What? So India has graduated from poor-country club but won’t let go of aid?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 31, 2016


The other day I read about the extent to which India had graduated from the …

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Collective punishment leads to radicalisation

by Rashmee

Posted on May 29, 2016 / The Arab Weekly


  News that the brother of a Brussels suicide bomber will represent Belgium at the …

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Can Congress ever be relevant in India again?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 26, 2016 / The National


Yet again, and crucially for the second time in two years, a political obituary is …

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Germany’s backhanded compliment to Maghreb countries

by Rashmee

Posted on May 22, 2016 / The Arab Weekly


Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco have received a back­handed compliment from Germany, Europe’s most industrialised and …

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Halal food, Hui Muslims & Yinchuan. Beijing says this is Chinese Islam

by Rashmee

Posted on May 21, 2016


What do you think of when I say the words “Chinese Islam”? The Uighurs probably, …

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In our age of distrust, who do you have faith in?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 19, 2016 / The National


In this age of distrust, amateurism and automation are supposed to be the only things …

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Is the Japanese concept of Komorebi (see pic) really culturally untranslatable?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 18, 2016


Someone posted a blog that listed “11 beautiful Japanese words that don’t exist in English’, …

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In 21st cent, politics, protest and story-telling as usual is no longer possible

by Rashmee

Posted on May 17, 2016


Politics as usual is no longer possible in the 21st century, The Economist recently …

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BRICS really should have been Cribs. That would have been more realistic

by Rashmee

Posted on May 16, 2016


How far we have come from that day in November when news came that Goldman …

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Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric is affecting the United States

by Rashmee

Posted on May 15, 2016 / The Arab Weekly


Sadiq Khan, Lon­don’s newly elected mayor, used the first 24 hours after his win to …

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