Singing Bowls

Singing Bowls

Added over 7 years ago

Singing bowls have become very popular in the West in recent years - a combination of our fascination with Eastern spirituality and a love of alternative medicine therapies.  But what makes a singing bowl sing and can it really aid your health and well-being?

Pictured is a hand-beaten bronze singing bowl at Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto, Japan.  Picture courtesy of MichaelMaggs

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Book Review: Begums, Thugs and Englishmen: the Journals of Fanny Parkes.

Book Review: Begums, Thugs and Englishmen: the Journals of Fanny Parkes.

Added over 7 years ago

Fanny Parkes was the daughter of a British colonial officer and the wife of a civil servant who came to India with her husband in 1822 and stayed for twenty four years, traveling extensively throughout Raj India, often on her own, and assimilating all aspects of Indian society and culture.  When she returned home she published her memoirs at the behest of her mother, producing an 800 plus page edifice called Wanderings of  a Pilgrim in Search of the Picturesque, During Four and Twenty Years in the East; With Revelations of Life in the Zenana...

 

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Update on Tikondane - the Little Zambian Charity with a Big Heart

Update on Tikondane - the Little Zambian Charity with a Big Heart

Added over 7 years ago

Tikondane is a feel-good story about a sanctuary created in the heart of Zambia by one woman, Elke Kroeger-Radcliff, who believed she could make a difference and then went out and did so.  Some of our readers may remember that Kashgar has been helping Elke and Tikondane to develop a handicraft industry from scratch.  Read on for all the latest news and what we've achieved in 2009...

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As Seen in Grazia Magazine...

As Seen in Grazia Magazine...

Added over 7 years ago

Some of our tribal and American Indian jewellery has just been featured in a Grazia magazine shoot called That 70's Show, out now in their May 24th edition....

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