Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Life is Beautiful 348.

Ram was returning from the Office.Heavy traffic  in Shaick Zayed road,Ali was going slowly
Ali.Sir,today i do n't know why so much traffic.
Ram.Every day the traffic is increasing,because of tourists from Middle east.Next week UAE is going to Celebrate National day.For this Celebration many tourists have Come  from the Middle east.I read it in the paper.
Ali.Yes sir.I am here for the past 11Years and seeing the function in the T.V
Ram.I am also watching for the past three years.It is a Colurful function.
By the time Ram received a call from Murthy
Ram,how are you.
Ram.I am fine.How is your family.
Murthy.All are fine.We all came to Vontikopal temple to  do pooja .
Ram.I see,How is Nirmala.My Congratulations to her.
Nirmala.Thank you uncle.I want your Blessings for a bright career
Ram.You will have a bright future.
Murthy.Thank you Ram.How is Dubai
Ram.Dubai is fine UAE is getting ready for the national day.Lot of tourists all over from middle east has arrived.I am  returning home but because  of heavy traffic i am held UP
Murthy.Take care.I want to inform you that we are in the temple praying for all of our good friends  health  should go peacefully.
Ram.Today health is very important,with out health nothing can be implemented.Tcare.Regards to Raj and others.
Murthy.Raj has gone to see his friend  opposite house of the temple.I will convey.Bye now
By that time the traffic was eased and Ali started moving little past.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tribute to Singer Mahendra Kapoor 431.

Tribute to Singer Mahendra Kapoor 431.

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality from the Bolly Wood film industry is none other than Late Singer Mahendra Kapoor.One of the Versatile and popular singers of Yesteryears created a big impact with his voice.
Earlier days he learned classical music under great Masters.He has rendered more than 2500 songs on various languages and 1972 he was bestowed with PadmaShri award is worth to be mentioned here.He was associated with Actor ,Director Manoj Kumar’s movies and gave remarkable songs.He has also worked under popular music Directors viz,C.Ramachandra,and many others.In his 53 Years film career he has given many memorable songs to millions of music lovers.His voice was melody,captive with modulation.I admire his beautiful voice in many films.Few i remember
from the following films.Those movies are,Hum Raaz,Kismat,Upkar,Roti Kapda Aur Makan,Gopi,Dhool Ka Pool,and Wonderful T.V.Serial Maha Bharat title song still ringing in my ears.He was liked and respected by the Film Fraternity. Even though this great legend is not with us today ,his mesmarised voice in front of us.Today i am very happy to tribute this Legend for his Wonderful service to the Music World.
See You Next Week,

Friday, November 25, 2016


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 26,Nov 16, (My Article 493)

Salon gossip

I arrived a little late for the morning walk and a friend asked the reason. I replied I had to visit the salon. “That means you must have had a long gossip session,” my friend guessed. And he was right. There were a group of people at the parlour and the gossip topics ranged from films to sports personalities. Injuries, deaths, divorce  - everything was covered, whether true or not. If there is one place that can overtake social media on matters of dubious authenticity, it is the parlour. 
K. Ragavan


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 26,Nov 16,oo many accidents
This is one of the worst train accidents that India has witnessed in a long time, which makes this Gulf News report a sad and painful read (‘India train derails, death toll crosses 142’, Gulf News, November 21). The Indian railway should do a probe into the real reasons for this mishap and punish the guilty severely. On one hand, the railway authorities are increasing the number of routes and modernising the bogeys, but on the other hand, accidents are increasing and this is really worrying. Periodical check-ups on lines and other parts of trains should be monitored to avert the mishaps to a certain extent. Passenger safety is most important. I pray for the victims and a speedy recovery for injured.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 25Nov 16,A legend in cardiovascular technology
The famous cardiac surgeon Denton Cooley who found the famous Texas Heart Institute five and half decades ago died at 96 years old (‘Denton Cooley, surgeon who performed first US heart transplant, dies at 96’, Gulf News, November 20). This is the latest development from US cardiac world and it has been a loss. He was the man responsible for more inventions in cardiology, bypass surgeries and many other procedures in the cardiovascular field. His demise was a great loss to the whole world. I pray for this great legend in the medical world.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Life is Beautiful 347.

While going to Vontikopal  temple Murthy saw lot of people are standing in the queue  in the ATM Machines of various banks to with draw money.Nirmala was asking Murthy,
Dad,  After the prime minister's with drawl of 500Rs and 1000 rs people deposited their old notes and now  taking  money for their day to day life through ATM .The tough task taken by our prime minister may have some hurdles in the   few days but later will have good calm life for the people particularly common and middle class people.
Murthy.You are right .As a Journalist your thinking is right.Your  report sent to the paper was very much appreciated by Editorial people.we have to appreciate our prime minister's bold decision to curb the black money.
By the time Murthy received a call.Raj was on the other line
Raj.Murthy,i will be reaching the temple in few minutes.I have just with drew some cash from the ATM.
Murthy.We are talking about the people standing near the ATM .We will be also reach the temple  shortly.We are in the Ramakrishna Ashram.See you there
After few seconds Murthy reached the Temple. Suddenly some body called
Ananda Rao was standing.Pleasant surprise to see you all
Murthy.Good thing i met you here. My daughter Nirmala got a job in a leading daily in UAE She will be based in India sending reports periodically about Indian news.
Anandarao.Good news,i am blessing her to have a wonderful career  in this vast Journalism field.
Nirmala.Thank you Uncle.'By the time Raj also reached there
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, November 21, 2016

Tribute to Actor,Director S.J.Surya 430.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the South Indian Film Industry is none other than actor, writer, director S.J.Surya.Started his earlier  association  with popular Director K.Bhagyaraj  and later become a popular Director.Initially he struggled a lot and later identified by Stalwart Ajith and Surya came to the lime light is not an exaggerated one.Hails from Sankaran kovil a famous place in Tamilnadu  south came to Chennai in his younger days to become a famous person in film industry.He is a actor,writer,and above all good Director.He has worked with all the leading actors Viz,Ajith,Vijay ,Jyothika,Santhanam and many others.Vaali film gave him a good name and break in the Tamil film industry.He has acted in Tamil,Telugu films and given his narration for few films.Even though he has few films to his credit i have seen  Vaali,Khushi and Anbe Aaruyire,Fast  action packed  with Beautiful Cinematography will be visible in his films.Prabhu ,Jeeva and Venu has done their frame work in his films.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented upcoming Director.
See You Next Week,
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Sunday, November 20, 2016


Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 21Nov 16,
Thought-provoking column
 The  Power &Politics column by  Prabhu Chawla was meaningful and thought-provoking.  The  author  has nicely analyzed the pros and cons of the Coming election  results to determine the new candidate for the Rashtra Bathi Bhavan.Will the results favour BJP?   We will have to wait and see?
K.Ragavan, Bengaluru


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 20 Nov 16,Facebook debate: India’s black money strike
Will India’s decision to withdraw Rs500 (Dh27.1) and Rs1,000 bank notes help the common man For the long run
This decision from Indian government was a good one. The common man is already suffering because of mounting inflation due to black money. By withdrawing the higher denominations this may control the inflation, which will help the common man. Of course initially, the common man has to suffer to exchange the old notes and maintenance may be difficult, but in the long run he will be happy so the interim hurdles need to be ignored. A good economy is important for a healthy living.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, November 18, 2016


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE On 19 Nov 16,(My Article 492)Pet dilemma

We were talking about pets. I told my friend that people opt for varied pets like cat, monkey, dog and rabbit.

My friend told me that he was earlier eager to keep a dog as a pet, but had later dropped the idea.

When I asked him the reason, he replied that he got afraid as he had recently read a news report about a young boy mistaking a wolf as a dog in the US, which led to major problems. 

“But real wolves are better than some humans who behave like wolves,” I joked, and he readily nodded his head. 
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Letter Published in GulfNews UAE on 16Nov 16,A bold and timely move
The sudden overnight decision by Modi on bank transactions was laudable. It was a bold and timely move taken and it will control black money movement and mounting inflation will be controlled. Black money is the main root cause of people’s living condition and suffering. By curbing this, terror funds will also run dry. A country needs consistency and the welfare of the people needs to be taken seriously. This strike will certainly affect big real estate establishments. After a few months, the middle class and the common man will feel relief to a greater extent. This was the right decision at the appropriate time by the prime minister. Kudos to Modi.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Life is Beautiful 346.

 In Mysore  after  few days of busy work Murthy was able to  spent some time with his family.He was very happy that his daughter Nirmala got the appointment letter from Sulaiman as a resident Journalist .Nirmala was also very happy to join  with Sulai Man's leading Paper based in Abudhabi.
Murthy.Aarti,today evening we all will go to Venkatramana Swamy temple,vontikopal and do archanai for Nirmala's appointment.
Aarti.I was about to tell you this,We all will go.I will call Raj's wife to join with us.After the temple we will go to Dasaprakash Paradise for dinner.
Murthy.I have sent one mail to Ram ,thanking him for recommanding
Aarti.Yes,Ram is very important for this .
Murthy.He is  our best friend.He is not only helping known people but also other deserving people  is very great.
Nirmala Yes Dad,i have sent a mail to Ram Uncle thanking him
Murthy.you did a good thing.
By that time Murthy received a call from Raj
Raj.Good morning Murthy,how are you.I want to congratulate the new journalist
Murthy.Nirmala,Raj wanted to talk to you
Raj.Congratulations Nirmala.Your first report was impressed by Sulaiman.Wishing you all the very best in your career
Nirmala.Thank you Uncle.
Murthy.Raj,evening come to our temple with family.After temple we will go for dinner
Raj.Fine, We will meet in the temple.
Earlier i have given about  the famous Vontikopal veankateswara temple and how it has developed.Purely with devotees ,their initiative was the main reasons.
Karnataka people are god fearing and known for their various poojas ,particularly SatyanarayanaPooja.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tribute to Cinematographer K.V.Guhan 429.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from South Indian Film Industry is none other than Cinematographer K.V.Guhan.Started his career with Stalwart P.C .Sree Ram and later became independent Cinematographer.He has worked with all the Leading actors like,Prakash Raj,PrithviRaj,Jothika,and many others.He has also worked in Telugu,and Hindi Pictures with leading actors is worth to be mentioned here.Even though he has number of films to his credit i have seen  few films of this Cinematographer.Those films are,Aarya,Mozhi,Inithu Inithu and ,Payanam,Payanam he has done a Wonderful work both indoor and out door.His frame work is neat and Visible.He is also the younger brother of Famous  Director Saran is important.Those cinematographers started their career with P.CSriRam will be very successful is not an exaggerated one.Today i am happy to tribute this talented young upcoming Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Friday, November 11, 2016


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 12 Nov 16, (My Article 491)

No, thanks

I have always cherished the values of liberal thoughts. “Respect for all and hate for none” should be the motto of human beings. 

Debating about the US presidential elections, one of my friends insisted before the results were announced that Donald Trump would surely win. 

He also promised a big treat on Trump’s victory for our entire friends’ group. 

After the results were declared, he invited us for the treat, but I had to politely turn down the offer, as I am not personally happy with the choice. 

Nevertheless, I respect the verdict of the American people. 
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Life is Beautiful 345.

Sulaiman was waiting in Atkinson's Cabin.Seeing him Ram wished
Good ,after noon Sulaiman,How are you
Sulaiman.I am fine.Sorry ,i was held up in  a meeting and traffic jam.
Ram.No problem.
Atkinson.What you would like to have,tea or coffee
Sulaiman.No,thanks.Just now i had.I would like to extend our agreement for another three years.Is it possible
Atkinson.Normally we will have agreement for two years only.But four ,six years can be considered.
Sulaiman.Then i will renew for four years
Sulaiman.Initially i have signed  only one year.After seeing your wonderful work our management has decided to continue all our advertisement activities through you.
Ram.Thank you ,for the confidence on us.
Sulaiman.I will sign the agreement .where i can sign
After signing the agreement
Sulaiman.Ram today i received a mail from your friend Raj about the candidate
Ram.I see,
Sulaiman. He has sent her bio data and a small report on the recent dramatic development in India as her first report
Ram.Is it.What is the report.
Sulaiman.Indian Prime minister Modi's dramatic sudden decision on 500 Rs and 1000 Rs notesdemonetising.I was really thrilled with  the candidate's report.Indians are very  clever.i am going to select her.Thank you very much for your introduction.
Ram.Nothing i have done.Deserving people should be encouraged is my policy.
Sulaiman.O.K.i will make a move.

Ram.O.K.Atkinson,i am also very happy he has extended for four years.
Atkinson.All because of your strategy.
Then Ram left
(to be continued)
See You Next Week


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 9 Nov 16,Tensions rise
The recent suicide by a retired army man, Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal, due to his increased One Rank One Pension (OROP) not being received from the Indian government, and the protests by political parties for their own advantage, are the latest developments from New Delhi, India (‘Protests after retired army-man commits suicide over pensions’, Gulf News, November 3).
Despite the earlier announcement from the government, the increase for OROP is not being implemented, and this is widely considered one of the main reasons for protests. However, I don’t think this can be taken as the main cause. Implementation issues may be due to administrative delays and political parties cannot blame the government. The decision taken by Grewal was unfortunate. I pray for the departed man and the grieving family members.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Monday, November 7, 2016

Tribute to Sachin Dhamale 428.

Today i remembered another interesting and friendly person whom i acquainted for more than eight years through a popular travel site  is none other than Mr Sachin Dhamale.  He was very popular among friends through his interaction and meticulous communication skills which i admire.His prompt birth day greetings with visual effects to friends  and  postings of different subjects in his group is very important.Every year his prompt greetings to me on my birth day and wedding day with special effects made me  thrilling.I am really happy to have this younger brother in my friendship fold
both in the travel site and FB. Today i am very happy to tribute this talented ,friendly and smiling person. Incidently  he hails from Pune  the home town of famous  Kirloskar electric company,  Film and Television institute where many talented artists of Bollywood  was born.Today i am very happy to tribute to  this talented friend.Wishing him all success in his own profession and his family members a very good healthy life in the coming days.
See You Next Week,

Friday, November 4, 2016


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 5Nov 16,(My Article 490)

Magic voice

Artistes deserve credit and support as they add to the cultural vibrancy of any country. I was thrilled to hear that Indian playback singer, SP Balasubrahmanyam (SPB), who is well known for his work in South Indian films, is set to be honoured by the government for his five decades of singing over 40,000 songs in five languages.

SPB has mesmerised millions of audiences with his melodious voice.

Nothing soothes hearts in this volatile world better than music and hence artistes like SPB are always a cheer. 
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE ON 3Nov16, Flag Day is a testament to UAE Glorious days ahead
The late Shaikh Zayed’s initiative, leadership, vision and foresight brought the UAE today onto the global scene. Shaikh Khalifa and his leadership has led to fast developments over the years. Every year the country celebrates its Flag Day honouring people in all emirates.
The philosophy and policy of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, made Dubai a world class destination for trade and tourism. The Rulers of each emirate take care of the people and their needs. Recently they have honoured the martyrs who sacrificed their lives on behalf of the country helping other nations, like Yemen. Overall, I am thrilled not only of the progress of the UAE, but with their commitment to the international community on terrorism. I am wishing the UAE people glorious days ahead.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Life is Beautiful 344.

After finishing their meals Ram and Vasanthy came out from the dining hall.
Vasanthy.What is your plan now,
Ram.Tell me
Vasanthy.I thought of spending One hour with you in  Lulu Center
They reached Lulu Center famous shopping complex sat  on the  Chair for Visitors use.
Lulu Center is always busy.Most of the items  are available and prices also   Competitive.
Vasanthy.I came mainly to see you
Vasanthy.Many things i wanted to discuss with you in person.But  time has not come till today.Mainly i wanted to discuss about Kathambari's future
Ram.She has already in a good position ,got married to a good boy.
Vasanthy.I Know.Regarding her future assets i want to  make arrangements.
Ram.Fine.What i can do
Vasanthy.Well,i have written  two letters very elaborately about her .You know that.
Ram could n't reply yes because both the letters he has not read.
Vasanthy.O.K.yOU Know that
By that time Ram received a call from the office.Atkinson was on the other line
Ram,Where are you ,Sulaiman is in our office.Waiting for you.Can you make it fast
Ram.With in twenty minutes i can come to our office.
Vasanthy.O.K. Your presence is needed You start.,We will meet some other time.Bye now.Take care
Ram.You too take care,Love you
He came out took a taxi  .
While going he was thinking this time also he escaped from Vasanthy regarding the two letters she has given to him.How long i can  pretend like this ,Ram was murmuring
By the time he reached his office.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,