British Columbia’s ‘first Indian-Chinese restaurant’ proudly serves up desi fare

by Rashmee

Posted on January 31, 2020


  The sign outside the Green Lettuce, on Kingsway in eastern Vancouver, says it …

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After Brexit, British bolshie-ness will be up against the great powers

by Rashmee

Posted on January 30, 2020


Tom Cotton is a US senator from Arkansas, the state that Britain and much of …

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The FT’s tech editor wants to dump his WiFi speakers and return to an old amp and a few wires. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on January 29, 2020


You want a perfect example of our unsustainable way of life, with consumption and waste …

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Iowa is still unsure who it will vote for - just like the rest of the US

by Rashmee

Posted on January 28, 2020 / The National


The week before Iowa, a predominantly rural state in Midwestern United States, kicks off the …

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Both the US and Europe have a shrinking geography of opportunity

by Rashmee

Posted on January 27, 2020


Coincidentally, I read a Brandeis University report on ‘The Geography of Child Opportunity’ …

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Fear of the ‘other’ causes ructions in Britain and Norway

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2020 / The Arab Weekly


Certain groups of people are being dehumanised and cast as the “other” because of fear. …

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Anyone for a ‘ravioli’ Brexit?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 25, 2020


First there was Brexit. Then there was Megxit. Brexit was variously described as likely to …

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Balzac praised the local grocer as ‘the strongest of social links’. The West isn’t picking up on it

by Rashmee

Posted on January 24, 2020


When it comes to communal well being, never under-estimate the unique role of the local …

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Davos was meatless yesterday. It probably wasn’t entirely a gimmick

by Rashmee

Posted on January 23, 2020


  My recent Swissair flight to Jerusalem served three kinds of meals: vegetarian, kosher and …

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The Davos pecking order – is brutal, effective, and cynical

by Rashmee

Posted on January 22, 2020


Shock, horror, Davos has a pecking order. The Alpine hothouse that hosts the global elite …

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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