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Humair Ishtiaq

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...

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

X-Square: Sound and Fury

When the agenda is ‘comprehensive’, it is often a euphemism for meaningless. With nothing particular in focus. Updated Feb 17, 2017 05:16pm

X-SQUARE: Of Age and Excellence

Australians force their oldies out even when they are good enough to hold their place in the side. The names of Steve Published Jan 29, 2017 06:34am

Sindh, Sindhu, Sindhia

Mustansar Hussain Tarrar spends a few days travelling across the sandscape and tells the tale with wit and perspective Published Jan 15, 2017 08:22am

40 runs, 15 overs and a session

The tradition that started back in 1999 under Wasim Akram continued with another whitewash Down Under. In many ways, Updated Jan 15, 2017 09:27am

Unluckiest of the unlucky

A few ‘unlucky’ players who did everything they could but still found themselves sidelined more often than not. Updated Dec 25, 2016 09:02pm

Change of guard

The ninth edition of the International Urdu Conference in Karachi will be remembered as the event where the baton Published Dec 11, 2016 08:25am

Quite a contrast

MARKING the hundredth anniversary of his birth, the session on Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi was worth every moment. Published Dec 11, 2016 08:25am

Kaptaan vs Kaptaan, Part 3

In this concluding piece, the writer responds to the feedback on the first two parts Updated Dec 11, 2016 02:39pm

Recreated creativity

Cross-cultural transition of poetry is a tricky undertaking, but Mahmood Darwish’s writing has survived the journey Updated Dec 02, 2016 11:25pm

Kaptaan vs Kaptaan, Part 2

Captaining any hypothetical all-time Pakistan XI will be a tricky task with super egos floating all around. Updated Nov 27, 2016 05:32pm

Kaptaan vs Kaptaan

Who is Pakistan’s greatest cricket captain ever — Imran Khan or Misbah-ul-Haq? Let’s set public perception aside and Updated Nov 13, 2016 06:13pm

Lala in la la land

PCB’s unnecessary public treatment of something so childish are indicative of the odd social malaise. Updated Oct 30, 2016 07:15pm

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