Bystander trauma: A tale of two countries, America and India

by Rashmee

Posted on April 20, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA The closing of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial is a good moment to consider bystander trauma and what it says about a people, as well as their country’s likely trajectory. Until the closing arguments on Monday, April 19,  the trial had gone on three weeks. One week into it, witnesses … Continue reading “Bystander trauma: A tale of two countries, America and India”

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Shakespearean England was a theatre of cruelty. For 21st century India to become one is deeply sad

by Rashmee

Posted on July 1, 2017


Someone should invite Neil MacGregor to Lynchistan, sorry, India. The former director of the British Museum tells a salutary story about public cruelty in the age of Shakespeare. The tale is greatly enhanced by his description of one of the objects he uses to illustrate the subject. It is the eyeball of a Catholic priest … Continue reading “Shakespearean England was a theatre of cruelty. For 21st century India to become one is deeply sad”

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Modi’s election victory must not be misread

by Rashmee

Posted on March 16, 2017 / The National


Remember America’s supposedly post-racial election? In 2008, the US elected a black man as its president and everyone naively thought this signified the end of racial divisions and the polarising politics of colour. In India, something similar is said to have just occurred, albeit with the caste distinctions that divide the majority Hindu community. Narendra … Continue reading “Modi’s election victory must not be misread”

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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