Ever wondered how the monarchy survives? An insightful piece has some answers

by Rashmee

Posted on June 2, 2022


As Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations kick off in Britain, it is worthwhile to …

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Not a Queenfest…the word ‘Queen’ is associated with something quite different

by Rashmee

Posted on June 1, 2022


Republican-minded people (such as 26 per cent of Canadians) may find the next four days …

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Stasis, cuke sandwiches…and more on the menu, this royal jubilee

by Rashmee

Posted on May 31, 2022


Cucumber sandwiches. ‘Jubilee trifles’. Ale. The menu of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth …

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70 years into the second Elizabethan age…

by Rashmee

Posted on May 30, 2022


Britain is entering Jubilee Week in giddy anticipation of a long bank holiday weekend. The …

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A woman of substance: the unconventional Alice de Rothschild

by Rashmee

Posted on May 19, 2022 / The New European


A French-style chateau owned by a banking heiress in the English countryside hardly seems the …

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