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  • Sada Reddi

    Industrialization in the Sixties - Years of Endurance or Years of Creativity? Despite promises, hopes and dreams for alternative routes to development and for a self-reliant economy, none has been put in practice to date -- Sada Reddi Jay Nara...
  • Ramesh Beeharry

    Diplomacy: Time For A Rethink? In a dynamic world where change is the only constant and today’s best practice can become obsolete tomorrow, it is imperative to keep updating our knowledge, and sharpening our expertise through refresher courses -- ...
  • Rajiv Servansingh

    The African Economic Platform: Now turn Summitry into Action Our history and the decision taken right at the time of independence of placing Mauritius as part and parcel of the African continent have been hugely beneficial to our economic and socia...
  • Nita Chicooree-Mercier

    Udta Pradesh -- Nita Chicooree-Mercier A glaring example of the big gap between media opinion polls and the public is the recent Uttar Pradesh regional election result in India and a sweeping victory for the Prime Minister’s BJP in what has be...
  • MT 60 Years Ago

    MT 60 Years Ago 3rd Year No 76 – Friday 20th January 1956 Our Debt to Manilal Doctor By D. Napal, BA (Hons) Is it an irony of fate or is it a pure coincidence that both times that a Royal Commission has been appointed, strangers have sto...
  • Mrinal Roy

    Drug trafficking, ID cards and Alvaro Sobrinho Is the Government at a Loss? As a nation, we cannot cut corners. We also have to be uncompromising in respect of the country’s international standing, standard of ethics and probity -- Mrinal Roy W...
  • Kul Bhushan

    Letter from New Delhi The Wheel Turns Full Circle for Uganda Asians Expelled by brutal dictator 45 years ago, Uganda Asians prospered in Britain, went back to Uganda 25 years ago and maintain strong links with their roots in India, reports Kul Bhushan w...
  • Editorial

    Lifting up Africa and Mauritius On Monday last, Mauritius hosted at Balaclava the first meeting of the African Economic Platform (AEP). The AEP is an emanation of the African Union (AU) meeting held in Rwanda in July last year. In the course of this...
  • Interview : Catherine Boudet, Sociologue

    Interview : Catherine Boudet, Sociologue ‘L’achat de votes et le bribe ont atteint des sommets records lors des dernières élections… … pour financer toute cette distribution de faveurs, il faut bien que les politiciens s’appuient sur de...
  • Dr Rajagopala Soondron

    That Private Tuition -- Dr Rajagopala Soondron After the introduction of the 9-year schooling system, generations of past school kids will still remember that much-hated screening that the old CPE had imposed on them. Some of us were somehow initi...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    Medical encounters of the political kind Dr R Neerunjun Gopee Compared to my article of last week, ‘Medical encounters of the drugs kind’, this one is a bit trickier. ‘Political’ here not only refers to politicians of all ilk, grade, and b...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    Green shoots for economic uptake? The last six months have seen a synchronized resurgence in economic growth in different parts of the world. Are these the green shoots of a new phase of economic growth the world has been waiting for, almost ten years ...
  • MT 60 Years Ago

    MT 60 Years Ago 3rd Year No 77 – Friday 27th January 1956 •           “I have made mistakes, but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I never made one.” – J. G. Bennett First Leader of Indo-Mauritians By Jay Nar...
  • Vijay Chandreeka Ahku

    What we can learn from other electoral systems -- Vijay Chandreeka Ahku In Mauritius, we are still in quest of an electoral reform that can find a solution to the pronouncement of the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations in August 2012 on...
  • TP Saran

    Grand Corruption and its ramifications The fact that many other countries, including advanced ones, are also battling against the same demon, does not give us any claim for either justifying what’s happening over here or claiming a moral high ground ...
  • Shakuntala Boolell

    L’Inde: un retour aux sources Shakuntala Boolell A l’heure où le flux touristique ne cesse d’augmenter, l’Inde et la Chine sont devenues des destinations incontournables. On part toujours, ou presque, pour le shopping et le commerce. Les ...
  • Dr Mrs Sarita Boodhoo

    Book Review Mohunlall Brijmohun, a Veteran Creative Hindi Writer -- Dr Mrs Sarita Boodhoo Hindi writing in Mauritius is very vibrant. Almost every month one finds one or two books in Hindi on the market. The last two ones that I have with me are Wa...
  • MT 60 Years Ago

    MT 60 Years Ago 3rd Year No 77 – Friday 27th January 1956 •         “I have made mistakes, but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I never made one.” – J. G. Bennett First Leader of Indo-Mauritians By Jay Narain ...
  • Mrinal Roy

    Benchmarking the Honours List The outstanding quality of the recipients enhances the value of the national honours and the prestige of awardees. To wantonly attribute them as an instrument of political patronage to all and sundry is to devalue and...
  • K. Kanhaya

    The Alvaro Sobrinho Affair: Some Important Lingering Issues Important issues tend to be completely overlooked as soon as the political angle takes over. The most cynical amongst us would be excused for starting to think that after all there may be some ...