India and Afghanistan now share an ‘independence day’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 15, 2022


India and Afghanistan now share an independence day. At least, according to the Taliban. August …

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Take Roald Dahl as a tonic rather than a terrible template

by Rashmee

Posted on August 14, 2022


I found ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine,’ a Roald Dahl book I hadn’t read, as a giveaway …

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Salman Rushdie, the man who told stories about India

by Rashmee

Posted on August 13, 2022


The day that Salman Rushdie was stabbed in Chautauqua, in upstate New York, an openDemocracy …

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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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Afghanistan, one year after the Taliban’s reconquest: Sunshine and showers?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 10, 2022


With less than a week to go before the Taliban mark the one-year anniversary of …

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Hazara diaspora asks the world to spare a thought for their people in Afghanistan

by Rashmee

Posted on August 9, 2022


I recently read a piece on the growing numbers in Australia of Hazara, who are …

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One year on, America is supposedly moving on from Afghanistan

by Rashmee

Posted on August 8, 2022


An Associated Press (AP) story from Washington recently reported that the CIA is moving on …

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Back to black: Afghanistan’s new golden age…of coal-mines

by Rashmee

Posted on August 7, 2022


It’s nearly one year since the Americans beat it from Kabul, giving way to the …

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Back to the future in Afghanistan?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 6, 2022


On October 7, 2001, a US-led coalition began an intense bombing campaign on Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. …

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America’s 20-year engagement with Afghanistan and the unrealised pomegranate peace

by Rashmee

Posted on August 5, 2022


The other day a US contractor, Dan Smock was on the radio from Texas. He …

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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