shyam bansal


In the attempt to live life fully, I have discovered requires two great traits; first, the conviction to believe in oneself and second, to have a never ending appetite for new romances with life.

The first one grew on itself with every new initiative that I took, against all odds to keep uncovering the new stories of life. They were early years and I was eager. After so many seasons, my appetite to discover has not waned and instead has sharpened in my senses.

Most of the people I have known, knew what they wanted and where they wanted to go but not me. “the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives” As for me, I am still wandering.

Truth is not constant and keeps altering from where it begins. The discovery of the changing sands of time draws me like a magnet. I feel compelled to let go and allow myself to find the fascinating stories they have to offer.

From one stone to another, I walked in the afternoon sun, bare feet oblivious to the scorching heat. It was then that I truly realized the beauty of small grooves of shade. My journeys have given me an insight on how hard we are trying to preserve what we have when life itself has always evolved and gone through so many transitions.

It has been thoroughly enjoyable - all my exploits from the mundane of corporate life to the social sector, from the delights of teaching, to using the camera as an extension of myself, every bit teaches me that there is so much to learn, provided one has the willingness to learn.

I have had the best teachers of the world, the sky above my head and the earth beneath my feet!

I am careful where I step and what I do, trying not to disturb the layers but rather finding space between them.

My journey is far from over…

I am a commerce graduate but my heart was always into doing something for the society, extremely passionate about bringing change.

Over the years I have worked with various NGO’s in Jaipur and engaged with Sheltering Books since past 2 years and aiming to equip NGO’s with libraries.

Recently represented Rajasthan in National Youth Festival & being awarded by UN for Best action plan. My work has been featured in several newspapers.

Besides sheltering books, I have started a reading room cum activity center “Apni Jagah” for overall community development and bridge the gap between “us” and “them”.


  • Work
    • apni jagah
  • Education
    • B. Com