Zehra Naqvi
Columnist
My Stories
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.

Steely resolve or flexible approach

What determines strength? Between a green, supple shoot and a thick brown one, which would you perceive as the stronger? Probably the thick brown one.

Teach yourself to be the best you

Po, the loveable Kung Fu Panda, learns in the third instalment of the movie series that despite being a dragon warrior he still had a long way to go.

How to find the happily ever after

Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you

— Khalil Gibran,

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