Zehra Naqvi
Columnist
My Stories
Even small groups change the world

In the year 1998, a spray-painted fist on the walls of a city set in motion a revolution that overthrew a despotic regime. The Otpor!

Learn to respect your children

There’s been a great uproar on social media about an episode of a reality talent dance show, where actors Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez  turned up to promote their upcoming movie.

Every dream comes with a rider

George Bernard Shaw observed, “There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to get it.”

Of pilgrimages and peace

Who is it that does not yearn for peace?

Cumbersome path to success reveals your own mettle

What comes easily goes easily, too. That isn’t actually a proverb but as life experience goes, the easily achievable is hardly valued—neither by the achiever nor by the onlookers.

Is righteousness a tomb?

A quote by Osho intriguingly refers to character as a tomb, and to righteousness as a form of ego.

Darkness is beautiful

Darkness is the beginning of life. Life begins in the darkness of the womb, and is nurtured by the darkness until the creature inside is ready to face the light.

Decoding women

Stephen Hawking’s death provoked a flurry of interest in everything he ever did and said, and one of his most popular quotes these days seems to be the one on women.

All the light that we see

Who is there that can say where the light of spirituality begins and where it ends?

Don’t be bitter over your failures

The sweetest taste in life is that of success.

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