Visa rules aren’t vaccines. War against polio cannot stop at India-Pak border

by Rashmee

Posted on December 16, 2013


If there’s anything that underlines the great gulf between India and Pakistan, it is the …

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#Mandela’s final journey: Death the last sleep or final awakening for all of us?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 15, 2013


“We are all of us resigned to death: it’s life we aren’t resigned to,” Graham …

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Scullion! Rampallian. Fustilarian. North Korea and the Shakespearean curse

by Rashmee

Posted on December 14, 2013


However nerd-like Kim Jong-un is occasionally rumoured to be, there’s something devilishly Elizabethan about North …

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Elginism: The Chinese lose their marbles over excesses of an English Earl

by Rashmee

Posted on December 11, 2013


David Cameron’s record in the last few weeks has been patchy: He posed for a …

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On the political red carpet for the man only a very few should call ‘Madiba’

by Rashmee

Posted on December 10, 2013


Today’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela is the red carpet of the political world. Those …

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Black Friday:American cultural export as useful as a backwards baseball cap?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 30, 2013


A little like McDonald’s (or even the baseball cap worn backwards) , Black Friday is …

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War is hell: Like WWI, Afghan artists need to get the message across

by Rashmee

Posted on November 16, 2013


Medical plasters turned into three-dimensional images. A legless, armless body. A dried cow’s head stuffed …

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Troubled Commonwealth summit begins, as old order changeth?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 15, 2013


It’s awfully bad luck for the Commonwealth but its summit begins in Sri Lanka today …

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Happy Birthday, Charles, Forgotten Prince and pensioner

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2013


Prince Charles – putative king of Britain for as long as anyone can remember; fiendish …

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By 2030, Jack The Ripper will be gruesome but no longer a mystery

by Rashmee

Posted on November 10, 2013


Series four of ITV’s ‘Whitechapel’ launched some weeks ago and it’s astonishing to note 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