#Brexit shows the perils of politicians passing the buck to the public

by Rashmee

Posted on June 28, 2016


Could the British parliament make the big decision? Is it required to do so? Yes, …

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#Brexit: Mujahideen gallows humour & Egypt’s Bassem Youssef on empire

by Rashmee

Posted on June 27, 2016


Here’s a post-Brexit message from one radical Islamist to another. Transmitted via Telegram, a cloud…

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‘Super-Singapore’? The Day Two Brexit story for those who voted ‘Remain’

by Rashmee

Posted on June 25, 2016


Back in February, when Brexit was still a distant absurdity, Markus Kerber, head of the …

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Brexit sits well with those who want to build walls. Trump. Marine Le Pen

by Rashmee

Posted on June 24, 2016


Brexit accords with those who want to build walls. The far-righters are in full cry.  …

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George Soros’s big idea on the refugee crisis isn’t half bad. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on September 28, 2015


George Soros, the Hungarian-born hedge fund manager and liberal philanthropist, has just offered a five-point …

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Listen up, there’s a reason there was a film called ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’

by Rashmee

Posted on June 26, 2015


Language can be used to abuse reality. Or to disabuse people of the reality of …

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Known knowns: A Greek exit would endanger the whole euro project

by Rashmee

Posted on June 22, 2015


As the European Union gets into an emergency huddle today, the language of the threat …

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Unknown unknowns: What if Greece fell off the map and into Hellas?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 21, 2015


Ahead of Monday’s emergency European Union summit on Greece and its tangled affairs, here’s a …

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Beware of Greeks bearing bitcoin & examine the digital currency’s image

by Rashmee

Posted on June 19, 2015


Bitcoin’s surging price on account of Greeks fleeing control (and order) is both an advertisement …

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Not rotten to the core: Apple Inc and the Double Irish

by Rashmee

Posted on May 22, 2013


As the European Union (EU) discusses tax evasion today (evasion is illegal, avoidance is not), …

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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