Paras Ramoutar

Paras Ramoutar

About Paras Ramoutar

The author is an Indian-origin journalist based in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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Indian diaspora must practice new paradigms in T&T, foster closer cultural ties with India

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has just returned from India where he signed an agreement, among other things, to assist in the establishment of a cricket academy at Trincity in northern Trinidad. 

Basdeo Panday, celebrated first prime minister of Indian descent in Trinidad and Tobago, dies at 90

He became the first prime minister of Indian descent since the arrival of Indians in this Caribbean nation as indentured labourers from India between 1845 and 1920.

Indian diaspora celebrates Divali Nagar festival in Trinidad and Tobago

Of the 1.3 million population of Trinidad and Tobago, about 40 per cent are of Indian extraction, descendants of people who were brought here by the British as indentured labourers in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Tagore's immortal words resonate at Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago

Dookeran pointed out that a journey for freedom, is what ignited the 'Yatra Jaaree Hai' (the journey had begun). In India in modern times, that freedom was given political expression in 1947; it was not only the freedom of India, and it soon spread to all places that was called the British Empire in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean"

Indian diaspora in the Caribbean needs the right political impetus

It is about time that celebrations to mark Indian Arrival Day, whether in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Mauritius, or Fiji, take on a new format and a more scientific approach

Trinidad and Tobago showcases Indo-Trinidadian culture at Divali Nagar 2022

Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, Randall Mitchell, said that Divali Nagar has made citizens more aware of the tradition associated with Hinduism and East Indian culture.

International Day of Yoga launched in Trinidad

Yoga has its roots in ancient India. Over the centuries, it has spread to other parts of the world including East Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and Europe

Lata's voice and melodies gave renewed hope to mankind

Lata Mangeshkar redefined culture as we knew it for she was a citizen of the world

Trinidad’s annual Divali Nagar will be a showcase of Indo-Trinidadian culture

Divali Nagar has now become the eternal flagship of Hinduism and Indian culture of various strains in the Caribbean

176th Indian Arrival Day: Struggle for recognition of Indian community in Trinidad and Tobago

For Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago and beyond, the Indian diaspora must aggressively pursue excellence in science, business and politics as these ideals could better define the Indian identity and reinforce the virtues of culture and values