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Posts By Suhasini Barman

'It is both a blessing and a curse' he said, 'to be you'. I was almost caught off-guard by what he said. 'Your generation' he went on 'is flooded with options, opinions and access, to anything and everything at your fingertip' but the issue my child is 'you are lost, there is knowledge explosion and nobody knows what to consume…

I remember meeting Deepak the last time he was in Kolkata. It was a certain winter afternoon and we'd met at a quaint Flurys outlet in New Alipore, guzzling down hot chocolate and brainstorming crazy ideas for FUEL. I had turned up five minutes late, drained out of energy, still recovering from the greatest loss of my life and he,…

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…

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"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…

Be it saving us from troubles or just being the 2am best-friends, our fathers have been it all. They have played different roles in different stages of our lives—and don’t we learn from them every single day? We do. So, this Father’s Day, we asked Team Project FUEL to recollect their lessons from their fathers. And here’s what they had…

It was 10.30 in a certain Doshomi morning (the last day of Durga Puja i.e. Dusshera) and amidst all the dhaak beats, onjoli, dhunuchi naach (and the sheer madness of it all!)—it was almost a miracle that I could feel my phone beep. Expecting a familiar concerned message from my folks enquiring about my whereabouts, I was pleasantly surprised at…

"If you could go to a place or a person, where would you rather go?" he asked.  "I'd go to a place where my favorite person is." I answered rather cheekily. "So mushy" He had laughed. "Falling in love with a place is easy. A person, not, okay?" I had snapped. "And yet you'd go for the latter. Profound" And…

Heirlooms are magical words. They are passed on to generation after generations, with love and with care. Heirlooms are seldom tampered with, for the emotional value of those exceeds their material value. As of mine, I have endless of these valuables passed on to me by the most unexpected people at the most unexpected times. And these are what I…

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