Abdulrazak Gurnah makes little concession to literary fads

by Rashmee

Posted on October 16, 2021


  When Abdulrazak Gurnah was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, …

Read More

CSA for Brexit Britain?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 9, 2021


  In Wisconsin, we heard about the thriving tradition of CSA or Community Supported Agriculture…

Read More

Shakespeare in the Woolwich Barracks: As you like it

by Rashmee

Posted on September 19, 2021


The other night we saw ‘As You Like It’ — for the second time this …

Read More

The Nicki Minaj balls-up and her ‘schooldays with Maggie Thatcher’

by Rashmee

Posted on September 18, 2021


Politico’s ‘Declassified’ weekly column, advertises itself as looking at the lighter side of politics. They …

Read More

What’s with the Gallic ire?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 17, 2021


France is hopping mad that the US, UK and Australia have announced a new three-way …

Read More

Had it been Brexit in 2005, there would have been no ‘British’ success at the US Open

by Rashmee

Posted on September 12, 2021


Britain is celebrating Emma Raducanu’s stunning success as “the first British woman to win a …

Read More

A visit to Margate, Turner’s delight

by Rashmee

Posted on September 11, 2021


A restless sea, a changing sky and lambent light. There are historical records for Margate …

Read More

Inside the Afghan resettlement process in London

by Rashmee

Posted on September 8, 2021 / open Democracy


Within hours of Afghan refugees’ arrival in the UK, local councils sprang into action, as …

Read More

A Brexit Christmas?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 4, 2021


I know it’s a bit early to be thinking about Christmas, but it’s hard not …

Read More

The Afghan situation comes home to Greenwich

by Rashmee

Posted on August 31, 2021


Late last evening, I received an urgent email from my local authority. “As you know …

Read More

Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK