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This school boy turned his school assignment into his first book

At just twelve years of age, Sydneysider Indian Australian Vansh Sharma is now a published poet.

A Year 6 student in Sydney, Vansh Sharma, recently became a published poet for his book 'Life and a glass of milk'.

It all started with a school assignment.

"It started out as an assignment in my year 6 class. The task was simple: create an enterprise project. While my friends worked on building things such as go-karts, I took a more literary approach and started penning a book of poetry,” says Vansh.

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“I have tried to see things from my perspective. I have explored love and loss, fear and forgiveness, life and death, and of course a glass of milk," says Vansh.

His poetry includes sonnets, ballads, and limericks.

Vansh sharma author of Life and a glass of milk
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It was his mother's idea to turn his assignment into a publication. 

“When I got the collection of poems binded to hand it over in the class I thought maybe it can be published as a book,” says Swapna, Vansh's mother.

“See, writing poetry was my hard work but getting it published is certainly my mother’s hard work,” quips Vansh.

Vansh sharma author of Life and a glass of milk
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So at the age of 12, Vansh became a published poet. 

He hopes 'Life and a glass of milk' will appeal to people and help them see the world through the eyes of a twelve-year-old boy. 

“He wants to grow up fast so he can be independent to discover the world in-depth and what lies within... though when he is grown he will weep for the ‘good old days,” says Swapna. 

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