As two neighbouring countries in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius and India have much to learn from one another. Here’s a look at five key lessons Mauritius should learn from India – the world’s largest democracy and top emerging economy.
While there are vast differences between their histories and economies, both countries can take inspiration from each other’s strengths for mutual benefit. By understanding what works best for India – which has decades of experience as a global power – Mauritians can bring innovative developments back home for our own country’s growth! From embracing diversity and developing digital infrastructure to establishing more female-friendly policies, these are all areas of vital importance where we can gain insights from our neighbour across the sea.
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India is a hub of the best food. Indian cuisine is loved by people worldwide for its spices and essence. Have you ever wondered what are the 10 must-try foods in India?
India is diverse in soil, climate, culture, ethnic group, occupations, and so on regarding food. The taste differs as you walk through different states. You have something new to taste in every region, religion, and season. It is impossible to be entirely done with Indian food by tasting a few dishes. However, to ensure you have tasted the best Indian food, we have brought you a list of must-try foods in India.
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90% of the population of Mauritius speaks the Mauritian Creole language. Have you heard of this language before? Let’s tell you five interesting things about this language.
It is strange but true that Mauritius has no official language. Mauritius’s Constitution states, “The official language of Mauritius shall be English, but any member may address the chair in French.” This implies that both English and French are the official languages of Mauritius. However, 90% of the population of Mauritius speaks Mauritian Creole, which is French-based Creole.
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Are you visiting Mauritius soon? Make sure to don’t miss out on these foods because if you do, you’ll be guilty until your next trip to Mauritius.
Mauritius is loved for its islands and white beaches. There is one more fascinating thing about Mauritius apart from its beauty that lies in its islands, beaches, culture, and climate. It is food.
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This article covers ethnicity in Mauritius, and the history behind the multitude of ethnic groups that exist, the mixing and sharing of culture, living together and a reflection on identity.
Mauritius has a history of events that have led to what it is today. The people of Mauritius, which includes people of different ethnic origins, coexist and contribute to the country’s development. Moreover, this facet of multi-ethnicity gives Mauritius its image of a “rainbow country”.
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There has been a rise in the number of Indians learning foreign languages post-Independence, thanks to globalisation. This article discusses the fascinating history of the French language in India.
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Diwali celebration in India is a massive festival for Hindus. This year, Diwali is being celebrated on Monday, 24 October.
Diwali is also known as Deepawali or Divali. Deepawali combines two words Deep or Diyas and aawali or row. Deepavali means a row or series of deeps or diyas. Diwali is celebrated in India and abroad by Hindus and other non-Hindu communities who reside there. Besides Hindus, other communities like Jain, Newar Buddhist, Sikh, etc., also celebrate Diwali. Diwali comes in October or November. According to the Hindu calendar, Diwali falls on Amavasya means dark night or no moon night in Kartika month.
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This year, the Diwali celebration in Mauritius is on Monday, 24 October. Hindus in Mauritius celebrate Diwali in their unique style and traditions.
Like other nations, Mauritius also has many Indians and other communities celebrating the festival of lights. Diwali is a public holiday on a multi-cultural island. Firecrackers, Diyas, Rangolis, and other traditions are overwhelmingly followed in the nation, with more than 50% of the population of Hindus. Diwali preparations start well before the day of the festival. Mauritian Hindus begin by doing a thorough cleaning of their house. They then decorate their homes with strings of lights, like Christmas lights. They buy new clothes to wear for this special occasion and start preparing traditional Diwali sweets.
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Mauritius and India share a long history, with over 330 years of ties. The two countries have enjoyed warm relations since the days of the British Empire, and Mauritius has been a trusted friend and ally of India since independence.
The two countries have signed several bilateral agreements to strengthen their bonds, such as an extradition treaty and a maritime boundary agreement. The liaison between the citizens of Mauritius and India is reflected in many Indian-origin people in Mauritius, the warm sentiments expressed at Independence Day celebrations, the numerous cultural and sporting events that are organised, and the large Indian community in Mauritius. Their partnership is rooted in shared democratic values, a history of close friendship, and a strong desire to build on a promising future. The collaboration between the two countries is similarly grounded in shared democratic values and a shared commitment to building a prosperous, democratic, and peaceful future for our nations and the world.
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Reading is a highly encouraging activity. Below are some of the most creative and innovative reading campaigns launched around the world to promote reading:
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India’s Republic Day is celebrated on January 26 every year to remember the day when the Constitution of India came into effect after India gained independence after a very long freedom struggle. On this occasion, the Republic of Mauritius and YUVA Mauritius wish to wish all Indians a Happy Republic Day 2022.
A salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian National Flag by Dr Rajendra Prasad heralded the historic birth of the Indian Republic on that day. Thereafter 26th of January was decreed a national holiday and was recognised as the Republic Day of India. Ever since the historic day, January 26 is celebrated with festivities and patriotic fervour all around the country.
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A reading culture is defined as an environment where reading is cherished, respected, and encouraged. Reading is more than just a pastime or a requirement for schoolwork. But does Mauritius have a reading culture?
Reading plays a vital role in society – from reading emails, text messages, road signs, or advertisements. In reality, even individuals who claim to despise reading do so daily. Therefore, reading is not just essential to future career success. It can also benefit youngsters in future relationships while maintaining a household and other aspects of their personal life.
Unfortunately, many individuals, particularly young people, are losing interest in reading in Mauritius. But what is the importance of having a culture of reading, and what are the ways to foster it?
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A unanimous approach can eliminate the two factors hindering the growth and development of entrepreneurship in the world.
There will always be challenges in any entrepreneurial activity since entrepreneurship at its core is meant to address the pressing and hard-to-resolve issues of the market. However, some markets are known to have inherent challenges that come in the way of aspiring entrepreneurs even before they can dream of building a successful startup. It is often hard to overcome such limitations, but not impossible. The two factors mentioned below explore the intrinsic issues faced by aspiring entrepreneurs and their implications on the development of entrepreneurship in the country.
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Today, we celebrate the World Entrepreneurship Day. Globally, entrepreneurship is holding stronger roots in the mindsets of people. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report 2020-21, in 32 out of 43 economies, more than half of the respondents intended to open a new business despite the pandemic.
The growth of entrepreneurship worldwide appears as a golden time for importing countries to try and turn the tables or become self-reliant. Mauritius is one such country, and this article highlights the three main factors that prevent Mauritians from reaping the long-term benefits of entrepreneurship.
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We celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day every year to shine light on the legacy of a man who changed the 20th century and helped shape the 21st.
This is a moment for all to renew with the values that inspired Nelson Mandela. Absolute determination. A deep commitment to justice, human rights and fundamental freedoms. A profound belief in the equality and dignity of every woman and man. A relentless engagement for dialogue and solidarity across all lines and divisions. Nelson Mandela was a great statesman, a fierce advocate for equality, the founding father of peace in South Africa.
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