Zehra Naqvi
Columnist
My Stories
There's a beauty in imperfection, too The pursuit of perfection is the hallmark of achievers. Success is measured by the perfectly structured shaping of each endeavour.
The cheat sheet for happy memories The mind plays great tricks upon the maps of our lives. The paths we take aren’t always determined by our experiences, but the way the mind moulds them into memories.
The good, the bad and the ugly... Purely in terms of fame, satan stands right next to god.
How does a bird learn to sing? There’s nothing like bir­dsong to give you a taste of heaven. The most beautiful places in the world abound with birdsong.
Fasting or foisting in Ramazan Of all the well-known holy months in the wo­rld’s calendars, Rama­zan has got to be the most famous.
Write a letter to your older self Richard Branson, on his 65th birthday took on 65 challenges given by fans. Those challenges included wri­ting a letter each to his 10, 25, 50 and 65-year-old self.
Man proved to be a tyrant and a fool Reading the history of different species is, perhaps, the most interesting thing you can do. It gives you great perspective on your place in the universe.
Watch your words, for they can kill You must’ve heard the ph­rase ‘if looks could kill’. Ever wondered why there’s no phrase that says ‘if words could kill’? Here’s why: words do kill. In more ways than one.
To sleep, perchance to dream “To die, to sleep-
To sleep, perchance to dream-”

—Shakespeare, Hamlet

Did you know you were recycled Did you ever think of yourself as a recycled entity? A speck of recycled stardust, perhaps?

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