Machli, also known as the Lake Tigress of Ranthambore was the oldest tiger to have survived for so long in the wild. Most tigers live up till the age of 12 to 14 years, Machli however passed away at the age of 20! It was the most photographed Tigress in Ranthambore. Even at her age Machliwas able to make a natural kill and had managed surviving on her own. In her entire lifetime, she killed about 12 crocodiles; the first when one tried to attack her cubs and the others out of habit. Interestingly Machli got her name from her mother, who also shared the same name as she had markings of a fish behind her ear. Machli faced many hardships in her life, from surviving the poaching season to the numerous fights and disappearance of her daughter Sundari. She was truly an exceptional tigress and was celebrated with titles such as Queen Mother of Tigers, Tigress Queen of Ranthambore, Lady of the Lakes, and Crocodile Killer. Machli is considered to have been the most photographed tigress in the world. She was featured in a number of wildlife documentaries, including a 50-minute documentary about her life, titled Tiger Queen, which was aired on the National Geographic and Animal Planet channels.In 2012, the story of Machli was aired on the BBC's Natural World in an episode titled "Queen of Tigers: Natural World Special".


Muppets are actually huge puppets manipulator or artistes worn or put on huge puppets of particular character. Movements of Muppet resembles partially of puppet and partially of human. Basic uses of Muppets are to create funtancies in theatre. Audience can easily get gestures of characters even from distance. Artist can instantly change characters by putting on already created India Muppets are performed in eastern side where artistes wear Muppets of animals. And create funtancies on stage. Sometimes Muppets are used to create giant characters which are not possible to portray by a human artistes. In India Muppets are used for road shows or on stage of chau dance andkathakali. In Rajasthan, muppets areused to welcome earlier kings and rulers.

Anecdote Guru Rinpoche

It is not possible to travel far in Bhutan without seeing images of a man wearing a tall elaborate hat and with eyes that are open wide and staring forward into space. This is the great 8th century sage of Vajrayana Buddhism, Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche as he often called. According to legend, Padmasambhava was reincarnated into a lotus blossom as an eight-year-old child, and from very young he possessed great wisdom and insight. Furthermore, he had mastery of the elements and so like a potter manipulating basic clay and turning it into beautiful pots, he was able to transform harmful action and substances into something positive and beneficial.
Guru Rinpoche's special association with Bhutan began when he traveled to the town now known as Jakar at the invitation of a local king to subjugate negative forces. The mission was a success, and from this encounter, Buddhism spread throughout the land. A body print of the great sage exists to this day at KurjeyLhakhang in Jakar, and he is also associated with many other sacred sites in Bhutan, with perhaps the most notable being the cliff-hanging Taktshang Monastery in Paro.


The shehnai is thought to have been developed by improving upon the pungi (a woodwind folk instrument used primarily for snake charming).  Another theory of the origin of the shehnai is that the name is a modification of the word "sur-nal". The word nal/nali/nad is used in many Indian languages to mean pipe or reed. The word "sur" means tone or tune—musical note or simply music—and is used as a prefix to the names of many Indian instruments. The "sur-nal" is said to have given its name to the "surna/zurna" which is the name by which the reed-pipe is known throughout the Middle east and eastern Europe. Shehnai is usually played at traditional North Indian weddings or festivals.