Durriya Kazi

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
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