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Over 350,000 dead; millions displaced, billions worth of property damaged, a civilization completely annihilated and many still suffering. This was the outcome of the catastrophic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, which forced the Japanese to surrender and ultimately leading to the end of World War II.   Food, clothing and shelter were the only basic necessities that a man knew, until his thinking and greed got beyond his own capacity and his wants becam...
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  “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”   …golden words by Oprah Winfrey that every single human being on this planet hopes to accomplish. But it ain’t so easy. Isn’t it? In today’s world time means money and each and every person here is in a mad rush to be at the top that has ultimately stolen some of the simplest and humblest things in life which otherwise were long cherished. Ma...
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                                                    August 6, 1945, the Allied Powers – U.S. bombed Hiroshima. It wreaked devastation, havoc, and tragedy. While the Second World War in Europe ended with the Nazis signing the Instrument of Surrender, the war in the Pacific continued. The precursor to this catas...
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  When my Content Manager asked me to write a blog on this special topic, I was left wondering as to where to start from. Should it be my school days when Raksha Bandhan meant girls chasing every single boy and tying rakhis in exchange for some sweets or was it that day when cousins who never said hello in a lifetime suddenly called up their brothers and bombarded them mercilessly with their love?   Raksha Bandhan has a special place in my heart as the onl...
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  We owe a certain part of our childhood memories to Lee Falk, for he was the one who gave us two comic legends - jungle vigilant The Phantom and the illusionist Mandrake the Magician. Born Leon Harrison Gross, Falk saw a day when more than 100 million readers read the comic strips. Falk was also a theatre producer and director, having worked with the likes of Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Charles Heston and Chico Marx of the Marx brothers.   Falk was born a...
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Back in 1989, the streets of Kolkata wore a deserted look after 8 PM. Each and every person rushed back to their homes, scared and terrified. Office work never bothered them and catching up with friends or relatives was a rare thought. For them their lives were more important. Someone or something was out there; something that would mercilessly kill people and in the most brutal manner.   The Stoneman; a name given by popular English language print media of Kolk...
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  “I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.” -      George Bernad Shaw George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was a popular Irish playwright. He wrote more than 60 plays and his writings concentrated on social problems. His works had a streak of comedy that made the stories more palatable. Shaw looked at education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege. Shaw eventually...
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  Before Ernest Hemingway gained fame as a writer of lucid, precise prose with the 1929 A Farewell to Arms, he wrote another gem centered on expatriate Americans, with Spain and the bull fighting at Pamplona as the vivid background. Thus, Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises was the novel that first established Hemingway’s reputation as a writer. Our reason to fuss over it: Bullfighting is still held every July at Pamplona during the San Fermin festival. Despite prot...
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  Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts. His author's great-great-great-grandfather, William Hathorne, was the first in the family to emigrate from England to Salem.   William's son, John Hathorne, was one of the judges who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials. When Nathaniel got to know of this, he is said to have added the letter ‘w’ to his surname. It is said that he wanted to dissociate himself from his ‘n...
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We celebrated the World Environment Day (WED) on June 5. WED was celebrated for the first time in 1973. This day is celebrated with a different theme every year. This year, the theme was - Green Economy: Does it include you? In our own way, we are trying to cause awareness on getting environment friendly. The task is daunting; however, one must carry on.     Al Gore’s documentary, An Inconvenient Truth is one such attempt at educating the world o...
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