Zehra Naqvi
Columnist
My Stories
A de-cluttered mind is focused and peaceful A significant portion of our lives is spent in acquiring things, and in trying to earn more money to acquire yet more things.
Faith, logic and the question of eternity Reason and faith are usually considered at right angles to each other; compromising by existing as parallel lines.
Discover your inner house of four rooms There is an Indian belief that everyone is a house of four rooms: A physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but
The five universal languages of love Love is a universal language. Don’t we all believe that?
The on-off switch to consciousness Human consciousness is a complex concept, one that has been the subject of study for centuries.
We must be our own companions The sense of ownership is very important to our existence in this world. We need to know where we belong and who or what belongs to us.
All is not so fair in love and war Everyone loves a good line that delivers a punch. That’s why we’re so fond of quoting famous people or those that we consider to be intellectually superior.
The mere display of power is not success The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies
—Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds)

What imperfections in nature teach man Each one of us has faced a time when we have been ridden with self-doubt and felt like an utter failure.
Why have cameras overwhelmed us? That our lives have become increasingly mechanised and ‘techified’ is no big secret. Yes, we all accept that we are so caught up in ‘the net’ that it seems impossible to come out now.

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