Zehra Naqvi
Columnist
My Stories
The mystical amid the mundane Ever wondered why fantasy movies are usually bl­ockbusters and record-breakers? Is it the special effe­cts, is it the great story, is it the acting?
Focus on the joy, not fear of ageing Who’s afraid of growing old? Everybody, it would seem. The clo­ser you get to the visible parts of aging, the more you try to escape. And why not?
No age limitation for committing crime And so the juvenile justice (amendment) bill, 2015, gets cleared by the Rajya Sabha: A 16 year old can now be tried like an adult for a heinous crime.
Failure is stepping stone to success Ever looked at elephants in a circus and wondered why they won’t just uproot their wooden pegs from the ground and drag the flimsy restricting rope along with them to freedom?
Being truthful to your self Though honesty has always been the proverbial best policy, we’re all guilty of telling lies every now and th­en — be they big ones or small.
Economics of relationships It’s funny how the laws of economics can be alternately applicable to transactions and relationships.
The prejudiced childhood Sometimes the most unusual things can remind you of the subconscious di­scrimination we are being fed fr­om our early days.
Complexity of human consciousness Human consciousness is a complex concept, one that has been the subject of study for centuries.
The wrong kind of hope Margaret Atwood wa­s asked in an interview whether she believed in hope or not, given the dystopian nature of her novels.
Benefits of a guilty conscience Nobody wants a guilty conscience, but check this out: guilt can actually be an important factor that spurs you on to success.

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