February 19, 2020
Kai Friese

Kai Friese

  • Kalimpong Diary
    Kalimpong Diary

    People still sniff with indignation at Nehru’s remark that the town was a “nest of spies”

  • Global  Warming
    Global Warming

    The cold war over the hottest chilli in the world

  • Oken Tayeng
    Oken Tayeng

    Arunachal is unexplored and unmapped, a hotspot of biodiversity and tribal culture teeming with river gorges.

  • “China Was The Aggrieved; India, Aggressor In ‘62”
    “China Was The Aggrieved; India, Aggressor In ‘62”

    The British author of India’s China War surprised his interlocutor with the force of his conviction,...

  • Frontiers Of The Imagination
    Frontiers Of The Imagination

    The story of the war lies buried with its dead, the debate lives on

  • ‘Mistah Kurtz... He Dead’
    ‘Mistah Kurtz... He Dead’

    There’s no news like old news in the Andamans

  • The Tribal Dance
    The Tribal Dance

    There’s no news like old news in the Andamans

  • The Media Is The Message
    The Media Is The Message

    Incredibly loud, incredibly silent. Indian journalism, caught on tape.

  • White Skin, Black Mask
    White Skin, Black Mask

    March 13 marked the death anniversary of Lee Falk, creator of The Phantom a.k.a. Kit Walker, the Ghost Who...

  • Whale Watching
    Whale Watching

    It was a good year to be out of India

  • Chintz-Wrapt Foothills
    Chintz-Wrapt Foothills

  • So Who Caught The Whale?
    So Who Caught The Whale?

    High adventure and skulduggery on the 'aluminium trail'

  • Burmese Day
    Burmese Day

    It isn't just the taste, it's the variety. Ah, it's a border town—en route to a noirish world.

  • Full Circle
    Full Circle

    The Metro may have pierced its heart, but Connaught Place is still ticking round the clock. Well, almost. ...

  • The Horror...
    The Horror...

  • End Of An Eros
    End Of An Eros

    The twilight of Delhi's morning shows and a requiem for Jangpura's late, great, pleasure dome. Is this the...

  • Ten Little Niggers
    Ten Little Niggers

    Or are they Little Indians? The great Andamanese tribal circus continues.

  • The Colour Code
    The Colour Code

  • The Better Half... Of Britain
    The Better Half... Of Britain

    Here's the lowdown on the Highlands: The whisky is great and the Great Glen is greater. Never mind the weather

  • Globetrotter's Nama
    Globetrotter's Nama

    Multicultural angst fuels a bad trip for Iyer

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