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Tagged With: India

I Met A Warrior From North Sentinel …

WHAT UTTER NONSENSE IS WRITTEN NOW ABOUT THIS LAST UNKNOWN TRIBE ON EARTH! Just because this American idiot, the missionary John Allen Chau, was speared to death on North Sentinel. My sympathies are with the warrior who did this – defending his world against an unwelcome intruder. What did this Mr. Chau want of these … Weiterlesen »

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WILDLIFE The Most Deadly National Park!

IN NORTHEASTERN INDIA, IN ASSAM! It’s called KAZIRANGA and naturally you can’t find any information about the deadly dangers lurking in this tiger, elephant and buffalo N. P. Informations would scare tourists away and the authorities depend on as many visitors as possible. I found the information in the monthly bulletin of the „Explorers Club“ … Weiterlesen »

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EQUIPMENT The Knife, A Man Has to Have …

I HAVE SEEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT MANY TIMES – but I didn’t realize it!  Because it was too strange to comprehend. A weapon forged with metal of which METEORITES are made? I probably even read the word „Meteorite“ but make the connection with the „Thing from Outer Space“. A knife, dagger or sword made from … Weiterlesen »

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ISLANDS Oh, What A Shame … (No. 16)

In 1977 I accompanied the legendary explorer Heinrich Harrer to the Andaman Islands (belonging to India and situated in the Indian Ocean) and later wrote the book „Die letzten Fünfhundert“ (The Last 500) under his name. The expedition had a special object: To get in contact with the inhabitants of South Sentinel, an island no … Weiterlesen »

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HOTELS A Story Of Glory … (No. 43)

The question popped up, when I bought this beautiful and very rare 70 years old luggage label of the Spences Hotel in Calcutta (India). It said: „The Oldest Hotel In Asia.“ Really? I doubt it very much. But what is Asia? Does Jerusalem belong to the continent, where pilgrims flocked for 2000 years (but didn’t probably … Weiterlesen »

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INVITATIONS The Nice Advice … (No. 66)

I confess: I have never seen anything like that! I didn’t even know that there are people, able and willing to produce invitations like that! Three dimensional ones, popping up, painted, stitched, filled with anything you want (besides the regular paper documents), even flowers. I just got an invitation for a wedding which looks like … Weiterlesen »

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HUMOUR Interesting People Along The Way … (No. 1)

I saw R. K. Laxman once in the Indian parliament, a dwarf-like man, wearing his famous checkered shirt, with the white tufts behind his ears, his scientist’s glasses and the smile around his nose. Naturally I knew him since anno domino for his cartoons on page 1 of the „Times of India“. Laxman was the … Weiterlesen »

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FASHION In Praise of … Bermuda Shorts (No. 30)

Shorts are the national costume of the gentlemen in the Bermudas. As gay coloured as possible, but the islands in the Atlantic adopted the cut-off-trousers officially in 1915 only. British soldiers in India and Burma had asked their superiors around 1850 to be allowed to shorten their khaki pants in the heat and dust – … Weiterlesen »

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FUN If You Ever Come To … Agra (No. 10)

Of course you visit the Taj Mahal which is much more beautiful live than it ever was on pictures. But on the way from the centre of Agra to the entrance gate, you meet a photographer who begs you into his stall and produces, for an outrageously high honorary of 20 US dollars (give him … Weiterlesen »

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HOTELS The Critic At Large … (No. 2)

I stayed there for more than 20 years. My parents, when living in Delhi, went their regularly for dinner. I never paid more than 80 US dollars for the single (maximum!) and 150 dollars for the double. The „Imperial“ was a colonial island, a heaven in the stony desert, with a charming garden, palmtrees, a … Weiterlesen »

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