Asma Khan epitomises the rise and rise of Britain’s public chef

by Rashmee

Posted on October 23, 2021


Never underestimate the selling power of a good story. Having read Bobby Ghosh’s piece on …

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Shakespeare in the Woolwich Barracks: As you like it

by Rashmee

Posted on September 19, 2021


The other night we saw ‘As You Like It’ — for the second time this …

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The Afghan situation comes home to Greenwich

by Rashmee

Posted on August 31, 2021


Late last evening, I received an urgent email from my local authority. “As you know …

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A slice of 17th century life in the National Gallery

by Rashmee

Posted on August 29, 2021


This Sunday bank holiday weekend was a marker for me. It was the first time …

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Belarus is an example of the impotence of the ‘West’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 3, 2021


A Belarusian athlete at the Tokyo Olympics seeks refuge from going home. A Belarusian activist …

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Street party time

by Rashmee

Posted on July 31, 2021


  Our little neighbourhood in Greenwich is having a street party today. Here are some …

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A warm, dry July evening in the heart of London: here’s what it looks like

by Rashmee

Posted on July 29, 2021


Notice something about the photos above? There’s almost no one around. Two years ago, a …

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Shakespeare in the Garden: as you like it

by Rashmee

Posted on July 28, 2021


We’ve been to the theatre…in the garden. Not our garden, but one that belongs to …

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‘When you win, you’re English; when you lose, you’re Black’. Sad but true, not just for Britain

by Rashmee

Posted on July 12, 2021


/ BLIMEY BLIGHTY So, Italy and England faced off for the Euro Cup and England …

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‘Maybe, just maybe_ Good luck England!’ Football and the art of understatement

by Rashmee

Posted on July 11, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND Walking past a shop, I saw the sign in the …

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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