To be great you have to be good. India, US show strength – and the limits – of soft power

by Rashmee

Posted on July 11, 2017


Make no mistake, American and Indian diplomats are conscious of the limits of soft power. Just the other day, a mixed group was discussing the likely fallout of a country devaluing its own currency. India indeed. And the United States of America. Both India, country of my birth, and the US, my adoptive country, illustrate … Continue reading “To be great you have to be good. India, US show strength – and the limits – of soft power”

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Population is Afghan Women’s Issue

by Rashmee

Posted on July 10, 2012 / USAID


As the world marks United Nations Population Day, which emphasizes the right to reproductive health for everyone everywhere, Pashtana, an illiterate mother of seven, may be living proof that Afghanistan’s past is no longer the future of its women.Her first child, 20 years ago, was stillborn and the ordeal began miserably – and predictably enough … Continue reading “Population is Afghan Women’s Issue”

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Afghanistan: A Free Media

by Rashmee

Posted on May 13, 2012 / YouTube


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Solar-powered clinics in Afghanistan: The Silent Revolution

by Rashmee

Posted on April 13, 2012 / USAID


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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, UK and US