Why Should We Observe Pitra Paksh-The Shradhas

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Editor-ICN Group SHIMLA: A soul always yearns for a human life as it is believed that since only humans have wisdom they can  perform karma. In human life one gets the opportunity to balance the past and improve upon his bank of karma. The human life alone is thus considered to be a karmakshetra as animals do not have the wisdom to distinguish between the good or bad. It is believed that human life is a blessing of God and must therefore be utilized to the…

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To Call A Spade, A Spade Or To Spin A Yarn: Exploring The Truth Behind A Lie

By : Barnali Bose, Editor ICN-Group KOLKATA: Many of us will  remember the fairy tale character of Pinocchio, whose nose grew longer every time he lied. Thankfully, it doesn’t happen in real life otherwise, I can say with much conviction that everyone would see Pinocchio’s image in the mirror. Elders never tire trying to inculcate the  moral value of truthfulness in children, do they?  And is there anyone who  has not heard of the proverbial saying that  nothing can be better than honesty? But in real life, speaking the truth…

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Navlokan : Living Shadows Of Genius Urdu Poetry

By: Tarun Prakash Srivastava, Sr. Executive Editor-ICN Group The great poet Nida Fazli has rightly said : “Har aadmi me’n hote hai’n das bees aadmi, Jisko bhi dekhna ho, kai baar dekhna.” Though the approach of this couplet is negative and it suggests that everybody has several faces just to cheat you but I know a person through whom we can go through several personalities and it is not less than a miracle for me. In this world, where it is next to impossible to know even a single person…

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Book Cafe With A Difference

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Editor-ICN Group SHIMLA: The unique cafe, built by the Shimla Municipal Corporation and Himachal Tourism Development Corporation under Shimla beautification plan, that offers a serene reading place with splendid titles and educational books stacked in a beautiful ambience  enjoyed by locals and tourists alike with steaming hot coffee and snacks and drinks may also not make a news. But the fact that the Book Cafe opened  just a few days ago that is on 11th April 2017 is being run by two jail inmates convicted for life under…

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Review of the play, Imam-e-Hind: Ram by Dr. Mohammad Aleem

By: Eram Fatima, Asstt. Editor-ICN NEW DELHI: Long time ago, I had read in my textbook during my late schooldays some excerpts of the great epic, Ramayana. Then, I was too small and too ill-equipped to grasp it well. Now, after so many years, finally, when I got my hands on it again, I felt not only fortunate but excited also. It was the stage adaptation of the Valmiki Ramayana in Urdu, titled, Imam-e-Hind: Ram by Dr. Mohammad Aleem, an award winning playwright. I decided to read it all through.…

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Excellence with G.O.P.T.A.© Series: Part 100 (Effective Utilisation of GOPTA in ‘Prioritisation’)

By: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Sr. Associate Editor, ICN Group (In the past few articles, I discussed 3 limbs of prioritisation i.e. To-Do List, Prioritisation and Delegation. Today, I will sum up this crucial learning as to how GOPTA can be effectively used in prioritisation.)   Effective utilisation of GOPTA in ‘Prioritisation’ NOIDA: In the past few articles, we learnt about 3 limbs of prioritisation, namely, To-Do List, Prioritisation and Delegation. Before summing up the learning, I appreciate my heartful thanks to all of you who are with me till completion of…

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“Tears,The True Friends“

By: C.P. Singh, Literary Editor-ICN Group Emotions of any kind, affect and melt the core, It fills in, then flows, affectionately  to our eyes. They dissolve one’s being in it, even before, Draining to fill  and be in our situation –felt – eyes. Emotions and being, thus so fully dissolved in, The natural secretion , called tears, and fills. Coming as true friends, in every situations’ Din, Remain intact in all  ,glad –sad, as Heart’s –Bills. These tiny drops, draining via eyes, to say, Never leave me alone, be what the…

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Earth’s Magnetic Field Affecting The Navigation Of Ships

By: Tejeshwar Singh Rana, Chief Officer, Shell shipping-London, UK & Associate 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 reports.…

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To Call A Spade, A Spade Or To Spin A Yarn: Exploring The Truth Behind A Lie

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN Group KOLKATA: I was watching ‘Liar Liar’, a 1997 American fantasy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and I began to wonder if it is but a good idea to speak the truth always or is it, at times, wiser to fabricate reality? The film is about a successful lawyer whose entire career is woven around a web of lies. His career  takes an ugly turn when his son wishes for him  not to lie for a day and the wish is fulfilled. Hilarious indeed is the…

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