If the exit polls are to be believed, there’s no way out for Modi’s opponents

by Rashmee

Posted on May 21, 2019 / The National


The results of India’s general election — a massive, seven-phase exercise that ran from April …

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A clutch of crucial elections this month, not least in the three I’s

by Rashmee

Posted on April 10, 2019


Lots of elections are coming up. The three I’s – Israel, India and Indonesia. As …

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Is Modi’s cult of personality strong enough to see him through?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 9, 2019 / The National


The Indian Prime Minister has a formidable hold over the national narrative, and yet the …

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Amid all the turmoil, peace could break out between India and Pakistan

by Rashmee

Posted on March 4, 2019 / The National


Recent weeks have been tumultuous, but from out of the clamour, sober voices with no …

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Message from Mohammed bin Salman visit: It is Pakistan first

by Rashmee

Posted on February 23, 2019 / First Post


The Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to New Delhi was historic, but perhaps only for the …

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The intensity of India’s anger makes it harder to hear calm voices

by Rashmee

Posted on February 20, 2019 / The National


India and Pakistan have returned to a level of hostility not seen in decades after …

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Made for each other: sheer ambition underlines Modi’s bromance with Netanyahu

by Rashmee

Posted on February 15, 2019 / The National


Both face the electorate’s verdict in the coming weeks and need to appear powerful on …

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What to look forward to (or not) in 2019

by Rashmee

Posted on January 10, 2019


It’s going to be a politically busy 2019 though there’s no certainty it’ll be a …

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Around the world, the perils and potential of democracy will be laid bare

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2019 / The National


From the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro to the upcoming Indian election, 2019 is set to …

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India’s farmers have voiced their anger at the ballot box, but the seeds of discontent were sown long ago

by Rashmee

Posted on December 12, 2018 / The National


State assembly election results in five Indian states are being announced today. However, exit polls …

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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