Currently a student of Class IX, DPS RK Puram, Kartik Srivastava has been into writing poems since the age of 9. Being the face of the school in the inter-school competition circuit, in quizzing, debating etc., people around him knew him more because of his academic and extra – curricular performance. But what was initially a stress buster or just a hobby, turned out to be a hidden talent. He has always had a creative inclination, taking great interest in singing, painting and other things. However, writing was his best pastime. Anything that has a big – enough impact on him, is put on paper. He says the words flow on their own when he’s in the right environment. Academics may be his greatest strength, but creativity, in all its forms, is what he enjoys the most. The result of his hardwork is – ‘Laugh and Cry With Me’, a compilation of 35 of the best of his poems.