Author: Lee Austin

HISTORY OF CRICKET IN INDIA

Indian cricket history goes far back as 1721 where cricket was played at cambay close to Baroda, which is almost three hundred years. The madra versus Calcutta match in the year 1864 was debatably the beginning of the first-class cricket in India. First-class cricket decisively  started in the 1892–93 season with two match series between Parsees …

Painting Styles through Time

When talking about “the style” of an art painting, one usually refers to the materials and colors used in the works. However, specific genres of paintings are advised to be done in specific styles. For example, portraits of generals, kings and noblemen are usually in oil on canvas/panel, while the depiction of maidens or regular people in …

History of Italian Movies

European filmmakers are often considered the most talented in conceptualization, lens work and techniques. Although French names are quite prominent in these areas, Italian maestros such as Piere Pasolini, Fredrico Felini and others have etched their masterpieces with a host of examples citing cinematic excellence. Developments in filmmaking achieved new heights because of these grandmasters. However, …

Friend of Friends Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen is a Canadian standup comedian turned actor, writer, director and producer in Hollywood. Rogen started his career performing stand-up comedy during his younger age, landed a small role in an American teen comedy- drama television series Freaks and Geeks. Freaks and Geeks – A Real Breakthrough Freaks and Geeks was created by paul feig and Jude Apatow …

Siachen: World’s Highest Battleground, Where it’s ‘Cold War’ for the Indian Army

Siachen Glacier situated at the altitude of 6,500 metres is the highest battlefield in the world where perpetual subzero temperature and frequent blizzards are the order of the day in the rarefied atmosphere. Read the article to know how Indian soldiers race this daily ordeal in the natural cold storage One cannot imagine having to pay …

Best Erotic Scenes of French Movies

The French are a great believer in non-artificial sex when it comes to cinema or any other place. And when it comes to erotic film projects from a French studio, you can be rest assured about the most steamy scenes shot, edited and produced in the most educated connoisseurs. For the squeamish, I must declare that …

Afghan Refugees in India

Country of Origin Background In 1979 the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Over the next ten years, there was fierce resistance to the Soviet presence from the United States-backed Mujahadeen. During this time, approximately 60,000 Afghans sought refuge abroad. The Soviet Union withdrew from Afghanistan in 1989. By 1992, however, the country was embroiled yet more violence; …

Palestinian Refugees in India

Country of Origin Background After the establishment of the State of Israel, about two thirds of the Palestinian Arabs fled or were expelled from their territories, which came under Israeli control after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. More and more Palestinians were forced to flee to the neighboring countries and the mass expulsion of the Palestinian Arabs …