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Durriya Kazi

ARTSPEAK: FROM IMAGE TO ICON

ARTSPEAK: FROM IMAGE TO ICON

Photographer Alberto Korda captured an image of Che Guevara at a funeral of workers in Havana in 1960. Rejected by... Published Nov 18, 2018 06:57am
ARTSPEAK: THE LOTUS AND THE ROSE

ARTSPEAK: THE LOTUS AND THE ROSE

Two invasions had a profound impact on India — the Aryans who gave India Sanskrit and the Vedic religion, and the Published Nov 04, 2018 07:58am
ARTSPEAK: THE MANY SIDES OF HUMOUR

ARTSPEAK: THE MANY SIDES OF HUMOUR

Digital networks teem with jokes, satirical videos and memes about everything — from politics to the absurdities of new Published Oct 21, 2018 07:22am
ARTSPEAK: RETHINKING EDUCATION

ARTSPEAK: RETHINKING EDUCATION

The 1,200 plus acres of the arid campus of the University of Karachi magically turn lush green after the rains; hidden Published Oct 07, 2018 07:01am
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