Category: Big Politics

Mauritians And Their Collective Amnesia When It Comes To Their Origins

I was browsing Facebook late at night while the cyclone was raging outside.  It was an exciting moment, a synergy that could be felt even from behind a computer screen.  Social media was ablaze with posts detailing the various degrees of damage the cyclone was causing in its path, people sharing anecdotes and memes while

Continue reading

Après la pluie, le beau temps? (à l’exception du racisme )

Racisme ou communautarisme, quel terme utiliser pour décrire cette haine sidérante envers ceux issus d’un groupe minoritaire?  Groupe qui se trouve au bas de l’échelle socio-economique pour cause d’une pauvreté extrême, un cercle vicieux datant de l’esclavage au temps présent.  Parmi les détracteurs, nous entendons des arguments tels, ”l’esclavage c’était très longtemps” ou même ceux

Continue reading

A Guide To Dating In Mauritius For Women

We don’t talk about it very often because our culture didn’t evolve to include open dialogue between the sexes and honest discourse on relationships, as a whole.  When was the last time you heard someone holding forth on the aspects of healthy relationships and a healthy sex life?  Sure, we have extensive reading material about

Continue reading

A New Hope for Renewable Energy in Mauritius

The idea of coal power stations, more of them that it, is nothing new to the Mauritian vision of the future. In the past, we had a number of projects envisioning more of these – the most notorious of these being the CT Power Project. Such projects have always stirred the pot of controversies because

Continue reading

2018: L’astrologue Dharmendra prédit la légalisation du Gandia

Il est 8 heures et l’astrologue Dharmendra, aussi connu comme Babou, 56 ans, travaille d’arrache-pied sur ses plans astrologiques.  Pas la peine de lui poser des questions spécifiques, il prévoit déjà tout ce que l’on veut savoir sur ce que nous réserve 2018, l’année du chien. Sur le plan politique, il est catégorique et intransigeant : On

Continue reading

#JusticeForBlacky…What Justice?

A thought occurred to me as I was driving along the bustling streets of Rose Hill.  The cops were everywhere, walking around surveying hawkers, looking for some ti dimoun who might have committed a petty infraction, scrutinizing parking areas and handing out tickets willy-nilly.  What a horror show, I thought.  If only they would use

Continue reading

The Worst Thing About Patriarchal Societies Is That Women Aren’t Allowed To Have Fun

I cannot think of a worse outcome for the other half of humanity- the ones who give birth, the ones who dedicate their lives to nurturing and protecting other human beings.  Somehow, along the way, it was decided that theirs ought to be a morose destiny.  They cannot be allowed to thrive, they are certainly confined to

Continue reading