Commonwealth signals that it’s not a club of ex-British colonials

by Rashmee

Posted on June 23, 2022


The Commonwealth has emerged for its first summit since the pandemic firing on all cylinders. …

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Our man in Kigali (and Gitega)

by Rashmee

Posted on June 22, 2022


There may be many things to say about the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) …

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Colombia and Latin America’s quickening political pulse

by Rashmee

Posted on June 21, 2022


Is the Colombian election result a continuation of something quintessentially Latin American? A quickening pulse …

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A peaceful transfer of power in America? Yes, but…

by Rashmee

Posted on June 20, 2022


I don’t know about you but the Colombian election has been a rare bright spot …

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Rome’s republic of soup

by Rashmee

Posted on June 19, 2022


Sometimes, of a Sunday, we make Ceci e pasta. Or Pasta e ceci. The order …

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When it comes to hurling insults, Moscow is not a patch on Pyongyang

by Rashmee

Posted on June 18, 2022


When it comes to insults, the Russians could do worse than take classes  from the …

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Pritchett and ‘brassy’ London summers from Victoria to Elizabeth II

by Rashmee

Posted on June 17, 2022


Speaking of the “brassiness” of a London summer, to use the words of …

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London’s ‘brassy summer’ is like a Pritchett short story

by Rashmee

Posted on June 16, 2022


These last few days of British weather reminded me of V S Pritchett, the prolific …

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Google’s LaMDA vs Ishiguro’s Klara

by Rashmee

Posted on June 15, 2022


What’s the difference between LaMDA and Klara? The first, an acronym for language model for …

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Lift-off for Britain’s Rwanda outsourcing plan? Don’t bet on it

by Rashmee

Posted on June 14, 2022


It’s been two months since Britain struck a deal with Rwanda to send asylum-seekers on …

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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