British Lion and Russian Bear of The Great Game

British Empire and Russian Empire were trying to control Central Asia and Afghanistan  was one of the most important places of this conflict.  This cartoon by Sir John Tenniel ( English illustrator, graphic humourist and political cartoonist ) tells us about the situation of the local rulers during "The Great Game" years. Here we see the Afghan Emir Sheikh Ali Khan with his "friends" Russia and Great Britain.

It was published in Punch magazine, 30 November, 1878

British Lion and Russian Bear of The Great Game

What did Swami Vivekananda Teach Us?

Those who have been interested in yoga for a while or longer already knew about this name.

"Swami Vivekananda" was in India and lived between 1863-1902. He was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. He is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century.

Swami Vivekananda and Yoga


Budhagupta was a Gupta emperor. He had close ties with the rulers of Kannauj kingdom and together they sought to rule the Huns out of the fertile plains of Northern India.

This is a replica of Buddhagupta stone ( the original one was found in Seberang Perai, Malaysia and is kept in the National Museum, Calcutta, India ) on display at the National History Museum, Kuala Lumpur. The inscription refers to the reign of Budhagupta and it is dated A.D. 484-485.

Original Buddhagupta stone

Blackhouse Village - Traditional Scottish Highlands House

Gearrannan Black House Village is one of the most interesting places in Scotland. The blackhouses are traditional type of houses which use...