Category: Columns

Indian extinction threat

Indian extinction threat

In Guyana, “the land of six peoples”, with the introduction of the universal franchise...

Rodney: On Organising

Rodney: On Organising

Thirty-eight years ago, Dr Walter Rodney was assassinated when he was just thirty-eight....

Reflecting on Indo-Caribbeans on Arrival 2018

Reflecting on Indo-Caribbeans on Arrival 2018

Indian Arrival was celebrated across Trinidad in May 30, a national holiday. Arrival...

Dismissal of UTT Staff: Did the University Explore Other Options?

Dismissal of UTT Staff: Did the University Explore Other...

If you are a top corporate executive or a top government or state agency administrator...

Indians have a better case for reparations than blacks

Indians have a better case for reparations than blacks

Vasant Ramracha has asked in his column `Is Demand for Reparation by blacks going...

Why I Welcome Mikela Panday

Why I Welcome Mikela Panday

I want to take this opportunity to welcome Mikela Panday to the politics. I sincerely...

Black Empowerment: A Neglected Aspect of Governance

Black Empowerment: A Neglected Aspect of Governance

Well known political analyst and Working People's Alliance (WPA) executive member,...

Another racist blast hits out at Indian doubles vendors

Another racist blast hits out at Indian doubles vendors

We have become used to blatant black racism against Indians in Trinidad. But this...

Reflections on Karl Marx at 200; was he applicable to the Caribbean

Reflections on Karl Marx at 200; was he applicable to the...

May 5, 2018 marked Marx the 200th birth anniversary of the great German thinker...

The 180th Anniversary of East Indians’ Presence in Guyana: Was not a Time for Celebration but Rather for Reflection

The 180th Anniversary of East Indians’ Presence in Guyana:...

It was sugar that brought our fore-parents to Guyana to build a better life, and...

Arrival and Indian connections II

Arrival and Indian connections II

One of the consequences of the marginalizing and silencing of the Indian presence...

The Indian response to racism-“Me chile is a dactar.”

The Indian response to racism-“Me chile is a dactar.”

Indians have no reason to complain about racial discrimination! In T&T Indians are...

PBD 2019 in Varanasi

PBD 2019 in Varanasi

The next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the 15th edition, Jan 2019, is slated for the...

Larry Diaram Boosted Indo-Carib Presence on TV

Larry Diaram Boosted Indo-Carib Presence on TV

Ramnarine Diaram, more popularly known as Larry, died last month at age 71 (1947...

Diaspora Played a Role in Restoring Democracy in Guyana

Diaspora Played a Role in Restoring Democracy in Guyana

There is an ongoing debate in the Guyana media on whether the PNC led coalition...

Some Media Critics Admired in Guyana

Some Media Critics Admired in Guyana

As I traveled around Guyana, people (of all ethnicities, classes, faiths, ages)...