Why FIFA chief is right about Qatar’s critics

by Rashmee

Posted on November 22, 2022 / The Times of India


If there were any doubt the politics of world football is performance theatre, Gianni Infantino …

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Betting on World Cup wins and woes

by Rashmee

Posted on November 21, 2022


It’s probably no coincidence that stories about gambling are everywhere on Day Two of the …

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An issue that won’t age well – boomers and beyond in the US and UK

by Rashmee

Posted on November 20, 2022


As an, ahem, middle-aged person, it’s interesting and alarming in equal parts to consider the …

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Gianni Infantino and performance theatre…of otherness

by Rashmee

Posted on November 19, 2022


Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, is no philosopher. He’s a lawyer, …

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An election win for Melania Trump…in Slovenia?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 18, 2022


Whatever Donald Trump’s current state of mind (to be conventional and charitable about that devilish …

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‘Sportswashing’ goes much beyond Qatar. What about Trump and the Saudis?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 17, 2022


With all the talk about “sportswashing” in the countdown to the World Cup in Qatar,…

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A World Cup that runneth over woefully mean…and size-ist

by Rashmee

Posted on November 16, 2022


The football World Cup 2022 is already brimming over with woe, with Qataris alleging racism …

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Since 2010, the sustained criticism has basically attacked Qatar for being Qatar

by Rashmee

Posted on November 15, 2022


Over the weekend, the editor-in-chief of the ‘Gulf Times’ took to the airwaves in Britain …

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How credible will Rishi Sunak’s Britain be at the G20 in Bali?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2022


Three weeks into the job, Britain’s  Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will make his second outing …

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