“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may have seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”
– Stephen Hawking
Why astronomy matters in our life. Many of us thinks that it’s just branch of science which deals with study of stars, space, universe etc. Even Wikipedia has the same definition. And it’s not wrong at all neither it will. Before understanding the importance of astronomy in our life, first we need to be aware about ourselves. Yes, often we have such question, where do we come from? The stuffs that resides in our(so called) body, where did we get it from?
You might not know about it but we all are made up of Stardust. Astronomy tells us the composition of matters which occurs in different celestial bodies, actually resides in body too! The matter that we all made up of is nothing different than the those which found on planets and stars. So, Astronomy is a key to understanding who we are and how we stack up.
If not stars, there would be no glass and steel, no internet and no iron-enriched vitamins to helps us make it through the day. Thus, learning a bit astronomy/physics could go a long way in understanding just how we got that. And it should be our genuine curiosity to know about such things.
Recently, we had a stunning interstellar visitor, comet NEOWISE. How fascinating that was to get to know about that comet. Just think, it was visible that time and won’t be back again for almost 6800 years. Its wondering, what that traveller will see on the Earth when it will pass again! That’s fascination we get from astronomy. It gives us an importance of our existence in this vastness field called Universe.
Thousands of years ago, people thought that we are at the centre of universe and everything revolved around us. They were so much used to believe on the several blind Faith about universe. For thousands of years people were so much busy with their problem on the Earth. Then the legendary man, sir Galileo Galilei, pointed the telescope at the sky and everything has changed since then! Humans have come to understand how universe works and the science behind everything.
Astronomy is like everytime you learn something new by looking(studying)at same thing. The process of knowing the unknowns keeps on going. What we know is a drop, what we don’t is an ocean. That how big the universe is to get and astronomy is roadmap to dig out that mysterious, undiscovered stuffs and phenomenon.
The big thing to know is that your place in the universe doesn’t end at the edge of the deep blue sky. The constellations fascinates us, in part because they are linked to the concept of of time and distance that are beyond our earthly imaginings. But instinctively, this tiny flickering points of lights are portals through which we might find answers to some of life’s toughest questions. Astronomy unravels the biggest question such as where did we came from and where we are going. Almost everyone is intrested in astronomy at their respective extent. But unfortunately, there are numerous people who don’t even understand the fact that the Earth orbits the Sun. Also, many people have no idea how eclipse happens, why planets shine like stars, even unaware of the difference between planets and stars. This is really disappointing to know how much awareness left to be spread.
Astronomy is the ultimate means of communicating with Nature. Anyone who’s looked up at dark night non polluted sky can easily appreciate the sheer rush from seeing all those points of light. Such jaunts is so deeply humbling.
I personally think astronomy as character building field. It helps to understand this vastness along with the fact that how small we are in this vast and eternal universe. Ego, status, prestige, money, fame, caste, creed all this fleeting things doesn’t matter when you’re looking towards the Milky way, Sagittarius, Vega, Sirius, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars!!!
There are so many obstacles that are disconnecting people from sky. From light pollution to many indoor distraction like hundreds of TV channels to videos games, Facebook, Instagram. There’s is saying written on book by Marcus Aurelius, the Meditations:
“Dwell on the beuty of life. Watch the stars and see yourself running with them”.
It expresses gratitude, generosity and humbleness.
Finally, Astronomy is logical outgrowth of Sapien’s inherent curiosity and cussed need to know why….
“Why” is more important for everything. It’s our curiosity which makes us driven throughout our life. As Aristotle once noted, “All humans by nature have desire to know.”
The more curious you are, the lesser your worries become and even more questions will arise with abundant amount of answers you will have, that’s what curiosity is all about and Astronomy is driven by curiosity!!!
Carving my own path ft.Indrajeet Patil
Indrajeet Patil well known on social media platform as @champ_indra . By his humourous talent he makes us laugh everyday over Instagram reels.
Indrajeet shares his elite story with Paradox India and we would love to share with you all.
First he starts with How his life started in this world?
He says- I was born on 29th of March 1998 and maybe from that moment I was on a track. As soon as aai gave me birth, she went in coma. Aai’s friend Aruna, I call her mavshi, she is the one who took me to other ladies in the ward to feed me. She is also the one who gave me life at that moment. And that’s why I started with her. I love my aai and Aruna mavshi equally.
Mischievous, stubborn, if I decide to do something I will do that thing. I am that kinda person from childhood. Everyone loves me a lot, but my older sister loves me a lot, if god has gifted me a best friend then its her. As she started doing her first job, she gifted me a hoodie, she is the one who gave me my nickname “chiku’.
Further he shares his education/ school, college life.
He says- From 1st to 6th std I studied in Amar Jyoti School and then we shifted, completed further education in Prerna High school. I was dreaming to become an engineer so futher i took admission for diploma and completed my education.
And now the real story- After completing the education, from that moment I got the craze of making videos and all these stuff. One of my friend had his own channel on YouTube , I used to work with him. One day I asked for lead role he said “channel maza hero me” he also said making videos is not that simple how much you think, you can’t do this.
One thing got hurt, the size of that thing was the size of electrons, protons yess, that male ego was hurt and the journey started. Made a team for a channel named CREATIVE on YouTube channel and started making videos. We had a team, but the number of people who worked were 2 that’s me and Sachin. We were on our way, but then the global pandemic came (covid-19). It was lockdown and then the “ekla cholo” journey started. At first on Instagram there was not a option of reels, so when I used to post videos, people started judging, made jokes on me. I didn’t had an iPhone, I used to have MI phone, people using MI know how many times the phone gets hang. I used to shoot and edit video in that phone.
And then I met Neel and Karan known as “JUST NEEL THINGS” and “FOCUSED INDIAN”. They both taught me to make short, perfect videos, they also tech me today. And the people who used to make jokes on me now started saying, he is our brother.
I started posting continuously. People started to know me. And then my first viral video “it’s powai lake, not your oyo room”. I had 2600 followers and 1M views. One day before that video I said to my friend, that’s it I can’t see any growth tomorrow I will be posting my last video. But then my followers increased to 5000. Confidence was raised and so I decided no matter what we are not going to stop making videos. And after 2-3 months 10000 followers. So I wanted to do something that no one has done before, I posted 10 reels in one day. People gave me an exclusive response.
While shooting a video I broke my phone, that’s it I thought now it’s not gonna happen anymore. But then with the help of my Dombivali friends I started shooting and editing videos in their phone and used to post it those videos with the help of neighbors and society friends phone. This went on for 15-20 days and then I was fed up. But didn’t want to leave this passion. Also, to be honest I didn’t wanted to ask for a new phone from my papa, by looking at the lockdown condition.
One night I called Sandeep know as REALSANDEEPSHETTY and I said that tomorrow I will ask for a new phone from papa.
And the second day my college friends send me a gift, through papa’s phone I went live and unpacked the gift and it was a Samsung phone. And inside it was written “thambu nakos video banvat rha”. This joy was much more than 10000 followers. I started making videos on that phone. We say we should not see the price of a gift but this was 50000/- whose friends do that, they kept my passion alive.
Reason behind the username-
@Champ_indra, my first phone was Samsung champ, and my favourite from WWE John Cena had written on his shirt “champ is here” and I like that that’s why I gave that name.
At last champ indra say-
All these are memories and I love recalling them.
Thank you Paradox India for giving me the opportunity to share my story, also thank you to those who are reading this. Lots of love to you all. As you had a smile while reading this I hope it’s there always. I will try yo be consistent in making videos and I hope you all will support me. Also Poonam ji is not in the video but she is behind my back always supporting me. Soo great full to have such loving and caring people in my life. If I forget to mention someone sorry I just love you all.
Moody Marathi Mulgi: Nimi
Nimisha Dilip Dharorkar well known on the social media as @moody_marathi_mulgi / RJ Nimi. We all know her as Nimi. Nimisha is Radio jockey (RJ), Content creator, TED-X speaker, Voice over artist. We all know her as Nimi/moody Marathi mulgi as we have been seeing her reels over Instagram. I am sure you have seen her in video series fukatcha saala (फुकटचा सल्ला). This is video series created by her, which is getting popular among masses and people are loving her uniqueness. Here are few viral reels of free advice so called फुकटचा सल्ला:
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How has been Life for Nimi so far?
Nimisha was born and raised up in Aurangabad, Maharashtra – India. She completed her school life in Aurangabad itself. During school days she was much into sports, mostly in Cricket and Table Tennis. She says “during school days I wanted to be a sports person. I was really good in Cricket and table tennis. Moreover, talking about studies I was a backbencher – classroom me kam and bahar jyada ghoomne wali ladki, you can say so”.
We guess backbenchers really find content very well!
How did Nimi land into the Radio world?
Being a Radio Jockey was never a dream or career option she had earlier in life. After completing schooling, during her college days while doingBA, she joined the course of Radio jockey in excitement and later after some time she left hercourse and finally landed into journalism. She took an admission for journalism and mass communication at MGM college in Aurangabad.And during the second-year interviews she got placed in Radio Mirchi. Finally, she was RJ at Radio Mirchi, at that time she was the youngest RJ in Maharashtra. Now by profession she is working as RJ for last 7 years with RADIO MIRCHI itself. As we know, along with that she is our favourite content creator too.
Nimi on struggle:
Nimisha says, “Success is a part of your life.When you work hard, but still failure is the reality of your life even if you are working hard. I have been through a lot of failures during my early days. By now, I have learned to face them. Talking truly for some time I was in depression because nothing was going according to my plan. Starting period of my RJ career was not great, in my mind I have also decided to quit my job and I was like – Utha le re baba. Starting of my content creator journey was not simple either, roj video banao, logo ko pasand aye iski wish karo, and daily failures zelo- I was like – failures: phir se aa gaya re baba, tu jaa re jaa. Being a content creator, I think I was expecting too much from my audience.
But then I realized lekin jab tak unhe aapka content pasand nahi ayega they will not give response or follow you. So, it was not like Ki maine video banaye and me rato rat famous hui. The fact is from 2014 I was making videos on daily basis and ab jake Mehmet rang lay Hai. I am getting good response from people but struggling is always on- it’s like soldier never off duty.”
Nimi’s Dreams changed into reality:
While talking about her goals and dream Nimi says “One fine day when I was working, I received a call and an invitation to be a speaker at TEDx and I skipped a heartbeat. It was like a dream I never thought of. Every person wishes to speak on that platform, share their journey. I consider myself extremely lucky to get a chance to share my journey at TEDx platform with you all peoples. It was like I am daydreaming, to stand dice of innovative thinkers, speakers, and leaders and speak my heart out. But the experience wasintimidating. My undreamed fantasy fulfilled talking truly babu bhaiya it was a Miracle.
Something more about Nimi’s life:
As we know – Nimi is RJ, content creator, voice over artist and but importantly she is good human being. No doubt her personality attracts us, she is attractive, alluring, dazzling, fashionable and sweet. Nimisha is pretty active socially. You willalways see her being part of the social campaign or working for the betterment of the society. She isalso interested in writing. She writes moody thoughts based on people or situation around her or in the society. She loves to watch movies, she watches every kind of movies like Marathi, Hindi, Telegu, Japanese and many more. Whenever she is free or out off movie stuff to watch she re watches phir hera pheri. She says this movie is her personal favourite and she loves watching it again and again and enjoys every time. She says if she gets chance to be Marathi movies, she will surely be part of it.
Nimi likes to sing and recitation of poems. She enjoys listening and singing. She has many friends but she is closer to her office friends and few best friends. She likes to spend quality time with them and family. She likes to travel different places with her closed one. Importantly she likes to eat different food, she is foody but as per universal rule she likes Paneer Tika Masala. Important thing her birthday is on 6 DEC so don’t forget to wish her and send gifts.
Nimi cha Fukatacha saala (फुकटचा सल्ला):
Nimi’s advice to the young people who wants to be content creator. Be up to date and be fact based with ample research. Stay current, understand your audience and expect less. Improve yourself on the daily basis. You will get response from people but it takes time, effort and discipline.
Nimisha says “many of us think that we must move out of our town, go to metro cities to make a great career. I feel career is what you enjoy doing. And it can be done here as well. I’m not sure of my future. I like to go with flow. But wherever I end up, I will worth it for sure. Gharwale and many people says the you talked too much koi itna sunke nahi sakta and after year aaj sab log muje hi sun rahe hai.
I feel so blessed to have you people in my life. I am thankful that you people stuck with me and still love through the difficult times. I want thank all the people who helped or supported me any how during the journey and till now. Thank you for your love and support over the years. Keep listening and watching me. I will surely try my best to entertain you all.
There is fun fun interview coming up on paradox where Moody Marathi Mulgi displays her fun fun moods! Stay tuned!
Phenomenal Glitch within Cosmos.
Yes, not being an atheist; there are various Phenomenal Glitches within our Universe. And, we are least bothered about them like we are not troubled that our Solar System is heading towards Sagittarius A, which is a Black Hole residing in the Centre of our Milky Way Galaxy; with the speed of 227 km per second. Wouldn’t this be a glitch for Humanity, yes, it will be? This is just a practical example as Science, especially Astronomy deals with proofs and experimental verification.
There is one more glitch that is affecting our ideas on Earth, it is our faith in God. Who saw these divine celestials, though many people claim on YouTube and every social media university that they saw The God. And, no one considers them except some extremists of every doctrine. Many professionals come to ‘Ancient Aliens’ show on History TV 18 channel, and yes! everyone there relates everything with Aliens and with Ancient Gods; who made The Great Pyramids? Gods; How mankind arose on Earth? (case of Panspermia, where human life came to Earth from cosmic carriers like asteroids), Gods.
Albert Einstein himself said, ‘Two things are infinite: the Universe and Human Stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.’
The existence of God is dicey in its term.
Who are those divine celestials? Will they help us if an asteroid will be going to hit us tomorrow and there is no possibility of us surviving?
Is it somewhat like Asgard, where Lord Odin will send Thor to save us? Yes, maybe because it is considered in Norse Mythology. And, many creatures and celestials of Norse Mythology are seen by many people around the terra.
I am not saying that religious sentiments are of no use, but instead of considering a specific God as Creator, we should respect and appreciate the supreme energy which is playing an essential role in administering the Universe and of course, we should rely on our acts because no one will help us until and unless we ourself motivate us to get our things done.
Several hypotheses are there for the beginning of our Universe and one widely recognized one is The Big Bang, so is this extreme natural phenomenon, a God?
Gods maybe are different, but their teachings are the same. God is not what is portrayed as a statue or icon, God is a sense of love, God is a sense of purity, God is a sense of peace. The problem of atheists isn’t God, their problem is those who misuse the name of God, and that’s the truth.
Maybe we are living in an illusion, a world created by a more advanced civilization than us, or maybe we are alone. Various secrets within our Cosmos are still unexplored by us. One famous statement I found on social media is, ‘Not believing in the existence of Aliens is the same as taking a spoonful of ocean water and saying no fish is in the ocean.’ Is it the same as with the case of God, as we still haven’t explored 99.9% of the Universe? We are still in the Goldilocks zone, we can just assume and predict things, which might not be true.
The only solution to many problems is Time, Time unlocks many mysteries of the Cosmos.
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