Who owns the land? The real issue in housing Haiti’s homeless

by Rashmee

Posted on February 6, 2013


Housing Haiti’s homeless goes much beyond the issue of who can build better, faster, cheaper…

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From India with love: ‘Nano’ houses for Haiti

by Rashmee

Posted on February 5, 2013


Here’s a sunny, unreported addition to the well-worn but well worth repeating story about Haiti’s …

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Jacmel carnival – fools become wise, kings become beggars, opposites mingle

by Rashmee

Posted on February 4, 2013


All is colour, chaos, exuberance, ecstasy. As they say, the carnival overturns social hierarchies and …

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Housekeeping lessons in Haitian Creole – Part I

by Rashmee

Posted on February 2, 2013


I wish it were possible to follow the Erma Bombeck school of housework, namely to …

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Chispa or Latin wit can’t disguise conundrum of anti-US body

by Rashmee

Posted on January 31, 2013


A stiff, if substantial ‘family’ photo of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean (CELAC) …

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Drones and UN peacekeeping?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 16, 2013


The excellent Baobab offers prescient insight into the way things might change in the United …

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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