20 December 2014
Petites Annonces Gratuite
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Bhishmadev Seebaluck

Bhishmadev Seebaluck

Friday, 23 May 2014 07:43

Dear Shakespeare : In hysterical mode

My dear Billy,
You must have read the article “An insult to Shakespeare” i.e. an insult to you, in one of our dailies. The title set me wondering who in their right mind had dared insult you on the auspicious occasion of your 450th birthday.
My dear Billy,
In the good, old days, not very far back, let’s say round about the 1950s, a few people rose above the lot and were well set on the way to success.
My dear Billy,
Since the day the remarkable Remake was flushed down the drain, both the MMM and the MSM have been flaunting their parades of neophytes who have joined their ranks, but not their files. I am sometimes amazed, even bewildered and flabbergasted, by the people who engage themselves in active politics. Aren’t you, my dear Billy? Sometimes, I also admire them too.
Friday, 02 May 2014 08:05

Dear Shakespeare : Bye-Bye Margaretha

My dear Billy,
Life’s long journey is often punctuated by the sad news of the demise of some close relative, cherished friend or acquaintance. Suddenly they feel tired or fed up and command the world to stop for them to get out.
Friday, 25 April 2014 05:00

Dear Shakespeare : Slavery revisited

My dear Billy,
When I was a young boy in primary school, we were taught the song “Rule Britannia,” which ends with the line “And Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.”
Friday, 18 April 2014 06:08

Happy birthday, Billy boy!

My dear Billy, It’s going to be your birthday on the 23rd April, and you are going to be 450 years old.
Friday, 11 April 2014 08:00

The pen is mightier than the computer

Charles Dickens, the famous English writer of the 19th century, writes in his novel, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.”
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.
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.
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.