Well, you got it all wrong !
When British and American governments team up to trick, kill their pets, displace, and wipe out an entire population from their homeland, while concealing important vital facts to the International Community, ain’t that a crime against humanity ? Watch the video, then you might understand. Continue reading
I am planning to fly to Nepal, for 3-4 weeks, to offer assistance by, lending my humble hands and by supporting fellow Relief Workers there, by bringing fresh supplies of Medkits, Femi-kits and Water-purifying tablets. I need your help. Continue reading
Let’s Reduce our Footprint
Billions of tiny actions that can make a major change…
Earth Day is THE day in the year, when one should take time to reflect on one’s capacity at reversing adverse effects of one’s liability on our planet’s health. It may seem presumptuous to many, to imagine that an individual act will count in a broader picture. But more and more each day, we are getting to better understand how simple human habits like eating, travelling or buying, to say the least, add up to a global bill that weakens the Earth in its capacity at harbouring more than 6 billion human beings. Continue reading
Another Mauritian Tale about Police Brutality… But shouldn’t we go beyond ?
On the 2nd of March this year, the news came out as a traumatising shockwave to entire Mauritius!
Iqbal Toofanny, 42 yr-old father of three, was declared deceased by the coroner, 48 hrs after his arrest and stay in custody. Publicized photographic evidence showed multiple contusion and bruises, on several parts of Toofanny’s body. These made no doubt about how the 42 year old citizen, was mistreated, brutalized and beaten up while in Police Custody.
Five suspects, all CID (Central Investigation Department) officers, were indicted on charges of torture and later bailed out on a Rs 9 000 (300 USD) bond, after 24 hrs detention. This, by itself, has been lived through as mere injustice, by an entire empathic population. The entire Police Force and Mauritian judiciary became (again) suspects of unequal justice delivery, towards simple citizen. How can five Police officers come out with a Rs 9000 bail, when there are strong unrebuttable presumption of torture and manslaughter? The Scene was set!
To the eyes of many, this kind of situation could have triggered social chaos. Should this had happened under the previous detested Ramgoolam government, there would have definitely been profound social unrest and riots, like in 1999 when iconic creole singer Kaya died in Police Custody. Continue reading
En ce jour de fête nationale, beaucoup de commentaires à propos de notre passé colonial et de questions sur la pertinence de l’indépendance de notre pays, fusent à-tout-va sur la toile. Fallait-il se défaire des Anglais ? Pourquoi nous ont-ils laissé tombé ? N’aurions-nous pas été mieux avec des Livres Sterling ?
Savoir si nous sommes mieux sans ou sous les Anglais, c’est la question qui taraude encore, semble-t-il. Certains iront même jusqu’à dire que si les seigneurs de la Blonde Albion n’avaient pas jugé bon de délaisser l’Île Bourbon pour l’Île de France, nous serions en train de payer la baguette de pain à plus de Rs 38.00… Ce qui est une vérité en soi ! Continue reading