Coronavirus: The dog-rental business soars in Spain

by Rashmee

Posted on April 6, 2020


A friend in Barcelona calls with news of a thriving new business in Spain: renting out your dog. Turns out the Spanish police are trying to crack down on entrepreneurial sorts who use their pooch to earn a bob or two in these difficult and uncertain times. There’s a reason dog-rentals have become a business … Continue reading “Coronavirus: The dog-rental business soars in Spain”

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As Orwell said in ‘Homage to Catalonia’, hard to be sure about anything but what you’ve seen

by Rashmee

Posted on October 2, 2017


  After the events of Sunday (October 1) in Catalonia, it may be worthwhile to quote from George Orwell’s nearly 80-year-old intensely political book ‘Homage to Catalonia’. He wrote: “I believe that on such an issue as this no one is or can be completely truthful. It is difficult to be certain about anything except … Continue reading “As Orwell said in ‘Homage to Catalonia’, hard to be sure about anything but what you’ve seen”

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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