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Morocco Travel: Highlights and Insights- Part III

Morocco Travel: Highlights and Insights- Part III

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Written by: Maria Lazgin Ciercielli Paris, France Photo Credit- Shutterstock.com Tangier is a breathtaking city on the northwestern tip of Morocco. It has a large port that welcomes ships from around the world and it is situated at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. If you are looking for a vacation you will never forget, Tangier is the city to go to. Surrounded by gorgeous ocean towns like Asilah, Tangier will not disappoint you with its variety of ocean views. If you are looking for an adventure, Tangier is one of the largest cities close to the famed Chefchaouen, known as the Blue Pearl, which is another unique city that is not to be missed. Tangier will fascinate you with its blend of cultures, influence from Spain and France, and its bold history. It has lon...
Looking at Immigration – Part 2

Looking at Immigration – Part 2

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Written By: Senex Paris, France Illustration: Avijit Ghosh A brief analysis When we look at the current status of immigration (migration and refugees), we are looking at a fairly complex picture. All of them have one thing in common, that is the movement of people from one territorial entity to another on a permanent or a semi-permanent basis. Such movements of people in significant numbers occur for various reasons. Most common and historic reason is economic. For millenniums humans had been nomadic hunter gatherers and moving in search for food and water was a way of life. Agriculture changed that and a revolution took place around the world some 10 to 12 thousand years ago and gradually the majority of them settled down. This in turn gave value, both economic and sentimental...
Looking at Immigration – Part 1

Looking at Immigration – Part 1

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Written By: Senex Paris, France Illustration: Multidimension Source Part One - History and problems Immigration is such a late 20th century word and concept. Quite a meaningless one in the world before WWII but has gained much currency since. The most important reason for that was the end of colonization. Before colonization human migration was an eternal phenomenon since the dawn of time. Classical anthropology tells us that man in his current form evolved in Northeastern Africa some 200 to 350 thousand years ago and some 70 to 80 thousand odd years ago started migrating out of his continent of origin and spread across the planet in every possible direction. Some of these journeys took tens of thousands of years and hundreds of generations, covering distances that today take a...
Heroes and A Tale of Migration- Part 2

Heroes and A Tale of Migration- Part 2

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From Director's Desk Written By : Jayanta Chakrabarty Multidimension [Illustration : Arghya Manna] On 17th December 2010, at 11:30 am, Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26 years old street vendor, set himself on fire in front of the governor’s office in Sidi Bouzid, a small town in Tunisia, to protest against the confiscation of his cart and the harassment and humiliation inflicted on him by a corrupt municipal officer and her aides. Outraged by the events that led to Bouazizi’s self-immolation, protests began in Sidi Bouzid within hours. The protest gained momentum in next two weeks, spreading all over the country with the slogan “Work, bread and national dignity”, this in a country which had about 95% youth literacy rate and more than 30% employment rate among this particular section of the

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