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You Are An Original -By Sourav Sinha

Your DNA never existed on this planet.

No one will have your unique set of experiences. No one will ever have your unique point of view.

There was never anyone like you in the past and there will never be anyone like you in the future!

You have complete monopoly over yourself.

And, then what do you do with this “unique you”? You give up.

When you are yourself, you have value. When you are like anyone else, you lose that value.

The world defines you as someone who is easily replaceable.
The world defines you as someone who provides little value.

But that’s not true!

Because you are unique and the only one of “you” in the whole world.

That’s where the fun is
That’s where the value is
That’s where the money is.

When Steve Jobs decided to open Apple Stores, he hired one of the best in the business, Ron Johnson (from Target) and he planned the store in a way that general retail stores used to be.

But one look and Steve completely dismantled it. He didn’t want multiple racks and he didn’t want clutter in the stores. Apple had 4 products and he made one of those 4 products as the show stopper and the other 3 in the rest 3 walls. That’s it. Simple and clutter free.

A visitor walks in and is not confused. He gave them enough space so that they could play around with the product without the sales people breathing on their necks.

It’s been decades and Apple has followed that principle which has made them the most unique retail store in the whole world.

You command a price when you are unique and Apple shows you that.

Now imagine if Steve Jobs would have followed the same structure like other retail stores – would they have remained unique?

Similarly, your contest is not with other people, but with being the best version of yourself.

You enter contests where the outcome is dependent on forces outside your control. You think it’s safer to hide behind the crowd, you think it saves you from being judged by others.

It means you are not playing to win, rather you are playing not to lose.

What a waste of your uniqueness.

The great architect and designer Frank Gehry said, “When I teach a class, the first thing I do with students is ask them to write their signature on a piece of paper”. And we spread them out and I say, “They all look different and that’s you, and that’s you, and that’s you, so stay with that forever.”
Staying with that forever doesn’t necessarily mean you will be the biggest or most popular thing in the world. But it does mean you will have a monopoly. And that you will always be a winner.

The wise know that the better contest is with yourself. They know the best route to success is to “be yourself”.

And to stay that way forever.

Are you still following the crowd? Or are you remaining unique?

Photography -by Swetabja Das

 

A Man Like Me -by Aasique Ahmed

A man like me. A  man  of words

During  these times  in this world

Sets hearts on fire through things he’s seen,

Of the nights he’s served of places he’s been.

A man like me. A  man of nerves

Healing  injuries, injuries not healed by herbs

Lets go of judgment, lets go of tears,

Helps find solace abandons the house of fear.

  –Aasique Ahmed

We are Indians -by Sanchaita Saha

We were thrown

We were shredded.

We were burnt

We were embedded.

 

Some witnessed the blood

Some witnessed the races.

Some witnessed the bodies,

Hanged with happy faces.

 

The days were dark.

The nights were scary.

But it was only the urge for freedom

That we always used to cherish.

 

It was the struggle that brought us the light.

It was the unity that never failed to stand upright.

It was the story of thousands of fighters.

It was all about the sacrifice that we are smiling today day and night.

 

MY LOVE, KOLKATA -by Sanchaita Saha

Kolkata, the City of Joy, situated on the bank of the river Hooghly.

The city rich in Cultural Heritage, once was known as the Capital of our country.

 

Job Charnock, founded this city, formerly known as ‘Calcutta’.

The City of Joy is the city of love, comprised of Gobindapur, Sutanuti and Kalikata.

 

College Street in North Kolkata, gives the smell of books.

Coffee House plays an important role for student’s frequent hangouts.

 

India’s first medical college, established here in 1835.

University of Calcutta being the first Indian University makes us feel honored with pride.

 

Nobel Laureates Rabindranath Tagore and Amartya Sen raise an intense exhilaration.

Kavi Nazrul and Satyajit Ray, make us feel exceptional.

 

Love for street shopping signifies either Hatibagan, New Market or Gariahat.

The City of Joy remains undefined without the cantilever Howrah Bridge and Princep Ghat.

 

Hot tea served in earthen pots, add a different flavour to the tea.

Hot rice served with Hilsa-Prawn, is all Bengalis’ sumptuous meal.

 

Tram lines and hand-pulled rickshaws still retain the heritage of Kolkata.

The City of Joy rich in festivals, is famous for its ‘Mishti Doi’ and ‘Rosogolla’.

 

Durga Puja, the grand festival, the city dressed up like a bride.

The idols have an undefined beauty, Kumortuli potters are the reason behind.

 

Land of Devotees, Land of Worshipers, Land of Temples from Dakshineswar to Kalighat.

The city of Joy is not truly visited if you missed Adeyapith and Belurmath.

 

Winter defines the picnic season, along with ‘Pithe-Puli’ as the dessert.

Crowd appears at Shibpur Botanical Garden, Victoria Memorial, Science City and Alipoor Zoo also have the same rush.

 

Christmas celebrations and the New Year Eve make the city alive.

Midnight mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral and Park Street decks up in lights.

 

Multiple faces of multiple races, multiple religions stay together.

Kolkata, the City of Joy, I will love you forever!

Science Fiction Article -by Suresh Kumar Hela

                                                                   Hollow Earth

The Hollow Earth is a concept proposing that the planet Earth is entirely hollow or contains a substantial interior space.Befor that, you have to know the concept of mega structure. Mega structure is a concept where many Scientists believe that Moon is a Mega structure which is build by an Advance Acient Civilization that actually made and protect our planet to be a habitable place for grow life is that means that for some reason our Advanced Ancestors are moved or forced to evacuate our blue planet and try to build there own habitable place just how we are thinking to build colonies on planet mars.Notably suggested by Edmond Halley in the late 17th century.  Our modern species-history is one of remorselessly accelerated extraction, accompanied by compensatory small acts of preservation and elegiac songs. We have now drilled some 30 million miles of tunnel and borehole in our hunt for resources, truly riddling our planet into a hollow Earth .The hollow earth, the greatest geographical discovery in history made by Admiral Richard E. Byrd in the mysterious land beyond the poles, the true origin of the flying saucers. Yes, we are talking about the Unidentified Flying Object that many spectator believe they have seen a disk like onject flying or more we can say hovering in the sky.The first well-known UFO sighting occurred in 1947, when businessman Kenneth Arnold claimed to see a group of nine high-speed objects near Mount Rainier in Washington while flying his small plane Arnold estimated the speed of the crescent-shaped objects as several thousand miles per hour and said they moved “like saucers skipping on water.” In the newspaper report that followed, it was mistakenly stated that the objects were saucer-shaped, hence the term flying saucer. Scientists have discovered a secret Nazi base built on direct orders from German dictator Adolf Hitler located 1,000 km from the North Pole some of Hitler’s top advisors perhaps even Hitler himself  believed that the Earth was hollow, and there was at least one expedition by the ​Nazi military to exploit that belief for strategic advantage during the war. Hitler‘s Nazis were convinced that they were destined to rule the world, and they came to this warped conclusion through the acceptance of many occult beliefs and practices, including astrology, the prophecies of Nostradamus, and the hollow/inverted Earth theory.For decades, the location of the mysterious site known as ‘Schatzgraber’ or ‘Treasure Hunter’ on Alexandra Land in the Arctic Circle had remained unknown.It was in service from 1943, before being abandoned in July 1944 when its crew was poisoned after being forced to eat raw polar bear meat infected with roundworms while running low on supplies, the Daily Express reported. Before, it was only known from written sources, but now we also have real proof,” said Evgeny Ermolov, a senior researcher at the Russian Arctic National Park, So is it just a base for some random reasearch or it is pre planned  program to find out the advance civilization just beneath of our land!

The Van Allen radiation belt is a zone of energetic charged particles, most of which originate from the solar wind. The particles are captured by and held around a planet by that planet’s magnetic field. It surrounds Earth, containing a nearly impenetrable barrier that prevents the fastest, most energetic electrons from reaching Earth. The Van Allen radiation belts were discovered in 1958 by James A. van Allen, the American physicist who designed the instruments on board Explorer 1, the first spacecraft launched by the United States. The radiation belts themselves are so dilute that astronauts don’t even see or feel them when they are outside in their spacesuits. In fact, scientists only detect them using sensitive instruments inside satellites and spacecraft. NASA scientists can hear part of the radiation belt. Using these tools, they discovered that electrons whistle as they work. Some reasearchers believe that Van Allen Belt was present from the very beginning and it actually protects our planet from extraterrestrial attacks just how it protects from the solar stroms and magnetic brusts form our sun.