Divali festival souvenir magazine 2003

Food culture and (un)healthy eating.

The Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council (ICC) wishes to announce the publication of its souvenir magazine – Divali October 2003 in Trinidad and Tobago. The theme of this edition of our annual magazine is “Food culture and (un)healthy eating.”

The Ministry of Health statistics show that one of the main causes of death in Trinidad and Tobago is cardiovascular disease. Moreover, statistics from Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) reveal that this country ranks fifth in the world per capita in the case of diabetes. It must be recognized that certain aspects of our cultural dietary tradition may in fact be dangerous to our health. Divali, with its lavish feasts of sweets and fatty foods, is an appropriate time to bring greater awareness about the importance of a healthy diet in preventing heart diseases and diabetes.


  • Food culture and healthy eating [Editorial]
  • Greetings from the Prime Minister By The Honourable Patrick Manning
  • Greetings from the Minister of Culture and Tourism By The Honourable Penelope Beckles
  • Winning the battle against sedentary lifestyle diseases By Stephen Kangal
  • What V.S Naipaul said about his childhood [Extract of Nobel Lecture, 2001]
  • Indians in New Worlds: Mauritius & Trinidad By Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen
  • Between Father and Son: Family Letters By V.S. Naipaul [book review]
  • Parallels between Christianity and Hinduism By Dr Subhash Kak
  • Britain recognizes need of Romany speaking Gypsies [Brief news item]
  • NASA images discover ancient bridge between India and Sri Lanka [Brief news item]
  • The Persecution of a Minority: The Gypsies of Europe By D.H. Singh
  • A Divali Thought By Maltie Maharaj [poem]
  • Why Hindus do not eat beef By Dr Kumar Mahabir
  • Britney goes bhangra for come back [Brief news item]
  • Elephant conference turns to religion and culture for conservation [Brief news item]
  • Hindu influence on Western Literature By Rajiv Malhotra
  • The truth about the caste system By Dr Meenakshi Jain
  • Indian Diet, Diabetes and Heart Disease By Debra Ramdath
  • Divali, Hindus and Hinduism in multi-ethnic Mauritius By Mona Sookmanee-Meighoo
  • What Derek Walcott said about Ramleela [Extract of Nobel Lecture, 1992]
  • A Hindu College in Guyana By Dr Roop Misir
  • Missionaries in India By Arun Shourie [book review]
  • Hindu youths in the Netherlands By Dr Chan E.S. Choenni
  • Paratha/Buss-up shut roti [Recipe]
  • Bhakti is a bestseller [Brief news item]
  • Hallmark to add Hindu Deepavali card [Brief news item]
  • Indian eating habits in Trinidad By Dr Hari D. Maharaj
  • What Derek Walcott said about Ramleela (Part 2) [Extract of Nobel Lecture, 1992]
October 2003. 11 x 8 ½ inches. Glossy paper.
48 pages with advertisements and articles.
ISSN 1683-5026

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