Durriya Kazi

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
ARTSPEAK: THE VALUE OF CARFTSMANSHIP

ARTSPEAK: THE VALUE OF CARFTSMANSHIP

How did we get from producing the world’s first seamless metal globe in Kashmir and Lahore in the 16th century, to... Published 07 Feb, 2021 07:49am
ARTSPEAK: REDISCOVERING GENTLENESS

ARTSPEAK: REDISCOVERING GENTLENESS

At the end of Craig Foster’s 2020 documentary film My Octopus Teacher, he shows his son the wonders of nature ... Updated 17 Jan, 2021 03:01pm
ARTSPEAK: MORE THAN NEWS

ARTSPEAK: MORE THAN NEWS

Switch to any Pakistani cable news channel, and it’s the same overly busy graphics, split screen, screamingly... Published 03 Jan, 2021 07:31am
ARTSPEAK: YOUR BOOKSHELF AND YOU

ARTSPEAK: YOUR BOOKSHELF AND YOU

I was recently entrusted with finding new homes for a large personal collection of books, and a more modest one... Published 20 Dec, 2020 06:56am
ARTSPEAK: RULES OR PRINCIPLES?

ARTSPEAK: RULES OR PRINCIPLES?

In 1935, US President Roosevelt, addressing the youth of America said, “Rules are not necessarily sacred,... Published 29 Nov, 2020 06:54am
ARTSPEAK: HEALING THROUGH THE ARTS

ARTSPEAK: HEALING THROUGH THE ARTS

When dealing with bereavement, social exclusion, anxiety, stress or even aging, many turn to music, poetry or art... Published 25 Oct, 2020 07:07am
ARTSPEAK: AT A CROSSROADS

ARTSPEAK: AT A CROSSROADS

One of the positive impacts of the Covid 19 lockdowns has been what is called the Great Human Pause. On the one ... Published 27 Sep, 2020 07:09am
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