Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Life is Beautiful 357.

Ram was busy in his work.Suddenly he received a call from Prasanna.
Good morning Sir,How are you.
Ram.I am fine.Tell me
Prasanna.Tomorrow we are Completing Five years of Dubai operation.We are Celebrating our anniversary.You should come and grace the Occassion. I am inviting Atkinson also.
Ram.What time.
Prasanna.Between 11-30a.m-12. P.m..After that we will have lunch.
Ram.O.K.As it is no Programme for me  tomorrow.I will come .
Prasanna.I will call Atkinson now.See you tomorrow.
After that Ram  was recollecting how he introduced Prasanna to Murthy in their Mysore office and later with his excellent skills proved to them then promoted to Dubai operation.He came to Dubai ,married Kathambari and his life has become more Beautiful and now he completed five years.In life every body will get opportunities but very few only  utilize fruitfully.Prasanna has proved his worth to Murthy and his M.D.Ram was always proud of Prasanna. His thinking was removed by a call from Atkinson.
Ram,just now i got a call from Prasanna that they are Celebrating Fifth year of their Dubai operation
and asked me to come and attend.Being a good Client for us we have to go and honur them.Tomorrow we will leave at 11A.M from our office.For that only i called.
Ram.O.K.Atkinson.i will be ready.
After that Ram saw few mails sent by Raj.He was also thinking of covering the latest US President's ban on  Visa policy.The entire World was stunned the drastic action of the newly elected President.
Raj also sent some important points on this.Ram wanted to cover in the Evening news .He called the T.VNews editor and discussed  to cover.
(to be continued)
See You  Next week

Monday, January 30, 2017

Tribute to Cinematographer S.R.Kathir 440.

Today i m going to pen another interesting  film personality from the Tamil film industry is none other than Cinematographer S.R.Kathir. In his one decade film career he has worked with all leading actors Viz,Sasikumar,GanjaKaruppu,Jai,James Vasanthan,Swathi ,Director SamuthiraKani and many others.Few films to his credit and all are remarkable.I have seen Few films of this Cinematographer.Those films are Subramanyapuram,Naadodigal,Easan,EnnaiArinthal Vetrivel,and Shambo Sivashambo.Good frame work will be more Visible in his films.Subramanyapura  film was excellent with old Madurai back ground.Today i am very happy to tribute this Up coming talented Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Saturday, January 28, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 29 Jan 17,

Facebook debate: Ethics of cancer treatments

Is it ethically wrong to offer unproven alternative medicine to cancer patients or is it a patient’s right to full disclosure of all possible treatments?
Many don’t want to discuss
Today cancer is growing rapidly among women on a global level for various types. Some will be comfortable to discuss with others, but many won’t disclose their condition and the treatment they are undergoing with drugs. Only after completing the treatment and having the assurance from their doctors that their condition won’t relapse, then only will many share their experience.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India


Letter Published in GulfNews UAE on 29 Jan 17,Prayers for families
At least 32 people have been killed in latest Indian rail disaster (‘Maoist sabotage probed in train crash’, Gulf News, January 23). In recent months, a few accidents have been happening on Indian railways. Despite so many safety precautions, accidents are happening due to error and terror. This incident happened in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and it’s suspected to have been orchestrated by Maoists hands. However, the investigation is on. Passengers’ safety and preventive measures are more important today. Travel has become a tough choice today either by road, rail or air. Indian railways should be more alert and make travel more comfortable and safe. I pray for the victims and the grieving family members.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, January 27, 2017


Article Published in The  Gulf Today UAE  On 28 Jan 17, (My Article 502)

Lost and found

A few days back, while returning home in the evening, I saw two children searching for something near the bush. They appeared to be from a poor background and looked very worried. When asked, they replied that they had inadvertently dropped a ten-rupee note. I looked all around and removed a few leaves nearby when I noticed the note. The happiness on their faces had to be seen to be believed. They thanked me profusely. When I replied that it was a minor help, they said when it came to good deeds, minor or major did not matter. I was really touched and felt happy.
K. Ragavan

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 27Jan 17,Too much horrific news
The internet helps through social media as people get to know what is happening in the world (‘Facebook debate: Are we being desensitised by the internet?’, Gulf News, January 22). Unfortunately, the way social media is propagating news needs to be done more sensitively as it is horrifying to people. On the one hand, people then know the real happenings. Social media should edit their news in order to avoid create horrific reactions in people. Today this aspect is very important to avoid the desensitisation of people.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Life is Beautiful 356.

After the night dinner Ram sat on the Chair recollecting the paper boy's words.He was happy that his wishes made speedy recovery for his mother.Similarly same way he wants fast recovery for his Beautiful Vasanthy.Good people's wishes are always accepted by god and proved.Ram's intentions ,actions are good to every one.His life is full of good deeds and helping nature to deserving people.Prasanna is one example.He was waiting for the call of Prasanna and his mobile was ringing
Hello sir,i am Prasanna.Kathambari's mother is improving and temperature has come down.
Ram.Good,i was waiting for your call.
Prasanna.She was enquiring about you and felt very bad for not having dinner on that day.
Ram.Dinner we can have any day.Health is very important.Convey my regards
Prasanna.Yes sir,see you later
After that Ram was watching the news  then went to bed.
In Mysore  Murthy was busy in his office.Suddenly Nirmala Came
Hello dad,i came this way
Murthy.Fine,you are welcome to our office.Let me introduce Our M.D .Srivatsava
He took her to his Cabin
Srivatsava.Good morning Murthy
Murthy.Same to you.Meet my daughter Nirmala
Srivatsa.Nice to see you Journalist.Your dad was telling about you.How is job
Nirmala.Fine,i enjoy reporting the real facts happening in the Society.
Srivatsava.Good,you should report like that only.Journalism is a big ocean.
Nirmala.True sir,i am a small fish trying to  swim in this big ocean but enjoying the swim.
Srivatsava.Nice,dedication is very important in any profession.
Nirmala.Thank you for your encouragement.
Murthy.What you would like to have.
Then Srivatsava ordered for tea and spent some time with them.
After Nirmala's departure Murthy came to his Cabin.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, January 23, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 24Jan 17,

 plan to manage the new US president

Readers talk about US President Donald Trump now being in office and what got him there    What the people want
Knowingly or unknowingly some mistakes were made by former US President Barack Obama’s administration. The Republican candidate won the presidential race for the White House for this real reason mainly. Apart from the promises made by Trump for the people’s welfare, immigration issues and people’s security for jobs are the contributing factors for winning the race. Will he keep up his promises and make Americans happy? We will have to wait and see watching his external affairs strategy.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tribute to Writer Imayam. 439.

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality from Tamil literary world is none other than Writer Annamalai Known as Imayam.He is one of the popular writers in those days and his work was liked by  thousands of readers.He has many awards to his credit including Agni Aksara,and Tamil Nadu Progressive writer's award is important.He has many creations to his credit and few i read in my earlier days.KoveruKazuthaikal, was translated to English and Kannada was applauded by thousands of readers.KoveruKazuthaikal and Narumanam short story collection i read.One of the few writers respected by many other writers.Today i am happy to tribute this Versatile writer.
See You Next Week,
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Saturday, January 21, 2017


Letter Published in GulfNews UAE On 18Jan 17 Many promises recently
Energy conversion is needed now for betterment of the environment and for peaceful living. Already in the Paris Climate Change Summit, many countries have agreed to cooperate to create a better environment. Some oil companies and corporate companies have come forward for the conversion of their products for the environment. Many countries have positive views on this. We will have to wait and see the real happenings.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 22 Jan 17,Symbols matter
After the recent fight between the father and son of the Samajwadi party in the Indian northern state of Uttar Pradesh, the present Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav retains his symbol cycle for the forthcoming election from the Elections Commission (EC) is the latest dramatic development from Indian politics (‘Akhilesh rides away with Samajwadi Party on ‘bicycle’, Gulf News, January 17). His father and founder of the Samajwadi party, Mulayam Singh Yadav, is going to fight for the symbol. In India, apart from dynasty politics, symbols also play an important role to retaining power.
Politics is only opportunism to retain power without the motive of serving people. We will have to wait and see if the former chief minister will succeed in his motto of bringing back his symbol.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, January 20, 2017


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 21Jan 17, (My Article 501)

Until stocks last

For the past few days, my city, Bengaluru, has remained cool and windy. A friend suggested that some new, colourful blankets had arrived in one of the leading stores. Adding to the attraction was a “tempting promotion offer” till January. He had bought one and was satisfied.

Another friend who was listening to our conversation rushed to the shop. He was impressed too and bought the blanket, but there was no discount. When the buyer argued about sale, the shopkeeper pointed his finger at a board, which read: “Sale, until stocks last.” 

The shopkeeper said those available were new stocks. My friend had to buy grudgingly as he had gone all the way. 
K. Ragavan


Letter Published in GulfNews UAE on 21Jan 17,The people’s choice
It was good to read that the former Indian cricketer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician joined Congress for his second innings in his political career (‘Navjot Sidhu finally joins Congress’, Gulf News, January 16). It’s the latest development in Indian politics. Will his entry yield any favourable result in the upcoming Punjab election to Congress? We will have to wait and see.
In politics anything may happen at any time, but accepting the candidate is in the hands of the people. Ultimately, people have to decide.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Life is Beautiful 355.

Ram was waiting for Prasanna's call for Vasanthy's  health.At that time call came.it was Kathambari
Ram,how are you.Mom is still running temperature .Doctor asked to take blood test.I am now going to doctor.Nothing to worry.She needs rest. Prasanna asked me to convey to you
Ram.O.K. Wishing her a speedy recovery
After that Ram was little worried.Even  when Vasanthy was in India she never  suffered for headache
and why suddenly this development.He was praying to his lord Srinivasa for her speedy recovery.
If every thing goes smoothly no one  bother.But that is not in our hands.After that Ram started for the
evening walk since it was friday.
When he was walking suddenly his paper boy called,Sir,Good evening.
Ram.Yes,Tell me
Paper boy.Sir ,take this sweet.My mother was suffering  from fever  and  yesterday only she has come to normal.When i met you one month back i told you    when you are asking why my face sad and i told my mother was sffering for the past twenty fivedays.
Ram.Yes,now i remember and told she will recover soon.
Boy.Yes sir,your wishes made my mother fast recovery.Kindly take this sweet.
Ram.Thank you.
After he left Ram was praying for his Beautiful Vasanthy's recovery.
His walking was also went on well and came home .After finishing his  mails check and reply
Ram came to kitchen took Bread slices for night dinner.

(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, January 16, 2017

Tribute to Cinematographer VetriVel Mahendran 438.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from Tamil Film Industry is none other than Cinematographer Vetrivel Mahendran.Even though in his short film career he has directed two movies  and both are  nice.I have seen only one of his movies Thodari which was really remarkable.
Directed buy PrabhuSolomon ,and  actors  Dhanush,Radharavi,Keerthy suresh and many acted.Beautiful shots on the train and inner settings by this Cinematographer nicely directed by the up coming Director Prabhu Solomon.Today Cinematography is playing a vital roll in all languages ,especially in tamil film industry many talented technicians are coming up shows the real interest people take for this subject.Good back ground music and  nice  shots make Thodari a good entertainment to the audience.Today i am happy to tribute this talented young Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE On 17Jan ,17,After all this time!
Despite so many precautions and US interventions, the Taliban militants in Afghanistan still seem to have the upper hand in much of the country (‘Twin attacks near Afghan parliament’, Gulf News, January 11). They are killing innocent people, elders and children, and it’s unacceptable in any good and civil society. Will the new US administration take care of the situation on the ground and take care of the Afghan people? Ever since the US involvement in Afghanistan, there has been no fruitful solution. The US has to change its strategy as they are from the beginning in the country. I pray for the victims and a speedy recovery for the injured.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, January 13, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 13 Jan 17,Anticipating results
The Election Commissioner of India announced the much awaited Indian northern states election venue of various important states (‘Dates announced for polls in 5 states’, Gulf News, January 5). All the political parties are keeping an eye on these state results, as they will be announced around the end of March and will likely judge whether the ruling party is coming back to power in 2019. Since the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is a vast state, the local politics are very powerful and all the opposition parties are eagerly awaiting the outcome of the election results. All these days, people were waiting for the election dates announcement and now anxious for the results.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on  14Jan 17 (My Article 500)

UAE charm

When a friend invited me for lunch but kept the reason in suspense, I kept wondering what it could be. It was only after we actually met that he informed his son had got a job in Dubai. 

While congratulating him, I also realised my long association with the superb country. My most unforgettable moment in the UAE came when I once got a prize for best speech at a prominent event in Sharjah. 

The beauty of the event was it was attended by people of varied nationalities. 

When it comes to unity in diversity, no other country can match the UAE.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Life is Beautiful 354.

Murthy and his wife Aarti reached Raj's place for Satyanarayanapooja .Few of his friends already arrived  and waiting for Murthy.Ananda rao was also waiting
How are you Raj,
Raj.I am fine.How are you.
Anandarao.I am fine .While Coming i brought Prasanna's mother.She is talking with  my wife in side.
By the time Prasanna's mother came to the hall
Murthy.Namaskaram.Happy to see you here.
Mother.Normally i never miss any Satyanarayana pooja.When our friends celebrating i wo n't miss.
Murthy.Nice.How is your health ,did prasanna called recently
Mother.Yes,he called me just one hour back.Today his mother in law's b.day function was post poned due to her sudden illness.
Murthy.What,i thought today they will go out to have dinner
Mother.It was planned like that.Suddenly Vasanthy developed fever.Doctor also adviced not to go out for two days
Murthy.I see.We all pray for her speedy recovery here
Mother.I already told Nirmala about this.What ever happens all for good only.How is Ram
Murthy.Ram is fine.
By that time Raj came out and the Priest also arrived for the pooja.
After two hours the Pooja was over  Murthy and his family had Prasadam and thanked Raj and left
While going he droped Prasanna's mother at her home.

(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, January 9, 2017

Tribute to Late Actor Om Puri. 437

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the Bolly wood film industry is none other than Late actor Om Puri.Om puri has established his own identity over the years and known for his Versatile rolls.Won PadmaShree award and many film awards for his various rolls
and created a very big impact is  laudable.He has worked in many English films and established his stamp.Worked with all leading actors for over three decades and liked by the film fraternity.His rich mesmorising voice no one can for get.He has many films to his credit and few remarkable films i saw and admired.Those films are,Arohan,ArdhSatya,HeeraPheri,Gandhi,Mirch Masala ,Ankuram,and many  other films.He has also acted in kannada and Marati movies is important.China gate was another remarkable movie with Stalwart late Amrish puri he delivered very well.Even though he has departed from us his memorable movies are in front of us.Today i am very happy to tribute this late Legend will be remembered for ever.His demise is a irrecoverable loss to the Global Cinema.
See you next week,

Sunday, January 8, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 9 Jan17,Find the culprits from the Istanbul attack
The brutal killing of 39 people by Daesh on New Year’s eve in a night club in Istanbul, Turkey was sad to read (‘Daesh claims responsibility for New Year’s nightclub attack’, Gulf News, January 4). Terrorism is unacceptable and the Turkish authorities are confident of bringing the culprits who are responsible for this to justice. Turkey should make elaborate arrangements to protect the tourists in the future. Daesh’s attack in Turkey was a surprise and the motive behind this is not yet known. I pray for the victims who are mostly foreign tourists who came to see the beautiful city.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, January 6, 2017


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 7Jan 17 (My Article 499)

Grand gift

New Year brings new surprises. While many of my friends greeted me on the New Year, one particular friend residing in the UAE made me very happy by offering a grand gift. 

“You always keep praising the UAE. 

So I will arrange a visa and you plan a visit,” he informed me. I was overwhelmed by his love and affection.

After spending many years in the UAE, I always found people there warm and generous. 

I am naturally thrilled. 
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

My Letter in Thendral Magazine in Jan 17issue USA


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Life is Beautiful 353.

 Murthy was busy in his office .By that time he received a call from Prasanna.
Good morning sir,How are you ,mrs  and daughter.
Murthy.All are fine.How is life there.Dubai is talk of the place every day.
Prasanna.True,it is growing day by day.
Murthy.What is the reason you called me.
Prasanna.Today my mother in law's b.day.This is not usual one .Some thing important
Murthy.Is it
Prasanna. Today She will be completing  two decades in Dubai as well her b.day falls  on today.I want to inform you that this important Occassion  and Ram sir will be joining with us for dinner.
My regards to madam and the Journalist Nirmala.Raj Uncle i have tried could n't get.Kindly inform him
Murthy.Yes i will tell them.Happy to see the progress of our new product.Take care .My wishes to your mother in law,Kathambari and regards to our good friend Ram.
After his call Murthy received a call from Raj.
Good morning Murthy ,how are you.
Murthy.I am fine.How is every body at home.
Raj.All are fine.
Murthy.Just now Prasanna called and conveyed his regards.
Raj.What is the reason
Murthy.His Mother in law 's b.day today as well she is completing two decades in Dubai.
Raj.Nice.Why i called you was today i am having Satyanarayana pooja in my house .You have to come with family at 6-30.P.M.
Murthy.Thank you.We will be there .
Raj.See you in the evening ,bye
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, January 2, 2017

Tribute to Actor ,Producer Paresh Rawal 436

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from BollyWood film industry is none other than Actor ,Producer and Politician Paresh Rawal.Started his career  in negative rolls later turned in to Comedy and Character rolls is laudable.One of the few versatile actors whom i admire in his comedy rolls as well character.In his three decades film career he has worked with all the leading actors Viz,Amitabh bachhan,Akashay Kumar,Sunil Shetty and many others.e has also worked with many pictures of Stalwart Director Priya Darshan in Comedy films.He has many films to his credit
and few memorable films i remember,Those films are ,Hera Pheri,Golmaal,OMG, Baagban,Hungama,MaalaMal Weekly,Golmaal fun Unlimited,WelCome,and many i have forgotten.He won PadmaShri award and many Film awards for his rolls as Villan as well Comedy.Apart from Hindi ,Telugu, and Gujarati he has done many rolls He was liked by all the film fraternity people.Admired by the present ruling party's leader he won the election and become a politician.Today i am very happy to tribute this Stalwart applauded by  millions of fans by his wonderful action.
See you Next Week,