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April 18, 2014

The world's largest democracy is bubbling… polls began last 7 April and will end on 12 May, with results to be announced on 16 May. The country counts over 800 million registered voters, out of its population of about 1.2 billion. Indians are extremely politically sensitive… since their Independence in 1947 and even prior to that. The political scene is a weaving of complex local, regional and national intricacies, encompassing ethnicity, gender, religion and another long list of factors which make it one of the most interesting elections to watch… particularly from within.

The world's largest democracy is bubbling… polls began last 7 April and will end on 12 May, with results to be announced on 16 May. The country counts over 800 million registered voters, out of its population of about 1.2 billion. Indians are extremely politically sensitive… since their Independence in 1947 and even prior to that.

April 18, 2014

Straight Jab, Mo Ichi Do, Ek Tha Tiger et Dee Major sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Straight Jab était à la toute première course de sa carrière. Il avait été placé à l'arrière-garde avant d’être lancé en épaisseur dans la dernière courbe.

Straight Jab, Mo Ichi Do, Ek Tha Tiger et Dee Major sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Straight Jab était à la toute première course de sa carrière. Il avait été placé à l'arrière-garde avant d’être lancé en épaisseur dans la dernière courbe. Il s’était montré quelque peu green, mais n’avait échoué qu’à 1.40L du vainqueur Tiger Island.

April 15, 2014

The profanation of tombs at Bois Marchand Cemetery, albeit decried repeatedly in utter indifference of authorities amid sound and fury, has once more struck the main headlines. The District Council of Pamplemousses/Rivière du Rempart has many a time turned a deaf ear to our cry from the heart.

The profanation of tombs at Bois Marchand Cemetery, albeit decried repeatedly in utter indifference of authorities amid sound and fury, has once more struck the main headlines. The District Council of Pamplemousses/Rivière du Rempart has many a time turned a deaf ear to our cry from the heart. The District Council Authorities and some Terre Rouge Police Officers in charge of the dossier have to resign for their neglect of duty. The problem has dragged on for too long to culminate to such degree of putrefaction.

April 13, 2014

A newly-released White Paper published by a maritime firm in the U.K. says that a shift in U.S. policy will likely lead to a resurgence of piracy East of the Suez and in the Indian Ocean within the next 18 months.

A newly-released White Paper published by a maritime firm in the U.K. says that a shift in U.S. policy will likely lead to a resurgence of piracy East of the Suez and in the Indian Ocean within the next 18 months.

April 11, 2014

Cula, Bronco Buster et Blue Lord sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Cula avait profité du rythme pour terminer plaisamment à ses débuts sur un parcours visiblement trop court pour ses réelles aptitudes.

Cula, Bronco Buster et Blue Lord sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Cula avait profité du rythme pour terminer plaisamment à ses débuts sur un parcours visiblement trop court pour ses réelles aptitudes. Bronco Buster s’était retrouvé plus en retrait que d’habitude, soit dans la seconde moitié du peloton. Par la suite, il s’était rapproché timidement dans la ligne d’arrivée.

April 7, 2014

“If I read books for 30 minutes, I get a stamp from the teacher. If I collect 10 stamps, I can skip homework once or do not have to clean the classroom for a week,” Bae Hyun-suh, a 10-year-old says.

“If I read books for 30 minutes, I get a stamp from the teacher. If I collect 10 stamps, I can skip homework once or do not have to clean the classroom for a week,” Bae Hyun-suh, a 10-year-old says. Thanks to this kind of encouragement , the habit of reading is on the increase in South Korea. The culture ministry attributes this improvement to a government campaign to encourage reading and the use of public libraries.

April 4, 2014

She aspired to become a Maths teacher in England, yet she ended up being the butt of everyone’s jokes. The dream is over. Back to her homeland she left three years ago in the hope of a better future in the UK. Sadly, Yashika Bageerathi is now famous for the wrong reasons and seems to arouse hatred from left, right and centre.  A quick glance at comments made online by her compatriots say it all – ‘ridiculous’, ‘illegal’, ‘criminal’, ‘lier’, ‘tro guet film Bollywood’, ‘fet zako’… Yashika is sticking like a sore thumb and if words could kill, she would be sentenced to death by people in her own country.

She aspired to become a Maths teacher in England, yet she ended up being the butt of everyone’s jokes. The dream is over. Back to her homeland she left three years ago in the hope of a better future in the UK.

April 2, 2014

Regarding the tragic flooding that put the City of Port Louis in chaos on the fateful 30th March 2013, Auguste Toussaint’s book “Port Louis-A tropical city” published in 1973 by George Allen and Unwin comes to our mind as a distinguished historian’s work but equally as a piece of researched documentation that puts forward the concept of what a tropical city should look like. Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II granted Port Louis the status of a city-the unique one to date- in 1966 in the Indian Ocean prior to Independence regarding its strategic location in the region, the infrastructure that Port Louis had compared with other urban locations in the Indian Ocean.

Regarding the tragic flooding that put the City of Port Louis in chaos on the fateful 30th March 2013, Auguste Toussaint’s book “Port Louis-A tropical city” published in 1973 by George Allen and Unwin comes to our mind as a distinguished historian’s work but equally as a piece of researched documentation that puts forward the concept of what a tropical city should look like.

March 30, 2014

Grateful indeed if this could meet your kind consideration for the attention of those who love the English Language — is our constitutional language, but what about its treatment meted out by the M.B.C. It does not seem that M.B.C.'s stand is justified as regards the broadcasting of the BBC programs on A.M 1575. Does Mr Callikan know that the BBC program aired on AM 1575 is hardly audible making it really difficult to understand what is being broadcast. Is it not high time to broadcast the BBC program on FM channels as we all follow the radio programs on FM channels with the exception of some programs on A.M channels.

Grateful indeed if this could meet your kind consideration for the attention of those who love the English Language — is our constitutional language, but what about its treatment meted out by the M.B.C. It does not seem that M.B.C.'s stand is justified as regards the broadcasting of the BBC programs on A.M 1575. Does Mr Callikan know that the BBC program aired on AM 1575 is hardly audible making it really difficult to understand what is being broadcast.

March 30, 2014

This article may be considered an addenda or a continuity to our article 'Mauritius independence 1961-1968' published on 9th March 2014. 46 years after, we can remember with a paradoxical mixed-feeling of apprehension, discomfort and delectation at what our colonial masters and colonial political legatees left us. There were mistakes made by both the colonizers and the colonized, the actors and thinkers of the time. Today with the wisdom of hindsight we can look back.

This article may be considered an addenda or a continuity to our article 'Mauritius independence 1961-1968' published on 9th March 2014. 46 years after, we can remember with a paradoxical mixed-feeling of apprehension, discomfort and delectation at what our colonial masters and colonial political legatees left us. There were mistakes made by both the colonizers and the colonized, the actors and thinkers of the time. Today with the wisdom of hindsight we can look back.

March 28, 2014

L’association Robbie Burke-Ricky Maingard  n’a pas mis longtemps à se mettre en évidence. Même s’il a dû attendre la dernière épreuve de la journée pour passer le but en vaiqueur, le triple jockey champion s’est dit très heureux de débuter la saison sur une bonne note.

L’association Robbie Burke-Ricky Maingard  n’a pas mis longtemps à se mettre en évidence. Même s’il a dû attendre la dernière épreuve de la journée pour passer le but en vaiqueur, le triple jockey champion s’est dit très heureux de débuter la saison sur une bonne note.

March 26, 2014

In his interview on Radio One dated 14th March 2014,  Mr Paul Bérenger advanced that only "lespri kabose" are in favour for a new census on religious diversity and congratulated the Prime Minister, Dr Navin Ramgoolam for being against this “communal practice”. [1] Moreover, Mr Paul Bérenger claimed that the majority of Mauritians are against a new census. And of course, it is only his belief, not a fact as there is no such study to prove his claim. How easy it is for politicians to speak for the public (known as "lepep admirab") who is again so remarkably silent !

In his interview on Radio One dated 14th March 2014,  Mr Paul Bérenger advanced that only "lespri kabose" are in favour for a new census on religious diversity and congratulated the Prime Minister, Dr Navin Ramgoolam for being against this “communal practice”. [1] Moreover, Mr Paul Bérenger claimed that the majority of Mauritians are against a new census. And of course, it is only his belief, not a fact as there is no such study to prove his claim.

March 24, 2014

Indeed, one of the biggest lessons for teachers and parents who undergo this training is that the very first step is learning how to calm, and care for, themselves, especially when they are overstressed.

Indeed, one of the biggest lessons for teachers and parents who undergo this training is that the very first step is learning how to calm, and care for, themselves, especially when they are overstressed. One of the core goals of the Head Start Trauma Smart model is to create a common context so that everyone understands the impact and extent of traumatic stress, not just on children’s lives, but also on their lives of their friends and colleagues, and perhaps on their own lives, too.

March 21, 2014

Western pop culture does not lack manifestations of Russian villainy. Grigori Rasputin who was a deeply religious man and a pacifist is often depicted on screen as the very incarnation of evil, most lately for instance in the Hellboy series. And who does not remember Sargeant Yushin in Rambo, or Ivan Drago in Rocky IV?

Western pop culture does not lack manifestations of Russian villainy. Grigori Rasputin who was a deeply religious man and a pacifist is often depicted on screen as the very incarnation of evil, most lately for instance in the Hellboy series. And who does not remember Sargeant Yushin in Rambo, or Ivan Drago in Rocky IV? Marvel Comics aficionados will certainly recognize the recurring stereotype from Iron Man among other comic-books.

March 21, 2014

1ère course : City Of Choice, Torero, Fraser, Sherwani
2ème course : Ek Tha Tiger, Bongo Beat, Colour Quest, Imperial Palace, Friday Lunch Club, King Fahiem, Torero, Appeal Board, Fraser, Miesque’s Wonder, Port Albert, Lucky Colour, Rock This Town, Young Royal, Hopes And Desires

1ère course : City Of Choice, Torero, Fraser, Sherwani
2ème course : Ek Tha Tiger, Bongo Beat, Colour Quest, Imperial Palace, Friday Lunch Club, King Fahiem, Torero, Appeal Board, Fraser, Miesque’s Wonder, Port Albert, Lucky Colour, Rock This Town, Young Royal, Hopes And Desires
3ème course : Wind Power, Mountain Thunder

March 19, 2014

L’Attorney General Satish Faugoo a plaidé hier matin pour la présentation de textes de loi rédigés de manière limpide. Pour lui, il est un fait que des lois claires sont inextricablement liées au respect du concept de l’État de droit et à la démocratie, voire même à l’aboutissement des plans d’investissements, et donc au développement économique. Le ministre est intervenu dans le cadre de la cérémonie de lancement d’un cours sur le “legislative drafting”, animé par le Pr Vincent Grabbe, lequel s’était déjà prêté à l’exercice chez nous en 2010.

L’Attorney General Satish Faugoo a plaidé hier matin pour la présentation de textes de loi rédigés de manière limpide. Pour lui, il est un fait que des lois claires sont inextricablement liées au respect du concept de l’État de droit et à la démocratie, voire même à l’aboutissement des plans d’investissements, et donc au développement économique.

March 18, 2014

The economics of Welfare State is not an easy reading subject. It's also a touchy subject to bring up for discussions in a public forum. Being perceived as someone hostile to the principles of the Welfare State in the dizzying maze of politics in our democracy is the kiss of death for any politician.

The economics of Welfare State is not an easy reading subject. It's also a touchy subject to bring up for discussions in a public forum. Being perceived as someone hostile to the principles of the Welfare State in the dizzying maze of politics in our democracy is the kiss of death for any politician. Better, therefore, to have academics and unelected individuals point out that the emperor runs the high risk of having no clothes in the years ahead.

March 18, 2014

True personal wisdom involves five elements, said Professor Ursula M. Staudinger, a life span psychologist and professor at Columbia University.

True personal wisdom involves five elements, said Professor Ursula M. Staudinger, a life span psychologist and professor at Columbia University. They are self-insight ; the ability to demonstrate personal growth ; self-awareness in terms of your historical era and your family history ; understanding that priorities and values, including your own, are not absolute ; and an awareness of life’s ambiguities. Wise people try to understand situations from multiple perspectives, not just their own. Wisdom is extremely rare.

March 14, 2014

What does commemoration mean to you? A Facebook status on the day, a like or a share of somebody else’s, a lengthy debate, a minute of silence? For Banksy, a British street artist, whose real identity remains carefully under wraps, it means readapting his famous 2002 stencil image of a little girl with a red balloon, in the context of the massacre in Syria to commemorate its 3rd anniversary.

What does commemoration mean to you? A Facebook status on the day, a like or a share of somebody else’s, a lengthy debate, a minute of silence? For Banksy, a British street artist, whose real identity remains carefully under wraps, it means readapting his famous 2002 stencil image of a little girl with a red balloon, in the context of the massacre in Syria to commemorate its 3rd anniversary. In a powerful 1:45 video, he portrays a little girl with a red balloon that is pulling her in the air.

March 11, 2014

On 16 December 1983, steering the Bill to make Mauritius a Republic within the British Commonwealth, Prime Minister Jugnauth described it as “another landmark in the political emancipation of Mauritius.

On 16 December 1983, steering the Bill to make Mauritius a Republic within the British Commonwealth, Prime Minister Jugnauth described it as “another landmark in the political emancipation of Mauritius.” He appealed to MPs to cast aside political partisanship and vote unanimously for the proposed constitutional amendment, as it “is the cherished wish of the entire nation that SSR should be the First President of the Republic.

March 10, 2014

On Saturday 8th March 2014, a special mass was held in Saint Louis Cathedral to mark the 150th anniversary of the presence of the Reunion Island born religious congregation, namely La Congregation Filles de Marie (CFM) in Mauritius.

On Saturday 8th March 2014, a special mass was held in Saint Louis Cathedral to mark the 150th anniversary of the presence of the Reunion Island born religious congregation, namely La Congregation Filles de Marie (CFM) in Mauritius. The mass was celebrated by Bishop Mgr Maurice Piat, Diocese of Port Louis in the presence of the Papal representative, Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Eugene Martin Nungent and some priests of the local clergy.

March 9, 2014

Mauritius will celebrate its 46th independance anniversary on 12th March tis year. This article starts with the 3rd Mauritius Constitutional Conference of 26th June to 7th July 1961 known as “The Mauritius Review Conference” and terminates with the grant of Independence on 12 March 1968. It is as usual based on declassified papers at the British National Archive (BNA) with a rational analysis of both events and evidence. History has an uncanny way of unfolding and this is apparent with the added benefit of hindsight. We will chapter the road to Independence by looking at the action of different protagonists. We will carefully look at role of, on one side, our colonial masters, British politicians in office and top Whitehall civil servants advising and assisting them and, on the other side, that of our colonial political leaders led by Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) for independence and by Jules Koënig and Gaëtan Duval for integration with the United Kingdom.

Mauritius will celebrate its 46th independance anniversary on 12th March tis year. This article starts with the 3rd Mauritius Constitutional Conference of 26th June to 7th July 1961 known as “The Mauritius Review Conference” and terminates with the grant of Independence on 12 March 1968. It is as usual based on declassified papers at the British National Archive (BNA) with a rational analysis of both events and evidence. History has an uncanny way of unfolding and this is apparent with the added benefit of hindsight.

March 7, 2014

International Women's Day is more than a moment marked on a calendar. It is a day not just to renew our determination to make the world a more peaceful and prosperous place - but to recognize that a world where opportunities for women grow, is a world where the possibilities for peace, prosperity, and stability grow even more.

International Women's Day is more than a moment marked on a calendar. It is a day not just to renew our determination to make the world a more peaceful and prosperous place - but to recognize that a world where opportunities for women grow, is a world where the possibilities for peace, prosperity, and stability grow even more.

March 6, 2014

Mr. and Mrs Nandkishore are no more. Mr, Nandkishore passed away on 18th October 2008 and Mrs. Nandkishore on 18th January of this year.
Gurujis for students, uncle and aunty for many of us and the Nandkishores for others, have been very active in the musical field of Mauritius. They were delegated by the Indian government to teach the performing arts namely Hindustani classical music and dance in Mauritius through the school of Indian music and dance, which opened on 11th April 1964. In 1975.The school merged into what is now the school of Performing Arts of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute. The school is celebrating its 50 years of existence.

Mr. and Mrs Nandkishore are no more. Mr, Nandkishore passed away on 18th October 2008 and Mrs. Nandkishore on 18th January of this year.