Heading there!

January 25, 2013

Bangladesh. Many tend to associate the country with things like poverty and starvation, or the looming threat of a changed global climate. But there is another story to tell. When Bangladesh gained independence in 1971, after a long and brutal war for independence, the country represented just about every...

Around the Shatmata

January 21, 2013

Bogra, a town in Bangladesh’s north-west, is known for its potatoes, red chilies, sweet yoghurt puddings and the historic ruins in the surrounding countryside. But this post will be about neither of them. It’s simply a small series of shots, taken on the streets that lead from Shatmata, the...

Dhaka, Ginsberg and Fanon

January 14, 2013

Dhaka. So many things have been said about this city. It is, we learn, one of the fastest growing mega-cities on the planet, receiving more than half a million rural in-migrants each year (this in a country that’s the 8th most populous in the world, and the most densely...

Encounters 2012

As we went from 2012 to 2013, I thought back a bit of the year that passed. I think most of all, 2012 was the year when I met fascinating people. Here are some of the people I crossed paths with: In January, we went to Mleeta, the ever-fascinating,...