What Haiti could learn from the success story of Bangladesh

by Rashmee

Posted on July 21, 2021 / The National


The aftermath of the assassination of Haiti’s president Jovenel Moise has made apparent the country’s …

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How did Bangladesh become the ‘miracle on the Meghna’?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 7, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA What have you heard about Bangladesh recently? If nothing, or …

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The pandemic and the clothes on our backs

by Rashmee

Posted on May 6, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS What are you wearing as you read this and how long do …

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India vs Bangladesh. Bigger is not always better

by Rashmee

Posted on February 17, 2020


    Indian TV anchor Karan Thapar made a fascinating case the other day for …

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Generalisations about women in politics don’t hold true

by Rashmee

Posted on August 14, 2019 / The National


Can the Brexit conundrum be solved by an all-female cabinet? And can a woman lead …

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Could Rohingya crisis set off faith-based conflicts in South Asia? That’s what Bimal Ghosh fears

by Rashmee

Posted on September 19, 2017


Only the short-sighted or the credulous would be persuaded by Aung San Suu Kyi’s extraordinary …

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Iraq. Bangladesh…Are some countries second-class triggers of global grief?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 11, 2016


Some countries are second-class triggers of global grief. It’s true, for all that we pretend …

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The war on ‘bloggers’ in a country that isn’t a model of internet accessibility

by Rashmee

Posted on August 12, 2015


The attacks in Bangladesh on people who write blogs is a puzzle. The death of …

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UN peacekeeping: Poor men’s wars fought by the very poorest people?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 12, 2013


It’s best to read Transparency International UK’s new report alleging corruption in UN peacekeeping, alongside …

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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