When The Eerie Characters of the Past Loom Large Before You: A Halloween Affair

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN World KOLKATA: “ Knock, knock! Treat or trick? ” Well, It’s that time of the year when one usually revels in scaring the wits out of others. Getting goosebumps and sending shudders down the spine becomes the order of the day, nay night. Yes, 31st October, late evening marks Halloween- the most ‘frightening’ day of the year in many parts of the globe. Carved pumpkins of various sizes peering out from neighbourhood porches and gourd-like orange fruits inscribed with ghoulish faces, illuminated by candles mark Halloween…

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Champion Of Small & Resource-Poor Farmers In The Developing World : Nobel Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug

Till the earth shall remain Green, the Life shall be seen.Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world. For the life, the food is as essential as the water and oxygen are. Dr. Norman Ernest Borlaug who was born on March 25, 1914, an American agronomist  led initiatives worldwide that contributed to the extensive increases in agricultural production termed the Green Revolution, Dr. Borlaug received his B.S. in forestry in 1937 and Ph.D. in plant pathology and genetics from the University of Minnesota in 1942. Dr. Borlaug never think only for his country but for him, the life of every human…

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Lock-Down And After

By: C.P. Singh, Editor-ICN Group  PART-26 “ To the entire mankind on the Earth” “ A Humble Submission” Suddenly an unknown virus attacks almost entire mankind on the Earth and people remained astonished as no enemy was visible or readable but people were infected , troubled and even sustaining maximum loss also. Being first of it’s kind , it troubled everyone on all possible parameters like loss of time, loss of work, loss in productions, loss of health and even life. Money and finances did suffer a lot . The entire…

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Role Of Supranationalism In Family Planning Programs And The Proliferation Of Contraception

By: Rebecca Brindza, Editor-ICN International PART-3 USA/ISRAEL: Policymakers in the present day have grown increasingly aware of the “multidimensional set of social processes that create, multiply, stretch, and intensify worldwide social interdependencies and exchanges while at the same time fostering in people a growing awareness of deepening connections between the local and the distant.” 21stCentury: Grassroots and Global Awareness The onset of the new century perpetrated the aftereffects of the ICPD. Throughout the developing world, reproductive health services were being integrated into national health policies, and in 2001 the percentage of…

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Role Of Supranationalism In Family Planning Programs And The Proliferation Of Contraception

By: Rebecca Brindza, Editor-ICN International PART-2 USA/ISRAEL: Policymakers in the present day have grown increasingly aware of the “multidimensional set of social processes that create, multiply, stretch, and intensify worldwide social interdependencies and exchanges while at the same time fostering in people a growing awareness of deepening connections between the local and the distant.” (Steger, 2005). Therefore, it is no surprise that within the globalized era, national policies have become deeply intertwined with global issues. This is echoed by the fact that developing states are increasingly susceptible to happenings in the…

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Role Of Supranationalism In Family Planning Programs And The Proliferation Of Contraception

By: Rebecca Brindza, Editor-ICN International PART-1 USA/ISRAEL: Policymakers in the present day have grown increasingly aware of the “multidimensional set of social processes that create, multiply, stretch, and intensify worldwide social interdependencies and exchanges while at the same time fostering in people a growing awareness of deepening connections between the local and the distant.” (Steger, 2005). Therefore, it is no surprise that within the globalized era, national policies have become deeply intertwined with global issues. This is echoed by the fact that developing states are increasingly susceptible to happenings in the global…

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Black Lives Matter : A Cry Against Oppression Since Time Immemorial

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN World KOLKATA: Last year, in Boston, as I was walking past a very old church, I retraced my steps. A writing in its front yard caught my attention. It read,”We believe that all lives matter, that  every person is valuable and every individual deserves to be treated with justice and love. We live in a society that suggests otherwise. Because of the continuing injustice and violence disproportionately endured by people of colour l,we affirm that black lives matter.”  As I had stood there quietly, absorbing the …

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Pandemic And Moral Crisis Of Capitalism

By: Alok Jagdhari & Mohan Rangarajan Kumarmangalam STAMFORD,USA: The global pandemic crisis gripping the world has currently claimed over a quarter of a million lives. It has decimated livelihoods and incomes across the world. While the global response has been an order of magnitude superior to the response to either the Spanish Flu 102 years ago or the 1929 Depression, it has also resulted in a text book “Disaster Capitalism” kind of response from a string of governments across the world, most notably the Trump Administration and the Government of Prime Minister…

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“Lock-Down-And-After?“

By: C.P. Singh, Editor-ICN Group  PART: 14 Once a calamity came down so heavily on us that everything was forced to be closed . The owners could not get anything from their entrepreneurs hence they said or hinted their loyal work force to go away from their places of work till the system reopens fully . Workers seldom have their residential arrangements at their places of work . They live there temporarily , any how , and feed their dependents out of their earnings so fetched . Whatever the situation  dictates…

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“Lock-Down-And-After?“

By: C.P. Singh, Literary Editor-ICN Group  PART: FIVE When thinking whispers with the brain regarding the possibilities of changes during and after the Lockdown. It becomes very perturbing for both of them. Whatever we are seeing , perceiving, feeling or coming ACROSS, is all under a serious threat of getting changed. Yes the degree of variance may differ from one parameter to other. But everything seems ready to adapt according to situation. My Almighty God grand everything Superb to our Planet, “The Earth”   Inter – Country – Relations –  …

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