We need to talk about empire: Britain is being forced to confront its ‘original sin’

by Rashmee

Posted on June 15, 2020 / The Focus


It all started with the death in Minneapolis on 25 May of an unarmed black …

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Kashmir and Hong Kong are not the same

by Rashmee

Posted on August 18, 2019


With protests in Hong Kong going into their 11th straight week and the Kashmir …

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Pro-Brexit or against it? Here’s why it doesn’t really matter to the world

by Rashmee

Posted on January 14, 2019


The late economist John Kenneth Galbraith was unstuffy enough to have poked fun at his …

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Melania Trump’s Africa wardrobe evoked a brutal history of colonialism

by Rashmee

Posted on October 10, 2018 / The National


It is pointless to parse US first lady Melania Trump’s outfits for meaning, as the …

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Jeremy Corbyn is the sort of Englishman who inspires something other than contempt

by Rashmee

Posted on May 13, 2017


There was a time that Indians spoke of the British with awe. Indians were amazed …

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Things fall apart when the centre cannot hold as Trump takes office

by Rashmee

Posted on January 19, 2017 / The National


 On Friday, Donald Trump takes charge of an America in which various arms of the …

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After Brexit, the Empire smirked back: ‘Watch Britain partition itself’

by Rashmee

Posted on July 6, 2016


A line from a creative thinker in India: “Karma is a real bitch! They partitioned …

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Yet another epic TV drama on the Raj. So blooming what?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 7, 2015


One might be entitled to be a bit perplexed about the tone adopted by sections …

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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