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Pavan Mano

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“of course i'm sane, when trees start talking to me, i don't talk back.” -- terry pratchett, the light fantastic

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Atticus Review
04/20/2016
Dreaming in Leicester; or marching to the corporate beat

Fourth in the Barclays Premier League, Arsenal FC are not in a bad position. That-at the risk of reprising a certain Rafael Benitez-is a fact. Granted, they aren't winning the league, but finishing in the top 4 is nothing to be ashamed about.

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Atticus Review
12/22/2015
Defying Persephone's Call

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.

Institut Français
10/07/2015
LabCitoyen 2015 - ou, vers un monde meilleur...

Pavan Mano, étudiant au National University of Singapore, avait été sélectionné pour participer au programme LabCitoyen, qui propose aux jeunes engagés dans les questions de citoyenneté un séjour autour des grandes thématiques des droits de l’Homme à travers une série de conférences, débats, tables rondes et ateliers. Il nous relate en français son expérience passé à Paris, où 81 jeunes du monde entier se sont rassemblés pour la 3e édition de Labcitoyen autour du thème des « droits de l’homme...

Back Page Football
07/23/2015
Saint Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter’s first press conference since announcing his resignation was dramatically interrupted – and that wasn’t even the most interesting part, writes Pavan Mano

Queen Mob's Tea House
01/26/2015
Julian Gough in Singapore

(Article scooped by the Irish Literary Times) Julian Gough in Singapore by Pavan Mano Eve of All Hallows' Eve. Blixa Bargeld's rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow intones over the speakers, masquerading as chamber music. Nearly ninety wait in eager anticipation. Or trepidation. It's hard to tell. An Irishman sits in the corner.

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Treehouse
11/08/2014
Julian Gough in Singapore

Eve of All Hallows' Eve. Blixa Bargeld's rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow intones over the speakers, masquerading as chamber music. Nearly ninety wait in eager anticipation.Or trepidation. It's hard to tell. An Irishman sits in the corner. All signs point towards this fellow's tea being one of the most unusual hosted at Tembusu College yet.

Treehouse
08/28/2014
...only possibly, never knowing...

The tagline reads Home of Possibilities – a bold declaration: inviting, attractive, even seductive in many ways, most of which have already been quite beautifully laid out by Jeremy Fernando.

One Imperative
04/10/2014
Vanity

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Back Page Football
12/17/2013
Strangers on the field

Pavan Mano on what it is like to be a goalkeeper, and why it is possibly the most important role in the game.

Backpagefootball
08/28/2013
The Frenchman of Dar as-sina'ah

The wizened Frenchman stared blankly into the distance as he contemplated the situation he was faced with. The company was doing badly - rivals were outperforming them, profits were plunging and investors were growing increasingly jittery. It was a far cry to the highs he had experienced within a few years of taking over, nearly 13 years ago.

Backpagefootball
07/12/2013
Build 'em up, then tear 'em down: the allure of the flawed genius

Every generation of footballers sees those one or two special ones who tower above the rest. Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo represent the brightest of their generation; Gareth Bale and Neymar, the one just after. These are people who have within them a unique ability to entertain, to push the human body to its limits, and to accomplish feats beyond our imaginations.

Backpagefootball
05/15/2013
Manchester United, Sir Alex, and me

The Theatre of Dreams was a cauldron of noise Sunday night as Manchester United bid farewell to their chief of 26 years. A guard of honour welcomed the Scot who looked slightly bashful as he walked onto the hallowed turf - this is not a man who is comfortable with individual tributes, having consistently emphasized the importance of the collective throughout his career.