On refugees, Angela Merkel has been nothing like that ugly new verb, Merkeln

by Rashmee

Posted on August 29, 2015


The migration issue – and Germany’s remarkable response to it this week – means it …

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I say jalebi, Tunisia says z’labia. Could this Indian sweet really be Levantine?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 28, 2015


It was India’s ambassador in Tunisia, the charming, erudite and variously talented Nagma Malik who …

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Corbyn-truths: We don’t have to wait for Chilcot to know Iraq was a mistake

by Rashmee

Posted on August 23, 2015


You have to admire a man who doesn’t change his mind. Or, at least, you …

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Marche Central and the traditional market before the age of refrigeration

by Rashmee

Posted on August 17, 2015


The Marche Central in Tunis is one of the world’s more distinctive old traditional markets. …

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Will New New Cairo be a case of Pharaonic overreach by Mr El Sisi?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 11, 2015


Those who’ve been to Old Cairo and New Cairo know the gargantuan problems that might …

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Hype or not, El Sisi’s Egypt has a problem with do-nothing govt officials

by Rashmee

Posted on August 10, 2015


Never mind the hype, Egypt has a decided problem with its do-little, progress-nothing, take-a-lot bureaucratic …

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On Suez 2.0 day in Cairo, a brief reminder of India’s relationship with Egyot

by Rashmee

Posted on August 8, 2015


So we’re standing in Tahrir Square (as one does) and it’s the day Egypt is …

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What does Google search data say about our changing world?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 5, 2015


First, there are more than three billion searches a day around the world and it …

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Forget the hype and hyperventilating about UAE fuel prices sans subsidies

by Rashmee

Posted on August 2, 2015


Yesterday, Saturday, August 1, the United Arab Emirates became the first country in the Arabian …

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Even an admiring profile of Baghdad’s 1st woman mayor struggles

by Rashmee

Posted on July 22, 2015


There’s been a lot of talk of dynamic city mayors going on to govern countries …

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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