Wednesday, April 14, 2021

तांडव

 मौत हर राह पर खड़ी है

दरवाज़े के पीछे
बिस्तर के नीचे
आज उसका तांडव है
रिश्ते मायने नहीं रखते
हाथ खिलौनों से खेलने वाले हैं
या जिंदगी का हल जोतने वाले
आपका धर्म आपकी जाती आपका ओहदा
फर्क नहीं पड़ता है उसे
मौत तो आज बस मौका ढूंढ रही
उसकी भूख आज अथाह है

इंसान महान प्राणी है
ढूंढता अपनी पहचान है
इतिहास धर्म आस्था के पन्नो में
जहां जरूरत पड़ती है
सुविधानुसार पन्ने चिपका देता है
सच या झूठ तो बस कल्पना है
मौत ठहाके लगाकर हंसती है
लंबे नखों से प्राण उठाती है
झोली में भर लेती है

खोएंगे हम बहुत इंसानों को
जब तक थमेगा मौत का तांडव
और फिर खोएंगे हम वापस
इंसानों के फैलाये मायाजाल में
गाजर मूली की तरह तैयार होंगे
चंद इंसानों की भूख के लिए
मौत कोने में मंद मंद मुस्करायेगी
अपने नखों को तराशती






Monday, January 25, 2021

National Symbols of India

India is a diverse country. From language to culture to food habits, attires and dresses, and even environmental conditions. It is also though truly said about India that it represents unity in diversity as well. To become a national symbol of such a diverse country is not easy. The symbol has to unify the ethos of the north to south and east to west.

Some of the well-known symbols are:

Nationa animal - Royal Bengal Tiger National bird - Peacock National Fruit - Mango National Flower - Lotus However, we have other symbols as well which are lesser-known. There is a national vegetable of India as well. What about National food and drink? Check out the video below to know more about such lesser-known national symbols.



Saturday, December 12, 2020

Center of Gravity - Science Experiment for Kids

 The concept of the center of gravity is central to Physics. The apple falling on Newton's head was a watershed moment in the history of science. The concept of center of gravity is important to understand the notion of stability of any body. The leaning tower of Pisa is not falling because the center of gravity is still inside its periphery.

Check the video to understand more about the center of gravity






Sounds only kids can hear and Adults can't - Science experiment for Kids

Humans can detect sounds in a frequency range from about 20 Hz to 20 kHz. Kids can hear even above that to some level till 22 KHz as well. With age, the ability to hear high frequencies decreases. Check the table below to see the range of frequencies and what age group can hear them.



Check the video to see this in action. It will be more fun if the video is seen by kids and elders together.


People have used this concept to put high-frequency buzzers that wards off kids. Kids have used this as a ringtone which elders cannot hear.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

How to make YouTube Shorts

 Youtube shorts are here. This is a completely new way of building content. Shorts are in portrait or vertical videos. (Did I say Tiktok!!!)

How to make YouTube Shorts?

Shorts is in beta so not everyone will see the button to create shorts. If you have access to it then it will be available in your YouTube app. Make sure to update your YouTube app to the latest.

If you have access to the Shorts feature

  • Click on the "+" icon. In iOS, it is a video camera icon. "Create icon" for Android users in India has been moved to the middle of the navigation bar.
  • Select Video.
  •  Do you see ‘Create a short video’ then you have access to the Shorts. Yay!!! 
  • Create a video of less than 15 seconds.
  • Welcome to the world of Shorts
If you do not have access to the Shorts feature:
  • Upload your existing portrait or vertical format video of less than 60 seconds and use the hashtag #Shorts in the title or description. There are some reports that to be on the safer side, keep it less than 58 seconds. 
Bhatt Family or family channel got YouTube Shorts channel. Check the channel.
My son Ekagra Bhatt YouTube app did get shorts enabled. Check his channel as well.

Steps to make YouTube Shorts using YouTube app
The following sequence shows the main steps. Do check other settings as well in each screen like speed and timer



The shorts will appear in the shorts feed of YouTube mobile app


#shorts





Wednesday, July 15, 2020

How many colours one need to colour a map?

How many colors you need to color a map, say of India? India has 28 states and 8 union territories. It might seem that we will need a good number of colours to colour the map of India so that the adjacent states and union territories do not get the same colour. However, that's not the case.

We just need a small set of colors to achieve this. This was found by Francis Guthrie when he was trying to color the map of the countries of England. That might England was ruling a large part of the world a well.

Interesting? Watch the video to know about it



Sunday, April 26, 2020

Split wide open

Covid19 is turning out to be a Samudra Manthan of human society. It is surfacing both deep-rooted poison and elixir of life. It is evaluating the deep-rooted notions and questioning the structures and formations. If it is surfacing a lot of good and human side of life it is also exposing the deep-rooted faults of the society. All around the world, one thing is very clear. It makes a difference in life and death if one is rich. The first to sacrifice are the poor be it in terms of access to food or healthcare. The same poor are put in full force to serve the rich however at the first moment when they become incapacitated, they are thrown like a fly on milk.

We have seen how the rich are ferried all over the world. It is true in every part of the world. Everything was pressed into service to get them safely to their homes. However the poor are left to their own destinies. It's true that governments are feeding them but there is more who are falling out of the circle. They don't even exist in the scheme of things. There are people who are going the extra mile to help them out and salute to them. But at some point, everyone will start straining.