Category: Columns

Vivekananda in Chicago, 2018

Vivekananda in Chicago, 2018

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi left India for South Africa in April 1893 and made quite...

CPL Cricket Economic Boosts

CPL Cricket Economic Boosts

Although no formal extensive study has been done on the effect of the CPL tournament...

World Hindu Congress 2018

World Hindu Congress 2018

Swami Vigyananda, the brain child of the event, blew his conch, a mantra called...

POLITICAL HINDU: The “mixing politics with religion” challenge

POLITICAL HINDU: The “mixing politics with religion” challenge

I have proposed the notion of “Hindu politics”, which immediately raises the “mixing...

V.S Naipaul on Cheddi Jagan & Burnham

V.S Naipaul on Cheddi Jagan & Burnham

The great Indo-Caribbean writer Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul had a high opinion...

UNITED HINDU DIASPORA: The challenge

UNITED HINDU DIASPORA: The challenge

At the World Hindu Conference held this weekend in Chicago to commemorate the 125th anniversary...

Who killed the Petrotrin refinery? Call names and I will whistle.

Who killed the Petrotrin refinery? Call names and I will...

I don’t see anybody asking the multi-million dollar question why was Petrotrin losing...

I welcome the return of SHELL

I welcome the return of SHELL

If there is truth in the rumour that Shell is buying the refinery at Pointe a Pierre,...

Reforming the GPF’s composition

Reforming the GPF’s composition

As he appointed the new Commissioner of Police, President David Granger declared,...

Sacrilegious act of some priests impersonating Vyaasa

Sacrilegious act of some priests impersonating Vyaasa

We write to raise awareness in the Guyanese Hindu communities, both in Guyana and...

BLACK PEOPLE DEMAND THEIR SHARE OF BUSINESS

BLACK PEOPLE DEMAND THEIR SHARE OF BUSINESS

Philip Alexander is the latest addition to the demented chorus of commentators moaning...

Identity and (lack of) Cohesion

Identity and (lack of) Cohesion

Three years down the line, the PNC-led government still insists “Social Cohesion”...

 Disrobing Trinidad

Disrobing Trinidad

The PNM’s Family Day, unfortunately, turned out to be an education in how to molest...

Prime Minister Rowley can’t count Indians

Prime Minister Rowley can’t count Indians

A few days ago, Prime Minster Dr Keith Rowley lashed out at mainly Indo-Trinidadian...

Naipaul and being West Indian

Naipaul and being West Indian

This is excerpted from my response to a Black WI intellectual, Abu Bakr, in 2001,...

Naipaul’s multi-racial school friends in Trinidad

Naipaul’s multi-racial school friends in Trinidad

V.S. Naipaul wrote: “I never ceased to feel a stranger. I saw people of other groups...

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