Entries by Ben Mirza from 10/2012

Is Modern Art Really Rotten to the Core?

| Posted 10.04.2012 | Huffington Post

In 2010, the philosopher Roger Scruton, together with the BBC, made a documentary titled Why Beauty Matters, in which he gave an eloquent and impassioned plea for a return to the beautiful aesthetic, pointing towards the unifying and spiritually uplifting qualities of beauty.

Summaiya Jillani: A New Voice in Pakistani Art

| Posted 10.07.2012 | Huffington Post

Summaiya, a Karachi based artist, has taken the world by storm. Her paintings are exciting visions of colour and surprise, with a foundation that lies in pure Pop Art eccentricity.

The Digital Culture Revolution

| Posted 10.12.2012 | Huffington Post

The world of digital publications, blogging and social networking offered me a place to share my thoughts and ideas, I soon realised that my writing was something I should be proud of, because people, from across the globe were giving me the confidence to pursue my passion with renewed vigour.

British Film in the Age of Austerity

| Posted 10.17.2012 | UK Entertainment

Throughout its long and tumultuous history Britain's film industry has, at its heart, been the creative tool for which we as a nation can flex our cultural muscle on the world stage.

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth: Still as Poignant as Ever

| Posted 10.29.2012 | Huffington Post

As Vikram Seth's Magnum Opus A Suitable Boy approaches its 20th year, since first being published by Faber & Faber, the public's affection for this epical work still remains as strong as it ever did.