Housekeeping in Haitian Creole VIII – Progress at last (nan denye)

by Rashmee

Posted on March 23, 2013


At last a progress report, rather than a random selection of despairing snippets about what …

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Serendipity: Finding your spouse in the strangers in family album

by Rashmee

Posted on March 22, 2013


Serendipity, they’re calling it. The rather extraordinary account of how your spouse might have been …

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Rome not in retreat, just moving in the other direction

by Rashmee

Posted on March 21, 2013


One can imagine lots of excited Italians shouting “it’s not a retreat, we’re just advancing …

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General Kelly’s South American nightmare

by Rashmee

Posted on March 20, 2013


To many, the new commander of U.S. forces for Latin and South America sounds like …

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The Italian in a sari holds key to India-Italy row

by Rashmee

Posted on March 19, 2013


  Almost exactly 52 years to the day the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations was …

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Theatre of the absurd: War crimes suspect surrenders but will he get to the ICC?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 18, 2013


It is a given that you think of crimes against innocent people if you’re based …

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Staying in for a curry in Port au Prince, Haiti

by Rashmee

Posted on March 17, 2013


It being Sunday, we’ve been cooking up an Indian storm – arhar dal, matar wale …

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Housekeeping in Haitian Creole – Part VII

by Rashmee

Posted on March 16, 2013


  My kreyol cooking vocabulary languishes at the outer margins of ignorance. Meanwhile, the stew …

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Make no mistake, the ‘servant’ problem still exists

by Rashmee

Posted on March 15, 2013


As I read The Spectator’s spiffing review of Lucy Lethbridge’s new book, ‘Servants: A Downstairs …

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Duvalier hearing continues: It won’t make the tabloids

by Rashmee

Posted on March 14, 2013


The lack of media interest in today’s Duvalier hearing reminded me of Oscar Wilde. Ever …

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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