Populism and the overabundance of PhDs

by Rashmee

Posted on December 10, 2020


  Some little time ago I heard a science journalist on a podcast discussing populism …

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It’s too early for US museums to be recording the pandemic

by Rashmee

Posted on June 3, 2020 / The National


In late April, as the coronavirus outbreak continued its inexorable spread, a museum in Los …

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What is civilisation, Ibn Khaldun, famous son of Tunis, wondered in the 14th century

by Rashmee

Posted on December 2, 2017


Sitting in Tunis it feels entirely right and proper to be perusing ‘The Muqaddimah’, the …

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The problem with this Princeton professor’s lament about the end of ‘global history’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 4, 2017


It’s worth reading Princeton professor Jeremy Adelman’s thoughtful, thought-provoking piece on global history in Aeon …

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What does a poet do with history? They parse it so it’s no longer a souvenir

by Rashmee

Posted on August 18, 2015


Last week, it was that time of year again – when Indians and Pakistanis recall …

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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