Zehra Naqvi
Columnist
My Stories
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,

The very physical presence of sound

Sound, that most primitive of senses, has a physicality to it that vision lacks,” writes Connie Haham in her book Show Me Your Words. “Sound is vibration. We feel sound.

One big cosmic family

Happenstance may play a role in biology, as it does in history,” writes Carl Sagan in the Cosmos, the great saga of cosmic evolution.

Preserve that sense of wonder

What is the one thing that you possess the most of when you’re a child?

Beware of superego

Id, ego, superego. You’d have heard of those terms for they are the three divisions of human psyche as given in Freudian psychology.

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