I wouldn’t want to be a white male writer right now

by Rashmee

Posted on May 16, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND Today’s my birthday so I’m going to offer up a …

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Much ado about the Bard’s birth-day

by Rashmee

Posted on April 25, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND April 23 was Shakespeare’s birthday. Allegedly. No one really …

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Immersive theatre Vs the real thing

by Rashmee

Posted on March 20, 2021


/FAITH, HOPE… An interesting experiment comes to an end today (March 20). The Royal Shakespeare …

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Hubris and humility: Remembering Ozymandias, ‘that colossal wreck’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 21, 2021


Just the other day Donald Trump was likened to Ozymandias, the Greek name for the …

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Unmasking President Trump’s fatal ignorance throughout the plague year

by Rashmee

Posted on December 29, 2020


I don’t subscribe to The New Yorker so can’t help but be grateful for the …

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On National Poetry Day, here’s a sonnet that’s like rap, a protest poem for racial justice

by Rashmee

Posted on October 1, 2020


Today is National Poetry Day in Britain and I’ve been thinking a great deal about …

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Back to the culture wars then

by Rashmee

Posted on September 14, 2020


The gains from the Greek-to-Arabic translation movement were many. It proved to be a great …

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What was the logic of the Greek-to-Arabic translation movement?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 13, 2020


Why did the second Abbasid Caliph Al Mansur (r.754-775) initiate the Greek-to-Arabic translation movement? He …

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Don’t despair over the culture wars. They’re benign compared to 8th and 9th centuries

by Rashmee

Posted on September 10, 2020


Not too long ago, British sociologist Frank Furedi wrote a piece on the culture wars…

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The account of Garden Marcus had echoes of Chance, the hero of Jerzy Kosinski’s satire ‘Being There’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 19, 2020


Reading a rather breathless account about Marcus Bridgewater (Garden Marcus on TikTok) …

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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