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'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…

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, as the world sleeps...” a loudspeaker chirped somewhere outside. A nation was being born, the doctor informed us silently in stark darkness as it was probably an unwanted child. I was sitting right in the labour room listening to the suppressed moaning and despair of my motherland, somewhere on the newly drafted border…

I remember 2009, when maasi used to drag me along to Karol Bagh, Delhi to buy me gifts without any reason. Because, aren't aunts the most adorable ever? And me being extremely fond of this particular aunt, I was plain biased about her. (For who wouldn't love her with all the pampering and gifts!) But then for almost the next…

Dear Junior, I see you’re playing your favourite song on loop in your iPod—4th generation. Well, enjoy it; for soon, they’ll both be outdated—your iPod and the playlist on it. Pst, you have a new message from a friend on your Nokia phone. But you have not realized it yet since it doesn’t ping as much. Enjoy your text-only days.…

His eyes shine brighter as he narrates this particular tale. Deepak, on the fifth episode of Twice as Wise Season-2 recollects his early days of collecting and forwarding life lessons through Project FUEL and how a very few people actually believed in what he did. Like, could a seventeen year old possibly collect and pass on life lessons? They’d doubt.…

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,…

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