As Orwell said in ‘Homage to Catalonia’, hard to be sure about anything but what you’ve seen

by Rashmee

Posted on October 2, 2017


  After the events of Sunday (October 1) in Catalonia, it may be worthwhile to quote from George Orwell’s nearly 80-year-old intensely political book ‘Homage to Catalonia’. He wrote: “I believe that on such an issue as this no one is or can be completely truthful. It is difficult to be certain about anything except … Continue reading “As Orwell said in ‘Homage to Catalonia’, hard to be sure about anything but what you’ve seen”

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Pakistan and India at 70: Is this a moment to be proud or to mourn lost opportunities?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 16, 2017 / The National


India and Pakistan ran into the 70th birthday blues this week, which is to say a milestone that has none of the excitement or life-changing portentous of a 21st, 50th, 75th or a 100th anniversary. In fact, for a 70th birthday to be significant at all, it should have been achieved in the Mark Twain … Continue reading “Pakistan and India at 70: Is this a moment to be proud or to mourn lost opportunities?”

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Brexit chaos? Think of the bloody commotion when Britain left India in 1947

by Rashmee

Posted on August 15, 2017


I suppose it should be no surprise that chaos rules Britain’s attempt to exit from the European Union. When Britain left India – a country it had ruled for hundreds of years – a bloody commotion followed in its wake. Britain left India (and the newly-created Pakistan) after giving a seven-week notice. Some might say … Continue reading “Brexit chaos? Think of the bloody commotion when Britain left India in 1947”

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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