Time for the age of ‘postdevelopment’

by Rashmee

Posted on July 31, 2020


Development is a failed project, says Julia Schöneberg, and she should know. Dr Schöneberg’s research …

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Is Dr Fauci a savvy enough public servant?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 30, 2020


When I heard America’s top doctor, Anthony Fauci, pleading with the US president (starts at …

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Turning the NYT’s Morning Briefing into a ‘good news’ bulletin – Part II

by Rashmee

Posted on July 29, 2020


Here’s an update on my July 24th creative experiment in positivity bias in which I …

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This second Elizabethan age is just as uncertain as the first. How we respond is up to us

by Rashmee

Posted on July 28, 2020 / The Focus


Like William Shakespeare, we live in an age of great uncertainty, King’s College law professor …

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Trump and Putin are caricatures from 19th century Russian literature

by Rashmee

Posted on July 27, 2020


  Nina L. Khrushcheva says Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are literary caricatures and just …

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How much will the EU’s ‘historic’ new deal change life in Europe?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 26, 2020 / The National


For the first time in nearly seven decades of Europe’s union, the 27-member bloc is …

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The case for good competition

by Rashmee

Posted on July 25, 2020


Last weekend, Tony Blinken, former diplomat and current foreign policy adviser to Joe Biden, made …

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Turning the NYT’s Morning Briefing into a good news bulletin

by Rashmee

Posted on July 24, 2020


Today, as a creative experiment in positivity bias, I turned part of the NYT’s Morning …

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An AI breakthrough that may mean curtains for poets, journalists…and me

by Rashmee

Posted on July 23, 2020 / The Focus


I was very taken by economics professor Tyler Cowen’s recent rundown on an Artificial Intelligence …

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The cheesy trademark battle over halloumi

by Rashmee

Posted on July 22, 2020 / The Focus


What does cheese say when it looks in the mirror? Halloumi. The cheesy joke may …

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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