#RoyalBaby: The Archers again but less majesty please, not lese majeste

by Rashmee

Posted on July 23, 2013


The Windsors are becoming like a continuously and magnificently updated episode of The Archers, the …

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#RoyalBaby: Breaking news. There’s no news

by Rashmee

Posted on July 22, 2013


The most innovative spin of all. When there’s no real news but media outlets have …

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Obama bin Laden: Anti-Americanism more ‘popular’ than ever

by Rashmee

Posted on July 19, 2013


As John Kerry flags off new Middle East negotiations about negotiations, one has to wonder …

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Friends, Romans, everyone: Shakespeare goes from Globe to globe

by Rashmee

Posted on July 16, 2013


Ai Weiwei was right. Because Great Britain had self-confidence, it didn’t need a monumental Olympics.…

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Best of times and worst of times: July 2005, last G8 summit in UK

by Rashmee

Posted on June 16, 2013


The last G8 summit in the UK was both the best of times and the …

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Rouhani’s #Iran: Conservatively moderate or moderately conservative?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 15, 2013


Is Hassan Rouhani’s victory, in the words of the Iranian proverb, a stone thrown …

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The Caribbean Island experience: Futile or fun & frolic?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 7, 2013


So, it’s got it all. Sun, sea and sand. And the Flamboyant Tree (what we …

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St Maarten: Free in every way. Duty-free, history-free

by Rashmee

Posted on June 6, 2013


Now that I’m here, sitting in St Maarten, hair blown into unmanageable clumps by …

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In the beginning was the word. In German. Ditto at the end

by Rashmee

Posted on June 4, 2013


Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz. Now redundant. Always unpronounceable to anyone who doesn’t belong to the 100 million-strong group …

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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