The First Programmer

What do you think programming is? Nowadays, millions of people join C.S engineering without having a Scheme of what Programming is or What a Computer Signifies! They say, how tough these things are and Why they are nothing besides getting a job or so!

Let me Inform you about the Greatest and First Programmer in this world & know this She was a girl !!

Let me Introduce you to “Ada Lovelace“. Many of you may haven’t heard of her but I am sure all of you must have heard about “Charles Babbage”.

He is called the “Father of Computer” because he created the Difference and Analytical Engine which helped to calculate mathematical tasks automatically. Well not without anyone’s help.

He used to work with his student Ada Lovelace who was quite brilliant and excited about these things !

What Charles Babbage thought to make was that of a simple calculator but She didn’t think of that only. She was a poet and a pioneer whose dreams were too powerful for the world.

She introduced to the world that Computers can be more than just Mathematical Machines. She laid out the plans and Ideas that took us 100 years to reach.

Do you know what was the First Program she wrote? She wrote how to compute Bernoulli’s Number in Analytical Engine.

At the time where Bernoulli’s Number was hard enough for even Mathematician to explain, she inscribed that data to Analytical Engine.

Read this following Paragraph to know her Legacy!!

Ada saw something that Babbage in some sense failed to see. In Babbage’s world, his engines were bound by number…What Lovelace saw—what Ada Byron saw(His Father)—was that number could represent entities other than quantity. So once you had a machine for manipulating numbers, if those numbers represented other things, letters, musical notes, then the machine could manipulate symbols of which number was one instance, according to rules. It is this fundamental transition from a machine which is a number cruncher to a machine for manipulating symbols according to rules that is the fundamental transition from calculation to computation—to general-purpose computation—and looking back from the present high ground of modern computing, if we are looking and sifting history for that transition, then that transition was made explicitly by Ada in that 1843 paper.[2]

The Legacy of Ada Lovelace had been running for almost 100 years. People Like Alan Turing, Eckert, and Mauchly(who made the first general computer ENIAC), Grace Hooper(She was the first lady who programmed in a general purpose computer), Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and many more.

These are not just Business minded people. They know how to think of the Future or what the Future Beholds. Our Civilization grows when people start having the courage to dream and work for the future without any Subjugation.

What  a real programmer is, Well you have to think for yourself !!! Comment what part you felt interesting and come back for more. Thank you!!

Respecting the brave warriors of Space !!

As a child someday or the other you must have had a fascination about the space and stars. Then as you grew up either yor parents or you taught yourself that , “Why to think about space now when we have so much to discover on earth?” or “There are so many issues to deal with down here on earth. Space exploration is just waste of money”.

Many also go upto the extent of saying that, ” space exploration is just a luxurious hobby of some scientists met with the tax paid by the hard working commoners”. Thinking such things are absolutely legitimate unless you know what actually astronomy is.

I am here to change your understanding of this subject philosophically.

And before starting to attack your sentiments once again let me make myself clear at one point. Its that, I too believe that earth is a splendid treasure box containing many hidden treasures. You geologists, biologists and historians, engineers are indeed doing great job. I respect you people to my fullest. I am just here to take a stand for astronomers and not to offend you people.

So as we all know, life could not have started and evolved on any other sibling of our mother earth. Earth has been the same loving caring and pampering mother as any of our mothers. How much ever naughty and disobedient humans have been, she has kept loving and blessing us.

A mother definitely tries to help her child at any cost and anyhow. But as the child grows she/he needs to get to know the outside world to survive. No mother is immortal 😞. And no child remains a child. It is exceptionally difficult to write such blogs being emotional as the writer.

May be you have gussed what I mean. Rapid climate changes have made it clear that it won’t be too long before earth will be inappropriate for us to live on. And even if climate change never had started , in few billion years sun’s outer layer will swallow it. And humankind -pampered child of mother earth is growing.

Earth would hardly be able to bear the expenses of her child. I mean shortage of resources. So humans need to come out of their mother’s warm and comfortable chest into which she has embraced us for millions of years , and start moving on.

Moving on….. Yes! Moving on from earth to some other planet in the solar system or some exoplanet where we can live. Which our bold space explorers have already started to think about. To colonize the space !!

Inspite of all the luxurious and comfortable time we spend under our mother’s custody we need to face the reality , face the life. All of us knows this well…..just when everything was going well, life happened to us. Similarly universe will happen to humanity. The way universe works , it wont let us stay comfortable with our mother earth forever.

Realise that life sucks harder than your mother beats you up.

Too much beating around the bush. Coming to the long awaited question. What is astronomy?

It is the equivalent of academic and moral education you get before life happens to you. Astronomy is the subject of survival for humanity. It is the preparation humankind takes to survive life.

Respect all the astronomers and share this with your friends who have or once had craze with this subject of humankind. They are doing some real god-like deeds. Thank you for your time. Please let us know your experience reading this in comments and keep coming back for such contents.

Ayanabha De

We Are Tiny !

Taking too much pride on the fact that you are a human ? Bragging too much about the technological advancements of human beings? Sorry to say , you will change your attitude after reading this. To attack your sentiments let me start with how small your are in size…. If you have ever been at a beach , you must have lifted a fist full of sand. If I would have asked you then to count the number of sand grains contained in it, you would have gone mad. Now sit tightly on your chair and imagine the number of sand grains in all the beaches all around the world. Dude thats the approximate number of stars in the whole universe. Of all them our sun is one average sized star. Jupiter has a storm going on there which itself is so large that it can fit in 2 and 1/2 earth sized planets. So you are that insignificant person among 7 billion others living on a puny planet revolving around a star which is equivalent not even to one grain in that fist full of sand which you dont even bother to count. Next let me make you realise how small you are in terms of time…. In present times people are preparing for 2-4 years to crack a 3 hours exam. And yet many failing to get their desired results. It’s extremely humbling when you realise what Universe became within a second after Big Bang. Ever since it has evolved to take its present form after 13.7 billion years. In that lifetime just 4.59 billion years ago our solar system happened to form after recycling dust and gas remnants from death of some other star. And we are here just since few million years ago. And you are hear for only few decades. Well I wish you a long life. I meant no offense to your mortality. We are tiny beings living on thinnest layer of a small planet permitted a few dozens of revolutions around the local star. – Carl Sagan. So basically we are indeed small part of the nature. We are destroying nature and then crying for it. But the nature is laughing at all these. A shockwave and boom!! We are all gone. None to weep for us. None to be happy.
Finger of god nebula from google-wikipedia images
But wait !! Dont go taking negative energy. This huge universe that is laughing at how puny you are started its journey from a pin-head sized fireball. Yes you read it correct. Size of a pinhead. So…. You need to start to finish. And a start is always small. Anyone around you too noisy about their achievements ?? Share this with them to make them humble. Comment on how was your experience reading this. And for more such contents keep coming back. Thank you. Have a good day. Ayanabha De

Why Addiction is required ?


That Sounds like a dumb Tittle, doesn’t it? It is true in some cases. Some say addiction in Study can make human smarter whereas Addiction in a thing like drugs, drinks can make them go bad.

It is a common thinking (at least that’s what I thought). But by mixing with people and I mean different types of people, this thinking had chnaged a little bit.

One saying remains True ‘Whatever You do, don’t exceed’. I have meet people who keep it in moderate and limit themselves as well as People who exceed the limit and have seen what happens to them.

Persception is a very important thing. It can help you to change your views for the people you meet.

Different people have different types of Addiction, it ranges from Tv to Gaming and then to higher things.

ME???

I have an obsession with Watching Anime. Sometimes, I really want to escape from this reality, so I use this method. I starts by watching one episode to whole day watching it !!! To some people, Iit sound really childish but again they haven’t seen from my perception.

Addiction is a thing that helps you to forget some bad memory. You can’t just think about stuff, so why not change your perception?

If you think, it was a foolish topic, ping me, I am really too alone, LoL!! and If you are thinking about that – No, I haven’t started anything and Will never.

This was a topic I was thinking to express for a long time, I am grateful that you had the time to read it !!

Thank you!!



The Trip:Manali

This Past Week was one heck of an enjoyment. I will try to describe it in a nutshell. I went to Manali with my family along with my uncle, aunt, and my cousin brother and sister. It was one of the most beautiful place. The sad thing was that we couldn’t go to Rohtang pass because of the landslides but the trip was worth the time. To Describe Manali in one line I would say “It feels like sitting in the palm of Nature”. Everything was very beautiful. Morning bring out clear sun rays and Night gives Cold breeze of air to chill us. The air was clean at all time and night time was perfect to count all the beautiful glowing stars. We went to markets to eat the local delicacies and boy, was it Fabulous! We went to trekking, well sort of! Then we went to Paragliding, It was a totally new experience. You can guess the excitement by looking at my brother’s face. Looking at the land at the height of 6000ft and jumping off a cliff was totally freaking and amazing. Then at last. we went to Manikarna Temple and Gurudwara. All of this actually refreshed my mind after a long time of staying in college and it was needed. I did enjoy with my cousins and eating whatever I wanted to do. If someone is planning to do a visit there, I seriously recommend checking whether Rohtang pass is open and after that, it will be a great visit. Thank you for reading and I hope that you also enjoyed your life all this time and afterward. Till next time, Sayonara!!!