‘Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 13, 2021


/FAITH, HOPE… This week marked a milestone. It was almost exactly 365 days ago – March 11, 2020 actually – that the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a global pandemic. Personally, this week marked 365 days of my not getting on an aeroplane. On March 10, 2020, I flew back from Washington, D.C. to London … Continue reading “‘Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul’”

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The most hopeful truth ever: ‘We don’t live in a perfect world but in a perfectible one’

by Rashmee

Posted on December 14, 2016


Finally, something to which we all can cling. All the liberals weeping into their muesli. Happy Trump-supporters and Brexiteers angry at the caterwauling. The ranks of gaunt non-partisan people everywhere, bewildered and upset by the tide of active resentment sweeping social media, social discourse, family meals over Thanksgiving and soon, Christmas Day too. Here’s a … Continue reading “The most hopeful truth ever: ‘We don’t live in a perfect world but in a perfectible one’”

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How to hold on to hope in a time of terror? What do you tell your children?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 5, 2016


So how does one hold on to hope in this seemingly neverending season of terrorist attacks, acts of racial hate, political pronouncements that privilege bigotry? Read poetry. More specifically, the late great English poet Geoffrey Hill, who died on June 30 this year, leaving behind a vast collection of poetry noted for their gnarled syntax, … Continue reading “How to hold on to hope in a time of terror? What do you tell your children?”

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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