04 September 2015
Petites Annonces Gratuite
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Bhishmadev Seebaluck

Bhishmadev Seebaluck

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.
Friday, 21 November 2014 09:00

Dear Shakespeare : Who needs a facelift?

My dear Billy,
Your hero Hamlet, in one of his flights of temper, rebuked his girlfriend Ophelia, in these words: “God gives you one face and you make yourselves another.” So it was then, so is it now. Changing faces has become a common game indulged in by many young men and women of our time, and of all times, with the help of an over-abundant assortiment of beauty products on the market.
Friday, 14 November 2014 09:00

Dear Shakespeare : Sweet fruit of corruption

My dear Billy,
Now that the campaign in view of the coming general elections has been launched, there is one word which the protagonists and antagonists are hurling at each other at very regular intervals: corruption.
Friday, 07 November 2014 08:55

Dear Shakespeare : The silent sufferers

My dear Billy,
Several decades ago, one Indian author wrote, “What is there in life except birth and death with suffering in between?” That  indeed, is a very pessimistic view of life, but seeing the way the world is turning in our own days, with the vast amount of suffering inflicted on people by other people, one is apt to lament with Wordsworth at “what man has made of man.”
My dear Billy,
The Holy Bible teaches us that everything happens at a time preset by nature. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
Friday, 24 October 2014 08:00

Dear Shakespeare : Between the lines

My dear Billy,
By far the best readers in any country are those who read between the lines, because between the lines there is nothing but a blank space. On the other hand, I know many books which have bored their readers to death, mostly premature. By God, why should people read at all? It’s such an uncivil, unmannered thing to do.
Friday, 17 October 2014 09:30

Dear Shakespeare : Nobel nobility

My dear Billy,
The Nobel Peace Prize this year is shared by two individuals belonging to two neighbouring countries that have been at war at least twice in the past. Malala Yousafzai is a young Pakistani girl of 16, while her fellow Nobel winner Kailash Satyarthi is a Hindu senior citizen of 60.