Thursday, May 26, 2011

Arvind Gupta | Toys from Trash

Arvind Gupta is an Indian toy inventor and popularizer of science.
An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and Gandhian in outlook, he participated in the Hoshangabad Science Teaching Programme (HSTP) in Madhya Pradesh in 1978.
Arvind Gupta has won awards for his lifelong popularizing of science and contributions in designing science teaching aids for young children.
These include the inaugural National Award for Science Popularization amongst Children (1988), the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kanpur in 2001, the Indira Gandhi Award for Science Popularization conferred by the Indian National Science Academy (2008), the TWAS (Third World Academy of Sciences) Regional Prize for Public Understanding and Popularization of Science (2010).
Arvind Gupta is especially known for simple educational toys made from trash or articles of day to day use.
At present, Arvind Gupta works at the Children's Science Centre located in the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Pune, India.

A lion .........i mean sher

mujhe to apno ne luta
gairo mein kaha dum tha
jis hospital ke samne meri tang todi
wo bhi aaj band tha
ambulance lene aye
to usme petrol khutum tha
mujhe rickshaw mein bethaya
kyun ki uska bhada kum tha
jis doctor ne mujhe uthaya
usme khoon kum tha
jis bed pe mujhe sulaya
uske neche atom bum tha
bum ne mujhe mara
goli mein kaha dum tha
mujhe road par hi dafna diya
kyonki us din bhi kabristan me function tha