Zehra Naqvi
Columnist
My Stories
The secret to eternal youth We are all growing old, and we cannot deny that. The pursuit of eternal youth is a multi-billion dollar business — cannot deny that either.
The urge to tell stories One wants to tell a story,
like Scheherzade, in order
not to die. It’s one of the
oldest urges in mankind.
It’s a way of stalling death.

— Carlos Fuentes
Guilt helps spur success at work Nobody wants a guilty conscience, but check this out: guilt can actually be an important factor that spurs you on to success.
The mind increases our body’s capacity Everything looks shinier when it’s new. And that goes for a new year too.
‘Tis the season to be holy and reflective How come festivals are all about buying? Gifts, decorations, parties… the reasons to shop are endless. There’s no doubt, of course, that shopping gives you an ultimate mood lift.
When humanity died, bestiality prevailed The terrorist attack that killed 132 children in Peshawar has stunned the entire world with the extent of its depravity and inhumanness.
Leading multiple lives sets you free It’s a universal truth that most of us would like to lead a different life from what we have right now.
Have you ever listened to the symphony of life? The din around us is deafening. We live in a world full of thousands of sounds, a chaotic medley of every strain imaginable.
Being unrealistic can be good for you Depression is a term that most people use very casually in their lives.
Valuing agression over intelligence Darwin’s theory just got a new twist. We’ve all heard of the ‘survival of the fittest’ which has led to the very popular concept of ‘adapt to survive’ — be it in professional or personal contexts.

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