Novartis’s India headache: The emerging pharma problem

by Rashmee

Posted on April 1, 2013


India has thumbed its nose at the pharmaceutical giant Novartis. There are two ways of …

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The General in his delusional labyrinth

by Rashmee

Posted on March 24, 2013


General Musharraf’s return to Pakistan might be puzzling if it weren’t clear that he’s bored …

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Rome not in retreat, just moving in the other direction

by Rashmee

Posted on March 21, 2013


One can imagine lots of excited Italians shouting “it’s not a retreat, we’re just advancing …

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Chavez is dead. Long live the Great Man Theory

by Rashmee

Posted on March 5, 2013


In death, as in life, Hugo Chavez, has taken over the ether. Within minutes …

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Kerry’s right-to-be-stupid speech will be remembered

by Rashmee

Posted on February 26, 2013


John Kerry has celebrated Americans’ right to be stupid even as Foreign Policy celebrates his …

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Al Jazeera, the Agronomist and messages of change

by Rashmee

Posted on February 22, 2013


Al-Jazeera was in the Haitian capital, watching the court hearing that wasn’t, ie when ‘Baby …

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Summits & beauty contests: Same, up to a point

by Rashmee

Posted on February 19, 2013


What’s the difference between a political summit and a beauty contest? The second picks a …

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Pots of gold: Why is Myanmar a better bet than Haiti?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 17, 2013


Haiti is not open for business, says Nigel Fisher, the United Nations’ voice – …

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Bye bye handshake diplomacy, hello namaste

by Rashmee

Posted on February 14, 2013


In the world of diplomacy, a handshake and a high-five can mean too much and …

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At Downing Street, the Alastair Campbell dynasty

by Rashmee

Posted on February 13, 2013


Hello, reads the email. It’s Alastair from Downing Street press office – please note it’s …

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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