Welcome : Soibal Dasgupta : Official Artist of Voice of Little Hearts


We, Propel Steps welcome Soibal Dasgupta, who is our official ‪#‎artist‬ for our book Voice of Little Hearts. We wanted to add something little more that texts to communicate the message, obviously Soibal’s art will speak the emotions behind the words of the children.

Join us welcoming him and do extend your wishes to him

About Soibal :

We must say that he is an energetic youth with a lot of thought process going on in his mind about the betterment of society. He was ‘a facebook acquaintance’ but just in a short time he has become a part of our team. Thanks to his arts which attracted us like a magnet of emotions.

Soibal travelled across the subcontinent and got chances to observe the lives of people closely. He draws moments from the lives of people who are often ignored. After shifting from Kolkatta to Delhi, he found everyone liking his sketches and eventually found out that he could use his art as a way to bridge the social gap among the people.

We are delighted to have Soibal as a part of our team Voice of Little Hearts.

How you can be a part of Voice of Little Hearts?

The book is in the making in 13 languages. Entries are still open. If you are someone who care about children and want to write(in anyone of the 13 languages) for them,

Please pick a topic from the following and send us your entries (before starting writing, read the instructions from our page http://on.fb.me/1G1QxQH / ask us your queries)

  •  ‪‎Sexual‬ ‪‎Abuse‬ / ‪‎Harassment
  •  ‪‎Education‬ ‪‎System‬ / ‪‎Career‬ ‪‎Pressure‬
  •  ‪‎Child‬ ‪‎Labour‬ / Child ‪‎Trafficking‬ / ‪‎Rights‬ ‪‎Violation
  •  ‪‎Parental‬ ‪‎Care‬ / ‪‎Family‬ ‪‎Violence‬ / ‪‎Neglect
  •  ‪‎Poverty‬
  •  ‪‎Healthcare‬ / ‪‎Nutrition‬
  •  ‪‎Sex_Education‬, ‪‎Moral‬ ‪‎Values
  •  ‪‎Rural‬ / ‪‎Urban‬ ‪‎Issues‬
  •  ‪‎Psychological‬ ‪‎Needs
  •  Social Pressure / Discrimination

The Case of Kawasi Himde : Why should we educate our children about her case?

Kawasi Himde

Kawasi Himde is no celebrity or someone from a cosmopolitan city, she is a tribal woman. A few good media tried to cover her news still. Kudos to the ones who are holding the mic behind the screen to bring her story out. The rest of the NEWS media was busy in covering the IPL and Cinema gossips it seems. They may be right, audiences will show interest to watch a Salman Khan case that will help their TRP, which Kawasi cannot do.

She was acquitted after 7 years of imprisonment when a Dantewada (Chhattisgarh, India) court found her not guilty. Our judiciary system took JUST 7 years to find someone is innocent. At the age of 17, in 2008, Kawasi Himde was arrested for “being involved in the killing of 23 policemen”.

How our judiciary system is going to compensate everything she had lost? There are only loopholes but no law for this!

The real story is horrible even in our dreams. Colours of the Cage A blog covered her story exclusively in an attempt to expose the truth and to get her justice.

In January 2008 just after harvest, as in previous years, a fair was organised in Ramram, the nearby village. Kawasi accompanied her aunt and her other cousin sisters to the fair and to buy ribbons and choodis. There she joined a group of other tribals who were dancing and singing. Having danced vigorously, she soon became thirsty and approached the nearby hand-pump for water. But as soon as she held the pump, someone very forcefully grabbed her. She looked up angrily and was shocked to see Police personnel. They had surrounded her and began dragging her by her hair towards their vehicle parked outside the fair. With hands and feet tied, she was thrown on the floor of the truck and driven to the Police station. (click to continue reading) – Written by Sushmita Verma

Why should we educate our children about her case?

If you are reading this, you could be someone who works in a respectable position responsible for keeping the law, you could be an advocate, you could be a student, you could be an activist, you could be just a common civilian.. Whomsoever you are, as a human being we should have some introspection on ourselves as individuals and as a society.

What are we going behind? What are we supporting? How are we spending our time?

Thousands of cases like this are happening in our country which will not come to our attention. But at the end of the day, it is we all who make the society. Our children are going to become the lawyers, policeman, lawmakers, politicians, etc.

It is our responsibility to educate them the reality. So that they will understand everything and at least try to have some humanity and morality tomorrow. If not our generation at least coming generations may seek to live in the righteous way.

Please share this. Keep educating!

Courtesy : The Hindu,  Colours of the Cage and Satwik Mishra

Know : List of Letters used in Science and Mathematics

Note: This list can be expanded further.greekAlphabet

Å — angstrom

Aampere, area, a blood type, a spectral type, vector potential, Work

BB meson, a blood type, boron, luminance, magnetic field, a spectral type

Ccarbon, degrees Celsius, set of complex numbers, coulomb, molar heat capacity, the C programming language, specific heat capacity, Cunningham correction factor

Ddeuterium, differential operator, electric displacement, D meson

Eelectric field, energy, SI prefix exa–, expected value

F — degrees Fahrenheit, farad, fluorine, force, Helmholtz free energy, a spectral type

GEinstein tensor, SI prefix giga–, Gibbs free energy, gravitational constant, Green’s function, Momentum, a Spectral type

Hauxiliary magnetic field, enthalpy, Hamiltonian, Hankel function, Heaviside step function, henry, Higgs boson, homology group, Hubble constant, hydrogen, set of quaternions, hat matrix

Icurrent, iodine, impulse, luminous intensity, moment of inertia

Jangular momentum, Bessel function of the first kind, current, joule

Kkaon, kelvin, potassium, sectional curvature, a spectral type

Langular momentum, inductance, Lagrangian, litre, a spectral type

Mmagnetization, mass, SI prefix mega–, a spectral type, torque

NAvogadro’s number, Bessel function of the second kind, set of natural numbers, newton, nitrogen, normal distribution, normal vector

Obig O notation, a blood type, oxygen, a spectral type

PLegendre polynomial, luminous flux, phosphorus, polarization, power, pressure, probability, projection

Qelectric charge, quantity of heat, set of rational numbers, flow rate

Rcurvature tensor, electrical resistance, radius, set of real numbers

Sarea, entropy, siemens, sphere, spin operator, sulfur, symmetric group

T — a spectral type, temperature, tesla, tritium

Upotential energy, uranium, unitary operator

Vpotential energy, vanadium, volt, voltage, volume

Wenergy, Lambert’s W function, tungsten, watt, W boson, Work, work function, Wiener process

Xrandom variable, abscissa

YBessel function of the second kind, SI prefix yotta, yttrium, ordinate, luminance

Zatomic number, impedance, set of integers, partition function (statistical mechanics), partition function (quantum field theory), Z boson, SI prefix zetta–, altitude

aSI prefix atto–, acceleration, reflectance

bBottom quark

cSI prefix centi–, Charm quark, speed of light, speed of sound

dSI prefix deci–, distance, Down quark, infinitesimal increment, differential operator

eNapier’s constant, electron, positron, electric charge

fSI prefix femto–, frequency

ggram, gravitational acceleration, gravitational field, distance metric of spacetime

hheight, hour, Planck’s constant, spherical Hankel function

iimaginary complex unit, imaginary quaternion unit, unit vector, current, row index

jelectric current and current density, radiant intensity, spherical Bessel function of the first kind, unit vector, column index, imaginary complex unit, imaginary quaternion unit

kBoltzmann constant, imaginary quaternion unit, SI prefix kilo–, wave vector, unit vector

llength, litre, mean free path

mmagnitude, mass, SI prefix milli–, metre, minute

nSI prefix nano–, neutron, refractive index, spherical Bessel function of the second kind

osmall o notation

pelectric dipole moment, momentum, SI prefix pico-, proton, point of a space

qelectric charge, generalized coordinate

rposition (vector), radial polar coordinate, radius

ssecond, Strange quark

tperiod, time, Top quark

uUp quark



xabscissa, real-valued argument, variable to be determined, vector,

yordinate, SI prefix yocto-, pixel row index

zcomplex variable, altitude, SI prefix zepto-


ΒBeta function

ΓAngular momentum, Gamma function, Christoffel symbols

Δ — A macroscopic change in the value of a variable, Laplace operator, Delta particle

ΘHeaviside step function

ΛIwasawa algebra, Lorentz transformation, Lambda Hyperon

Ξ — Cascade Hyperon


ΣSum, Surface, Sigma Hyperon

Φ — Alternative symbol for Quantum mechanical wavefunction

ΨQuantum mechanical wavefunction

ΩChaitin’s constant, Ohm, Solid angle, Omega Hyperon

αAlpha particle, Fine structure constant, Angular acceleration

βBeta particle, Inverse temperature

γEuler-Mascheroni constant, Gamma-ray (Photon), Photon, Relativistic gamma factor

δDirac delta function, Infinitesimal quantity, Kronecker delta

εInfinitesimal quantity, Permittivity

ζDamping Ratio, Riemann zeta function

ηDistance metric of flat spacetime, Efficiency, Dynamic viscosity, η-meson

θAngle, Angular polar coordinate, Temperature


κGravitational constant

λHalf-life, Lagrangian multiplicator, Lambda expression, Thermal conductivity, Wavelength

μAbsorption coefficient, Chemical potential, Magnetic dipole moment, Mean, SI prefix micro–, Micron, Muon, Permeability, Reduced mass

νFrequency, Kinematic viscosity, Neutrino

ξRiemann Xi function


πFundamental group, Conjugate momentum, Homotopy groups, Number π, Pion, Prime-counting function, Projection

ρDensity, Electrical resistivity, Radial polar coordinate, ρ-meson

σCross section, Electrical conductivity, Spin, Standard deviation, Stefan-Boltzmann constant

τTau lepton, Torque, Shear stress, Time constant


φAngular polar coordinate, Electric potential, Euler’s totient function, Golden mean, Phase, Potential energy

χElectric susceptibility

ψQuantum mechanical wavefunction, J/ψ particle

ωFrequency (in radian/s), angular velocity

ШTate-Shafarevich group (Ш(G))

Cardinality of infinite sets

בCardinality of infinite sets

Partial derivative

Del operator, Gradient, Divergence, Curl

Know : Make an Automatic Diary using Notepad.

Did you know that you can also use Notepad as a simple digital diary or a personal Log-Book ? Well, if you didn’t then follow the below mentioned steps to make one for yourself !

  • Open Notepad.
  • Type .LOG (in capital letters) and hit enter.
  • Save it with any name and close it.
  • Open it again.

When you open the file again you will see the current date and time being inserted automatically after the .LOG line. This will happen automatically every time you reopen the the notepad file.


Documentary : Dirt! Incredible Secrets of Soil

Do not miss this documentary, friends…

An excursion into the realms of soil, the number 1 life-giver on Earth…It’s fundamentally important ecological functions, our poor understanding of it as well as our destructive relationship with it. They are so essential to life and thus to us, that our survival is directly dependent on their understanding and protection!