Notes from a small island
A weblog by Jonathan Ali

Sunday, August 24, 2003  

"We live in a failed society: the judiciary, education, health, transportation. They are total disasters. Every single aspect. All because the politicians have no love for their country.... They have no vision, no base, no promise.

"The army of intellect built by Pundit Capildeo is serving the world now. Not Trinidad."

--Attorney Suren Capildeo, in a feature (not available online) by Kirk Meighoo in the Sunday Express. Capildeo is the grandson of Pundit Capildeo, and the cousin of VS Naipaul; Pundit Capildeo is the Pundit Tulsi of Naipaul's novel A House For Mr Biswas. The "army of intellect" Capildeo speaks of includes VS Naipaul, his deceased younger brother Shiva, who was also a writer, and another writer, Neil Bissoondath, who lives in Canada.

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