‘Narendra Modi’s political good fortune’

by Rashmee

Posted on September 1, 2022


India’s Hindu nationalist prime minister Narendra Modi is blessed. He rules the world’s largest democracy …

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The real meaning of ‘Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ’ in the public space in BJP-ruled India

by Rashmee

Posted on August 29, 2022


I feel there is a need for a codicil to my earlier blog on public …

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Dehradun Airport and art as a reflection of the spirit of its time

by Rashmee

Posted on August 26, 2022


In the Doon Valley, in the foothills of the Himalayas, sits Dehradun, which would be …

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The Mahatma’s role in ‘new India’ is not about his message but his brand

by Rashmee

Posted on May 8, 2022


My Gandhi cushion, in the pop art style, was designed in a workshop owned by …

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The West suffers selective myopia and amnesia over India’s Muslims

by Rashmee

Posted on April 15, 2022


Here’s a good example of the way the Indian authorities ignore physical assaults on Muslims …

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How to pandemic-proof a Hindu (or any other) pilgrimage

by Rashmee

Posted on April 24, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… One of my grandmothers died after contracting small pox at the Kumbh …

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India, Hungary, Turkey, Trump’s America

by Rashmee

Posted on October 29, 2020


In the way of television quizzes, here’s your starter for ten: What unites India, Hungary, …

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Making sense of Modi’s India: An ‘aam’ NRI’s view once again

by Rashmee

Posted on August 5, 2020


Now that Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for a Hindu …

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Several recent stories paint a patchy portrait of India

by Rashmee

Posted on November 12, 2019 / The National


Some sense of what is happening in India can be gleaned from four news stories. …

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What state elections in India have in common with Istanbul and Budapest

by Rashmee

Posted on October 29, 2019 / The National


The results of recent elections in two Indian states — Haryana and Maharashtra — have …

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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