The post-Brexit stiff upper lip should’ve quivered about Martin Roth’s imminent departure

by Rashmee

Posted on October 22, 2016


Martin Roth, the gifted German who served as director of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, is leaving the UK. The #Brexit vote pushed him to it, he told the media. Click here to read The Guardian’s September 4 report. He cited the “cultural barriers” thrown up by dropping out of Europe.“For me, Europe is simply … Continue reading “The post-Brexit stiff upper lip should’ve quivered about Martin Roth’s imminent departure”

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The heart of Europe bleeds. What can it do?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 31, 2016 / The Arab Weekly


The heart of Europe — France and Germany — has bled almost every other day since mid-July as a conse­quence of terrifying acts of violence and it may be tempting to see them as con­nected parts that form a whole. They are not. Contrary to how they may appear, the attacks are not linked, except possibly in this way — they … Continue reading “The heart of Europe bleeds. What can it do?”

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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