Gender she-saw: The storm in the stewpot

by Rashmee

Posted on April 2, 2013


Everyone is getting worked up about The New York Times’s obit on the rocket scientist, …

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Novartis’s India headache: The emerging pharma problem

by Rashmee

Posted on April 1, 2013


India has thumbed its nose at the pharmaceutical giant Novartis. There are two ways of …

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Is there any point reading Graham Greene’s Haiti novel in 2013?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 31, 2013


I was finally driven to read ‘The Comedians’ by my second visit to The Oloffson, …

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3 strikes and you’re out of the news game:A BBC story

by Rashmee

Posted on March 29, 2013


Every time I hear my friend and former BBC World Service colleague Andrew Whitehead on …

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Imaginary city? Haiti capital’s paintbox approach to slum

by Rashmee

Posted on March 28, 2013


From the courtyard of Hotel Kinam in Place St Pierre, Petionville, I saw what looked …

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Haiti Einstein bowl: Princess Di or Donna Karan?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 27, 2013


Today, we got a Haitian Einstein bowl. It’s not a ‘Diana’ but a ‘Donna …

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Ogooglebar: Brand loyalty Vs trademarks

by Rashmee

Posted on March 26, 2013


It’s hard not to be riveted by the news that Sweden’s language watchdog has accused …

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Haiti: The red herring worth the risk

by Rashmee

Posted on March 25, 2013


Haiti’s smoked herring is simply sublime. It is unctuous, not blase; strong, not aggressive; salty …

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The General in his delusional labyrinth

by Rashmee

Posted on March 24, 2013


General Musharraf’s return to Pakistan might be puzzling if it weren’t clear that he’s bored …

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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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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK