What does Danish pastry have to do with Finlandisation?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 10, 2022


If you go to Denmark, don’t ask for Danish pastry. If you go to India, …

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Memory and forgetting: Coming to terms with a country’s past

by Rashmee

Posted on February 1, 2022


Any discussion about coming to terms with a country’s past must contend with several things: …

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Looking for ‘Mein Kampf’ in London and Delhi

by Rashmee

Posted on January 29, 2022


Almost exactly a year ago, a friend started to talk about ‘Mein Kampf”. He was …

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India likes its sons to add lustre to the brand… Parag Agrawal fits the bill

by Rashmee

Posted on December 10, 2021


If you follow the Indian media, the name Parag Agrawal is popping up a great …

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The Kama Sutra and the Bajrang Dal

by Rashmee

Posted on September 22, 2021


What do Downton Abbey, the Kama Sutra, and the Bajrang Dal have in common? The …

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Why the livestock farmer is the world’s next guru

by Rashmee

Posted on July 26, 2021


I was very taken by a British professor’s assertion the other day that bankers and …

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How did Bangladesh become the ‘miracle on the Meghna’?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 7, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA What have you heard about Bangladesh recently? If nothing, or …

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Look at Miami and see our collective future?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 26, 2021


Half-asleep, I heard them say on the radio that a 12-storey building had partially collapsed …

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Jamsetji Tata’s social impact makes him the most generous person in the world

by Rashmee

Posted on June 24, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS The most generous person in the world, according to a new report, …

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Yasser Arafat is arrested in India for pro-Palestinian FB post. Go figure

by Rashmee

Posted on June 4, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Here’s a quite remarkable story. In India, a 32-year-old man posted a pro-Palestine …

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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