One-third of Pompeii is yet to be excavated. What more might it yield?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 28, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND Another exciting archaeological find has been reported from Pompeii, the Italian city that was buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. An almost perfectly preserved carriage made of iron, bronze and tin was found near the stables of an ancient villa. It would’ve been used for ceremonial purposes, says … Continue reading “One-third of Pompeii is yet to be excavated. What more might it yield?”

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In Texas, 1870, Tom Hanks’ character reads The Times of India. About right

by Rashmee

Posted on February 21, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND The opening scene of ‘News of the World’, the new Tom Hanks film, features a stack of newspapers. Some are Dallas titles, the New York Times, and then Captain Jefferson Kidd (the Hanks character) picks up The Times of India. In the film, the paper’s masthead looks like the one … Continue reading “In Texas, 1870, Tom Hanks’ character reads The Times of India. About right”

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‘The Mermaid of Black Conch’ takes us on an enchanted journey

by Rashmee

Posted on February 14, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND  I was three-fourths of the way through fellow UEA alumna Monique Roffey’s Costa award-winning ‘The Mermaid of Black Conch‘ when I heard Bridget Kendall ask on the radio: “When did mermaid stories first appear?” The question gave me pause. I knew when mermaids first appeared in my imagination. Like many … Continue reading “‘The Mermaid of Black Conch’ takes us on an enchanted journey”

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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