Is Jacinda Ardern’s short sharp goodbye a template or a telling sign of the times?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 20, 2023


There are two ways to look at Jacinda Ardern’s tearful announcement that she did not …

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Jacinda Ardern’s way of saying goodbye is as brusque as her plan for departure

by Rashmee

Posted on January 19, 2023


I distinctly remember where I was when I heard that Jacinda Ardern was resigning as …

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On current form, Giorgia Meloni won’t be doing the sweet-talking in Europe

by Rashmee

Posted on November 13, 2022


Giorgia Meloni’s row with France and the European Union shows just how much words matter, …

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Italy’s Giorgia Meloni appears to strike a blow for women in power

by Rashmee

Posted on November 12, 2022


The row that’s currently raging in Europe over migration shows that mellow words and mellifluous …

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Odd that Suella Braverman, one of Britain’s two Cruella de Vil figures, backed Rishi Sunak

by Rashmee

Posted on October 24, 2022


It’s hard to believe that Suella Braverman, one of the two Cruella de Vil …

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Liz Truss’s unoriginal, unedifying and outdated plan for ‘Growth. Growth. Growth’

by Rashmee

Posted on October 6, 2022


After the prime minister’s October 5 speech to her Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, Jay …

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Italy’s new PM busts a myth about ‘caring’ women leaders

by Rashmee

Posted on September 27, 2022 / The Times of India


Italy’s general election will likely result in its first woman PM. And she shows no …

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PM of the Uneasy Kingdom: Liz Truss’s boosterism won’t help a Britain that matters less globally & is crisis-hit at home

by Rashmee

Posted on September 6, 2022 / The Times of India


Britain has a new girlboss, Liz Truss, but the country’s new, always Insta-ready prime minister …

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The last white woman, Liz Truss

by Rashmee

Posted on August 11, 2022


Writer Mohsin Hamid was on British domestic radio’s Today programme, talking about his new novel …

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‘Nervous Conditions’ is about the lot of women…and more

by Rashmee

Posted on August 2, 2022


The first line of Tsitsi Dangarembga’s novel ‘Nervous Conditions’ is not easy to forget: “I …

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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