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Football Therapy

Football therapy

There is still hope for Pakistan. Paradoxically, it comes from the least expected of sources: the street children. Recently, their football team returned home from Oslo proudly bearing a bronze…

Rights Of Labourers And Football World Cup

Rights of labourers and football World Cup

The state of Qatar got world's attention when FIFA announced its decision for it to host the 2022 football World Cup making it the first Middle Eastern country ever to…

A nation of angry people

Anger, unfortunately, is deeply entrenched in Pakistan. In its worst form, it surfaced in the crowded Ichhra Bazaar last week when a young woman wearing a shirt with some Arabic…

Judicial raj

IT may be prudent to begin this piece with a brief summary of a constitutional principle that typically lies on the tip of the tongue of every legal practitioner: good…

The largest circle

Sport has a unique ability to unite a diverse nation. I fondly recall the 2019 Cricket World Cup: England won, and afterwards, the Irish-born captain of the English team, Eoin…

Bloody legacy

In cafés at night, Iraqis were glued to their television screens. Their istikanat of cardamom tea cold, forgotten beneath the undulating smoke of the night’s thousandth cigarette. In living rooms,…

Game on hai

Football fever is sweeping the globe and its epicenter is the Qatari capital Doha. Major upsets like the Saudi win over Argentina have rattled teams that were thinking it will…

Brand management

In the 21st century brands are the most important corporate assets. According to Interbrand, the top 100 brands (worldwide) are currently worth US$1.2 trillion. Millward Brown concurs. Sometimes, brands suffer…

Sports and racism

It has been over a week since the final of the UEFA EURO 2020, a tournament that will go down in history for its amazing goals and historic matches. My…