Author: Shernaz Wadia

A Sense of Wonder

We ourselves are miracles we need to delve into. Those who stop to wonder and ask life what it is trying to divulge, are attuned to an awareness that looks beyond a given situation. Shernaz takes us into the amazing world of wonder, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The first apple that […]

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Let the Eagle Soar

Shernaz tells us about effective parenting and the relationship that we must have with children, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Parents who keep hovering over their children like clucking mother hens often raise unhappy children. Their finest intent can still extinguish an aspiring flame before the pure oxygen of true understanding enlivens […]

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The 1971-War Hero Commander B N Kavina VrC Passes Away in Australia

Commander Bahadur Nariman Kavina is the Navy officer we are talking about. As a husband, father, friend, boss and even stranger he was extraordinary, adoring, sensible, sensitive, wise, kind, charitable, adorable, considerate, and compassionate. Above all, this upright gentleman with a twinkle in his eye and an endearing smile on his lips was most unassuming […]

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Rain, Rain, go Away…

This ‘season of discontent’ seems to be perennial in some people’s lives. They are the kill-joys who squash our enthusiasm with their expectations of gloom and doom. Their blame finger is forever pointing out at someone else. Their negativity is communicable. Before it rubs off on us, we must immunise ourselves. Shernaz talks about whiners […]

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Saying yes Always? Say no too!

Being compliant at the drop of a hat is a metaphor for ‘I am a door mat, walk all over me with your dirty feet.’ We need to exit this club of ‘people pleasers’ in a hurry and put back the word ‘no’ in our personal interactions. Shernaz dwells on the art of saying no, […]

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The Journey from the Garden to the Cup

Tea has been variously called the drink of the winners, the elixir of life, a divine herb,  liquid wisdom,  cup of happiness, joy, love; a friend, a healer, a companion;  ‘beverage of the intellectual’ by Thomas de Quincey. Emerson found poetry and a great deal of sentiment in a chest of tea. Shernaz tells us […]

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Prayer: A Unifying Force

Shernaz dwells on the issue of prayers for all, theist, atheist, deist or agnostic. She eruditely reasons that prayer is synonymous with poetry, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. After the deadly terror attack near British Parliament on 22nd March this year, writer Laurie Penn’s tweet received flak that left her flummoxed! What […]

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The Ripple Effect of Kindness

Shernaz talks about the act of kindness, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. After a small exchange on WhatsApp, a friend asked me “Are you short-tempered?” I denied it. Then more than once my sisters pointed out that I often snap impatiently at them. It set me thinking about the dichotomy of my […]

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Telomeres: The Aglets of our Cells

Telomeres are the aglets of human cells. Like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces, these are sheaths or caps at the end of each strand of the DNA; they facilitate cell division and prevent our chromosomes from fraying or fusing into each other, so that our genetic data is protected from getting jumbled. […]

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Be the Best you can!

Success, failure, happiness are often misunderstood. It’s never too late to discover one’s true talent. Age is just a number. Shernaz analyses these concepts, in her weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. If you can’t be the highway, then just be a trail; If you can’t be the sun, be a star; It isn’t by […]

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