Category Archives: India

One Hundred Years Ago, someone kept his New Year’s Resolutions, but didn’t care about the Lives of Others – February 1921: Winston Churchill

Zur deutschen Fassung. It’s the end of February. If you are like me, most of your New Year’s resolutions have already dissipated, been forgotten or pushed to March or April. The smarter ones among you won’t have made any resolutions in the … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts (22)

In 2017, I seem to have been a bit lazy. I did not run a single half-marathon. But with the risk of war rising, I want to become fitter again. Last weekend, I began by running a half-marathon near Pilsen … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts (13)

Where exactly is the line between the Near East, the Middle East and the Far East?  I am so old-school, when I am in a remote location, I miss newspapers more than the internet. I have never received as many … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts (8)

I don’t understand why supermarkets, all around the world, by the way, are trying to force me to use a metal instrument when I want to buy some bread. You remember my article about the longest possible train journey and … Continue reading

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Did you notice the Irony? (12) Indian Supreme Court

In April 2014 the Indian Supreme Court ruled that transgender people have to be recognized as a “third gender”, declaring inter alia that Transgender persons’ right to decide their self-identified gender is also upheld and the Centre and State Governments … Continue reading

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Plastic Surgery Statistics

While browsing charts and graphs about property bubbles and purchasing power parity, I came across this chart in The Economist which shows how much plastic surgery is performed in the following countries. There is a lot to be said about … Continue reading

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Poetry Slam (2) Mumbai

After the raving applause for my first travel poem, here is another one: When I was in Mumbai I wanted to meet with a guy called Kai, but he did not reply.   Contrary to what should happen, the poetry … Continue reading

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