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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…

Maya Angelou was the ultimate teacher. She would have been 90 today. Although, I never met her in person yet I feel I have known her personally. Through the elaborate writings, powerful poetry, essays, speeches she lives on. I was working late one evening at my first job when I heard the news that Maya had passed away in her…

Holly Butcher, an inspiring young woman from New South Wales, Australia passed away on the 4th of January 2018. The note below is a message Holly wanted to share with her loved ones. It serves as a great reminder to living a meaningful life and embracing death. We are sharing her life lesson to honour her spirit and wisdom. _____________________________________________________________________________…

I met Barbarou last year, on the street leading to the Swedish Church, in Stockholm. I was travelling through Europe, documenting life lessons of refugees who were displaced primarily by the conflict in Syria, and the various stakeholders involved in their integration in Europe. Almost instinctively, as soon as I saw Barbarou on the street, I leaned to my interviewee who…

Dear new friends of FUEL, It might have taken one post, or several, for us to meet at this nook of the internet but either ways I’m delighted to host you here at the Project FUEL blog. I apologize for the inactivity on the blog since our last post:“12000 life lessons from a man who has seen 12000 deaths”. We…

Rooted in the hearts of many Hindus is the belief that if you breathe your last in Kashi (Varanasi) you attain what is popularly known as ‘Kashi Labh’ or ‘the fruit of Kashi’—moksh or “release from the cycle of rebirth impelled by the law of karma”. Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan in Varanasi is one of the three guesthouses in the city where people check in…

Pale pinks. Polaroids. Dancing. The whiff of earth when it rains. The scent of old musty books. The fresh-out-of-bath scent of a baby. Good good conversations. Best of friends. Seeing them after months. Travelling. Looking out the aeroplane window. Stretch of beach sand under the feet. Sea breeze. Walking barefoot on moist grass. Coming back home. Sleeping just a little longer. Michael…

Strange things begin to happen to us in our late 20s. Some of us know where our careers are headed. A lot of our peers disappear into the abyss of marriage, never to be heard from again. Some, apparently lucky ones, have it worked out on both those fronts. And then there is the group that I identify with; those…

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