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September 18, 2014

Making sense of contemporary political figures is no easy matter. Not only is there a great amount of historical sources to be digested but the nearness in time does not always allow an 
objective evaluation. In the case of Sir Seewoosagur 
Ramgoolam, we have to add the dimension of the political and 
statesman who dominated the Mauritian political scene for nearly half a century. A career of such breadth and length could only leave materials for diverging interpretations.

Making sense of contemporary political figures is no easy matter. Not only is there a great amount of historical sources to be digested but the nearness in time does not always allow an 
objective evaluation. In the case of Sir Seewoosagur 
Ramgoolam, we have to add the dimension of the political and 
statesman who dominated the Mauritian political scene for nearly half a century. A career of such breadth and length could only leave materials for diverging interpretations.

September 17, 2014

‘Since the 19th century, Hindu nationalists have venerated Japan as the paradigmatic Asian society that preserves its traditional virtues while also developing industrial and military strength and inculcating patriotism among its citizens’.

‘Since the 19th century, Hindu nationalists have venerated Japan as the paradigmatic Asian society that preserves its traditional virtues while also developing industrial and military strength and inculcating patriotism among its citizens’.
‘Unlike in India where the terrible mania of becoming westernized has seized upon us like a plague – the Japanese have taken everything from the Europeans but they remain Japanese all the same’

September 16, 2014

The recurrent fight since ages of our Ministry of Agriculture, lately restyled to care for Food Security also, has been to increase food production. Tragically, we have not reached self-sufficiency, let apart export capacity, in most of the items we are cultivating.

The recurrent fight since ages of our Ministry of Agriculture, lately restyled to care for Food Security also, has been to increase food production. Tragically, we have not reached self-sufficiency, let apart export capacity, in most of the items we are cultivating. I was wondering why until I wrote to the Irrigation Authority and the MoA for permission to use the Midlands water piped that serve my region and the curt, short-hand, negative rebuff I got through caesarian practiced by the PMO.

September 14, 2014

Last Emperor, Isipho, Gemmayze Street et King’s Guard sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Last Emperor avait été décroché sur la partie initiale, mais s’était quelque peu rapproché sur le tard pour s’approprier la quatrième place à l’arrivée.

Last Emperor, Isipho, Gemmayze Street et King’s Guard sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Last Emperor avait été décroché sur la partie initiale, mais s’était quelque peu rapproché sur le tard pour s’approprier la quatrième place à l’arrivée.

September 12, 2014

Les beaux jours semblent de retour du côté de l’écurie Allet. En effet, après Rock Of Arts la semaine dernière, c’est Hot Rocket qui s’est illustré en signant la douzième victoire de son établissement cette année. Et la cerise sur le gâteau demeure sans conteste l’arrivée des chevaux de Vicky Veeramootoo au sein de l’écurie Allet, de quoi permettre à cette écurie d’envisager une meilleure fin de saison.

Les beaux jours semblent de retour du côté de l’écurie Allet. En effet, après Rock Of Arts la semaine dernière, c’est Hot Rocket qui s’est illustré en signant la douzième victoire de son établissement cette année. Et la cerise sur le gâteau demeure sans conteste l’arrivée des chevaux de Vicky Veeramootoo au sein de l’écurie Allet, de quoi permettre à cette écurie d’envisager une meilleure fin de saison.

September 12, 2014

The Labour-MMM alliance was successfully concluded because the “power sharing” agreement between the two leaders, Paul Bérenger and Navin Ramgoolam, was to their mutual satisfaction.  At least on paper both of them look happy.  They are expecting that in the first 3 months after the elections, Navin will become the first president of a new Republic of Mauritius and his partner will become the Prime Minister.

The Labour-MMM alliance was successfully concluded because the “power sharing” agreement between the two leaders, Paul Bérenger and Navin Ramgoolam, was to their mutual satisfaction.  At least on paper both of them look happy.  They are expecting that in the first 3 months after the elections, Navin will become the first president of a new Republic of Mauritius and his partner will become the Prime Minister.  After the 1982 elections, I remember Paul insisted for a “gestion collégiale”.

September 12, 2014

One week ahead of the Scottish independence referendum, the three tenors of Westminster (Prime Minister and Conservative leader David Cameron, Coalition partner and Liberal leader Nick Clegg, Opposition leader Ed Miliband) and former PM Gordon Brown have been to Edinburgh to canvass the Scots to vote against  the separation of their country from the Union (England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland).

One week ahead of the Scottish independence referendum, the three tenors of Westminster (Prime Minister and Conservative leader David Cameron, Coalition partner and Liberal leader Nick Clegg, Opposition leader Ed Miliband) and former PM Gordon Brown have been to Edinburgh to canvass the Scots to vote against  the separation of their country from the Union (England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland). They are impressing upon the people of that northern part of the United Kingdom that they are better off staying as British subjects rather than opting for Scottish citizenship.

September 12, 2014

Awesome Power et Abington sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Awesome Power s’était montré quelque peu ardent à ses débuts et avait aussi donné l’impression de n’avoir pas encore cerné le Champ de Mars.

Awesome Power et Abington sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Awesome Power s’était montré quelque peu ardent à ses débuts et avait aussi donné l’impression de n’avoir pas encore cerné le Champ de Mars. Il avait néanmoins conclu plaisamment pour terminer à trois longueurs du vainqueur. Abington avait trébuché au départ et avait été de plus incommodé par Polar Royale.

September 11, 2014

Contrary to expectations that the African National Congress (ANC) would gain nearly all the seats at the first democratic elections held in South Africa on 27 April 1994, the party won only 63% of the seats, short of the two thirds majority (67%) required for allowing the party to unilaterally amend the constitution.

Contrary to expectations that the African National Congress (ANC) would gain nearly all the seats at the first democratic elections held in South Africa on 27 April 1994, the party won only 63% of the seats, short of the two thirds majority (67%) required for allowing the party to unilaterally amend the constitution. Commenting on the results of the elections, Nelson Mandela wrote the following in “Long Walk to Freedom”, his autobiography: “Some in the ANC were disappointed that we did not cross the two thirds threshold, but I was not one of them.

September 8, 2014

The Overseas Mauritian Society is a UK based charity, which has been set up in February 2012 by 4 Mauritian professionals residing in the UK. The aim of the charity is to bring the expat community together and help tackle social problems that still exist in Mauritius and to promote the Mauritian brand abroad.

The Overseas Mauritian Society is a UK based charity, which has been set up in February 2012 by 4 Mauritian professionals residing in the UK. The aim of the charity is to bring the expat community together and help tackle social problems that still exist in Mauritius and to promote the Mauritian brand abroad.
Research shows that in Mauritius that there are over 5,000 children who are defined as street children. These children are either mostly from dysfunctional families or low-income parents.

September 6, 2014

Hancock’s Dynasty, Silver Flyer, Colour Of Courage et Parado sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Hancock’s Dynasty affichait une condition physique appréciable, mais pouvait encore améliorer l’état de sa robe.

Hancock’s Dynasty, Silver Flyer, Colour Of Courage et Parado sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Hancock’s Dynasty affichait une condition physique appréciable, mais pouvait encore améliorer l’état de sa robe. Il avait évolué dans la seconde moitié du peloton, mais s’était vivement rapproché dans la ligne d’arrivée pour compléter le podium.

September 5, 2014

The images of the beheading of James Foley followed by that of Steven Sotloff have created hysteria among commentators and foreign policy planners. What feeds the anger of those cruel killers has to be understood. It is the accumulation of hurt and humiliation imposed by drones and F15s in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Iraq and the complicity of the puppet regimes installed in these countries by the West.

The images of the beheading of James Foley followed by that of Steven Sotloff have created hysteria among commentators and foreign policy planners. What feeds the anger of those cruel killers has to be understood. It is the accumulation of hurt and humiliation imposed by drones and F15s in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Iraq and the complicity of the puppet regimes installed in these countries by the West.

September 5, 2014

In the book ‘Pour une même bâtardise’ the great Pierre Renaud wrote an incisive piece of writing on Professor Dad Prithipaul. The writing is brief, but it is packed with humanity and brilliance, reflections on time, life, aesthetics, morality, religion, mysticism and sufism and at the same time visions of the Ulysses-like struggle of the lives of some intellectuals who eventually find solace outside Mauritius, because they are in fact never really ‘wanted’ or taken with the seriousness or respect they deserve.

In the book ‘Pour une même bâtardise’ the great Pierre Renaud wrote an incisive piece of writing on Professor Dad Prithipaul.

September 4, 2014

Legend has it that years ago, the people of a lost island rebelled against their leader, King Macasega, who used to steal their daughters. Full of rage, he cursed them and their descendants to keep dancing till the end of their lives.

Legend has it that years ago, the people of a lost island rebelled against their leader, King Macasega, who used to steal their daughters. Full of rage, he cursed them and their descendants to keep dancing till the end of their lives.

September 3, 2014

Green activist and consumer campaigner Ralph Nader is something of an icon in the United States. Nader is founding a citizen’s movement to restrain the power of multinationals to accrue money only to themselves. He wants you to be a part of it. “Arguably the most dangerous corporation in the world is Monsanto. Its entire goal is to codify the genetics of humans, flora fauna ... and to change the nature of nature. It's doing it without any legal or ethical framework. Google  are a true menace in terms of privacy.  They're so aggressively pursuing more sales and market share that by definition they don't know boundaries.”

Green activist and consumer campaigner Ralph Nader is something of an icon in the United States. Nader is founding a citizen’s movement to restrain the power of multinationals to accrue money only to themselves. He wants you to be a part of it. “Arguably the most dangerous corporation in the world is Monsanto. Its entire goal is to codify the genetics of humans, flora fauna ... and to change the nature of nature. It's doing it without any legal or ethical framework. Google  are a true menace in terms of privacy.

September 2, 2014

Since his appointment as Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy, Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi is constantly endorsing Hinduness through his local and international gestures. Today the call on Modi to focus on Hind Swaraj, rather than Hindu Rashtra, is urgent.

Since his appointment as Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy, Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi is constantly endorsing Hinduness through his local and international gestures. Today the call on Modi to focus on Hind Swaraj, rather than Hindu Rashtra, is urgent.

General Election 2014

September 2, 2014

It’s now been one week we’re on the ground in Apia and have been heavily involved in the conference on numerous levels whether in the Steering or drafting committee or delivering speeches addressing the community.

It’s now been one week we’re on the ground in Apia and have been heavily involved in the conference on numerous levels whether in the Steering or drafting committee or delivering speeches addressing the community. This is a tipping point for our organisation as we share our campaigns with others and is being approached to create symbiotic partnerships with other Civil Society Organisations, and possible partnerships with United Nation (UN) agencies, and others in the Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

août 26, 2014

To make our fellowship sustainable, at the University of Delaware, we were asked to think of an “Essential Question” to have our vision in a good parameter. My “Essential Question” was/is “How can my Organization help to engage the drug addicts into community services; to be able to raise their standard of living and the ones they are helping.”

To make our fellowship sustainable, at the University of Delaware, we were asked to think of an “Essential Question” to have our vision in a good parameter.

août 22, 2014

The November race for the election of the third Secretary General of La Francophonie is gathering momentum as all candidates, their respective governments and regional blocs are multiplying their lobbying efforts.

The November race for the election of the third Secretary General of La Francophonie is gathering momentum as all candidates, their respective governments and regional blocs are multiplying their lobbying efforts.
Mauritius has a direct interest in this election. One of its prominent citizens has dared to compete for the top job. We admire him for his courage and we need to express our support for his candidature  in all fora.

août 22, 2014

Earthwind’nfire, Desert Sheik, Parado, Seneschal  sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Earthwind’nfire était quelque peu distancé dans la partie initiale vu qu’il manquait visiblement de compétition, mais il avait réalisé le meilleur chrono pour les derniers 600m.

Earthwind’nfire, Desert Sheik, Parado, Seneschal  sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Earthwind’nfire était quelque peu distancé dans la partie initiale vu qu’il manquait visiblement de compétition, mais il avait réalisé le meilleur chrono pour les derniers 600m.  Desert Sheik avait été condamné à évoluer en one off vu que Liquid Motion avait insisté pour conserver la deuxième place derrière Albert Mooney.

août 22, 2014

As  the world’s centre of gravity rotates back sooner than later to China, what a different world map we will all be already  watching. The days of a divided nation perpetually ravaged by internal fights, quarrels, local  and  external wars are long over.  The archaic and monarchic rule for centuries by dynasties and  emperors  who were easily  corrupted  by  obscure  forces  asking  for  favours  and  obtaining  treaties  are also gone forever. No more the decadent  picture of a permissive society  of  concubines, food  and  wine  festival, games  and opium  parties  for those who hold and have power.

As  the world’s centre of gravity rotates back sooner than later to China, what a different world map we will all be already  watching. The days of a divided nation perpetually ravaged by internal fights, quarrels, local  and  external wars are long over.  The archaic and monarchic rule for centuries by dynasties and  emperors  who were easily  corrupted  by  obscure  forces  asking  for  favours  and  obtaining  treaties  are also gone forever.

août 21, 2014

“We have to recognise (the) fact that everyone’s interests and aptitudes are different. Not everyone is suited for university studies, not all university degrees have the same value and having one does not guarantee a smooth career,” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.

“We have to recognise (the) fact that everyone’s interests and aptitudes are different. Not everyone is suited for university studies, not all university degrees have the same value and having one does not guarantee a smooth career,” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said. Adding that he wanted to talk about this issue frankly, Mr Lee said many good jobs do not require university degrees and going to a university is not the only path to a bright future.

août 21, 2014

In ‘The IITians’ author Sandipan Deb - an IIT alumnus recounts asking Nandan Nilekani, then CEO at Infosys Technologies about the quality of professors he was taught by at IIT Bombay. ‘We had some really awesome professors, really brilliant guys but I am not the right person to talk about them because I rarely met them. I hardly ever went to the class and I don’t remember a thing I was taught’ came the embarrassing response.

In ‘The IITians’ author Sandipan Deb - an IIT alumnus recounts asking Nandan Nilekani, then CEO at Infosys Technologies about the quality of professors he was taught by at IIT Bombay. ‘We had some really awesome professors, really brilliant guys but I am not the right person to talk about them because I rarely met them. I hardly ever went to the class and I don’t remember a thing I was taught’ came the embarrassing response.

août 20, 2014

Représentant de la Wastewater Management Authority, Shaheer Ramrakha a conservé son titre lors des championnats de badminton organisés par la Fédération mauricienne des sports corporatifs (FMSC).

Représentant de la Wastewater Management Authority, Shaheer Ramrakha a conservé son titre lors des championnats de badminton organisés par la Fédération mauricienne des sports corporatifs (FMSC). Lors de cette compétition tenue le week-end dernier au Centre national de badminton à Rose-Hill, il a pris le meilleur de Kailash Choolun, représentant de la Mauritius Commercial Bank, en finale.