Charlie Chaplin: The Actor With The Perfect Comic Timing

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN Group KOLKATA: “Laughter is the best medicine.”How very often we have quoted the saying and heard others do the same!There lived a persona in the silent film era, who added to this by saying, “A day without Laughter is a day wasted.”  Let us see how the stage  was set and the story of his journey to becoming the world renowned comedian unfolded. His stepping into the world of Theatrics was quite by chance. The son of the  London music hall entertainers, at the age of five, young Chaplin was…

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Cape Town: An Affair To Remember…​

By: Anoop Sood Indians are the new emerging class of “great international travelers”- large in numbers, e​asy spenders and moving around in hordes.​ Nations vie with each other to market themselves as preferred destinations for these “great Indian tourists” and tour operators are delighted to grab the business opportunity.​ Bollywood has served as an effective marketing tool. It was famous producer director Yash Chopra who first started shooting movies in Switzerland. Today movies are shot in every country, East Europe being the latest to join.  And the Indians are everywhere. Switzerland, France, Austria, England,…

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Timely Snow And Rain Brings Cheers To Farmers

By: Rakesh Lohumi, Sr. Editor-ICN Group  SHIMLA: Frequent spells of snow over the past one month in mid and high hill areas and widespread rain in the lower areas have brightened the prospects apple, the main fruit crop, and the rabi crop in Himalayan states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. For once the weather god has been kind to the hapless hill farmers who are entirely dependent on snow and rain for a good harvest. Adequate precipitation at the onset of winter ensured timely rabi sowing. Unlike…

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MONEY SERIES: PART 64

By: Tarun Prakash Srivastava, Sr. Executive Editor-ICN Group LUCKNOW: “If we can come out of own way and observe ourselves from a distance, then the possibility of acceptance and improvement can reach up to the highest level. This is subject to hard exercise, and you may take some time to achieve this ability, but at least, we can decide right now as to whether you will like to have it or not. If you are not ready to do it, it means that you are preparing for an average life. Numerous persons…

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THE POTENTIAL PROGRESS OF AGRITOURISM

By: Subhashini, Asstt. Editor-ICN  NEW DELHI: I would like to start this post by sharing one of my personal experiences with you. Once during Dussehra vacations (in October), my grandfather’s cousin invited us to visit his village, which is in the Kanpur dehat district. I was the least interested one for this trip, but since my cousins were also there, I thought this might turn out to be something fun. We reached there around two in the afternoon and the lunch was ready for us. When I was served pumpkin that…

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Earth’s Magnetic Field Affecting The Navigation Of Ships

By: Tejeshwar Singh Rana, 2nd Officer, Shell shipping-London, UK & Asstt. Editor-ICN Scientists know the earth can undergo phenomenon known as “geomagnetic reversal”, where these magnetic pole literally switch sides. The planet’s magnetic field is up to mischief again and geologists are pretty dumbfounded. Earth’s magnetic poles can wander several kilometers every year, however, the north pole’s movement has become incresingly stranger in recent years. For reasons that are currently unclear, the magnetic north pole seems to be increasingly slipping away from Canada and towards Siberia at an erratic rate, according to…

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Is Safety A Myth In India?

By: Basant Tanwar, Bureau Chief-ICN Haryana Road Accidents Mitigation Measures taken by MoRTH in recent past NEW DELHI: It is clear from the report that road accidents are multi-causal which requires multipronged measures to mitigate the problem through concerted efforts of all agencies concerned, both in the Central Government and State Governments. These measures can be broadly divided into road and vehicles engineering; education and awareness for drivers and the general public; enforcement of road safety laws and trauma care facilities. Road accidents mitigation measures which are within the purview of…

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