My life is just a melody
Of the ones that appeared long,
Singing on the tunes it sees
To create something beyond.
The music is eternal,
And my voice just travels on,
With space it quietly fades
But is never truly gone.
I might find peace in silence,
When the ensemble stands still,
And though my voice can’t last always
But the music it carries will.
© Dr. Farah Naqvi
Dr Farah Naqvi is an academician, writer, corporate trainer and HRD consultant. Currently, she is working in the position of Senior Researcher with Indian Institute of Business Psychology (IIBP). In her academic & training career she has worked with premier institutes like Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), IBA Bangalore, Centre for Organization Development Hyderabad (COD), ICFAI Hyderabad where she pursued her research, teaching and training pursuits. She has to her credit many research articles published in international refereed journals. Her research project on ‘Perspectives of Indian Women Managers in the Public Sector’ published by Indian Journal of Gender Studies- Sage Publications, created ripples in the field of gender studies. She was invited for the same as a keynote speaker in the sponsored session by the United Nations Development Fund for women. She has presented and chaired in many conferences in premier management institutions like IIM’s. She has reviewed the works of famous authors like William A Cohen, James M. Hunt, Joseph R. Weintraub, Barry Gerhart, Sara L Rynes and Roy.H. Lubit as a book reviewer for South Asian Journal of Management. Dr Farah has conducted consulting & Management development programs for a diverse clientele throughout her career including Ministry of Finance Govt. of Afghanistan, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Power Grid Corporation Ltd., Bharat Electronics Ltd., National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd., Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, College of Defense Management, Hyderabad to name a few.
She forayed in the literature world in with her best selling fictions- ‘The light in Blackout’ in 2019 and ‘Jhumki’ in 2020. The books garnered great reviews featuring in the top 25 Fiction bestsellers list on Amazon within a month of its release. She was featured for the same in leading English newspapers like The Hindu, Business Standard, Deccan Chronicle, The Asian Age, The Hans India, Dailyhunt, Newstrack, Newsnow, The India Observer (TIO), The Dispatch and many other online and print media.
Dr. Farah is a featured author, columnist and contributor in different newspapers and online portals such as The Dispatch, Human Capital, TIO (USA), Hans India, Asian Chronicle, Deccan Chronicle, Asian Age, The Daily Brunch and Women’s Web. She loves to express herself through her writing be it poetry, stories, articles or columns on varied themes.