A Brexit Christmas?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 4, 2021


I know it’s a bit early to be thinking about Christmas, but it’s hard not …

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The case for giving ‘bad’ gifts this year

by Rashmee

Posted on December 25, 2020


  If you’re reading this today, the headline probably caught your eye either because you’ve …

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How to party like it’s 2020

by Rashmee

Posted on December 8, 2020 / The Economist


  The holiday season may be here, but the traditional office party? Not so much.…

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Amid the dreary state of Arab-Israeli relations comes Christmas cheer and a message of hope

by Rashmee

Posted on December 26, 2019 / The National


It being Christmas, there is a certain obligation to bring glad tidings, or at least …

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In Bethlehem, a Christmas story with a modern message-and Jingle Bells in Arabic

by Rashmee

Posted on December 25, 2019 / Quartz


At the newly-renovated Church of the Nativity where, the story goes, Jesus, the Prince of …

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The beginning of the end of American power? – Part I

by Rashmee

Posted on January 17, 2019


If you’re American it’s hard to imagine a happy new year in 2019. Let me …

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The Christmas story is told in the Quran

by Rashmee

Posted on December 24, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Far-right parties in the West often portray Islam as at war with Christianity. What gets …

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Christmas unsettled. A Christmas tagine rather than a Christmas tree!

by Rashmee

Posted on December 25, 2017


This is a very different Christmas for us. The Tunis house is in the process …

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No need for a #Trump #FauxCrusade. Christmas is merry enough in US & elsewhere

by Rashmee

Posted on December 24, 2016


Given that Donald Trump has done a good job of stoking the anger of America’s …

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This Christmas it’s Tunis cake, British favourite that’s back in fashion

by Rashmee

Posted on December 25, 2015


The revival of Tunis cake is a puzzling thing. Not because it’s unpleasant – what’s …

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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