30 June 2015
Petites Annonces Gratuite
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Bhishmadev Seebaluck

Bhishmadev Seebaluck

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:14

Forty-seven years old

The current period of rainy season brings back to mind another spell of wet weather that held the country in its grips exactly 47 years ago, during the first fortnight of March 1968, when the country was preparing itself for the celebration of its independence.
Friday, 06 March 2015 09:03

Dear Shakespeare : All Angels’Day

We must admit that, next to God, we must be indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth having and living. Somebody very rightly observed that “Women are the poetry of the world in the same sense as the stars are the poetry of heaven: clear, light-giving, harmonious, they are the terrestrial planets that rule the destinies of mankind”.
Friday, 27 February 2015 08:44

Dear Shakespeare : Rodriguan Summer Dream

My dear Billy,
In your famous tragedy “Julius Caesar”, just after murdering the main protagonist, one of the murdering conspirators, Cassius, says: “How many ages hence \Shall this our lofty scene be acted over,\ In states unborn and accents yet unknown?”
My dear Billy,
The other day I told you that there were many people in the world who allowed their existence to become a long stretch of gnawing routine which ended only on the day of their death, or D-day. Such people are never known to take a holiday.
My dear Billy,
The President’s speech announcing Governments’ programme for the next five years has created a feel-good sentiment in the hearts of the population at large. The Prime Minister has expressed his appreciation after the reading of the Government’s programme.
My dear Billy,
I must confess that I often start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind. But today, it’s not all that dirty in the upper storey. Now that the burly-burly’s done, and the battle’s won and won, some must be thanking their good luck, no doubt.
Friday, 16 January 2015 07:45

Dear Shakespeare : In the name of religion

My dear Billy,
Mauritians are by and large a god-fearing nation. Or at least so it would seem to the foreign visitor, as he would meander through the vast number of prayer houses strewn all over the island. First of all he would be struck by the sheer proximity of these places of worship of the different faiths. Domes, towers and minarets do exist and coexist within a short distance of each other in the towns and villages.
My dear Billy,
I can see that you have survived the New Year hangover and are back to business as usual. I would like you, at the very beginning of the year, to transmit my best wishes to the newly appointed Minister of Arts & Culture. I wish him plenty of success in his enterprise and all endeavours he intends to undertake in his Ministry. The Minister must have by now understood the weight of the burden he has been entrusted to carry.
Thursday, 25 December 2014 09:00

Dear Shakespeare : Bye 2014, Hi 2015

My dear Billy,
In just a few days from now, a brand new year is going to dawn again with its promises, hopes and expectations. Also its dose of disasters and disillusionment. In fact, the calendar is going to toll the knell for 2014 on 31 December, at the same time chiming the bell for 2015. To follow a tradition as old as the brave old world, a cycle of 364 days will end, making space of another cycle.
Friday, 19 December 2014 09:00

Dear Shakespeare : Playing Santa

My dear Billy,
It is that time of the year again when children of all ages and climes and from all walks of life, expect good old Santa Claus to come visiting punctually at midnight on Wednesday, on a beautiful sledge laden with their favourite playthings, and drawn by a pack of tireless reindeers.