#Paradise Papers Did you believe BBC World Service guff that British Queen wasn’t avoiding tax?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 7, 2017


  Ever since the leak of the Paradise Papers, the BBC has been dutifully parroting …

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Diana’s legacy rests on a fairytale that does not reflect reality

by Rashmee

Posted on August 30, 2017 / The National


Some call it a fairytale, others an industry. Few want to describe it as a …

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Did the late Princess Diana like animals? Here’s why the question matters 20 years on

by Rashmee

Posted on July 27, 2017


Last night, I got into an argument about Princess Diana and animals. It happened like …

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BBC’s dive into royal deference over Prince Philip story betrays UK hankering for past importance

by Rashmee

Posted on May 6, 2017


Anyone but a diehard monarchist would have to be in a state of shock over …

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Read this if you want to know just how new it is to have a big fat wedding

by Rashmee

Posted on January 1, 2015


The way people get married is not what it used to be. Wait, this blog …

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Kate Middleton isn’t a Disney princess but she has great perks anyway

by Rashmee

Posted on December 9, 2014


If Kate Middleton were a Disney princess … writes Belinda Luscombe in TIME, there would …

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Troubled Commonwealth summit begins, as old order changeth?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 15, 2013


It’s awfully bad luck for the Commonwealth but its summit begins in Sri Lanka today …

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Happy Birthday, Charles, Forgotten Prince and pensioner

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2013


Prince Charles – putative king of Britain for as long as anyone can remember; fiendish …

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Commonwealth conundrum: Ok to be on margins, just not irrelevant?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 9, 2013


The Commonwealth (of 52 former British colonies and Mozambique and Rwanda) sent out a …

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Malala week: Every foreign plaudit makes her more suspect in Pakistan

by Rashmee

Posted on October 8, 2013


Malala Week for us, whoops ABC on twitter. The BBC doesn’t say as much but …

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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