"My own childhood experience in the Gloucestershire village of Churchdown, where my home was petrol-bombed, my nose broken so other children could see if I would bleed red or brown, and my parents would only leave the house with one of them in the trunk of the car (to avoid people seeing the house was unoccupied), has certainly left an indelible mark on me. We all have unconscious programming like this, based on our life circumstances and experiences. We need to be aware of this so that, rather than letting it guide our lives, we equip ourselves to choose powerfully." - Excerpt from 'The Values Compass' by Mandeep Rai In her book 'The Values Compass,' author Mandeep Rai talks about her travels across more than a 100 countries. Talking to MAKERS India, she also revealed how her childhood in the UK shaped her as a person, and encouraged her to explore the world.