What dress codes and Zoom backgrounds have in common with social inequity

by Rashmee

Posted on March 21, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND In the Before Times, we judged people by their clothes (and presumably the designer they liked or could afford). Now, we rate their Zoom background. There’s a connection and it was DealBook, the NYT’s sassy newsletter on the intersection of business, policy and culture, that recently revealed it. DealBook reported on … Continue reading “What dress codes and Zoom backgrounds have in common with social inequity”

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Pandemic or not, here’s everyone’s idea of heaven…a garden and running water

by Rashmee

Posted on December 23, 2020


I read about (paywall) a fascinating doctoral piece of research the other day. It was reported by Bloomberg’s Caroline Winter. She writes that a doctoral student in architecture, requested Luke Leung, director of the sustainable engineering studio Skidmore Owings & Merrill, to suggest a thesis topic. Mr Leung came up with the following subject: What … Continue reading “Pandemic or not, here’s everyone’s idea of heaven…a garden and running water”

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The post-pandemic hotel

by Rashmee

Posted on June 22, 2020 / The Focus


Victorian-era Paternoster lifts, touch-less check-in, app-activated handle-less door locks, robot cleaners and in-room gyms. The novel coronavirus will change the hotel in ways no one would have thought before the pandemic hit. That’s the the post-pandemic hotel visualised by The Manser Practice, an award-winning British architecture and design firm that has designed several hotels including … Continue reading “The post-pandemic hotel”

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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