TV wars between India and Pakistan are only half the story

by Rashmee

Posted on October 31, 2018 / The National


Television is a medium, American comedian Fred Allen once quipped, because anything well done is rare. That’s a damning value judgement — but worth thinking about now that Pakistan’s Supreme Court has reinstated a ban on Indian television shows in retaliation for its neighbour’s alleged attempt to dam the Indus river and its tributaries. What’s the point … Continue reading “TV wars between India and Pakistan are only half the story”

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It’s time for American brands to put the rest of the world first

by Rashmee

Posted on October 16, 2018


With symbolic significance, a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit Bali last week, at the very time the International Monetary Fund was holding its annual meeting on the Indonesian island. As Bali shook and its buildings swayed, it seemed a metaphor for the task that lay before finance ministers and central bankers from around the world. They had … Continue reading “It’s time for American brands to put the rest of the world first”

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Balance sheet: Trump Estates in Dubai. Ivanka Trump frocks & stilettos worldwide

by Rashmee

Posted on December 15, 2017


Off the back of news that the Ivanka Trump brand will have its first standalone store, consider the huge screens in Terminal 3 of Dubai airport. They show a Trump home, on “The Trump estates”. Obviously, Trump-branded real estate is not the same thing as Trump-branded frocks, stilettos and bangles. But the brand is the … Continue reading “Balance sheet: Trump Estates in Dubai. Ivanka Trump frocks & stilettos worldwide”

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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