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7 octobre, 2017 - 11:24

Ce samedi 7 octobre marque les 46 ans de la disparition, dans des circonstances troubles, de ce grand militant dont beaucoup se souviennent encore de son engagement jamais désavoué et son dévouement pour son pays et, par ricochet, pour son parti. Fareed Muttur fut un combattant acharné aux côtés de Paul Bérenger, leader du MMM.

7 octobre, 2017 - 11:25

L’Inde génère comme un doux parfum d’exotisme. Un pays enivrant, passionné, envoûtant, mystérieux avec ses palais somptueux des Maharajas, ses saris chatoyants de Bénarès, ses effluves d’épices. Mais l’Inde, c’est aussi Bollywood et ses paillettes, Aishwarya Rai et sa beauté, Indira Gandhi en icône démocratique, la reine de Jhansi en guerrière légendaire et… LE VIOL !

6 octobre, 2017 - 18:00

Kind of. But it happens only when there's a general election. Given that politicians can inflict significant damage to our economy or take totally unpatriotic and completely stupid decisions like privatising water a lot faster voters need to be able to boot them out of office anytime between two general elections. So our excellent FPTP system should be improved by equipping it with standard recall elections -- something which Lalit suggested in early 2014.

6 octobre, 2017 - 21:00

From late adolescence to young adulthood

Like many, I fell in love with literature while at secondary school. I began to read Thomas Hardy’s Woodlanders at the age of 15 and later went on to read his entire works. I should confess that my sister who was a literature student at that time had a persistent influence on me, motivating me to read the poems of John Keats, the Songs of Innocence and of Experience of William Blake and William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. We often discussed about the novel characters and passages as if we were talking of people of our own acquaintance. Thus, I fell in love with literature at an early age – as Jane Yolen said “Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood”. I really consider myself blessed to have had the chance to know the works of some of the great authors.

6 octobre, 2017 - 19:00

The Government – truth time

Dec 2014 - Oct 2017 – It will soon be three years since we had the general elections. It is the ideal time for stocktaking – there is so much to write here but I will only flag some hard line issues. In three years we have had two Prime ministers, the son succeeding the father in a transition resembling more of family heritage deal, eroding the Westminster traditions to create a new government. This major political transition has been widely criticised by the people. While the father of the son shined by his lack of actions in the initial years of this government, the son of the father got started quickly by cleaning the roadsides of the country. It gave the impression that finally we will have a clean country physically speaking but I finally realized that this was just a mere show. But what a show! Now that the so-called “cleaning campaign” of the roads is over, we were all expecting the PM to clean the mess the country is in, starting with some organic in-house cleaning. Issues that still stink a lot; visits of drug traffickers by  Honourable members and others - the number of visits of one particular member exceeds the number of interventions she made in Parliament so far? The leader of the House bailing out one of his MPs that confused the Parliament with a sex parlour shows his level of political impotency. On the economic front there is one thing that has struck me and I think that the country has found its new economic vocation (!) after agriculture, tourism and manufacturing - developing the “tailoring industry”. Who would believe that a tailor has more than 100 million in his account? Scandals have overshot the barrier of acceptance. In a nutshell we have a failed government.

6 octobre, 2017 - 20:00

Jamais les propos d’Albert Londres « Notre métier n’est pas de faire plaisir, non plus de faire du tort, il est de porter la plume dans la plaie » n’ont été autant d’actualité. Une plaie à multiples facettes qu’exhibe ostentatoirement un pouvoir qui, fort de sa majorité – composée aussi de quelques voyous – se croit tout permis. Sans que le rouge de la honte lui monte au front!

5 octobre, 2017 - 15:00

Hajee Abdool Cassam Peerally, fondly called ‘Dada’ Peerally, was the local capitalist and entrepreneur in Camp-Fouquereaux, Phoenix. In the 1950s, he was considered a wealthy man, a land-owner, ran three laboutik (local shop) had a car, lorries, and managed a tea plantation. He is also a highly respected man. Local villagers came to him for advice and help. I met ‘Dada’ Peerally in 1962, when I was about six years old and remember his laboutik very well. My mother took me with her every Tuesday for ration (weekly grocery shopping). Laboutik Peerally was a landmark, a community institution. ‘Dada’ Peerally and his son Jainool, will be long remembered.

4 octobre, 2017 - 19:00

Fatima a été dans l’actualité internationale cette année à cause du centenaire des six apparitions de la Vierge Marie à trois enfants pour leur transmettre un message. Ses visites ont été au préalable annoncées par 3 visites d’un ange pour les préparer à la mission qui les attendait. Francisco et Jacinte avaient alors 7 ans et Lucie 10 ans. Ces jeunes bergers, qui ne savaient ni lire, ni écrire, habitaient la campagne et aidaient leurs parents à garder les animaux. À l’occasion de la fête du Rosaire, célébrée ce samedi 8 octobre, voici un rappel de ces événements et de la demande de Marie de nous inviter à la dévotion publique de son Cœur immaculé.

4 octobre, 2017 - 20:00

À l’Education Officers’ Union (EOU), nous avons choisi cette année, pour marquer le Teachers’ Day (le 5 octobre), de provoquer une réflexion sérieuse sur l’éducation. Nous allons pour ce faire, essayer de sortir des sentiers battus pour procéder à une analyse objective et dépassionnée du système éducatif mauricien qui est appelé, dit-on, à subir des changements à compter de janvier 2018 avec l’entrée en vigueur du Nine-Year Schooling.

4 octobre, 2017 - 19:30

When we refer to the impact of Mahatma Gandhi on the people of Indian origin in Mauritius we, in reality, refer to the enormous social and political works accomplished by Manilal Doctor, the envoy of Mahatma Gandhi, who stayed over here from 1907 and 1911, and who did the yeoman service in Mauritius to emancipate the Indian community in this far off British colony. Had M. K. Gandhi not sent Manilal Doctor in the first decade of the twentieth century to Mauritius, and had not Manilal Doctor given a press and a paper, The Hindustani, to the downtrodden Indian community, and had he not founded the Young Men Hindu Association, and had he not established and consolidated the Arya Samaj movement in Mauritius, by giving his press and the paper to that nascent association before leaving, it is doubtful that the Indian Community in Mauritius would have evolved so positively and unprecedentedly in the decades to come in the twentieth century.

3 octobre, 2017 - 19:30

When God Almighty first created man, He did so with a great purpose. Indeed everything He has created and keeps creating has a purpose. In creating man in His image (i.e. from His essence, from His own Breath/ Spirit), God wanted to see him subservient to Him, to perceive the truthfulness of His existence and to worship Him alone. To test the mettle of man and his loyalty, God Almighty gave him the gift of freewill. He is the only creature among the whole creation to have got such privilege from his Maker. He has received the right to decide what to do with his God-given life and how to spend it.

3 octobre, 2017 - 19:00

Departure of S.S. Nowshera from Mauritius

As mentioned earlier, the initial departure date of S.S. Nowshera from Mauritius was scheduled on 8th November for Colombo, but there had been three more postponements, the first was for 12th, the second for 14th and the third for the 15th November 1901 at five O’clock in the evening and its destination was not Colombo but Bombay. The Daily Publisher, Le Cernéen, Les Petites Affiches, The Standard and Le Journal de Maurice had advertised the date of departure of S.S. Nowshera to be on Friday 15th November at 5 p.m. According to Le Journal de Maurice, SS Nowshera was carrying 553 kg of sugar from the Chamber of Commerce. Besides, according to the new maritime document unearthed recently from the National Archives of Mauritius, S.S. Nowshera was also carrying 60 passengers and 2 children to Bombay.                    

3 octobre, 2017 - 20:00

Devons-nous nous offusquer des dérapages verbaux outrageants et retournements de veste imprévisibles de la part des dirigeants politiques sans vergogne, ceux-là mêmes qui sont pourtant censés donner le bon exemple ? Devons-nous nous indigner devant tant de volte-face, de mensonges et d’hypocrisie qui polluent de plus en plus notre entourage ? Devons-nous nous révolter face au comportement irresponsable, immoral ou insolent d’une large frange de notre jeunesse en pleine errance ? Devons-nous… ? En effet, la dégradation inquiétante des valeurs de base – morales, sociales, familiales, etc. – ne peut laisser indifférents tous ceux, soucieux de l’existence de tant d’animosité, de hargne et d’antagonisme au sein de notre société. Mais il ne faut pas se leurrer. Au milieu de toutes ces valeurs qui dégringolent, il n’y a qu’une qui émerge aujourd’hui comme le grand vainqueur, la dominante, qui est érigée parfois en idole, en icône que l’on vénère et adore. L’argent.

2 octobre, 2017 - 15:05

Entre le portrait de Mahatma Gandhi et la chanson qui a été jouée à sa mort, il est peu probable que l’histoire retienne cette dernière et pourtant... Le 1er octobre 1947, Gandhiji reçoit la visite de M. S. Subbulakshmi, perle inestimable de la chanson carnatique sud-indienne. Il lui demande de chanter son bhajan préféré, Hari Tum Haro. M. S. Subbulakshmi, qui ne maîtrise pas la chanson, l’avoue en toute franchise et, va plus loin, en suggérant à quelqu’un d’autre d’interpréter ce bhajan composé au XVIe siècle par la poétesse Meerabhai en hommage au Dieu Krishna. Mais Gandhiji n’était pas d’accord et préférait que Subbulakshmi récite les paroles au lieu que quelqu’un d’autre la chante !

2 octobre, 2017 - 15:20

Dr Roshni Mooneeram
In a more propitious context, I would have written to the President of the Republic, head of state and the first woman to hold this office; or the Speaker of the House, the first woman to fill this role and to be responsible for the implementation of the Gender Caucus; or even the Minister of Gender. The latter function is not filled for the first time by a woman, but I would think it is filled for the first time by a woman who laughs away when a Deputy Chief Whip describes a woman journalist entitled to an opinion in gross and violent terms on a public platform.

2 octobre, 2017 - 15:00

[According to the maritime document recently unearthed from the National Archives of Mauritius, (unknown to laymen or writers on Gandhi’s visit to Mauritius in 1901), it is crystal clear from the return of passengers on board of the steamer whose Captain was Mr. Gruchy, that S.S.

2 octobre, 2017 - 15:10

Abraham Maslow is often best known as one of the founders of humanistic psychology. However, few will dispute the fact that he is best remembered for developing the theory of human motivation which is also known as Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Maslow- in his quest to understand what motivates human behavior- studied human needs and divided them into five broad categories ranging from basic to advanced needs.

30 September, 2017 - 13:00

Les pays scandinaves, l’Allemagne et Singapour comptent parmi les pays les moins rongés par la crispation que la mondialisation impose indistinctement. Bien qu’il n’existe point de recette miracle, voici les trois éléments communs qui nous semblent les plus déterminants : la Cohérence des politiques appliquées, la Complémentarité des institutions publiques comme privées et la Collaboration de toutes les parties prenantes. Evidemment, les 3 C ne se décrètent pas.

30 September, 2017 - 10:00

Lamur pena baryer
Dan biro u dan tablisman
Lamur li dan ler
Dan lekol u dan parlman

30 September, 2017 - 14:00

En Colère
Lorsqu’on se penche un tant soit peu sur l’Histoire mauricienne des différentes politiques culturelles des cinquante dernières années, pour peu qu’on soit honnête, on est frappé par la constante dégradation de la vie culturelle du pays.

30 September, 2017 - 11:00

This  year’s  theme, ‘Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society’ calls for as much deep thinking as last year’s theme, ‘Take a stand against Ageism.’ True it is ageism hasn’t been eradicated nor has the combat against it ended in the course of one year. Still, while the stand we take against ageism requires a permanent focus we have to see this year’s theme as a continuum of what we have undertaken.

30 September, 2017 - 12:00

Our Eurocentric concern has been focused on the outcomes of British, French and German elections but we should realistically turn East, for obvious reasons, to watch the unfolding of the 19th People’s Congress of China scheduled for 19 October 2017 for which Tiananmen Square is decorated with a 17-meter-tall flower display and the tourism sector is infused with $90 billion cash.

29 September, 2017 - 15:20

Pardonn mwa zanfan, exkiz mwa Ma.
Monn bloke dan sirk-ilasion,
Plonze dan lamar lasier,
Andan mo lestoma,
Lasid pe fer tour bouyon.

29 September, 2017 - 15:05

L’information, en aval, est une commodité, un produit de consommation courante répondant à une logique de mix commercial avec un process, un positionnement, un prix, voire, de plus en plus de nos jours, une perception.