Why it matters that American farmers are making common cause with India’s

by Rashmee

Posted on February 23, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA I find it interesting that 87 farmers’ unions in the United States have made common cause with their protesting counterparts in India. The rights and wrongs of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s attempt to reform farming laws are contested. My friend Gurcharan Das, a former CEO of Procter & Gamble India, … Continue reading “Why it matters that American farmers are making common cause with India’s”

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Biden wants the US to be a values-driven leader but is the world buying it?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 16, 2021 / The National


This weekend marks US President Joe Biden’s first month in the Oval Office, which means it is still early days for any concrete foreign policy decisions to have been taken. Thus far, Mr Biden has limited himself to feel-good postures on complex global issues. On February 19, he will deliver a virtual address at the … Continue reading “Biden wants the US to be a values-driven leader but is the world buying it?”

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Impeachment: The American equivalent of a parliamentary no-confidence vote?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 15, 2021


/ POLITICS IN AMERICA On the Friday before Donald Trump was acquitted for a second time in as many years in his impeachment trial, I heard Cardozo School of Law professor and ABC News contributor Kate Shaw  discuss an interesting new concept: “Impeachment talk”. Impeachment, she said to Five Thirty Eight’s Galen Druke, may now … Continue reading “Impeachment: The American equivalent of a parliamentary no-confidence vote?”

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What Mr Trump said, how he said it and how it was heard

by Rashmee

Posted on February 12, 2021


/ LANGUAGE For a man who wears his intellectual bankruptcy and linguistic imprecision as a badge of honour, Donald Trump is remarkably pointed and careful about what he says, how he says it and how it’s heard. That particular style of oral communication is at the heart of the debate during Mr Trump’s second impeachment … Continue reading “What Mr Trump said, how he said it and how it was heard”

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Human good and a Groundhog year when Trump goes on trial for a second time in 365 days

by Rashmee

Posted on February 9, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA Here’s the silver lining as former president Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial begins a second time: This is the last one. Be of good cheer, we will not have to revisit Mr Trump’s words and deeds after this, paying close attention to his dismal thought processes (if they can be … Continue reading “Human good and a Groundhog year when Trump goes on trial for a second time in 365 days”

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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