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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Mrs Clooney’s campaign: Time for Britain to lose its Marbles?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 2, 2014


Peter Hitchens, once famously described as fulminator-in-chief of the Mail on Sunday, thinks so. …

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From Putin’s Russia with love: A dedicated TV channel for the UK

by Rashmee

Posted on October 30, 2014


RT UK launches today in a sign that Vladimir Putin’s Russia is determined to take …

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Sweeping structural change to British architects’ design of their lives

by Rashmee

Posted on October 23, 2014


Here’s the structural change an architect must fear the most: the increasing popularity of prefab …

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Only in London Town: These Commandments are not a suggestion

by Rashmee

Posted on October 9, 2014


Ronald Reagan once wryly wondered what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses …

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Only in London Town: Everything costs twice as much as everywhere else

by Rashmee

Posted on October 8, 2014


Simon Kelner, columnist for The Independent, tells a salutary story. Gathering with some other …

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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