Durriya Kazi

ARTSPEAK: WHEN WORDS FAIL

ARTSPEAK: WHEN WORDS FAIL

There are seven universally recognised facial expressions — surprise, fear, disgust, anger, happiness, sadness and... Published 13 Sep, 2020 06:52am
ARTSPEAK: THE ART OF STORYTELLING

ARTSPEAK: THE ART OF STORYTELLING

There is always someone in the family or one’s circle of friends who becomes the designated storyteller, who... Published 30 Aug, 2020 08:35am
ARTSPEAK: AWAKENING THE SENSES

ARTSPEAK: AWAKENING THE SENSES

Wassily Kandinsky systematically codified colours as musical notes, equating his paintings with musical symphonies... Published 16 Aug, 2020 07:00am
ARTSPEAK: THE SCIENCE OF ELEGANCE

ARTSPEAK: THE SCIENCE OF ELEGANCE

The city is full of noise and chaos. Speeding cars, buses, motorbikes and rickshaws weave through any available gap,... Updated 31 Jul, 2020 07:28am
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 05 Jul, 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 24 Jun, 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 24 May, 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 10 May, 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 12 Apr, 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 29 Mar, 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 15 Mar, 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 23 Feb, 2020 07:19am
ARTSPEAK: POET NATIONS

ARTSPEAK: POET NATIONS

“The poet was the most respectable member, sometimes leader, of the tribe. Published 19 Jan, 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 22 Dec, 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 08 Dec, 2019 07:29am