‘What a drag it is getting old’: Biden and the limits of being 80

by Rashmee

Posted on January 8, 2022


“What a drag it is getting old,” the Rolling Stones once sang, and perhaps no …

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Turning the unvaccinated into modern-day lepers?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 7, 2022


On January 6, Italy made a coronavirus vaccination mandatory for everybody over the age of …

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You’re…your: The problem with hybrid speech-text communication

by Rashmee

Posted on January 5, 2022


Call me a pedant, but I notice when Muck Rack writes “hoards” (of employees) rather …

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Three things to watch, four days into the new year

by Rashmee

Posted on January 4, 2022


A narcissist US president inciting a riot to stop a legitimate election result from being …

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Pepper soup and positive thinking

by Rashmee

Posted on January 3, 2022


It’s that time of year – people are thinking of pepper soup and positivity. There …

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The world in 2022: more of the same?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2022


Pundits are doing their professional best to predict the course of the next 12 months …

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And a quiet Happy New Year 2022 to you

by Rashmee

Posted on January 1, 2022


The second New Year’s Eve of the pandemic was a lot like the first. In …

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Dutch version of the East India Company was ‘the original military-industrial complex’

by Rashmee

Posted on December 31, 2021


Founded in 1602, just a couple of years after the English established the East India …

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Amsterdam, capital of sustainable capitalism?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 30, 2021


Four worthwhile facts about Amsterdam as 2021 closes itself out: ** it has a cap …

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21st century Britain: still the ’emancipated empire’?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 29, 2021


There appears to be an element of self-righteousness about British foreign secretary Liz Truss’s declaration …

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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