The logic of ‘Brides of India’ tourism tat

by Rashmee

Posted on January 29, 2023


More than a decade ago, Patrick Barkham singled out tacky holiday souvenirs from India at …

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On his 75th death anniversary, the Mahatma as a marketing tool

by Rashmee

Posted on January 28, 2023


At month’s end, it will be 75 years since Mahatma Gandhi was murdered by Nathuram …

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India, Italy, Saudi, Colombia, Ethiopia haven’t had a US ambassador for a year or more

by Rashmee

Posted on January 27, 2023


Shashi Tharoor, an Indian politician and former United Nations diplomat, recently fulminated on the Biden …

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The tanks-to-Ukraine story is not about America’s 31 Abrams, but its heart

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2023


On Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s birthday, America announced a big present. Not the 31 M1 …

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Mission Impossible for India’s new Bond-style film to reset the country’s political plot?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 25, 2023


From January 25, India and much of the world gets to see Shah Rukh Khan’s …

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The egg-spensive scramble and what it says about our interconnected world

by Rashmee

Posted on January 24, 2023


The global scramble for eggs is getting egg-spensive. Malaysia was suffering an acute shortage of …

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‘Heard the one about the Indian farmer and the AI bot?’ Microsoft’s Nadella told the story at Davos

by Rashmee

Posted on January 23, 2023


Generative is the buzzword of the moment and so it was, both on the magic …

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If Davos didn’t exist, would we have to invent it…as an email?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 22, 2023


“Has there ever been a ‘meeting that should have been an email’ so glaring as …

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Davos trivia: One very dapper Bhutto, 3 Asian VIPs and an immortal WEF founder

by Rashmee

Posted on January 21, 2023


In light of the media’s mutterings about the shameful lack of a viable succession plan …

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