It’s too early for US museums to be recording the pandemic

by Rashmee

Posted on June 3, 2020 / The National


In late April, as the coronavirus outbreak continued its inexorable spread, a museum in Los Angeles put out a remarkable call. It asked communities in the western United States — the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and the west coast — to help “identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance during the Covid-19 pandemic”. The Autry Museum explained … Continue reading “It’s too early for US museums to be recording the pandemic”

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Can virtual meetings really make up for lock-down’s lack of physical contact?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 20, 2020 / The Focus


I took part in three Zoom calls at the weekend. The first on Friday night was with good friends, calling with birthday wishes. The second and third, on Saturday, were with disparate groups of family members, similarly reaching out across the lock-down with loving virtual hugs and kisses. The Friday night call ran for three … Continue reading “Can virtual meetings really make up for lock-down’s lack of physical contact?”

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A world of Zoombies: What it means, really

by Rashmee

Posted on May 16, 2020


In the past 24 hours, I have been on three Zoom calls. The first on Friday night was with good friends, calling with birthday wishes. The second and third, on Saturday, were with disparate groups of family members, similarly reaching out across the lockdown with loving virtual hugs and kisses. The Friday night call ran … Continue reading “A world of Zoombies: What it means, really”

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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