Best of times and worst of times: July 2005, last G8 summit in UK

by Rashmee

Posted on June 16, 2013


The last G8 summit in the UK was both the best of times and the …

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Rouhani’s #Iran: Conservatively moderate or moderately conservative?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 15, 2013


Is Hassan Rouhani’s victory, in the words of the Iranian proverb, a stone thrown …

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Choosing Iran’s president from 6 different shades of black

by Rashmee

Posted on June 14, 2013


The world will know which way the Iranian election has gone at roughly half-8 in …

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UK’s new Haiti embassy: More business-savvy than saviour

by Rashmee

Posted on June 8, 2013


As someone with a vested interest, it is great and good news that Britain is …

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The Caribbean Island experience: Futile or fun & frolic?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 7, 2013


So, it’s got it all. Sun, sea and sand. And the Flamboyant Tree (what we …

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St Maarten: Free in every way. Duty-free, history-free

by Rashmee

Posted on June 6, 2013


Now that I’m here, sitting in St Maarten, hair blown into unmanageable clumps by …

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The singer is dead. Long live the Aborigine anthem of inclusiveness

by Rashmee

Posted on June 3, 2013


Till his death, Mandawuy Yunupingu was just a voice to me. Then I learnt …

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English has an enormous share of #HaitianCreole

by Rashmee

Posted on June 1, 2013


According to the blog Memorize Haitian Creole, the way words have been swapped between English …

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Edmund Hillary, 1953: It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves

by Rashmee

Posted on May 29, 2013


“I was naturally very pleased to get there, you can imagine we had some difficulty …

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FBI shoots dead Orlando Chechen; Woolwich attackers shot but still alive

by Rashmee

Posted on May 23, 2013


Wider than the Atlantic Ocean. Deeper than the cultural underpinnings of different ways to spell …

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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