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...

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...

Thread by thread

November 7, 2014

Thread by thread Earlier this year, Karim and I spent time in a village on the outskirts of Dhaka: South Rupshie, where almost everyone lives from producing beautiful, handmade sari fabrics. The story was published in the Swedish magazine Hemslöjd, a publication on social and creative crafting and artistry....

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...

10 000 chimneys

May 23, 2014

10 000 chimneys Our piece about Bangladesh’s brick-makers, featured on Al Jazeera. The industry is one of the country’s largest – and most dangerous, to both humans and the environment. Karim took the photo.  

Paint it coloured

April 13, 2014

Paint it coloured If Dhaka has a heart, it must be Shahbag, the intersection surrounded by the National Museum, the city’s best tea stalls (some of them prepare their sweet tea with gaur, not sugar, and of course they all have ginger), small shops arranging flowers, others selling hard-to-find...