Via Indian Express
To be fair, Bhogle has been one of the most recognisable voices in Indian cricket from his days with All India Radio to rise with TV commentary. And he has the knack of using apt metaphors and witty one-liners to put his point across.
Harsha to Geoffrey Boycott on Sachin Tendulkar’s Lord’s record
During the lunch time show after Sachin’s last Test innings at Lord’s.
Geoffrey Boycott : “Sachin maybe a great batsmen but he has never been on the Lords honours boards!”
Harsha Bhogle : “So whose loss is it more, Sachin’s or the honours board’s?”
India vs England at the Champions Trophy at Edgebaston in 2013
Michael Atherton: It is England but India has more support in the stadium, and the pitch is completely assisting your spinners. Says a lot about our hospitality, right?
Harsha Bhogle: Well, we let you rule our nation for so many years. Says a lot about our hospitality, right?
Harsha Bhogle on Chris Gayle’s style of play during the IPL
Harsha Bhogle: “6 and 4 seems to have become the new binary code for this man (Chris Gayle).”
After Sachin Tendulkar played a trademark, glorious drive off Ishant Sharma in the IPL
Harsha Bhogle: “Open the textbook, turn to page 32!”
Puttaparthi, Apr 22, 2011
Satya Sai Baba’s health on Thursday turned very critical with his vital organs not responding to medical treatment.Express News Service Reports
First Published : 22 Apr 2011 03:52:12 AM IST
Last Updated : 22 Apr 2011 08:51:17 AM IST
Satya Sai Baba’s health on Thursday turned very critical with his vital organs not responding to medical treatment.
Director of Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences Dr AN Safaya, in a bulletin this evening, said Sai Baba’s episodes of low blood pressure were persistently indicating that the heart was weak. The functions of various body organs are erratic and every attempt is being made to keep them in normal limits by administering appropriate drugs, he said.
The only positive aspect was a successful cycle of slow haemodialysis conducted during the past 12 hours to assist the kidneys. Safaya said vigorous efforts were on to revive his vital organs.
Informed sources told Express that Babas brain was showing mild signs of activity though all the other organs had stopped functioning. He is on life support system and the brain is showing very mild signs of activity, the sources said.
Earlier, Revenue Minister Raghuveera Reddy confirmed that Baba’s health was deteriorating and doctors were making last-ditch efforts to save him. Despite the best efforts, Baba’s vital organs were not responding to treatment, he added. He was speaking after an emergency meeting convened by CM Kiran Kumar Reddy. Chief secretary SV Prasad and DGP K Aravinda Rao attended the meeting.
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Puttaparthi, 16 April 2011
The health status of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is under constant review by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust in the light of the medical bulletins issued by the Director of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, since the time of His admission to the hospital on March 28, 2011. For several days, His condition was a cause for concern.
In the latest review, as of today, the doctors attending on Him have expressed confidence that He is in a stable condition and is responding satisfactorily to the treatment being given to Him by the team of doctors, though somewhat slowly. They are confident that, if the progress continues to be stable and satisfactory as at present, it might be possible to shift Him from the hospital to His residence at Prasanthi Nilayam in about a fortnight. His residence is being got ready in all aspects to receive Him and provide Him the required level of follow up medical care as also emergency services.
The Trustees are gratified to note the spontaneous upsurge of prayers, bhajans, namasmarana, candle light processions of millions and millions of His devotees all over the globe for His very early and total recovery. Radio Sai, through its Musings, messages and mails from all over the world has been continuously articulating this upsurge. As Bhagavan has repeatedly said on several occasions, it is only the sincere prayers of His devotees that can cure Him. The Trustees consider it their sacred duty to appeal to all the devotees to be calm and sustain their prayers to restore Bhagawan to His normal health at a very early date.
BVS Bhaskar of the The Hindu Reports
‘Janaranjani’ — an audio library is grabbing everyone’s attention in just one month with hundreds of vintage gramophone records and thousands of cassettes and compact discs. The collection dates back to 1931 when the Telugu film industry was in its nascent stage.
Goli Saibabu has built up ‘Janaranjani’ painstakingly over the last two decades. In his library, one can find a handbook ‘Janaranjani’ Part-3 ‘Ragam, Tanam and Pallavi’.
“I divided the period of 1931 to 2010 into three parts and started printing the data of Telugu film songs. First, I brought out the third part starting from 1989 to 2005,” says Mr. Saibabu. The book contains the title of the film, year, banner, producer, director, music director, hero-heroine, songs, lyric writer and playback singers. Except dubbing films, all films released in a year are recorded in the book and the same were collected in the shape of gramophone record or cassette or CD. Why did he take 1931 as the benchmark ? The first Telugu talkie ‘Bhakta Prahlada’ was released on September 15, 1931 and was preceded just one month by the Tamil talkie ‘ Kalidasu’. On March 14, 1931 ‘Alam Ara’ the first I ndian talkie was released.
The platinum jubilee of Telugu film industry was celebrated on September 15, 2005, and by that time the industry completed 4,500 films. All songs in these films are published in three parts by Mr. Saibabu’s Lakshmi Prabhakar Publications. He says none in his family was connected to the film industry. It all started as a hobby and the pocket money given by his parents was spent on collecting 2,000 gramophone records and cassettes from 1989. The rest of the two parts (first and second) are under printing and will be released shortly. “I appeal to those possessing old gramophone records or songs to send them to me. They will be preserved in my library on their name. I can distribute songs to any one through memory card or a cell phone.”
Mr. Saibabu’s collection includes K.J. Yesudas’ 360 Telugu film songs which are not devotional or private songs. He plans to publish ‘Ashtapadulu’ – 80 years’ dairy of Telugu films released from 1931 to 2010. His collection includes complete devotional songs of all the singers in Telugu.
‘Janaranjani’ is an audio library with hundreds of vintage gramophone records and thousands of cassettes and CDs