Will New New Cairo be a case of Pharaonic overreach by Mr El Sisi?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 11, 2015


Those who’ve been to Old Cairo and New Cairo know the gargantuan problems that might …

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Hype or not, El Sisi’s Egypt has a problem with do-nothing govt officials

by Rashmee

Posted on August 10, 2015


Never mind the hype, Egypt has a decided problem with its do-little, progress-nothing, take-a-lot bureaucratic …

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Egypt’s all-night Tahrir Sq party: Right now, it’s all about highs, not headaches

by Rashmee

Posted on August 9, 2015


We zipped through Tahrir Square at 5 o’clock on Friday morning (August 7) on our …

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On Suez 2.0 day in Cairo, a brief reminder of India’s relationship with Egyot

by Rashmee

Posted on August 8, 2015


So we’re standing in Tahrir Square (as one does) and it’s the day Egypt is …

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Coup vs revolution: Words that no longer seem to matter for El Sisi’s Egypt

by Rashmee

Posted on June 9, 2015


You say coup, I say revolution. No longer. But that was the case on July …

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Egypt’s El Sisi goes to Riyadh. Everyone’s watching the body language

by Rashmee

Posted on March 1, 2015


Today, Egypt’s President El Sisi meets King Salman and it’s not clear how good their …

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Our notes to tomorrow’s world: the 10,000-year clock & Rosetta Disk

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2015


It should be reassuring that there are a lot of very clever people considering a …

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We need our own Rosetta Stone to transmit our civilization to the future

by Rashmee

Posted on January 25, 2015


We need our own Rosetta Stone to transmit our civilization to those who come after …

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The Rosetta Stone was the time machine by which ancient Egypt reached us

by Rashmee

Posted on January 24, 2015


Walk like an Egyptian, just don’t do what they did about cultural preservation. Or what …

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Humankind must prepare for a possible cultural apocalypse. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on January 23, 2015


How do you create a library labeled, ‘in case of apocalypse, read me’? It’s a …

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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