Stuff, substance and shipments here in Haiti

by Rashmee

Posted on April 18, 2013


And so we are, finally, here, with almost all of our belongings here in Haiti.…

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Like many strong women, Thatcher would rather have an argument than dinner

by Rashmee

Posted on April 17, 2013


Lest we forget (as they say), Margaret Thatcher was buried at St. Paul’s Cathedral today …

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Parsing to death. If it’s causing terror, it’s a terrorist act

by Rashmee

Posted on April 16, 2013


“The latest,” as Foreign Policy’s inimitable Situation Report says of the explosions at the Boston …

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What Justin Bieber thinks of Anne Frank (& 10 historical figures)

by Rashmee

Posted on April 15, 2013


Not being 13, I have never consciously listened to a Justin Bieber song. However, it …

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Hugo Chavez, a ladies man, but not only in the way you think

by Rashmee

Posted on April 14, 2013


If you don’t vote Maduro, you don’t love your mother. Fascinating story in the Christian …

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Housekeeping in Haitian Creole XI: Mme Josette, The Magnificent

by Rashmee

Posted on April 13, 2013


One of the great joys of knowing Mme Josette is that we don’t know everything …

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Colony Club, Port au Prince: Blan Central & great

by Rashmee

Posted on April 12, 2013


Just back from the Colony Club in the swish part of the Haitian capital and …

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Chimamanda Adichie, chronicler of our restless age of travel

by Rashmee

Posted on April 11, 2013


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ is for PLUS (people like us), for anyone who has travelled …

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Camel caravan: The French don’t look a gift horse in the mouth

by Rashmee

Posted on April 10, 2013


Hard not to like the story about the camel that will replace the one Mali …

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Don’t bank on it: Chavez’s Banco del Sur; a BRICS bank

by Rashmee

Posted on April 9, 2013


The words ‘Bank of the South’ come to mind as one reads Foreign Policy 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