Wave theory: The US did experience undulatory movement & it was blue

by Rashmee

Posted on November 8, 2018


Josh Chafetz, Cornell law professor, summed it up in a tweet on Wednesday, November 7: “Why is the developing narrative that ‘welp, it wasn’t a blue wave after all!’?” Well, quite? Why indeed? A  ‘wave’ election is one in which a political party makes major gains and for the United States, it means more than 20 seats … Continue reading “Wave theory: The US did experience undulatory movement & it was blue”

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China regulates the internet. Till recently, it did the same for salt. Here’s why #change matters

by Rashmee

Posted on January 9, 2017


Everyone knows that the Chinese government regulates the internet. Did you know that it does the same for salt? Or did, anyway. This year, China overturns a practice going back more than 2,000 years, which gave the government a monopoly on the market in salt, “white gold” as it was once called. Till 2017, salt … Continue reading “China regulates the internet. Till recently, it did the same for salt. Here’s why #change matters”

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‘No, you can’t’, President Obama, you can’t magic up Israeli-Palestinian peace. But you tried

by Rashmee

Posted on December 30, 2016


Are you thinking that President Obama is up to a lot of pointless posturing? That the outgoing US administration’s principled display on behalf of the Palestinians is all to the good, but really, too late in the day to be meaningful? That US secretary of state’s John Kerry outline of a US framework for a Palestinian-Israeli … Continue reading “‘No, you can’t’, President Obama, you can’t magic up Israeli-Palestinian peace. But you tried”

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Britain is debating a nullity like airstrikes against Isil because it sounds good

by Rashmee

Posted on November 28, 2015


Honestly, one has to laugh. There’s the British prime minister David Cameron solemnly declaring that he has “examined (my) conscience” and determined that urgent action is needed to protect Britain from “military attacks” by Isil. There are MPs of Britain’s Labour Party up in arms that their (un)Dear Leader Jeremy Corbyn is not militaristic enough to offer … Continue reading “Britain is debating a nullity like airstrikes against Isil because it sounds good”

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Donald Trump’s nativist bandwagon: Would he throw someone like me off?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 25, 2015


Listen carefully to the Americans around you. The ones who are American by blood – and birthright. Then hear what they say. How many think Donald Trump is onto a good thing when he talks about abolishing birthright citizenship? This is a touchy issue. Many Americans, whose nationality comes from both blood and birthright, believe … Continue reading “Donald Trump’s nativist bandwagon: Would he throw someone like me off?”

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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