John Kerry: Modest boastfulness vs boastful modesty?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 30, 2013


Was John Kerry being modestly boastful or boastfully modest while talking to young Ethiopians in …

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Edmund Hillary, 1953: It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves

by Rashmee

Posted on May 29, 2013


“I was naturally very pleased to get there, you can imagine we had some difficulty …

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Australia: Is it idiotic to be the happiest in the world?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 28, 2013


“Happy! Do you take me for an idiot?” Charles De Gaulle famously replied when a …

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Does history matter in #Haiti? Can phrenology foretell a people’s success?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 27, 2013


Reading Amy Wilentz’s passionately argued post ‘Does history matter in Haiti’, I was reminded of …

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#IndianWomen: Life and love like Hindi film, #IshkqInParis

by Rashmee

Posted on May 26, 2013


It’s been ages since I saw a film (Lincoln was the last and that was …

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Sos Lay smells strong – be it Levantine or #HaitianCreole

by Rashmee

Posted on May 25, 2013


  John Kerry’s turkey shwarma got me thinking about the food of the Levant, which …

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John Kerry takes a turkey shwarma & sides in Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 24, 2013


Finally, a US secretary of state with diplomatic skills so subtle they go almost unnoticed?…

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FBI shoots dead Orlando Chechen; Woolwich attackers shot but still alive

by Rashmee

Posted on May 23, 2013


Wider than the Atlantic Ocean. Deeper than the cultural underpinnings of different ways to spell …

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Not rotten to the core: Apple Inc and the Double Irish

by Rashmee

Posted on May 22, 2013


As the European Union (EU) discusses tax evasion today (evasion is illegal, avoidance is not), …

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If in Haiti,don’t ring +237 to buy pup: Crookeder than a dog’s hind leg

by Rashmee

Posted on May 21, 2013


Searching for a small-breed puppy to buy in Haiti, I stumbled across this website, which …

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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