Generalisations about women in politics don’t hold true

by Rashmee

Posted on August 14, 2019 / The National


Can the Brexit conundrum be solved by an all-female cabinet? And can a woman lead India’s main opposition Congress Party out of the political doldrums? We may never have the answer to either question. A British cabinet of women is no more than an idea floated on Sunday by Green MP Caroline Lucas. And the … Continue reading “Generalisations about women in politics don’t hold true”

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Birtherism reborn as Hindu? Narendra Modi’s BJP takes lessons from Donald Trump

by Rashmee

Posted on December 5, 2017


The argument over Rahul Gandhi’s Hindu-ness sounds a bit like the debate over Barack Obama’s American-ness. More to the point, birthright. ** Does Mr Gandhi have the right to claim Hindu heritage when his mother is genetically European? ** Did Mr Obama have the right to claim American authenticity despite being visibly black? Both questions … Continue reading “Birtherism reborn as Hindu? Narendra Modi’s BJP takes lessons from Donald Trump”

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Is Nina Khrushcheva right on the death of Indian Congress, UK Labour & ANC?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 5, 2017


Did we miss it all? Did we fail to notice that the UK Independence Party is actually thriving, even though its vote share in the 2017 general election fell to levels rarely plumbed? Have we failed to understand that Britain’s Labour Party is facing an uncertain future even though its leader Jeremy Corbyn is acquiring … Continue reading “Is Nina Khrushcheva right on the death of Indian Congress, UK Labour & ANC?”

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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