Wednesday 9 August 2017

Shaktiman Cement, Sankhu, Nepal

Indian cement manufacturer Shaktiman Ltd was founded in 1991 in Delhi. The company's logo makes full use of the name: indeed, Shaktimaan in India refers to someone, usually not from this world, with extraordinary powers ("शक्ति / shakti" means "power"). In other words, some kind of Superman.

वास्तविक सिमेन्ट
The Real Cement]

Location: Sankhu, Nepal

Tuesday 8 August 2017

Brij Cement, Sankhu, Nepal

Solid Cement is manufactured by the Nepalese company Brij Cement Industries Pvt Ltd, part of the Keida Organisation, one of India's largest private conglomerates. The company was founded in 2000.

Solid Cement

Location: Sankhu, Nepal

Monday 7 August 2017

Gold Flake Cigarettes, Sankhu, Nepal

After the painted sign for Yak Filter, here is another one for different brand of cigarettes. Sankhu starts to look like a really unhealthy place!


Note the company's full name on the strip closing the packet and its shorter version above the logo with the rhinoceros.

नेपाल टोवाको कम्पनी
(प्रा) लि
[Nepal Tobacco Company
(Pvt) Ltd


Location: Sankhu, Nepal

Sunday 6 August 2017

Library, Sankhu, Nepal

Was this really a library that lended books, videos and/or music CDs or simply a shop selling these products? The name has faded a bit but looks as if it could be "Bajra."

[Bajra A/V CD ?] Library 

Location: Sankhu, Nepal

Saturday 5 August 2017

TCL The Creative Life (2), Sankhu, Nepal

Next to yesterday's sign for Araniko Cement is another one for a totally different company: Chinese TV, electronics and home appliances manufacturer TCL The Creative Life. This is the second TCL sign I came across while walking along the main street of Sankhu.


Both signs side by side

Location: Sankhu, Nepal

Friday 4 August 2017

Araniko Cement, Sankhu, Nepal

Painted on both side wall and roller shutters, these signs advestise Advance, a brand of cement produced by Nepalese company Araniko Cement Industries Pvt. Ltd.

एडभान्स [Advance]
सिमेन्ट [Cement]
सदा सुरक्षित [Always Safe]
Araniko Cement
Industries Pvt. Ltd

Location: Sankhu, Nepal

Thursday 3 August 2017

TCL The Creative Life (1), Sankhu, Nepal

Founded in 1981, cheap cassette manufacturer TTK was forced to change its name to TCL in 1985 after it was sued by TDK. Since then this Chinese company based in Huizhou in the province of Guangdong has become one of the largest manufacturers of TV sets in the world and has expanded into other electronic products.
This is just the first of several TCL painted signs found in the small town of Sankhu.

The Creative Life
Color TV & Home Appliances

Location: Sankhu, Nepal