Bidding adieu to summer

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Umang Vanshika

Hello!

Summer is on its way out and I couldn’t be happier. The slight nip in the air these days followed by the teeny-tiny winter season that barely lasts two months becomes quite valuable after the scorching heat that resides in Delhi for more than half a year.

The nippy weather in Delhi makes the perfect setting for an evening-out. I decided to head out in a floral, pastel maxi dress to a flea to bid adieu to summer. I have recently discovered my love maxis, which you can pick in cotton or flowe-y fabrics to make it fit for day or night. Lending you height, maxis can be quite flattering yet comfortable. Saying my goodbye to the heat in a easy-breazy maxi, I can’t wait to embrace Fall Fashion!  Here’s looking forward to layering my outfits; pulling out my chunky knits; throwing on a warm fuzzy stole; bringing out my dark berry/wine…

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Discovery of Earth-Sized Planet in Habitable Zone of a Star

an earth like planet found. can we find new life too? keep reading

AUG Codon: New Beginnings

Since its inception in Spring 2009, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has been hunting exoplanets, or planets outside the Solar System, the holy grail being a planet similar to ours in terms of size, composition, and habitability. In its mission, Kepler utilizes the transit method: it continuously measures the brightness of 150,000 stars, looking for dips in the amount of light received from each star. The idea is that if a star has planets, then every time the planet passes between us and its parent star, it will block a very small amount of light (usually less than one percent).

Kepler has now confirmed the existence of an Earth-sized exoplanet in its star’s habitable zone, or “Goldilocks zone,” the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The announcement was made during a press conference earlier today, and the findings have been…

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Dont hit me, it hurt my eyes

India Nanotechnology

“Bachchey bhagwan ka roop hotey hai. Besharam! Usey mat maar.”

I heard my mother shouting from kitchen while I was in my room social networking as the school was closed.

“Mai Police Bulaungi, chhodo usey.” I heard her shout again, this time even fierce.

I immediately got off my bed and ran towards the kitchen. As I was about to enter the kitchen, something came flying and hit my forehead. It was my mom’s phone. It hurt me bad and my mom was in all tears and repeatedly apologizing. But luckily I was ok. I was obviously curious and I asked her that what made her so mad and furious. She told me, it was our maid on the phone and her husband is beating up their child non stop. She told me that she wanted to help that child. I asked her the reason but it didn’t matter, beating a…

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Don’t hit me; crying hurt my eyes.

“Bachchey bhagwan ka roop hotey hai. Besharam! Usey mat maar.” [“Kids are avatar of god. Don’t hit him.”]

I heard my mother shouting from kitchen while I was in my room social networking as the school was closed.

“Mai Police Bulaungi, chhodo usey.” [“I’ll call the cops, leave him.”] I heard her shout again, this time even fierce.

I immediately got off my bed and ran towards the kitchen. As I was about to enter the kitchen, something came flying and hit my forehead. It was my mom’s phone. It hurt me bad and my mom was in all tears and repeatedly apologizing. But luckily I was ok. I was obviously curious and I asked her that what made her so mad and furious. She told me, it was our maid on the phone and her husband is beating up their child non stop. She told me that she wanted to help that child. I asked her the reason but it didn’t matter, beating a human below 18 years ie beating a child is illegal, period. My mom called the police, I was wondering why involve cops, but she called them.

I never knew things will go so intense.

Later that evening our maid called us and told that police came by and stopped the violence. They also took her husband and told they will keep him in jail overnight. My mother asked her to come home tomorrow along with Kanhaiya, the innocent 8 year old.

Next whole day in school, I was thinking about Kanhaiya. I wanted to do so much for him and stop this violence. Not only with Kanhaiya but all those children who are facing child abuse.  But what could I possibly do for child security, i thought.

I decided to write a poem.

 

Twinkle Twinkle, a little star,
I might be below 18, but not below par.

Up above from the heavens so high,
I was all your happiness, that money can’t buy.

You fed me and taught me with all your wise,
And now you hit me, did you not think twice?

Early to bed, early I will rise,
But papa please don’t hit me, the crying hurt my eyes.

I will get good grades and always be polite,
I will stay at home and study till night,
I will be a good boy and bring you your pride.
But papa don’t hit me, the crying really hurt my eyes.

You think of my good,
I know that in my heart,
Maybe that’s why you hit me,
To make me realize my power.

And thanks to you, I can go to school,
Where my teacher tells, beating a child is illegal n cruel.
She asked us not stay mute, if we witness any such situation,
But she never told us, how to go against our own parent.

You are my god, you gave me life,
But papa don’t hit me, the crying hurt my eyes.

To make you happy, I can stay out of your sight,
But papa please don’t hit me, the crying hurt my eyes.

 

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This post is a part of the #Vote4Children Blog-a-thon on Youth Ki Awaaz. Find out more at: http://www.youthkiawaaz.com/vote4children

 

 

 

Nanodream : To witness developed India!

“It’s about dreaming big, very big.”

 

Like you I also have a very few glimpses of my childhood social studies classes at school, but among those few one changed mi life.

When our teacher told us about there are two types of nations in the world developing and developed. And the she said India is a developing country. Woho!! What!! Are you saying!! We are not living in a developed country!!

Those exclamords where the instant thoughts in our mind. And then it settled you know. And as the classes of social studies laddered up to classes of economics, India was still a developing country.

We are sure that it saddens the developed countries’ citizen too, seeing such differences. Which country in the world has not seen harsh times, in fact some have witnessed such times that on hearing about them we do feel lucky to be born in India.

But they stood up, stood up for themselves, for their loved ones, for their country and for their pride.

Taking motivation from our fellow world-men, we must also think of how we can take India to a state where no one dies of hunger, cold or  …..waiting.

We the youth & with the power of Nanotechnology at hand, we believe, it can push us not one step, but two steps further in this walk of developed India.

 

It a whole new world here

“There is more than plenty of room at the bottom, maybe a bungalow.”

Father of nanotechnology and the noble prize winning physicist Richard Feynman  introduced the world one day to nanotechnology by saying, “there is plenty of room at the bottom.” And everything changed.

Well, with the advancement in research and seeing the benefits of nanotechnology in almost every field of life, I dont hesitate to say that there is more than plenty of room at the bottom.

If you are a school student, you can find the motivation and bachelor level courses being offered in India by different universities and centers.

If you are a grad, you can find master level courses in India.

I will also post Ph.D positions in India for the hard core nanotechnologists, like me.

What after studying nanotechnology? Well, I will find jobs for you and post it on this blog.

For scientists who are planning to take up nanotechnology or material science related projects or are already involved in project, you can find information about different equipment and where to buy them and other details.

Feel free to post your query, no matter who you are, an electron treats everyone equally.

Yours beloved,

An electron.