The first coronation of the social-media era

by Rashmee

Posted on April 30, 2023


In 1953, recounts an American media outlet, television was in its infancy and a crowd …

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Coronation countdown

by Rashmee

Posted on April 29, 2023


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The reason Ron DeSantis bangs his not very big drum on the big world stage

by Rashmee

Posted on April 28, 2023


It says something that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ended his four-nation ‘world tour’ in London …

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‘We are not amused’, India says of Der Spiegel’s cartoon on world’s most populous nation

by Rashmee

Posted on April 27, 2023


In 2000, a cartoon in The Times of India, one of India’s largest newspapers, showed …

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Is Joe Biden’s choice of Kamala Harris a tick-the-box exercise?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 26, 2023


At the outset, let me just say, I vote Democrat and in the state of …

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How to end the Ukraine war: Talks can’t aim to solve everything, everywhere all at once

by Rashmee

Posted on April 25, 2023


Richard Haass is a professional peacenik. In the sense, that he’s an American diplomat and …

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Elon Musk’s exquisite parody of impartiality?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 24, 2023


What was the point in Twitter removing the labels that described major media outlets’ funding …

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In the garden, shakkei ‘borrows scenery’ to frame, as would a photographer

by Rashmee

Posted on April 23, 2023


As someone who likes to garden, one of the more delightful concepts I recently learnt …

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Expert opinion from Japan on the ‘Indian century’

by Rashmee

Posted on April 22, 2023


On January 29, a piece appeared in Nikkei, the Japanese business daily that’s world’s largest …

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For the West, the ‘Indian century’ may have already begun

by Rashmee

Posted on April 21, 2023


In the minds of many Western writers and thinkers, the “Indian century” 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