The Asian footprint (or perhaps that should read foodprint) is pronounced in Vancouver

by Rashmee

Posted on February 1, 2020


In most of my time in Vancouver, I ate richly and well of the foods …

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British Columbia’s ‘first Indian-Chinese restaurant’ proudly serves up desi fare

by Rashmee

Posted on January 31, 2020


  The sign outside the Green Lettuce, on Kingsway in eastern Vancouver, says it …

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From trade deals to climate change, middle powers are steadying the ship even as Donald Trump is rocking it

by Rashmee

Posted on October 23, 2019 / The National


In the global jungle, is it possible for anyone but the biggest beasts to command …

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Can a middle power like Canada ever presume to sustain the world order?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 16, 2019


“We’re fading…we lost our UN Security Council seat,” the Canadian diplomat said. He looked mournful. …

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The shrill debate over Justin Trudeau should leave some people shamefaced

by Rashmee

Posted on September 23, 2019


The furore over Justin Trudeau’s brownface and blackface costumes tells us two things. First, a …

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A blow to the Trudeau brand

by Rashmee

Posted on March 7, 2019


Have you been following Justin Trudeau’s decline and impending fall? If not, here’s a thumbnail …

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Summitry is best captured in satire - if only so much of it wasn’t so achingly accurate

by Rashmee

Posted on June 12, 2018 / The National


Sometimes summitry is best captured in satire. Ahead of today’s Singapore meeting between Donald Trump …

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Jacinda Ardern. Sebastian Kurz. Emmanuel Macron. Justin Trudeau…roll call of the young

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2017


With Jacinda Ardern’s ascent (by coalition-deal-making on Thursday) to New Zealand’s highest office, that’s four …

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150th Canada Day in Tunisia was much like their relationship: polite, calm & collected

by Rashmee

Posted on July 3, 2017


So we were at Canada Day in Tunis (it was held on June 29, three …

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Did Emmanuel Macron try to copy Justin Trudeau with his carefully balanced cabinet?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 20, 2017


There were echoes of Canada’s prime minister in the cabinet announced by France’s new president …

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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