Zehra Naqvi
Columnist
My Stories
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.

Indulge the child inside your core

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

— Albert Einstein

Why do we believe in god?

Is there a supernatural force that guides us or is it just a human construct? Is there an afterlife at the end of this one, or is this the only beginning and end?

Liberation from your dark side

The biggest battles in human history have been fought ostensibly to protect the ideal of liberty.

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