Parsing to death. If it’s causing terror, it’s a terrorist act

by Rashmee

Posted on April 16, 2013


“The latest,” as Foreign Policy’s inimitable Situation Report says of the explosions at the Boston …

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What Justin Bieber thinks of Anne Frank (& 10 historical figures)

by Rashmee

Posted on April 15, 2013


Not being 13, I have never consciously listened to a Justin Bieber song. However, it …

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Chimamanda Adichie, chronicler of our restless age of travel

by Rashmee

Posted on April 11, 2013


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ is for PLUS (people like us), for anyone who has travelled …

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Don’t bank on it: Chavez’s Banco del Sur; a BRICS bank

by Rashmee

Posted on April 9, 2013


The words ‘Bank of the South’ come to mind as one reads Foreign Policy on…

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Mrs Thatcher: Britain’s tough-love sweetheart

by Rashmee

Posted on April 8, 2013


The point about Margaret Thatcher, the grocer’s daughter, free-marketeer and deeply divisive ideologue, was that …

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So Obama shouldn’t have noticed Kamala Harris is a woman?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 5, 2013


It’s hard to get self-righteous about President Obama’s supposedly sexist comment about his old friend …

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What if Kim Jong-un sees it all as a reality video game?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 4, 2013


Patrick Cronin’s Foreign Policy piece on how the second Korean war could start (as the …

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Gender she-saw: The storm in the stewpot

by Rashmee

Posted on April 2, 2013


Everyone is getting worked up about The New York Times’s obit on the rocket scientist, …

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Novartis’s India headache: The emerging pharma problem

by Rashmee

Posted on April 1, 2013


India has thumbed its nose at the pharmaceutical giant Novartis. There are two ways of …

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3 strikes and you’re out of the news game:A BBC story

by Rashmee

Posted on March 29, 2013


Every time I hear my friend and former BBC World Service colleague Andrew Whitehead on …

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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