A truly paperless office would have no physical documents and very few virtual ones

by Rashmee

Posted on December 2, 2020


The pandemic may have taken some of the business of working online but not necessarily all of the more mundane processes of paperwork and filing. In fact, if you think about it, the pandemic hasn’t really changed the documentation usually required by organisations. Offices around the world have long relied on physical documentation – even … Continue reading “A truly paperless office would have no physical documents and very few virtual ones”

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North Korea: A reality as profoundly troubling as in ‘The Orphan Master’s Son’?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 18, 2014


The new, 372-page United Nations’ report on the North Korean state’s Nazi-era brutality to its people reminded me of Pak Jun Do’s words in Adam Johnson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ‘The Orphan Master’s Son’. On a brief visit to the US, the novel’s North Korean lead protagonist asks an American female intelligence agent who’s willing to … Continue reading “North Korea: A reality as profoundly troubling as in ‘The Orphan Master’s Son’?”

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A better class of class system? Nah. Just more categories

by Rashmee

Posted on April 3, 2013


“O let us love our occupations, Bless the squire and his relations, Live upon our daily rations, And always know our proper stations,” –        Lady Bowley in ‘The Chimes’, Charles Dickens Dickens was writing in the mid-19th century. Despite everything – the supposed new egalitarianism; the allegedly burgeoning electronic equality; the rumoured broadening of the … Continue reading “A better class of class system? Nah. Just more categories”

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Chavez successor Venezuela’s Uriah Heep?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 13, 2012


So the Venezuelan vice-president Nicolas Maduro is pleading with President Chavez to return to Caracas because “we’re waiting for you here…your children, we who’ve sworn to be loyal to you even beyond this life.” Quite apart from the 58-year-old Chavez being rather too young to be the ‘father’ of his people, Mr Maduro ‘s remarks are … Continue reading “Chavez successor Venezuela’s Uriah Heep?”

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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