Generalisations about women in politics don’t hold true

by Rashmee

Posted on August 14, 2019 / The National


Can the Brexit conundrum be solved by an all-female cabinet? And can a woman lead India’s main opposition Congress Party out of the political doldrums? We may never have the answer to either question. A British cabinet of women is no more than an idea floated on Sunday by Green MP Caroline Lucas. And the … Continue reading “Generalisations about women in politics don’t hold true”

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Jared Kushner’s attitude to Palestinians is like Sanjay Gandhi’s to the poor

by Rashmee

Posted on August 6, 2018


    Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’s reported plan to end refugee status for Palestinians reminds me of a 1970s Indian attempt to end slum conditions for the poor. In an effort to abolish poverty, the headstrong son of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi decided just to abolish the poor instead. Mr Kushner’s methodology seems … Continue reading “Jared Kushner’s attitude to Palestinians is like Sanjay Gandhi’s to the poor”

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How 48 hours in Karnataka showed just how far India has strayed from political norms

by Rashmee

Posted on May 23, 2018 / The National


Those who cry foul at Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela might pause to consider the state of affairs in India, the world’s largest democracy. Seemingly, all is functioning as it should, elections at various levels are held on schedule and politicians have to demonstrably labour to please voters. But the shenanigans after a recent state … Continue reading “How 48 hours in Karnataka showed just how far India has strayed from political norms”

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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