31 January 2015
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Bhishmadev Seebaluck

Bhishmadev Seebaluck

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.
Friday, 27 December 2013 07:49

Dear Shakespeare : Dancing with the words

My dear Billy,
I do not know what you were expecting my last submission of the year to be on, but I have something very special to communicate to you. It’s about a book which is coming out of press within the hours to come, if it has not seen the light of day already.
Friday, 20 December 2013 08:16

Dear Shakespeare : How grateful are you?

My dear Billy,
We often hear people saying that between friends words like “Thank you” and  “Sorry” should have no place. But when we go deep into the matter we stumble on a reality which is quite contrary to the above assertion. People expect to be thanked for every little service they lender. Far from having no place between friends, gratitude is often expected to last a lifetime.
Friday, 13 December 2013 08:10

Dear Shakespeare - My kingdom for a smile

My dear Billy,
Friday, 06 December 2013 08:00

Dear Shakespeare : The problem with charity

My dear Billy,
It is said that if you throw a bone to a dog, this is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog when you are just hungry as the dog. Undoubtedly, there are many among us who consider themselves charitable if they contribute money for the upkeep of the poor and make donations to hospitals, welfare homes and institutions for the handicapped.
Friday, 29 November 2013 07:30

Dear Shakespeare : Traitors on the run

My dear Billy,
The Prime Minister’s confidence, a few weeks ago, to the effect that he was “surrounded by Judases” has sent cold shivers down the spines of some of his spineless collaborators and associates.
Friday, 22 November 2013 08:47

Dear Shakespeare : Football dream revisited

My dear Billy,
In a fit of intense nostalgia while delivering his latest budget speech, our still trying-to-be-buoyant Minister of Finance recalled the good old days when our football stadia used to pull crowds of fans and fanatics.