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Humair Ishtiaq

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
X-SQUARE: THE MISYOU FACTOR

X-SQUARE: THE MISYOU FACTOR

Statistics can bring into stark relief the impact that Misbah ul Haq and Younis Khan had on Pakistan cricket Updated May 21, 2017 09:48am
X-SQUARE: UMPIRING IN A FIX

X-SQUARE: UMPIRING IN A FIX

With the power to throw the disobedient out of the park, cricket umpires will soon be spoilers on the field where not Updated Apr 23, 2017 08:36pm
X-SQUARE: Home Ground Bullies

X-SQUARE: Home Ground Bullies

In their respective domains and styles, Warner and Ashwin once again underlined their status as masters in their own Updated Apr 09, 2017 11:36am
Comeback Pro

Comeback Pro

But for his tenacity, Kamran Akmal would have been busy running domestic errands instead of playing domestic cricket Published Mar 26, 2017 07:05am
X-SQUARE: PSL and the Image Issue

X-SQUARE: PSL and the Image Issue

Everything went right — in fact, great — at the PSL. But there is no harm taking some critical lessons out of it Published Mar 12, 2017 07:25am
X-SQUARE: Fixing the Fiasco

X-SQUARE: Fixing the Fiasco

While Sharjeel and Khalid are technically innocent until proven guilty, Sethi and Shahryar are causing more harm than Published Feb 26, 2017 07:17am
If wishes were horses...

If wishes were horses...

AS the cliché goes, if wishes were horses, beggars would ride. Though it was not coined for or about Pakistanis, we... Published Feb 19, 2017 06:00am