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Deepa Rani Priyadarshini

CLASS-VII B

MAN....GOD....LIFE....GOD

World is a stage,
Man is an actor
Life is a drama,
God is the director.
World is the bus,
Man is the passenger,
Life is a sit,
God is the driver.
World is the garden,
Man is the Flower,
Life is the water,
God is the gardener.
World is the playground,
Man is a player,
Life is the instrument,
God is the umpire.

Anup Das

IX A

Team work

Team work

 When people work together in harmony

    everything seems bright and sunny.

when there is team spirit, truth and faith

    the result is always great

your talent is gift from god,

    don't let it fade away.

Use it to make someone delight and you to will be happy.

    there is so much more we can do,

use your gifts and prove your world

    A happier place, make this earth.        

 

Painting

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Anup Das X- A

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M.Soundarya, XI Comm

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Jayashree Jena, TGT (AE)

Pragyan Dash VIIIB

Prakash Kumar IXB

Deeparani Priyadarshini VIIIB

Swarnika Rajak- IX A

Usha Rani Majhi-VII B

Dibyanihita Biswal-VIIIB

       
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 ANKIT NAYAK

CLASS-XI Sc.

KEVIANS

Kevians stand in unison
Dream for the glory of the nation
Cherish a dream and a vision
Always to reach perfection
To the country pledge devotion
To shed blood for its integration.
KEVIANS aim to soar high
Away above in the far sky
Stretch arms towards the stars
Strive to touch the snow- clad peak
Dare to dive in the ocean deep
To collect the corals and pearls.
KEVIANS always march ahead
And vow not to stop till the end
Promise to blow the clarion
To spread the message of the nation
Love, peace, God-realization
And brotherhood beyond the border

ARTICLE

BOOK REVIEW

GENOME

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SPECIES by MARK RIDDLEY

Publisher- Harper Collins                                                                                                 Published-1999 Genre- Non-fiction                                                                                                                  Pages-344  

THE BOOK as its subtitle so tellingly suggests is a book of the species called- man. The human genome-the complete set of human genes-comes packaged in 23 separate pairs of chromosomes. From four billion years to just a few hundred years ago, the genome has been a sort of biography of our species. The human body has approximately 100 trillion (that is one followed by 12 zeros) cells, which are less than a tenth of a millimeter.  Inside the nucleus of each cell lie two complete sets of human genome, one each from father & mother. Each set includes in principle the same 60,000 to 80,000 genes. Genomes are written entirely in three-letter words using only four letters- A, C, G &T on long chains of sugar & phosphate, popularly known as DNA. Each chromosome is one pair of very long, super coiled, foot-long DNA molecule.

 It is difficult to define life but it consists of two very different skills-the ability to replicate & the ability to create order. The ability to replicate is made possible by the existence of a recipe, the information that is needed to create a body. Somewhere in the physical system lies the recipe. Aristotle had said the concept of a chicken is implicit in an egg, that an acorn is literally informed by the plan of an oak tree. Mendel informed us of the heritability of genetic information but we had to wait till 1953 for history to be made. James Watson & Francis Crick discovered the most important discovery till now in Biology, the latter announcing proudly in the Eagle pub on 28 February 1953, ‘We’ve discovered the secret of life’. Their discovery informed that DNA contained a code written along the length of an elegant, intertwined staircase of a double helix, of potentially infinite length. For the last fifty years, we are on a high-speed drive to sequence the entire genome. A few years hence each child born will be provided the reading of his entire genome on a CD-ROM. Medicine will be prepared, prescribed & administered according to the genetic make-up of the patient. First time in human history cancer will be probably be nailed down forever, so also Alzheimer’s & other genetic, chromosomal mutations. This is all due to the study of genome, the book of our life.    

 Matt Ridley writes the story of our species by picking a newly-discovered gene from each chromosome & telling its story. Much of the insight I describe in the following sentences was unknown to us as late as a decade ago. It is frightening to know that a gene lying on Chromosome 4 determines to the exact year if you, me, or anyone will die of Huntington’s chorea, a devastating mental disease. The absence of a tumor-suppressor gene on chromosome 18 makes us eminently vulnerable to cancer. There is an instinct in us for learning languages which switches off as we age. We can perfectly predict if a child will have Down’s syndrome if we discover she has an extra chromosome (chromosome 21). It is not to say that we are all absolutely genetically determined. Natural selection & environment do influence our genes & vice-versa. But as we uncover more of genome, we arrive at this disturbing conclusion that perhaps even our behavior is more genetically influenced than environment; that is to say that contrary to popular perception of our behavior being influenced by our parents, it may have been by our genes.

 In 22 chapters called Life, History, Fate, Death, Immortality etc Ridley writes the fascinating story of the genome. Some chapters are just brilliantly engaging like the chapter on Death, Immortality etc. But all said and done, this is still a daunting read for anyone with a non-scientific background. The book is lucidly written and the author has successfully avoided jargons to the extent avoidable & has tried to narrate the intricacies of genetic science. Anyone interested to understand the role of genetics can ill afford to miss reading the book. As they say the 21st c will be the century of biology and genetics will play the most significant role in helping us read the book of our species.

Shivapriya Dash

PGT, English

 

 ARTICLE

Software Process

A process which deals with technical and management issues of software development is called a software process. It consists of a series of identifiable stages that a software product undergoes during its lifetime. A process model provides generic guidelines for developing a suitable process for a project. Following a process model ensures a better quality software product. There are many process models. One of the simplest process models which provides a basic understanding of software development is the classical waterfall model which consists of the following major phases –

Feasibility study:  To determine whether it would be financially, technically and operationally feasible to develop a software product. It involves analysis of problem and collection of relevant information relating to product.

Requirements Analysis and Specification: To understand the exact requirements of customer to document them properly. This phase consists of two distinct activities namely, requirements gathering and analysis & requirements specification.

Designing:  To  transform  requirements specified  in  the  SRS(Software Requirements Specification) document into a structure that  is suitable  for  implementation  in  some programming  language .

Coding and Testing:  To translate the software design into source code.

Operation and Maintenance: Involves making software ready to be used and various kinds of maintenance works like corrective, perfective and adaptive   maintenance.

Kabita Hazra

PGT (Comp)