Why FIFA chief is right about Qatar’s critics

by Rashmee

Posted on November 22, 2022 / The Times of India


If there were any doubt the politics of world football is performance theatre, Gianni Infantino …

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‘Sportswashing’ goes much beyond Qatar. What about Trump and the Saudis?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 17, 2022


With all the talk about “sportswashing” in the countdown to the World Cup in Qatar,…

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A World Cup that runneth over woefully mean…and size-ist

by Rashmee

Posted on November 16, 2022


The football World Cup 2022 is already brimming over with woe, with Qataris alleging racism …

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Since 2010, the sustained criticism has basically attacked Qatar for being Qatar

by Rashmee

Posted on November 15, 2022


Over the weekend, the editor-in-chief of the ‘Gulf Times’ took to the airwaves in Britain …

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Tumult in paradise? St. Kitts and Nevis, one of Britain’s ‘realms’, plans ahead

by Rashmee

Posted on October 29, 2022


Here’s a handy way to remember history if you’re thinking about St. Kitts and Nevis …

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The planned Saudi linear city revives a 19th century idea

by Rashmee

Posted on October 9, 2022


Politico’s ‘Living Cities’ edition had a fascinating piece the other day on the linear city, …

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The Ides of May and Lebanon’s no-change election

by Rashmee

Posted on May 15, 2022


The Lebanese legislative elections have been hard to predict. Technically, it should have all been …

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Dip into the sabra hummus story

by Rashmee

Posted on May 1, 2022


“Sabra” is Hebrew for any Jew born in Israel. Those who aren’t au fait with …

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The high point of the ‘Hummus Wars’ was probably its lowest

by Rashmee

Posted on April 30, 2022


In 2016, the so-called “Hummus Wars” were raging and Lebanon and Israel had a lively …

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The hummus hostilities are at a stalemate…for now

by Rashmee

Posted on April 29, 2022


Eastern Europe’s borscht battles are like the hummus hostilities in the Middle East, the Jollof …

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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