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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 Well, enjoy it; for soon, they’ll both be outdated—your iPod and the playlist on it.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 see a hilltop on the horizon. A lot of green and bits of white thrown into its midst. There are wild flowers of every colour whose names I do not care to know. They belong exclusively to this hill, to me. I feel a wind blowing across my face, beckoning me to come closer. It is not too cold,…

Time and again, I have Dufresne’s words to Red, in The Shawshank Redemption, echo in my head- one of the better things in life is hope because hope can be your driving factor to help you escape places, physical or mental. And there comes a point in life, when you realize that hope can have varied sources. You feel the…

My mother still has the habit of prodding me on every New Year’s Eve as to whether I have decided on a resolution for the upcoming twelve months. You’d think that considering the generation gap that exists between us, I’d be the one chalking down a diary full of aspirations. Instead, it has been some time since I took up…

My visits to my social media platforms are often marred with long spells of inactivity. To the extent that my existence, even in real life is subjected to severe inquiries. Because who, in times like ours stays away from the mandatory pull that is social validation? And yet, I somehow succeed. Or as others would term it, fail, miserably at…

Project FUEL; Deepak Ramola; Stitch In Time;

The beauty of a proverb lies in realizing how a set of words, as small a cluster as possible, has the power to invoke a different kind of feeling, depending on the situation we find ourselves in. It is, for the lack of a more meaningful analogy, the most complicated, yet simple and complete form of poetry. It is subtle,…

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…

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