02 October 2014
Petites Annonces Gratuite
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Bhishmadev Seebaluck

Bhishmadev Seebaluck

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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, 21 February 2014 10:00

Dear Shakespeare : What will people say?

My dear Billy,
I now can’t remember who said it, but it was very appropriately proclaimed that “a critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
Friday, 07 February 2014 09:00

In love with oneself

My dear Billy,
Which letter of the alphabet is the most commonly used in the world? Without any measure of doubt or fear of contradiction, the answer is the letter “I” in a very wide variety of translations. In whatever humankind undertakes, no matter what circumstances man finds himself in, it’s always “I, me, myself”- not necessarily in that order.
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.
Friday, 24 January 2014 08:08

Talking without speaking

My dear Billy,
Here’s an easy question for you. What do two Mauritians speak about when they meet? You have no idea? Yet, the answer is as easy as the question. “Nothing” is the answer.
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.”
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.