film personality Sowkar Janaki on a social media site. 
It was then I realised that I had posted such a photo two years ago. 
My friend had obviously missed the date. 
Social media does put many people in a tricky situation when old photos are mistaken for latest. 
Though I am a senior citizen, I joked with him that the photo may be old, but I am “young at heart.”
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 13 Oct 16,Kudos to Nobel winner
For more than five decades Columbians have been struggling with a civil war and despite Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ agreement signed with the Marxist rebels, he was bestowed a Nobel Peace Prize for 2016. This is a dramatic development in South American politics. Coming out from the struggle, President Santos will prove the success of his strategy for improving Columbia and the people. Kudos to President Santos.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Life is Beautiful 341.

Life is Beautiful 341.
The other side was Vasanthy.
Ram,,you are coming to the Temple  in the evening
Ram.I was planning to meet you.But still i am in my review meeting.It will take some more time.I do n't think i will reach there at 6P.M.
Vasanthy.No problem,we will meet some other time.
Ram.O.K.Take care
Vasanthy.I am not starting from my house.After getting your confirmation i wanted to start.No problem.You too take care.
Ram felt very bad.Every time  he could n't go  because  of work.
Then he entered in to the hall.
Atkinson.Finished your call Ram.
Atkinson.Our Cyprus client is coming here tomorrow.He will be visiting our office  between 10-11.A.M
Ram.Iwill be here.
Atkinson.You can meet and discuss our  renewal.
Atkinson.Bye  ,see you tomorrow.
Then all left the  meeting room.
By the time the time was 6P.M. Ali came to pick up Ram.
Shall we go sir,
Ram.I am ready.
While going Ram was thinking today he is supposed to meet his Beautiful Vasanthy but could n't meetWhat ever we plan nothing will happen.Every thing God has already written.Ram was smiling 
murmuring,what ever happens ,all for good only
(tobe continued0
See You Next Week,

Monday, October 10, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 11,Oct 16,Girls are our future
The United Nations has taken a good initiative on the welfare and future of adolescent girls, which is being celebrated today. This year is the fourth international day for the girl child and this is laudable. In most countries, especially Asian countries, a girl child will be married at the age of 15 and many due to poverty will be forced into this. The girl child should be given opportunity if she studies well. If marriage is performed at an early age, it will lead to young pregnancies and this could affect her studies and future. Girls should not marry early and they should be encouraged to study because they are the future leaders of the world. Suppression and poverty will be eradicated by young girls who grow up wanting a better life for the younger generations. I am confident in the future of adolescent girls and how they will play a major role in the world in the years to come.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Sunday, October 9, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 10 Oct 16,When will they see normalcy?
Attacks in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad killed at least 15 civilians and this recent deadly attack by militants was the latest from the Middle East (‘Iraq begins radio broadcast to Mosul ahead of offensive’, Gulf News, October 5). Even after the invasion from the US and its allies, Iraq has not found normalcy. When will the nightmare of the people be resolved in Iraq? They deserve a normal life and they didn’t ask for this turmoil. More attacks have been revealed in the last year and the government has to make a new strategy to save innocent civilians.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India


Letter Published in Deccan Herald India in People's Problem Column on 10 Oct 16,

Shoddy work by Bescom

Bescom workers undertook repair at Gubbalala main road a few days ago. They removed a working streetlight and forgot to replace the problematic one, which was affecting pedestrians, especially senior citizens, coming from Kanakapura main road towards Gubbalala main road. Besides, streetlights opposite the Palm Grove Enclave apartment often go off.
The authorities concerned should look into the matter and do the needful at the earliest.
K Ragavan & KVR Vasanthy, GF 003, Gubbalala Main Road, Near Mantri Tranquil

Saturday, October 8, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE On 9Oct 16Facebook debate: Graphic images on social media
Should the media show graphic images in the name of responsible journalim or is there a limit?Today atrocities are increasing worldwide. The media plays an important role to convey this to the public. Sometimes exaggerations in the media and in the field of journalism have gone too far, which is happening now. Sometimes they do it for ratings and forget the authenticity, which is sad. However, with graphic images or without, most of the media and responsible journalism provides accurate information. This topic is of real concern to every individual.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, October 7, 2016


Celebrations are Common and very frequently Celebrated for different Occasions in my City.Last week our apartment residents Celebrated the beautiful and Colurful Dasara festival with main item of Dandiya where i have witnessed many Occasions in Dubai. The residents particularly ladies danced for memorable songs of famous BollyWood movies made the audience spell bound.Our Senior Citizens Club members also participated and grace the Occasion.The amazing part of it the ladies wing danced very well nicely Choreographed by a member equal to famous Bolly wood Choreographers.. Celebrations should go very well with good Compere and the show was nicely organised and presented by a Couple made the audience more happy.I was also more happy the Couple is none other than my friend's daughter and Son inlaw made the evening not only Colurful but also Vibrant.

Article .

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 8 October (My Article 486)

Pink tablets

It was cold in the morning and I told my friend I could not join for the usual walking session as I was suffering from throat infection. 

He suggested that he would book a ticket online for the Bollywood film “Pink.”

After lunch, I waited for his message.  He did call but mentioned his inability to come for the film as he had some guests. 

He apologised and at the same time requested me to buy some antacid tablets as he needed them urgently.

I fetched the tablets and told him that though we could not watch the “Pink” film, I was visiting him with tablets that were pink in colour. We had a hearty laugh. 

K. Ragavan

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Life is Beautiful 340.

Evening 4P.M. Ram reached the Conference hall.Already Atkinson and other Editorial department People waiting for his arrival.
Atkinson.Good after noon to all.As you all aware we  are one of the Best Channel for Covering authentic affairs, Like business ,entertainment and other important  issues  for Middle East,North Africa and Cyprus.Our advertisements are very good and we receive daily thousands of readers views.As we are growing  i want to  elevate  certain  People  in our Organisation and give them responsibilities.The Indian news ,Middle East And Cyprus   area was covered very well from Ram and team.Let me Congratulate Ram and his team and with effect from Tomorrow Ram will be the  Editor -in-Chief  Controlling the entire activites of our Business.Ram  Welcome to the new responsibility and i am Confident that you will deliver yourefforts to improve this organisation further.
Ram.First of all ,i am unable to speak in front of Media Veterans like Atkinson,Our News Editor
Githanjali Sinha,and Up coming Kathambari.Eventhough i was not belonging to Media Community i learned this Wonderful art of Conveying.By virtue of my past profession i am able to communicate in my own style which was accepted from thousands of people.I will certainly deliver better in the Coming days.Thank you for bestowing me a Very great responsibility.
Atkinson.Gitanjali will be assisting and Kathambari will help you in meeting people.This month  we have done very well .We have signed agreements with two leading News papers  for long term  to promote their concept with our creative ads.Our Creative team is doing a good job of  changing various concepts suits to this World.After Ram entered we have seen lot of changes and innovations in our Channel.Thank you Ram once again.
Ram. Wel come Atkinson.
Gitanjali.Congratulations Ram.I am really proud of you
Ram.All with your Cooperation.You are one of the Gem in the Media Community who has vast experience and. handling the events and issues.
Gitanjali.Thank you.
Ram.Katham bari is known for her style of approach with  Clients,Public relations particularly with government departments interviews.Our staff members are very past and do their job.This is a team work.
Atkinson.On this Occassion if Ram's wife would have been here She  will proud of him.What Ram
Ram.Thank you . Fortunately or Unfortunately i have not married
Atkinson.Is it,
Kathambari.Ram is a different person.I never asked his past
Ram.Thank you all.For the love and affection  showered to me.
By that time his Mobile was ringing
Atkinson.You attend your call.We will wait
(to be Continued)
See You Next Week,

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Tribute 423.

Tribute to Director Ramesh Selvan 423.

Today i am going to  pen another interesting film personality from  the Tamil Film Industry is none other than Director Ramesh Selvan.In his Eighteen years film career he has given few films to his credit.Popular actors  Vijaya Kanth,Radha Ravi,Meena,Thambi Ramaiah and many others  acted in his movies.I have seen two of his films  both are remarkable.Ulavuthurai is the one  he earned a good name for the story and  Suspense handled.Recently i saw his another movie Vajram A memorable movie.He has taken few characters  ,four orphan school boys with their master played by Thambi Ramaiah who fought for his principles of giving education to all particularly workers children and how he was successful in his mission.JayaPrakash played as minister done his job very nicely.In the recent films Vajram  is one of the Comedy with theme and action  packed  i enjoyed.Beautiful Cinematography  by A.R.Kumaresan is added to this film.Thambi Ramaiah's different roll with memorable performance,and the four boys was nicely trained by the Director.Vajram is not only entertainment but also  with moral values.Thambi Ramiah will have a good  future in the Coming days with different rolls from his usual rolls.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Up coming Director.
See You Next Week


Letter Published in India Abroad USA in October 16,
The Step after Soft
After the attack on the Uri  army basein Kashmir by terrorists from Pakistan, which killed18Indian Soldiers, India should isolate Islamabad.Pakistan needs to be given a befitting reply , and it's time for the United nationsto take up this issueand declare Pakistan's isolation.
India has faced many attacks and casualitiesat the hands of terroristsfrom groups har- boredin Pakistan and each time Pakistan has  deniedthe authenticityof the attacks.The Indian government's soft diplomacyis not working.It is high time the Indian government and  the UN took a firm decision.

Saturday, October 1, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 2 Oct 16,Facebook debate: Life on Mars
Could humans psychologically adapt to live on Mars? We know how to get there and what it’s like, but is it viable for humans to exist in an isolated, confined and extreme (ICE) environment?Adapting is the challenge
Scientists know how to reach Mars and see the reality over the Earth. Even though human nature wants to do something new and create a record, there are some obstacles for staying on Mars because the adaptability is the real challenge. The main drawbacks are the cold climatic conditions and the air density. More radiation will come from space. Despite the sheer distance to Mars, the main disadvantages may not encourage us to adapt to living there. Otherwise, I think many would have migrated by now!
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India