Durriya Kazi

ARTSPEAK: A SENSE OF BELONGING

ARTSPEAK: A SENSE OF BELONGING

A collective identity makes us feel as if we are a part of something bigger and more important than just our own lives Published 12 May, 2024 07:38am
ARTSPEAK: THE ART OF DISGUISE

ARTSPEAK: THE ART OF DISGUISE

Humans employ various disguises in order to ensure harmony, while art often deals in symbols, metaphors and codes. However, disgui Published 28 Apr, 2024 07:31am
ARTSPEAK: THE LAWS OF THE JUNGLE

ARTSPEAK: THE LAWS OF THE JUNGLE

Mankind’s relationship with the animal kingdom is a complicated one, with the latter proving to be a source of fascination, Published 14 Apr, 2024 06:39am
NON-FICTION: THE ADVENTUROUS ARCHITECT

NON-FICTION: THE ADVENTUROUS ARCHITECT

Architect Mukhar Husain’s autobiography is more than just a recounting of his personal journey. It is the story of a whole... Published 31 Mar, 2024 09:22am
ARTSPEAK: CROSSROADS OF CHANGE

ARTSPEAK: CROSSROADS OF CHANGE

Are we standing at the precipice of a great transformation, one that has marked societies across the span of human history, Published 31 Mar, 2024 07:03am
CULTURE: MOHATTA COMES OF AGE

CULTURE: MOHATTA COMES OF AGE

To commemorate 25 years of the Mohatta Palace Museum, a series of lectures on diverse and eclectic topics intermingled with Updated 25 Mar, 2024 04:25am

ARTSPEAK: TURNING LIVES INTO STORIES

The tales and narratives that are passed down from one generation to the next serve as a codification of collective beliefs, ideal Published 17 Mar, 2024 06:46am
ARTSPEAK: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

ARTSPEAK: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

History is filled with examples of apparently small changes having far-reaching effects, some positive and some disastrous Published 03 Mar, 2024 08:25am
ARTSPEAK: REPRESSING PEOPLE POWER

ARTSPEAK: REPRESSING PEOPLE POWER

Post-Partition, both India and Pakistan maintained the systems of the British Raj by internalising its rationale. But as demog Updated 18 Feb, 2024 02:01pm
ARTSPEAK: THE WATCHDOGS OF SOCIETY

ARTSPEAK: THE WATCHDOGS OF SOCIETY

Both citizens and institutions must take up the responsibility of ensuring that accountability is present at the individual and Published 21 Jan, 2024 07:21am
ARTSPEAK: ANOTHER NEW YEAR

ARTSPEAK: ANOTHER NEW YEAR

The celebrations associated with New Year’s Eve, and the reasons behind theses celebrations, are a far cry from the origins of Published 07 Jan, 2024 07:14am
ARTSPEAK: A TIME TO FORGET?

ARTSPEAK: A TIME TO FORGET?

The act of remembering history should generate mutual understanding and foster coexistence instead of opening old wounds Published 24 Dec, 2023 06:31am
ARTSPEAK: MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS

ARTSPEAK: MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS

The ongoing Israeli onslaught against civilians in Gaza is a reminder that merciless aggression has, for centuries, traumatised Published 10 Dec, 2023 08:20am
ARTSPEAK: SPEARHEADING DELELOPMENT

ARTSPEAK: SPEARHEADING DELELOPMENT

Pakistan cannot foster an environment of entrepreneurship without first fostering a stable political and economic climate Published 26 Nov, 2023 07:05am
ARTSPEAK: WHAT IS EDUCATION?

ARTSPEAK: WHAT IS EDUCATION?

Ensuring that citizens are productive members of society should encompass more than only trying to provide formal education Published 12 Nov, 2023 07:01am
ARTSPEAK: A WORLD OF LOVE AND HATE

ARTSPEAK: A WORLD OF LOVE AND HATE

Divisions and a hatred of the ‘other’ are often manufactured by those in power in order to maintain control or protect an exclusi Published 29 Oct, 2023 07:03am
ARTSPEAK: REVISITING THE SIXTIES

ARTSPEAK: REVISITING THE SIXTIES

The 1960s are remembered as a time of great cultural, social and political change. Are we on the verge of another such era? Published 15 Oct, 2023 06:40am
ARTSPEAK: TAKING TIME OUT

ARTSPEAK: TAKING TIME OUT

While we all seek out periods of respite to recharge, for some people isolation is enforced. But that too can spur creativity Published 01 Oct, 2023 06:53am