The Mahatma’s role in ‘new India’ is not about his message but his brand

by Rashmee

Posted on May 8, 2022


My Gandhi cushion, in the pop art style, was designed in a workshop owned by …

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A Mandela hotel, Gandhi cushion, Diana tat: Brand monetisation is both art and craft

by Rashmee

Posted on May 6, 2022


News of the Sanctuary Mandela boutique hotel had me thinking about my Mahatma Gandhi cushion. …

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At school in India, we learnt to honour ‘Netaji’ Bose, not to imitate him

by Rashmee

Posted on January 30, 2022


With respect to the sort of responses drawn by any commentary (questioning, even if not …

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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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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK