A peaceful transfer of power in America? Yes, but…

by Rashmee

Posted on June 20, 2022


I don’t know about you but the Colombian election has been a rare bright spot …

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Rome’s republic of soup

by Rashmee

Posted on June 19, 2022


Sometimes, of a Sunday, we make Ceci e pasta. Or Pasta e ceci. The order …

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When it comes to hurling insults, Moscow is not a patch on Pyongyang

by Rashmee

Posted on June 18, 2022


When it comes to insults, the Russians could do worse than take classes  from the …

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Pritchett and ‘brassy’ London summers from Victoria to Elizabeth II

by Rashmee

Posted on June 17, 2022


Speaking of the “brassiness” of a London summer, to use the words of …

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London’s ‘brassy summer’ is like a Pritchett short story

by Rashmee

Posted on June 16, 2022


These last few days of British weather reminded me of V S Pritchett, the prolific …

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Google’s LaMDA vs Ishiguro’s Klara

by Rashmee

Posted on June 15, 2022


What’s the difference between LaMDA and Klara? The first, an acronym for language model for …

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Lift-off for Britain’s Rwanda outsourcing plan? Don’t bet on it

by Rashmee

Posted on June 14, 2022


It’s been two months since Britain struck a deal with Rwanda to send asylum-seekers on …

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Paris emphatically did not have politics on its mind

by Rashmee

Posted on June 13, 2022


On election day in Paris, there was little sign that people had politics on their …

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Enforced ways to neither ‘phub’ nor be ‘phubbed’

by Rashmee

Posted on June 12, 2022


A new Baylor University study on what too much screen time can do to us …

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If this blog is ever late…it’ll be because I’m managing my screen time

by Rashmee

Posted on June 11, 2022


So here’s the perfect excuse for the next time you miss a deadline of any …

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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