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7 of the most Beautiful Temples of Mauritius 🇲🇺 🛕

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We can’t all go to Bali, and who knows when travel will revert to normal? Check out the island life just 4 hours out of South Africa. Also how Africa’s oldest democracy is thriving. The history of Hindu temples in Mauritius is amazing – in many instances these were indentured labourers with a dream and they made it happen despite the odds. There is something about these temples, something more than just the location, that makes them so special. Ganga Talao CC-BY-SA-4.0 –https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/user:Khush_mauritiusIn 1898 pilgrims trekked to Grand Bassin to collect its water to offer to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. The lake was then known as the ‘Pari Talao’. In 1972, some holy water from the Ganges River was mixed establishing a symbolic link with the sacred Indian River and the lake was renamed Ganga Talao. …

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US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard slams oppression of Hindus in Bangladesh

Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard, who represents the state of Hawaii, drew attention to the oppression of Bengali Hindus today and in the past. This was on the 50th anniversary of the horrific genocide by the Pakistani army as they tried to control East Pakistan. Issues like this are constantly downplayed in the interests of not evoking group disharmony in the world’s largest democracy. Indications are that this only distorts history and encourages violent groups to double their efforts. The ran for Presidential office in 2020 on the Democratic ticket but dropped out in March of that year. She and has been deployed in the US Army to Iraq during her military career, She put out a video message on social media (below): “March 25th, 1971 was the beginning of a systematic targeting of Hindus in Bangladesh by the Pakistani military. It began …

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Priti Patel and Rishi Sunak: the UK’s leaders of Indian-African origin 🇮🇳🇺🇬🇬🇧

Priti Patel, Boris Johnson, RIshi Sunak

While the world focuses on Kamala Harris of Jamaican-Indian heritage, the UK has been under the capable leadership of a team of Indian-origin leaders. They two most prominent members of cabinet, Priti Patel and Rishi Sunak, have another thing in common: their families came to the UK via East Africa. In 2019 Boris Johnson was under pressure as the Brexit debacle raged on, with his opponents attempting every trick to overturn the will of the majority. He called for and won the election with a final clear mandate, and brought on board players who would deliver what had been set out. Priti Patel He appointed Indian-origin Priti Patel, who was the key face of the ‘Vote Leave Campaign’, as the home secretary. “I am deeply honoured to be appointed as Home Secretary by our new Prime Minister @borisjohnson. Looking forward …

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Time magazine ‘Kid of the Year’

Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao (born 19 November 2005) is an Indian-American inventor, author, scientist and engineer, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) promoter. She won the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge in 2017, and was recognized on Forbes 30 Under 30 for her innovations. Rao was named TIME Top young innovator in 2020 for her innovations and “innovation workshops” she conducts across the globe and, on December 4, 2020 was featured on the cover of TIME magazine and named their first “Kid of the Year” She is a scout and working on getting her pilot’s license! Her interview for Time magazine was conducted by Angeline Jolie – check out her website here. https://www.indianspice.co.za/2021/02/25/diabetes-patients-who-use-health-apps-improve-health-lower-medical-costs/Use health apps to improve diabetes treatment

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Cardi B reacts to Kenya’s matatu graffiti

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American rapper and actress Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar popularly known as Cardi B has gushed over a Kenyan matatu bearing her image. The 28-year-old rapper was tagged in a post by Celebs love Cardi in which the handle posted three pictures of matatus with the rapper’s image. “There’s a bus in Kenya with @iamcardib Graffiti all over it. Hope she gets to tour Africa one day. (@BARDIKENYA) took the photos,” Celebs Love Cardi tweeted. Cardi, who bagged four awards in the 2017 BET Awards responding to the tweet said America should borrow a leaf from Kenyan matatu industry. “Wow .I love ya sooo much. America is boring they need buses like this,” she tweeted. Kenyans who commented on her tweet asked the rapper to visit Kenya and experience the rich Kenyan matatu culture . Cardi B rose to prominence after featuring …

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