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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Not rotten to the core: Apple Inc and the Double Irish

by Rashmee

Posted on May 22, 2013


As the European Union (EU) discusses tax evasion today (evasion is illegal, avoidance is not), …

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Prince Harry in the US: The big point of pointlessness

by Rashmee

Posted on May 9, 2013


My friend – and former London foreign correspondent colleague Robert MacPherson – reports in his …

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Imperial circle? Bentinck’s babus to mark British exam papers

by Rashmee

Posted on April 29, 2013


  William Bentinck would probably have felt vindicated now that a major exam board is …

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Laura Marling: A sweet bird’s throat…can’t hope for sweeter note

by Rashmee

Posted on April 28, 2013


Listen to the tracks on Laura Marling’s new album ‘Once I was an Eagle’ and …

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Today’s news is tomorrow’s Winston

by Rashmee

Posted on April 26, 2013


News that Winston Churchill’s jowly, glowering face – sans the cigar – is to adorn …

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Myanmar: The Gold Rush in a gyia sarong

by Rashmee

Posted on April 22, 2013


As of today, Myanmar is officially the place to be, especially if you’re a European …

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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