Day: May 13, 2019

Documentary sheds light on untold story of 400,000 Ottoman migrants to US

May 13, 2019

A documentary directed by Turkish filmmaker Mesut Gengeç explains the story of 400,000 Ottoman citizens who migrated to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, shedding light on the details of the rarely-spoken migration, which involved dire travel conditions, sickness and even death for some. Gengeç was inspired to make the documentary titled “The […]

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Famed Kerala Temple Festival Faces ‘Elephantine’ Problem

May 13, 2019

The Kerala government’s decision not to allow a 54-year-old elephant to feature in a prominent temple festival here has led to a boycott of all events by the elephant owners, a move likely to play spoilsport in the famed ‘Pooram’ festivities. This year’s Pooram festivities take place on May 13. The tusker, called ‘Thechikottukavu Ramachandran’, […]

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