Newton’s Color Disc

A Newton disc is a disc with segments in rainbow colours. When the disc is rotated, the colours fade to white; In this way Isaac Newton demonstrated that white light is a combination of the seven different colours found in a rainbow. A Newton Disc can be created by painting a disc with the seven different colours. A combination of red, green and blue in the circular disc will yield the same result. This is due to the phenomenon called persistence of vision. It can easily be made at home using a card board piece It was an important discovery …

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The Crazy World of Computers

This delightful poem talks about the changes that have taken place in English language because of computers. Some words that are used with computers have a totally different meaning otherwise. Some of them are as follows: a window is an opening in the wall but here it means an operating system, ram means the male of a goat but here it means the computer’s memory, and many more such as application , program, curse(o)r, keyboard, CD, log on, hard-drive, cut, pate, web, virus etc. The poem is as follows:-“A computer was something on TV From a science fiction show of note A …

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A Dream

The poem ‘A Dream’ has been composed by Tabassum Khan. He has used various parts of speech such as similes and metaphors in every stanza. He says to open our hearts and help all people. The hatred that we feel should flow away and justice should be firm in our hearts. He says that he has a dream that one day all the people in this world live in harmony and cooperate with each other. He wishes that this situation shall prevail forever and we shall live in peace. The poem is as follows:- “I say open your hearts like …

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A Mother’s Love

The poem ‘A Mother’s Love’ has been composed by Michael O. Adesanya. He has used the rhyming scheme – a b c b. The poem is about how a mother’s love understands, comforts, supports and guides her children through the challenges and hurdles that are found in the difficult journey of life. It is divided into four stanzas. In the first stanza, the poet tells that only a other and her love can understand our sorrows and comfort us accordingly. In the second stanza, he tells that a mother can share our joys and if we dream something, some of …

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Swadharma

Swadharma is the internal intelligence within each individual. Our ingrained qualities and inclinations attract towards certain kinds of activities and experiences. When we tune our minds to pick up on our inner calling by decoding our mental DNA, we discover our swadharma. Swadharma is not something to be created, but to be discovered within oneself. When it is discovered, it will guide the individual on the path of right action. Why? By pursuing our passions, we stay inspired in the work we do. Inspired living opens up new horizons of contentment.  Like Helen Keller says, “It’s not worth living if …

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Syndrome X

Indians carry a gene which makes them to feel hypertension, diabetes and heart attack. The Syndrome X gene makes Indians four times more susceptible to heart attacks than European, Americans, Japanese and Chinese. World Health Organisation predicts that about 60% of the world’s heart patients will be Indian in the year 2020. But they are not serious about to avoid this type of situation. The adoption of deskbound lifestyle, fast foods makes the young Indians diseased at much younger age. The risk factors can be controlled are lifestyle habits like smoking, physical inactivity, heavy alcohol consumption and stress etc. If …

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My Transformation Transorms Nation

Transformation is a change of state. The change of mind is a form of transformation.  A nation is cumulative state of mind of same or different kind of transformations. This transformation should be shifted to be in positive or affirmative for the spiritual growth of nation. My transformation transforms nation – is not so simple, but that can be. I am giving an example of such occurrence. In Pakistan (our neighbour country) previously education of the girls was banned through the order of some terrorist groups and a group of people from the administration and of the society.  A little …

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Goals ‘in life’ and ‘of life’

Most people believe they have to frame goals in life and then keep achieving one goal after another. Don’t they wonder where it all ends?  We must ponder what the ultimate goal is, rather than moving from mundane goal to the next. The first goal in life is to cultivate a righteous way of living (Dharma). It is about tuning into ourselves and the world around.  The word dharma has a wider and deeper meaning too. Beyond righteousness, it refers to the essential nature of a thing, without which it cannot retain its independent existence. With the foundation of dharma, …

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