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…

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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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AFRICA- AN EXAMPLE OF WOUNDED CULTURE AND ECONOMY

By: Subhashini, Asstt. Editor-ICN NEW DELHI: It is known that the development of language as a medium of expression is the key factor of communication and is also responsible for the growth of a culture as well as education. History itself is the witness in case of Africa, where language originated initially. It is accepted in almost every part of the world that the language of Egypt influenced the Greek and Latin languages; even though these two languages are Indo-European. On a broader scale, the roots of most of the…

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‘Turn Backward, O Time in Your Flight, Turn Backward’

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN Group KOLKATA: Approved ! One word and one punctuation mark conveyed it all. The message brought her a  sense of relief . Well, the visa that had been much awaited for, was granted, sans hiccups. With work visas becoming increasingly difficult to obtain in that part of the world, the fact that the company was relocating her son there on a ‘premium’ visa was in itself something to be elated about. As a mother, she was proud that he  was treading beyond geographical boundaries to explore…

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THE WORLD OF AGRITOURISM

By: Subhashini, Asstt. Editor-ICN The small landholders are the most precious part of a state- Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States NEW DELHI: Agricultural tourism or Agri-tourism has been a widely discussed topic since the last 15-20 years. However, what I believe is that this phenomenon has been a part of our economy since thousands of years in many different forms. Agritourism is the idea of bringing urban residents to rural areas for leisure travel and spending. In today’s world, where the mechanization has expanded many-fold, people seem to have…

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The World Welcoming The New Year 2019

One of the first countries to welcome the New Year is Samoa. Some of the U.S. territories in the Pacific, including Midway Island, are among the last places where the clock will strike midnight. The New Year, which falls on January 1 according to the Gregorian calendar, is one of the most popular occasions across the globe when people celebrate the day forgetting their sorrows and make pledge for the coming year with new hope and determination. The sun rises in the East, the countries nearest to the International date line on…

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New Year: Wish Or Not To Wish

By: Maryam Hedayat (LIBYA) New Year is the only occasion on which the whole world unites together and celebrates irrespective of any culture, religion or country.  “Happy New year!” I greeted warmly to one of my friends. “What are you saying! Wishing New Year is haram (forbidden)”, came her shocking reply to my address. “Haraam! But why?” I spoke surprisingly. “Because it’s the culture of the west, and we as Muslims should avoid adopting other culture.”, she expressed with confidence of Islamic belief in her heart. “I see.”, came my…

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Indonesia: Tsunami Death Toll Is Rising Fast

The confirmed death toll is 430, with at least 159 people missing. Nearly 1,500 people were injured and over 21,000 people have evacuated to higher ground.A state of emergency has been declared until Jan. 4. JAKARTA: Indonesian rescue teams on Wednesday struggled to reach remote areas on the western coast of Java amid an “extreme weather” rain warning after a tsunami killed more than 400 people last week. Indonesia, a vast archipelago of more than 17,000 islands and home to 260 million people, lies along the Ring of Fire, an…

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Indonesia Tsunami: Death Toll Hits 429, Navy Discovers Bodies At Sea

Indonesia, a vast archipelago of more than 17,000 islands and home to 260 million people, lies along the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. JAKARTA: The death toll following the tsunami caused by the Anak Krakatau volcano in Indonesia has risen to at least 429. The Anak Krakatau volcano lies in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands, linking the Indian Ocean and Java Sea. The toll was likely to continue rising as search-and-rescue teams were still finding bodies in the water and washed…

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Indonesia Volcano Tsunami: 222 Dead, Nearly 843 Injured On Islands Of Java And Sumatra

JAKARTA: At least 222 dead people were killed and nearly 843 injured on the islands of Sumatra and Java after a tsunami struck coastal areas around the Sunda Strait on Saturday night. Thousands of residents were forced to evacuate to higher ground.Coastal residents reported not seeing or feeling any warning signs, such as receding water or an earthquake, before waves of 2-3 metres washed ashore, according to media. Pandeglang district on Java’s western tip was the worst affected, with 164 people dead. Large number of casualties were recorded at two hotels…

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