From 1870, Anna reminds us that kings and commoners have the same neuroses

by Rashmee

Posted on November 27, 2017


In the archives of ‘The Atlantic’ there is a delightful fragment from a piece that English governess Anna Leonowens wrote for the magazine back in 1870. She instructed the children of the King of Siam and often came up against the frustrations of the monarch at the limitations of his power. Leonowens’ reflections eventually went … Continue reading “From 1870, Anna reminds us that kings and commoners have the same neuroses”

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It’s a fairytale that ‘Emperor’s new clothes’ is the strategy for America’s uncrowned king

by Rashmee

Posted on February 13, 2017


To documentary filmmaker Michael Moore must go the credit – or the blame – for suggesting an “emperor has no clothes” strategy to take on Donald Trump. He’s affected by comedy!” Mr Moore said on the eve of Mr Trump’s January 20 inauguration as president. “If you make fun of him, if you ridicule him, or … Continue reading “It’s a fairytale that ‘Emperor’s new clothes’ is the strategy for America’s uncrowned king”

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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