Kleverkid for wholesome growth of your kids

Every parent in this world wants their kid to be a kleverkid, a kid who excels in studies and at the same time is very good in extra-curricular activities. In real life the scenario is a little different. We give more importance to studies in order to get good grades. In this race to get excellent grades, we start ignoring extra-curricular activities. For the wholesome growth of a child, we need to maintain a balance between curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Kleverkid is a site which has come to the rescue of parents who want to give the best of both curricular and extra-curricular to their wards. It can aggregate after school activities for your kids. It is quite difficult to master the balance between academics and extra-curricular activities. Kleverkid can help in bridging the gap between parents and academies and enable them to find the right fit through reviews and ratings from other experienced parents. Also, if you want your ward to improve academically, then it can even help you in finding good tutors for them.

The best thing is that they have reviews and ratings from other parents. Not only this, they have also come up with the Kleverkid mobile app for parents like us. Every child has some hidden talent we just need to uncover that. If we let our kids enjoy the mix of both spheres of academics and extra-curricular activities, then only we can see them bloom to their full glory. As of now, KleverKid is functional in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai (by the end of this year). It is only a matter of time before Kleverkid enters the Tier 2 cities and small towns.

In my family, we were always encouraged and never pressurized for studies, still I never got much encouragement to explore all the facets of the extra-curricular world. I was good in studies, but I always lagged in other domains like taking part in drama, sports, dance, singing, debate competitions etc. How I wished to participate in all these competitions, unfortunately I never got the courage to do that. In the later part of my school days, I started playing basketball and to tell you, I was quite good at that. If I could have got the opportunity, I could have been a national level or even international level basketball player.

Now for my son, I want to give him the best of both. He is very much interested in playing football. I would like to enrol him for swimming classes, let him learn skating, encourage him to take part in debate, singing, dancing competitions. All this will come after taking care of his studies. Because studies alone cannot make you a complete human being.

The first life of Vikram Roy by Laxmi Hariharan

About the book

His family is being held to ransom by a deadly mastermind.

Vikram never should have left his family, but when Vikram’s father brings his half-brother Vishal home, life will never be the same. Vikram thinks things will be better now that he’s gone. He’s met the love of his life, his future looks bright and then everything is shattered. Now, his family’s life is hanging in the balance, and only Vikram can do what needs to be done to save them. From the bestselling dystopian fiction author with over 200 reviews and ratings of her dystopia books across Goodreads, Amazon and other retailers.

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An excerpt from the book

Clad uniformly in jeans, hoodies and baseball hats, the boys look pretty slick. Tenzin wears a brand new Lacquer jersey, another gift among the many he receives from home on a weekly basis. Me—I like my faded old leather bomber jacket. My concession to fitting in with the boys is my very own pair of Wu-Tang jeans. There’s just something badass about them. It’s a brand I am going to stick to, especially in the more trying times of my life ahead.

Not that you’d know it that day, as the five of us swagger up the strip in the town centre. It’s August, just a few months into the start of the school year. The sun is just beginning its descent, and the shop lights twinkle on, one by one. We perch at the gang’s customary spot. It’s a bench at the edge of the mall. If you look down you can see the rest of the town spread out one way. Look the other direction and the entire mall spreads out before you. More importantly, you can see every single girl who walks by. It also gives them a clear view to check us out.

“So remember, stay cool. Don’t give these girls the time of the day,” Tenzin lectures as I take in the scene. “Especially this girl, Miriam—Mirri—boy, I so want to get into her pants. But, you know, got to act all casual around them. Let them come to you, know what I mean?”

“The Italians call this passeggiata,” I say to Tenzin, as I stand next to him at the bench.

The others sprawl in various poses, meant to convey casual disregard of their surroundings. All of them have a lit cigarette that they puff at. Tenzin offers me one, which I refuse. “What the fuck is passe … passage … dude?”

“It’s an Italian tradition,” I say. “A gentle stroll in the evening through the town centre—for which you are meant to dress up, of course—and then you walk through the piazza, to see and be seen.”

“Yeah, whatever, man.” Tenzin puffs away on his cigarette, coughing a little. “You going to Italy or something?”

“Nope, Oxford probably. It’s just … this reminds me of a passeggiata, Indian-style.”

“Dude,” he taps me on my forehead, “all that Continue reading

Milan (A Wedding Story) – Book Review

Book – Milan (A wedding story)
Author – Simi K Rao
ISBN – 1517142865
Type – Mainstream Fiction/Romance
Publisher – Kando Books
Published – August 2015
Number of pages – EBook, 162 pages

About the Book :-

When a daughter turns marriageable age, what should a responsible father do? Easy – wed her to the most suitable boy who comes knocking on the door. Jai Bhardwaj, Mili’s father and owner of The Serenity Tea Estate in the idyllic Nilgiris would’ve probably liked to do the same, but being who he was, he had to ask her first. What would she say?

My Review:-

As the title of the book is “Milan – a wedding story”, it is a story of union of two very different Continue reading

Golden opportunity – grab it or leave it???

We all have heard the famous saying that “when God closes a door, he opens up a window for you”. Do you believe in this saying? In real life, many times such situations can come but we need to be careful so that we can find the open window. I am also going through such a phase in my life.

Yes! God did close the door for me but now after few months of struggles, God has opened up a window for me. I can see a golden opportunity outside the window but I feel Continue reading

Live in style and enjoy stand-up comedy and party hard

Liveinstyle, a portal from the famous UB Group which gives regular updates about latest news in music, films, celebrity parties, travel, fashion, food, nightlife, cocktails, party destinations and every other information to spend some cool time. And now Liveinstyle has come up with a feature called Stand-Up Comedy. Through this Comedy Hunt, Liveinstyle is looking up for India’s next big comedy star on YouTube. It is like a golden opportunity for all those people who have hidden talent to make others laugh and happy through their stories, jokes and one-liners. It is really a very good initiative from the UB Group.

Stand-up comedy is a comic style in which a comedian performs in front of a live audience, usually speaking directly to them. Such performances usually consists of humorous stories, jokes and one-liners.

We all know that…….

Laughter is the best medicine.

But still we forget to laugh, we forget to live. We people are living in an era where our wishes come true with just a click of the mouse or things are just a phone call away. We need it and we get it. But the advent Continue reading

टूटे उम्मीदों की आहें

कितनी उम्मीदें थी हमें तुमसे,
पर तुमने हमारी आशाओं की परवाह न की।
कितनी खवाहिशें थीं हमारी तुम्हारे दम से,
पर तुमने उनकी कोई कदर न की।

कितने ख़वाब थे पलकों पे हमारे,
पर तुमने हमारे ख़वाबों का गला घोंट दिया।
उडना चाहते थे हम आसमान में तुम्हारे सहारे,
पर तुमने हमारे हिस्से की जमीन भी हमसे छीन लिया।

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