It’s too early for US museums to be recording the pandemic

by Rashmee

Posted on June 3, 2020 / The National


In late April, as the coronavirus outbreak continued its inexorable spread, a museum in Los Angeles put out a remarkable call. It asked communities in the western United States — the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and the west coast — to help “identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance during the Covid-19 pandemic”. The Autry Museum explained … Continue reading “It’s too early for US museums to be recording the pandemic”

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How I was drawn into the strangest debate of them all. That #India-is-not-a-sub-continent

by Rashmee

Posted on August 26, 2017


“Dear Rashmee Lall,” the email began, omitting part of my surname. “I admire your work and your dedication to it a lot.” But please stop describing South Asia as a sub-continent. It’s “divisive, colonial and ‘funny’.” Or words to that effect. Basically, my correspondent saw it as a sign of intense disloyalty and buried colonial … Continue reading “How I was drawn into the strangest debate of them all. That #India-is-not-a-sub-continent”

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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