Your Ethnicity Is Not Written All Over Your Face
Ajla Lović and Darko Karać are a young couple from Banja Luka. They are just like any other young couple in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Every day they try to get the best out of the society they live in and to build a life in a community that for years seems to have forgotten about …
Miss Besieged Sarajevo: Fashion and Beauty as Symbols of Resistance
This image of Meliha Varešanović, captured by British photographer Tom Stoddart, went all around the world. It has become iconic – a classic of reportage. Yet back in 1994, while people overseas were opening their morning newspapers and talking about the beautiful women in the picture, Meliha was just thinking about how to survive another …
Lana Bastašić: In the Hilly Wonderland that is the Balkans
A road trip story only makes sense when the travelers, at least mistakenly, have a goal and believe that arriving at their destination will solve all problems and end all the hassles of the trip. There is no such goal in Bosnia; all roads are seemingly equally bumpy and pointless, leading you around in circles …
A Krishna Consciousness Society: Religious Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Part II)
"Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare" - represents the maha mantra that the members of the Krishna Consciousness Society in BiH sing, both individually and collectively, in the city streets, which is why people colloquially call it Hare Krishna.
SARA-Srebrenica: Don’t Wait for Change, Initiate It
When it all began 20 years ago upon founding the association, they didn't know what their reach would be, what challenges they would face, or how much support or controversy they would encounter along the way. It took the courage of a few like-minded individuals who wished for positive change and shared a common vision to make life better in Srebrenica.
Meet the Mormons: Religious Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Part I)
BiH represents a society in which national and religious belonging are tightly bound together. The Law on the Freedom of Religion recognizes the Jewish community as a traditional religious community, however, it remains a religious minority. And there might, in fact, be as many as 200 religious minorities in BIH.