From Israel to India and Indonesia, the season of divisive electoral politics will change – eventually

by Rashmee

Posted on April 16, 2019 / The National


Negative political campaigns, filled with chauvinistic nationalism are the order of the day, but some countries have already proved that it doesn’t have to be this way This is election month for the three I’s – Israel, India and Indonesia. Israel has finished voting and the incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu remains in charge, India … Continue reading “From Israel to India and Indonesia, the season of divisive electoral politics will change – eventually”

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A clutch of crucial elections this month, not least in the three I’s

by Rashmee

Posted on April 10, 2019


Lots of elections are coming up. The three I’s – Israel, India and Indonesia. As well as Finland, Spain and Ukraine. April’s calendar is pretty crammed. First off was, Israel on April 9. It’s fair to say that ahead of the vote, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had the polling momentum. He also enjoyed the status … Continue reading “A clutch of crucial elections this month, not least in the three I’s”

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Did you too wonder about whole families blowing themselves up in Indonesia?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 25, 2018


Did you wonder too about whole families blowing themselves up in Indonesia? I refer, of course, to three instances in May of suicide bombings carried out by families, including children. These were: On May 13, six members of one family attacked three churches in Surabaya, East Java. The father went after one; his teenage sons … Continue reading “Did you too wonder about whole families blowing themselves up in Indonesia?”

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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