Thursday, August 17, 2017

Letter Published in India Abroad USA on AUG 18,17

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Letter Published in Deccan Chronicle Bengaluru Aug 17,17


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 17Aug 17,Action  needed    It  was sad to read about the deaths of those 60 children in India. The reason is unacceptable. The government should investigate this and find out the real cause, whether it was due to an oxygen shortage or the lack of cooperation from the doctors. The guilty should not be spared. Safety for the patients and proper medical facilities including emergency items, like liquid oxygen, should be made available, always. Hope Uttar Pradesh, under the leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, should take up this issue.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Life is Beautiful 385.

Next day morning Ram received a call from Deepa.
Good morning Uncle,how are you.
Ram.I am fine.How are you and your work.
Deepa. Fine .Why i called you was   to invite our get together meeting on the coming friday in our office.My boss will be sending  you and Mr Atkinson to attend the function.
Ram.O.K.What else .You like Abudhabi.
Deepa.Yes,tall bulidings ,beautiful Corniche and  above all more International expatriates.But i will be leaving to India after the function.
Ram.Any way you got good exposure .You have visited the Global talked UAE.
Deepa.Yes Uncle.See you on friday.Bye now
After that  Sulaiman called
Good morning Mr Ram.I have sent a mail to you and Mr Atkinson.On friday we have a Programme in our office premises.Two famous Journalists from one of the Leading Newspaper of New york are coming as our guests.One is a great on Macro economic and USPolitics.Other is  well versed in USPolitics.
Sulaiman.You can talk  on your field on that day.
Ram.I will
Sulaiman.Our  office car will be coming to pick you both on that day.Bye now
After that Ram was getting ready to go to office
While going he received a call from Prasanna
Good morning sir,Just now Deepa called and told about your programme on friday.
Ram.I was about to call you and tell this
Prasanna.No Problem,We will have lunch some other day.
Ram.Tell your Mother in law and Kathambari
Prasanna.Sure,Bye sir
After that Ram was concentrating his work. Suddenly Atkinson came to his Cabin
Ram,how are you.I received a mail from Sulaiman.We have to go to Abudhabi on friday.
Ram.Yes,he also spoke to me.
Atkinson.Tomorrow you have to meet Indian Consulate General  for an interview.
Ram.Fine,what for
Atkinson.The Embassy is going to speed up passport renewal and Visa.Regarding that you have to meet him at 10A.M.
Atkinson.O.K.I will make a move
Ram was happy to meet the Consulate general .He was also keen on Indian expatriates welfare
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Letter Published in KhaleejTimes UAE on 14Aug 17

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Tribute to Cinematographer Late N.Satyen 467

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from Bolly Wood Film Industry is none other than Late N.Satyen.In his four decades film career he has worked with all top class actors of Yester years is worth to be mentioned here.One of the  good Cinematographers of  of those wonderful bolly wood  days created a big impact on his frame work both in indoor as well out door.I have seen couple of films of this Doyen.Those films are,Dalaal,Sh
  araabi,Laawaris,Zulmi,Hera Pheri,zanjeer,Bluff Master, and Haseena Maan Jayegi.One or two films i have for gotten.He hails from famous Mysore and earned a good name in the film fraternity.Even though he is not with us his wonderful work in front of us.Today i tribute this talented Cinematographer.
See You Next WEEK,

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Life is Beautiful 384.

If every thing goes according to our wish means we are blessed with god is our philosophy.Ram strongly believe this concept from his Child hood.After attending Ananda rao son's engagement ceremony ,met his beautiful Vasanthy also  already written by god.Love,affection ,and Sincerity
are the key factors for a good lovers irrespective of age was true in his case.He could n't believe that he will meet his Vasanthy after Two and half decades  and he felt he missed two letters given by Vasanthy.The letters which he missed was also written by god is still his opinion.By the time he received a call from Raj
Good morning Ram.How are you
Ram.I am fine Raj,How are you and family
Raj.All are fine.I have been promoted as Foreign Affairs  Editor
Ram.Good news,i am very happy about you Raj.Congratulations.
Raj.Thank you.I am coming to Dubai next week.Exact date i will mail you.Today Murthy's daughter
called me  that Sulai man will be inviting you for their Meeting to be held on  next friday.She will be also invite you personally.
Ram.Nice.You mail me about your arrival date.You can stay with me
Raj.That i will see,i have to inter act with leading papers,including Sulai man's
Raj.Take care ,See you next week.
Raj.Last week i was in Bengaluru,travelled in the Metro it was nice.Though it was delayed it will certainly help the people and the traffic  also reduce considerably.
Ram.Good,i also seen in the T.V. They should increase the Bogies from three.May be initial stage they are having this later may increase.
Raj.True.Take care,Bye now
Ram.You too,Bye
After that Ram  was recollecting his conversation.He may not be attending Vasanthy's  lunch on the friday because of Sulai man's function at AbuDhabi. Ram was murmuring ,this was also already written by him.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, August 7, 2017

Tribute to Director Raj khosla 466

Today i remembered another interesting film personality  from BollyWood  Film Industry is none other than Late Director RajKhosla.He has introduced many  Waheeda Rehman is important.Today's top class actors  and Late famous actors Viz, SunilDutt,RajeshKhanna,Dev Anand and Vinod Khanna Worked in his films. Known for his family subjects with powerful dialoques Apart from this his Song picturaisation will be very good in those days  Do Raaste,Mera Gaon Mera Desh was example for his song sequence..In his three decades film career he has not only  established his name very well in the film fraternity but also a wonderful human being is worth to be mentioned here. He has won many awards for his work particularlyDo Raaste. If i am right famous Cinematographers  Viz,PratapSinha ,Ramachandra , Fali mistry,  Nariman A.Irani and ,Babasaheb,worked in his films.He has many films to his credit and i have seen many of this Doyen's films.Those films are,KalaPani,Ek MusafirEk Hasina,Woh Kaun thi,Mera Saaya,Do Badan,Anita,Chirag,Do Raaste,Mera Gaon Mera Desh,Shareef Budmaash,Kuchhe Daage,PremKahani,Nehle Pe Dehla,and Dostana.Few i could n't remember.Director Mahesh Bhat hashigh regards on this Director.Even though he is not with us his remarkable movies are infront of us.Today i am very happy to tribute this Great Legend.
See You Next Week,

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Letter Published in India Abroad USA on 4Aug 17

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Life is Beautiful 383.

 Ram  Reached Ananda rao son's house.The engagement ceremony was  fixed there only.The girl's side was  also presented there.It was a small gathering.Ananda rao welcomed Ram
Welcome Ram.Happy  that you have come.Where is Prasanna and his family
Ram.May be on the way.By that time Prasanna ,Kathambari and Vasanthy arrived
Ananda rao. Great pleasure to see you here Vasanthy  Madam and Kathambari
Kathambari.We all happy to attend your son's  engagement .
Anandarao.Like your marriage my son's marriage  will be celebrated in Dubai
Ram.Yes,you are right.
 After the engagement ceremony  and nice tiffin with two sweetsRam thanked Ananda rao
Anandarao.It is my pleasure to invite all my good friends particularly you .
Ram.Thank you.
After that Conversation Vasanthy Came near to Ram
How are you Ram
Ram.I am fine.Nice to see you here
Vasanthy.Me too.
Vasanthy was wearing a Blue saree which suits her very much and She looked very beautiful.No body will tell she is 52Years.Ram was wearing Green shirt  and he looks like a typical Corporate executive.
Prasanna.Thank you Mr Ananda rao  Come to our house one day
Ananda rao.Sure,Before i leave to india i will come.
Vasanthy.Why do n't you all come next friday for Lunch.Will it be O.K.Ram
Ram.Sure,as it is no programme on that day.i will come
Vasanthy.See  you  all  next week after noon in our house.
Prasanna.Mr Ram i will drop you in your house
While going Vasanthy was talking with Kathambari about the next week programme.
Ram was enjoying his Beautiful Vasanthy's Voice.
Ram.Prasanna,how is your business
Prasanna.By god's grace it is going smoothly.
Ram.You will do
Vasanthy.Yes Prasanna has got good Convincing capacity with doctors.
Prasanna.Apart from Convincing the product must  also speak
Ram.True.Today's Competitive  world product must also  speak.
By the time Prasanna reached Ram's house
(to be continued)
See You Next WEek,


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 2Aug 17,An admirable resignation
The recent development in the Indian state Bihar, the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s resignation made a turning point in Indian politics (‘Nitish wins trust vote, opposition cries foul’, Gulf News, July 30). Just because of his deputy chief minister’s corruption allegations and no proper decision taken by him, Kumar has to take his decision to quit, because of his principles against corruption. Since his alliance, Congress’ high command has not taken action against the deputy chief minister, so Kumar taking this decision is highly admirable. In politics, one should be sincere without corrupt practices and Kumar is known for that. With this development now the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government will join him to continue the state for development without corruption. This development may bring Bihar and the future a new model for a corruption-free state.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Monday, July 31, 2017

Tribute to Cinematographer Mahesh Muthuswami 466

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the tamil film industry is none other than Cinematographer Mahesh Muthuswami.He studied in Film and Television institute of Pune  and started his career with the Legend Cinematographer P.C.Sriram in Couple of films .Later he become an independent Cinematographer  and worked with today's  leading actors Viz, Jeeva,M.Sasikumar Vijaya sethupathy and Directors viz Mysskin is worth to be mentioned here.In his 12 Years film career he has  worked with Tamil ,Telugu and Hindi films is laudable.Good shots both in indoor and out door will be more visible in his frame work.He won few awards particularly Nandalala from Ananda vikatan made him popular.I have seen few films of this CinematographerThose films are,KuttiPuli, Mouna guru,Nandalala,Anjathey,Chithiram Pesuthadi,and Thirunaal.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Up coming Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Thursday, July 27, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 28 July 17,Positive steps for India
The Indian presidential election results provided a good indication of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government and its administrative skills during its three-year tenure (‘Ram Nath Kovind elected new President of India’, Gulf News, July 21). It made a good base for the 2019 election. With all the opposition parties’ criticisms and many allegations, the NDA government nominee Ram Nath Kovind has been elected as the 14th president of India and the second Dalit community leader, which is laudable. With his vast experience and knowledge in political history, he will serve the people of India without any partiality and favour. This election result is a dramatic development in the history of Indian politics, for a better future in the coming days. Kudos to Kovind.

From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Life is Beautiful 382

Prasanna left Ram  in his house.After  washing Ram came and  switched on theT.V. He saw the Indian new president Ramnth Kovind taking oath. By that time his phone was ringing
Raj was on the other line
Ram,how are you.
Ram.I am fine Raj,how are you and family
Raj.All are fine.I have sent a mail regarding the new Indian president's Oath ceremony.
Ram.What a nice coincidence I am watching this in the T.V
Raj.Nice.Hope he will do good things to the Lower society with the help of the Present govt.
Ram.No doubt,he will certainly do and recommend
Raj.You can cover this topic tomorrow
Ram.I will do it.How is Murthy's daughter Deepa (in future Murthy;s daughter name deepa)
Raj.She is fine.She likes Abudhabi
Ram.Good,Sulaiman has invited me for the training programme.He will inform me the exact date.
Raj.Nice,you can attend.Take care .Bye now
Ram .Bye now.
I am taking back to all my readers  the characters namesof this story .Some names i have changed and will be coming like that only in the future.
Ram.Our Hero ex Professor
Vasanthy.Ram's Beautiful Lover  and ex Bank employee lost contact with Ram and met after Twenty five years in Dubai.
Kathambari.As per the story Vasanthy's daughter
Prasanna.Ram's student and was brought by Ram
Raj.Journalist and Ram's friend
Murthy.Ram's friend working in a Pharma company and Boss of Prasanna
Nirmala.Raj's wife
Aarti.M urthy'swife.
Ananda rao.Ram's friend
Pinky.Raj's daughter.
Shrivatsava.Prasanna's Managing Director.
Lakshmi.Prasanna's Mother

Atkinson.Ram's Managing Director.
Ali.Ram's Car driver.
Lizioli.Ram's Client and having a Pharma Company in Italy.
Sulai man.Deepa's boss working in a Leading News paper as Managing Editor.
The above Characters are my imagination anwill continue in the Coming episodes.
( to be continued)
See You Next week,

Tribute to RajShri Productions 465

Today i  remembered another interesting film production company not only  established their banner in T.V.Sereals  but also in  films is none other than Rajshri productions.Established Seven decades back by it's founder architect Tarachand Barjatya and today still going strong with it's glory and tradition.Family dramas ,ethics and values are their main motto and delivering to people in all their creations is very important.They have won many awards for their films for it's reputation and values.Even though they have many Sereals and films to their credit i have seen few memorable movies of this house.Those films are Maine Pyar Kia,Tapasya,Dosti,Taqdeer,Jeevan Mritu,Saudagar,Toofan,Honey moon,Chit chor,Babul,Vivah and Hum Aap ki Hain Koun, and many i could n't remember.Films based with good story line and values to the audiences and that has been welly accepted.Today Tarachand Barjatya's vision has been carried by SoorajBarjatya  till today and will continue.Today's leading actors all acted in this production house.Salman Khan has become more popular  through Rajshri.Today i am very happy to tribute this   production  house which was liked by the film fraternity .
See You Next Week,

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Life is Beautiful 381

Ram turned to the person and surprised.It was Anandarao was standing
How are you Mr Ananda rao,pleasant surprise.When did you come to Dubai
Ananda rao.Two days back.I wanted to call you ,but due to some work i could n't.How are you
Ram.I am fine.Me and Prasanna came here after having lunch
Anandarao.Good thing i met you here.I am sending you and Prasanna the invitation of my son's engagement ceremony on friday
Ram.Nice to hear.Where is the venue.
Ananda rao.In our house in Dubai.The girl is working here in the media city.Her parents also here.You have to come on that day
Prasanna.It is a good news.We will come
Anandarao.You have to bring Kathambari and mother in law Invitation .I will mail your i.d.
We will meet on friday.Bye now
After that they came to Prasanna's car
While goingRam
Prasanna i thought i can come to your place for lunch on friday which is pending for long time
Prasanna.True.This function also very important
Ram.Ananda rao is a very nice person and a good friend of mine.He was awarded for his research work from C.F.T,R,I.We all will attend this function.
Prasanna.I will tell my mother in law about this development.
Ram.What ever we plan  with out his blessings nothing will happen
Prasanna.You mean God
Ram.Yes,we have to believe in that.
Prasanna.My mother used to tell  the same thing.
Ram. when  ever i talk with people i always tell if god's willing i can come or attend  the function if they invite me.I strongly believe in this philosophy
Prasanna.I too sir
By the time they reached Ram's house
(to be continued)
See You Next week)


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 19July 17.High hopes
The recent exit of former Indian coach Anil Kumble and the appointment of Ravi Shastri as the new coach was as per the team captain’s wish (‘Trio of new coaches for India raises eyebrows’, Gulf News, July 13). Subsequently, two additional coaches – one for bowling and one for batting – have been announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). This was a dramatic development in the cricket world. The tenure of this team is till 2019 World Cup. I hope the trio will continue till the tenure and make India proud.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Monday, July 17, 2017

Tribute to Director Pandiraj464

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality from Tamil Film Industry is none other than Director Pandi Raj.Started his career with low profile with Director K.Bhagyaraj  and later with Cheran and Thangar Bachan. is important.In 2009 he become an Independent Director with Pasanga produced by Director M.Sasikumar which has created a big impact and won many awards for him.Popula actors Siva Karthikeyan,Vimal and many others acted in his movies.With his Short film career of eight years he has delivered very well and created a good name in the tamil film industry is worth to be mentioned here.Cinematographers Bala Subramaniyem,and Vijay worked with himand gave remakable moviesviz,KathaKali,Marina and Pasanga .Vishal played very well in Kathakali and the movie was fast with suspense.I have seen Pasanga,Marina,and KathaKali movies of this Director.
One of the few Upcoming Directors in  the Tamil Film Industry liked by one and all.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Director.
See you Next Week,

Thursday, July 13, 2017


Letter Published in India Abroad USA on 14July

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Life is Beautiful 380.

After the nice lunch Ram ,Madhavan and Prasanna came out from the hotel.
Prasanna. I kept sweet pocket in side my car .I bought it from Bengaluru.My mother also prepared your Sweet Mysorepak.
Ram.Thank youPrasanna.Always your mother  sends me mysore pak through some body.
Prasanna.What is your programme now.
Ram.Not decided ,what about you.Madhavan
Madhavan.No specific programme for me.
Ram.Then we will go to City Center
Madhavan.I was told City center is one of the old mall liked by all despite  many new malls  have arrivedrecently.
Ram.True.I still like city center.
Prasanna.Yes,i too like .We shall start now.
While going in the Car Ram 's phone was ringing.It was Vasanthy
Ram  was hesitate to take the number
Prasanna.Sir,you kindly check it is my mother in law .Itold her i will be meeting you for lunch.Some times my number she is notgetting and i gave your number.
VasanthyHow are you Ram.
Ram .I am fine.Just now Prasanna told you may call in my number.I will give it to him.
Prasanna.Hello,tell me Amma
Vasanthy.You ask Ram will it be possible to  come for lunch next friday.
PrasannaIwill ask. Kathambari is there.
Vasanthy.She has gone to Eighth floor to see her friend.Any thing important
Prasanna.Nothing .O.K.iwill ask Ram Sir
Vasanthy.Convey my regards to him.
Prasanna.Bye now,We are going to City Center
Vasanthy.Have a nice time to you all.
After that Prasanna,asked Ram,will it be convenient to come next friday for lunch to our home
Ram.i will see.
They reached City Center.Prasanna Parked his Car
When Ram and Madhavan was getting down Suddenly some body called Ram

See You Next Week,

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tribute to Late Photographer T.Kasi Nath 463.

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality who inspired thousands of fans  through his wonderful work is none other than Late Photographer T.Kasinath.In his earlier days inspired by his father's profession of Photography Kasinath took a likingfor photography.With out much advancement in cameras  he has taken films and created a very big impact in those days  is  not an exaggerated one.Started his career with a Kannada daily as photographic reporter and made a good begining.Later he served   in Ministry Of Information and Broadcasting and liked by one and  all.He was looking after the tourist publicity and development and developed tourism.Later he was promoted as Editor (Photographics.)He was also honured from  Kodak Colur Laboratory in U.K.
and spent couple of months is laudable.Also he visited Belgium   Gevaert factory and also Agfa Colur factory in Germany speaks about his Quality work.He was bestowed the famous Padma Shree award and won many Honurs is worth to be mentioned here.One of the rare talented Photographer gave many remarkable pictures.I have been repeatedly telling in this column , in any walks of line  if a person  does a good job  he/she should be recoganized is my conviction.Even though he has struggled in his earlier days Kasinath become an international legend in Photography made Karnataka more proud.Today i am very happy to tribute this Great Legend in Photography who has not only inspired  but also delivered to Thousands of People ,particularly Tourism area.  Even though he is not with us his memorable work and achievements in front of us.
See You Next Week,

Friday, July 7, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 8 July 17The got it done
The much awaited GST by the Indian National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, president Pranab Mukherjee and Modi inaugurated the new GST concept. Even though opposition parties have passed the bill, they have boycotted the function. The previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government claimed the GST was initiated by their period and the present government is taking the credit by introducing it. However, they have initiated the proposal, but it was not implemented. Now with many modifications, the NDA has introduced it. The GST introduction is a timely one as India is emerging into many reforms with global support. Whichever party introduced it, it is for the development of the country and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth. By passing all the differences of opinion, Modi and his team successfully launched GST. As the government has introduced the tax with a good motive, there may be some obstacles, but in the long run, this GST is going to be welcomed by all. We will have to wait and see the implications of the GST?
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Letter Published in India Abroad USA on 7July 17

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Letter Published in GulfNews UAE on 6July 17   Seniors suffer
This is with reference to the seventh pay commission hike in India. On the one hand, while I applaud hiking the salaries and benefits of government employees, on the other hand I am completely disappointed for the fate of senior citizens. Those senior citizens who are not getting a pension and are depending only on their deposit interest are the most affected people today. The government should think about their fate and a decent hike in interest rates on deposits should be implemented without further delay.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Life is Beautiful 379.

Ram and Prasanna reached the hotel.Madhavan was waiting for them
Good after noon Mr Ram,How are you
Ram.I am fine meet Prasanna
Madhavan.Nice to  meet youMr Prasanna.I am Madhavan i am having my own establishment in Madurai.
Prasanna.I know you are a good friend of Mr Lizioli whom i have business connection
Ram.Madhavan ,i told Prasanna about you.Prasanna also working for a Pharmaceutical Company
based in Mysore .
Madhavan.I see ,what all the products you manufacture
Prasanna.Vitamins,Pain relievers,and all Bracco Products we promote in Middle east.
Madhavan.Very nice.Bracco has Wonderful products.I know Lizioli and he is a nice person.
Prasanna.True.By the time Server came
Prasanna.You give three South indian thali.
Ram.You prefer south or North indian thali.
Madhavan.South indian.
Ram.This restaurant i like very much.More tasty ,
Madhavan.I think this hotel people from Karnataka
Ram.Yes.They are from south Canara.People from South Canara are smart, business minded and above all very courteous.
Madhavan.Yes,they are not only in to hotel business but also in banking sector they are dominating.
Ram.Very true.Most of the Banks from Karnataka south Canara people are in the top position and they really deliver.
Madhavan.I like them.Hard working,calculative and above all soft in nature and friendly.
Ram.You are right.I have my own admiration for South Canara Community.
By the time Server brought the thali.
Prasanna.Ram sir,your favorite Gulab Jamun sweet to day
Madhavam.Me too like  that
Prasanna.In Bengaluru MTR brand is famous for jamun.
Madhavan.I heard about that.As Ram said South Canara people born for Hotel and banking industry business.
Ram.They have already proved.Come on let us enjoy the delicious food
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, July 3, 2017

Tribute to Writer Thooyavan 462

Today i remembered another powerful writer from Tamil Film Industry is none other done writer Thooyavan.He was associated with many top Directors viz,Muktha Srinivasan,Devar Films R.Thyagarajan,R.Sundarrajan,and few i could not remember.One of the powerful writers with crisp meaningful dialoques in his movies.I have seen few movies of this Doyen.Those films are AdisayaPiravigal,Kelviyum Naane Pathilum Naane,ThavaPudhalvanand Ilanjodigal.Late actor SivajiGanesan was acted in the Wonderful Movie ThavaPudhalvan nicely Directed by Muktha Srinivasan and if i am right  N.S.Verma was the Cinematographer.Thooyavan was liked by the film fraternity.If i am correct Andhaman Kathali was also from Thooyavan's pen.Some old movies i have forgotten of this writer.All the present actors acted in his movies.Today i am very happy to tribute this Wonderful,Powerful Writer and particularly dialoques.
See You Naxt Week,

Sunday, July 2, 2017


Letter Published in KhaleejTimes UAE on 2July 17

With this visit, Prime Minister Modi has once again established himself as a strong national leader.The recent visit of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US was a fruitful one. The meeting with the US President Donald Trump included core issues such as terrorism, development, bilateral issues, and above all job creation opportunities for both the countries. Trump's body language  showed that he was comfortable with Modi and the two would work together to build stronger nations. With this visit, Prime Minister Modi has once again established himself as a strong national leader.

- K.Ragavan, Bengaluru, India

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 2 July 17  Presidential counter attack
The Indian ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s focus on their candidate for president in the forthcoming election this month and the support from the parties was encouraging (‘Kovind files nomination for presidential vote’, Gulf News, June 24). In a counter attack, the other opposition parties under the Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s leadership, projecting Meira Kumar as the presidential candidate and the Communist party projecting Prakash Ambedkar, who is the grandson of the late Indian jurist, B. R. Ambedkar, is the latest development in Indian politics. The most salient feature of the three candidates is that they all are Dalit, which is very important. The opposition parties playing their cards, claiming that Ram Nath Kovind, even though he is from the Dalit community his association with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and policies may not be secular. Which candidate will occupy the president’s position? We will have to wait and see.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Letter Published in Deccan Chronicle Bengaluru on 1July 17

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Letter Published in India Abroad USA on 30June 17

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Letter Published in Deccan Chronicle Bengaluru on 28 June 17

Life is Beautiful 378.

Next day morning Prasanna came to Ram's house.After greeting each other Ram took him inside.
Prasanna.Happy to see you after a month.
Ram.I am also happy to see you .
Prasanna.Mother prepared your favorite Mysore Pak and asked me to give you.
Ram.Thank you.Your mother always prepare Lovely Mysore Pak.Ilike very much.
Prasanna.Uncle Ananda rao was asking about you.
Ram.Thank you.I too want to see Ananda Rao.
Prasanna.My MD Srivatsava will be coming to Dubai after EID.
Ram.Good news.He is a nice person.
Prasanna.Mother is improving and asked me to convey her regards to you. can bring her to Dubai permanently.She is staying alone there.
Prasanna.I talked to her.She says she will think about that.Kathambari also wants that she should come and stay with us.
Ram.Good.Time has to come.
Prasanna.Today we will go to Venus restaurant.
Ram.Fine.What time we can start
Prasanna.After one hour.
Ram.Good,i will call our friend Madhavan to join with us.He has come from Madurai.He runs a Pharmaceutical company and good friend of Atkinson.He is also a good writer.Iread one of his book and impressed the way in which he takes the character.Now i call him
Ram called Madhavan.Good morning Mr Madhavan.How are you.
Madhavan.I am fine.Tell me Mr Ram
Ram.Why do n't you join me for lunch
Ram.Karama Venus 1PM.
Madhavan.Fine.I will be there at 1p.m
After that Ram was talking with Prasanna
At 12'45 p.m.They left for Venus reached there at 1.p.m.
(to  be continued)
See You Next Week

Monday, June 26, 2017

Tribute to Cinematographer P.S.Vinod 461.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the South Indian Film Industry is none other than Cinematographer P.S.Vinod.He  graduated from the Film and Television Institute of Chennai.Stated his career with stalwart Cinematographer Santosh Sivan and later he has become an Independent Cinematographer.He has worked with all the leading actors Viz,NagarJuna,Karthi and many others.He has worked in three language films Tamil ,Telugu and Hindi  is worth to be mentioned here. Earlier days lot of Commercials  he has done.Clean shots of both Indoor and Out door will be very Visible in his movies.I have seen couple of films of this Cinematographer..Those films are Rhytham,Appu,AaranyaKandam,AArambam and Thozha.Manam is one Telugu film i saw.
My Wife's Murder,Tees MarKhan,and Rakta Charitra are Hindi films i saw.,In his Seventeen years film career he has  established his name very well in the film industry is worth to be mentioned here.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented upcoming Cinematographer.
See You Next Week


Thursday, June 22, 2017


Letter Published in KhaleejTimes UAE on 23 June 17  The recent exit of soft and sophisticated Anil Kumble is not a healthy development. According to the media, skipper Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble could not get along. It seems like politics plays a major role in sports, too. We will have to wait and see who the new coach will be.

K Ragavan, India


Letter Published in Gulf NewsUAE on 23June 17,Trophy win, a great achievement for Pakistan
The recent thumping victory for Pakistan against India in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy and the huge difference in runs was a great achievement for the Pakistan team. Despite winning the toss, Indian captain Virat Kohli should have chosen for batting, allowing Pakistan to chase.

Above all, the top batsmen miserably failed and only Hardik Pandya proved his mettle. The Indian team has completely disappointed millions of viewers and this defeat cannot be digested. I do agree that cricket is a game of luck, but no sincere attempt has been made by the Indian team is my opinion. Kudos to Pakistan team for their excellent performance!
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Life is Beautiful 377.

After a Beautiful evening Spent in Madhavan's  function Ram reached his house.After washing he has switched on the T.V.He was shocked to hear the news of Indian Head Cricket CoachAnil Kumble
is not going to Continue with BCCI.Ram has always have the admiration of this talented all rounder from his younger days. By that time his phone was ringing.Raj was in the other side
Ram,did you see the news
Ram.You mean Kumble's departure
Raj.Yes,You are Correct.I have senta detailed coverage on this regard.
Ram.I will go through. Our team  defeat still i am unable to digest.
Raj.True.I too never thought we will loose like this
Ram.I fully agree Cricket is a game of luck,but the defeat with 180 runs i could n't accept.Our team has not taken seriously is my opinion.
Raj.Absolutely you are right.
Ram.Any way  they played very well.
Raj.In Karnataka all Cricket fans was disappointed over our defeat.
Ram.How is your family.
Raj.All are fine.Take care.
Ram.You too.
After that Ram received another call.This time it was Prasanna.
Sir,Tomorrow evening you will be there.
Ram.Prasanna welcome back.How is mother
Prasanna.She is fine.I came in the after noon.Tomorrow morning i am coming to your place.We will go out for lunch.Since eid holidays starting from tomorrow
Ram.O.KIwill wait for you  tomorrow.Take care
After that Ram received another call.It was Kathambari
Ram.How are you
Ram.I am fine.Prasanna has come backhe will be meeting you tomorrow.
Ram.Just now he called me
Kathambari.O.K.bye now
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 21 June 17,Action is needed
The news of the tower in in London, UK was sad to read, however the death toll of the fire is yet to be fully known (‘Pressure piles on May as protests spill over into streets of London’, Gulf News, June 18). The investigation is ongoing. The UK authorities should have periodic inspections of high rise buildings as it has been done in the UAE. I pray for the victims and a speedy recovery for the injured.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tribute to Late CinematographerV.N.Reddy.460.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from BollyWood film industry is none other than late Cinematographer V.N.Reddy.He is one of the excellent Cinematographers in Black and White moviesin yesteryears .In his three and half decades active film career he has worked with all top class Directors,actors of Telugu and Bolly wood filmsis very important.The popular Directors Lakh Tandon and V.Gopikrishna were his assistants.He was associated with Stalwart Manojkumar in many of his films and gave remarkable movies.In his younger days he took a liking for Cinematography and later become a Successful Cinematographer.I have seen few films of this doyen.Those films are Aag,Hulchul,Baiju Bawra,Kashmir ki kali,Do badaan,Upkar,Purab aur Pachim,and Do chor.In tamil i have seen SengottaiSingam.His Combination with Manoj Kumar in dance sequances made a big hit in those days was not a exaggerated one.He was respected by all his fellow cinematographers and he was WICA in those days.Even though this great Stalwart is not with us his Wonderful frame work in front of us.Today i am very happy to tribute this Stalwart.
See You Next week,

Saturday, June 17, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 18 June 17,Using violence for a cause
The recent Indian hill resort Darjeeling Separatists group, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), strike turned into violence and many fled (‘Tourists flee as Darjeeling troubles boil over’, Gulf News, June 13). GJM was asking for a separate state for them and the dialogue between them and government has been going on for years and this time they have come with a firm determination and the strike turned violent. The government was forced to deploy soldiers and 12 were injured during the clash was sad. Protests and strikes can be conducted in a peaceful manner and violence is not the answer. I hope the government will consider their request and if it is genuine it can be implemented. Already many states were born from strikes and protests, hence why GJM was fighting for years. Will the government take up their call? We will have to wait and see.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, June 16, 2017


Letter Published in The New Indian Express India on 17June 17ime
Time for the real battle
Thanks to the k.
nocks of Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat kohli.India won the semi final against Bangla -desh at Edgbaston.Now is the time for the real fight against Pakistan in the finals.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Life is Beautiful 376.

Next day Ram and Atkinson met Madhavan in the Long man's office.Atkinson introduced Madhavan to Publisher  Long man's Director Murali

Madhavan is not only a Pharma manufacturer but also a Wonderful writer on Investigation stories.
 i know him for more than five years and i  like his books.I read few and all are interesting
Madhavan.Thank you Atkinson.
Atkinson.I am happy Murali has  agreed to take  the rights for Madhavan's books in the Middle east and NorthAfrica.
Murali.I read two books of Madhavan , Both  are interesting and .I am confident we will have good 
Madhavan.i  am Sincerely thanking Murali for the Contract for  my books .My friend Atkinson is responsible for this and  i thank him for this gesture.
Atkinson.Not at all.You are my friend and your Creations are nice.Let me introduce our Chief Executive Ram to all of you.
Ram.Nice to meet all of you on this Occasion.I read one book of Madhavan  recently and i was thrilled the way in which he is taking the characters.Normally all investigation stories have fight or murder.But Madhavan's story is purely Conversation.The Investigation officer  Paramanand and his Deputy Pal imagination and other Characters Malpani was very nice.New Concept with out fight.
Murali.You are right , All the Characters are nice and impressive.
Madhavan.I thank all of you for the good comments on my books.
Murali.I am Confident We will have good enquiry from all over UAE from various Book depots for this shortly.Let us all go for tea .
All Guests left for Tea
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, June 12, 2017

Tribute to Cinematographer Asok Rajan 459.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality  from tamil film industry is none other than Cinematographer Ashok Rajan.In his two and half decades film career he has given few  remarkable movies with his impact.He has worked with all the leading actors and Directors. Actors SarathKumar,Karthik,Anand Babu,Nagma and many others worked with him.Good frame work will be visible in his films.Ihave seen few films of this Cinematographer.Those films are,Naatamai, Pistha CheranPandian,, and Ennavale One more movie i could n't remember.He is one of the Up coming Cinematographers in the tamil film industry.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, June 11, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 12June 17,Internationally renowned
The recent dramatic development from the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launching a 640-tonne rocket was demonstrating the Indian scientists’ capabilities (‘India shows off space prowess with launch of mega-rocket’, Gulf News, June 6). Indeed it is a proud moment for India and Isro scientists. Isro has created a big name on the global map and this is hardly an exaggeration. Kudos to Isro!
From Mr K.Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Letter Published in GulfNews UAE on 8 July17,Long term loss
The recent announcement by Trump on the withdrawal of the Paris Agreement was a shocking one. World leaders have mixed reactions on his decision, whereas Trump continues to defend his decision for the welfare for his people. However, Trump’s decision may yield for Americans temporarily, in the long run it may not. This decision is not a wiser one as per the views of world leaders.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 7 June 17,
Kabul attacks
The recent worst attacks that Kabul, Afghanistan has ever witnessed over the past 18 months is unacceptable (‘Explosions rock funeral in tense Kabul’, Gulf News, June 4). Terrorist groups are a big threat and nightmare for innocent civilians. The real cause of the latest attack is yet to be known. Which terror group is taking the credit? We will have to wait and see. American troops should help the Afghan government to make the situation normal and to bring peace for the people. I pray for the innocent victims and a speedy recovery for the injured.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Life is Beautiful 375.


Life is Beautiful 375

After the purchase from City Center Ram took a taxi and reached home. He was so happy about the meeting of Madhavan and looking forward to meet him again tomorrow on the Long Man's introduction function.When he recollected his past life and how he landed in to the Wonderful Emirate she could n't believe that he is in the Opportunity Country Dubai.All by god's grace and above all  he met his beautiful Vasanthy after two and half decades.By that time his phone was ringing
Hello Ram,Sulai man here,how are you
Ram.I am fine.How are you
Sulaiman.I am also fine.Coming Sunday We are having a meeting  all Journalists and media professionals are attending.I am extending our invitation to you and Atkinson.I am sending the invitation to you and Atkinson by mail.Please attend.Bye now
Ram.Thank you.I will come there on Sunday.Bye
Sunday as it is no other programme for Ram.Tomorrow he is going to attend  Madhavan's function.So no problem for him to attend SulaiMan's programme on Sunday.
By that time he received a call.
Ram.Hello,Ram here
The other side was Vasanthy
Hi Ram,How are you.
Ram.I am fine.
Vasanthy.This Sunday are you free
Ram.Why Vasanthy
Vasanthy.I want to meet you.Long time i have not met you
Ram.Yes,I too want to meet you.But just now i received  an invitation for a meeting at AbuDhabi
Vasanthy.O.K.No problem.We will meet some other time.I am happy to hear your voice
Ram.Me too,my beautiful Vasanthy's Beautiful Voice not hearing for long time.Bye now
After that Ram was watching the T.V.
See You Next Week,

Monday, June 5, 2017

Tribute to Late Actor,Director Guru Dutt 458

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the Bolly Wood Film Industry is none other than Late Actor,Director GuruDutt. He has acted in many films of Yester years and directed few Successful movies.He has introduced Writer Abrar Alvi and Cinematographer V.K.Murthy is to be remembered.In his short span of film career he has given many remarkable movies. A Postage of his face released by the Indian Government in 2004 was a great tribute to this talented actor Director.i have seen few films  of this Versatile Director.Those films are ,Pyassa,Kagazke Pool,Aar Paar and Baaz. Few movies i could n't remember.He has acted with all the leading actress and actors.Many people paid their tribute to this talented actor.Even though he lived in short span of time he has established his name very well.Indian Cinema respected this versatile personality for his achievements.Film Industry lost a Wonderful artist but his memorable creations are in front of us.
Today i am very happy to tribute this  actor,Director.
See You Next Week,


Article Published in Gulf News UAE on 4June 17,

Any sport should be rewarded

‘When I applaud the concept for cricket, I wonder why other games aren’t encouraged the same?’In my country, India, particularly in my city of Bengaluru, basketball is quickly becoming more and more popular among teenage boys and girls. It’s amazing to watch the way they practise and play in tournaments. Games of all sorts, like football, hockey, basketball, table tennis and many others should be encouraged. Already India is supporting more for cricket and the encouragement for the players is fantastic, comparing to the old days. When I applaud the concept for cricket, I wonder why other games aren’t encouraged the same?
Basketball players should be encouraged with certificates, motivation and rewards. Infrastructure, like playground facilities should be improved. Proper seating arrangements and washrooms should be provided. Most of the players’ grandparents come to watch the match and they are finding it difficult to ease themselves because of poor infrastructure. My government should take care of infrastructure facilities for the visitors. Basketball is taking shape. Already US basketball is highly regarded and players get scholarships for higher studies and job opportunities.

My opinion is that any game should be encouraged. In basketball, players should show their skills and movement for scoring. The amount of practice the players spend and the execution of play should be rewarded. Good seating, washrooms and, above all, cleanliness of the ground is important and the government should monitor periodically whether these facilities are maintained.
Since my city is a famous IT hub and many will be watching if they visit the playground, just like the famous M. Chinnaswamy Stadium that attracts many, if the basketball ground or stadium was maintained and kept clean like that of my garden city, it will spread throughout the world. My request is for basketball players to be rewarded and the coaches, also. Will my government take up this call?
— The reader is retired and based in Bengaluru, India.

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 2 June 17,Improvements needed
In Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three year tenure, the Indian National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has done some important things for the development of the country, particularly with regards to demonetisation and infrastructure facilities (‘Naidu keen to continue alliance with BJP’, Gulf News, May 29). These developments are laudable and despite opposition criticisms, the Indian government has looked at the interest of all communities and their welfare. Still, the fact that the NDA government was called a communal party, was sad to read. Congress had ruled for so many years and they did not make so many improvements, yet they claim that they are the old national party. The NDA should take care of important aspects, like inflation of day-to-day consumables, which has not come down, and bank interest rates for senior citizens. Will the NDA address these two important issues?
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Life is Beautiful 374.

After Raj's call Ram was concentrating his work for next day's schedule.By that time he received a call from Kathambari
Hello Ram,how are you
Ram.I am fine.Tell me
Kathambari.Today  Prasanna  spoke to me.His mother is improving and he will be coming  tomorrow.
Ram.Good news,How is your Mom
Kathambari.She is fine.Asking about you
Ram.Convey my regards to her
Kathambari.Sure,Why i called you now  today i am going  for the movie Dangal .If you are free in the evening you can join
Ram.Thank you .Tomorrow i have a  programme with Long man's and i have to prepare for that.Thank you for your invitation.I Was told this movie was a big hit
Kathambari.Yes,Many movies have come on sports subjects and Dangal  made a big impact.
Kathambari.True.AAmir khan always gives good message to society
Ram.yes.previous movie Tare Zamin Par was good.Good message he has given and i liked the way in the film wa filmed.If i am right Cinematographer  Setu has done a Wonderful job.
Kathambari.True.Lovely movie.Shankar Mahadevan's songs was nice.O.K.,Bye now
After that Ram was busy for  half an hour  then left the office.
The traffic was heavy because Ramadan started and every body rushing for Iftar Party.
Ali.This year too many visitors have come to Dubai sir
Ram.I read in the paper.Every yer Ramadan  is celebrating in a grand manner
Ali.True.I am seeing the improvement every year.
Ram.Today you can drop me in City Centre.After shopping i will go to my place
Ali dropped Ram in the City Centre and left
(tobe Continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, May 29, 2017

Tribute to Mu Raghava Iyengar 457

Today i remembered another interesting personality from the Tamil Literary World is none other than Late  Tamil Scholar and researcher MU Raghava Iyengar.He hails from South Indian  town ManaMadurai and his father served in  the Court of brother  king of Ramnad is very important.By virtue of his father's talent in tamil literaturewho has written many tamil  poems which was popular in those days.Raghava iyengar worked in Loyala College and his interest on Tamil literature and to tamilnadu  was excellent.He has published more than Tamil books connected with great Alvargal.I have read Alvargal kaala nilai and one or two others not able to recollect.His work and research for Tamil literary world no one can for get.He has created a big impact before Six decades back.His father,Grandfather  and family back ground are all great Scholars.Even though he is not with us his
books are infront of us with his own style of tamil.Today i am very happy to tribute this great Legend.
To my little knowledge i am writing this Column in my blog.If there is any error found can be ignored.
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE ON 30May 17,Praying for the victims
The brutal attack that killed 22 innocent people and left many others injured was condemned by one and all (‘Troops deploy as Britain goes on top terror alert’, Gulf News, May 25). The attackers have created a sense of panic and fear among people, which is unacceptable. Whoever is responsible for this motive and action must be brought to justice.
The casualty numbers are the highest over the previous attack a decade ago in the UK. It’s time for the entire globe to join together and eradicate this menace. No one anticipated their fate while watching the Ariana Grande concert. I pray for the victims and a speedy recovery for the injured.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 25 May 17,A visit for peace
After assuming office, Trump began his first tour in the Middle East, to express his desire for better bilateral ties, not only in trade, but also in the eradication of terrorism (‘Trump wins warm welcome in Saudi Arabia’, Gulf News, May 21). His visit should bring understanding, peace and, above all, a strategy to end the long fight of the Syrian people. He should also demonstrate to the people of Middle East that he is a peace-loving person. I hope this visit will bring good ties between the US and Middle East.

From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 24May 17,Hacking for money or terror?
The authors have correctly analysed the recent hacking phenomenon that affected many countries around the world, particularly UK hospitals, which were thought to be targeted (‘Massive cyber attack shocks world’, Gulf News, May 14). It is evident that the hackers were blackmailing for ransom money. Apart from the 74 countries affected, the worst hit was Russia. However, the motive of whether this hacking was for money or terror is yet to known. With these attacks, all countries should join hands and establish safety measures to prevent hackers from gaining access in the future.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Life is Beautiful 373.

After spending  One hour Ram took Madhavan to show their office and departments.He introduced to News room editor Anupama joined recently.
Ram.Mr Madhavan,Anupama has many credentials to her credit and she served Overseas broad casting channels and came to Dubai because of her husband's Job.Brilliant Lady  does her work nicely .Only three months association i can judge.
Anupama.No sir,your guidence and presentation makes this Channel famous.
Madhavan.You are right.Many of my friends  already told about Ram.
Ram.Anupama Madhavan is aVery Good Writer on Investigation.He will be launching his book tomorrow through our Client Long Man's Publication.Atkinson already told about him.
Anupama.Yes,Now i remember your name sir.I remember one of your book i read.In your story no fight .
Madhavan.True.I strongly believe fight and other our news ingredients may not go for longer duration only reality stands.
Ram.I fully agree.
Madhavan.Thank you .
Then Ram took to  other departments and came to his Cabin.Mean time Madhavan got a call from his friend.
Madhavan.Thank you Ram.I will make a move now.My friend is waiting  down.See you tomorrow in Long Man's.Tell Atkinson.Bye Now
After he left Ram started his Work.
That evening he received a call from Raj
Ram,How are you.Murthy's daughter called me from Abudhabi.She is enjoying the training programme very much.
Ram.Nice.What else.
Raj.I have sent the recent developments of GSTBill.Kindly go through and cover
Raj.I have to go for a meeting.See you later 
(to be Continued)
See You Next Week

Tribute to Director Nitish Tiwari456.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the BollyWood Film Industry is none other than Director NitishTiwari.In his Six years film Career he has given three good movies and one film Dangal  got 62Film fare award should be applauded .He has worked with leading actors like Amitabbachan,Aamirkhan,and many others  Today his  film Dangal was talk of the town and  won the filmfare award.Dangal was nicely filmed by the award winning Cinematographer Setu both indoor as well out door.His Boothnath returns was also a hit movie.I have seen both Dangal and Boothnath returns.He is one of the talented Upcoming Director came out from the IIT Bombay MEMScience branch turned in to a Successful Film Director.His ideas  and ,Concept  was wonderful.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented  Director who will introduce many new talented artists
like Dangal in the future.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Letter Published in Deccan Herald India on 22 May in People's Problem
Protect the trees
The busy Kanakapura roadonce had plenty of trees.But scores of them have been cut down for metro construction and other buildings.Cutting the trees is not a healthy sign and i wish the government compensates the loss by planting more saplingsand maintaining them properly.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 19 May 17A great achievement
High winds and unusual snowfall are the main obstacles when trying to reach the Himalayan summit, and despite these hurdles, among 750 climbers waiting, six climbers made it to the Everest summit (‘Six Indian climbers make first Everest summit of season’, Gulf News, May 14). It is laudable that Indian climbers are known for their climbing achievements. Kudos to them.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News on 18May 17,Working towards peace and security
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, arrived in the US for a two-day visit (‘Mohammad Bin Zayed at the White House’, Gulf News, May 16). The Crown Prince discussed the bilateral relationship between the two countries, and sought joint cooperation on extremism, violence and terrorism for peace and security in the region. The UAE leader’s visit shows how the country is keen on fostering international relationships, to ensure peace and safety for citizens and residents.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Life is Beautiful 372

Ram  entered in to Atkinson's cabin.He was waiting for Ram.
Ram please sit down.The Guest will be coming shortly.
Ram.No Problem,I will wait
Atkinson.He is on the way,because of traffic little late
Ram.Dubai traffic every day is increasing
Atkinson.Yes,Particularly Shaick Zayed road
Ram.More offices and the two leading news papers office located  is also one of the reason
By that time the Guest entered
Sorry Mr Atkinson ,i was held up in the traffic
Atkinson.No Problem ,Meet Mr Ram
Guest.Nice to meet  you Mr Ram.I am Madhavan from Madurai
Ram.Wel come to Dubai.
Madhavan.I heard about your Channel and Atkinson through my friend Lizioli.
I am running a Pharma company  in madurai.
Ram.Good.I  visited the beautiful City of Madurai three times when i was in India.Planned city
Madhavan.Yes.Apart from Pharma my Passion is writing.
Atkinson.Yes Ram.Madhavan is a Good writer.Particularly Investigation Stories his books was popular not only in India but also Other Countries
Atkinson.I was introduced Madhavan  by my Singapore friend Raghu.
Madhavan.Yes,Through Raghu i know Atkinson  .More than six years we communicate only .
This time i want to launch my Investigation Book in UAE Which i have written recently
Madhavan.For that Atkinson asked me to come to Dubai.
Atkinson.Yes Ram.Before going to meet i want to introduce to you .I have  read few books of  Madhavan.All are  excellent.
Ram.I am really very happy to meet talented Writer cum Pharma man.
Madhavan.No i am a simple man.Lizioli told me about you.Professor turned to Media,Advertisement,and Public relations and  above all you are good human being
Ram.Too much on me Madhavan.What ever i like i am doing.
By that time The Office boy brought Tea with Biscuits
(to be Continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, May 15, 2017

Tribute to Cinematographer C.S.RaviBabu 455

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from the Tamil Film Industry is none other than Cinematographer C.S.Ravi Bbu.In his three and half decades film career he has not only worked with Veteran Directors Viz,Late Krishnan Panju,P.R.Somu,and present AmeerJohn,T.Rajendar and few others is worth to be mentioned here.Actors Viz,Karthik,Jeevitha,Late Poornam Viswanathan,stalwart RadhaRavi,SriPriya,Senthil,and many others.He was associated with Director AmeerJohn for few films and all are good and welcomed by the fans.Good neat Cinematography will be Visible in his films. Even though he has done many films i have seen few movies of this Cinematographer.Those films are ,TharmaPathini,Rail Payanangalil,Nenjamellam Neye,Natpu,Odangal few i am unable to remember.He has also worked in Kannada Films .Today i am happy to tribute this Stalwart who has done a good work in Cinematography
See You Next Week,


Friday, May 12, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 13 May 17 Strict  measures on licences
This tragic incident happened in the Indian capital city of New Delhi in a school close to a depot where a gas container leaked, it was kept for industrial use (‘India gas tanker leak sends 200 students to hospital’, Gulf News, May 7). The investigation is on and the people who are responsible for this negligence should be punished. Luckily, there weren’t any causalities, except for throat and eyes irritations. The government should not issue licences for these types of establishments near school or residential areas. I pray for the speedy recovery of the students.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Life is Beautiful 371.

Next day Ram went to his office.Lot of letters are waiting for him.Some for new contracts on his Channel and some for enquiry. Ram was happy about the development of his Channel over a period  of 5Years .His life is not only going beautifully but also very happily.He has got his job satisfaction even after his retirement as Professor.Today he is in to a Big market of Media ,Advertisement and public relation .Apart from Job satisfaction he was very happy after so many years he met his BeautifulVasanthy.By that time the Phone was ringing.Atkinson was on the other line.
Good morning Ram,How are you.Today i am receiving a Wonderful person from the  Tamil nadu,Madurai
Ram.Beautiful place.Surrounded with lot of temples
Atkinson.Yes,he is coming here at 12P.M.You can come to my room.I will keep the person's name suspense.
Ram.O.K.Iwill be there at 12P.M.
Atkinson.See you later.
After that Ram was busy with his day today routine.
Ram visited Madural long time back.Still he remembers the beautiful topography of madurai Chitrai ,masi,veli streets.Planned  city surrounded by beautiful temples.
Then he was busy in his day to day work.Exactly 11-50 he started to move to Atkinson's cabin.
That day Dubai was very hot out side.The traffic was  heavy out side.Every day Dubai is getting new faces to visit and relax.A Arab nation has developed very nicely with Multi culture Concept and about 204 Nationalities are living if i am right is no wonder .Ram entered in to Atkinson's cabin.
(to be Continued)
See You Next Week

Monday, May 8, 2017

Tribute to Kasinathuni Viswanath454.

Today i am going to pen another interesting Versatile film personality from the Indian  films is none other than KasinathuniViswanath popularly Known K.Viswanath to the film industry.The 87nYear Old Living Legend has worked with many Top actors of Telugu film Industry,Tamil and Hindi is worth to be mentioned here.He won many National Awards  Including Padmashreeand International award .Recently he was bestowed the Great  prestigious DadaSaheb Phalke Award.He is a different Director expressed his own philosophy in his movies and was accepted by millions of fans.He is not only a Very good Director but also writer ,actor.He acted in many films of Telugu and tamil made a great impact with fans.Soft spoken experienced K.VIswanath liked by one and all from the Film fraternity.His Inter national fame ShankaraBharanam no one can for get.In the  Commercial Competitive film world he has created his own identity with his Creative works is very much laudable.Today i am very happy to tribute this Living legend should deliver many more Successful
 movies like Sankara Baranam,Seetha Kalyanam and many in the Coming days.I have written  this Legend to my little Knowledge about  his creations.
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in The Hindu Bengaluru On 8 May 17
Pedestrians at risk
while crossing road
Sir.-In recent  months,the Gubbalala  Gate on  Kanakapura main road has seen big expansion with restaurants, shopping malls,and other out lets.
At present , only one signal at Gubbalala  Main Gate is working,making it difficult for pedestrians to cross.The Authorities should at least paint Zebra crossings for the safety of  pedestrians.

Sunday, May 7, 2017


Letter Published  in Deccan Hearld Bengaluru on 8May 17People's Column

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 7 May 17,Curtail insurgents
In recent days, bomb blasts are becoming more visible, with the unmitigated killing of innocent civilians, and this time, police officers were killed, too (‘Roadside bomb kills three near Baghdad’, Gulf News, May 1). Despite the reduction in violence, this is happening mainly due to insurgents. Iraqi forces should implement a new strategy to curtail these insurgents and protect the people. Will the Iraqi forces adopt a new strategy?
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, May 5, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 6 May 17,A new concept?
In a mass marriage ceremony, the Indian state minister of Madhya Pradesh gifted brides with bats to protect themselves from their husbands in case if they are alcoholics (‘Minister gifts bats to brides to beat husbands if they turn alcoholic’, Gulf News, May 1). This may look like a funny incident, but it is to safeguard themselves. If the government can implement a ban on alcohol, which is already the case in a few states, that will be better. However, this gift is a new concept.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 3 May 17  Benefitting the wrong people  The opinion piece on what US President Donald Trump is doing for Americans by Nicholas Kristof was meaningful and thought provoking (‘This isn’t tax policy, it’s a Trump-led heist’, Gulf News, April 28). Kristof has elaborately analysed the way Trump’s administration has failed his voters for the promises made by him and the new tax policy is only the Republican way to cover it up. This tax policy is not clear on how it is going to be implemented. This new policy, if at all implemented, will be taking care of corporations, like the ones owned by Trump. Will this tax policy be welcomed by the American people? We will have to wait and see.From Mr K. Ragavan Bengaluru, India

Life is Beautiful 370

Next day morning Ram received a Call from Raj.
Good morning Ram,How are you.
Ram.I am fine.Sorry to disturb you in the morning. Prasanna's mother this morning  fell down in the bath room but nothing to worry.No fracture,she has to take two weeks  rest.She asked Prasanna to go today to Dubai but Prasanna said  he will go after some time.I told him that i will put a Nurse and Cook for her for two weeks.Prasanna is keen on staying for few days.Kathambari also told Prasanna to see her for few days if her presence is needed she will come here.
Ram.Sorry,to hear the news of Prasanna's mother.Wishing her speedy recovery.
Raj.Apart from this another good news Nirmala leaving to Abudhabi tomorrow for training.
Ram.Good news.
Raj.Bye Now.You can check my mails. Regarding the latest IPL  news.especially this time RCB was completely failed.
Ram.I know.This time failed miserably.O.K. Take care
After that Ram started his morning  walk  for half an hour.
Then he finished his Breakfast waiting for Ali.
By that time Kathambari called him
Good morning Ram,hope Prasanna might have called you
Ram.Yes,i came to know about his mother fell down through Raj.
Kathambari.Mummy felt very sad and i too.
Ram.Me too.She is a very nice lady.
Kathambari.For this only i called see you in the office.
(to be Continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, May 1, 2017

Letter Published in The new Indian Express India on 2May 17

Tribute to Actor,Politician Vinod Khanna 453

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality from the BollyWood film industry is none other than Late actor,Politician Vinod khanna.Started his film career in negative rolls and later become hero proved his mettle.He has worked with all Yesteryear's  heroines and actors is worth to be mentioned here.In his five decades film career he has acted many remarkable films,
   The Charming sophisticated 70 year old actor  Vinod khanna's demise is a great loss to the Indian  film industry.In his five decades  film career he has acted in  many films and won twice film  Fare awards  and proved a Versatile actor..His remarkable rolls in MeraGaon mera desh,Dayavan,Muqaadar Ka Sikander QurbaniThe Burning train,Zalim and many no one can for get. Few films of this doyen i have for gotten.His departure is a great loss to the  film industry. He was also acknowledged by the  people from his Gurdaspur Constituency as a good politician four times  for the BJP Party. i Pray for this departed legend and the grieving family members.Even though he is not with us ,his movies are in front of us.Today i am very happy to tribute this Stalwart.
See You Next Week,