Nigella Lawson, 2013: How to be a divorced domestic goddess

by Rashmee

Posted on July 8, 2013


I owe it to a friend, who long ago gave me a copy of Nigella …

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In English or in Haitian #Creole, proverbs maketh the language

by Rashmee

Posted on July 7, 2013


A proverb is but wisdom distilled and served up with lashings of folksy reality. In …

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Exposure: Finally, out of the Olympus scandal and into the sunlight

by Rashmee

Posted on July 3, 2013


Revenge is sweet and not fattening, Alfred Hitchcock once said. Michael Woodford might second that, …

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Take the charcoal out of Haiti’s award-winning charcoal stove

by Rashmee

Posted on June 21, 2013


Listening to Duquesne Fednard tell the BBC World Service’s business programme, about his award-winning charcoal …

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Cloud over Singapore; diplomatic skies darken

by Rashmee

Posted on June 20, 2013


As a cloud of pollution descends on Singapore, blown its way from the fires raging …

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British agencies take new interest in #Haiti, but not enough

by Rashmee

Posted on June 18, 2013


Two Haiti events in two days – both brought to us by British agencies. It …

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