Who can play for England? Or anywhere, in age of hyphenated identity?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 11, 2013


Anyone with a hyphenated identity (so, anyone like me, mongrel and with many layers) will …

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Mrs Fed: Good job it has absolutely nothing to do with gender

by Rashmee

Posted on October 10, 2013


The woman who’s been given arguably the second most important job in the US after …

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Commonwealth conundrum: Ok to be on margins, just not irrelevant?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 9, 2013


The Commonwealth (of 52 former British colonies and Mozambique and Rwanda) sent out a …

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Malala week: Every foreign plaudit makes her more suspect in Pakistan

by Rashmee

Posted on October 8, 2013


Malala Week for us, whoops ABC on twitter. The BBC doesn’t say as much but …

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Why is Anna Calvi so surprised the guitar is seen as mainly male territory?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 7, 2013


So Anna Calvi, who’s been hailed by Brian Eno as “the best thing since …

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Can public ignorance kill? Well, it can certainly #shutdown a government

by Rashmee

Posted on October 2, 2013


Obamacare. Shutdown. Online health insurance exchanges. I would wager that much of the world – …

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In Bill Bryson Week, time to ponder master of the curveball sentence

by Rashmee

Posted on September 28, 2013


As happens every so often (roughly about once every three years) this is Bill Bryson …

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Which countries are ready for change? US is 12th, India 65, Haiti 85

by Rashmee

Posted on September 27, 2013


The paradox of KPMG’s Change Readiness Index is that it probably won’t change very much …

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Why Leyla McCalla should come to Haiti with her vari-colored kreyol folk songs

by Rashmee

Posted on September 26, 2013


Listening to Leyla McCalla on Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk, I felt like she just …

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The beauty of it all: Pageants are in the news because we keep them there

by Rashmee

Posted on September 19, 2013


Now that everyone’s getting steamed up about the various beauty pageants underway, just concluded or …

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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