The Impressionist painter and her husband

by Rashmee

Posted on June 13, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND Until recently, I knew almost nothing about Berthe Morisot. The …

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The pandemic and the clothes on our backs

by Rashmee

Posted on May 6, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS What are you wearing as you read this and how long do …

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Why isn’t Switzerland a more equal country?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 4, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS Here’s a conundrum: Why isn’t Switzerland progressively closing its wealth gap? The …

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George Shultz and the essential Dutch art of doing nothing

by Rashmee

Posted on February 27, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… By pure coincidence, I received an email from Blackwell’s, the legendary 19th …

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Is that a nargisi kofta you’re chowing down with your pint?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 17, 2020


Coronavirus restrictions in England sent sales of a humble, often unregarded pub snack soaring. Across …

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South Korea’s wannabe president wins support for universal basic income plan

by Rashmee

Posted on October 15, 2020


It is a platitude that the pandemic has been a game-changer. It is a banality …

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Dreaming of Sitopia in Britain

by Rashmee

Posted on August 31, 2020


  BBC Radio 4 has aired one of the more unusual – and inspiring – …

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Joe & the Juice: A Danish model for a post-pandemic world?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 2, 2020


  Back in October, when no one (other than epidemiologists) was worrying about a global …

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The cheesy trademark battle over halloumi

by Rashmee

Posted on July 22, 2020 / The Focus


What does cheese say when it looks in the mirror? Halloumi. The cheesy joke may …

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The post-pandemic restaurant

by Rashmee

Posted on June 26, 2020 / The Focus


Robot cooks and servers. Mannequins to enforce social distancing. Two ideas for the post-pandemic restaurant …

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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