Her First Flight Aboard Indian Airlines

By : Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN World KOLKATA : Tata,Tata, waved the little girl and her sister as their father stood at the door of the Boeing aircraft of the Indian Airlines flight. In those days, in the early 70’s, airports were not inaccessible to visitors. In fact, visitors were not only allowed to glance through the glass screens but could also step out on the porch to see the flights take off. In fact, one could faintly see passengers on the window seats waving to their loved ones. How could…

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ICN discovered the sparkle of ‘Gehana’

Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand : In the Mukteshwar region of Uttarakhand, the village ‘Gehana’ lit up today. This village, confined in the rural area, suddenly became the ‘Breaking News’ of the area when ICN Media Group, present in 179 countries through English language and 81 countries through Hindi language, organized this village and nearby areas.Wrote a new lesson in the future of ‘Rural Entrepreneurship and Self-reliance’. In the International Mission of Rural Entrepreneurship of ICN, many important seminars and workshops have been successfully organized on this subject not only in many rural areas…

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The 3rd Wave

By : Dr. Samayug Bhowmik, Bureau Chief-ICN West Bengal KOLKATA : Already we have witnessed how many of us suffered and lost family members or loss of a nearer one either in first or second wave or in both during previous Covid 19 pandemics. Now death starts by Delta Plus at the beginning of the 3rd Wave. This Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 was first reported in India in October 2020 and has now spread to over 111 countries across the world. According to the latest update of the World Health…

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The Day Of Ashura Is Being Observed On 10th Muharram With Fasting And Prayer

Ashura marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed martyred in the year 680 while refusing the Caliph Yazid’s right to rule the Islamic world. NEW DELHI: One of the most significant events during the month is Ashura.Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is also known as Muharram al-Haram, or the Sacred Muharram. Muslims around the world will be taking the time for introspection, thinking over their previous year and how they might wish to better themselves. This is on the 10th day…

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INDIA CELEBRATES HOLI TO KEEP THE LIGHT OF LOVE BURNING IN HEARTS OF PEOPLE!

By : Kauser Khan, Associate Editor-ICN  LUCKNOW: The colour of festival always helps in bringing the beautiful smile on the faces.People enjoys its every moment truly with much fervor and ethusiasm. Across the world wherever Indians or people of Indian origin are present Holi is celebrated with gusto and bonhomie. People play with colours, light a bonfire called Holika and celebrate the victory of good over evil. Well, the essence of any festival is to take a break from the daily humdrum of life and make it interesting. The other major…

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UNIQUE KUMAONI HOLI: A CELEBRATION OF “SUR” AND “TAAL”

By: Rakesh Lohumi, Sr. Advisor & Sr. Editor-ICN Group The hills of Uttrakhand reverberate with melodious notes of Hindustani classical music as the Kumaonis celebrate the festival of Holi in a way very different from the rest of the country. Folk songs are integral to Holi , which is celebrated as the “festival of colours” all over. It is the rich infusion of classical music in the Holi songs that  lends the festival altogether a different dimension in the Kumaon region. The unique tradition of singing Holi songs based on…

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How Relevant Are These Age-Old Proverbs In Today’s World?

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN World Disclaimer: The following analysis is meant for amusement purpose only and the reader is requested to read it “with a pinch of salt”. When in Rome do as the Romans do: The reverse, I believe is true. If you do as stated, you’ll be lost in the crowd and can never be the one among many. You have to do things differently if you wish to get noticed and receive acclaim. So, ‘When in Rome, do as the Americans do, do as the Greeks do or…

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TUBERCULOSIS : DEVELOPING RESISTANCE TO EXISTING THERAPIES

By : Dr. Abhishek kr. Pandey, Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: Antibiotics are a true miracle of modern medicine. However, in reference to penicillin, the drug he discovered, Fleming gave warning in 1946 that the public will demand [the drug and]…then will begin an era…of abuses. Unfortunately, Fleming’s warning was unheeded, so this miracle of antibiotics is now endangered owing to the rapid escalation of antibiotic resistance combined with the equally rapid decline in discovery and development of new antibiotics. This is now considered a global health crisis and the reason is not…

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10 Caspian Sea Facts You Must Know

By: Tejeshwar Singh Rana, Chief Officer-Merchant Navy & Associate Editor-ICN  The Caspian Sea lies in Eastern Europe, at the border between Europe and Asia. As the largest inland water body on Earth, it has been vital to the economy of the surrounding regions. With a wealth of marine flora and fauna, the Caspian Sea covers nearly 0.4 million square kilometres of area and has an average depth of over 1 kilometre. It spans 7,000 kilometres of coastline covering 5 different nations on both continents. Numerous islands dot the Caspian’s surface,…

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Vasant Panchami- A Festival Symbolizing Unity In Diversity

By: Garima Gaur, Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: India is a land of diverse culture and it’s festivals promote diversity. They are full of colours, enthusiasm, creativity and also offer opportunities to feel pride for the citizens. One such festival is Vasant Panchami (also called Basant Panchami). This day welcomes the spring season, people wear yellow to mark blossoming mustard fields. It is celebrated on fifth day of Indian traditional calendar in the month of Magha, which typically falls in the Gregorian month of January and February. It is celebrated in various ways depending…

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