‘The world’s most effective democratically elected leader today’?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 22, 2021


“Bad news travels. Good news doesn’t”. Thus begins veteran Singapore diplomat Kishore Mahbubani’s piece …

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The most important news out of Brussels this week isn’t happening

by Rashmee

Posted on October 21, 2021


Everything – except the one thing that really matters — is happening in Brussels this …

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Did Gurnah win the literature Nobel for his prose or politics?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 20, 2021


Researching a piece on the newly minted Nobel literature laureate, I came across a suggestion…

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How to solve the sunchokes or Jerusalem ‘fartichokes’ issue

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2021


  With the Jerusalem artichokes in my back yard growing to 15 feet, I knew …

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Governments should mark World Food Day every day

by Rashmee

Posted on October 18, 2021


The second World Food Day under a deadly pandemic has come and gone (on Saturday, …

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The mystery of the mutinous workers

by Rashmee

Posted on October 17, 2021


The US national press is preoccupied with beltway politics but the biggest story may actually …

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Abdulrazak Gurnah makes little concession to literary fads

by Rashmee

Posted on October 16, 2021


  When Abdulrazak Gurnah was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, …

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What Hungary does today, America does tomorrow?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 15, 2021


It was Disraeli who supposedly said of the English heart of the industrial revolution that …

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Problems with supply chains aren’t exactly enthusing the anti-globalisation brigade

by Rashmee

Posted on October 13, 2021


Everyone’s talking about supply chains and the perceptible effects of the fact that they’re loose …

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Workers of the world are uniting — we’re seeing it happen

by Rashmee

Posted on October 12, 2021


You don’t need a sign by a major road in Milwaukee to tell you the …

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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