#Tunis rings in the #New Year with roast chicken and snowy-scarved pastry saints

by Rashmee

Posted on January 1, 2018


For the third year running, I find myself in Tunisia as the old year dies and a new one is born. The security this time round was very tight with policemen conspicuously on patrol everywhere. Shops and restaurants were heaving (as were the roads, especially at the roundabout before Tunis’s biggest Carrefour). In the supermarkets, … Continue reading “#Tunis rings in the #New Year with roast chicken and snowy-scarved pastry saints”

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Europe in the #Alternative #2017 of the space-time continuum

by Rashmee

Posted on December 28, 2017


Every year-ender ends on an uncertain note. The space-time continuum demands nothing less. Pay attention to the tone of all those web listicles, newspaper box items, editorials and year-ender features. They’re not definitive. How can they be? How can you measure events in a finite amount of time when time is not finite for all … Continue reading “Europe in the #Alternative #2017 of the space-time continuum”

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From spiritual harmony to the women’s movement, new narratives will emerge in 2018

by Rashmee

Posted on December 26, 2017 / The National


“Last year’s words belong to last year’s language,” wrote TS Eliot in the final poem of the set called Four Quartets. “And next year’s words await another voice.” The new year will, as it always does, bring out other voices. But will they be heard over the loud, angry cries of 2017? Is 2018 going … Continue reading “From spiritual harmony to the women’s movement, new narratives will emerge in 2018”

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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