Things are as they are, not as they should be!


Shilpa Garg
Hi. I am Shilpa Garg.

This is the “About” page, so I should probably tell you my story.

  • I am getting older by the day.
  • I am not perfect.
  • I have done MBA and I have worked for a decade in the Brand Management Team of leading Pharmaceutical companies and then moved on to work as a Soft-Skills Trainer.
  • I am passionate about reading books and baking cakes.
  • I observe a lot by watching and that gives a lot of fodder for my blog.
  • I love finding extraordinary in the ordinary life around me and that reflects in my posts on this blog.
  • I have been blogging since 2009 and still love every minute of it.
  • Making lists calms me down when I am overwhelmed with life and work.
  • As much as I love getting a cup of coffee/tea and enjoying some alone time with a book, having a conversation with friends over coffee/tea is something I relish.
  • When all seems to be doom and gloom, I believe in finding positive possibilities.
  • I don’t like being caught unawares.
  • I am obsessed with washing and cleaning and I know it’s getting out of control.
  • I have one husband (aka KG) and one teenage son (aka AG or Aaryan) who feature a lot in my musings and stories. They don’t read my blog, but they are supportive of my writing.

Are we friends now?
So, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!

Hang with me on Facebook!
Twitter is fun too!
And Instagram!
You can find me on Google+
And Goodreads if books interest you.
I’m kind of new on Pinterest!
Or email me at
If all else fails, just contact me through this form.


  • Sameer | Author - Business Doctors

    Hi Shilpa,

    I’ve sent you a message and a connect request on Facebook. Can you please check?

    – Sameer

  • Hi, there!

    I’m Jane and am an avid reader and blogger, a passion which I think we share. I’ve been writing contents on the web professionally since 2010. I share my experience through articles on Travel, Culture, History, Lifestyle and many more.

    Your blog “” is probably one of the most interesting ones I’ve seen recently and with due reason. I was wondering if I could do a guest post for your blog.

    I would like to write on “7 Incredible Travel Destinations in Australia” or any other suggested topic for your blog.

    It would be an honor to see my article published on your site.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Jane Roberts.

  • Thank you for such a wonderful review of my book. I am glad that you liked the book.

  • I m proud to be a fane cuz when I’m stressing it’s the only where that I’m feeling good there. We are looking for joying ,loving and every thing to be able to make my live alive.

  • Hi Shilpa, I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award. Please accept.
    Enjoy.. 🙂

  • Hello Shilpa,

    Hope you are doing good.

    I happened to see your blog recently and finds it very impressive. I work for an online firm.

    I would like to submit a sponsored guest post on Online shopping. Let me know the procedures and the commercials involved.


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  • Hi,

    My name is James Ervin and I’m a freelance media manager in an established online media agency. My Company is looking to post an article or a banner (for a fixed fee) in your website.
    If you are interested, please let me know and I’ll provide you with more details. Also, if you own other sites please send me their URLs, so I can review them for posting an article.

    I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

    James Ervin
    Media Account Manager
    Promo Logic Media Service

  • Hello there!
    I have been following your blog for quite a while and love the content and information that you offer your readers.
    I am reaching out today to see if you would be interested in a sponsored post for your blog. I believe I can provide value for your readers and share my knowledge.
    I will ensure the content is top-notch and provides a new look on a topic that your readers are interested in learning more about. Looking forward to hear from you soon.


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  • Hello,

    My name is Amy, and I work with HH Staffing Services.

    We are an employment/staffing agency helping both job seekers and employers connect with each other.

    You can view our website here ->

    I was curious as to if there were any opportunities to feature HH Staffing on your website in any shape or form? We have a popular blog, and enjoy writing about a variety of topics within the employment industry.

    If there are any opportunities through your website I’d be very interested in learning more.

    I look forward to your reply.


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  • Hello Shilpa,

    I am a follower of urs on here and on goodreads. I am really missing your short stories (fiction). Please please do write more. Love to read them. Have read all of it until yet. Thanks in advance.

    Your ardent follower
    Abhi 🙂

  • Hi Shilpa,
    I am looking to contact bloggers to know their experience with social-friendly content (short and informative with lists, how-tos, quizzes, polls, images, videos).
    Here are a few samples for you to look at, to know what exactly I’m talking about.

    We are building a free product for bloggers that works with existing blogs.
    We want to engage closely with tech-savvy early adopters who like to experiment with content. If you want to try it or know someone with whom I should connect, please reply or let me know when could we have a quick chat (not more than 10 minutes) regarding this.

    Nida Mariam
    Content Researcher at Rocketium

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  • Hey!
    Thank you for making the #atozchallenge so much fun, I have gained so many followers and it has boosted my confidence immensely. This is my first time and I am looking forward to participating in many more.


  • Hi Shilpa… my name is Tegon Maus. I wanted to thank you for your comments about my book The Chronicles of Tucker Littlefield. If you’re interested I would be happy to send you a free copy. Please contact me with the format you would like… mobi, epub, PDF whatever you need.

  • Hi,
    hope my message finds you excellent. I am a writing lover and now shifting to Jaipur because of my project works. I am totally new there, so may i request one writer to help another writer. I will have so much time there to enjoy my writing passion. You can please see my facebook page named the Living Hybrids to know more about me. Thanks

  • Hi Shilpa,
    Thank you for the three star rating for my book Miss Adventures on I can see you are a voracious reader so that rating is worth something to me as a first time author.

  • totally enjoy reading your short pieces. great mind and writing skills. i look forward to more. also appreciate you reading my blog. buenos tardes from Ecuador!
    Lightheaded: Retiring at 8300 feet

  • Thanks so much for following Oh, the Places We See. It’s great to have you traveling with us!

  • Hi Shilpa, nice to be here reading about yourself:) thank you for sharing all about you and yes I feel warm and happy. I have not been able to access your blog from my home computer…. glad I could from my work place.

  • Like the new look of your page:) the layout and colour is beautiful- calming.

  • Hello from Los Angeles! Thank you for your review of Hard Work is Not Good Enough. Your blog feels more like I am sitting with your other guests having tea. It is a warm and welcoming site for both writers, and visitors.

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