Bye bye handshake diplomacy, hello namaste

by Rashmee

Posted on February 14, 2013


In the world of diplomacy, a handshake and a high-five can mean too much and …

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At Downing Street, the Alastair Campbell dynasty

by Rashmee

Posted on February 13, 2013


Hello, reads the email. It’s Alastair from Downing Street press office – please note it’s …

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Haiti’s heart beats for another Pope

by Rashmee

Posted on February 12, 2013


Apparently, one of the jokes doing the rounds at Haiti’s national carnival up in Cap …

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The Catholic formerly known as the Pope

by Rashmee

Posted on February 11, 2013


  This has to one of the most divinely inspired imagined accounts of what Pope …

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French vs kreyol: Haitian hurricane in a coffee cup?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 10, 2013


The kreyol vs French controversy may be a Haitian hurricane in a tas kafe (coffee …

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Housekeeping lessons in Haitian Creole – Part II

by Rashmee

Posted on February 9, 2013


The week’s tutorial, courtesy Mme Josette, began (where else) but with the dustbin, homemaker’s pride …

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So hungry I could eat a horse, just not a Findus lassagne

by Rashmee

Posted on February 8, 2013


Whoa. Horses for courses. Not in England, you don’t, except if you race the noble …

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Eye-catching? Haiti’s tourism minister just as much as her plans

by Rashmee

Posted on February 7, 2013


Talk to Haiti’s tourism minister, Stephanie B Villedrouin, and it’s hard not to consider one …

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Who owns the land? The real issue in housing Haiti’s homeless

by Rashmee

Posted on February 6, 2013


Housing Haiti’s homeless goes much beyond the issue of who can build better, faster, cheaper…

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From India with love: ‘Nano’ houses for Haiti

by Rashmee

Posted on February 5, 2013


Here’s a sunny, unreported addition to the well-worn but well worth repeating story about Haiti’s …

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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