Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

  • Philipp Lahm lifts the 2014 FIFA World Cup (CC-BY-3.0-BR)

    World Cup 2014: The metaphysics of a non-event

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    On Monday morning, fútbol fans of the world changed gears and went back to their normal routines, elated Germans in cities around the world reveled in the glory of a fourth World Cup title, and in the streets of Brazil, cleaning crews began to sweep up the remains of this incredible show. […]

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    Africa’s Revolution: The Inaccuracy of Labels

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    This post was inspired by a session I listened to called “Revolution postponed: The Arab Spring and Africa” at the just concluded Global Media Forum hosted by Deutsche Welle. Who provides the worldwide acceptable definition of the word ‘Revolution’? Who owns the word? Is it Tunisia, because they pretty much […]

  • Drinking pots at a Bagan pagoda (June 2013)

    Water – A dangerous drink in Myanmar

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    Every week, my flat mates and I purchase a 20 litres drinking water tank from the street vendors in our township in downtown Yangon. We pay 500 Kyats (about 40 Euro Cents) and get a sealed tank, which is a lot cheaper than bottled water (for which you almost pay […]