Too much righteous rage: Slave style necklaces, British Raj soup

by Rashmee

Posted on March 4, 2013


If you object to ‘slave style’ jewellery (a steal at 24.99 euros in Mango), would …

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Why Narendra Modi should be reading about Baby Doc

by Rashmee

Posted on March 3, 2013


So they’re all reporting on Jean Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier’s unexpected appearance in court (on …

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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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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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India, China, Bhutan: Himalayan Trio’s Strategic Shimmy

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2013


A busy, mind-bender of a week for the Bhutanese King.Or is it? Jigme Khesar Namgyel …

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Why should Latvia say Hindu prayers?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 9, 2013


The strangest, most self-righteous email in a long time has to be the one about …

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Don’t ask where best to be born but where best to live?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2013


One cannot but be struck by title of The Economist blog “Where to be born …

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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