An affecting account of parent-child separation in ‘Twelve Years a Slave’

by Rashmee

Posted on June 22, 2018


  One of the most affecting accounts about the separation of a child from his or her parent is in a book that was written a long time ago. In ‘Twelve Years a Slave,’ Solomon Northup describes the experience of being a close observer of just such a separation in the mid-1800s. A free black … Continue reading “An affecting account of parent-child separation in ‘Twelve Years a Slave’”

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Did you notice Libyan power centres aren’t shouting #fake news about CNN slave footage?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 25, 2017


Just to continue the Thanksgiving theme, let us be grateful Libya’s politicians and even its militias and human traffickers aren’t on Donald Trump’s fake news bandwagon so far. No Libyan – official or otherwise – has slammed CNN’s footage of the “slave auction” it witnessed in Libya in October as fake news. One might well … Continue reading “Did you notice Libyan power centres aren’t shouting #fake news about CNN slave footage?”

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What does Google search data say about our changing world?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 5, 2015


First, there are more than three billion searches a day around the world and it does say something if in 2015, London mainly uses English, French, German and Spanish, in that order. Second, let’s not get carried away by the results of the newly released interactive from Google News Lab, which shows the changing pattern of main … Continue reading “What does Google search data say about our changing world?”

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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