The Italian in a sari holds key to India-Italy row

by Rashmee

Posted on March 19, 2013


Almost exactly 52 years to the day the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations was signed, …

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Staying in for a curry in Port au Prince, Haiti

by Rashmee

Posted on March 17, 2013


It being Sunday, we’ve been cooking up an Indian storm – arhar dal, matar wale …

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Make no mistake, the ‘servant’ problem still exists

by Rashmee

Posted on March 15, 2013


As I read The Spectator’s spiffing review of Lucy Lethbridge’s new book, ‘Servants: A Downstairs …

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Think Chris Huhne, when you talk Baby Doc, Modi

by Rashmee

Posted on March 12, 2013


Pay attention to the Chris Huhne story playing itself out in Britain, all those who …

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Frontier justice? Delhi rape accused dies in prison

by Rashmee

Posted on March 10, 2013


How could Ram Singh hang himself? It is disquieting to hear of the death in …

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Gongs for the girls – from the Americans

by Rashmee

Posted on March 8, 2013


One can only imagine what the US Department of State is thinking (if anything at …

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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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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK