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):...

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....

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).

Working away in Kolkata’s streets

March 14, 2013

The streets in northern Kolkata – Chitpur, Jorasanko, Shyambazar, Lalbazar, Shovabazar and elsewhere – are more than stretches connecting the dots. You spend time on the streets not just going from place to place, but also to socialize, pass time and see what is happening in the neighborhood. And,...

Books and more

December 2, 2012

What is the first thing you do when arriving in a new city? After finding a place to sleep and making sure you’re not hungry, that is. For me, one of the very first things is exploring the bookshops. Large cities may be noisy and hectic, and lack the...