Yasser Arafat is arrested in India for pro-Palestinian FB post. Go figure

by Rashmee

Posted on June 4, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Here’s a quite remarkable story. In India, a 32-year-old man posted a pro-Palestine …

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It’s worth reading why the half-Indian Marina Wheeler, Boris’s ex-wife, worries about Modi’s ‘New India’

by Rashmee

Posted on November 20, 2020


Marina Wheeler, barrister, former wife of Britain’s prime minister and the mother of four of …

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Early Muslims’ attitude to art and creative expression

by Rashmee

Posted on September 4, 2020


  In the beginning, there was art. Lots of it, in fact, in the secular …

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Eid under lockdown: Art for the interminable now, the pandemic era

by Rashmee

Posted on May 25, 2020


  The painting made its way around the locked-down world’s usual, no-touch channels of communication. …

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Dutch law on burqas reveals more than was intended

by Rashmee

Posted on August 2, 2019


The Netherlands is in a dither about burqas, niqabs and other face coverings. It’s banned …

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Corporate West embraces Ramadan but culturally it’s a work in progress

by Rashmee

Posted on May 5, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


A popular Washington restaurant signs on to a campaign to stay open longer or start …

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White nationalism is a global problem

by Rashmee

Posted on March 25, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the world’s response to the terrorist attack on …

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Trump turns hate words into icons

by Rashmee

Posted on October 28, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


US President Donald Trump and his administration are playing an insidious word association game with …

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What to make of a migrant who doesn’t learn her new country’s language properly?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 25, 2018


Here’s a woman who came into a western country, worked, got naturalized, married, bore a …

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With John Bolton, Trump administration’s competence matches its malevolence

by Rashmee

Posted on March 24, 2018


  In January 2017, Benjamin Wittes, editor of Lawfare blog, created a memorable word template …

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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