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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