03 AUG 2018: In these days when racial intolerance and bigotry are becoming ever more rampant, perhaps we can learn from the example of Mauritius. Nearly all the people of this island nation can speak a minimum of three languages fluently. There is no indigenous population and the 1.2 million Mauritians are descended from immigrants who arrived centuries ago, mostly from India, France, Great Britain, East Africa (Madagascar) and China.

As a result, Mauritius is a melting pot of cultures, foods, religions, languages and ideas and besides all that - it is beautiful.

Mark Twain wrote, ‘Heaven is modelled after Mauritus.’

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