Forced to fight their own fight: how Dalit women are caught in the crossfire between misogyny and casteism in India

by Rashmee

Posted on January 30, 2019 / The National


The insults heaped on political leader Mayawati — mainly from women — show the ugly …

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There is only one course for the Palestinians — non-violence

by Rashmee

Posted on December 17, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


I write this from the Indian capi­tal New Delhi, where a massive 11-figure statue is …

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Why the ‘Great Man’ theory applies to Trump

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2017 / The National


We do not yet know if Donald Trump will prove to be a good president, …

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In the age of re-tweet rage, Mahatma Gandhi’s localism creed is relevant

by Rashmee

Posted on July 9, 2016


Do you recognize this feeling? “I’m outraged. I’m exhausted from being outraged. I can’t afford …

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Nelson Mandela was no saint. He was just a far, far better man than most

by Rashmee

Posted on December 8, 2013


As South Africa holds a day of prayer,it’s worth remembering that Nelson #Mandela was a …

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R.I.P. Nelson Mandela: As with Mahatma,a light has gone out of our lives

by Rashmee

Posted on December 6, 2013


I remember, like it was yesterday, the day Nelson Mandela walked free from prison. I …

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One humanity, one justice: Remembering Wembley 1988, on Mandela’s 95th

by Rashmee

Posted on July 18, 2013


It’s hard not to get emotional as one listens, 25 years on, to Mark …

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Today’s news is tomorrow’s Winston

by Rashmee

Posted on April 26, 2013


News that Winston Churchill’s jowly, glowering face – sans the cigar – is to adorn …

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From India with love: ‘Nano’ houses for Haiti

by Rashmee

Posted on February 5, 2013


Here’s a sunny, unreported addition to the well-worn but well worth repeating story about Haiti’s …

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The Pocahontas Principle of off-the-grid living

by Rashmee

Posted on December 11, 2012


Slate has kicked off its brand new photo blog (called Behold) with a look …

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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