Echoes of Sanctuary Mandela ‘46664’ room in Diana Flora margarine tubs?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 11, 2022


Remember the Diana tubs of Flora margarine? Within months of Princess Diana’s death in 1997, …

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Europe is not an issue in the UK elections but it should be

by Rashmee

Posted on May 5, 2022


When British voters go to the polls on May 5 to elect their local authority …

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May 5 is a test for both of Britain’s main parties

by Rashmee

Posted on May 4, 2022


The May 5 British local elections are a test for the governing Conservatives,  one that …

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Britain’s local elections have national significance

by Rashmee

Posted on May 3, 2022


Fresh from helping organise a local elections hustings in my electoral ward, I can attest …

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The Rohingyas, like India’s Muslims, seem to be a second-string hard luck cause

by Rashmee

Posted on April 17, 2022


As with Muslims in India, Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims are denied the luxury afforded by the …

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The West looks carefully away from the situation of Muslims in India

by Rashmee

Posted on April 16, 2022


As previously noted, the Indian authorities have conspicuously ignored physical and psychological assaults on Muslims …

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The West suffers selective myopia and amnesia over India’s Muslims

by Rashmee

Posted on April 15, 2022


Here’s a good example of the way the Indian authorities ignore physical assaults on Muslims …

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Palestine and the two types of nationalism

by Rashmee

Posted on March 23, 2022


In his 2013 paper titled ‘Palestinian Nationalism: An Overview’, Haifa university Professor As’ad …

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Marina Lewycka on the ambiguities of being Ukrainian

by Rashmee

Posted on March 19, 2022


On her website, British Ukrainian novelist Marina Lewycka offers some observations on eastern Ukraine, …

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A novel on tractors in Ukrainian is about anything but

by Rashmee

Posted on March 18, 2022


Marina Lewycka’s 2005 debut novel, ‘A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian’, was generally well-received …

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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