[Weekly]A ‘rainbow nation’ is how Mauritians like to think of themselves – and the medley of races, religions and ethnic groups is truly striking. The linguistic diversity adds another dimension to an already complex culture. While the unwary foreigner may find it hard to understand the intricacies of this culture, the Mauritian learns instinctively how to cope. That is part of his or her identity.
Archive for August 3rd, 2012
[L'Express]One of the greatest lie ever told is that democracy is “government of the people, for the people, by the people”. The concept of a “people” exists only at times of tragedy or international competitions. Past these, the population devolves into “tribes” anxious to preserve and protect its own. In the United States, for example, the right and the left are now in a “take no prisoners” war mode. There are few opportunities for inter party collaboration because the Democrats and the Republicans have such differ