Shilpa adapted three short stories by famous Indian authors for the stage in ‘Kathaah – stories from India”. This was Shilpa’s first completely independent production that she wrote, directed and produced. Kathaah ran to full houses at the Substation in Singapore in 2008 ¬†and featured the stories “Kabuliwalah by Rabindranath Tagore, “Second Opinion” by R. K. Narayan and “Walls” by Vaikkom Mohammad Basheer.