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Zeitgeistlyrik: THE GURKHAS ARE WITH YOU (Satis Shroff)



Zeitgeistlyrik: The Gurkhas Are With You (Satis Shroff)




Ayo Gurkhali!

The Gurkhas are upon you!


This was the battle-cry

That filled the British heart,

With pride and admiration,

And put the foe in fear.



Now the Gurkhas are not upon you.

They are with you,

Among you,

In London,

Guarding the Queen at the Palace,

Doing security checks

For VIPs

And for Claudia Schiffer,

The Sultan of… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on September 15, 2008 at 5:49am — No Comments

JOHNNY GURKHAS AND BRITISH TOMMIES (Satis Shroff)

Johnny Gurkhas and British Tommies (Satis Shroff, Freiburg)





Prince William has received his coveted curved knife, the Khukri, after a four-day stint with the Gurkhas. According to a close source Prince William is seriously thinking of joining the Gurkhas. This comes at a time when the Gurkhas are battling for their pensions, human rights and dual passports. For even though generations of Nepalese soldiers called the fearsome Gurkhas, have fought Britain's colonial and… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on September 4, 2008 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Oh, Kanchanjunga (Satis Shroff, Freiburg)

(c) satisshroff :The Kanch, revered by the Lepchas, Gorkhalis (Nepalis), Tibetans and Indians alike.



Gorkhali dancers doing the "Maruni" from Gorkhaland



Gangtok, Sikkim (c) satisshroff, freiburg, germany

Darjeeling sahar, battiko lahar, hernama… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on July 18, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Ethnotherapy 2008 in Munich-Germany (Satis Shroff)

Jhakri shaman from Nepal (c) Aquarelle satisshroff

Applied Ethnotherapy 2008 in Munich, Germany(Satis Shroff)



Blurb:Satis Shroff introduces you to the world of Ethnomedical therapies that are used by Practitioners of Traditional Medicine, and the seminar to go with these therapies in Munich, Germany. The Ethnomed therapy sessions are a regular affair organised by the Universities of… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on July 3, 2008 at 6:38am — No Comments

Adieu, Royals in the Shadow of the Himalayas (Satis Shroff, Freiburg)

King Birendra Shah and Queen Aishwarya at the German La Redoute in Bonn during a state visit (who were killed in Nepal supposedly by their own son Dipendra Shah at the Narayanhiti Palace).(c) satisshroff, freiburg.

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ADIEU ROYAL FAMILY IN NEPAL (Satis Shroff)





König Birendra fragte mich: "Gefällt es Ihnen hier?"



Ich war so überwältigt von der neue, einmalige Situation, daß ich gar nicht wußte, ob… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on June 23, 2008 at 10:41am — No Comments

A Thousand Years of Zähringen (Satis Shroff, Freiburg)

Ruth and Claudia, two dear ladies from the times of Napoleon in front of the Zähringer Schlössle







1000 Years of Zähringen (Satis Shroff)



The ruins of Zähringen’s castle lies on a hillock overlooking the Vale of Dreisam. And the hamlet of Zähringen is a part of Freiburg. Zähringen is 1000 years old, reason enough to celebrate a festival with the inauguration of the… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on June 19, 2008 at 10:17am — No Comments

A Thousand Years of Zähringen (Satis Shroff, Freiburg)

Ruth and Claudia, two dear ladies from the times of Napoleon in front of the Zähringer Schlössle







1000 Years of Zähringen (Satis Shroff)



The ruins of Zähringen’s castle lies on a hillock overlooking the Vale of Dreisam. And the hamlet of Zähringen is a part of Freiburg. Zähringen is 1000 years old, reason enough to celebrate a festival with the inauguration of the… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on June 19, 2008 at 10:17am — No Comments

Goethe: A German Writer of the First Rank (Satis Shroff, Freiburg im Breisbau)



Goethe: A Writer of the First Rank (Satis Shroff, Freiburg)



Johann Wolfgang Goethe, who was lifted to nobility as J. W.von Goethe in 1782, was born on August 28, 1749 in the town of Frankfurt. The Goethes lived in a large, comfortable house in the Hirschgasse, now called Goethe Haus. Besides practical, scientific and autobiographical… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on May 6, 2008 at 4:29am — No Comments

Dalit issue: The Rights of the Poor and Underdogs in Nepal (Satis Shroff)



Nepal's new constitution must recognize and protect the fundamental human rights of Dalits, says a new

report released today by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at New York University School of Law. The report was released on the heels of Nepal?s historic Constituent Assembly elections held on April 10, 2008.



The 89-page report Recasting Justice: Securing Dalit Rights in Nepal?s New Constitution analyzes… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on April 22, 2008 at 4:06am — No Comments

Sipping Friesian Tea at Langeoog (Satis Shroff)



Langeoog harbour, North Sea (c)satisshroff

DRINKING FRIESIAN TEA AT LANGEOOG (Satis Shroff)



Thomas, a burly, bearded botanist turned IT-specialist in Basle, and I decided to make a Herrnnachmittag out of a sunny day, despite the clouds in the vast horizon of the North Sea Isle of Langeoog, where we were spending our holidays with our near and dear ones. There we were, two croonies spending the afternoon, after an… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on April 9, 2008 at 10:21am — No Comments

Tibetan issue: Gold Medals versus Human Rights (Satis Shroff)

Commentary on Tibet:



Gold Medals versus Human Rights (Satis Shroff)



The Dalai Lama has threatened to resign as the political leader of the Tibetans in Tibet and the diaspora (USA, India, Nepal and Switzerland), but the protests within Tibet has been rising although Tibet has been hermetically sealed for foreign journalists, and the nabbed demonstrators have been put to show as terrorists, their own outmoded arms on… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on April 1, 2008 at 6:07am — No Comments

Wolfgang Graf: From Dancing to Cultural Management(Satis Shroff)



Wolfgang Graf: A Freiburger Feingeist (Satis Shroff)



Wolfgang Graf was born in Freiburg-Zähringen and did his schooling at the Kepler Gymnasium. Later he studied Biology and Chemistry at the Freiburger University because he thought then that it would be good to be a teacher in a school. But he didn’t teach and worked instead in the quality control department of a factory lab, which produced cigarettes in Freiburg.



He… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on April 1, 2008 at 6:03am — No Comments

Art From the Himalayas (Satis Shroff)

( Monarch without a face: Art by Satis Shroff)…



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Added by Satis Shroff on March 14, 2008 at 6:23am — No Comments

Pedagogic Poems: Matsuyama Blues, East Kid Goes West and Others (Satis Shroff)

Deleting Lives in the Cyberworld (Satis Shroff)



The young man and his double-clicks…

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Added by Satis Shroff on February 20, 2008 at 6:12am — No Comments

Pedagogic Poems: Matsuyama Blues, East Kid Goes West and Others (Satis Shroff)

Deleting Lives in the Cyberworld (Satis Shroff)



The young man and his double-clicks…

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Added by Satis Shroff on February 20, 2008 at 6:12am — No Comments

Fastnachtzeit in South-West Germany and Switzerland (Satis Shroff, Freiburg)

Fastnachtzeit in Friburg (Germany) and Basle (Switzerland) (Satis Shroff)



When we cry ‘Narri, Narro!’in Freiburg, they rejoice in…

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Added by Satis Shroff on February 4, 2008 at 2:07am — No Comments

Oh, Calcutta (Satis Shroff)

The Royals in wax (c) foto satisshroff freiburg



LITTLE KOLKOTTA AT LONDON’S EAST END (Satis Shroff)…

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Added by Satis Shroff on December 7, 2007 at 2:10am — No Comments

Tollwut in Nepal: FATAL DECISION (Satis Shroff)

FATAL DECISION (Satis Shroff)



Give me a glass of water,’ said the London-trained Nepalese…

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Added by Satis Shroff on November 30, 2007 at 2:32am — No Comments

Travel book: Through Nepalese Eyes (Satis Shroff)

November 2007

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Added by Satis Shroff on November 14, 2007 at 8:48am — No Comments

On Living With Aids in a Black Forest Town (Satis Shroff)

The Schwabentor (Swabian Gate) in the fair, cobbled Schwarzwald town of Freiburg (c) foto satisshroff 2007

LIVING WITH AIDS IN GERMANY (Satis Shroff, Freiburg)…

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Added by Satis Shroff on November 1, 2007 at 5:06am — No Comments

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