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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.

octobre 2, 2014

Thanks to Mahatma Gandhi, by 1921 the Indian National Congress (INC) was a revitalised national party which he chaired from 1924 to 1929. Its tricolour national flag became popular countrywide. There was consistency concerning slogans, policy and ideology. Hindi or Hindustani was gaining ground across India, while the INC followers adopted the khadi.

Thanks to Mahatma Gandhi, by 1921 the Indian National Congress (INC) was a revitalised national party which he chaired from 1924 to 1929. Its tricolour national flag became popular countrywide. There was consistency concerning slogans, policy and ideology. Hindi or Hindustani was gaining ground across India, while the INC followers adopted the khadi.

September 30, 2014

Mauritius should be proud of its relationship with China and not take it for granted. It is not a relationship of former colonial master and servant. It is rather a relationship  based on real friendship that has  got something very spicy, sweet and sour at times, and most of all very special which many African countries  do not and cannot have , although they were as many as 20  to  have established     diplomatic relations  with China long before Mauritius.

Mauritius should be proud of its relationship with China and not take it for granted. It is not a relationship of former colonial master and servant. It is rather a relationship  based on real friendship that has  got something very spicy, sweet and sour at times, and most of all very special which many African countries  do not and cannot have , although they were as many as 20  to  have established     diplomatic relations  with China long before Mauritius. No wonder then that our African brothers envy us so much!

September 26, 2014

Roving Consort, Keep Walking, et  Western Jet sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois.

Roving Consort, Keep Walking, et  Western Jet sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Longtemps aperçu en queue du peloton, Roving Consort est celui qui avait refait le plus de terrain dans la ligne d’arrivée sur le vainqueur, Rainstone, qui n’était autre que son compagnon d’écurie. Keep Walking avait pris un mauvais départ et avait vite été enfermé à la corde.

September 26, 2014

There is a vibrant buzz on Facebook at the moment, where users are requested to post a list of their top ten favourite books.  This has been an opportunity to discover a whole world of new books and authors and to hopefully help perpetuate the reading culture further. On my list, I included ‘Haroun and The Sea of Stories’ (1990) by Salman Rushdie.

There is a vibrant buzz on Facebook at the moment, where users are requested to post a list of their top ten favourite books.  This has been an opportunity to discover a whole world of new books and authors and to hopefully help perpetuate the reading culture further. On my list, I included ‘Haroun and The Sea of Stories’ (1990) by Salman Rushdie.

September 20, 2014

Dustan, Beautiful Bhutan et Social Network sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Dustan avait été lent à se mettre en action et s’était retrouvé en dernière position.

Dustan, Beautiful Bhutan et Social Network sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Dustan avait été lent à se mettre en action et s’était retrouvé en dernière position. Lancé à l’extérieur, il s’était fait remarquer dans les derniers mètres pour terminer quatrième. Beautiful Bhutan n’avait pas trouvé le jour dans l’emballage final et même un changement de ligne n’y fit rien.

September 18, 2014

Introduction
The country’s incremental development runs parallel with the public career in Mauritius of 50 years (1935-1985), since his return home from London until his death, of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) - intimately called Kewal. The world’s first Prime Minister of Indian origin overseas, he was the founder of modern Mauritius. The first to hold in turn all the country’s constitutional political posts, SSR contributed to the voting of laws and regulations as from 1940, while associated with government projects as from 1948.

Introduction