English didn’t ruin Indian literature & Chetan Bhagat is our ‘Creole’ success

by Rashmee

Posted on March 21, 2015


Everyone’s raving about Aatish Taseer’s New York Times piece titled ‘How English ruined Indian literature’.…

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Creole diplomacy: ‘We glad yu cum visit. Nuff respect and walk good’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 20, 2015


“Korea and Jamaica a frien from long long time,” says the South Korean charge to …

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Yet another epic TV drama on the Raj. So blooming what?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 7, 2015


One might be entitled to be a bit perplexed about the tone adopted by sections …

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Prince Philip hasn’t made a gaffe in ages but he’s caused a political tremor

by Rashmee

Posted on February 9, 2015


Everyone had pretty much forgotten about Prince Philip (the British Queen’s husband is 93, hasn’t …

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It’s official. Nations really do go to war over oil and here’s the evidence

by Rashmee

Posted on February 2, 2015


Academics in Britain have been taking a long hard look at the world’s propensity to …

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European Muslims need political representation, so says Michel Houellebecq

by Rashmee

Posted on January 10, 2015


Michel Houellebecq (pronounced ‘wellbeck’) should be read – and praised or condemned only after that …

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McDonalds UK @ 40: The vigorous old age of youth as it grows and grows

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2014


Yesterday was McDonalds’ UK’s 40th birthday. In Woolwich, just down the road from where …

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Cookbooks are not for cooking. They’re for dreaming & Xmas presents

by Rashmee

Posted on November 11, 2014


So a cookbook’s not for cooking? They’re for Christmas presents. Somewhat surprisingly, Tim Hayward agrees. …

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Why the BBC World Service is the best news story in our turning world

by Rashmee

Posted on November 6, 2014


Partisan or not, every rational consumer of news must agree with The Guardian’s passionately argued …

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Only in London Town: Would N Korean embassy have an art exhibition

by Rashmee

Posted on November 5, 2014


It started Tuesday, November 4, and will run till Friday, this extraordinary attempt to exert …

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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