Letter.

February 22, 2018

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 23 Feb 18,

Great leadership and dedication

Recently, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit was not only fruitful for India but also for the three nations he visited, who will benefit in trade, energy, and manpower (“For Modi, road to 2019 will be steeper”, Gulf News, February 18). He was the first Indian leader to visit Palestine. The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, honoured Modi with the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine, the highest Palestinian honour for foreign dignitaries, and this was laudable. Modi also promised that India will continue to support Palestine for a bright future. In the UAE he was greeted by thousands of Indians and the dramatic development in Abu Dhabi was that the first Hindu temple is going to be constructed in two years. This shows the rapport Modi has developed with the UAE Rulers and its secular nature and tolerance of every religion. In Abu Dhabi, prominent Indian businessmen have taken on the initiative and have volunteered to help in the temple’s construction. The new temple was inaugurated by Modi, and this was another remarkable development. In Oman, he was greeted by the Indian crowd with love and affection from their heart. I think Modi was delighted with the people’s reception. The trip must be a memorable one to Modi, for good long-term relationships with the countries. What I admire about him was his enthusiasm and commitment to the nations he was meeting. Despite the negative comments from the opposition parties on his long-term vision, India should be on the global map.

From Mr K Ragavan

Bengaluru, India

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Letter.

February 21, 2018

Letter Published in The National UAE on 22Feb 18Swift justice is needed in India

I write in reference to your story India mob drags suspected child killers from police station and beats them to death (February 20). This tragic incident happened in India’s north eastern state and the mobs took the law into their hands, punishing the suspected killers. On the one hand, this incident should be rightly condemned and on the other hand it should be noted that the mobs are getting angry because the Indian judicial system is very slow to punish offenders. Frustration and mental agony are the main factors that account for this act. Judgment should come quicker so that mobs won’t act like this.

K.Ragavan, Bangalore

Letter.

February 21, 2018

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 22Feb 18Sad state of affairs

Today, there seem to be more con men spreading in India than ever before, and one example is the recent Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. This scam in the banking sector was painful to read about. In India, certain individuals take huge bank loans and do not bother with paying them back. If they feel any pressure, they disappear from the country, and we have witnessed this happen in two earlier cases. The opposition parties are targeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi appeared to be scot-free in Davos; there was picture-based evidence too. However, according to PNB’s statement, this fraud was committed in 2011 and today, it is worth billions. It was revealed that some PNB officers were involved in this scam and were helping Nirav Modi by issuing him credit letters. In India, the common man finds it difficult to get a loan from banks, and has to go through many formalities, but people like Nirav Modi get away with millions of rupees. This is highly unacceptable. Today, looting public organisations has become a common fact and it is sad. I hope the Indian government will act fast in this matter and save the public’s money. Those involved in this scandal should be punished. These types of criminals should be prosecuted immediately, without prolonging the verdict. It is a sad and painful state of affairs.

From Mr K. Ragavan

India

Bangalore Mirror Page 18

February 21, 2018

https://epaperlive.timesofindia.com/MRR/BLR/20180221#display_area

Letter.

February 20, 2018

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 21Feb 18Dead and gone: Readers react to Florida massacreReaders write to Gulf News about issues affecting them and their communityPublished: 13:34 February 20, 2018By Gulf News readers Dead and goneThe boy who shot 17 innocent students was expelled from the school earlier and this act is unacceptable (“17 dead in Florida school shooting: sheriff”, Gulf News, February 15). Students are coming to school only to study, and this type of incidents will make them fear and cause them a lot of trauma.Without further delay, US President Donald Trump’s administration should eradicate the present gun culture and not issue licences for guns to easily.The safety of the citizens is more important and the US is fighting for terror and they should address this. Many students are coming to the US to study. Will the US immediately act on this?From Mr K Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

Letter.

February 20, 2018

Letter Published in The National UAE on 21Feb 18   India should get tough on fire safety measuresI refer to your article Indian wedding death toll rises to 18(February 18): that a gas cylinder explosion at a hotel in the Indian state of Rajasthan caused 18 deaths is saddening. People who arrived at the wedding, a joyful occasion, walked into a disaster. Gas cylinder explosions are sadly very common because of a lack of adherence to safety standards. The compensation announced by the government, however large it may be, cannot bring back the loved ones of those grieving. This is truly a sad state of affairs.K Ragavan, Bangalore

Life is Beautiful 412.

February 20, 2018

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Life is Beautiful 412.

After the dinner all   left. Prasanna  told Ram
Sir,i will drop you and Raj to your house.Mr Murthy and Lizioli will be staying in Sheraton
Ram.O.K.We will go
While going Raj,
It was a memorable evening .food was good.I enjoyed this evening.
Ram.I too.Every thing went on nice.Prasanna how is your mother in law.
Prasanna.She is fine.Kathambari could n’t come.She  wants to be with her Mum.
.She does not wants to leave her alone
Ram.I know.Kathambari is so much attached with her mum.
Prasanna.Yes,
Raj.Why today so much traffic
Prasanna.Tomorrow Indian Prime Minister Modi is coming.The traffic police is making the security for him and preparing for the security.
Raj.I see,that is the reason the preparation
Ram.Modi’s second visit.
Prasanna.But he has become closer with  UAE’s leaders
Raj.Yes,he has got the nack of moving with leaders and impress them
Ram.True.His frank straight forward approach every one likes
By the time Prasanna reached Ram’s place
Prasanna.Good night sir  .Bye mr Raj sir
Raj.Good night Prasanna.
After that Ram and Raj watched T.V.For some time
Raj.Ram shocking news of Punjab national Bank scam.You watch here
Ram was watching the news.
It was shocking for Ram too about the Scam.The biggest Indian bank scam
Raj.How this has happened  i am wondering. Now Blaming  previous  administration is not going to solve the problem. Those who are involved in this scam should not bespared.
Ram.Yes.Hope government  will act fastly and brought justice
Raj.Let us hope for the solution
After that they went to bed
(to be continued)
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
20-2-18

Letter.

February 19, 2018

Letter

Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on Feb 20,18  Ties between India and the UAE

For more than a decade, the UAE and India have had very good ties, especially in business and in the area of manpower, from the time of the Founding Father of the UAE Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (“Modi’s balancing act in the Middle East”, Gulf News, February 14). Whether it is entrepreneurs contributing to the field of pharmaceuticals or those dominating the educational sphere, the presence of prominent business houses run by Indians speaks about the rapport India has with the UAE. Both countries have the ambition to expand, and I think this was one of the reasons for furthering ties with each other. Ever since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office, the ties between the two countries have increased. After his recent visit, UAE and India have agreed on many new initiatives for mutual benefit. Above all, the two countries are keen on eradicating terrorism and establishing peace for the region’s stability.

From Mr K Ragavan
India

Letter.

February 19, 2018

https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/feedback/new-rules-are-essential-to-prevent-further-air-disasters-1.705943

Tribute 494.

February 19, 2018

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018

Tribute to Late Writer SU.Samuthiram 494.

Today i am going to pen another interesting personality fromTamil literry world is none other than Late writer SU.Samuthiram.Born in Tirunelveli district where many writers came  from there and created a good name is not an exaggerated one.He served in Doordarsan and All India Radio and created a good name.He has written more than three hundred stories and few novels.I have read one of his novel VerilPazutha Pala and Vaadamalli..He was bestowed with many awards and Sahitya Akademi Award is important.Some of his creations was translated in to  Telugu,Malayalam  and Hindi languages .He was respected from his fellow writers and his association with popular writers viz,Ashoka mithran and Vannanilavan should be appreciable. Even though he is departed his creations are infront of us.Today i am very happy to tribute this late Legend Writer.
K.Ragavan
See You Next Week,
19-2-18
http://www.ragavan-creativity.blogspot.com