Mon dieu. The French have given up on the skinny jean

by Rashmee

Posted on October 27, 2021


The French have given up on the skinny jean? Apparently. So says Ellie Pithers of …

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A baby is sold in Herat. A man sold his family in Thomas Hardy’s fictional Wessex

by Rashmee

Posted on October 26, 2021


Listening to the BBC’s Yogita Limaye report from Herat in western Afghanistan on the harrowing …

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The French Trump?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 25, 2021


Journalists know that artful comparisons are excellent shorthand to convey nuance. So Bassem Youssef is …

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Virtue, as the Taliban see it

by Rashmee

Posted on October 24, 2021


The Taliban, by some accounts, are not a particularly virtuous sort. They’ve allegedly been forcing …

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‘The world’s most effective democratically elected leader today’?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 22, 2021


“Bad news travels. Good news doesn’t”. Thus begins veteran Singapore diplomat Kishore Mahbubani’s piece …

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The most important news out of Brussels this week isn’t happening

by Rashmee

Posted on October 21, 2021


Everything – except the one thing that really matters — is happening in Brussels this …

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Did Gurnah win the literature Nobel for his prose or politics?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 20, 2021


Researching a piece on the newly minted Nobel literature laureate, I came across a suggestion…

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How to solve the sunchokes or Jerusalem ‘fartichokes’ issue

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2021


With the Jerusalem artichokes in my back yard growing to 15 feet, I knew the …

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Governments should mark World Food Day every day

by Rashmee

Posted on October 18, 2021


The second World Food Day under a deadly pandemic has come and gone (on Saturday, …

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The mystery of the mutinous workers

by Rashmee

Posted on October 17, 2021


The US national press is preoccupied with beltway politics but the biggest story may actually …

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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