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Unlike most kids, ever since childhood I was thrilled with the idea of living away from family. I remember asking my mom to send me off to a boarding school. Not sure what had triggered such discomfort in being around them. Maybe being forced to talk, smile, be the kid you've been asked to be. I have always been a…

EARTHA KITT

"The stage floor was a stage of thin ice for me to tread. To hold my own or to sink through and die, never to be remembered." Showbiz is the mouth of a hungry fish in an aquarium. It gobbles up anything and everything in its vicinity. Once inside, it swallows the things that cater to its taste and belches…

Yesterday I could have died. And yet here I am, more alive than ever before. It is, however, a very strange feeling to walk down the streets knowing that I might not be here tomorrow. I am looking at people and watching them interact. I look around myself and observe the nature, the buildings surrounding me and the streets I…

P.Y.D.S. , Project FUEL

Before every exam, every test, every student already carries a question with them, one which stirs a mortal dread in their hearts — what if today’s test contains a question from outside of the syllabus? We aren’t taught to tackle such questions that fall out of the pattern of examining. We aren’t taught to tackle questions which do not align with propriety.…

‘Every season in the hills has an essence of its own, one as beautiful as the other', I remember our porter saying, as he hauled our luggage off the sidewalk of Gangtok's tidy Mall Road. Monsoon was slowly descending upon the land of Sikkim, making its way up from the South. Our arrival was veiled in a haze of white,…

“Growing up, I would be a big people-pleaser. I would just want to do a good job, cause no harm and make sure everyone’s happy. The one learning that took me quite some time to adjust to was, you cannot make everyone happy, even if you are doing the most right thing in the world”—shared Deepak, in the third episode…

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