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I often find myself tumbling into situations where I realize that my actions are affecting people. It is then that I wonder if I had caused the pain. If yes, was I forgiven? And slowly, I start recalling all the instances where I was at the receiving end of forgiveness and if I could feel its hold on me. I…

My mother still has the habit of prodding me on every New Year’s Eve as to whether I have decided on a resolution for the upcoming twelve months. You’d think that considering the generation gap that exists between us, I’d be the one chalking down a diary full of aspirations. Instead, it has been some time since I took up…

Every December, I sit down to reflect and condense my learnings from the year gone by. This was a magical year and full of life lessons. Here's a list of what 2018 taught me: 1- Neither the mountain nor the valley will hurt you. It's what's in between that is dangerous. Hold your space. Reach out for help. Evolve as…

My visits to my social media platforms are often marred with long spells of inactivity. To the extent that my existence, even in real life is subjected to severe inquiries. Because who, in times like ours stays away from the mandatory pull that is social validation? And yet, I somehow succeed. Or as others would term it, fail, miserably at…

Project FUEL; Deepak Ramola; Stitch In Time;

The beauty of a proverb lies in realizing how a set of words, as small a cluster as possible, has the power to invoke a different kind of feeling, depending on the situation we find ourselves in. It is, for the lack of a more meaningful analogy, the most complicated, yet simple and complete form of poetry. It is subtle,…

Project FUEL, Deepak Ramola, English Blog

Originating in the Greek language, the delta triangle is a symbol of change with a little gap on one side representing an openness to whatever may come our way. And to think about it, we all need a little bit of this mantra to expose us to the beauty of life. Being a selectively social person, life has been quite…

Often we watch an entire movie and it fails to strike a chord. But then again, once in a while we do come across a certain movie, a specific dialogue, a song or maybe a scene or two that doesn't really escape our mind. It lingers on amidst all the clutters in our head. And eons later, one fine night…

It was 1985. I was a Captain's wife, joining the battalion in peace station for the first time. We had a six-month old daughter. I remember being received warmly and being made to feel instantly at home in the battalion, which became an integral part of our life and it remains so till date. Back then, it had begun with…

The Pursuit of Happyness, Project FUEL, Deepak Ramola, English Blog

The Pursuit of Happyness released more than 10 years ago but has recently just stuck with me. Might be because of a lot of reasons- but here is the one worth writing about—Once in a while we come across movies  which engage us long enough and leave us with some provoking ripples of thoughts and ideas, especially in the first…

"People transitioning into stories, experiences, slipping into anecdotes of what once stretched to conquer a full day, packed with 24 hours of being a reality, and now suddenly is nothing but capsules of nostalgia that will unexpectedly show up, asking for a home amidst the conversations with strangers and moments of self-reflection.”

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