Author: Sharda Patasar

Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Dancing with Ganesh | Backstory

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of Trinidad’s least known but most fascinating festivals. Sharda Patasar reports on its origins, significance, and growth from humble observances in south Trinidad into a festival celebrated by Hindu communities across the island

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Business, Food and Cuisine, Science, Trinidad and Tobago

Little cups of cocoa from Trinidad | Discover

Trinidad & Tobago has long been at the forefront of cocoa research and production globally. Sharda Patasar looks at the critical work being undertaken at the University of the West Indies’ Cocoa Research Centre, the International Cocoa Genebank, and Rio Claro Demonstration Station

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Immerse, Theatre and Dance, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Alana Rajah: devoted to the dance | Backstory

Originating in south India almost two thousand years ago, Bharatanatyam, a major classical dance form, is little known in Trinidad, where most Indian cultural traditions are rooted in the north of the subcontinent. Alana Rajah has set out to change that. Trained at the Kalakshetra school in Chennai, her goal is to establish Bharatanatyam in her home country — adapting and improvising as needed. Sharda Patasar learns more

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Culture, Environment, Trinidad and Tobago

The battle of Little Tobago

  In the distance, off Speyside, Tobago, beyond the yachts docked at the jetty, an island comes into view. This is Little Tobago, a...

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