Indian Paintings Part 2

Indian Paintings Part 2 Miniature Paintings Miniature paintings are characterised with small and detailed paintings. Human forms are most commonly seen from the side, with large eyes, a narrow waist, a sharp nose, and so on. The full flowering of miniature painting began when India […]

Indian Paintings Part 1

Indian Paintings Part 1 Pre-Historic Painting The subjects of their drawings were human figures, human activities, geometric designs and symbols. In India the earliest paintings have been reported from the Upper Palaeolithic times. Humans are represented in stick-like forms. A long-snouted animal, a fox and […]

Newspapers in British India Part 5

Newspapers in British India Part 5 1916 to 1947 Independent The Independent was started on February 5, 1919  by Motilal Nehru Motilal Nehru was assisted in the paper’s establishment by B G Horniman and Syed Hussain who became the Independent’s editor. The paper closed down […]

Newspapers in British India Part 4

Newspapers in British India Part 4 1900 to 1915 O Heraldo O Heraldo was established as the first daily Portuguese newspaper on 21 May 1900 by Aleixo Clemente Messias Gomes in Goa. It was later transformed into an English daily in 1983, by which time […]

Newspapers in British India Part 3

Newspapers in British India Part 3 1875 to 1899 The Statesman The Statesman is an Indian English-language broadsheet daily newspaper founded in 1875. The Statesman is a direct descendant of two newspapers, the Bombay (now Mumbai) based Indian Statesman and The Friend of India published […]

Newspapers in British India Part 2

Newspapers in British India Part 2 1850 to 1874 Rast Goftar Rast Goftar was an Anglo-Gujarati paper operating in Bombay that was started in 1854 by Dadabhai Naoroji and Kharshedji Cama and championed social reform among Parsis in Western India.  Dadabhai Naoroji started the paper with […]

Newspapers in British India Part 1

Newspapers in British India Part 1 Before 1850 Bengal Gazette Bengal Gazette also known as Calcutta General advertiser is the first newspaper published in India. It was started by James Augustus Hickey in 1780 but was banned in 1872 following the anti-government editorials. Bengal Journal […]

United Nations

United Nations What is the UN? The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 and has a current membership of 193 Member States. UN remains the one place on Earth where all the world’s nations can gather together, discuss common problems, and find […]


Globalisation What is Globalisation: Globalisation is the word used to describe the growing interdependence of the world’s economies, cultures, and populations, brought about by cross-border trade in goods and services, technology, and flows of investment, people, and information. Its origins can be traced back to […]

Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution What is Industrial Revolution? The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes which began in Great Britain, and later spread into the continental Europe, and the United States. It occurred during the period from around 1760 to about 1820–1840. The term […]