How harissa, turban-shaped salt cellar and a matka can evoke a whole culture

by Rashmee

Posted on September 5, 2022


Three airline meal trays, three cultures, instant messaging. Destination marketing and country marketing are …

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‘Narendra Modi’s political good fortune’

by Rashmee

Posted on September 1, 2022


India’s Hindu nationalist prime minister Narendra Modi is blessed. He rules the world’s largest democracy …

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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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At 75, India and Pakistan look more and more like each other

by Rashmee

Posted on August 12, 2022 / open Democracy


In 75 years as independent countries, India and Pakistan have become more alike than seemed …

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The Rohingyas, like India’s Muslims, seem to be a second-string hard luck cause

by Rashmee

Posted on April 17, 2022


As with Muslims in India, Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims are denied the luxury afforded by the …

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The West looks carefully away from the situation of Muslims in India

by Rashmee

Posted on April 16, 2022


As previously noted, the Indian authorities have conspicuously ignored physical and psychological assaults on Muslims …

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The West suffers selective myopia and amnesia over India’s Muslims

by Rashmee

Posted on April 15, 2022


Here’s a good example of the way the Indian authorities ignore physical assaults on Muslims …

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The West sheds still more crocodile tears for Xinjiang

by Rashmee

Posted on April 14, 2022


On April 8, a Christian Chinese national who spent 10 months in a Xinjiang detention …

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How will Taliban 2.0 interpret Sharia law in Afghanistan?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 27, 2021 / The New European


This is the full (and free) version of the piece I wrote for The New …

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‘French beserk’: The Eric Zemmour effect

by Rashmee

Posted on November 15, 2021


I was very taken by Adam Shatz’s piece in the London Review of Books …

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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