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Bhishmadev Seebaluck

Bhishmadev Seebaluck

Friday, 03 May 2013 15:00

To book or not to book?

My dear Billy,
Martin Luther King had a dream once, and his dream haunted him all through his life. Our ever dynamic Minister of Arts and Culture, Mookhesswur Choonee, has a brand new dream: He wants to make Mauritius the World Book Capital. He has been assailed by this very uncommon and most unlikely dream ever since UNESCO established Bangkok as the World Book Capital 2013.
Friday, 26 April 2013 06:55

Paradise – lost for ever?

My dear Billy, My friend Jugdish Joypaul comments on the news everyday on RadioPlus. He has a certain flair for rhyme and humour which is very pleasant and which contributes to a delectable start of the day. He began one of his broadcasts this week by wondering how Mark Twain would react, should he by chance land in Mauritius today.
My dear Billy,
Our Prime Minister has a long-standing, ongoing war with the press. It started in 1995 when he was crowned Prime Minister for the first time. A lull was observed in 2000 when SAJ snatched the Prime Minister’s seat from under him, and resumed in 2005 when he came back to power with a vengeful bang. We don’t know for how long he will keep the topmost office, my dear Billy. But one thing is certain: the press won’t leave him at peace so long as he will be Prime Minister.
Friday, 12 April 2013 10:30

Havoc in paradise

My dear Billy,
You will be pleased to know that two weeks after the flash flood which engulfed people and possessions in Port Louis, the capital city is back on its feet and started living again. The rains had caught the population unawares and no one in Paradise island could ever have imagined that such a cataclysm would ever strike Mauritius.
Friday, 05 April 2013 10:00

On your birthday

My dear Billy,
Allow me to send you my birthday wishes in advance.
My dear Billy,
The Indian cinema is celebrating its centenary this year, and to mark the event, a montage was screened at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture recently on the occasion of World Hindi Day as a tribute to Hindi films and their contribution to the propagation of the language.
Friday, 22 March 2013 13:42

Just another day?

My dear Billy, Like me, you must have read with some measure of both interest and amusement a press article entitled “Just another day in paradise,” and penned by our compatriot Christian Cuniah.
Friday, 15 March 2013 10:17

By book or by crook

My dear Billy, It will no doubt amuse you to learn that the nth first “Salon du livre” has just been held to mark the 45th independence anniversary of our dear, not-so-old motherland.
My dear Billy,
Our Prime Minister has adopted a new leitmotiv lately. Wherever he goes, whatever the occasion, whenever he speaks –  whether he is speaking at a religious ceremony or on the occasion of the inauguration of a supermarket or the opening of a new road – he lashes out vehemently at journalists and declares that it is very easy to sit in a corner and write, whereas the real fight is waged on the battlefield. “Come on the arena and invest your sweat and blood,” he challenges the journalists.
Friday, 01 March 2013 10:30

Madness without method

My dear Billy,
My old friend Santosh Kumar Mahadeo, in his weekly column in Le Matinal last Friday, made an earnest plea for greater mental sanity in the world.