The elephant in the courtroom isn’t Happy

by Rashmee

Posted on November 17, 2021


Happy is an elephant in New York City’s Bronx Zoo. She was young in the …

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The dictator returns – through his spawn

by Rashmee

Posted on November 16, 2021


News that Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi will, indeed, run for president of Libya next month, comes …

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‘French beserk’: The Eric Zemmour effect

by Rashmee

Posted on November 15, 2021


I was very taken by Adam Shatz’s piece in the London Review of Books …

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Belarus is weaponizing human beings. For years, Europe has done the same, in reverse

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2021


Poland’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, was spot on when he said that the border crisis…

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America’s Democrats can’t risk another ‘basket of deplorables’ moment

by Rashmee

Posted on November 13, 2021


Remember Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” moment? The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee …

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The (re)making of China…in Mr Xi’s image

by Rashmee

Posted on November 12, 2021


What now, that the Chinese Communist Party has passed a decision exalting President Xi Jinping …

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How to shop without costing the Earth

by Rashmee

Posted on November 11, 2021 / open Democracy


Consumerism is undoubtedly bad for the planet, but with Singles Day and the forthcoming season …

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What’s nude for your skin colour?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 10, 2021


Funnily enough, it was the OZY newletter (from the media outlet that’s in rather bad …

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Britain is not a captured state…yet

by Rashmee

Posted on November 8, 2021


Britain’s working week has begun on a dismal note. Or a grandly hopeful note on …

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The world needs more Ithacas

by Rashmee

Posted on November 7, 2021


One American city plans to decarbonize every building. The Washington Post reports that Ithaca in …

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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