Never waste a good crisis – especially when it comes to green energy

by Rashmee

Posted on May 30, 2020 / The Focus


On 26 May, French president Emmanuel Macron launched an €8 billion plan to rescue the French car industry, even as he sought to turn his country into Europe’s biggest producer of electric and hybrid vehicles. It was a bold move to both invest in growth and intensify the fight against climate change via green energy. … Continue reading “Never waste a good crisis – especially when it comes to green energy”

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India’s patchy record on pollution has led the country to crisis

by Rashmee

Posted on December 20, 2017 / The National


Until Monday, when the Gujarat elections results came in, the air over Delhi was thick with speculation. The Indian capital, always a political cauldron, hissed and bubbled. Was Narendra Modi on the point of that ultimate indignity, losing face in his home state? Would Mr Modi’s BJP cede ground after 22 years in its stronghold? … Continue reading “India’s patchy record on pollution has led the country to crisis”

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The grim reality of comparing Tunis, Tunisia with New Delhi, India: quality of life

by Rashmee

Posted on December 18, 2017


We returned to Tunis from Delhi and saw the sky – clear blue, the sunlight shining brightly on the smiling capital of Tunisia, the traffic moving well along on the roads. And we sighed. As an Indian, there is no way to describe the pain of seeing Delhi as it is today. It is a … Continue reading “The grim reality of comparing Tunis, Tunisia with New Delhi, India: quality of life”

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@GardinerHarris and New Delhi’s perilous, polluted nose cone situation

by Rashmee

Posted on June 28, 2015


It was a bit of a coincidence to hear Gardiner Harris on the radio while I read the following line from Margaret Atwood’s novel ‘The Year of the Flood’: “The air was better than it was in the middle of the city so you didn’t have to wear nose cones so much”. Coincidence because Mr … Continue reading “@GardinerHarris and New Delhi’s perilous, polluted nose cone situation”

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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