Zehra Naqvi
My Stories
Ghosts of disasters yet-to-­come Ebenezor Scrooge, the unforgettable miser from Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol, was haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve — the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet-to-come.
The secrets hidden in colours Are you paying attention to the colours around you? The world in all its multi-hued brilliance goes unnoticed, unappreciated as we race from dawn to dusk.
How to lower your anxiety Emotional states of a person have a direct connection with his or her mental wellbeing.
Interconnectedness of every life form Human hubris makes us imagine ourselves as masters of the world, disregarding the other, non-human life forms that the universe teems with.
Unfamiliarity breeds contempt You’ve probably heard the phrase many times before — familiarity breeds contempt. But today we’ll invert this idea and talk about how, very often unfamiliarity breeds contempt.
Sanity breeds mundanity Humans are creatures composed of contradictions. Desire and renunciation, memory and forgetfulness, madness and sanity, frenzy and calm.
Success lies in learning to embrace failure Among the thronging multitudes that offer you lessons on success, would you like a special lesson on failure? Chances are you’d probably laugh it off.
Creativity springs from being open to experimentation When Albert Einstein published his first revolutionary paper on the theory of relativity, he made an interesting observation.
The strangest of mental illnesses The mind’s crevices and labyrinths lie largely unexplored, with billions of mysteries dwelling inside their depths. The more we explore it, the more we wonder.
When differences fracture the cause It is precisely the minor differences in people who are otherwise alike that form the basis of feelings of strangeness and hostility between them.” Thus wrote Sigmund Freud, over a century ago.