31 August 2015
Petites Annonces Gratuite
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Bhishmadev Seebaluck

Bhishmadev Seebaluck

My dear Billy,
The title above is borrowed from my friend Lindsay Dhookit’s play “ La brulante envie de (se ) servir” which has just won the Jean Fanchette Prize. In this play, the author exposes our politicians and the power games that they play. As somebody once said, to become a lawyer you must study law, to become a doctor you must study medicine, to become a witch you must study witchcraft; but to become a politician you need only to study our own interests.
Friday, 07 August 2015 07:51

Dear Shakespeare : The bats are coming

My dear Billy,
With the opening of the mango season, and the ripening of our sweet lychees later in the year, the children of Dracula, the much dreaded bats, are all set to perform their abominable activity of causing havoc to these fruits. Incidentally, ironically and incomprehensibly, these felons of the night have been given the unbecoming status of protected species, much in the same way as the dangerous sharks in the so-called Marine Protected Area around the Chagos, unilaterally and fraudulently erected by the British in Mauritian territorial waters.
Friday, 10 July 2015 08:55

Dear Shakespeare : Smart Nincompoops

My dear Billy,
There is a well-known quotation in French that tells us,”Plus ca change, plus c’est pareil” i.e. the more something changes the more it remains the same. Or, “the old order changeth, yielding place to the…older.” One of the electoral commitments of the present government alliance was to the effect that once in power, it would make all nominations, including those of its army of advisers, strictly on merit after calling for candidates and a careful selection exercise.
My dear Billy,
It is said, and often repeated, that a smile is the shortest distance between two individuals. In fact, a smile is a multidimensional treasure. It helps make your life and the lives of the people around you, people you know or don’t, more enjoyable and richer. Laughter is a tonic for the soul - laughter, soft or loud, and deep, even if tinged with seriousness.
My dear Billy,
God in His munificence, created man into His image. Man in his quest for a fast means of communication has created the computer. Indeed, the great assistance that the computer provides to mankind is very precious; but its ill effects cannot be underestimated.
My dear Billy,
The history of the world is replete with cases of thieving. Thieves existed even in ancient times when people were supposed to be honest, law-abiding and God fearing. Robbers have had a very long history. In fact, the world has been teeming with robbers, thieves, burglars, brigands, bandits, pirates , plunderers of varying degrees.
My dear Billy,
You will agree with me that of all the gifts that God has bestowed upon the human race, mothers are by far the most precious. Indeed, Mother is the name for God on the lips and in the hearts of children. There is a Jewish saying to the effect that God could not be everywhere and therefore He created mothers.
My dear Billy,
“Be happy.” That’s the blessing that most aged people often give to the young ones. But what they omit to add is that happiness is not a commodity that you can go out and buy from the supermarket. Happiness is something that you have to make for yourself and for others. Mahatma Gandhi, the great Indian freedom fighter, said, “Happiness depends on what you can give, not what you can get.”
My dear Billy,
Almost each day is devoted to the celebration or commemoration of some event or other. Among the many that are being set aside for some particular activities these days and all through the year, there was the Family Day which is supposed to bring the family together.
Friday, 15 May 2015 10:09

God’s Invisible Hand

My dear Billy, Sorry for the breakdown! An assortment of health complications occurring simultaneously have been at the root of my absence from this column in the recent weeks.
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