Haiti earns yet another grim distinction: not a single person vaccinated

by Rashmee

Posted on June 20, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND I only recently learned that Haiti is the only country …

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The Churchill Factor

by Rashmee

Posted on June 10, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS Seven years ago, Boris Johnson published ‘The Churchill Factor’, a book that …

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The pandemic left every home a ‘den’

by Rashmee

Posted on May 23, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND Britain is supposed to preparing for the great release so …

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What’s a cautious hug? It depends on where in Britain you are

by Rashmee

Posted on May 17, 2021


/ BLIMEY BLIGHTY From today, May 17, Covid-19 rules across Britain will be a patchwork …

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Corona-speak in any language

by Rashmee

Posted on March 5, 2021


/ LANGUAGE If you’re in Germany, there are clear choices even in a pandemic. There’s …

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Why isn’t Switzerland a more equal country?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 4, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS Here’s a conundrum: Why isn’t Switzerland progressively closing its wealth gap? The …

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Vaccination success may be a shot in the arm for Britain in another key way

by Rashmee

Posted on February 22, 2021


/ BLIMEY BLIGHTY  Simon Kuper wrote an important piece in the Financial Times (paywall) the …

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New year, new concepts: Digital vaccine passports. Vaxxies

by Rashmee

Posted on January 1, 2021


Digital vaccine passports. Vaxxies. The first term signifies antibody protection – those who completed the …

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Unmasking President Trump’s fatal ignorance throughout the plague year

by Rashmee

Posted on December 29, 2020


I don’t subscribe to The New Yorker so can’t help but be grateful for the …

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Past pandemics as a guide to this one

by Rashmee

Posted on December 24, 2020


Ever wondered what behaviour change has been wrought by past pandemics? Yale physician and sociologist …

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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