Holi and Sufism

By : Dr. Mohammad Aleem, Editor-ICN Group NEW DELHI : Holi symbolises different shades of our lives, like good and bad, worst and pleasant and evil and piety etc. While sprinkling colours, we drench others with love and respect.Urdu poets like Nazir Akbarabadi wrote special poetries on it. Whereas, Sufi saints and Mughal kings and prices used to celebrate with a different kind of fervour and gaiety.Sufi saints like Hazrat Nizamuddin and his ardent disciple, Amir Khusru would celebrate it with the spirit of love and respect. They would try…

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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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LONG ROUTE DRIVERS & THEIR HEALTH

By: Dr. Akhtar Nasim, Sr. Principal Scientist CSIR-CRRI & Prof. ACSIR (University) & Consulting Editor ICN Science & Tech NEW DELHI: Recently, the health of truck drivers has become a major concern at international levels.Over the years there has been deterioration in driving conditions; simultaneously there is increasing pressures of adhering to the demanding schedule and to make on time deliveries.The drivers have to deal with the failures of the transport system, which results in increased stress levels resulting in adverse impact on the health of drivers. Prolonged sitting, exposes the driver…

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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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What is Marine Electricity And How It is Generated?

By: Tejeshwar Singh Rana, Chief Officer-Merchant Navy & Associate Editor-ICN  Marine Electricity or Marine electrical power is a vital part of a ship’s operation. Without marine electricity, ships would not be able to run any of the machinery and cannot perform their core purpose of sailing from one place to another. We cannot define the term “Marine Electricity” as a whole. To understand its meaning, first, we need to understand them separately. Marine – Here, the term “marine” refers to ships, ports, drydocks, and other structures which cater to the shipping…

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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, and…

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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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Nanda Devi Glacier Outburst : Another Manmade Disaster, A Fresh Warning

By : Rakesh Lohumi, Sr. Advisor cum Sr. Editor-ICN Group SHIMLA: The havoc wreaked by Nanda Devi “glacier burst” in Chamoli region of Uttarakhand early this week is a grim reminder that Mother Nature will eventually make the humans accountable for their indiscrete actions. It has once again made us pay dearly for tinkering with the ecologically most fragile Himalayan ecosystem, which sustain livelihoods in the most populous part of the world. It is also a warning about the future environmental shocks that await the inhabitants of the region. The…

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River Diversion Arrangement of 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro project in Nepal inaugurated

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA :Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN today inaugurated River Diversion Arrangement of 900 MW Arun-3 HEP at Dovan Dam Site in Nepal. Addressing a large gathering at the site, Sharma said that this is a historic milestone which earmarks the commencement of River Diversion and construction of Main Dam of the Project. N.L Sharma extended gratitude to Government of India & Government of Nepal for extending their unstinting support amidst COVID-19 pandemic. He also thanked the local representatives, administration and people…

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