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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A counterlife without the pandemic? Try the fictional take

by Rashmee

Posted on November 28, 2020


In Emily St John Mandel’s ‘The Glass Hotel’, a young female protagonist, Vincent Smith, imagines …

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We shouldn’t be grading ‘mass casualty events’ such as pandemics and world wars together

by Rashmee

Posted on October 14, 2020


I was very struck by the following rundown on so-called mass casualty events in the …

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There’s Senegal and then there’s Donald Trump’s America

by Rashmee

Posted on October 5, 2020


It is a stark , a startling and unsettling contrast. On the western edge of …

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Margaret Ferrier, the Typhoid Mary of the 21st century?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 3, 2020


Is Margaret Ferrier the Typhoid Mary of the 21st century? At first glance the question …

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Back to school vs back to gym: England’s interrupted rhythms of life

by Rashmee

Posted on August 27, 2020


Those making their way back to the gym for the first time since March 11, …

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Does the centre-left have the ideological flexibility to take power?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 18, 2020


In the days before the coronavirus epidemic struck, there was a growing sense that the …

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From America first to America last, or perhaps to America not at all

by Rashmee

Posted on July 7, 2020 / The Focus


It was Donald Trump’s main political rival Joe Biden who identified the main problem now …

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The moral case for the world to have access to covid-19 drug

by Rashmee

Posted on July 4, 2020 / The Focus


As someone with a vested interest in Gilead Sciences, the company that makes the covid-19 …

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Why the Leicester coronavirus flare-up matters

by Rashmee

Posted on June 28, 2020 / The Focus


Pay attention to the Leicester flare-up in coronavirus cases. Both the reasons for the surge …

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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