In July of 2011, while contemplating my relocation to Sweden from the UK, I wrote an opinion piece for The Chemical Engineer (issue 841), UK-based journal, published by the Institution of Chemical Engineers. In it, I described how the future of healthcare would be based on personalised treatments and digital…

I attended a seminar a couple of weeks ago on cultural differences and diversity. This was organised by an internal team, and delivered by peers. All of the information was taken from existing presentations that were provided by our HR department. The room was full. There must have been about…

The beach was a mess. So much clutter remained, after the tide had been unwillingly dragged back into the sea earlier that morning. The ridges left in the sand. Bits of seaweed and pieces of shell littered the length of the beach, some perched precariously on top of the ridges…

The world may look a bleaker and darker place today. Significant parts of the US and, back in the summer, the UK, peered into the abyss, and thought…fuck it, and jumped in. Feet first and eyes closed. The ramifications of these monumentus events are only just starting to be felt…

I have sat through, and been part of, a number of changes in the organisation I work for. I have heard the company use the word diversity as a way to promote change in our organisation. We need diversity. Without diversity there would be no new ideas. Just the same…

Why do we bemoan the things that are not there or not included? What is it about those things that are missing that engenders such emotion in us? Recent news about new tech that comes with so much, but is missing something. Like a smartphone without a headphone socket? Or…

Talking to people, during the day, often offers up opportunities to put up a mirror in front of you. An opportunity for some self reflection. I have had many such occasions. Not sure why, but maybe it is because I am not very confident in myself and I am not…

Parminder Bansal

A British Indian living in Gothenburg, Sweden, looking at a blank page. Just waiting for inspiration…

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