Bolsonaro’s behaviour throws a more flattering light on Trump…that’s how bad it was

by Rashmee

Posted on January 7, 2023


News of Jair Bolsonaro’s doings at the presidential palace in Brazil as he left office …

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At Lula’s inauguration, did Bolsonaro ‘eat the last cannibal’?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 3, 2023


When Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, widely known as Lula, assumed the Brazilian presidency on …

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2022 was cruel but there are reasons to be cheerful about 2023. Happy new year

by Rashmee

Posted on January 1, 2023


As the old year died, it was hard to shed too many tears for it.…

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Per Shakespeare, the Welsh leek has long had a good press, at least domestically

by Rashmee

Posted on December 3, 2022


It’s not all about the World Cup, you know, not when Wales has won the …

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Putin’s naglost on Ukraine is a feature, not a bug

by Rashmee

Posted on November 25, 2022


Facing reverses on the battlefield, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin is doing his worst, targeting Ukrainian …

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Mastodon is a whole new world

by Rashmee

Posted on November 20, 2022


A few days ago, I, like millions of people around the world, started to check …

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Remember Liz Truss? She may do rather well out of the mess she got Britain into

by Rashmee

Posted on October 28, 2022


When Liz Truss departed Downing Street on October 25, she made her final speech as …

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A question of Truss and  Rees-Mogg reality

by Rashmee

Posted on October 13, 2022


How deep a hole is Liz Truss’s government and Britain in? Never mind the puns …

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