New Mid East media

March 1, 2016

New Mid East media A few weeks ago, I stepped out of a plane into a dark and windy evening. It was in Amman, where a winter storm had left the city covered in a wet moist. Typical for January in this corner of the Mediterranean region: nights are cold,...

Around Mongla

December 12, 2015

Around Mongla Today I went around long, neverending it seems, roads made from mud and brick, making their way through a landscape of rivers and canals and small houses and paddy. I met so many people along the way: Dip, maybe three, who lost both his parents and now...

Oh Calcutta!

December 4, 2015

Oh Calcutta! That’s the name of a restaurant serving funked-up traditional Bengali food – but also an expression can signify most of one’s feelings towards this city. Calcutta is a place for those who like to travel in time (any city is of course, but some more than others):...

Other media

October 10, 2015

Other media Anyone on social media in Sweden lately has for sure seen at least a number of videos or articles with Hans Rosling, a professor in global health and the person behind Gapminder, a website visualising statistics about the world and global development. It all started one month ago, when he did a...

Bangla street style

September 16, 2015

Bangla street style There’s this picture I have from Bangladesh of two friends; young girls, both dressed in matching salwar kameezes with colourful patterns in paisley and flowers. I remember well taking the photo – it was on the side of a road just outside Jessore, a town nearby the Indian...

Gathering dust

September 14, 2015

Gathering dust We were driving round the central parts of the Bekaa and had just passed a new stretch of highway being built near the road leading to Damascus (I wonder if it will replace parts of the current one?). Suddenly I saw on the map that we were very...