In Tamezret, Tunisia, a 2,000-year-old Berber kitchen in a mountain cave

by Rashmee

Posted on May 29, 2018


In Tamezret, a mostly abandoned mountain-top Berber village in southern Tunisia, we meet Monji Bouras, who runs Le Musee Berbere de Tamezret. Mr Bouras, an architect who left Tunis to return to his Berber home, started the museum 18 years ago out of a passion to preserve and tell the story of the Amazigh people. … Continue reading “In Tamezret, Tunisia, a 2,000-year-old Berber kitchen in a mountain cave”

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Venice may be only city in which centuries-old paintings remain hyper-real today

by Rashmee

Posted on April 13, 2017


The truest line ever written about Venice may be from Peter Ackroyd’s biography of the city. “A Venetian of the 16th century, if not earlier, would have no trouble finding his or her way through the streets of the modern city,” Ackroyd writes in ‘Venice: Pure City’. “That is true of few other cities on … Continue reading “Venice may be only city in which centuries-old paintings remain hyper-real today”

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Tunisia in the time of emergency: A Sunday that murmurs peace

by Rashmee

Posted on February 23, 2016


On Sunday, February 21, Tunisia said it would extend the nationwide state of emergency imposed after a November suicide bombing killed 12 presidential guards. You would hardly have known there was a security problem at La Marsa Plage, except for the graffiti. It’s part of Heroes Build, a new NGO-led, US-supported campaign to turn young … Continue reading “Tunisia in the time of emergency: A Sunday that murmurs peace”

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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