Zehra Naqvi
Columnist
My Stories
Stories of grief must be told

An elderly man once told me, never display your sufferings before the world.

Crafting a masterpiece

Creative souls spend their entire lives in the pursuit of that elusive masterpiece, that work of great beauty and significance that would etch their names in the halls of immortality.

Put yourself in others’ shoes

The study of economics lends numerous insights into human nature.

Mourning a true Bollywood legend

Last week when silver screen icon Shashi Kapoor passed away, lovers of Indian cinema went all out to console each other; tributes flooded media outlets and messages of condolence flooded social med

True joy lies in unceasing dreams

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.”

The myriad levels of love

Love manifests itself in varying forms.

You know when you know. Period

There’s a strange thing about knowing. It is irreversible. That’s different from learning, where you can unlearn what you’ve learnt, and do it all over again — with a new approach.

The rainbow of intelligences

Intelligence has proved to be one of the most desirable qualities in an individual — second only, perhaps, to beauty.

Breaking off to build afresh

Human progress and survival depend on stability and continuity.

The real essence of celebration

A teenage girl wrote an essay on the recent fracas over the firecracker ban in the capital, and it was published in a national daily.

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