SAWARI'S SOLILOQUY: As Professor and poet Satendra Nandan pens a "moving poem" on the Iranian asylum seeker deported out of Fiji, NFP hopes for a sequel from Nandan - to link deportation to 2013 Constitution
Meanwhile, detention, flight, and exile from dictatorship has been part of Indo-Fijian history since the 1987 Sitiveni Rabuka coups:
22/2/2017 11:31:31 pm
A brilliant mind does not necessarily translate into doing what is right.
23/2/2017 02:31:26 am
23/2/2017 09:44:33 am
Nandan, the mole in the camp.
23/2/2017 10:45:25 am
After the recent tebutt poll which gave Biman at 0.5% support, the leader of NFP is going full speed with left right and center press release on anything any everything.
23/2/2017 11:23:53 am
Professor Nandan is an idealist and sentimentalist. His writings romanticise images of mother India and of the Info Fijian peasantry that helped contribute to the misguided notion that undergirded Rabuka's coup that Indo Fijians are loyal to India and not to Fiji. The irony of Satendra Nandan is that while he idealises the Induan diaspora in Fiji he rejected the simplicities of life in Fiji to go and live amidst western affluence in Canberra, Australia. His current effort on the Iranian deportation from Fiji is another misguided and warped interpretation by this smooth talking self seeking narcicissist
Fiji First Party
23/2/2017 08:54:19 pm
That’s an excellent piece of writing from Dr. Nandan. Thank you, Sir.
Fiji First Party
23/2/2017 09:29:18 pm
Well, it’s within ones’ democratic rights to either praise or criticise.
23/2/2017 09:54:03 pm
23/2/2017 10:26:21 pm
24/2/2017 11:40:30 am
Still, I think it's a nice tribute. I'll bet Sawari would love to read this brilliant, pensive poem and may probably add to it.
24/2/2017 06:32:15 pm
Once an NFP parliamentarian then metaphosing into a stong Fiji First supporter Satendra Nandan typifies the problem when poets delve themselves into politics -- they carry their own subjectivism into politics never mind its wrong. When you compare Namdan's writings on the Fiji Indian diaspora with that of V.S. Naipaul who writes of the Indian diaspora in Trinidad you will see that while Nandan has an idealised poetic view of the Fiji diaspora Naipaul adopts a very realistic view and whereas Nandan glorifies mother India as a land flowing with milk and honey Naipaul's book on his vigil depicts a very real difference between the real and the imagined.
26/2/2017 05:26:01 am
Aww... a beautiful bouquet of roses from Sawari on his fb page. He'll come through.
3/3/2017 12:18:34 pm
Meanwhile Rajend Naidu continues to enlighten us all with his supposedly widening intellectual girth, bolstered by a daily drip of Edification by Newspaper.
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