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An Indian once told me: "In India every 40 kilometers everything changes- the food, the language, the mentality. The only constant are the conditions in the governmental offices. "I wanted to review this thesis and photographed my work in three states and 14 different state offices. There is a strict ban on photography in all institutions. My ticket was the fact that I studied at a national institute in India from January to May 2017. I wanted to photograph a work away from the romantic stereotypes. I found the connection between India and the western world in the bureaucracy. The inefficiency of the authorities and the self-evidentness with which the employees handled it fascinated me and I began to engage more intensively with the bureaucracy. Although Germany and India could hardly be more opposing at first sight, both countries are united by the bureaucratic insanity. although in completely different ways.