Durriya Kazi

ARTSPEAK: CUISINE AND CULTURE

ARTSPEAK: CUISINE AND CULTURE

Legend has it that, as soon as Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar began his meal, huge quantities of rice were distributed to the poor Published 18 Sep, 2022 07:52am
ARTSPEAK: LOST IN INTERNATIONALISM

ARTSPEAK: LOST IN INTERNATIONALISM

The roadmap for progress in all countries today is based on universal systems for education, economy, health and cultural... Published 04 Sep, 2022 09:43am
ARTSPEAK: ART FOR FREEDOM

ARTSPEAK: ART FOR FREEDOM

An 18-year-old college student from Sialkot, Asghar Saudai, wrote a tarana or song in 1944, to inspire crowds in their demand for Published 21 Aug, 2022 12:35pm
ARTSPEAK: THE POWER OF ENDURANCE

ARTSPEAK: THE POWER OF ENDURANCE

Endurance is the quietest form of heroism. It’s the ability to survive, to resist, to remain true to one’s aims. Most training... Published 07 Aug, 2022 11:15am
ARTSPEAK: THE GREAT WITHDRAWAL

ARTSPEAK: THE GREAT WITHDRAWAL

In his article ‘The Roots of Elite Alienation’, Arif Hasan gives a compelling account of the sequence of events that led to the... Published 24 Jul, 2022 09:17am
ARTSPEAK: EDUTAINMENT FOR CHILDREN

ARTSPEAK: EDUTAINMENT FOR CHILDREN

The most extraordinary years of learning are between two and seven, when children learn faster than at any other ... Updated 10 Jul, 2022 10:41am
ARTSPEAK: THE CULTURE OF MEDIOCRACY

ARTSPEAK: THE CULTURE OF MEDIOCRACY

A growing number of countries across the world are grappling with the rise of mediocrity. There is a fair amount of... Published 26 Jun, 2022 10:14am
ARTSPEAK: THE FORGOTTEN FARMERS

ARTSPEAK: THE FORGOTTEN FARMERS

Sitting down for breakfast, lunch or dinner, we rarely think about farmers tilling soil, seeding and harvesting,... Published 29 May, 2022 07:20am
ARTSPEAK: LIFE OF THE STREETS

ARTSPEAK: LIFE OF THE STREETS

Streets are called arteries of a city, but arteries are hidden from the eye. Streets may be better understood as the rivers... Published 01 May, 2022 06:34am
ARTSPEAK: ALLURE OF THE UNDERDOG

ARTSPEAK: ALLURE OF THE UNDERDOG

The most well-known story of a weaker opponent overcoming a much stronger adversary is the story of David (Da’wud)... Published 17 Apr, 2022 10:18am
ARTSPEAK: CULTURAL GENOCIDE

ARTSPEAK: CULTURAL GENOCIDE

‘Cultural genocide’ is a term almost certainly designed to alarm and trigger immediate attention. A term first... Published 03 Apr, 2022 07:34am
ARTSPEAK: THE MISTAKES WE MAKE

ARTSPEAK: THE MISTAKES WE MAKE

Does the proportion of an eraser on a pencil imply the number of mistakes that are allowed? A quarter of an inch of... Published 06 Mar, 2022 07:09am
ARTSPEAK: GARDENS AS METAPHOR

ARTSPEAK: GARDENS AS METAPHOR

Mushtaq Yusufi, at the launch of AK Khan’s book, The Gardener, in his inimitable style, elaborated the distinction... Published 20 Feb, 2022 07:03am
ARTSPEAK: THE FEW AND THE MANY

ARTSPEAK: THE FEW AND THE MANY

We usually think of the few and the many in economic terms. One percent of the world has more wealth than 50 percent... Published 06 Feb, 2022 07:04am
ARTSPEAK: CREATIVE HOUSEWIVES

ARTSPEAK: CREATIVE HOUSEWIVES

How often do we hear a mother or a spouse described as “just a housewife”, implying an inconsequential... Published 23 Jan, 2022 07:06am
ARTSPEAK: COURAGE AND COWARDICE

ARTSPEAK: COURAGE AND COWARDICE

On April 28, 1967 the boxer Muhammad Ali (born as born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr), publicly refused to join the war... Published 09 Jan, 2022 07:17am
ARTSPEAK: AGE OF NOSTALGIA

ARTSPEAK: AGE OF NOSTALGIA

Nostalgia was once seen as a medical condition — the pain felt by those who could not return to their homeland.... Published 26 Dec, 2021 07:15am