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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Update (by Arjun)

This is Arjun, posting on behalf of Prem

This is to let you all know that Prem's wife is now out of danger and is recovering at St.Vincent's hospital in NY. She had a pulmonary embolism for which she had to undergo treatment, but she is better now and should hopefully be home by the weekend.

He hasnt had much access to the net in the past few days, but would like to thank you all for your best wishes and support.


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  • Great to hear this...Wishing her a speedy recovery...

    By Blogger Jammy, at 19:33  

  • Glad to hear this news.

    By Blogger Rajg, at 19:40  

  • This is great news.

    By Blogger bouncer, at 19:40  

  • Finally, some good news.

    By Blogger Poondu, at 19:41  

  • Wonderful news. Now let's hope that Ganguly also comes back from his injury lay off and kick the hell out of Chappell. Jai Mata di.

    By Blogger Bhairo Singh, at 19:51  

  • bhairo - I am hoping that Ganguly never comes back to the Indian cricket team. He can now focus on getting more orders for his restaurant http://us.rediff.com/cricket/2005/oct/03sourav.htm
    and opening more cricket acadamies whereever they maybe. He has done an admirable job in getting Indian cricket to where it is today but the time has come for him to move on.....

    By Blogger MM, at 20:03  

  • Prem,

    Glad to know everything's well. I was on vacation for 10 days, so I was not following anything on this blog.

    By Blogger RPM, at 20:07  

  • Good bless Mrs. Panicker

    By Blogger BornDevil, at 20:11  

  • Good news .. we will see you back on blog soon PP

    By Blogger Pankaj Tripathi, at 20:13  

  • great news. prayers & best wishes for a good recovery. Get well soon!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 20:15  

  • mm, Ganguly will be back once we are thrashed by the Lankans. We will need him again. Just wait and watch.

    By Blogger Bhairo Singh, at 20:23  

  • Great news. Best wishes to Prem and his Wife. Get well soon.

    By Blogger CK, at 20:26  

  • bhairo - No doubt Ganguly was a terrific player and a good captain but it is time fo rhim to move on. I do hope we thrash Sri Lanka and if we do Ganguly is history. I am not sure if Dravid is the best choice as captain but he is definitely the best among the current lot to lead the team. the only other viable (by a long shot) alternative is Sehwag but he is not up to it just yet and probably will not be for a long time.

    By Blogger MM, at 20:40  

  • Something inside tells me that Ganguly will be back bigtime, with or without captaincy. Some say it is time for Ganguly to move on, some say the same about Sachin. But having watched them so closely for the past decade, it is hard for me to let any of them go as yet. Let Sehwag first get back his form. Captaincy will be a big burden for him. Jai Mata di.

    By Blogger Bhairo Singh, at 20:45  

  • Great news Prem and Good Luck.

    By Blogger rushe111, at 20:56  

  • Good news on Prem's wife...she's in good hands at St.Vincent's..anyhoo...its nice that Prem will be back to bring this blog back into shape....the Ruchirs and the Ravis are really dragging the quality down...some gems from Ruchir....

    " Last chance for Tendulkar to spend good amount of time on the crease otherwise chances of him playing in the SL and SA ODI series are very slim" (why exactly?)

    " An interesting point is that Captain will be chosen on 13th and rest of the team on 14th" (what's so interesting about this??)

    "This is a cruntch (the t is silent) match for Team B. If they win handsomely today, they may nudge past Seniors into the finals, although it is not clear how it works in Challenger if two or all three teams have same points" (Team B needed to win sparing 2 overs and 3 balls, more cute than handsome)

    And lest you think Ruchir's "challenges" are limited to cricket...
    "Since there has been no news about Prem's wife, I guess she must be in stable condition" (huh, come again??)

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 21:48  

  • let me get this straight neo, i am not ruchir's or ravi's chamcha or anything, what i seem to understand is that some of bloggers are just jealous that prem gave this "honor" of posting on his blog to ruchir and ravi and not you.

    By Blogger Ruchi Shah, at 21:54  

  • Well there's always difference in opinion.

    Its also unfair to expect a graduate student to have writing abilites of a journalist !

    ruchi having a soft corner for ruchir ! are they twins ;))) ?

    By Blogger Adi, at 22:02  

  • Happy to hear. Prem might have got exhausted but releived by now. Prem, take care.

    By Blogger Krishna, at 22:12  

  • at least ruchir doesn't take advantage of the privelege he has, i mean he doesn't post incessantly so chill guys

    By Blogger Ruchi Shah, at 22:15  

  • ruchi...Prem's probably getting ready to save his honor...some bloggers are probably jealous (they need a life)...but what does that have to do with poor quality? I mean, don't you see a significant difference in quality between Prem and Ruchir/Ravi....worma does a good enuf job, I have been following Prem since his first post at Rediff, and would certainly not like his work being pulled down by poor associates...the comment was part jest, part feedback for Prem...

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 22:18  

  • Great news! Good to hear that. Best wishes to prem and his wife and the best of health for the whole family. Eagerly waiting for prem to put 'pen to paper' shortly.

    By Blogger SportingStreams, at 22:55  

  • Great news !!
    Prem, my suggestion... Pls spend some time with ur wife even when she is back from hospital... She needs you with her during recovery as well.
    I know it will be a loss for me and so many other cricket lovers here on this blog.. But trust me.. Thats fine. Take ur time... we would be fine even with your 10 mins per day.

    Be with your wife... our good wishes r gonna with u.

    By Blogger Yeda_Yakub, at 22:56  

  • straighter neo - your comments are unwarranted. keep up the good work ruchir, ravi, toney and others who are keeping this going in prem's absence

    By Blogger MM, at 23:03  

  • neo i agree to some of the valid points...many of the guys are hopeless dont add any value even try to prem me toos with laughable results
    any way it is a fucking blog are not as if they are writing for NYT...so chill you all

    By Blogger tombaan, at 23:24  

  • tombaan...I agree its just a whatever blog....but with Prem and worma as moderators, it was awesome to just come here and catch all the news stories at one place with decent analysis....I guess there should be a feature to turn off a particular poster (or two in this case)

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 23:28  

  • come on neo, reading your initial post in this blog made me smile, dig your sense of humor and perspective, but the last one though is a bit too brash.
    Ruchir did put-together all the new stories, just added a few comments that you don't agree with and does post with some spelling mistakes, just point it out, don't give him hell for that.
    After all those comments don't say whatever blog...., you should care.

    tombaan : why do you say it is a f... blog , the only reason why people come here to check this out is because of the quality and if this is the attitude you people take, you are bound to end up with a f.... block.

    By Blogger krish, at 00:22  

  • Oh! I meant f.... blog and not f.... block, don't give me hell for that.

    By Blogger krish, at 00:26  

  • Mr. Arjun: Thank you for the update on Prem's wife. It's good to know she is out of danger and slowly recovering. Keep the updates coming. Pray she recovers to full health soon.

    By Blogger saum, at 00:34  

  • Prem, this is great news and
    @straighter neo, shut up, dude.
    Jeez, give him a break, man. He is doing the best he can.If you want good journalism and reading, please spend some money, buy wisden/sportstar/debonair/whatever and read it and keep your opinions to yourself.

    By Blogger sauravganguly, at 00:36  

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  • @sauravganguly.....in the current challenger series, amit bhandari is doing the best he can....perhaps if you were a selector, you would cut him a break too, and select him against Lanka....well, you probably do subscribe to this thinking... saurav ganguly being your alias and all...

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 01:10  

  • wish 'em luck for a speedy recovery.

    By Blogger chirayu, at 01:18  

  • @straighterneo, that is a professional team representing a country and they are supposed to not only try their best but they are also supposed to be at their best.
    This blog is run purely for personal reasons as almost a voluntary thing.
    If you think you can do better you should probably start your own blog and then compare the standards

    By Blogger sauravganguly, at 01:24  

  • All the best to Prem for a speedy recovery of his wife!

    By Blogger Blwe_torch, at 01:40  

  • @sauravganguly....actually I am sure I will be as bad as Ruchir Joshi, hence I prefer not to be a key contributor to an otherwise excellent blog...

    By Blogger The Straighter Neo, at 01:43  

  • guys,
    why are we beibng so petty?
    first i have seen people attack ruchir and peolle becuase they dont post anything.
    then when they do post things we attack them saying their english isnt up to the mark, or that they have no idea what they are talking about or that they post too much. i am sure they arent here to keep petty,jelous and bitching people such as us happy.
    ruchir, ravi and whoever else contributes to this blog:
    i am least concerned whether your style is the same as prem's or not. i think you guys are doing a commendable job of keeping prem's blog going in his absence.!!
    guys lets get our english bred arses off our high horses of being perfect blah blah blah and do what we come here to do(IMHO): talk cricket.
    i guess if you are simply here to take people's cases about their writng styles or commitment etc, maybe i am in the wrong place.

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 02:03  

  • prem,
    wishing your wife a speedy recovery.
    may god be with her and you.

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 02:03  

  • this is great news. all the best prem

    By Blogger Avinash, at 02:05  

  • sauravganguly - though I don't think ruchir is as bad as neo seems to perceive, neo does have a point in not accepting mediocrity for a standard.
    Your comment that ruchir is doing the best he can, would seem like a backhanded compliment even to ruchir.

    By Blogger krish, at 02:08  

  • Guys...so long as someone keeps this going in the absence of PP, i should be fine,lnguage and spllings not withstanding.But, IMHO, Ruchir can definitely do well if he moves over from his negative bias when it comes to SG.
    I have learnt from some amazing writers that one needs to write in a way that allows the reader to perceive and arrive at a conclusion.That leaves a lot of scope for discussions

    By Blogger Ravi1010, at 02:17  

  • oops!! "i should be fine,lnguage and spllings not withstanding"...not deliberate..
    read as "it should be fine,language and spellings not withstanding"

    By Blogger Ravi1010, at 02:20  

  • Arjun,

    Thanks for the update. It's great to hear that Prem's wife is recovering well! Hope her speedy improvement continues.

    By Blogger rp, at 02:20  

  • Hi Prem,

    Wishing your wife a sppedy recovery...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 03:24  

  • guys,
    does anyone know when the match starts?

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 03:31  

  • never mind. i found out.
    do any of the contributors plan on having an open thread for the match?

    By Blogger K-Slice, at 03:32  

  • gr8 to hear that Mrs. Panicker is recovering well.. wish her a very speedy recovery :)

    guys, dont flame the Mods if you dont agree with them.. they have their opinions as we do.. so chill out and lets continue to have a healthy conversation.. we should appreciate their effort in maintaining this blog in the absence of PP..
    anyways, good job guys

    By Blogger Boom, at 04:35  

  • This is great news. Hope to have prem back in action soon...:)

    By Blogger Blabber Guy, at 04:38  

  • Hi Ruchir

    Apologies if my previous comment on the blog sounded offensive. yes I to think that you guys(moderators) are doing a fine job and the rest of us sud not just jump on every possible occasion.

    Great jobs guys keep going i don't see any entry for today's match? Don't get so disheartened we indians are like that we will appreciate and criticize with equal ferrocity!!!

    By Blogger Avinash, at 04:47  

  • @all
    as long as there is no separate thread, shud we start talking abt the match here ?

    By Blogger GK, at 04:49  

  • Great to know that.. Good wishes for Prem's wife to recover to normalcy very soon..

    By Blogger Raju, at 10:13  

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