The grey areas in America’s understanding of race

by Rashmee

Posted on August 30, 2020


Why should it have taken a Kamala Harris – half Jamaican, half Indian, all American – to show the United States that race isn’t a Black or White matter? Perhaps because people can be fairly “illiterate” about multiracial identity. So says Nitasha Tamar Sharma, a professor at Northwestern University specializing in African American and Asian … Continue reading “The grey areas in America’s understanding of race”

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Padma Lakshmi’s manifesto on kitchen truths and wholesomeness

by Rashmee

Posted on August 10, 2020


  Padma Lakshmi was fairly droll when she spoke to The New York Times recently about cultural appropriation. “Look,” she said, “I’m not saying that you can’t use turmeric on a menu or in a cookbook unless you do a doctoral dissertation on ayurvedic medicine. I’m just saying that a couple of sentences at the … Continue reading “Padma Lakshmi’s manifesto on kitchen truths and wholesomeness”

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Mark Twain & Miss Lou underline that other point of view about Chetan Bhagat

by Rashmee

Posted on March 22, 2015


Harshit Agarwal @Harshit248 tweeted in response to yesterday’s blog: “Are you saying that chetan bhagat writes in English? Hahaha what joke?” Sagar ‏@sagar_rpurohit  courteously offered: “@rashmeerl with due respect for u n @chetan_bhagat, I like to say that books by chetan r pathetic to be even considered as literature.” Wilson Dass ‏@wilson_007xlnc  said Chetan “Is a Disgrace to English … Continue reading “Mark Twain & Miss Lou underline that other point of view about Chetan Bhagat”

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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