This ‘Suez crisis’ could be an opportunity

by Rashmee

Posted on April 1, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS Until recently, the “Suez crisis” was the phrase used to describe a pivotal event in 1956. Egypt’s president Gamal Abdel Nasser had nationalized the Suez Canal, a move that angered Britain, which moved alongside France and Israel to retake control. Supported by the Soviets, the Egyptian demand for withdrawal of the British-French-Israeli … Continue reading “This ‘Suez crisis’ could be an opportunity”

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Egypt’s all-night Tahrir Sq party: Right now, it’s all about highs, not headaches

by Rashmee

Posted on August 9, 2015


We zipped through Tahrir Square at 5 o’clock on Friday morning (August 7) on our way to the airport and the Suez 2.0 party seemed to have continued all night. The square was still solid with people – not women anymore, mainly young men – and the ground was littered with plastic bottles and paper … Continue reading “Egypt’s all-night Tahrir Sq party: Right now, it’s all about highs, not headaches”

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On Suez 2.0 day in Cairo, a brief reminder of India’s relationship with Egyot

by Rashmee

Posted on August 8, 2015


So we’re standing in Tahrir Square (as one does) and it’s the day Egypt is claiming the Suez Canal in a way it hasn’t for 146 years – by paying to build a new one; by building it willingly and by celebrating a renaissance of spirit. “Which country are you from,” asks an old lady … Continue reading “On Suez 2.0 day in Cairo, a brief reminder of India’s relationship with Egyot”

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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