Friday, January 25, 2013

Joseph Beats Jackie Chan And Wins Award

Namely the Brillance of China Award 2012. There was a clip on the JT yesterday where TMK had the following to say:

Si par examp monn kapav viv dizon la kiltir sinwaz e promuvwar li dan la fason ki mo finn fer li mo ena la sans inn viv dan Moris ki enn pei de grand tolerans, enn pei multikultirel. E dayer monn insiste lor la. E letan mo ti gagn sa pri la monn tenir usi pu dir ki mo dedie sa a Moris, a mon pei.

I'll drink to that.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Berenger Has Throat Cancer, Steps Down

As leader of the MMM. For at least three months according to L'Express. And for about three months says Le Mauricien. Ganoo is expected to run the MMM while Berenger undergoes surgery overseas. We wish him well.

One of the first time I heard about throat cancer was when Fischer Black died of it. A year after he was diagnosed with it and after having surgery.

Steve Jobs too thought he had overcome cancer. But the disease returned.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Former MK Boss Explains How He Was Fired

This was in an interesting interview which appeared yesterday. He's talking now two years after the event because he is suing his former employer and was bound by a contract clause.

Another interview worth reading is that of former Chief Justice Victor Glover who thinks that Justice Balancy shouldn't give 3-page interviews every 3 weeks.

Any comments?

Monday, January 14, 2013

Humanity's Biggest Gathering Starts Today

When millions are expected to take the dip into one or more of India's holy rivers. The gathering is to last 55 days with over 100 million people to attend. There will be more pilgrims on some days than others: many astrologers have gathered to sort out the most auspicious ones. Today is good to take that sin-cleansing dive. Unless you don't want to miss that Makar Sankranti's kitchari.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Party Lists Have Undermined Accountability in SA

According to The Economist which ran an interesting article on South Africa last October. The famous magazine rightly concludes that individual MPs don't worry about voters anymore: they instead bend over backwards to please party leaders who determine how far they end up from the top of the list.

Guess it too is saying that party lists are evil.