Mian Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s Great Survivor

by Rashmee

Posted on May 11, 2013


Pakistan’s election day went off as well as could be expected. One bomb blast – …

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The Congo. Haiti. Think lost revenue. Think links

by Rashmee

Posted on May 10, 2013


The Democratic Republic of Congo lost out on about $1.4 billion in revenue by selling …

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Prince Harry in the US: The big point of pointlessness

by Rashmee

Posted on May 9, 2013


My friend – and former London foreign correspondent colleague Robert MacPherson – reports in his …

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Miami intersects with Lionel Shriver’s new book about obesity

by Rashmee

Posted on May 8, 2013


Perhaps Miami is the very place to be hearing Lionel Shriver talk about her new …

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Slice of the suncoast: Good eating in Sarasota

by Rashmee

Posted on May 7, 2013


There’s good eating in Sarasota. According to some accounts, the city has more restaurants than …

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Suncoast Florida: Joke industry a sunshine sector

by Rashmee

Posted on May 6, 2013


Chances are the jokes about Florida will either have you laughing till you’re red in …

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Bread, circuses, high and low art. Venice twins with Sarasota

by Rashmee

Posted on May 5, 2013


  A predilection for theatre? Bread and circuses? You must cleave to 16th century …

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No Housekeeping in Haitian Creole; circus time in Florida

by Rashmee

Posted on May 4, 2013


  Come one, come all. A day spent at the Ringling Museum, established by America’s …

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Imperial circle? Bentinck’s babus to mark British exam papers

by Rashmee

Posted on April 29, 2013


  William Bentinck would probably have felt vindicated now that a major exam board is …

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Laura Marling: A sweet bird’s throat…can’t hope for sweeter note

by Rashmee

Posted on April 28, 2013


Listen to the tracks on Laura Marling’s new album ‘Once I was an Eagle’ and …

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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