Tuesday, 9 October 2007


Sorry guys, we could not give you enough notice for this, but Harry Mann is no longer amidst us.
On Sunday October 7, Harry Mann left us peacefully on a flight to Philippines.
But things we presume will not change much at the Herald, cause not one, not two, but a fresh batch of 13 Filipinos will be taking his place at the Herald in the coming month. That the newspaper is such a startling manifestation of its owner Raul Fernandes state-of-mind, can be judged by its current pre-ocupation with Filipinos. Here we find Harry Mann looking straight into your eye, mike to his mouth, telling you... THIS IS WHAT WE SELL. Please believe us when we say that the small caption on the upper left side of the photo was not devised by us. It reads, "Harry Mann explaining the principles of marketing." hahaha

Here, in this pic we see Harry interacting with the staffers at the Herald. These are guys from the accounts section. There's Chandrakant (the guy who's belly Mann seems to be touching). And the balding head in the lower right corner belongs to some guy from the advertsing section.

In this third pic, we see Harry Mann discussing the finer points of marketing with his assistant marketing manager Tulshidas Desai. Now if someone goes around marketing ware, wearing a star and stripes tie with American Bald eagle on it, he needs to sit down with his shrink and deliberate on issues of much graver significance like cerebral health, rather than marketing. What say?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penpricks: I wonder if one those 13 Filipinos will replace Robin Abreu as Editor?

Harry Mann was featured earlier because of his corrupt deeds for an equally corrupt management.

I found the following excerpt relevant to the subject matter
(Extract taken from 'SEZs - ticking time bomb? ii', pg 6, Goan Observer , October 6-12, 2007)

Aravind Bhatikar writes

"An idustrialist once told me that the most irritating thing about corruption in Goa was not its size and quantum, but its all pervasive character. He alleged that the frequent demands of almost every government functionary from the minister to the local talathi were so irritating that the harassment of industry in Goa was much more than in other states. In other states, he said, corruption was a one-stop operation and that everything was silky smooth after money changed hands once."

Herald and other news organisations are businesses, operating in Goa.
(Even Ted Turner in an iterview, admitted that news media has a slant)

I'm neither condoning corruption and the ill effects it causes everyone nor am I providing Robin, Harry or Raul with an excuse.

9 October 2007 at 18:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Oh Harry, Harry, Harry,
We love our rice and curry,
Harry, Harry, Harry,
Don't bring more of your desis
Oh, oh, oh .....

Dunno what will happen if more Phillipinos fart-in
Our jobs will be at stake
our careers at risk great
We beg of our patrao
don't be a ladrao
uh, uh, uh ...

Harry, Harry, Harry ....

(Apologies to Dr Bombay)

9 October 2007 at 21:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is strongly objectionable. Please stop the tirade against Mann or whoever. This tantamounts to abuse of Penpricks platform. This proves that the forum is being abused to run down Mann, Phillipnoes, Abreau or whoever. This does not make sense. Theway its written the writer has a lot of ill will to Mann. STOP IT

10 October 2007 at 06:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whadda tie. whadda tie... is he a marketing guy or a ring master?

10 October 2007 at 11:32  
Blogger Pen Pricks said...

Anon 1: point made
anon 2: In love with him are you? ;)
anon 3: Thanks for writing in ma'am.
anon 4: A ring master with a tie? We've never seen one. We've seen a bear with a ribbon around his/her neck though

10 October 2007 at 13:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

penpricks... Has Mann been sacked? Any idea as to whether he left in good terms with the management?

Is it a result of 'Penpricks Impact'?

Could it be possible that the management is all set to launch the 'Filipino Herald'?

11 October 2007 at 00:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any latest updates on Mann?

24 October 2007 at 18:38  
Blogger Pen Pricks said...

Mann is away baby... back to the philippines

24 October 2007 at 18:56  

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