At a Glance.....


Indian Americans and the Spelling Bee

Return to the Womb: The NRI in the Motherland

Joel Stein's Edison and Desi Rage

From Masjid to Mandir: Across the Corentyne, into Suriname

Gandhi in Guyana

Jindal in America

Indians in the US

The Indian Minority in Malaysia

Indians in Chicago

Hindus in Chicago

Indo-Mauritians and the Innocents

Indic Presence in World Culture

Hinduism in the Wild West

The California Textbook Controversy

Gulf Indians
and the hierarchies of NRIs

Indians in the Carribean
(4 articles)



*At Home.....

*The Future.....

Contemporary Electoral Politics in Trinidad



Atman Ramchalon

Filmproducer/director and photographer, Atman Ramchalaon, was born in the district of Pamplemouses in Mauritius, in a village called Triolet. He did his schooling at Maheshwarnath Government School and at Triolet College. Thereafter he left Mauritius to join the conservatoire Libre du cinema francais in Paris, where he studied cinematography for 4 years. After that he joined the Berkeley film Institute in California, USA, where he received his certificate in Filmcraftmanship. In 1980, he came to the Netherlands and applied for a subsidy to make his first documentary film. He received a subsidy from the Ministry of overseas development and made an International documentary on the islands of Diego Garcia, which was broadcast in several countries ( BBC, U.K; IKON TV, Netherlands; MBC,Mauritius; Doordarshan, India; BRT, Belgium; and CBS, USA).

Since then Atman is settled in the Netherlands, where he owns a film company. He worked as a producer/ director, and cameraman for several film and TV channels in the Netherlands, Germany, and India. Atman's work in photography has earned him several awards, and he publishes his photographs regularly in leading magazines in the Netherlands and abroad. His recent photo-project in India is produced and distributed by Peeters Foto-Cine company based in the city of Amsterdam.