Friday, March 31, 2017


Letter Published in GulfNews UAE on 1 April 17,Why kill innocents?
I was appalled to read about the killing of some Indians in the US, mainly due to racism. Recently, a mother and her seven-year-old son were murdered for no apparent reason. The US authorities should improve the safety of immigrants who work and stay there. Such crimes should be investigated and the guilty should be punished. I pray for the victims and their grieving family members.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


 Letter Published in GulfNews UAE on 30March 17,Arrogance on display
The behaviour displayed by Gaikwad against an Air India senior staff member should be strictly condemned. He assaulted the staff member with his sandal, which is completely unacceptable in a civil and democratic society. People are electing Members of Parliament to serve a primarily symbolic role, in order to enact good governance and serve the general interests of the public with respect towards all citizens, particularly seniors. Because Gaikwad was not given an executive seat, he demonstrated bad behaviour. With an open ticket for business class, he travelled on an all-economy flight without any executive seat. His arrogant behaviour and temper should not be tolerated by his political party.
The Parliament should also ban him from political candidacy so that any misdemeanour from public officials would be highlighted in the future. MPs should not think that they are superior to others. They are expected to serve by example to their people. The Indian government should implement some rules regarding this. The Parliament is a political system with the role of executing law and order for the development of the country. The Indian government should take some measures in disciplining arrogant government politicians, as they should be exemplary role models in society.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Life is Beautiful 365.

For the past few days Mysuru was very hot.Normal  routine  of the people was not going smoothly.No rains and all the lands are dry and farmers are longing for heavy rain. Past few days Prasanna's mother was  not well and Murthy's wife  coming regularly and helping her.That evening her temperature was high and doctor  advised her to be admitted in a nursing home  for few days till she recover to the normal status.She has become weak and  Murthy was worried.All these days she was very active and for the past few days she was restless and some thing he is keeping in her mind.
Murthy came and admitted her in a private nursing home.
Prasanna's mother thanked him for all the help
Murthy.Amma,this is my duty to take care of you.Prasanna is like my brother.Tell me you have any problem
Mother.Since you told that Prasanna is  like your brothernow i am telling you.Iwant to see my grandson this is my present feeling.I am very much longing to see his child.
She is right in her way.Since Prasanna got married three years back andquite natural his mother is expecting grand son from his son.
Murthy.Now i understand your feelings.Do n't worry and becalm .Things will take it's own way and your ambition will be fulfilled by god.
Mother.If you tell like this i am very happy.God's grce i do n't have any problem.Prasanna looks after me very well and i am very happy except this.
Murthy.You take rest for few days.Every thing will be alright.
After that Murthy called Prasanna.
Prasanna,your mother is not well for the few days and today as per the doctor's advice i admitted her in the nursing home.You cam come for two days to see your mother.
Prasanna.O.K.i Will come on friday morning .
Murthy.She will be very happy to see you and you too.
After that Prasanna called Kathambari.
Kathambari Mom is not well and admitted in the hospital.I am going to see her in the coming friday
Kathambari.Iwill also come with you
Prasanna.No need i myself go.You do n't worry.
Kathambari.O.K.Then we have to cancel our lunch programme .Since you wo n't be there i will request Ram for next week.
Prasanna.O.K.i Will ask my travel agent to book my ticket to Bengaluru.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, March 27, 2017

Tribute to Late JagadisaThiagarajan 448(Ashokamitran)

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality in the Tamil literary World is none other than Thiagarajan  popularly  known through his pen name Ashokamitran.In his earlier days he migrated from his native place Andhra to Chennai.He was associated with the popular producer ,Director of Geministudio S.S.Vasan and learned the techniques of tamil film industry.Then he began his  writer Career and written more than 250 Short stories,and many novels.He was bestowed many awards including SahityaAcademy award is very important.Known for his writing talents liked by all popular writers of those days.I have read Anbin parisu and Thanneer stories of this great author.His story My Years with Boss was very popular and many of his creations transfered in to various languages is worth to be mentioned here.Even though he has departed  his Wonderful creations are infront of us.Today i am very happy to tribute this great stalwart from the Tamil Literary World.
See You Next Week,

Friday, March 24, 2017


What lies ahead for India

Readers write to Gulf News about issues affecting them and their community
Gulf News
What lies ahead for India
This was a good read (“Did Yogi arm-twist Shah, Modi into decision?”, Gulf News, March 19). The announcement of Yogi Adityanath from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the new Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), India, has brought mixed reactions from the opposition on communal card. This appointment was the latest dramatic development in UP politics.
Proving his popularity and leadership to the people of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the recent election victory, his calculated appointment may bring a new turn in UP politics. Perhaps, Modi wanted to spread his Chief Ministers in all sections of the society and demonstrate to the people that his party is purely secular and not communal. This is a sudden change in UP politics. Will his new concept work? Let’s wait and see. In the end, everyone deserves a calm and peaceful life.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf NewsUAE on 23 March 17,Arabs battle for peace
This was a thought provoking article (“The UAE finds its voice in the fight against injustice”, Gulf News, March 15). With a vast experience in the UAE for decades, the author has nicely analysed and elaborated on the Arab culture and how Arabs in the region are fighting injustice, for peace. Over the decades, the Arab world has demonstrated peace and fought against terrorism. Hence, the stability in the region should be laudable.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Life is Beautiful 364

After reaching home Ram received a call from Raj.
How are you Ram.How is weather in Dubai.
Ram.Here weather is fine ,some times rains.How is Mysuru
Raj.Mysuru is little hot.This year Summer will bevery hot.No rains.But the recent weather in UP is Wonderful
Ram.You mean real weather
Raj.Joking,i mean the Political weather.UP was completely sweeped by Modis wave.
Ram.Yes,it was a good development for BJP  and 2019 will be a good year for BJP.
Raj.Today i have sent a detailed coverage of UPelection results and todays speech of UP CM yogi in the Lok SAbha.
Ram.It was a good speech by the young CM. I liked his way of telling to people SabkaVikas.Shows his secular mind and love for others.
Raj.You are true.The selection of UP ChiefMinister no body anticipatedlike this.
Ram.True,i feel the Combination of Amit Shah and Modi will certainly yieldfor better development.
Raj.You are right.Only i pity the opposition parties for branding BJP as Communal party.
Ram.That is their tactics because they lost all ground sto induce confidence to people.
Raj.You are right. i will take leave now.Go through my mail and cover in your evening news.
Ram.SureRaj.My regards to all.
After that Ram went to Kitchen for his night dinner.
Kathambari was busy in her house asking mother which items they  canprepare for friday Lunch
Vasanthy.What ever our guest like we can prepare.Ram likes sweets and salads.
Kathambari.Fine,from our earlier experiences we know he is fond of sweets.We will prepare this time BadamCake.
After this conversation Kathambari left to see her neighbour.
Vasanthy was  watching  evening T.Vnews prepared by Ram's Channel
She likes the presentation,coverage from Ram.Because he is her Beautiful Person and for him too she is.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Tribute to Actor,Director A.Venkatesh 447.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from the Tamil Film Industry is none other than Director A.Venkatesh. Started his earlier career with Directors K.Rajeswaran , Pavithran and later become an independentDirector.In his two and half decades film career he has given many good memorable movies.Popular actors,Sarath Kumar,Arjun,Vijay,and many acted in his movies.Fast action oriented with moral will be visible in his movies.He is also known for his short duration of making films .Few films Dialoques written by PattukottaiPrabhakar and S.D .Vijay Milton is his Cinematographer.Even though he has many films i have seen few remarkable films of this Director.Those films are,Mahaprabhu,Selva,Aai,Vaathiyar,Kuthu,Vallakottai,MaanjaaVelu,Durai,SinghaKutty,and Vaadaa.
He has also acted in few filmsand  hails from the Pearlcity Tuticorin.One of the few Directors liked by all from the film fraternity.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Director.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 20 March 17,Welcome move
An Indian-American has been sworn in as the head of a top healthcare agency in the US (“Indian-American sworn-in as head of top US health care agency”, Gulf News, March 16). The recent appointment of Seema Verma in Donald Trump’s administration was a dramatic and welcome development for US politics. She has vast experience in healthcare and would be an asset.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Letter Published in India Abroad USA in March issue

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Life is Beautiful 363.

Sulaiman  was busy  in his office with some foreign guests.He was explaining to the guests  about their Paper's philosophy.The guests mainly from UK and France liked the paper's design and Coverage. They liked the Coverage from South Asia particularly from India.Sulaiman was explaining to them that the main news he is getting from their Indian Correspondent Nirmala was liked by all.
After the discussions Sulaiman took them for lunch.After they left Sulaiman checked the mails.Nirmala has sent a beautiful Coverage on the recent election results of UP India.He was very much impressed about her language.He called Ram
Hello Ram ,how are you.
Ram.I am fine.How are you.
Ram.Fine ,tell me
Sulaiman.Just now i received the news  coverage of Indian state UP  from Nirmala.
Ram.I saw in the T.V..BJP has sweeped in UP made me happy.The state needs development
Sulaiman.Nicely Covered by Nirmala.I am thanking you for  giving us a good journalist.
Ram.When is the training programme
SulaiMan.Next week.I will inform you the exact date..I called  for telling the coverage of Nirmala.
Tcare.See you next week in Abudhabi.
After that Ram was concentrating his work.
Suddenly his news editor came to his Cabin
Hello Ram ,i want to clarify this .
Ram clarified his doubt and he went back.
Ram was happy about Nirmala's work and the way in which she presents.
Ali came reminded  Ram to leave for his  home.The traffic was not much and Ram reached his home early.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

Monday, March 13, 2017

Tribute to Actor,Producer,Director Joy Mukherjee 446.

Today i am going to pen another interesting film personality from the BollyWood Film Industry is none other than Late Actor,Producer and Director Joy Mukherjee.One of the handsome heroes of yesteryear liked by all.By virtue of his family back ground after graduation he entered in to films as an actor.He acted with all the top class heroines of yesteryear viz,Sadhana,AshaParekh, Saira Banu and actors like late,,Pran ,And many others.He has many films to his credit and few were running box office hits in those days.I  have seen  couple of his  films  which i still remember.Those films are,Ziddi,Shagird,Phir Wohi Dil layaHoon,Love in Tokyo,Saaz aur Awaz, and Love in Simla.I still remember the movie Love in Tokyo,for it's songs and Beautiful Cinematography by V.K.Murthy.
He has also produced few films and directed one movie Hum Saaya.He could n't do well in Direction.
College students used to like him for his hand some personality and i too.Today i remembered this Charming actor whose relatives are also  famous BollyWood Stalwarts viz,Late Ashok Kumar, Director Subodh Mukerjee and brother actor Deb Mukerjee.
See You Next Week,

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Life is beautiful 362.

After receiving their respective visitors Ali  and  Prasanna left the airport.Ram was busy in preparing for the evening news .By that time he received a call from Nirmala
Hello Uncle,how are you.
Ram.I am fine.what is the news journalist
Nirmala.Good news Uncle.Today i have booked my ticket for AbuDhabi on 11th.I am going to attend the training Programme In my office..
Ram.Good. How many days
Nirmala.One month.I will be staying in our guest house.
Nirmala.Why i  called you was  my dad is planning to make a visit to Dubai next week.
Ram.Happy that he is visiting.I am also not seen him for more than one year.
Nirmala. He is going to have meeting with their representatives.Now Six people are working.
Ram.Iknow.Prasanna is doing a good job and increased the turn over by 50%
Nirmala.O.K.Uncle,This is the reason i called you.Dad asked me to inform you.
Ram.Convey my regards to Murthy.Waiting to see him in few days.
After that Vasanthy called him.Hi Ram,How are you.
Ram.I am fine.Tell me what is the matter
Vasanthy.Coming friday you are coming to my place for lunch.
Ram.Sure.What time
Vasanthy.Come at 11AM.
Ram.Fine.Take cre
Vasanthy.I do n't want to disturb you in the busy hour and will be eagerly looking for you on that day.
Ram.I too eagerly  waiting to see my Beautiful Vasanthy.
after that ram was concentrating his work.
(to be continued)
See You Next Week,

My Letter in DeccanChronicle on March 7,Page 8

Monday, March 6, 2017

Tribute to Cinematographer Director Muktha S.Sundar 445.

Today i remembered another interesting film personality from the Tamil film industry is none other than Cinematographer Director Muktha S.Sundar.Sundar is the son of Stalwart Director V.Srinivasan
of Muktha films.Known for his  famous Muthalali  film and produced and directed many successful films like ,SuryaKanthi,Niraikudam,Ninaivil nindraval,AayiramPoi,and many other films.In his Three decades film career Sundar has directed few films which created a good impact was not an exaggerated one.Brilliant frame work will be more Visible from this Director ,Cinematographer.Many top class actors worked with him.Those actors Viz,Karthik,Vikram,Late V.K.Ramasamy  Jaisankar),,Lakshmi,Kanaka, AnandRaj,Anand Babu,and many others is  important.I have seen only two films of this Director,Those movies are Kodai Mazai,and Ethir Katru,Kodaimazai was written by Both Father and son Srinivasan and Sundar and Beautiful dialoques by Komal Swaminathan known for his  crisp comedy  dialoques.If i am right Gajendramani is the Cinematographer for Kodaimazai.Ethir Katru started with good suspense nicely handled by Sundar.
Both indoor and out door frame work by Sundar i enjoyed.Recently i saw this movie second time in a T.V.Channel.Muktha films banner is known for reputed and all entertaining movies comedy  with family scripts.Today i am very happy to tribute this talented .Incidently he has finished his Cinematography from American Film institute is worth to be mentioned here.Today i am happy to tribute this talented Up coming Director.
See You Next Week,

Sunday, March 5, 2017


Letter Published in The Hindu Bengaluru on 6 Mar 17(,Readers Mail Column 3rd Page)
Garbage dumping
sir,- Behind my apartment,there is a vacant site.garbage is dumped on this site which has led to the breeding of mosquitoes.the authorities should look in to this issue without further delay.


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 6 May 17,Will society recover?
In recent months, in the Indian state of Karnataka, there have been many incidents regarding child abuse, rape and suicides from responsible people like teachers, administrators and people in the field of information technology (IT). This is not a healthy trend in the growing civil society that we have in my home state. The attributing reasons for children’s abuse and rape were perversion, mental instability and other social influences via films and television series. Recent incidents in my city of Bengaluru, India, demonstrated that man can be worse than an animal. The government should act on this important issue to protect children, particularly those studying in home schools, hostels and high schools. This could create confidence among parents. Today, parents are anxious about their children, until they return home safely. Those who are involved in these kinds of criminal activities should be punished severely so that others will not think of committing these crimes again.
Regarding suicides in the IT sector, this must be mainly due to stress and pressure from work and, above all, emotional turmoil. Some may extend their limitations of buying and spending, and it could lead to this. This can be avoided only with self control, confidence and emotional intelligence.
Suicide is not the answer and one should live and try to work through his/her problems. I pray that, in the coming days, both rape and suicides will reduce and society will be more peaceful – not only in my state, but on a global level, as well.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Thursday, March 2, 2017


Letter Published in GulfNews UAE on 3March17   ,Children must be watched
The twin brothers drowning in a washing machine was a tragic incident (‘3-year-old twin brothers drown in washing machine’, Gulf News, February 27). It happened in the absence of their mother who left them to fetch detergent powder. The parents should not leave their children alone. Anything can happen by playing in a washing machine if it is open. Many cases have been reported in the UAE of children falling from balconies. Children must be watched.
I pray for the twin brothers and the grieving family members.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 2 March 17,   Unjustified hate
The Kansas man charged in the shooting of the two Indians was sad to read about. The recent shooting incident in Kansas that killed one man and injured another was a condemned one. Kuchibhotla’s killing was made a big issue among people. Killing because of hatred is unacceptable and it is high time the US administration came out with concrete plans to eradicate this menace. I pray for the victim and the grieving family members.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India