Guest Info

Donald Ramotar, born and raised in Guyana, is a politician, a former President of Guyana (2011 to 2015) and a Global Indian.

He joined the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) under the leadership of Cheddi Jagan. He was highly influenced by Jagan’s need for strong roots and his anti-racial democratic feelings.

He is embarking on ending Identity Politics, bringing fairness back into politics, and shaping a democratic Guyana that can contribute to International communities through sharing his ideas, experience, and skills in the political sphere of Guyana.

About the Show

Identity politics has become prevalent in contemporary society, shaping political discourse and influencing public opinion. It has gained a significant grip, focusing on the interests and perspectives of specific social groups, such as race or religion, causing injustice, promoting inclusivity, and lacking focus on critical policy issues.

In today’s podcast episode, Chief Explorer Rajan Nazran is joined by Kulvinder Ghir, along with special guest Donald Ramotar, a former President of Guyana and a prominent figure of  Global Indian dedicated to ending Identity Politics and its impact on the cultural dynamics.

We plunge into the experience of being of Indian origin as we travel across the globe in pursuit of answers to some big questions. In this ear-opening episode, join in as we have a heartfelt conversation with a national leader and a pertinent discussion that will leave you unmoored from what you thought you knew.

Donald Ramotar shares his insights on the Indian diaspora, NRIs and People of Indian Origin (POI) of Guyana and his past experiences. His vision revolves around building a multi-ethnic society forming an ethnic political framework that transcends religious boundaries from the matters of the state and emphasises people’s stronger relationships and a sense of togetherness. We also explore his tenure as a President and his significant contributions to his people and country.

So buckle up to submerge yourself in a thought-provoking discussion bordering religion, politics, power, the existence of Indianness, and a shared value of HUMAN FIRST.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.
Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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