What Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng think of Indian children

by Rashmee

Posted on October 4, 2022


Ten years ago, Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng wrote a book with three other MPs …

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Librium Liz and Kamikwasi’s Britain: ‘You have to laugh or you’ll cry’

by Rashmee

Posted on October 3, 2022


The jokes about Librium Liz and Kamikwasi Kwarteng, the two agents of Britain’s self-imposed economic …

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How to write (and illustrate stories) about ‘Africans’, while chanelling Binyavaga Wainaina

by Rashmee

Posted on October 2, 2022


Off the back of ‘The Mirror’ newspaper’s apology for mistakenly using a picture of …

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‘It’s not hard to be a political humorist when you have the whole government working for you’

by Rashmee

Posted on October 1, 2022


In his new book, humorist Andy Borowitz has a quote from satirist Will Rogers. There’s …

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Time for a British version of Andy Borowitz’s ‘Profiles in Ignorance’?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 30, 2022


Faced with Kamikwasi Kwarteng and Librium Liz, respectively chancellor and prime minister of Britain …

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‘Librium Liz’ has been doing a good job of sending herself up

by Rashmee

Posted on September 29, 2022


When I heard Liz Truss, Britain’s prime minister for barely three weeks, on the radio …

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Kamikwasi, Librium Liz: The great British joke factory

by Rashmee

Posted on September 28, 2022


The British joke factory runs on politicians’ blindness to their comedic aspects. Kamikwasi Kwarteng and …

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PM of the Uneasy Kingdom: Liz Truss’s boosterism won’t help a Britain that matters less globally & is crisis-hit at home

by Rashmee

Posted on September 25, 2022 / The Times of India


This remains hideously relevant despite being originally published a couple weeks ago, when Liz Truss …

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Back to the other Liz’s world. Shtum, imperious, foxy

by Rashmee

Posted on September 24, 2022


In all the days that the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II lay in state in …

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How and why Britain’s greatest inventions of royal ritual and pageantry came about

by Rashmee

Posted on September 21, 2022


Historian David Cannadine begins his chapter in ‘The Invention of Tradition’, the 1983 …

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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