LEFT:1 Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (IC) for Culture and Tourism, Government of India 2. H.E. Mridula Sinha, Governor of Goa, India 3. Mr J R Dayal, Environment Minister of Mauritius 4. Mr Santaram Baboo, Tourism and Culture Minister of Mauritius
Those Who Spoke
Consulting Editor Ramlochun with India’s Minister of State (IC) for Culture and Tourism, Dr Mahesh Sharma. Dr Sharma is also Minister of State for Civil Aviation
“The Indian Diaspora,” says the acclaimed Indian author Kiran Desai, “is a wonderful place to write from, and I am lucky to be a part of it.” To paraphrase Desai, a bit, the Indian Diaspora is also wonderful to write on. Westwards or eastwards, from San Francisco to Singapore, and several continents in between, there is so much happening in the Indian Diaspora that we will be failing in our duty if we do not track some of it, given especially that we have been arguably the first predominantly Diaspora-focused magazine published since October 2004 from India.