Tara Sonenshine and geographical confusion: Journey without maps

by Rashmee

Posted on January 29, 2014


Tara Sonenshine, formerly of the US Institute of Peace and more recently the State Department’s …

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Meerut: Is agriculture the only culture in so old and historic an Indian city?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 27, 2014


In Meerut, someone once said with acid humour but not a great deal of originality, …

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Atlanta, the old ‘New South’, & its mayor have a soft touch, hard head

by Rashmee

Posted on January 23, 2014


Mayor Kasim Reed’s rather full face beams at you, moon-like and round, at Atlanta’s entry …

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…& in the middle of January, I know what, not where, I’d rather be

by Rashmee

Posted on January 21, 2014


It was this New York Times haiku that made me realize the problem. and in …

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Which passport is best visa for the planet? Finn, UK? Clue, it’s not American

by Rashmee

Posted on December 18, 2013


“Citizenship planning” appears to be a expensive and much sought-after service, but I didn’t realize …

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Gypsies, tramps and thieves! Cher’s anthem about world prejudice

by Rashmee

Posted on October 21, 2013


I remembered Cher and her comeback song, ‘Gypisies, tramps and thieves’ when I heard that …

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From world music to world food: Would that be the sandwich? Absolutely

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2013


After the rant about world music, let’s talk world food. A kedgeree sort of rice…

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Apple sells 9m phones in 3 days. Change shareholders can believe in?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 24, 2013


I’m not a neo-Luddite by any means but I was a late adopter of the …

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A premature obituary? The death of distance

by Rashmee

Posted on August 21, 2013


As Mark Twain might have said, but didn’t, reports of the death of distance are …

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Abundance of caution = Many headless chickens?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 5, 2013


When does an abundance of caution become pusillanimity? When 19 US missions are closed till …

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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