For a country which is still struggling to reconcile with its extremely nationalistic activities in the recent past, sport comes as a means to escape it all. — by SANJEEV DASGUPTA
I have been worrying of how wrong my idea of Serbia may be when I leave here. I want it to be correct somehow, reflecting the time and effort I took to ask and listen and think, to imply that I have not judged or assumed but rather shown full respect and consideration of this part of the world I visited. — by CARMEN COXRead more "My Aversion to Salad"
I feel that after living and functioning here for three weeks I have a greater understanding of what it means to say that I am from Serbia, whereas before it was something I said but didn’t really “own” the right to say. — by DEJANA SARICRead more "“From Serbia”"
I assumed the price was 200 Dinar per half kilogram, a reasonable price. I handed the man 200 Dinar for the first bag but he refused the 200 dinar I offered him for the second bag. — by ALAN MAKHOULRead more "Shout-Out to the Cherry Guy"
If you are not seen, it’s like you’re not here at all. — by DUSTIN L. HADFIELDRead more "External Validation"
A week later, I belatedly realized that despite all my efforts, I was still looking at Serbia through the Americanized lens. It’s like looking through a fogged up window, except this fog keeps coming back to hide the outside world. All I can do is remember to wipe away the liquid drops from time to time. — by SUSIE XURead more "Foggy Windows"
Productivity is so great, right? Yet here we are, as productive as ever with our smartphones and tablets and whatnot, and yet we’re some of the most obese, depressed, and addicted people in history. — by DUSTIN HADFIELDRead more "Productivity"