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Humair Ishtiaq

Poetic and political

In her latest offering, Kishwar Naheed is what she has always been: an activist … but there is a slight twist in this Published Oct 23, 2016 07:42am

Not quite a sporting rivalry

In the history of bilateral relations, Pakistan and India have faced each other either in armed conflicts Published Oct 16, 2016 06:53am

A man without blinkers

Sibte Hassan, whose birth centennial falls this year, viewed the world through the prism of leftist ideology without Published Oct 02, 2016 09:34am

Captains on the merry-go-round

In the first half of Pakistan’s journey as a Test nation, the country had 12 captains. In the second half, there have Published Oct 02, 2016 07:50am

The upside of being thrashed

The margin and manner of the ODI thrashing in England is a timely reminder of everything that is wrong with Pakistan Published Sep 18, 2016 07:03am

On top of the cricket world!

Pakistan has risen to the top of the sporting world often either thanks to the weather or an improbable result among Published Aug 28, 2016 07:25am

A phenomenon called Usain Bolt

The showman in him may well defy the laws of ageing as the maestro gets ready to lighten up the Rio Olympics Published Aug 14, 2016 07:10am

Pearls from the past

Two recent books once again underline the poetic creativity of laypersons in the days of yore Updated Jul 17, 2016 08:26am

Learning not to expect much

Despite the early signs that were all positive, it is difficult to predict the behaviour of a Pakistani outfit on the Published Jul 17, 2016 07:27am

Winners and losers

Muhammad Ali got as much media spotlight in death as he got at any stage of his life. In contrast, Oscar Pistorius lost Published Jun 19, 2016 06:11am

A debate that is a century old

Through the prism of linguistics and lexicography, one can see the changed and the changing face of Urdu language Published Jun 12, 2016 07:19am

PCB and public relationing don’t mix

Cricket and tug of war need quite different — often contrasting — skill sets. The video shared by PCB seems to be an Published Jun 05, 2016 07:00am

Deceptively simple

The beauty of the tale lies in the telling, and the narrative here is characteristic Ghulam Abbas; lucid and layered Published May 29, 2016 08:11am

Some unconventional words

Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has been making interesting noises of late. And they are not sour grapes for he did not Published May 08, 2016 06:44am

In hockey’s footsteps

The more unexpected the odd victory is, the more we celebrate … the more the officials enjoy because it gives them a Published Apr 24, 2016 06:59am

Some lessons from the Caribbean win

The West Indians used their friction to raise their game and expressed their frustration once they had done well. Updated Apr 11, 2016 01:40pm