Bhautiki Magazine 002

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Introduction

Human beings have been perplexed by the wonders of physics since time immemorial. We feared the thunder and lightning. We were confused by the changing shapes of the moon. We questioned the fall of apple. We also have been surprised by the occasional rainbow in our skies. Physics, we developed, to know what we didn’t know. Physics, we learned, to keep ourselves guarded against myths and superstitions. Physics, the study of the very small and the very large. The most fundamental of all sciences, apparent to us at all times. For example, we stick to the earth because of gravity and it is due to the same force that the earth goes around the sun, hence, we celebrate the new year’s. Also, our bodies which emit radiation, invisible to us, but without which, we wouldn’t feel warm and cozy in the presence of a beloved. And the animals use physics also, because how do you think bats catch their prey in the dark, they’re practically blind, are they not? But they will almost inevitably use the reflection of sound to locate their target and get to it in a jiffy. Physics, therefore, is everywhere around us, and we all make use of it, in one way or another.

What is Bhautiki?

Bhautiki is a Sanskrit word for physics, a very distinctive name indeed. It is also the one and only physics monthly for students and laypersons. Furthermore, there’s physics stories from the past which is why history buffs will appreciate Bhautiki too. So in one simple sentence, Bhautiki is physics for everyone.

What is inside?

  1. NEWS AND EVENTS
    Keep up to date with all the latest news and stories from the world of physics. Also know what is expected in the new month.

  2. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    Heavily detailed columns equipped with stunning graphics will broaden your understanding of the universe.

  3. FACTS AND HISTORY
    Let us see further by standing on the shoulders of giants. Rare unseen pictures, insights unheard of, and famous sayings.

  4. LAUGHTER RIOT
    Physics jokes curated monthly for intelligent readers. It is after all said that life is better when you are laughing.

  5. GAMES AND REVIEWS
    Physics and math games for the challenger in you. Also read monthly science book (or movie) reviews directly in your inbox.

  6. SURPRISE THEME BASED CONTENT
    Every month, we choose a topic and work upon it. There is surprise theme-based content such as a witty science cartoon, article from a professional scientist, thought provoking quotes, historical documents and more.

Theme: Galileo Galilei

Galileo was a natural philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the sciences of motion, astronomy, and strength of materials and to the development of the scientific method. Read more about the moons of Jupiter that Galileo discovered.