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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Mrs Thatcher: Britain’s tough-love sweetheart

by Rashmee

Posted on April 8, 2013


The point about Margaret Thatcher, the grocer’s daughter, free-marketeer and deeply divisive ideologue, was that …

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Stuff of great diplomacy: French praise for slave who led Haiti revolt

by Rashmee

Posted on April 7, 2013


Sunday morning at the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH) here in the Haitian capital, …

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Housekeeping in Haitian Creole X: Not as bright as the Ji Seriz

by Rashmee

Posted on April 6, 2013


Eske ou pare (are you ready), Mme Josette might have asked me when I showed …

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So Obama shouldn’t have noticed Kamala Harris is a woman?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 5, 2013


It’s hard to get self-righteous about President Obama’s supposedly sexist comment about his old friend …

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What if Kim Jong-un sees it all as a reality video game?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 4, 2013


Patrick Cronin’s Foreign Policy piece on how the second Korean war could start (as the …

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A better class of class system? Nah. Just more categories

by Rashmee

Posted on April 3, 2013


“O let us love our occupations, Bless the squire and his relations, Live upon our …

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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