Balochistan is the latest front in the war of words

by Rashmee

Posted on August 19, 2016 / The National


India and Pakistan have entered the 70th year of their existence as independent countries, arguing about the same issue they always have — Kashmir — but in a dangerously new way. Another point of conflict has opened up between the nuclear-armed neighbours. To Pakistan’s constant complaints about Indian atrocities in the disputed territory of Kashmir, India’s Narendra Modi has … Continue reading “Balochistan is the latest front in the war of words”

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A poet savours the jumbled flavours of America’s July 4 immigrant picnics

by Rashmee

Posted on July 8, 2016


In this election year, the weekend after Independence Day may be a good time to consider the different possibilities each immigrant sees in this very American holiday. In Armenian-American poet Gregory Djanikian’s evocative offering ‘Immigrant Picnic’, the Fourth of July is the chance to be “grilling” together as a family, all the cold dishes – potato … Continue reading “A poet savours the jumbled flavours of America’s July 4 immigrant picnics”

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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