The perils of teaching history through popular culture

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2018 / The National


Should it matter in 2018 that an American politician named Mike Huckabee recently watched a film about Winston Churchill, a leader who’s been dead more than 50 years? Yes, because Mr Huckabee did more than simply watch Darkest Hour, the new film on Churchill. First, he drew his own conclusions. Then, he drew parallels between … Continue reading “The perils of teaching history through popular culture”

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The Pocahontas Principle of off-the-grid living

by Rashmee

Posted on December 11, 2012


Slate has kicked off its brand new photo blog (called Behold) with a look at photographer Lucas Foglia’s study of “off-the-grid” lifestyles increasingly being adopted by people in the southeastern United States. It has a lot of rather bucolic and wholesome photographs (children drinking raw goat’s milk straight from the natural dispenser put in place by … Continue reading “The Pocahontas Principle of off-the-grid living”

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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