Letter from New Delhi
CEO Lord Krishna in MNC Boardroom
Imagine the Supreme Lord Krishna chairing a board meeting of a modern multi-national corporation (MNC)! And why not? After all, he held a more pivotal position as management consul...
The Culture of Power
Budget presentation to Parliament and the nation is an important annual event laying out not only the financial forecasts and measures but also, particularly at the start of a mandate, an opportunity to set out ...
Port Louis and Its Past
As Port Louis celebrates the 50th anniversary of its elevation to the status of a city, it will evoke ambivalent feelings in many of those who just go there to work or among those who have spent long years living ...
Beware A Brewing Perfect Storm
While the country certainly does not need to wait for yet another “messiah”, the urgency to have a real leader who has the requisite skills and contextual intelligence to build the necessary consensus and broad coa...
MT 60 Years Ago
2nd Year No 67 – Friday 18th November 1955
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
-- R. Frost
Our London Letter
By Peter Ibbotson
Exodus of The Young
-- Mrinal Roy
Home is where the heart is.--Pliny the Elder
There is more and more evidence that a growing number of the educated and talented young of the country are either opting to work abroad after their university studies ...
Foot-and-Mouth Disease, again
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has come back after a century. In fact, a century ago Mauritius was hit by the disease, and the livestock was slaughtered in the same manner as it is being done today to prevent its propagatio...
Politics going berserk again
Some have asked whether we have not fallen out of the pot into the frying pan. The Leader of the Opposition has qualified the government as being leaderless. The leader of the Labour Party has stated that there is no gov...
The Middle Path
Dr Rajagopala Soondron
If we take a hypothetical village of 1000 people, living 2000 years ago, how many of them would be illiterate, slightly educated and highly educated? We could guess that the norm of life would be influenced b...
Mastering the mind for a good life
Dr R Neerunjun Gopee
A teacher friend of mine was fond of the saying that ‘money is a good servant but a bad master’, and remarked that this could be said of the mind too. He went on to explain that we must ob...
Economy: No alternative than to create a fresh window of opportunities
The answer to a global economy not turning around so soon, as current forecasts seem to indicate, is to re-energize the local structure of production. Remove the dust which has se...
Interview : Jocelyn Chan Low, Historien
‘SAJ donne l’impression de quelqu’un qui est sûr de lui-même et qui veut gouverner’
* Roshi Bhadain – ‘En politique, un homme isolé ne vaut pas grand-chose’
* ‘Le PTr peut toujours ...
Commemorating the 100th birth anniversary of Frank Richard
As a teacher and a humanist, Frank Richard was unequalled in terms of the sincere affection he indiscriminately bestowed on each and every child coming under his care. ...
Good governance at ICTA
Following a PQ in Parliament, the PM has expressed “shock” that the ICTA, had embroiled itself in what has become known as the “19m Rs saga” towards a blue-eyed Lepep lawyer of such undisputable competencies ...
Reform in spirit and letter
In his summing up of the Budget Speech, Minister of Finance and Economic Development Hon Pravind Jugnauth stated as follows: ‘In fact, the Public Sector Reform Programme that we have announced will concern seve...
For A New Social Contract
A new social contract should include reforms and proposals which are feasible, achievable and binding -- this is the only way to revitalize the economy and society and restore the dynamism of capitalism for the common good
India Celebrating: 69 Years and a Quarter of A Century
There is cause for Indians to celebrate on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of their independence, especially in the present optimistic mood as its economic buoyancy sharply contrasts with th...
All Stand Guilty
Isn’t it high time for the people and all of us to put an end to this unending rigmarole of poor governance by successive governments led by the same leaders who have monopolised the local political scene for decades?
Letter from New Delhi
New safeguarding overseas Indian funds, India is best bet
Dear Overseas Indian Investor, where will you keep your money safely?
Interview – Jack Bizlall
‘Le seul changement dans le paysage politique, c’est que Pravind Jugnauth est devenu le centre du pouvoir’
* ‘Une opposition de gauche dans un État de droite, est indispensable et beaucoup plus important que le...