Lessons From Life
Everyone has a life lesson and that is their legacy,” says Deepak Ramola, young polymath and author of the poetry collection, Itna Toh Main Samajh Gaya Hoon. Ramola was in conversation with Akanksha Kapur Arora at Kalam Amritsar. Ramola spoke about his journey as a writer, from his school days to his career, songwriting for Bollywood, up to the writing of his first collection of poetry. He read out a few verses from his collection of over 90 poems. His unique voice and manner had the audience enthralled from start to finish. He said that the inspiration behind his writing and also the reason he started Project FUEL (FUEL stands for forwarding the Understanding of Every Life Lesson) are the lessons he has gained from his own life, which made him think about how everyone’s life could have a lesson that was worth sharing with the rest of the world. This is what he aims to do via Project FUEL. He collects the stories of various people from all walks of life and presents them in interactive formats that enable people to engage with and learn from the experiences of others. “I aim to collect at least a million stories and life lessons from across the country and globe and probably compile a book,” he said.