Durriya Kazi

ARTSPEAK: ART AWAITING PATRONAGE

ARTSPEAK: ART AWAITING PATRONAGE

The greatest legacy of the Mughal Empire is its contribution to the culture of South Asia, with exquisite paintings,... Published 28 Nov, 2021 07:07am
ARTSPEAK: THE FUTURE OF CITIES

ARTSPEAK: THE FUTURE OF CITIES

Today we think of cities as state or provincial capitals, although the modern state did not come into existence ... Published 31 Oct, 2021 07:06am
ARTSPEAK: THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

ARTSPEAK: THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

Native Americans believe the animal world teaches humans how to live close to the earth, and to be respectful of and in harmony Published 17 Oct, 2021 06:39am
ARTSPEAK: SEARCHING FOR AFGHANISTAN

ARTSPEAK: SEARCHING FOR AFGHANISTAN

Ten years of USSR occupation, 20 years of US occupation and a dangerous interregnum of devastation caused by hidden... Published 19 Sep, 2021 06:43am
ARTSPEAK: TAKING TIME TO MAKE TIME

ARTSPEAK: TAKING TIME TO MAKE TIME

When the 33-year-old Michelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Pope Julius II would impatiently ask him... Published 05 Sep, 2021 07:16am
ARTSPEAK: FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE

ARTSPEAK: FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE

We use the words ‘freedom’ and ‘independence’ interchangeably. To be independent would mean to be able to... Published 22 Aug, 2021 07:13am
ARTSPEAK: WOMEN AT WAR

ARTSPEAK: WOMEN AT WAR

The website of peacewomen.org states “when women are at the negotiating table, peace is more likely.” Women face... Published 25 Jul, 2021 07:19am
ARTSPEAK: LIFE IN THE LAYERS

ARTSPEAK: LIFE IN THE LAYERS

A walk through a forest may be simply to get through to the other side, or to study the foraging patterns of ants.... Published 11 Jul, 2021 07:13am
ARTSPEAK: THE NEW INFLUENCERS

ARTSPEAK: THE NEW INFLUENCERS

A successful businessman once told me he made a decision early on in his career, to choose between having power or... Published 27 Jun, 2021 06:53am
ARTSPEAK: WHAT IS PEACE?

ARTSPEAK: WHAT IS PEACE?

After 11 days of heartbreaking images of destruction and death in Gaza, there was some respite as a ceasefire was... Published 13 Jun, 2021 07:05am
ARTSPEAK: FROM LULLABY TO ELEGY

ARTSPEAK: FROM LULLABY TO ELEGY

Our first encounter with music is the lullaby sung by a parent, a grandparent, an elder sibling or a nanny.... Updated 31 May, 2021 12:48pm
ARTSPEAK: PATTERNS OF INFINITY

ARTSPEAK: PATTERNS OF INFINITY

If we probe deeper into any phenomena — astronomy, the cycle of life, mathematics — we arrive at the concept of... Published 04 Apr, 2021 06:29am
ARTSPEAK: THE CULTURE OF CORRUPTION

ARTSPEAK: THE CULTURE OF CORRUPTION

Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, in his inaugural address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on Aug 11, 1947,... Published 21 Mar, 2021 07:42am