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‘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…

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…

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…

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