India’s experiment in financial inclusion is paying off

by Rashmee

Posted on August 31, 2022


One of the world’s foremost experiments in financial inclusion is marking its eighth birthday. India’s …

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Nizamuddin is in the here and now but there are flashes of a time that should have passed

by Rashmee

Posted on August 30, 2022


Every time we are in the Indian capital Delhi, we head for Nizamuddin. Not the …

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The real meaning of ‘Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ’ in the public space in BJP-ruled India

by Rashmee

Posted on August 29, 2022


I feel there is a need for a codicil to my earlier blog on public …

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‘Chinjabi’ chow mein and other Delhi delicacies

by Rashmee

Posted on August 28, 2022


The kindness of our friends in the Indian capital has meant we have been treated …

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Dehradun Airport and art as a reflection of the spirit of its time

by Rashmee

Posted on August 26, 2022


In the Doon Valley, in the foothills of the Himalayas, sits Dehradun, which would be …

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What this dargah in Landour, high up in the Garhwal Himalayas, says about Modi’s India

by Rashmee

Posted on August 25, 2022


In Landour, high in the Garhwal Himalayas, sits a dargah or shrine of a Muslim …

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Cloud walking: Landour in August

by Rashmee

Posted on August 24, 2022


There’s cloud walking and cloud walking. One sort is about feeling like your feet will …

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The plainsfolk who drive commerce in hilly Landour

by Rashmee

Posted on August 23, 2022


Landour is high up in the hills of north India and it’s built on the …

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India at 75: The hill station spirit lives on

by Rashmee

Posted on August 22, 2022


Seventy-five years of independence from Britain and surging Hindu pride haven’t liberated Indians from the …

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In Britain, a fear of the status futurus. In India, a hope that will not be denied

by Rashmee

Posted on August 17, 2022


If you live in Britain and keep an eye on India, it’s pretty clear where …

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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