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Durriya Kazi

ARTSPEAK: THE TRUTH ABOUT SADNESS

ARTSPEAK: THE TRUTH ABOUT SADNESS

I like movies with happy endings. Sadness sends me into panic, as if I will never get out from under the weight of ... Published Sep 09, 2018 06:56am
ARTSPEAK: ART AND EMPATHY

ARTSPEAK: ART AND EMPATHY

Empathy has become the hot new subject for social scientists. A relatively new term coined in 1909, it is defined as... Published Aug 26, 2018 07:40am
ARTSPEAK: WHAT'S IN A NAME?

ARTSPEAK: WHAT'S IN A NAME?

It is estimated that about 130 million babies are born in a year around the world. Each one will be given a ... Published Aug 12, 2018 08:02am
ARTSPEAK: IMAGE WARS

ARTSPEAK: IMAGE WARS

As the election draws near, the battle of the image has acquired a frantic momentum. Posters are put up in any... Published Jul 15, 2018 06:26am
ARTSPEAK: THE ACTOR’S DILEMMA

ARTSPEAK: THE ACTOR’S DILEMMA

Last week I received an email announcing a commemorative session for the late Razia Sajjad Zaheer at the Pak Tea... Published Jul 01, 2018 07:08am
ARTSPEAK: BEYOND THE GENDER BINARY

ARTSPEAK: BEYOND THE GENDER BINARY

From 1954 to 1999, the advertisement of the Marlborough man — a rugged, lean cowboy smoking a cigarette — became... Published Jun 15, 2018 07:08am
ARTSPEAK: LIVING ARTISTICALLY

ARTSPEAK: LIVING ARTISTICALLY

Legend has it that the peacock, the most beautiful of birds, cries in anguish when it glances down at its ugly feet.... Published Jun 03, 2018 07:06am
ARTSPEAK: THE SWADESHI MOVEMENT

ARTSPEAK: THE SWADESHI MOVEMENT

In my quest to discover the origins of the exquisite tiles in my aunt’s home in Karachi’s old settlement Amil... Published May 20, 2018 07:09am
ARTSPEAK: RIDERS OF THE STORM

ARTSPEAK: RIDERS OF THE STORM

“0 to 60 in Five Seconds;” “Drive it Like You Stole it;” “Lose Your Innocence in 3.9 Seconds” — these... Published Apr 08, 2018 06:48am
ARTSPEAK: SEEKING ORDER IN DISORDER

ARTSPEAK: SEEKING ORDER IN DISORDER

Every so often we see a Banyan sapling growing at an impossible location high up on a tall building, like a poet... Published Mar 11, 2018 06:55am
ARTSPEAK: POSTER ART

ARTSPEAK: POSTER ART

The posters I grew up with were the wonderful psychedelic pop art posters of the 1960s and ’70s. They were ... Published Feb 25, 2018 07:11am
ARTSPEAK: THE GYPSY SOUL

ARTSPEAK: THE GYPSY SOUL

The first time I realised that gypsies were not just characters in a film but real people was as a child when my... Published Feb 11, 2018 07:57am
ARTSPEAK: THE IMPORTANCE OF JUGAARR

ARTSPEAK: THE IMPORTANCE OF JUGAARR

The basti kids in front of my mother’s house have become avid snooker players, except the snooker table is a cloth... Published Jan 28, 2018 07:33am
GALLERY: THE ETHOS OF THE LANDSCAPE

GALLERY: THE ETHOS OF THE LANDSCAPE

One rarely sees landscape paintings in art galleries. Landscape painting was always less about documenting... Published Dec 31, 2017 07:05am
ARTSPEAK: ROMANCE OF THE BALCONY

ARTSPEAK: ROMANCE OF THE BALCONY

Called ‘a space in between’, balconies are both public and private, and a connection with the world outside for women Updated Dec 24, 2017 06:52am