23 April 2014
Petites Annonces Gratuite
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My dear Billy,
Our Prime Minister has at long last submitted his proposals for what he thinks are going to improve the electoral system in Mauritius.
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Friday, 28 March 2014 07:30

Dear Shakespeare : C’est dengue!

My dear Billy,
When the French use the term “c’est dingue,” they mean that something is absurd, bizarre. This should not be mistaken for the other word “dengue”, which is a debilitating tropical viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, causing sudden fever and acute pains in the  joints and which can prove fatal if not treated in time.
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Friday, 21 March 2014 07:50

Dear Shakespeare : Celebrating women

My dear Billy,
International Women’s Day was celebrated in Mauritius this year against a backdrop of four women savagely butchered by brutish beasts within a couple of months. It also commemorated 365 days of physical violence, mental torture and psychological harassment perpetuated against women, by males no doubt, but also by members of their own kind.
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Friday, 14 March 2014 08:45

Dear Shakespeare : Independence Thoughts

My dear Billy,
12 March, 1968. Independence Day. The country was still in the throes of an unprecedented blood bath, having been brought down to its knees by the mad frenzy of the people and man’s propensity to destroy his own kind.
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Friday, 07 March 2014 07:00

Dear Shakespeare : Living today

My dear Billy,
Marx, not Karl the internationally famous Father of Marxism, but the otherwise famous Groucho, writes, “Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t come yet. I have just one day, today, and I am going to be happy in it.” We have often heard it, and we are constantly reminded that the business of living is a matter of living today.
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My dear Billy,
From the 10th to the 15th February last, Rodrigues hosted the visit of a guest of a special kind, of someone who departed from planet earth in 1941 but who still resides in the hearts of millions of lovers across the world. For a whole week Rodrigues vibrated to the presence of Rabindranath Tagore, the complete international artist of Indian origin.
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Friday, 31 January 2014 08:00

Dear Shakespeare : A bad, bad, bad world

My dear Billy,
Will you believe me if I tell you that it is with a lot of apprehension and dread that I open my morning newspaper since quite some time. No, it’s not exactly the eventuality of a remote tsunami or the reactivation of the Trou-aux – Cerfs. It’s not the news of the crumbling down of an old building in Bombay, nor the blast of a bomb in Afghanistan. These are daily occurrences and they no longer shock anybody.
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Friday, 17 January 2014 08:00

Dear Shakespeare : From Rodrigues with love

My dear Billy,
A visit to Rodrigues is a sort of revitalizing, soothing trip from which you come out with your batteries recharged. On me it has always acted as a therapy for my exerted brains, spent forces and tired limbs. As in the ads for a cold drink in the past, Rodrigues “freshivates.”
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Friday, 10 January 2014 09:00

Dear Shakespeare : Lord Mayor in a frock

My dear Billy,
The country was preparing itself to welcome the New Year in a morose reminiscence of the two tragedies that had struck earlier when the rejoicing tidings of the appointment of the new Lord Mayor of the city of Port Louis came to bring some cheer to the hearts of the population. In fact, ever since its creation in 1850, it’s the first time that Port Louis is going to have a lady as Mayor.
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Friday, 27 December 2013 07:49

Dear Shakespeare : Dancing with the words

My dear Billy,
I do not know what you were expecting my last submission of the year to be on, but I have something very special to communicate to you. It’s about a book which is coming out of press within the hours to come, if it has not seen the light of day already.
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