Life in Abu Dhabi: Why I went to Yas Island to buy an Ikea Lack table, again

by Rashmee

Posted on December 28, 2014


When I moved to Abu Dhabi, I bought an Ikea ‘Lack’ table. Again. Despite three …

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The end of the 113th US Congress. Good riddance but for one thing

by Rashmee

Posted on December 26, 2014


Would you believe that the 113th US Congress died after passing this significant piece …

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The Interview: Have we all, Obama too, been getting worked up about a nullity?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 23, 2014


No one ever thought ‘The Interview’ would be high art, but its lows are unwittingly …

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Unhealthy US labour dispute leaves McDonald’s Japan a small fries order

by Rashmee

Posted on December 22, 2014


For everyone who wants fast food outlets to serve better food – not quite so …

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In the 1950s, Pyongyang routinely attacked movie theatres in Seoul

by Rashmee

Posted on December 21, 2014


In all the kerfuffle over the cyber attack on Sony Picture’s comedy film ‘The Interview’, …

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No, the Sony hack doesn’t qualify for a drone campaign. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on December 20, 2014


Speaking of the Sony hack, has the threat of cyberwar become more real than ever …

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Will Cuba cash the US rental cheques for Guantanamo Bay?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 19, 2014


Talk US-Cuba relations and Guantanamo Bay doesn’t immediately come to mind. But it should. The …

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Ugly Sweater Day can be replicated, even here in Abu Dhabi. But why?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 13, 2014


So yesterday, December 12, was Ugly Sweater Day. In the US. But you can do …

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Starbucks’ great leap forward: Be everything else but a coffee shop

by Rashmee

Posted on December 6, 2014


Let’s go for a coffee. A more-ish muffin. A gossip. A bit of free wi-fi.…

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We’re too smart to buy excessively clever washing machines. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on December 5, 2014


Consumers, ie all of us, seem to be too smart to buy excessively clever washing …

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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