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Humair Ishtiaq

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

Tip of the iceberg

NUMBERS tell the story like little else. And the numbers related to private education are as interesting as they are... Published Apr 03, 2016 07:15am

Mindset vs skill set

Psychology is a massive factor in any life domain and cricket is no exception. Updated Mar 27, 2016 12:22pm

The temperamental writer

In Andaz-i-Bayan Aur Qurratulain Hyder can be seen speaking on a range of subjects while refusing to talk about her Published Mar 27, 2016 07:20am

Murphy stands vindicated!

With one Asia Cup defeat behind them and a challenging World T20 assignment ahead, the PCB chief and the national Published Mar 13, 2016 06:40am

Super on counts more than one

Pakistani cricketers made PSL headlines more often than the foreigners and that was a big success factor in the League Published Feb 28, 2016 06:32am