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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The Trump effect was underway long before Trump. But now, it is empowered

by Rashmee

Posted on October 4, 2019


Israel, India, Britain…The grim rollcall of countries where long-standing norms of political behaviour are increasingly …

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Why politicians around the world are getting on the radical love train

by Rashmee

Posted on July 3, 2019 / The National


Populism of the most hateful sort has had a baleful presence in the headlines for …

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A manifesto for lost liberals?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 15, 2019


Every lost liberal, defeated by the Indian election result and the Hindu nationalists’ emphatic win, …

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For India, it wasn’t the economy

by Rashmee

Posted on May 29, 2019


Shashi Tharoor, an MP of India’s Congress Party, asked a pertinent question the other day: …

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If the exit polls are to be believed, there’s no way out for Modi’s opponents

by Rashmee

Posted on May 21, 2019 / The National


The results of India’s general election — a massive, seven-phase exercise that ran from April …

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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