Marilyn Monroe’s passport was rather like her. Ours are like us

by Rashmee

Posted on July 29, 2013


It’s hard to believe that’s a passport photo. You know, the regulation ugly shot that’s …

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Expats vs immigrants: All roads lead to home

by Rashmee

Posted on July 21, 2013


Someone once wrote (tongue-in-cheek but probably only half in jest) that there are three categories …

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Obama bin Laden: Anti-Americanism more ‘popular’ than ever

by Rashmee

Posted on July 19, 2013


As John Kerry flags off new Middle East negotiations about negotiations, one has to wonder …

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Friends, Romans, everyone: Shakespeare goes from Globe to globe

by Rashmee

Posted on July 16, 2013


Ai Weiwei was right. Because Great Britain had self-confidence, it didn’t need a monumental Olympics.…

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Omens, opacity as #Snowden seeks to navigate airport tannoy,intl law

by Rashmee

Posted on July 12, 2013


This video says it all. Noticeably thinner and in an undistinguished grey shirt, flanked by …

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Rafael Correa’s war of words over #Snowden

by Rashmee

Posted on June 26, 2013


There’s more to Ecuador’s Rafael Correa than that wolfish grin. He takes a keen interest …

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The telegram. 176 years on. End of story. Full stop.

by Rashmee

Posted on June 19, 2013


One has to wonder why the Indian government is reportedly sending 65 per cent of …

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The Caribbean Island experience: Futile or fun & frolic?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 7, 2013


So, it’s got it all. Sun, sea and sand. And the Flamboyant Tree (what we …

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St Maarten: Free in every way. Duty-free, history-free

by Rashmee

Posted on June 6, 2013


Now that I’m here, sitting in St Maarten, hair blown into unmanageable clumps by …

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The ‘friendly island’. What sort of a tag is that?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 5, 2013


Off to St Martin, otherwise called the ‘friendly island’. I suppose you’ve got to call …

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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