What this dargah in Landour, high up in the Garhwal Himalayas, says about Modi’s India

by Rashmee

Posted on August 25, 2022


In Landour, high in the Garhwal Himalayas, sits a dargah or shrine of a Muslim …

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Highs and lows of Palestinian exceptionalism

by Rashmee

Posted on April 23, 2022


On April 22, Israeli forces entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem and …

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Three recent conversations about Putin and ‘the end times’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 8, 2022


It’s been a few hours since I properly realised just how frightened people are that …

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Kuwait got it; will Ukraine? (Hint: international help)

by Rashmee

Posted on February 24, 2022


On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded its neighbour Kuwait, occupied it for seven months and …

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Looking for ‘Mein Kampf’ in London and Delhi

by Rashmee

Posted on January 29, 2022


Almost exactly a year ago, a friend started to talk about ‘Mein Kampf”. He was …

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Imagine Tocqueville emerging from the Wayback Machine and setting foot in America today

by Rashmee

Posted on January 6, 2022


In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, a 26-year-old Frenchman with an interest in politics, political philosophy …

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Boris and that ‘special relationship’

by Rashmee

Posted on June 11, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Boris Johnson, it turns out, isn’t overly fond of the phrase “special relationship”.…

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American workers are like moths to Amazon’s flame

by Rashmee

Posted on April 15, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS Amazon.com Inc. workers are unionised in Europe. But in the …

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Biden builds back the idea of infrastructure much better

by Rashmee

Posted on April 14, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA Joe Biden’s plan for America is about the remaking of …

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Ankara chairs and the business of ‘protocol machismo’

by Rashmee

Posted on April 8, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS Heard the one about European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and …

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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