You can change the world, one dictionary entry at a time

by Rashmee

Posted on May 20, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Maria Beatrice Giovanardi is proof that words matter and we can change the …

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Is it a liberation to give George Eliot back her real name?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 15, 2020


The ‘Reclaim Her Name’ library has reissued 25 novels written by women using male pen …

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Now, the astronaut wife is an astronaut too

by Rashmee

Posted on May 29, 2020 / The Focus


The SpaceX launch – the first since 2011 to take NASA astronauts into space from …

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Britain needs a Speaker in the mould of Betty Boothroyd

by Rashmee

Posted on October 22, 2019


Having interviewed Betty Boothroyd in her grand Speaker’s apartment in the British parliament, I read …

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In Trumpworld, Atwood’s The Testaments gives hope that truth will always have power

by Rashmee

Posted on September 19, 2019


I’m currently reading Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments’ – I had it on pre-order on Kindle …

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From ‘lock her up’ to ‘send her back’, Donald Trump’s evolution continues apace

by Rashmee

Posted on July 18, 2019


From ‘lock her up’ to ‘send her back’, Donald Trump’s political evolution continues apace. He …

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Sexist Politics: The rest of the world is no different from India

by Rashmee

Posted on May 18, 2019 / First Post


  Unlikeable. Unelectable. Those are just two of the adjectives being applied to some of …

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In the rush to end its longest war, the US is ignoring the rights of Afghan women

by Rashmee

Posted on March 12, 2019 / The National


In the years since the ousting of the Taliban, significant freedoms have been won. They …

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The #MeTooIndia movement is the starting post in a country where men are often given a pass for their behaviour

by Rashmee

Posted on October 24, 2018 / The National


To all appearances, India’s #MeToo movement is well on its way. It has its …

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Barbie wannabes and Iraqi women activists at risk

by Rashmee

Posted on October 7, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Shimaa Qassem, a former Miss Iraq, started to receive death threats days after the drive-by …

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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