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Humair Ishtiaq

X-SQUARE: HOME COMFORTS

X-SQUARE: HOME COMFORTS

International sides are finding it increasingly difficult to hit the jackpot when on a tour. The atmosphere away from Published Jan 14, 2018 07:15am
X-SQUARE: STICKS AND STONES AT PHF

X-SQUARE: STICKS AND STONES AT PHF

It is amazing how in Pakistan we tend to so frivolously promise future glory or talk about regaining the past glory but Published Dec 31, 2017 07:05am
X-SQUARE: WHY IT IS WHAT IT IS

X-SQUARE: WHY IT IS WHAT IT IS

The ultimate insider, Intikhab Alam, unwittingly sheds light on why things are rotten in the ‘system’ known as Pakistan Published Dec 17, 2017 07:00am
X-SQUARE: A TALE OF TWO HATREDS

X-SQUARE: A TALE OF TWO HATREDS

The Australian revulsion of England relates to on-field banter against England; the Indian, to meaningless abhorrence Published Dec 03, 2017 07:09am
X-SQUARE: DIGGING HOCKEY OUT OF A HOLE

X-SQUARE: DIGGING HOCKEY OUT OF A HOLE

There is hardly a chance of ‘regaining the lost glory’ ever on the hockey field, but we can still be competitive on the Published Nov 19, 2017 06:49am
X-SQUARE: FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

X-SQUARE: FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

Hockey recently left cricket behind in terms of media spotlight. A debatable performance, a retirement and then Published Nov 05, 2017 06:45am
X-SQUARE: AN EYE-OPENING ASSESSMENT

X-SQUARE: AN EYE-OPENING ASSESSMENT

The word from Cricket South Africa is that an unsponsored domestic tournament is more viable than inviting Pakistan Published Oct 22, 2017 07:27am
X-SQUARE: CRICKET’S HAPPY HOUR

X-SQUARE: CRICKET’S HAPPY HOUR

With issues getting resolved right, left and centre, world cricket is having a ball of a time. The only exceptions are Published Sep 24, 2017 06:42am
X-SQUARE: ARROGANCE HAS TO BE EARNED

X-SQUARE: ARROGANCE HAS TO BE EARNED

For Umar Akmal life seems to have frozen in time. As far as he is concerned, he is still the player who delivered Updated Aug 27, 2017 06:05pm
X-SQUARE: SOUND AND FURY SIGNIFYING...

X-SQUARE: SOUND AND FURY SIGNIFYING...

The newly-appointed hockey head coach is either oblivious to ground realities or is more interested in making the right Published Jul 30, 2017 07:18am
X-SQUARE: THE CULTURE OF REWARDS

X-SQUARE: THE CULTURE OF REWARDS

The whole system of rewarding individuals at the cost of institutions is a malaise but it is so well-entrenched that Published Jul 16, 2017 07:36am
FICTION: SHADOWLANDS OF THE NARRATIVE

FICTION: SHADOWLANDS OF THE NARRATIVE

Using distorted construction as the medium of choice, this debut novel deals with the whole spectrum of social malaise Updated Jul 12, 2017 02:17pm
X-SQUARE: LOGIC TAKES A BACKSEAT

X-SQUARE: LOGIC TAKES A BACKSEAT

If the team takes pride in being predictably unpredictable, the Pakistani fans are happy being predictably predictable Published Jul 02, 2017 06:58am
X-SQUARE: CHOKERS WILL BE CHOKERS

X-SQUARE: CHOKERS WILL BE CHOKERS

The parallels between Pakistan and South Africa in international tournaments is quite interesting. While the former Published Jun 18, 2017 07:23am
X-SQUARE: HOPING AGAINST HOPE

X-SQUARE: HOPING AGAINST HOPE

When Pakistan faces India in the Champions Trophy, the odds will be stacked rather heavily against it for some pretty Published Jun 04, 2017 07:27am