Water situation: Responsible use still mandatory!
Cyclone Carlos brought us some rain, but most probably not enough of it. Usually around Maha Shivaratri time we expect, and there usually is, a good amount of rainfall. But of course this ...
Farewell to Dadi
My Dadi never saw me off to school. It’s the one promise that she did not keep. She passed away at the age of 52. Some mistakenly believe that people used to live longer than they do now. At the time I was 4¾ years old, j...
Quel jugement porter sur nos valeurs?
Le désintéressement - un des moteurs de la façon de fonctionner - n’est pas à l’honneur dans la société mauricienne. On ne sait plus s’il faut inventer de nouvelles formules adaptées aux gens qui sont en...
Mokshda Kistoe West
Epitomized Feminine Grace and the Glow of Academia
-- Dr Mrs Sarita Boodhoo
The sad demise of Mokshda Kistoe West has left everyone who knew her – relatives, friends, pupils, colleagues and the general public - m...
Post Truth, Fake News and Trumpism: The Stuff of Propaganda
-- Rajiv Servansingh
Eyes blinded by the fog of things cannot see truth
Ears deafened by the din of things cannot hear truth
Brains bewildered by the whirl of things cannot think truth
The Decision to Keep Repo Rate Unchanged
GDP growth appears to be unaffected by changes in interest rates in the economy
The Bank of Mauritius (BoM) stated on 20th February that its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of that day had decid...
MT 60 Years Ago
3rd Year No 76 – Friday 20th January 1956
• I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. – Voltaire
Glimpses of Mauritian History
Findings of Royal Commission 187...
and the Dangers of Miscalculated Reforms in Our Electoral System
One of the specialities of a certain brand of doing politics is to identify potential social fractures, and then, to exploit them to advantage. We saw that happening ...
Are We So Biased?
Are we human beings a bag of biases, being tossed about on the stormy ocean of life without any say in the matter? Fortunately we have education, scientific flair, self-awareness and ‘free’ will to prevent us from becoming total ...
TLC plus minimum drugs for the elderly
-- Dr R Neerunjun Gopee
Lucky are the elderly who live with family or have ready family support at hand in our contemporary world. It is a fact, and a hard reality of our times that this desirable ideal is o...
Do we risk facing a global leadership vacuum?
We don’t know yet whether the existing order will collect itself before it is too late. If it ceases to operate as it has done with increasing interconnectedness in recent decades, Mauritius might need to b...
Interview - Sada Reddi – Historian
“Rodrigues elections brings up the eternal dilemma between justice and stability...
" Rodrigues Elections: PR has made the system more democratically representative. Whether it makes for more stability will...
How many more cars can we sustain on our roads?
We have to be very realistic about what can be done. Certainly it would help if the metro express became a reality at the earliest possible, and be relatively easy of access, comfortable, and affordable to...
India’s Onward Thrust
Dr Mrs Sarita Boodhoo
India as the rising world power means business. Her thrust is bold, ongoing and purposeful. The geopolitics and economic policy combined are the main prongs of her forceful operation in a meaningful S...
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...
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
I am ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...