A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose! https://shilpaagarg.com Things are as they are, not as they should be! Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:58:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 53998449 Help Mithu Save His School #HelpMithuSaveSchool https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/02/help-mithu-save-his-school-helpmithusaveschool.html https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/02/help-mithu-save-his-school-helpmithusaveschool.html#comments Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:29:22 +0000 https://shilpaagarg.com/?p=15295 MEET MITHU MANDAL, COMPUTER TEACHER: OKHLA CENTRE, PROJECT WHY, NEW DELHI Mithu Mandal lost his legs to polio at the age of 3 and was never interested in formal education. At Project WHY, he not only learned about computers but became good enough to teach children how to use them. The Project Why Okhla Centre […]

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If We Were Having Coffee… 14th February https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/02/coffee-14th-february.html https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/02/coffee-14th-february.html#comments Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:09:25 +0000 https://shilpaagarg.com/?p=15250 If we were having coffee, I’d wish you a cheery hello and thank you for stopping by for a bit of catching up over coffee. Oh, if coffee isn’t your elixir,  you may grab a beverage of your choice. So pick your cup and pull up a chair. So, how have you been! Hope all’s […]

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Books I Read in January 2019 – Mini Reviews https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/02/books-january-2019-mini-reviews.html https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/02/books-january-2019-mini-reviews.html#comments Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:51:28 +0000 https://shilpaagarg.com/?p=15135 One thing that is going right for me in this new year is my reading. I am glad that I am doing an above average amount of reading lately. Touch wood! Today, I am sharing some quick mini reviews of the books that I have read in January 2019. And I am hoping to make […]

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How to Kill Time While Waiting at the Airport https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/01/kill-time-waiting-airport.html https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/01/kill-time-waiting-airport.html#comments Fri, 25 Jan 2019 06:33:46 +0000 https://shilpaagarg.com/?p=14773 You are stuck at the airport with time to kill, because… You have checked in your bags and whizzed past the security pretty early. Your flight is delayed. You have arrived earlier for your flight. You have a long layover. Here’s what you can do to kill time while waiting to board your flight. Walk […]

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A Library that Asks You to Steal Its Books #WATWB https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/01/library-books-book-thief.html https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/01/library-books-book-thief.html#comments Thu, 24 Jan 2019 19:31:02 +0000 https://shilpaagarg.com/?p=14737 Children in the Nagari tea-estate of Darjeeling are being encouraged to engage themselves and their times with ‘The Book Thief’. It’s intriguing and might raise a few eyebrows too. But Srijana Subba  is on a mission to ensure that every child in her village has a book. Srijana was introduced to the world of books […]

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Photographs and Memories https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/01/met.html https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/01/met.html#comments Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:27:11 +0000 http://shilpaagarg.com/?p=6043 The other day, I was sifting through a drawer full of memories and I was transported back in time. The College Years!! Those were the days… left the comforts of home for the first time.. made a group out of the first few people we met… hanging out together between classes… sitting together during lunch and […]

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My 2019 Reading Challenges https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/01/my-2019-reading-challenges.html https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/01/my-2019-reading-challenges.html#comments Thu, 10 Jan 2019 03:40:13 +0000 https://shilpaagarg.com/?p=14315 Like every year, I started 2018 by picking some interesting reading challenges for myself. I was pretty excited about the diverse books that I would have read through these challenges. 100 books by December 31st was my goal. It seemed pretty doable, considering that I had read 150 books in 2016 and 125 in 2017. […]

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Focus #WOTY2019 https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/01/focus-woty2019.html https://shilpaagarg.com/2019/01/focus-woty2019.html#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:15:59 +0000 https://shilpaagarg.com/?p=14296 Hola People!! A very Happy 2019 to you! How have you been! Hope the new year has started well for all of you. As for me, it’s good to back at this space. Last few months have been terribly hectic with work and life and naturally those got prioritized first and my baby blog here […]

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He Saw His Friend Bleed To Death In Road Accident, Has Saved 60 Lives In 27 Years #WATWB https://shilpaagarg.com/2018/11/road-accident.html https://shilpaagarg.com/2018/11/road-accident.html#comments Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:02:26 +0000 https://shilpaagarg.com/?p=13336 It was the year 1991. At 10 pm on a foggy night, Lucknow-based Pramod Tiwari was travelling home from work when a speeding vehicle rammed into him and drove away. When Pramod did not return home until late, his family panicked and reached out to his childhood friend, Manoj Singh. Paying no attention to the […]

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Would You Help Renu Empower a Sewing Circle in Need? #GivingTuesday #ProjectWhyDelhi https://shilpaagarg.com/2018/11/project-why-delhi.html https://shilpaagarg.com/2018/11/project-why-delhi.html#comments Tue, 27 Nov 2018 06:17:18 +0000 https://shilpaagarg.com/?p=13256 Meet Renu, the Project WHY Sewing Teacher Six years ago, when Renu Karotia joined the Project Why Sewing Circle, her husband had lost his job due to a work accident. Her family had lost their home and incurred huge debts. After joining the Project WHY sewing class, she started taking small jobs at home. She […]

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