Painted walls in Udaipur

November 29, 2012

Rajasthan, the large state in India’s northwest, has a great artistic heritage. Ornate palaces can be found across the region, as can brightly colored and decorated temples. But there’s also another interesting form of art, which be seen in less spectacular places: the decorative wall paintings. In Udaipur, a...

Dungarpur’s mudflap stars

November 16, 2012

Road culture is something fascinating. In my native Sweden, no trucker worth the name would around without a Wunderbaum tree swaying in the front window; in Lebanon, drivers hang little baby shoes under their cars for good luck. Indian roads display a whole range of interesting ways and manners...

The only female pastor

November 12, 2012

Am writing something about Rola Sleiman, an inspiring person I met a few months ago in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli. She’s unique in more than one way: not only is she at 37 a very young church leader, she’s also the only female pastor in Lebanon – and,...

The pols of Ahmedabad

November 6, 2012

Ahmedabad, the largest city in India’s westernmost state Gujarat, and a central city to the legacy of Gandhi (he lived here and established two ashrams in the city in the early 1900s; this was also the place from which he embarked on his Salt March in 1930), is a...