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  • Rajiv Servansingh

    Two Comments on the Change of Guard First 100 Days Version 2.0 A change in leadership can be an opportunity for a radical change in style and substance. Will this happen? The next 100 days should tell us… -- Rajiv Servansingh In various dom...
  • Mrinal Roy

    A Breath of Fresh Air Meeting India and its multifaceted diversity, rich culture and universal values provides a glimpse into its glorious past as well as a connect with the young, vibrant and confident new India surging forward Mrinal Roy I am ...
  • Interview: Nandini Bhautoo, Academic - UoM

    Interview: Nandini Bhautoo, Academic - UoM “Lee Kwan Yew could have been an autocratic ruler but he was a ruler with a vision. What vision have our rulers shown in the last few decades?” * ‘Maybe this is what will jolt our country back int...
  • Editorial

    Rodrigues Elections and PR Elections were held on Sunday 12th February for the Rodrigues Regional Assembly (RRA). There was an 80% turnout of voters numbering in total some 28,000. This speaks highly of not only mobilisation of voters on the island to ch...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    Maha Shivaratri: Of piety, discipline and understanding Dr R Neerunjun Gopee ‘To those who participate in these beautiful Hindu celebrations, individuals and organisers, for heaven’s sake please do your homework ahead of the festivals so that ...
  • Dharam Gokhool

    Laureates, elites and non star-colleges: rhetoric and reality -- Dharam Gokhool Ex-Minister of Education 2005-08 One of the enduring facets of our present education system is the laureate scheme which rewards outstanding academic performance of our...
  • ‘Hinduism Explained’ by Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    Book Review ‘Hinduism Explained’ by Dr R Neerunjun Gopee Our weekly collaborator Dr R Neerunjun Gopee is bringing out a book in a series of publications by the Ramayana Centre dedicated to Hindu culture. Titled ‘Hinduism Explained’, the book ...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    Let us address issues, not persons It is a harsh world out there. Unless we transform meaningfully and integrate everyone from top to bottom into a globally relevant domestic production machine, we’ll miss the boat -- Anil Gujadhur The call for...
  • MT 60 Years Ago - Friday 13 January 1956

    MT 60 Years Ago 3rd Year No 75 – Friday 13th January 1956 •       Il n’est pas du tout question, pour moi, de célébrer et de conserver à tout prix l’impérialisme de la race blanche. – G. Duhamel Some Reminiscences of Leicester...
  • Neha Poonia Mukharji

    The ‘Knight in Shining Armour’ Complex -- Neha Poonia Mukharji This week the internet found a new hero. In these heinous times of molestation, Pakistani singer Atif Aslam played Lancelot to a ‘hapless’ girl who was being harassed by a group ...
  • U.C.

    Education revisited Of Laureates, Regional colleges and Public universities -- U.C.   The recent HSC results together with the announcement of Laureate scheme winners, provides an opportunity to come back on a few aspects of our education syst...
  • TP Saran

    Is a Third Party alternative in Mauritius possible? TP Saran In the past two decades or so, at the approach of the general elections, the general feeling and popular conversation has been about the need of a troisième force in Mauritian politics....
  • TD Fuego

    Kung Shee Fat Choy and Food Prices -- TD Fuego Like every month, for the Spring Festival we received several glossy supermarket pamphlets advertising special offers, each about 20-pages thick. As usual, I threw them all into the recycle bin excep...
  • Shakuntala Boolell

    Voler: Vers la professionnalisation des gangs ? -- Shakuntala Boolell Un grand philosophe Arthur Schopenhauer écrit : « Voleur pour un jour et voleur pour toujours ! » Dans le langage courant on entend souvent sola main longue ou encore des mots c...
  • S. Chidambaram

    2017 - A Radical Programme to Advance the Democratic Cause In the 21st century, further advances in our democracy must be accompanied by a radical programme to tackle the problems affecting the working classes -- S. Chidambaram We all agree th...
  • Paramanund Soobarah

    Worrying Decline in the Performance of our Education System -- Paramanund Soobarah The Brindaban Linguistic and Cultural Genocide Watch Group is delighted to acknowledge that the detailed School Certificate results for 2016 have appeared on the MES ...
  • Nita Chicooree-Mercier

    Chronique Hebdo Infidelity -- Nita Chicooree-Mercier Women kill very rarely, right? Not the rebel or soldier category like Maoists in the mountains of India or Al Qaeda female fighters in Yemen. Or the beautiful and brave Kurdish women taking...
  • Interview : Joseph Tsang Mang Kin

    Interview : Joseph Tsang Mang Kin « Les politiciens ne pourront plus faire la pluie et le beau temps. Ils ne pourront plus mener les électeurs en bateau » * ‘Pourquoi nos vieux leaders n’auraient-ils pas le courage et la grandeur d'â...
  • Editorial

    Which alternative? Those who voted to change the political landscape in December 2014 are at a loss. They put a lot of trust in the Lepep government to give them relief from impending threats. They looked forward to a concrete departure from past pra...
  • Dr Rajagopala Soondron

    “Mirror, mirror…” -- Dr Rajagopala Soondron “A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world : everyone you meet is your mirror.” -- Ken Keyes As children we would have heard of Snow White’s step...