India’s patchy record on pollution has led the country to crisis

by Rashmee

Posted on December 20, 2017 / The National


Until Monday, when the Gujarat elections results came in, the air over Delhi was thick …

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The grim reality of comparing Tunis, Tunisia with New Delhi, India: quality of life

by Rashmee

Posted on December 18, 2017


We returned to Tunis from Delhi and saw the sky – clear blue, the sunlight …

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Thank God for those who give thanks. We should be grateful for the reminder

by Rashmee

Posted on November 24, 2017


This Thanksgiving, it is only right to give thanks for those who tell us why …

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Vikings writing Allah? Read Michael Crichton’s 41-year-old novel ‘Eaters of the Dead’

by Rashmee

Posted on October 14, 2017


Those who wonder about the recent report on “Allah” embroidered onto Viking funeral clothes should …

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From dinar store to a real Chinese restaurant, Beijing is in Tunisia, big league

by Rashmee

Posted on September 25, 2017


A couple months ago, I noted the new growth – the visible aspects – of …

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A Tunisian/ Maghrebi speciality, the pancake of a thousand holes, is good eating

by Rashmee

Posted on September 22, 2017


Yesterday, I ate a Tunisian/ Maghrebi speciality, the pancake of a thousand holes. That’s not …

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St Maarten: a very personal memory of the Caribbean island 95% destroyed by #Irma

by Rashmee

Posted on September 8, 2017


I have a very particular interest in the Caribbean island of St Maarten, now 95 …

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Two amazingly similar views of Venice: from April 2017 and the early 1700s

by Rashmee

Posted on September 3, 2017


To continue the theme from an earlier blog on Venice, a modern city that’s …

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A cheat’s guide to Venice. Oscar’s 5 easy tricks to avoid queues & other things

by Rashmee

Posted on September 2, 2017


Here’s what I learned in three days in Venice. By the way, I went in …

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Who would’ve thought Venice, serene city, would be getting so worked up about ‘Allahu Akbar’?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 25, 2017


When I visited Venice a few months ago, no one could’ve imagined the serene city …

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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