Plastic fish

June 21, 2014

On a very short break on Tjörn, an island off the rocky, salty west coast of Sweden (where you find, for example, ocean-inspired mail boxes).

Head elsewhere!

June 16, 2014

Recent interesting reads Some of the basic (but not well known enough) facts about Iraq and why it is in the place where it is today in this blog post by intellectual and commentator Juan Cole. Musawah is an interesting initiative by a group of Muslim feminists doing interesting...

Health matters

June 11, 2014

Health matters Many don’t know this, but Bangladesh is much more than a country struggling with how to make life safe and secure for its people. In fact, during the past decades, when it comes to health care, Bangladesh has become much of a role model for other countries in...

Intellectual coffee

June 6, 2014

Intellectual coffee I recently wrote a piece about a dear and familiar place: Hamra, a neighbourhood in central Beirut, just up the hill from the seaside corniche. The Swedish literary magazine Vi läser (“We Read”) has a section where they bring readers to a place or a city, and introduce...

Village life

June 5, 2014

Village life Am spending a couple of weeks in Sweden, at mum and dad’s place in Floby, a sleepy village surrounded by yellow fields and meadows where cows spend their days chewing grass and meditating on life. May-June is a great time to visit Sweden. People are happy because summer...