Zehra Naqvi
Columnist
My Stories
Truths of life lie in its layers Truth, ironically, is one of the most ambiguous terms in the English language — as also the most elusive of human quests.There’s a deep-rooted desire to get to the truth — of human existence, of the n
Well-adjusted to a sick society It’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
For the love of language A video doing the rounds in social media these days is that of a South Asian player at the World Cup, being interviewed in English and unable to formulate a proper reply.
Seasons of the spring and Sun Spring is the season that makes poets out of ordinary people. There’s something about the breezy, blooming abundance around you that makes you light hearted and romantic, dreamy even. Just like love.
Taste the words, hear the hues Imagine what life would feel like if you could taste words, hear colours and feel sounds like a caress… No, these aren’t metaphors from a work of literature or a science fiction sequence.
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.

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