Jargon is officially out, going forward. But can UK civil servants deliver?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 28, 2013


It’s been a month the decision was taken. Going forward, the dialogue will deliver key …

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Bradley/Chelsea Manning relives Jan Morris’s Conundrum

by Rashmee

Posted on August 22, 2013


News of Bradley Manning’s plea that he henceforth be known as Chelsea and be allowed …

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A premature obituary? The death of distance

by Rashmee

Posted on August 21, 2013


As Mark Twain might have said, but didn’t, reports of the death of distance are …

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Egypt, a bloodied nation, a nation in tears. Can we now agree to call it a coup?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 14, 2013


You do not have to be a Muslim Brotherhood supporter, you do not have to …

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Supertoy Teddy takes world’s favourite furry friend into 21st century

by Rashmee

Posted on August 12, 2013


Calling all arctophiles (arktos is Greek for bear) to this, the ultimate guide to …

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Fore. Obama forced to downgrade his holiday lodging

by Rashmee

Posted on August 4, 2013


How extraordinary. The Sunday Times reports that Barack Obama “may be the leader of …

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Real women’s lib would be to free half the planet from gender ring-fence

by Rashmee

Posted on July 31, 2013


“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings,” wrote Jane Austen. She might usefully …

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Former Egypt president fridge is fine, says EU’s top diplomat

by Rashmee

Posted on July 30, 2013


This is high diplomacy for Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs …

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Edward Joseph can’t compete against George Alexander Louis

by Rashmee

Posted on July 24, 2013


Poor Edward Snowden. Despite his struggles to liberate himself from the transit lounge of …

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#RoyalBaby: The Archers again but less majesty please, not lese majeste

by Rashmee

Posted on July 23, 2013


The Windsors are becoming like a continuously and magnificently updated episode of The Archers, 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