What Type Of A Devotee Are You?

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Editor-ICN Group In Shri Bhagwat Puran, there is a beautiful conversation between mother Devhooti and her son Kapil Muni.  After the departure of her husband Kardam Rishi for tapasya,  Ma Devhooti addresses her five year old son as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and wants him to cut the tree of her ignorance with the axe of his divine knowledge. She wants  to know the properties of a true devotee. To this, Kapil Muni replies that there is only one key that can turn us towards Jagat…

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Try To Distinguish Between Happiness And Pleasure

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Editor-ICN Group All of us are in pursuit of happiness. The eternal happiness of life. But many of us fail to realise the true value of happiness. To us bits of pleasure realised in satiating instincts is happiness. For example a person carrying heavy load in scorching sun on his head is delighted to see a shady tree where he can relax a while, and if he finds a pitcher of cold water beneath the tree he is all the more happy. Now what all has…

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Rape and Its Impact on Women

By: Klinsa Kurien, Bureau Chief, ICN-Kerala Of late, women in India are going through very tough times with the ever- increasing rate in  incidents of rape. Not only is it perpetrated on young unmarried girls but it is equally being committed on married women too. Priests are believed to be  the direct advocates of God’s words and actions on earth. They are supposed to live a very pious and committed life, guiding ordinary people as us,along the right path. They, thus should not give in to temptations of the earthly kind. In…

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DIVINE JUSTICE AWAITS THE LIKES OF ASARAM AND RAM RAHIM

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Editor-ICN Group Will undergoing punishments pronounced by the Laws of land unblemish the tarnished characters of so called ‘spiritual gurus’ like Asaram or Ram Rahim? Clad in white robes Asaram used to play god for his thousands of devotees swinging their heads in trance as he would look out for his next prey in the crowd ready to do anything for his pleasure. And the super hero Ram Rahim doning himself as silver screen heroes and religious gurus of the past would enthrall his devotees with…

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Let us go humanopathic

By: Prof. Satyendra Kumar Singh, Editor-ICN The Homoeopathic sweet tablets and the touch of the doctor make me reach there since my childhood. Among all the pains and illness that we see today made me have a different thought. This time, my agony is not due to physical pains or ailments. What I am pained is all because of the emotional sickness that we find all around us. While driving to my wokplace, I saw couple of fruitsellers and local puri-bhajiwala. They were busy in their own business. It hardly…

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A Tryst With Nature: Nature Club Outing With WWF Kolkata

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By: Barnali Bose ( Sr. Associate Editor ICN-Group ) KOLKATA: Some days back, Nature Club members of St. Agnes’ Convent School, Howrah were taken for a Nature Study Program  to  Banabitan Biodiversity Park  in Salt lake city. WWF Kolkata had organised the trip . Besides strolling through the beautiful rose garden, the following activities not only ignited their interest in nature but also enhanced their knowledge through hands-on experience. Water quality analysis was done by a WWF researcher. Presence of Water Strider in the water body proved that the water…

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ABUSIVE POLITICIANS AND WE

By: Dr. Mohammad Aleem ( Chief News Editor-ICN Group ) NEW DELHI: Social media is playing a very crucial role in disseminating the essential information these days. We get the latest news even much before the dedicated channels start airing and broadcasting it. Of late, I received an audio clip on my Whatsapp. It was sent by one of my Whatsapp friends. Usually, I do ignore such audio and video clips knowing that in most of the cases it proves a rubbish one. But I played this clipping and when…

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Pro-Activeness Pays…..

By: Prof. Satyendra Kumar Singh ( News Editor-ICN Group ) LUCKNOW: The world of the day is divided into two basic segments; one that use the (social) media to share their views and opinions about certain issues. The social media doesn’t mean only online social channels. The sense of social media is the every possible mode of interaction like the local tea-stall or your garden with newspaper in the hands. Such vocal people love to be proactive enough to strategise their plans for the day, go and hunt for fresh food…

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Footprints In The Sands Of Life

By: Barnali Bose ( Associate Editor-ICN Group ) One night a man had a dream.He dreamt he was walking along the beach with God. Across the sky, flashed scenes from his life.He turned back and saw two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to him and the other to the Lord. He was happy that God was with him during his journey of life. Then came glimpses of those times when life had not been very kind to him. But the thought that God was with him gave…

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THE TEA PARTY THAT CARVED AMERICAN HISTORY ON DECEMBER 16,1773: BOSTON HARBOUR REVISITED IN 2017

By: Barnali Bose (Associate Editor-ICN Group ) Every year, on the anniversary of the famous Boston Tea Party, a re-enactment party is thrown in Boston. Visitors can tour replicas of the three ships that were silent witnesses to the historic event. Last summer, I visited Boston, the capital city of Massachusetts in the United States of America. As I stood at the Boston Harbour and glanced at the ships anchored there, I could almost visualize the scene of the group of ‘Sons of Liberty’ dressed as native Americans stealthily creeping…

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