Several recent stories paint a patchy portrait of India

by Rashmee

Posted on November 12, 2019 / The National


Some sense of what is happening in India can be gleaned from four news stories. …

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What state elections in India have in common with Istanbul and Budapest

by Rashmee

Posted on October 29, 2019 / The National


The results of recent elections in two Indian states — Haryana and Maharashtra — have …

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The Trump effect was underway long before Trump. But now, it is empowered

by Rashmee

Posted on October 4, 2019


Israel, India, Britain…The grim rollcall of countries where long-standing norms of political behaviour are increasingly …

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Kashmir has become a place obscured by mist and forgetfulness

by Rashmee

Posted on October 1, 2019 / The National


In Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2015 novel The Buried Giant, an elderly couple set …

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Who needs factories? Good question to ask America but not countries like India

by Rashmee

Posted on July 17, 2019


When manufacturing activity in the US and China, the world’s two largest economies, perks up, …

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Why politicians around the world are getting on the radical love train

by Rashmee

Posted on July 3, 2019 / The National


Populism of the most hateful sort has had a baleful presence in the headlines for …

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A manifesto for lost liberals?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 15, 2019


Every lost liberal, defeated by the Indian election result and the Hindu nationalists’ emphatic win, …

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A new era of pragmatic foreign policy appears to be emerging in Modi’s India 2.0

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Posted on June 11, 2019 / The National


How will Narendra Modi’s India deal with the world now? Differently from his first term …

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For India, it wasn’t the economy

by Rashmee

Posted on May 29, 2019


Shashi Tharoor, an MP of India’s Congress Party, asked a pertinent question the other day: …

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The Orbanisation of India? Before that, there was the Modi-fication of Hungary

by Rashmee

Posted on May 23, 2019


The Orbanisation of India? Before that, there was the Modi-fication of Hungary. Now that Narendra …

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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