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Thursday, January 19, 2006

My favorite columnist

My favorite columnist in the world is Mumtaz Hamid Rao. He was formerly a director in PTV, was a columnist in the Pak Observer and is now editor-in-chief of Pakistan Times. I mean, who else could write such a marvellous 'About Us' section? For instance, how can one not admire this passage?

While elucidating our vision, I reiterate my swear that; ‘the key target of my colossal objective is to take the Cyber Media to the zeniths of flashy victorious magnitude with a singular gusto—to portray in entirety—the events-of-the-day plus to rip all types of misdemeanors and felonies—wherever the vile exists—with a warmth to notify to the germane muscles—via dissemination of ground realities in the shape of news pieces as well as the in-depth psychoanalysis on the up to date issues, engulfing the societal—explicitly—those dwelling in the East and the West—around the world—today.


Blogger Suhail said...

Haha :)) Oh my.. ...the sheer mindless nonsensical hyphenated hilarity per word in that piece goes beyond imagination. Someone is working hard on GRE ;)

9:58 PM  
Blogger Quizman said...


My wife, brother and I've been a huge fan of MHR for many years. We never fail to read his columns. Amazing, eh? You should read his other columns as well. Google for archives of the Pak Observer.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Old Spice said...

My God! That guy's like a heavy version of Raju Bharatan. (At least you can pause for breath when reading Bharatan. And you groan more than anything else.)

Why do people think using polysyllabic words makes them sound intelligent? And why can't sentences be shorter, sometimes?

I fear for our language. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately we don't see much of C. Uday Bhaskar any more. Here is my tribute page,

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm... as a followup, I detect the work of Roget here. So "with malice toward none and charity toward all" transforms to

"Love vis-à-vis all and Odium towards none"
(from the same About Us page)

7:19 PM  

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