On elevators and dishonest couriers

We cannot afford not to

A little test to assess the sense of fairness in children

How a young boy of German-Portuguese-Indian descent, spent much of his childhood Mowgli-style in the Western Ghats

How a German divorcée broke religious boundaries by wedding a Portuguese-Indian lady in the early 1940s

Sitting watch over a dead tiger he developed an almost personal relationship. It was like holding a wake over the body of a friend.

How a German technician in a British prisioner-of-war camp, in 1914–18, dealt with the reptiles that abounded in India

A description of how, in 1914, Indian traditions and mores made even a minor dental treatment of women a challenge

What was internship like during the first world war, Not like you might think, in British ruled India a hundred years ago.

The Friedel Chronicles

Frederic Alois Friedel, born in 1945, science journalist, co-founder of ChessBase, studied Philosophy and Linguistics at the University of Hamburg and Oxford.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store