Durriya Kazi

ARTSPEAK: THE BENEFITS OF FEAR

ARTSPEAK: THE BENEFITS OF FEAR

John Lennon said, “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from...

Published Jul 05, 2020 07:04am
THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

The recent protests in the US have reawakened the legacy of slavery. Yet, even after eight generations, black communities in these countries are still seen through the prism of slavery.

Published Jun 24, 2020 03:58pm
ARTSPEAK: HIDDEN INFLUENCERS

ARTSPEAK: HIDDEN INFLUENCERS

Socialising the young to uphold collective values and behaviour was once the responsibility of a family or a tribe....

Published May 24, 2020 05:26am
ARTSPEAK: THE URGE TO CREATE

ARTSPEAK: THE URGE TO CREATE

Artist Anwar Saeed once found himself alone all day at a friend’s house, without a pencil or pen to be seen. ...

Published May 10, 2020 06:42am
ARTSPEAK: LIVING WITH DEATH

ARTSPEAK: LIVING WITH DEATH

The tragic rows of wooden coffins in Italy, waiting for a lonely burial, are images difficult to erase. Live data of...

Published Apr 12, 2020 07:06am
ARTSPEAK: QUIET VOICES

ARTSPEAK: QUIET VOICES

The American painter Mary Cassatt moved to Paris in 1874 and, after a visit to her studio by the French...

Published Mar 29, 2020 07:37am
ARTSPEAK: THREE DIMENSIONS OF WOMEN

ARTSPEAK: THREE DIMENSIONS OF WOMEN

“Aurat ke sirf teen roop hotay hain — maan, biwi aur tawaif” [a woman has only three identities — mother,...

Published Mar 15, 2020 08:05am
ARTSPEAK: WORLD OF WANDERLUST

ARTSPEAK: WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Dépaysement, a French word whose literal meaning is ‘to be without a country,’ describes the sense of...

Published Feb 23, 2020 07:19am
ARTSPEAK: POET NATIONS

ARTSPEAK: POET NATIONS

“The poet was the most respectable member, sometimes leader, of the tribe.

Published Jan 19, 2020 08:23am
ARTSPEAK: AWAKENING INTUITION

ARTSPEAK: AWAKENING INTUITION

The subconscious mind manages 95 percent of the brain’s capacity. Humans receive two million bits of information...

Published Dec 22, 2019 07:53am
ARTSPEAK: THE UNCERTAIN MOON

ARTSPEAK: THE UNCERTAIN MOON

The most mesmerising feature of the night sky is the moon, when it first shows itself as a fine sliver for a few...

Published Dec 08, 2019 07:29am
ARTSPEAK: ART IN A TIME OF FLUX

ARTSPEAK: ART IN A TIME OF FLUX

Artists are naturally drawn to uncertainty, even chaos, within which they find underlying patterns or a glimpse into...

Published Nov 24, 2019 07:57am
ARTSPEAK: ART AND CENSORSHIP

ARTSPEAK: ART AND CENSORSHIP

As a norm, society does not take art or artists very seriously — entertaining, stimulating, thought-provoking and...

Published Nov 10, 2019 06:57am
ARTSPEAK: THE ART OF FORGETTING

ARTSPEAK: THE ART OF FORGETTING

Most people experience the anxiety and fear of losing their memory. Schoolchildren, orators, stage actors and...

Published Oct 20, 2019 07:00am