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novembre 14, 2014

Double Grip, Mountain Thunder, Hunting Time, Leisure Jet, Cinchona, Amber Palace, Roman Manner, François Bernardus et Polar Royale sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Double Grip avait complètement raté sa mise en action pour se retrouver en queue du peloton.

Double Grip, Mountain Thunder, Hunting Time, Leisure Jet, Cinchona, Amber Palace, Roman Manner, François Bernardus et Polar Royale sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Double Grip avait complètement raté sa mise en action pour se retrouver en queue du peloton. Il avait refait une partie de son retard, mais n’avait pu prolonger son effort jusqu’au bout.

novembre 7, 2014

Beekrumsing  Ramlallah – a name, one among the many sons of indentured labourers, one voice among the many voices which felt and spelt the oppression, one gentleman among the many gentlemen of his generation, yet who stood so apart from the lot.

Beekrumsing  Ramlallah – a name, one among the many sons of indentured labourers, one voice among the many voices which felt and spelt the oppression, one gentleman among the many gentlemen of his generation, yet who stood so apart from the lot.
His voice reached many ears, his pen scribbled words of wisdom as his eyes could see the plight of his fellowmen,  at the hands of the British colonial masters.

novembre 7, 2014

Argo était le cheval que nous avions repéré la dernière fois. La nouvelle unité de l’écurie Jean Michel Henry n’était probablement pas fin prêt pour ses débuts, affichant quelques kilos superflus.

Argo était le cheval que nous avions repéré la dernière fois. La nouvelle unité de l’écurie Jean Michel Henry n’était probablement pas fin prêt pour ses débuts, affichant quelques kilos superflus. Il avait évolué en one off et avait abordé la dernière courbe en épaisseur. Il n’avait pas été en mesure d’inquiéter le vainqueur Captain’s Bounty, mais avait conclu honorablement pour émerger du paquet.

novembre 5, 2014

The series Z2D at the Mauritius Archives record the arrivals of all individuals coming to Mauritius as passengers during the nineteenth century; hence the term passenger immigrant is used. Flipping through the pages of these documents, a fair amount of Indians – both Hindus and Muslims – came as free passenger immigrants. Their names were often bastardized by British immigration officers. Unlike indentured Indians who were given a number and can therefore be traced at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI), the tracing of passenger Indians can prove to be extremely laborious and sometimes impossible at the Archives. The passenger register for the early twentieth century can be less daunting.

The series Z2D at the Mauritius Archives record the arrivals of all individuals coming to Mauritius as passengers during the nineteenth century; hence the term passenger immigrant is used. Flipping through the pages of these documents, a fair amount of Indians – both Hindus and Muslims – came as free passenger immigrants. Their names were often bastardized by British immigration officers.

novembre 4, 2014

With the onset of summer, perpetual water supply shortages become more acute for many Mauritians. We have been suffering from this problem for the past thirty five years. The Central Water Authority (CWA) has been unable to improve its services and, as a result, Mauritians do not have a twenty four hours per day seven days a week water supply, which is a shame for a country aspiring to have a high income economy within the next ten years.

With the onset of summer, perpetual water supply shortages become more acute for many Mauritians. We have been suffering from this problem for the past thirty five years. The Central Water Authority (CWA) has been unable to improve its services and, as a result, Mauritians do not have a twenty four hours per day seven days a week water supply, which is a shame for a country aspiring to have a high income economy within the next ten years.

octobre 31, 2014

On attendait surtout Bulsara dans la Coupe d’Or mais c’est avec Kremlin Captain que l’écurie Gujadhur et Darryl Holland ont tiré leur épingle du jeu. Si d’autres se seraient laissés aller au défaitisme, le jockey britannique préfère, pour sa part se concentrer sur les positifs.

On attendait surtout Bulsara dans la Coupe d’Or mais c’est avec Kremlin Captain que l’écurie Gujadhur et Darryl Holland ont tiré leur épingle du jeu. Si d’autres se seraient laissés aller au défaitisme, le jockey britannique préfère, pour sa part se concentrer sur les positifs.

octobre 31, 2014

Wherever Indians go, they carry Indianness with them. The Indian Diaspora, spread across the world, has made India global. India and its worldwide diaspora witnessed different historical, geographical and socio-political settings.

  • [Prof. Dubey, an authority of Indian Diaspora, is an honoured guest in Mauritius for the 180th Anniversary Celebrations, on 2 November 2014, of the Indentureds’ Arrival.]
octobre 31, 2014

Western Jet, Prince Of Wings, Bay Of Bengal et Aspen Emperor sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. On pensait que l’apport d’une Citation Bit allait calmer les ardeurs de Western Jet, mais il n’en fut rien.

Western Jet, Prince Of Wings, Bay Of Bengal et Aspen Emperor sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. On pensait que l’apport d’une Citation Bit allait calmer les ardeurs de Western Jet, mais il n’en fut rien. Il s’était montré ardent durant la majeure partie du parcours. A l’amorce du dernier virage, il avait dû être repris pour passer à l’intérieur et avait de ce fait perdu son momentum.

octobre 30, 2014

[The author, whose ancestors hailed from Ballia, visits it quite regularly. In this Indian district, lying in the easternmost part of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and bordering western Bihar, he likes breathing Bhojpuri, the culture he imbibed at his native Long Mountain in Mauritius. Ballia is the cradle of Bhojpuri, from whose railway station the majority of Indians travelled to Calcutta (now Kolkata) to migrate worldwide.]
Preceding Hindi, Bhojpuri Widespread in and Outside India

[The author, whose ancestors hailed from Ballia, visits it quite regularly. In this Indian district, lying in the easternmost part of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and bordering western Bihar, he likes breathing Bhojpuri, the culture he imbibed at his native Long Mountain in Mauritius. Ballia is the cradle of Bhojpuri, from whose railway station the majority of Indians travelled to Calcutta (now Kolkata) to migrate worldwide.]
Preceding Hindi, Bhojpuri Widespread in and Outside India

octobre 28, 2014

When approached by Le Mauricien to write about a publication that changed my life, a few titles popped up, but interestingly most of them were from the same author, Nikos Salingaros.

When approached by Le Mauricien to write about a publication that changed my life, a few titles popped up, but interestingly most of them were from the same author, Nikos Salingaros.

octobre 26, 2014

Racketeer Blues et Brazo sont les chevaux que nous avions répérés la dernière fois. Racketeer Blues avait perdu plusieurs longueurs au départ et on savait d'ores et déjà qu’il n’aurait aucune chance de l’emporter.

Racketeer Blues et Brazo sont les chevaux que nous avions répérés la dernière fois. Racketeer Blues avait perdu plusieurs longueurs au départ et on savait d'ores et déjà qu’il n’aurait aucune chance de l’emporter. Il avait un retard de pas moins de 12L à mi-parcours et avait terminé aussi fort que le vainqueur Ruby King. Brazo était à ses débuts sur notre turf et était aligné sur un parcours probablement un peu court pour ses réelles aptitudes.

octobre 25, 2014

In the context of the International Kreol Language and Culture Day 2014, we are pleased to publish both online and in print Fam Maron, Fam Kouraz. (Maroon Women, Women of Courage). It is essential that we give voice to those who have been silenced by the dominant culture. Amongst those who have been silenced and made invisible in the archives of memory are women.  This publication pays tribute to women’s struggle in history and especially women maroon slaves. They are a source of inspiration for African women today and to the people of African descent in Mauritius and all over the world. It is for this reason that this publication is set against the background of the United Nations African Women Decade (2010-2020) and the People of African Descent Decade (2011-2021).

In the context of the International Kreol Language and Culture Day 2014, we are pleased to publish both online and in print Fam Maron, Fam Kouraz. (Maroon Women, Women of Courage). It is essential that we give voice to those who have been silenced by the dominant culture. Amongst those who have been silenced and made invisible in the archives of memory are women.  This publication pays tribute to women’s struggle in history and especially women maroon slaves.

octobre 18, 2014

This article is a tribute to Abdool Rahman Toonah (1895-1965), a genuine Bhandari of patriarch-style who we affectionately called "Dada" (Grand-father). Without any child to inherit from and emulate him, he transmitted his knowledge and techniques of cooking Biryani to a handful of privileged disciples of Triolet who have upheld his culinary skills till today.

This article is a tribute to Abdool Rahman Toonah (1895-1965), a genuine Bhandari of patriarch-style who we affectionately called "Dada" (Grand-father). Without any child to inherit from and emulate him, he transmitted his knowledge and techniques of cooking Biryani to a handful of privileged disciples of Triolet who have upheld his culinary skills till today.

octobre 17, 2014

On this 17th October, the world is commemorating the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In less than a year, the UN Millennium Development Goals will come close to its target Year 2015 and now is the right time to take a stock of the progress achieved in poverty alleviation especially in our African region.

On this 17th October, the world is commemorating the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In less than a year, the UN Millennium Development Goals will come close to its target Year 2015 and now is the right time to take a stock of the progress achieved in poverty alleviation especially in our African region.

octobre 17, 2014

Obligation, Silver Flyer, Annaconda Moon et Dream In Combat sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Obligation avait une fois encore raté sa mise en action pour se retrouver à une dizaine de longueurs de la tête de la course à 600m de l’arrivée.

Obligation, Silver Flyer, Annaconda Moon et Dream In Combat sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Obligation avait une fois encore raté sa mise en action pour se retrouver à une dizaine de longueurs de la tête de la course à 600m de l’arrivée. On le savait déjà battu, mais il avait terminé sur une plaisante note pour se retrouver à moins de 2L du vainqueur.

octobre 11, 2014

What is the meaning of Chacha and why is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) called Chacha? The English equivalent of Chacha, a Hindi word, is a brother of one’s father. While attending a public meeting of the coalition led by the Labour Party at Highlands during the campaign for the 1967 general elections, I learned from the speakers that SSR must be called Chacha because he is a spiritual brother of Mahatma Gandhi who is revered as a father (Bapu) by Indians and people of Indian descent in former colonies. The Labour Party propaganda associating SSR with Mahatma Gandhi especially on the issue of independence and the emergence of a Gandhi dynastic rule in India contributed to the designation of Dr Navin Ramgoolam as leader of the Labour Party in 1991 even though he was still a novice in politics at that time. Given their impact on Mauritian politics, we shall analyse the interrelated issues of independence, Gandhi dynastic rule, and Mahatma Gandhi’s “spiritual brother”.

What is the meaning of Chacha and why is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) called Chacha? The English equivalent of Chacha, a Hindi word, is a brother of one’s father. While attending a public meeting of the coalition led by the Labour Party at Highlands during the campaign for the 1967 general elections, I learned from the speakers that SSR must be called Chacha because he is a spiritual brother of Mahatma Gandhi who is revered as a father (Bapu) by Indians and people of Indian descent in former colonies.

octobre 10, 2014

Balse, Indian Striker et Saziwayo sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Balse avait attendu la fin des false rails pour porter son attaque à la corde, mais Stunning Tiger lui avait refermé le passage.

Balse, Indian Striker et Saziwayo sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Balse avait attendu la fin des false rails pour porter son attaque à la corde, mais Stunning Tiger lui avait refermé le passage. N’était-ce incident, il aurait pu disputer la victoire. Indian Striker s’était placé à l’arrière-garde dans la partie initiale.

octobre 8, 2014

On Sunday 5 October, 2014, Saint Francois Xavier Church, Plaine Verte, was packed beyond capacity.  Noel Jean, composer and music teacher passed away at 48 on Saturday while he was on duty at the Conservatoire Francois Mitterand.

On Sunday 5 October, 2014, Saint Francois Xavier Church, Plaine Verte, was packed beyond capacity.  Noel Jean, composer and music teacher passed away at 48 on Saturday while he was on duty at the Conservatoire Francois Mitterand.

octobre 7, 2014

This failure of new technology to boost productivity (apart from a brief period between 1996 and 2004) became known as the Solow paradox. Robert Gordon of Northwestern University suggests that recent innovation is simply less impressive than it seems.

This failure of new technology to boost productivity (apart from a brief period between 1996 and 2004) became known as the Solow paradox. Robert Gordon of Northwestern University suggests that recent innovation is simply less impressive than it seems. A second explanation, put forward by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, is that technological advances increase productivity only after a long lag.

octobre 3, 2014

Dr Navin Ramgoolam’s latest ambition is to become a 7 year term President with executive powers, a privilege enjoyed by two of his close friends namely President Ali Bongo of Gabon and President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo.

Dr Navin Ramgoolam’s latest ambition is to become a 7 year term President with executive powers, a privilege enjoyed by two of his close friends namely President Ali Bongo of Gabon and President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo. The South African President holds office for a period of 5 years while his United States counterpart has a term limit of 4 years. In September 2000, the French voted for a constitutional amendment to shorten the length of the presidential term from 7 to 5 years.

octobre 3, 2014

Albert Dock, Domani, Point Of Policy, Bay Of Bengal, François Bernardus, Ravatak et Racketeer Blues sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Albert Dock aurait pu aspirer à mieux s’il avait suivi dans le dos de Double Grip qui s’était rapproché à la corde au lieu d’attaquer à l’extérieur.

Albert Dock, Domani, Point Of Policy, Bay Of Bengal, François Bernardus, Ravatak et Racketeer Blues sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Albert Dock aurait pu aspirer à mieux s’il avait suivi dans le dos de Double Grip qui s’était rapproché à la corde au lieu d’attaquer à l’extérieur. Domani avait déboité dans le dos du meneur en début de descente vu qu’il se montrait ardent et prit le relais en tête.

octobre 3, 2014

Nearly seven decades after his assassination Gandhi lives in the hearts of millions, if not billions of people across the globe.  Gandhi’s greatness lies in the fact that he single handedly stood up against the mighty British Empire and compelled the then colonial power to quit and to give India its independence.

Nearly seven decades after his assassination Gandhi lives in the hearts of millions, if not billions of people across the globe.  Gandhi’s greatness lies in the fact that he single handedly stood up against the mighty British Empire and compelled the then colonial power to quit and to give India its independence.

octobre 2, 2014

China Dream is a concept engineered by Xi Jinping (the 5th generation of leaders) on 29th November 2012 and it consists of national rejuvenation, improvement in the lifestyle, prosperity and construction of a better society. Each person’s future and destiny is closely linked with the future and destiny of the country and the nation. He stated that the young people should “dare to dream, work assiduously to fulfill the dreams and contribute to the revitalization of the nation”. China Dream is about Chinese prosperity, collective effort, socialism and national glory.

China Dream is a concept engineered by Xi Jinping (the 5th generation of leaders) on 29th November 2012 and it consists of national rejuvenation, improvement in the lifestyle, prosperity and construction of a better society. Each person’s future and destiny is closely linked with the future and destiny of the country and the nation. He stated that the young people should “dare to dream, work assiduously to fulfill the dreams and contribute to the revitalization of the nation”. China Dream is about Chinese prosperity, collective effort, socialism and national glory.

octobre 2, 2014

You are reading this because of something Firoz Ghanty wrote in Forum last December when Madiba passed away: you could come away with the impression that Gandhi didn't give two hoots about the plight of blacks in general and black South Africans in particular. This kind of puzzled me and made me realize that my knowledge of the work of the Mahatma was way too sketchy. So I went to do a little bit of research. To get my schooling out of the way.

You are reading this because of something Firoz Ghanty wrote in Forum last December when Madiba passed away: you could come away with the impression that Gandhi didn't give two hoots about the plight of blacks in general and black South Africans in particular. This kind of puzzled me and made me realize that my knowledge of the work of the Mahatma was way too sketchy. So I went to do a little bit of research. To get my schooling out of the way.