Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Life is Beautiful 361.

Every day the air port traffic in Dubai is increasing and recent months this has proved.Both International and Emirates was busy because of international traffic.This is mainly due to Career opportunity .tourism and above all trading.There is no surprise more than two hundred nationalities living in this peaceful  city and other emirates in the UAE  Because there is no threat for the existing people to leave.Arabs are known for their hospitality and humbleness.Prasanna was waiting in the Emirates terminal expecting a Visitor from Germany. While waiting he was going through Gulfnews
the leading National news paper of Dubai.Shocked to read the recent incident of Kansas shooting of young engineerfrom Andhra Pradesh.He felt very sad for this and why Americans behave like this.
By that time he received a call,Kathambari was on the other line
Hello,Prasanna your guest has come
Prasanna.No,the flight was late by half an hour.Due to some technical problem it was delayed in Frank furt.
Kathambari.Why i called , mumma is planning to invite Ram the Coming friday for lunch.You can call Ram and tell.I am in Trade Centre for a meeting.
Prasanna.O.K.i will call .
After that Prasanna was looking at  his watch.Still fifteen minutes was there.
He thought of going for a cup of tea near the restaurant.
By that time Some body was calling
When he turned he was surprised.Ali was standing
Hello sir,
Prasanna.How come you are here
Ali.Mr Atkinson's relative is coming from Germany.I came to receive him.
Prasanna.I see,
By that time the announcement came for the arrival of the  flight they are waiting for.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tribute to Cinematographer Priyan 444.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the South Indian film industry is none other than Cinematographer Priyan.Started his career with Stalwart late Balu Mahendra and later become a independent Cinematographer.Worked with all the leading actors and Directors created a good impact in his One and half decades career is worth to be mentioned here.He was associated with Director Hari for many of his successful movies viz,Saamy,Singam,Kovil,Ayya,
and Aaru.Good shots will be more visible in his frame work for all his films.I have seen few films of this Cinematographer.Those films are,Thoranai,Thimiru,Saamy,Vel,Singam,Velaayutham,Vallavan,Ayya,Kovil and Aaru. Actors like Surya,Vikram,Simbu and many others was worked with him.One of the talented up coming Cinematographer liked by the film fraternity.Today i am happy to tribute this Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Friday, February 24, 2017

Article 506

Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 25 Feb 17,(My Article 506)

Happy grandpa

Before retiring to bed, I used to check whether the doors are shut and the lights switched off. This has been my practice from younger days.

Last week one night I noticed the light at my grandson’s room was on almost around midnight. I knocked at his door and he replied that we was preparing for a workshop the next day.

Fifteen minutes later, I could hear him bolting his door and switching off the lights. It left me happy that he meticulously follows my advice. 

For grandparents like me, even small acts like these bring much happiness. 
K. Ragavan

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Life is Beautiful 360.

Ram was very happy after hearing Vasanthy's voice.He was also longing to see her.The real love and affection no one can explain.Ram and Vasanthy's love is pure ,understanding and above all genuine.
Some times Ram used to feel if she comes to know that he has not read her two earlier letters which she has written.He does not know what those letters contains..Ram was confident time will solve that.By that time call came from Sulaiman.
Ram,how are you.
Ram.I am fine.Tell me.
Sulaiman.Today we have sent a letter to Nirmala to send her Pass port details.We are calling for one month training to Abudhabi.Our management liked her way of reporting.Thank you once again for given a good canditate for us.
Ram.I should thank you.When she will come to the Capitol.
Sulaiman.With in 15days.We are calling some more people for this training.
Ram.Nice.Happy to see  your paper is expanding.
Sulaiman.By the god's grace our circulation is increasing.Your advertisements  also one reason.
Ram.Thank you for your compliment.
Sulaiman. During our training programme you and Atkinson should come here.
Ram.Certainly,it is our pleasure.
Sulaiman.Bye ,now.
After that Ram received a call from Murthy.
Ram,a good news .Nirmala is going to attend her training programme in UAE.
Ram.Just now Sulaiman spoke to me.Nirmala is a smart girl.She will have bright future in this Organisation.
Murthy.All with your blessings Ram.Your hand is a lucky hand.
Murthy.O.K.Bye now.wanted to inform this good news to you.
After that  Ram was busy with his work till lunch time.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tribute to A.SrinivasaRaghavan 443.

Today i remembered another interesting personality from the academic field is none other than Professor A.SrinivasaRaghavan. popularly known as Aa.See .Ra.He spent his career in teaching in most of the popular Colleges Viz,St.Joseph's Trichy,Vivekananda College andSt.Xavier's.Known for his academic background in English and tamil and considered to be one of the best professors in those days.He was also interested in writing poems and his creations was popular.His tamil magazine Sinthanai and english Triveni.He was bestowed Sahithya Akademy Award for his Poetry Collections
VellaiParavai.One of the talented Versatile person liked by all from the literary world.Even though he is not with us his wonderful creations are infront of us.Today i am happy to tribute this talented personality who has done a wonderful work four decades back.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 20 Feb 17,History of corruption
The recent Indian Supreme Court verdict on the former Tamil Nadu chief minister and her associates made a sudden turn in Indian politics on their disproportionate asset case. M. G. Ramachandran, who fought for the account irregularities on the party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), where he was a member and came out with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is important. His follower, Jayaram Jayalalitha  was bestowed a disproportionate asset case and given a four-year jail term. Even though the former chief minister created some schemes for the poor, she left with a lot of corruption and ill-gotten wealth, which was against the principals of Ramachandran.
Even though Panneerselvam was ruling without corruption and his image is clean, will the members of the legislative assembly (MLA) rethink their decision? This verdict will be an eye opener for other people who want to act like this. I applaud the Supreme Court’s excellent judgement on Sasikala.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, February 17, 2017


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 18 Feb 17, (My Article 505)

Healthy suggestion

I was accompanying a friend who was looking for an apartment. After looking at several rooms, he was not convinced either because of poor construction or over tariff. 

One particular room was good. He also liked it but rejected it on the ground that it was on the third floor, without the elevator facility. 

I reminded him of his doctor’s advice to do regular exercises. 

Being a diabetic, he realised that climbing three floors daily would help him improve his health. He appreciated my idea as a “healthy suggestion.” That his family was angry with my idea is another matter. 
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Life is Beautiful 359.

Next day Ram was going to his office. Driver Ali  has returned from Chennai after his Vacation.
Good Morning sir,how are you
Ram.I am fine.How is every body in your family.
Ali.All are fine,Last week the situation was tensed because of the ruling party's divide over the CM Chair.
Ram.Yes,i have been watching in the T.V. Happy to see the SC Verdict on the former Chief Minister and her associates.Good Verdict with a moral to all the Care takers.
Ali.Yes ,sir.
Ram.Ministers should not  misuse power for their personal gains.Still who  the CM is in suspense
Ali.People wanted the old care taker  but numbers us not with him to prove.
Ram.Hope things will come in the favor of Tamilnadu people.
By the time they reached the office.
Ram received a mail from Raj on the latest development in Tamilnadu.. While replying Raj's mail he received a call from  Vasanthy
Hello Ram,how are you
Ram.I am fine.happy to receive  your call.Feeling better
Vasanthy.Yes,still tiredness is there.I missed you for  long time.Hope this friday we will meet
Ram.Take care ,your health is important.
Vasanthy.I want to hear your voice.Thank you take care.Bye 
After her call Ram was busy in his work.
Prasanna was talking one of his Dr friend about the development in Tamilnadu,since the Dr from Chennai.
Dr was happy about the Verdict and hope  the on going crisis will be over smoothly
Prasanna.I am also expecting the same Dr.Bye now
(tobe continued)
See You Next Week


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 14,Feb 17

Love is bigger than one day

Readers discuss their interpretation of true love for Valentine’s Day Fiendship
Valentine’s Day has become more popular in most of the countries. Most young men and women exchange greetings and love throughout the world and this day has become more significant. In my opinion, true love is friendship and love. It should bring peace and tranquillity among nations.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tribute to Cinematographer Vetri 442.

Today i remembered another interesting personality from Tamil film Industry is none other than Cinematographer Vetri.In his one decade experience he has worked with all leading actors Viz,Ajit,
Jeeva Naren,,Lawrance RaghaVendra and others.His frame work both indoor and Outdoor will be visible in his films.He has also worked with Telugu films also.Even though  he has number of films to his credit i have seen few films of thisCinematographer.Those films are Veeram,Kanchana 2,Thenavattu,and Vellore Mavattam. He is one of the few Up coming Cinematographers in the South Indian film industry.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented Cinematographer.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 13,Feb 17,How far will she go?
This is with reference to the allegations between the Indian state of Tamil Nadu’s chief minister and their party’s General Secretary V. K. Sasikala (‘Uncertainty continues in Tamil Nadu’, Gulf News, February 9). The latter has got the party’s legislators’ support, which resulted in the resignation from the present chief minister. Subsequently, two days later, the chief minister who resigned claimed that under forced circumstances he had to tender his resignation. This is the latest dramatic development from Indian politics. Sasikala was a close associate of the late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram and not holding any ministerial position at that time. Now she is claiming the party cadres and legislators want her to lead the state, which is having mixed reactions from the opposition parties and others since she does not have any experience on governance and since she has not won in the elections from any constituency. Similarly, in the state of Bihar, India, Rabri Devi also has no experience. Will Sasikala’s claim and confidence for the chair become a reality and will the election rules and formalities bypass her? We will have to wait and see.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Saturday, February 11, 2017

My Letter Published in India Abroad USA



Letter Published in GulfNews UAE on 12Feb 17,

Facebook transforming friendships

With social media, distance can no longer keep friends apart... or can it?
Be cautious
Today, social media brings about misunderstandings and unwanted opinions, because of fake accounts trapping innocent people for personal gain. Still, many people are continuing, with good motives and friendships, helping each other. One should be careful when studying the identity of a person. It is better not to accept unknown people who ask for friend requests.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, February 10, 2017


Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 11Feb 17, (My Article 504) Numbers matter

In our last Senior Citizen’s Club meeting, we decided to go for a picnic and asked members’ suggestions for a place convenient to reach and return the same day. Many suggested far-off places which were not suitable. Finally, we decided on a particular spot in our city of Bengaluru. 

When the actual list was prepared the numbers were less. “Let’s not care about numbers. We will go anyway,” suggested a member.

I told him one should not ignore the power of numbers especially in the context of the situation in Tamil Nadu where a political drama has been unfolding over the number of legislators. Everyone had a hearty laugh.
K. Ragavan

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Life is Beautiful 358.

Ram and Atkinson reached Prasanna's office for the function.Few prominent doctors have presented.Both Ram and Atkinson  were introduced to the doctors.Later Kathambari joined with them. One doctor was appreciating Prasanna and his initiative of introducing some few products of Bracco Industria Italy like Contrast Media for Urography.Ram also spoke about the activites of Prasanna's Company and their association on their  advertising Concept through their media.
Atkinson was Complimenting  Prasanna ,in a short span of time how he captured the Dubai market despite tough competition from multinationals.
After that Prasanna thanked all the Guests gave a memento to all participants.
Later they all went to  a new restaurant for lunch.
After a beautiful delicious lunch with Desert Ram and Atkinson returned to the office.
After reaching his cabin Ram received a call from Murthy
Hello Ram,Hope you enjoyed our function.
Ram.It was very nice.Prasanna arranged it very nicely.
Murthy.Naturally,because he is your sisyan.
Ram.Thank you for the Compliment.How is family and other friends.
Murthy.All are fine.When are you coming to Mysore
Ram.Not now,always remembering our good old days.
Murthy.Those days i can not for get.
Ram.Thanks for calling,my regards to all.
Murthy.O.K.Tcare .Bye now
After that Ram was busy in his work.
Meantime Prasanna called
Sir Mr Atkinson's compliment was really great to me
Ram.You deserve that Prasanna.I believe Leaders are not born ,they are made
Prasanna.True,I was made by a great personality
Ram.Good,Who is that
Prasanna.It is you Sir,
Ram.I am not that great.i am an ordinary person
Prasanna.But with great Leadership qualities and vision
Ram.Thank you for your compliment
Prasanna.Bye sir.I called only to thank for Atkinson's compliment.Take care
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tribute to Writer S.Ramakrishnan 441.

Today i am going to pen another interesting personalty who has  created a big impact both in Tamil literature world as well film field is none other than Versatile writer S.Ramakrishnan.Known for his short stories ,plays ,essays, Novels  and above all film dialoques.He was bestowed many awards for his creations and many of his works translated to other languages is  worth to be mentioned here.I read few of his stories  viz,Veliyil oruvan,and Balya nadhi,His Contribution as a dialoque writer for many pictures is laudable.Few films like Baba,Bheema,Popcarn ,Avan ivan,and remarkable Sandakozhi, He hails from the famous place Mallankinaru  from  Virudhunagar  district ,Tamil nadu.
Today i am happy to tribute this multi  talented writer who has earned a good name  both from his readers as well  film field.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Letter .

Letter Published in Thendral Magazine US in Feb ,Issuehttp://www.tamilonline.com/thendral/article.aspx?aid=11366

Saturday, February 4, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 5 Dec 17,Unpopular decision
With the recent US President Donald Trump’s order on the immigration policy, those who have gone out from the US, may not be able to return immediately (‘Google recalls staff to US after Trump immigration order’, Gulf News, January 29). They will have to wait until the policy will be revised. This was the latest dramatic development from the Trump’s administration. Big technology companies don’t seem to be in the favour of this new policy from the White House. The leading technology company Google’s CEO, strongly objected to this new policy. The company’s staff will be affected and so they were called back. Both Google and Facebook showed their disinterest on this new policy. Will the White House change its strategy on this important issue and make the technology companies function properly without interruption? We will have to wait and see.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Friday, February 3, 2017

Article .

Article  Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 4Feb 17,(My Article 503)

Adoption confusion

One friend was missing during my daily walk routine. A little worried, I tried to call him after I reached back home. “I am at an adoption centre. Will update,” he replied and hung the phone. I was perplexed as he already had children and grandchildren. 

He visited my home later in the evening and explained: “My grandson wanted a pup and we were busy selecting one. Sorry I could not reply properly.” I was happy for two reasons: he was safe and he picked up a pet. I love animals too. 
K. Ragavan


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 4 Feb 17Administrators make a difference
A country’s development is purely based on the team of administrators who give good advice to its leader, which has been proved successfully in many countries like India, the US, the UK, Germany, France, Australia and Singapore.
At times, false advice creates panic among people, which can be seen recently in the US with the immigration ban. Before implementing any policy, whether it is for national interests or bilateral ties, administrators should be careful to analyse the pros and cons of any ordinance before implementing. They are the main people responsible for the welfare of their people in all aspects, especially education and healthcare.
Give due respect for educated citizens in order to retain them in the country and not to encourage migrating to other countries for better living. Administrations should create the atmosphere for better living and compensate the same benefits that others offer for the educated class. For this, administrators should have consciousness to serve their people with no corrupt motives. If once this type of methodology is implemented in all countries, people wouldn’t have to worry about their future or bother to migrate to other countries. I am confident that this concept will catch up in India and the rest of the world also. Every country deserves to have calm, peace, prosperity and a terror-free world.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on  2 Feb 17,Getting better
The opinion piece was meaningful and thought provoking (‘Why 2017 may be the best year ever’, Gulf News, January 25). The author has nicely analysed and elaborated the past records and how this year will be better. Most poor countries, like Somalia have seen improvements over the years. The writer’s experience in Madagascar with regards to climate change and the people’s opinion was different. They worried about their children’s safety because of the unhygienic conditions. Today’s records prove that many people that been saved from diseases over the previous year and living conditions with electricity and many have graduated school from poor families. This is really a good indication that 2017 will be better.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India