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Durriya Kazi

ARTSPEAK: THE CREATIVE SUBCONSCIOUS

Much of our lives are lived in conformity with family values, social structures, local laws, political and economic... Published Aug 11, 2019 07:06am

ARTSPEAK: FAME OR ANONYMITY?

Fame and anonymity are two opposing aspirations, examples of which are found in the long history of creativity. We... Published Jul 28, 2019 07:25am

ARTSPEAK: WHO DECIDES CULTURE?

This question is easily answered when it refers to politics or business, whereby the authority to be a ... Published Jul 14, 2019 06:55am

ARTSPEAK: ART AND THE STATE

Art is often seen as existing outside the state. In Europe, this concept emerged with the Impressionist Movement of... Published Jun 30, 2019 07:05am

ARTSPEAK: GROUPTHINK AND OUTLIERS

How often have we participated in meetings or in social gatherings and felt pressured to agree with the majority? Or... Published Jun 16, 2019 06:38am

ARTSPEAK: SUPERHEROES AND VIGILANTES

Marvel Entertainment is planning to release three to four superhero movies a year, with possibly 23 in the pipeline.... Published Jun 02, 2019 07:16am

ARTSPEAK: THE AGE OF YOUTH?

If the stern majesty of Queen Victoria defined the 19th century, the 20th century royal icon was the captivating... Published May 19, 2019 07:19am

ARTSPEAK: IMAGINING HEAVEN AND HELL

The three major religions with the most similar concepts of heaven and hell are Zoroastrianism, Christianity and... Published May 05, 2019 06:49am

ARTSPEAK: CURBING CULTURAL EXCHANGE

There are 195 countries in the world. There was a time when the word “country” meant the countryside, the area... Published Apr 21, 2019 07:09am

ARTSPEAK: ART THAT COMES NATURALLY

In 1933, at an ICI lab in Norwich, England, two scientists — Eric Fawcett and Reginald Gibson — accidentally... Published Apr 07, 2019 07:15am

ARTSPEAK: THE ZEN OF MAKING

How can we be creative every day? In reality, many of us use extraordinary skills on a daily basis. A paanwala... Published Mar 24, 2019 07:17am

ARTSPEAK: TOWARDS SULH-I-KUL

There is something very calming about the term Sulh-i-Kul. Translated as complete reconciliation or universal peace,... Published Mar 10, 2019 08:37am

URBANITY: A TALE OF THREE CITIES

The grim,dingy and crime-ridden past of London, Paris and New York lends a new perspective to the efforts to fix Karachi Published Mar 03, 2019 07:08am

ARTSPEAK: STREET MUSIC

Akram Dost recently sent me a video of a Baloch musician jamming on a tanbourag (a delicate long-necked Balochi... Published Feb 24, 2019 08:19am

ARTSPEAK: A GARDEN IN THE CITY

Frere Hall, and its gardens, is one of the gentlest places in Karachi. I like to think it always was. It was ... Published Feb 10, 2019 07:19am

ARTSPEAK: UNDEFINING ART

Artist Mehr Afroze once said in an interview: “Art is not what you do, but an artist is what you become.” A... Published Jan 27, 2019 07:01am

ARTSPEAK: MAKING WAVES WITH RADIO

We spent many a late night turning the dial on the radio to catch beautiful sad music from Radio Moscow; afternoons... Published Jan 13, 2019 07:23am

ARTSPEAK: THE BEAUTIFUL MAN

The narrative of beauty is predominantly female. Occasionally, we get a glimpse into the parallel narrative of male... Published Dec 30, 2018 07:08am

ARTSPEAK: THE NATURE OF THE CITY

Andy Warhol’s ‘Do It Yourself’ (1962) paint-by-numbers emphasises the alienation of city dwellers from the... Published Dec 16, 2018 07:31am

ARTSPEAK: THINKING BEYOND GENDER

Earlier this month, two extraordinary women were in the news: Fahmida Riaz, the poet, whose death was mourned by ... Published Dec 02, 2018 07:03am