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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…

It was 1985. I was a Captain's wife, joining the battalion in peace station for the first time. We had a six-month old daughter. I remember being received warmly and being made to feel instantly at home in the battalion, which became an integral part of our life and it remains so till date. Back then, it had begun with…

The Pursuit of Happyness, Project FUEL, Deepak Ramola, English Blog

The Pursuit of Happyness released more than 10 years ago but has recently just stuck with me. Might be because of a lot of reasons- but here is the one worth writing about—Once in a while we come across movies  which engage us long enough and leave us with some provoking ripples of thoughts and ideas, especially in the first…

Project FUEL, Travel, Solo, Life Lessons, Deepak Ramola

There is probably a reason why traveling alone is often seen as a symbol of freedom. There is also a reason why it is seen as a means to heal, and people who often go for solo trips define it as a religious and spiritual experience. It is undoubtedly unique. When I write about traveling, I don’t just mean packing…

I would like to share a small part of my experience, one that I came across on my journey of healing (from a past relationship) and self-discovery. The journey hasn’t ended yet. And I am still learning and trying to regain what I have lost through the years. At times it is painful, but this journey is teaching me every…

The first time a baby tastes medicine, he cries. So he's pacified with something sweet. In the absence of sweet, water is offered to dilute the drug's bitterness. And eventually it disappears. So does the baby's tears. All, with time. Nobody teaches him to cry when the first drop of that dark liquid grazes his lips. He does so because…

Certain words in the English vocabulary transcend the importance of being emphasised upon. They encompass, within their few letters, such depth and significance, that their explanations suffer from the want of more. Any task, be it as simple and seemingly insignificant as pouring tea leaves from a packet into the jar, calls for sincerity and seriousness, to the extent that…

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…

“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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