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....

Head elsewhere!

July 20, 2014

Recent interesting reads Shashi Tharoor writes about India’s language politics: “we don’t have one ‘national language’ in the country, but several”. A feature from Karim and me, published in Sydsvenskan earlier this year, about Jibon Tari, “the boat of life” – a floating hospital in Bangladesh. Makeshift, a magazine...

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.