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Harsh Agarwal

A multi-faceted individual, Harsh, believes life is about experimenting and exploring. This is exactly what he has done. After studying technology and completing his B.Tech from the National Institute of Technology in Silchar, he did not become a techie. Instead, he ventured into the domain of content, communication and marketing; emerged as a TedX speaker, organised events and now manages his own marketing agency in Delhi.

He has penned three books while he completed his graduation and started ghost writing post college. As a ghost writer, he has worked with  Ex-CEOs & Directors of multiple organisations including ABP News, Accenture, Punjab National Bank, Dena Bank and many more.

 

Still, his exploration and experimentation has hardly stopped. He has worked extensively in the development sector and aims to integrate technology with strategies for enhanced results. For his consistent work in this sector, he received the leadership award from India HIV/AIDS Alliance in 2016. A foodie and travel enthusiast, his penchant for exploring geographies and cultures continues.

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Novels by Harsh Agarwal

Harsh penned three full-length books while completing his graduation in NIT Silchar. On being asked if he is another engineer who became a writer, he candidly says the he is a writer who became an engineer and went back to writing.

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Life in a Nutshell

Life in a Nutshell was his first full-length work and was published at the age of 19. The book outlined journey of an average student in Kota - the hub of coaching institutes for reputed exams in India. He co-authored this with one of his batchmates - Nitish Raj Purohit and launched it at the City Mall on Christmas evening among thousands of people, with blessings from the leaders of the city.

An Excursion of Insight

His second book, published by Lifi Publications was a bildungsroman. Inspired from one of his batchmates in college - Sonam Dorji, this book was a story of a student from Bhutan who comes for engineering in India and faces a number of conflicts with a plethora of emotions.

Nazaqat

His finest work as an author - Nazaqat is about a girl who takes prostitution on her own will, becomes an entrepreneur and fights against the society. The character of Nazaqat has been carefully crafted, showcasing various sides of a powerful human being who challenges the world. A captivating plot with equally captivating writing, Nazaqat is an exciting read.

Contribution to Development Sector

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CEO - Youth LEAD India

Harsh joined Youth LEAD India along, established by Gautam Yadav along with the other board member - Deepak Kumar. Youth LEAD India is the Indian chapter of Youth LEAD - a Bangkok based organisation focussing on young key populations in Asia-pacific region. The organisation has started a number of projects including Saksham Sakhiyan (Skill development for trans community in Kushinagar region), Shakti (Empowerment of Female Sex Workers in Lucknow), Leadership Summit for young LGBTQ individuals in Delhi and Charcha ( A sensitization workshop for Journalists in Delhi). The organisation continues to find more ways to generate funds and initiate more projects for YKPs in India.

President - Harmless Hugs

Harmless Hugs was started by Vinay Kumar as an online group for LGBTQ individuals to express themselves and connect with like-minded people. The group diversified and started on-ground events to sensitise the masses about the rights and struggles of the LGBTQ community. He was also the convener for Delhi International Queer Theater and Film Festival for 2015 and 2016. For both years, he contributed significantly by raising funds for the event and for the group and worked extensively with media for a wider outreach nationally and internationally.

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