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To have and to be

Each weekend, our comfortable bus goes to tour the main sights of the city. We will follow the route "Mall-another mall-another mall cinema and concert center-mall" and will finish in the Main Mall. Attention, a promotion: bring a friend and get a free baggage ticket.


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    A Night in the Temple of Consumerism

    [Belarus | Minsk] “What is an empire? Either the Star Wars plus MMORPG or the forgotten school class of the ancient world history, somebody's laurel wreath, or something like that… come to our minds." Yet we in Converter are concerned about the modern consumer society, the empires of consumption, the ziggurats of trade, where each is his or her own slave and tyrant. Our author Andrey Dichenko has spent a day in one of such new world sanctuaries. Click the link and read the first part of the author's view of the institution, in which the consumer communion is now lavishly taken.More ...

    A Day in the Temple of Consumerism

    [Belarus | Minsk] “What is an empire? Either the Star Wars plus MMORPG or the forgotten school class of the ancient world history, somebody's laurel wreath, or something like that… come to our minds." Yet we in Converter are concerned about the modern consumer society, the empires of consumption, the ziggurats of trade, where each is his or her own slave and tyrant. Our author Andrey Dichenko has spent a day in one of such new world sanctuaries. Click the link and read the first part of the author's view of the institution, in which the consumer communion is now lavishly taken.More ...

    Shopaholic

    [Ukraine | Kyiv] This column is about an incomplete victory over an addiction. I wish to emphasize that the victory is incomplete, so that the reader should not hope for something greater than it really is More ...

    Where is the Money?

    [Russia | Novosibirsk] Semyon Panin from Novosibirsk has told the Converter how he decided to start saving money and what resulted from it. His text made the editorial board think about the nature of money and the essence of things. Observations and advice become aligned as soft-core guidelines for action, while personal experience stories serve as a kind of motivation to follow this advice. "Save and see your wishes fulfilled. Amen". More ...

    Temp job

    [Uzbekistan | Tashkent] The idea of making money, in order not to depend on one’s parents and to be able to meet one’s needs, is now trendy in Uzbekistan: more and more young people in this country decide to earn extra money while studying. Here are five unusual jobs for young people from Tashkent and Samarkand, striving to be financially independent. More ...

    To create and to give away

    [Ukraine | Kyiv] This is a totally individual author’s attitude to the subject of consumption, which deals with the following: a) whether we are free in our choice to be free, b) how to raise a one-hundred percent consumer, and c) how, when consuming, can one keep harmony with the world and not spoil his/her karma (a spoiler: self-realization will help).More ...

    Down the drain

    [Uzbekistan | Tashkent] Everything is so good in big cities, at least concerning the supply of water, the symbol of life and a limited natural resource. However, in Uzbekistan the scanty natural sources of drinking water are demonstrating a steady trend for depletion. We have analyzed the situation with the use of drinking water in the Uzbek cities, in order to answer the question, whether the existing consumer habits in the country indicate extravagance or the bare necessity of life. More ...

    Gap

    [Uzbekistan | Tashkent] How to discover a sum equal to your monthly income in your pocket after a party? A text by Radmila Rasuleva and Humoyun Tursunov.More ...

    Fast

    [Uzbekistan | Tashkent] The feeling that you have when you first fast in Uzbekistan. A text by Sevinch Umarova and Ezoza Nadzhimova.More ...

    Top of the heap

    [Kazakhstan > Great Britain] It seems sometimes that the world capitals emerged as somebody’s clever project to attract young ambitious people there, who come there with one purpose only - to conquer. Why? Rustina Temir from Almaty reasonably mentions money as often being the main reason. Yet, it is not only money. Converter is publishing Rustina’s text about what the way to the top is like, feeling a bit envious. Who wouldn’t? More ...

    Approaching the Sepulture

    [Ukraine | Kyiv] "When human beings use each other, the coins they use are often called religion, hope and love. Perhaps, love is the most expensive currency, as the marital market is the market where expensive commodities are traded". More ...

    Find what you do not expect to find

    [Berlin | Germany] Eating organic food, sorting out garbage, paying a tax for beverages in glass and plastic containers and giving up using plastic bags on a national scale — these are just a few signs of Germany having become a European locomotive on the road to environmental protection. Germans are even learning how to counter thoughtless consumption, supported by the government.More ...

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