There is nothing so absurd as just one day of love, Valentine’s Day

by Rashmee

Posted on February 15, 2018


I’m not a culture warrior but Valentine’s Day does seem rather an odd reason to …

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Woman to have baby is really not a news story. But a prime minister?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 19, 2018


Put a 37-year-old woman in the prime minister’s office and the next thing you know …

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Food in post-#Weinstein times. Keep the faith and keep cooking

by Rashmee

Posted on January 17, 2018


Sam Sifton, The New York Times’s food editor, offers an interesting reflection on cooking in …

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First Rajinikanth, now Oprah: name-recognition alone should not prepare you for public office

by Rashmee

Posted on January 16, 2018 / The National


In India, popular Tamil film star Rajinikanth announces his political debut “in the name of …

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Dictionaries have never been so political and this may be unsatisfactory (adj)

by Rashmee

Posted on December 31, 2017


Just consider the way dictionary-publishers ended 2017 and rang in the year. Merriam-Webster, the American …

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Saudi should be pleased Belgium believes its pledge on women’s rights

by Rashmee

Posted on December 22, 2017


The Saudi Crown Prince should be pleased. A few months after his very public, much-touted …

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Are US Republicans the party of the moral majority or of Donald Trump and Roy Moore?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 9, 2017


  When Al Franken resigns from the US Senate he will be the most prominent …

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Will the Weinstein effect go global?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 28, 2017 / The National


Almost every day of every week now, some man somewhere in the world — from …

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Does the clue to Priti Patel’s extraordinary actions on Israel lie in her surname?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 9, 2017


A day before the forced resignation – sacking by another name – of Priti Patel, …

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Are we in the throes of a great re-balancing of gender & sexual rights? No. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on November 3, 2017


Thursday, November 2, was the morning after UK defence secretary Michael Fallon resigned. It was …

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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