Stories by Gabriele Reifenberg

Gabriele was born in Cologne and arrived in England in 1939 aged 4. She was educated in Cambridgeshire High School for Girls and Reading University (including a year at Munich University). Work life: University administration, lastly at Newnham College, Cambridge. Retirement project: teaching English in Ladakh, India. She is bit of a traveller, amateur musician, follower of Buddhist teachings.

All in a Flash Flood

It’s August 2010 and I’m in a village called Domkhar Barma half way up the Domkhar Valley, western Ladakh. The mountain river coming from the snowmelt higher up the valley divides the village with a few houses on the far … Read the rest