A year in protests. It underlined our interconnectedness

by Rashmee

Posted on December 13, 2019


As the year hastens to an end, journalists like me are trying to discern the defining patterns of 2019. One of these has to be the slew of protests that roiled various countries. Three broad points can be discerned: Some of the protests were in unlikely places Many of them were about the same sorts … Continue reading “A year in protests. It underlined our interconnectedness”

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In Tunisia, a sense of change infuses the air

by Rashmee

Posted on July 6, 2017 / The National


Summer in the Maghreb is generally thought to be a time when indolence finds respectability. Not so in Tunisia this year. The soaring temperatures are matched by a sudden surge of active hope that a long season of ill-luck may be turning. Foreign tourists are returning in greater numbers after Tunisia marked the second anniversary … Continue reading “In Tunisia, a sense of change infuses the air”

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My question to a tweet-scoffing man I respect: Is Trump really too rich to be corruptible?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 21, 2016


Just the other day, a fellow-American whose opinion I respect, scoffed at a story I had tweeted. It was from ‘The Hill’, which covers the minutiae of American politics and political gossip and is widely read by US government officials, lobbyists and others. The story I tweeted was headlined “Report: Embassy of Kuwait moves major … Continue reading “My question to a tweet-scoffing man I respect: Is Trump really too rich to be corruptible?”

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Kabul Taxi takes Afghan satire to an unexpected pitch. Now for the movie

by Rashmee

Posted on July 14, 2015


Cometh the hour, cometh the Facebook page. All the American investigative journalism training grants (and there have been many and they have cost a fortune) could not have imagined this. A subversive, satirical, punchy Facebook page on Afghanistan’s quarrelsome politicians, insular community leaders, corrupt officials and powerful warlords. Kabul Taxi, the Facebook page in question, … Continue reading “Kabul Taxi takes Afghan satire to an unexpected pitch. Now for the movie”

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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