Monthly Archives: March 2011

More ads!

Aquafina by Pepsi Kinley by Coca-Cola Bisleri

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Ad for Himalayan Water

The ad suggests purity and the eternal longing of mankind to go back to nature – by drinking water from a plastic bottle. India is littered by plastic. Bottles, crisp’s bags, plastic straws  and much more. The traditional packaging way … Continue reading

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Leckende Roehre

In Hotels und oeffentlichen Oertlichkeiten begegnen mir immer wieder aufgedrehte Wasserhaehne, welche aus Nachlaessingkeit oder Lustlosigkeit nicht zugedreht wurden. Manchmal lassen sich die Haehne nur mit grossem Kraftaufwand schliessen. In einem hotel hatte das Rohr unter dem Waschbecken ein Loch, … Continue reading

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NZZ: Dam project causes tensions in Central Asia

According to an article in today’s NZZOnline [german] by Almaty based German journalist Marcus Bensmann, Tajikistan’s Rogun dam project causes considerable tension in the region. It’s a very interesting piece on a medially underrepresented, but nonetheless interesting and important region. … Continue reading

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