Paras Ramoutar

Paras Ramoutar

About Paras Ramoutar

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

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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

Vaccines from India: Controversy erupts in Trinidad and Tobago

The whole vaccine controversy started a few weeks ago when Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley said that his government had communicated directly with India and there was no confirmation of 500,000 doses being made available to the Caribbean nations, writes Paras Ramoutar for South Asia Monitor 

Hinduism remains strong in Trinidad and Tobago

Hindus in Trinidad and Tobago - like in many other countries in the Caribbean - celebrated Maha Shivaratri, an annual festival organized in honour of Lord Shiva, one of the Hindu Trinity, with great gusto

ANSA Merchant Bank acquires Bank of Baroda, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad conglomerate ANSA Merchant Bank has finally taken over  Bank of Baroda (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited on March 1. The bank will continue to function as Bank of Baroda until month-end


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