Saturday, December 30, 2017

My Letters ,Articles .Published in Various Papers and Blogs in 2017

My Letters ,Articles ,Published in Various Papers and Blogs in 2017

My Tweets  12.3K  (From 2009 Oct to Dec 31 2017 .).
My Blog Creativity Tribute Column 486 (From 2008 to Dec 31 2017).
Life Is Beautiful Story 404 Episodes in My Blog Creativity (From 2010 March Dec 31  2017).
The New Indian Express. India 5
Deccan herald India 7
The Hindu India 4
Deccan Chronicle Bangalore India  18
Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India 34
Gulf News UAE 118
KhaleejTimes UAE 15
The Gulf Today UAE 8
The National UAE 53
India Abroad USA  16
Thendral  Tamil Magazine USA 3
Total 281.
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Happy and Healthy New Year 2018.

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Friday, December 29, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 30 Dec 17,Promises made need to be kept
I have been watching the Indian parliament and Indian politics for more than five decades. Whoever comes to power won’t fulfil their promises to the people. I do agree that it is not possible to fulfil all promises, but at least 50 per cent of them can help the country develop. All the political parties want to retain their power and do not bother with actual development of the country. Today, every political party is blaming the other party. All the members of parliament are responsible for running and using the taxpayer’s money for development. India is the largest democratic country in the world. The present National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is trying it’s best to develop but has been branded as a communal party by the opposition. According to me, neither is the present ruling party is communal, nor the opposition. I do not belong to any political party but I raise my voice for the lower income groups and the common man. The present NDA government has certain policies that make me unhappy. They have completely neglected the senior citizen bank deposit interest rate. Those senior citizens getting the pension depending only on their deposit interest, will find it difficult to make both ends meet because of inflation and meagre bank interest. I appeal to the present NDA Government to revise the bank interest rate for deposits for senior citizens.

From Mr K Ragavan

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore on 28Dec 17


Letter Published in The National UAEon 28Dec 1Let's read as we watch, shall we?
I refer to your article Subtitles improve reading skills in India (December 27). The article elaborately explains the advantages of having subtitles in the same language. The UAE has many subtitled films in cinemas. In an era of scarce reading, this has become a luxury.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore on 27Dec 17


Letter Published in The National UAE on 27Dec 17,  Why  do we forget how dangerous it is to overtake on small roads?I refer to your article Twenty killed in Philippines bus crash on way to Christmas mass (December 26). It was harrowing to read that the victims were all from the same family. Their driver brought them to their fate by recklessly attempting to overtake a larger bus. This is a perfect example of how dangerous overtaking can be on narrow roads.K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 404.

After dinner Prasanna droped Raj in Ram's house.Ram was waitingfor Raj.
Ram.Had your dinner Raj,
Raj.Yes Ram,what about you.
Ram.I too finished just now.
Raj.I  met a big corp orate company for some dealand closed the deal.
Raj.Then i met Prasanna and Kathambari had dinner with them.
Ram.How is Prasanna
Raj.Fine ,they came out from the film Sharmelee
Ram.Lovely Movie ,still i  remember  the songs.
Raj.Yes,Film was beautiful  locations nicely taken
Ram.True. if i am correct the Cinematographer for Sharmelee was N.V.Srinivas
Raj.You are right Ram.your memory is Superb.Forty six years back the film was released.
Ram.Your memory also  Superb.This picture came  46 years back.
Raj.Prasanna and Kathambari was asking about you.
Ram. I am expecting good news from them.
Raj.I do,because his mother is very anxious to see her grand son
Ram.Yes,Let us hope  shortly  we should get good news from them.
Raj.When Murthy is coming to Dubai.
Ram.Next week as per his mail.
Raj.Lizioli   is coming to Dubai when
Ram.He is also coming next week.His company is going to launch a new product
Ram.This friday i may go to  the new safari park.
Raj.Yes,i was told it is very nice
Ram.Every day crowd is increasing.Many animals and huge area.
Raj.I will also join with you.
Ram.Fine.Let us watch T.V.For some time
After that both were watching for some time then went to bed.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, December 25, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 26Dec 17,Jerusalem is for everyoneThe comment was meaningful and thought-provoking (“Let Jerusalem belong to all humanity”, Gulf News, December 20). Over the decades, there has been conflict in Jerusalem and it still continues; it’s sad. Jerusalem is a holy place and should be for all of humanity. Peace is needed in this hour.From Mr K. Ragavan  India


Letter Published inThe National UAE on 26Dec 17,It is no surprise the UAE is the largest aid donorYour article UAE world largest donor of official development aid (December 25) was a heart-warming read. The UAE is not only known for its local development, but also for its international philanthropy, sending much-needed medicine supplies to zones affected by malaria and polio. This is because of the long-term philanthropic vision adopted by President Sheikh Khalifa and Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. Kudos to the UAE.K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Cinematographer ,Producer,DirectorLate B.S.Ranga (486)

Today i rememberd another interesting film personality from South is none other than Late Director Cinematographer B.S.Ranga.He has worked in four languages filmsTamil,Telugu.Kannada and Hindi in those days was laudable.In his five  decades film career he has worked with all top class actors and directors is important.He has handled all the important portfolios viz,Producer,Script writer,Director and Studio owner .Clean shots  both indoor and out door will be more visible in his movies.He was liked by one and all from the film fraternity.He was bestowed Awards for his film Tenali Ramakrishna in Telugu.I have seen few films of this doyen.Those movies are Nichaya thamboolam,Patikattu Ponniah,,RajaMalayaSimhan,KudumbaGauravam,Tenaliraman,Mohabat Ki Jeet (Hindi)Few movies i could n't remember.Nichaya thamboolam gave  a good name for him.Sivaji ganesan and Jamuna acted very well.He  hails from Bindiginavile a famous place in Karnataka known for it;s famous Garuda temple with wooden.Today i am very happy to tribute this Great Legend.Even though he is not with us his films are in front of us.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, December 24, 2017


Letter Published in KhaleejTimes UAE on 25DEc 17,      2G Scam  What about it?   It was a shocker, to say the least. The 2G scam is one of the biggest scams to have surfaced in India. Nine years after it was reported, the Indian court in its verdict on December 21 acquitted all the 16 accused. The CBI and Enforcement Directorate took years to gather information and had filed a thick report with pages full of observations. The judgement has jolted the entire nation. Whether the NDA will appeal to the Supreme Court or not is something we have to wait and see.  
- K.Ragavan, Bengaluru


Letter Published in The National UAE on 25 Dec 17The decision to cut the cost of medicines is laudable
I refer to your article Ministry of Health announces 24 per cent price cut on some medicines(December 23). The decision of the Ministry of Health to offer price cuts on medicines is good news. Long-term treatment for cancer, diabetes and joint pains, and the provision of cheaper medicines for bacterial infections and other disorders, will help patients. Medicines are expensive all over the world and this move by the UAE government to help its people is laudable.
K Ragavan, India


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 25 Dec 17,Every year on December 25, Christmas festival is celebrated throughout the globe with peace and joy. Friends and relatives visit their homes, greet each other, offer cakes, fruits and other festive food. Families go to church to pray to God and attend mass. I still remember that on Christmas day, when I was in the UAE, two of my friends invited me to their house and even though I was unable to go to visit them, they came to meet me with cakes and fruits, which I admire. Being in the UAE, I go to my friend’s place to celebrate the occasion and greet him and his family.
From Mr Ragavan

Saturday, December 23, 2017


Letter Published in The National UAE on 24 Dec 17,
UN Jerusalem vote must pave the way for more discussion
In reference to your article How countries voted on Jerusalem's status at the General Assembly(December 22), the recent dramatic vote at the UN General Assembly on Jerusalem's status in favour of the Palestinians was a welcome move. Most of the Muslim countries showed their solidarity. Nonetheless, Israelis and Palestinians should continue to pursue a comprehensive dialogue for the sake of regional peace.
K Ragavan, India


Letter Published in The National UAE on 24Dec 17
Verdict in India’s biggest anti-corruption saga anti-climactic The irony is that despite so many lengthy reports and enforcement agency investigations, the verdict came in a matter of minutes, much to the joy of those under trial. And just like that, such a huge alleged scam, which generated so many headlines at the time, is gone with the wind. I wonder if the government will submit an appeal to the supreme court.


Letter Published in Gulf NewsUAE on 24 Dec 17
Future victory written?The recent Indian exit poll results indicate that the victory for the ruling party, the BJP, in both the states Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, was the latest development in Indian politics. With so much criticism from the opposition parties mainly from the Congress Party’s leader, Rahul Gandhi on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation and GST, the exit polls favoured the BJP. Gujarat was the high ground for Modi and was ruled by his party for more than two decades. Will the real results favour the BJP? We will have to wait and see.
From Mr K Ragavan

Friday, December 22, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore on 22Dec 17

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore on 21Dec 17

Tuesday, December 19, 2017



Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 20 Dec 17,A safari for everyone
The much awaited Dubai Safari park will be opened to the public next year and it is good news for the people of the UAE (“Monday, Wednesday for families only at Dubai Safari”, Gulf News, December 17). This park has been designed for many animals and is spread over a vast area. Children and adults of all ages can plan and enjoy a one-day tour in this sophisticated safari park. Conveyance is available from all the emirates and it ensures easy accessibility for all. It is an ambitious plan for the UAE and will certainly attract the international tourists as well, because of the variety of animals. People can watch the animals walking casually while being in a safer position. I would like to congratulate the UAE for presenting this wonderful park, not only to the UAE people but also to international tourists.
From Ms K. Ragavan

Life is Beautiful 403.

After the film  Was over Prasanna and Kathambari came out from the theater.Suddenly some body was calling Prasanna.Raj was standing out side the theater.
Prasanna.Hello Sir,how are you.You came to see the movie
Raj.No,i was passing this way Saw you both .
Prasanna. thank you,now we are going to have can also join with me.
Then they reached  Karama.Prasanna,where we will have dinner
Kathambari. we will  go to  Akshaya restaurant
Prasanna.nice,good restaurant.
They reached the hotel.
Raj.Sharmelee was a nice movie.Shashi kapoor's wonderful action.
Prasanna.yes,he passed recently
Kathambari.Sharmelee is the first picture i saw.i heard about him.Good movie.songs are good
Raj.yes.Hewas a handsome actor in those full of actors.
prasanna.yes,what you would like to have.iam going to have mini thali
Raj..We will all have thali.
Prasanna.i Will order.what about the result
RAJ.Which result
Prasanna.Gujarat poll do n't know.
prasanna.The whole day i was busy i have not seen the t.v.
Raj.Bjp won both Gujarat and  Himachal Pradesh.
Raj.This Poll is a Prestegious one for BJP.Hope the general election  in 2019 also favour them.
Prasanna.Yes,but they have to do lot of development in Weaker section of people and  unemployment
should be eradicated are right.Now they have to concentratonly on development.
By the time their Thali has come
(tobe continued)
See you next week

Monday, December 18, 2017


Letter Published in The National UAE on  19 dec 17,The evil work of extremists must be stopped
The suicide bombers that wrought carnage on a church in Quetta in west Pakistan ruthlessly attacked peace-loving worshippers (Eight dead in suicide attak on church in PakistanDecember 18). Needless to say, the culprits must be found and tried.
K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Write rR.S.Krishnasamy 485.(Vallikannan)

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality from the Tamil literary World Is none other than R.S.Krishnasamy popularly known as Vallikannan.He was born in Tirunelveli district and in his young agehe started writing andlater joined in popular magazinesViz,Cinema Ulagam and Navasakthi.and  Hanuman.
He has written more than75 Books of various category.Simple, meaningful and touching  stories he has given to tamil readers.He was bestowed Sahitya Akademi Awardfor his work for Pudhu KavithayinThotramum Valarchiyum(The Birth and growth of Modern tamil poetry)I have read saraswathi kalam from his creation.He was respected by his fraternity Even though he is not with us his creations are in front of i am happy to tribute this Writer,Journalist and scholar.
See you Next WEEK,

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore on 18Dec 17


Letter Published in The National UAE on 18 Dec 17,Macron's mobile phone ban at schools is laudable
Banning mobile phones from schools is music to all sensible ears indeed (December 17). French president Macron's mobile ban in schools and colleges was a dramatic but much-needed move if you ask me. The mobile phone plague knows no boundaries these days. It not only distracts students, it disturbs others as well. Other leaders should follow in his footsteps.
K Ragavan, India
Peaceful protesters shouldn't be punished with death
Your article Israeli troops kill disabled Palestinian protester (December 17) was sad to read. Peaceful protesters should be respected, not killed for opening their mouths. As usual, a deplorable state of affairs within the Israeli army.

Saturday, December 16, 2017


Letter  Published in TheNational UAE on 17Dec 17Do local election results offer a clue to the national mood
In reference to your story Indian PM Modi's party predicted to win key state despite economic discontent (December 16). The exit polls indicate victory for the ruling party BJP despite so much criticism coming from opposition parties, mainly from the Congress party's leader Rahul Gandhi towards Mr Modi's policies, such as the GST and demonetisation. These results offer some indication about what the 2019 elections might deliver.
K.Ragavan, India

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India on 15DEc 17

Letter Published in India Abroad USA on 15Dec 17
Letter Published in Gulf NewsUAE on 15Dec 17

Unwanted comments and actions

The unwanted comment by Congress politician Mani Sankar Aiyer shows his nature and how he does not respect other politicians (“Congress suspends Aiyar from primary membership over ‘neech’ remark”, Gulf News, December 8). They should know not to make such comments about their opponents. They should behave with respect and dignity, especially when they pass comments about the Prime Minister, who represents 1.2 billion people. Congress has done a good thing to suspend him from the party. This should be permanent. Modi’s reply to his comment was nice and shows his gentleness. Aiyer has lost his reputation not only in his party but also to the entire nation. It is a sad state of affairs.

From Mr K Ragavan

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India on 14Dec 17

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Letter Published in The National UAE on 13 DEc 17Your article Power needs leave India stuck between a rock and a hot place (December 11) was thought-provoking. India needs to invest huge amounts of money in solar power for it to succeed and should also continue monitoring and cracking down on crop-burning practices in northern states. Whether Indian prime minister Narendra Modi achieve his plans before 2022 remains to be seen. Ultimately, power is essential, after all.K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 402.

National day Programme went on well.
After the lunch Raj and Ram reached home.Raj was happy the way in which Dubai is celebrating their national day.
Raj.Ram, it was a memorable event.The authorities and participants  have  done a wonderful job.
Ram.true,Last year also it was nice.
Raj Here i am seeing Commitment from the authorities.
After that they discussed in generalthen went to sleep.
Next day morning Murthy  called
Good morning Ram.How are you.
Ram.I am fine.tell me .
Murthy.Prasanna's mother is better .How is Prasanna.I am coming to dubai next week.Date i will infor you tomorrow.Lizioli is coming to Dubai for some  work .He wants to meet me and you.
Ram.I see,i am happy you are coming to Dubai.You can stay with me
Ram.Thank you Ram.I will be staying in Sheraton where Lizioli will be staying.
Murthy.See you next week.Tell Raj about my arrival.
Ram. Yes,See you next week

After that Ram started   for his morning routine then reached Office.
His Secretary was waiting for him
Good morning Sir,Mr Atkinson wanted you to visit Indian Consulate in the after noon.
Ram.O.K.Atkinson is in his Cabin.
Secretary.No Sir,he has gone out
After that Ram was busy in his work.
Then he went out for lunch
Prasanna was busy in his office.Kathambari called,
Hi, you remember our programme in the evening
Kathambari.Today is the last day for  Sharmelee
Prasanna.Oh i have forgoten.I will come to the theatre
Kathambari.O.K.see you there.
Evening Prasanna reached the  theatre.Kathambari was waiting for him.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, December 11, 2017

Tribute to Writer Pa.Raghavan 484.

Today i remembered another interesting personality from the Tamil literary World is none other than Writer Pa.Raghavan Even though he has studied for Mechanical engineering.With his passion of Writing  he selected his career as a Writer should beapplauded.Many writers have changed their Career because of their passion of writing.He started his career as a Sub editor in a famous tamil magazine Amudha Surabi and later joined in the leading magazine Kumudam and dominated for many years.He was bestowed many awards for his creations.Novels,TV Serials and films are his area of work.Even though he has many numbers to his credit i have readDollar desam,andMayavalai.Few i could n't recollect.One of the Versatile writer established his name very well.Today i am happy to tribute this Stalwart.
See You Next,


Letter Published in The National UAE on 12Dec 17

Rahul Gandhi needs to prove his worth as a politicianYour article Rahul Gandhi nomination highlights India's dynasty politics (December 7) rings true with me. The nomination of 45-year-old Gandhi was welcomed by the Indian National Congress party despite the fact that there are many capable senior leaders who can do the job better. What is the criteria for his nomination? That he is the son of its leader? It has become abundantly clear that the Congress party is dominated by the Nehru dynasty. This might be something the party can stomach, not the people, at least not until he demonstrates his worth as a politician.

K Ragavan, India

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India on 11Dec 17


Letter Published in The National UAE on 11Dec 17That was a heinous attack on peacekeepers in DR Congo
I refer to your news story Worst attack on UN in recent history kills 15 peace keepers in DR Congo (December 10). This spate of incidents must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. Peace keepers and aid workers are doing important work, attacking them is completely unacceptable.


Letter Published in The National UAE on 11Dec 17 On Jerusalem and the US president’s curious decision    Decades of hope have been shattered by the decision. Palestinians are upset and certainly Israel will no doubt react in violent terms. This dramatic development will have a deep impact on the Middle East.
K Ragavan, India


Letter Published in Gulf NewsUAE on 11Dec 17
Young minds  The 12-year-old Mohammad Al Jounde, a Syrian refugee boy who won the Children’s Peace Price wanted to build a school for refugees in Lebanon, is laudable (“Syrian boy wins Children’s Peace Prize for building refugee school in Lebanon”, Gulf News, December 5). His noble gesture at this young age for the cause of education is remarkable. Syrian refugee children will benefit. Congratulations to Mohammad Al Jounde.
From Mr Ragavan

Saturday, December 9, 2017


Letter Published in The National UAE on 10 Dec 17,The FNC has made a smart move over special needs kids
I write in reference to your editorial Improving aid for children with special needs is vital(December 7). Your leader was an interesting read. The Federal National Council’s recommendation of offering financial aid to special needs children is a good move.This country is encouraging people wherever talent is available.
K Ragavan, India

Friday, December 8, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India on 9Dec 17


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 9 Dec 17
The death of a legend
The demise of 79-year-old charming, versatile actor Shashi Kapoor is not only a great loss to the Indian film industry, but also to the international community (“Veteran Indian actor Shashi Kapoor dies”, Gulf News, December 5). He established a very good name for the Kapoors and was liked by one and all from the film fraternity. His remarkable performances in films like Sharmelee, Deewar, Roti Kapda aur Makan, Kanyadan, Chor Machaye, Shor, Abhinetri,Trishul, Dil Ne Pukara and many others, cannot be denied. He was bestowed with many awards including the Dadasaheb Phalke award. He has also acted in English films, directed and produced them, too. May his soul rest in peace.
From Mr K Ragavan

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India on 8DEc 17

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India on 7Dec 17


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 7 DEc 17
Happiness is subjective
Happiness comes when you give something to people in any form, as charity, food, education, medical aid or any other help. This is the usual thing everyone does for society. My happiness is different. It is not involved in finance or other charity. I raise my voice for the problems of the common man, in his day to day life through the print media. It has helped few incidents and has made me happier. For example, street lights not working, senior citizen reservations and reduction in card payment and few other things. After my retirement I am devoting my time to these things. This is my spirit of giving for the past nine years.
From Mr K Ragavan


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 6Dec 17Think before you tweet
In his recent visit to the Indian capital, New Delhi, former US President, Barack Obama was mentioning how popular social media is in helping to send messages to people fast (“Obama says ‘think before you tweet’”, Gulf News, December 3). He was repeatedly asking his successor, Donald Trump to be careful. Tweets are going very fast and messages should not be a complex issue. Whoever sends tweets should be careful before sending them.
From Mr K Ragavan

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore on 6Dec 17

Life is Beautiful 401.

 Murthy was  ready to go to his office.It was Nine  A.M morning.He called his wife Aarti
I  am going to see Prasanna's mother before i go to office.Doctor told me yesterday that he will discharge her today if her temperature comes down.
Aarti.I am also praying for her speedy recovery.
Murthy.Hope she will be discharged today.let me make a move,bye
After that Murthy reached hospital.Ananda rao was also waiting in the hospital.
Ananda rao.Murthy ,i just met prasanna's mother,she is o.k.Doctor will be discharging today
Murthy.Good news sir,let us meet the doctor.
They went  to the ward.Doctor wished Murthy
Mr Murthy,you can dis charge her today.
Murthy.Thank you.
Anandarao.Murthy i will take her to home.You can go to office.
Murthy.Thank you.I will tell Prasanna about the discharge.
Then Murthy settled the bill and left for his office.
Prasanna received a call from murthy in the afternoon,Prasanna,Mum is o.k.She has gone home with Ananda rao.
Prasanna.Thank you sir,How are you and family
Murthy.All are fine.Take care.My regards to Ram and Raj.
Prasanna.I will tell them.Bye now
After that Prasanna called Vasanthy and told her Mother was discharged
Vasanthy.Good news ,i was also praying for her.Kathambari was asking me just now.I will tell her.
Prasanna.Thank you.
After that Prasanna was busy in his work.Suddenly he received a call from Ram
Prasanna.I was about to call you sir,Mother was discharged
Ram.Good news.I will tell Raj.
Prasanna.Thank you sir,Take care.
By that time Raj called Ram
Ram today i am going to attend the National day  to cover the news.Will you come
Ram.Most probably me and Atkinson will come there.We will meet you.
Raj.Thank you .I will see you there
After that Ram was busy in his routine.
(to be continued)
See You Next week,

Monday, December 4, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore Indiaon 5Dec 17

Tribute to Writer Melanma iPonnusamy 483.

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality from the Tamil literary World is none other
than Writer Melanmai  Ponnusamy.He hails from the famous place Virudhunagar  district where our great Leader Kamaraj born.From a farmers family he rose to a great writer and created a big impact  is very important.His philosophy and ideology based on Communist policies and he was also more associated with CPI Party.His stories was published in Ananda Vikatan and Kalki famous magazines of those days.If i am right his first story was published a famous journal Semmalar.Even though his thinking on Communist lines his creations are wonderful.He was bestowed Sahitya Akademi Award and many others is laudable.He was also afounder member of Progressive Writers association.Even though his shortstories are more than 23 and Novels i have read one remarkable story Minsarapoo.
Even though he has departed recently his creations are infront of Millions of readers.Today i am very happy to tribute this Legend.
See YouNext Week,

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India On 4Dec17


Letter Published in The National UAE on 4 Dec 17Will the United Nations be able to shoulder the burden of war?
I refer to your article UN appeals for record $22.5bn in global aid for 2018 (December 2). It is obvious that aid requirements are increasing with each passing year, whether due to the increase in refugees and war zones or because of increasing costs and populations. The humanitarian disasters in Syria and Yemen are taking their toll on aid budgets, despite the fact that aid requirements in some countries have actually decreased. Whether the United Nations will be able to meet these figures is another question.


Letter Published in The National UAE on 4 Dec 17US-North Korea tensions seem to be reaching a hiatus
I refer to your article Likelihood of war against North Korea is “increasing every day” (December 3). Kim Jong-un's illegal missile tests are provocative on any given day, but matters are reaching a hiatus now that the administration is officially citing war as a possibility. Will that prompt the peninsula to calm the game or will they continue to flex their muscles?
K Ragavan, India

Saturday, December 2, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 3Dec 17,
Strengthening ties
The Indian city of Hyderabad was busy with the arrival of Ivanka Trump for the business summit (“Ivanka Trump a ‘rockstar’ in India, despite criticism”, Gulf News, November 30). In her delegation, Trump wanted to promote economic reforms and women entrepreneurship in India. More than 150 countries sent their delegates to attend this massive summit. Last year’s Indo-US two ways trade worth $115billion was laudable. With Trump’s visit and her strategy to strengthen this relationship will further enhance the development for both the countries. Hyderabad is known as an Information Technology (IT) hub and has produced many talented software engineers to the US. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is doing his best to establish a global image for India and Trump’s visit is also one among them.
From Mr K Ragavan


Letter Published in The National UAE on 3 Dec 17,The battle to win over voters in Gujarat is important on many fronts
India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wheels out big guns in Gujarat for elections in its stronghold (December 1) was an interesting read. The battle for Gujarat is not only important for the BJP but also the opposition Congress party to prove its existence. The way in which prime minister Narendra Modi is campaigning for this election clearly indicates that he wants to retain his party's power in the state for a fifth consecutive term. Will the BJP's strategy succeed against the Congress's powerful attacks, centred on the goods and services tax and the demonetisation scheme? Ultimately the people will decide.
K Ragavan, Bengaluru, India

Friday, December 1, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore On 2Dec 17


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 2 Dec 17,Visionary leadership
Every year, December 2 is celebrated as National Day in all the Emirates. Today the UAE consists of seven emirates with Abu Dhabi as the capital, followed by Dubai, known for its trading and tourist destination, Sharjah for culture, Ajman as an upcoming industrial emirate, followed by Al Fujarah, Ras Al Khimah and Um AL Quwain. In the past four and half decades, the UAE has developed remarkably in all areas, particularly tourism and trading. Today, the UAE is on the global map. The credit for this goes to late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE’s founding father. His philosophy was followed by his son, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. On National Day, various cultural programmes, fireworks and car rallies will be organised. People come in large numbers and enjoy the celebration. It will be colourful on that day. Having spent 16 Years in the UAE I wish the UAE and its people, a very happy, healthy and peaceful life.
From Mr K Ragavan

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India on 1Dec 17

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India On 29 Nov 17

Life is Beautiful 400.

Raj came late in the evening from Ras Al.Khimah.
Ram.Why late Raj,Work was fruitful.
Raj.Yes,i met the MD of Gulf Pharmaceuticals.He has agreed to advertise in our Paper.
Raj.He told me in my next visit he will sign a contract.He asked me  wheatheri  know any one here.I told about you.
Ram.What he said.
Raj.He told that he heard about you through Mr Lizioli.
Ram.Is it how he knows him.
Raj.Lizioli is getting some basic chemicals from Gulf Pharmaceuticals
Ram.Very good,had your food
Raj.Yes,that is the reason i called you in the evening.What about you
Ram.Just now i hd.
Raj went to wash room.
After that Raj came sat in front ofRam.
Ram.Today i spoke to Prasanna and told his mother's wish
Raj.What he said.
Ram.He will think over
After that both were watching T.V. UAE was preparing for the coming National day celebration.It was very colurful to see in the TV.By the time Ram's phone was ringing. Murthy was in the other side
Hello Ram,how are you.How is Raj
Ram.I am fine Raj also fine.
Murthy.Why i called you  at this hour Prasanna's mother suddenly  fell ill and her temperature rised.I took her to the same nursing home and admitted.The doctor told me to  admit her to observe her temperature  tomorrow.She is taking rest.Nothing to worry.Tell Prasanna morning.
Ram.O.K.Good night.
Murthy.Take care.I will takecare of her.Good night.
After that Raj  and Ram discussed in general and then went to bed.
Ram was  worried about Prasanna's mother ,because of her second time fever
Then slowly slept.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, November 27, 2017


LetterPublished in GulfNews UAE on 28 Nov 17, Not  a great decision The recent decision from the Congress party to elevate Rahul Gandhi as the president in the coming month, was a dramatic development for Indian politics (“Congress declares road map for Rahul ’s elevation to president”, Gulf News, November 21). As a person, I like him, but I disagree with giving him more responsibilities to lead the party. Rahul has not made any achievement for the party and has not matured enough to address his opponents. The Congress has already lost its image with the people. Will this new move of elevating Gandhi as the party president regain the image of the party? That is the main question.From Mr K Ragavan India


Letter Published in The National UAE on 28 Nov 17,Who gets charged for gloves during treatment?
In reference to your article Outrage in India over massive hospital bill (November 26), the bill that the patient was handed for a simple case of dengue fever was outrageous indeed. Their complaint to the Indian health ministry was fully justified. It is high time the government mitigate the cost factor at private hospitals as well. The health ministry should definitely investigate this very strange incident. I mean, who gets charged for thousands of pairs of gloves?
K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Late Writer R.Mahadevan 482

Today i remembered another interesting personality from the Tamil literary World is none other than Late writerMahadevan Popularly known through his pen name Devan.Started his carrier as School teacher later became a popular Writer.He  wrote his first story Mr RajaMani when he was twenty yearsand later created many.He is known for his witty stories.Thupariyum Sambu was a big hit detective story of his own imagination created a big impact in those days.He was associated with popular Magazine Ananda vikatan started by S.S.Vasan famous producer ,Director.He has given many stories,Novels,and travel articles.I have read,Thupariyum Sambu.Mythili,CID Chandru.Few i could n't remember.Even though he lived short span of time he earned a good name in the literary circle.Today i am very happy to tribute this great writer.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, November 26, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 27Nov 17Violence is never the answer
The recent agitation on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film, Padmavati and the following threats being made to actress Deepika Padukone was sad (“Padmavati issue: Deepika Padukone’s parents get police protection”, Gulf News, November 22). On the one hand I applaud the concept of freedom of speech and expression, but on the other hand, violations of norms is unacceptable. Before making the script, the filmmakers should have gone deeper into the history of the ancient story. If he would have done the work and researched before making the film, this would not have happened. However the recent threat to Padukone is unacceptable. Threating someone is not the answer. The story should be analysed and action should be taken. I admire Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his work but if the movie affects the sentiments of the people, the censor board should decide the outcome of the movie, and not Karni Seva. Sensitive issues should be tackled diplomatically.
From Mr K Ragavan


Letter Published in The National UAE on 27Nov 17 The world won't be safe until terrorists are stripped of their weapons   Egypt's most deadly attack to date garnered an emergency government meeting and more troops. However, what does this do for an already ailing tourism industry and long-term security? As always, civilians and government servants are the first to get caught in the crossfire. The military strikes on targets was a sound decision but should only be the beginning of a long quest for justice.K Ragavan, India


Letter Published in The National UAE on 27Nov 17Why was the Mumbai attack 'mastermind' never tried?
Your article Pakistan releases Mumbai attack 'mastermind' (November 24) was a shocking read. Hafiz Saeed was accused of being behind the deaths of many innocent people in the 2008 attack and still managed to walk away without being tried. The fact that he was never prosecuted despite all the allegations against him and pressure from the United States is deplorable. A sad state of affairs.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror,Bangalore on 26Nov 17,

Friday, November 24, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India on 25Nov 17

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India on 24Nov 17

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Letter Published in The National UAE on 23 Nov 17Young married couples need advice not divorce courts
Divorce rates are increasing, not only in the UAE, but all around the world (One in three Abu Dhabi couples divorce after year of marriage, November 21). The main reasons for this are ego, lack of understanding, not giving equal respect to each other and, above all, jealousy.
Even though many couples are very well educated, still divorce cases are increasing every year and this is upsetting. Some couples have got divorced because of the husband’s habits or abuse.
To over come all these complications, counselling may help. If a couple is guided properly on how to adjust to married life and they understand the concept of marriage, we may be able to reduce the percentages.
K Ragavan, India


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 23Nov 17,Offering guidance
In my opinion, counselling is needed. Today, divorce has become very common, not only in the UAE but in India as well. The main reason for this is ego, a lack of understanding, not giving equal respect to each other and above all, professional jealousy. However, despite couples being educated, divorce cases are still increasing every year, which is sad. Some couples have opted for a divorce because of the husband’s habits and harassment. To overcome all these complications, counselling may help. It would guide people on how to properly adjust to married life and to understand the concept of marriage. Counselling may bring down today’s divorce percentage.
From Mr K. Ragavan

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Letter Published in The National UAE on 22Nov 17,Abu Dhabi is a global city by any standard
Your article The four factors that make a city a global magnet (November 21) was a good read. Tom Fletcher was right to point out that more and more people seem to be visiting universal cities like Paris and London year after year thanks to their dynamism. What made the writer conclude that Abu Dhabi is on par with these renowned hubs is the fact that tolerance, culture, inclusion and youth cultivation are integral to the capital's development agenda.
K Ragavan, India

Life is Beautiful 399.

Ram and Atkinson had nice discussion with Sulaiman and entered in to an agreement for long term.This was a turning point for Ram  as Sulaiman was telling to Atkinson  that he had entered the long term agreement because of Ram.
Atkinson.Thank you Mr Sulaiman, Our Company is really lucky to have a talented Chief Executive
Ram.His method of work our Directors admire and today Ram has proved with your agreement.
Sulaiman.Our advertisements and Slogans have captured the market all because of Ram's ideas.
Ram.All because of our talented team
Atkinson.He directs and team executes.
Sulaiman.Team work is  very important.O.K.i Will make a move.
Ram.Thank you .Bye
Atkinson.Bye Mr Sulaiman.
After that Ram came to his Cabin.By that time his phone was ringing.Prasanna was on the other side
Hello sir,how are you
Ram.I am fine.How are you
Prasanna.I am fine.How is Raj.
Ram.He has gone to Rasalkhaimah  to meet the Chief of Gulf Pharmaceuticals.
Prasanna.I see,good company in UAE doing very well.
Ram.Tell me what  for you called
Prasanna.Nothing  in particular.I want to say hello to you.Today i am little free
Ram .I see,i wanted to ask one thing
Prasanna.Ask me sir,
Ram. Are you planning
Prasanna.What planning  you mean official
Ram.No,family life.You got married  few years back if i am right four years
Prasanna.Not like that
Ram.I was told by Murthy and Raj your mother wanted to see her grand son
Prasanna.I see,i will think over this
Ram.Earlier is better.By the time you grow old your son will be helpful.
Prasanna.I do n't believe in that.For example how you are living with out son andmore happy.
Ram has taken a back.He never expected from Prasanna.
By that time Ram's phone was ringing
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, November 20, 2017


Letter published in The National UAE on 21 Nov 17, No end in sight to the plight of the Syrians  Your editorial 31,000 more reasons why Assad must go (November 19) was thought-provoking. Even after six years, the crisis in Syria has only worsened and seems to have no end in sight. In the end, only the civilians suffer. The spate of chemical weapons attacks and the countless people killed in prisons begs the question: what is Assad after? The international community must act on this perpetual menace.K Ragavan, India

Tribute to Writer MU.Varadarajan 481.

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality from the Tamil literary World is none other than Late MU.Varadarajan.He hails from Vellore  Tamilnadu and created a big impact during his period.He was a author,Scholar,Writer  and served as Vice Chancelor and Head of the Tamil department and done a wonderful Job.If i a remember correct during 71-73 he was bestowed Sahitya Akademi award for his Creation Karithundu.He has also written couple of Novels,Plays and Short Story Collections.He has written Tamil literatures andNon -Fiction essays.Eventhough he has plenty of creations to his credit i have read Karithundu andNenjil oru Mul.Simple,meaningful language will be more visible in his writings.In his Sixdecades life he was very popular in the Tamil literature.People used to call him MU.VA .A magic name created a very good popularity and image for him.Even though he is not with us now his Creations are infront of us.Today i am very happy to tribute this late Legend.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Letter Published in The National UAE on 20Nov 17,

Controlling offshore accounts is difficult in the long run
Your article India clamps down on tax havens amid Paradise Papers exposure was good to read (November 19). The recent revelations made about 700 politicians were shocking. Narendra Modi's government tried to eradicate this menace of investing money outside of India. However, it is challenging for governments to control this over a long period of time.
K Ragavan, India

Saturday, November 18, 2017


Letter Published inThe National UAE on 19Nov 17It is time for democratic rule to prevail in Zimbabwe
I refer to your article Beleaguered Zimbabwe president in talks with army over his future(November 17). After more than three decades ruling the country, it is mind-boggling that at 93, Mugabe expressed reluctance at resigning. After so many years of autocracy and dictatorship, the people of Zimbabwe should be able to elect their leaders democratically. The army should not have so much power. Indeed, the people have decided it is time for change. Will they follow through?
K Ragavan, India

Friday, November 17, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 18 Nov 17UAE’s VAT
This is a sudden development from the UAE government, which most of the expatriates may not have expected (“Businesses told to pay excise tax before November 15”, Gulf News, November 13). All these days, people living in UAE were enjoying the benefit of tax free for consumption of water, electricity and other items, which is the main attraction of working in the UAE. Maybe in the initial period of introduction, people may hesitate but in time, they will become accustomed this new concept.
From Mr K Ragavan

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Letter Published in Bangalore Mirror Bangalore India ON 17nOV 17

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Letter Published in The National UAE on 16Nov 17,Latest attack inside Yemen is deplorable
I refer to your article At least 10 killed in blast in Yemen government bastion (November 15). So many people were wounded in the latest attack and the nearby mosque, which was built by the UAE, was damaged. The coalition is trying to maintain peace on the ground. This attack should be investigated and the perpetrators punished.
K Ragavan, India

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Letter Published in The National UAE on 15Nov 17,Cancer treatment costs needs careful considerationIn reference to your editorial Cancer treatment costs often a double blow to patients (November 13) was powerful. Cancer is one of today's greatest threat, not only in the UAE but also globally. Early detection will help the patient get appropriate treatment and allow him or her the possibility of living a normal life. The Government and health authorities should make the cost for treatment affordable. I am confident that the country will consider the cost factor and find a solution that suits all parties. This article was well presented.K Ragavan, India


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 15Nov 17,
 A good Initiative    World Diabetes Day is a day to raise global awareness for the disease. The preventive methods are highlighted by various media organisations, sports events and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s). The World Health Organisation with the International Diabetes Federation(IDF) initiated the Concept on November 14, to raise awareness for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes can be curable when controlled by medicines. Periodic tests taken once in three months can determine the stage of the disease and how to control it. Diet control, walking, and being active are the main tools to control diabetes. Most young children have less exercise and are obese, which are the main attributing factors. I thank the IDF and the WHO for their initiative.From Mr K Ragavan India


Letter Published in The National UAE on 15Nov 17,Not just cracking cases, but pulling planes
Your online report Police drag Emirates A380 to set world record for Dubai Fitness Challenge(November 9) was a great read. Dubai police set a record earlier in the fitness challenge and now a group of police officers have beaten the previous record by pulling an Airbus A380 weighing 302 tonnes. The authorities have proved that they are not only capable of investigating cases but also of pulling a powerful aircraft. Kudos to them.

Life is Beautiful 398.

After one hour the traffic was eased.The reason was one car broke down,The opposite side road was full of cars.Ram was asking Ali
Why today many cars are going the other road
Ali.Sir,Today in the airport Dubai police officials are going to pull A 380Emirates aircraft  
Ram.Is it ,great
Ali.58 Officials are  pulling the aircraft to 100 meters by towing was announced.
Ram.If they do it is a great record.RecentlyDubai police proved in fitness campaign.
They also investigated lot of cases made UAE Proud.
Ali.Yes sir,they have given good training
Ram.Some are going abroad for training if i am right.
Ali.Today airport will be busy.
Ram.Apart from malls Dubai is concentrating all areasis appreciable.
By the time they reached the office.

Ram went to Atkinson's room.
Atkinson.Good morning Ram
Ram.I was held up in the traffic.
Atkinson.i know.Iwas hearing the news.Sulai man is expected  shortly.You can go to your room.If he comes i will bring there.
Ram.O.K.i Will attend my routine.
Ram came to his Cabin.Kathambari was waiting
Good morning Ram.
Ram.Good morning How are you
Kathambari. i am fine.I was happy on that day that you brought Raj to lunch.
Ram.Prasanna told  me to bring him.
Kathambari. Why i came here i am going to airport to cover today's events.Will you join with me
Ram. Sulai man is coming for some important discussions.You carry on
Kathambari.O.K.i will make a move.Bye Have a nice day
Ram.You too.
After that Ram was concentrating his work
(to be continued)
See You Next Week

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tribute to Cinematographer Jomon T.John480.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the film industry is none other than Cinematographer Jomon T.John.Studied in Bengaluru Government  Film and Television Institute and created a big impact in three language film formula is not a exaggerated one.His contribution to Malayalam films and award  from Asianet film  Awards  bestowed for his work in Beautiful is laudable.Even though he has contributed few films in Malayalam,Tamil and HIndi i have One film of this Cinematographer Bramman (TamilSasikumar ).Good frame work by him both indoor and out door.The Much talked Rohit Shetty Combination Goal mal again i will be seeing soon.He is one of the talented up coming cinematographer accepted in three language formula Malayalam,Tamil and Hindi should be applauded.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,