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Am I a Fan or am I a Fan?

10 Apr 2010

Go Mohsin Hamid.

Ok this was not intentional. But he just wrote an editorial for Dawn yesterday. And I loved it. I think it’s some real insight.

In Room for Optimism, Hamid talks about the little glimmers of hope that a Pakistani or even a non Pakistani might look at in these troubling times. Cricket jokes are a plenty, fishing outside the off stump being the major subject. Of cricket too, I am a fan. But the article itself is a must read.

It’s even more interesting since I recently found out Hamid decided to move back to Pakistan, at least temporarily after the birth of his daughter, Dina. He mentioned this in one of the articles he wrote for the Guardian some time ago. I am not aware of where he is currently located, however.