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