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Got pinched…….because of a cigarette

July 30, 2008 Leave a comment

Today, while returning home after university courses, I stopped in the capital (Port-Louis) to enjoy a meal in a fast-food restaurant. After eating I immediately headed to a retail shop to buy a one cigarette ( this practice of buying is common in Mauritius), light it up and enjoy the smoke.

Unfortunately after smoking I carelessly throw the rest of it on the pavement, when immediately a police officer who came out of nowhere ‘intercepted’ me, introduced himself as an environmental police officer and asked me to give my identity card. Not only did he noted my name, ID number but he also asked me several questions such as what do I do in life, where do I live, my phone number etc etc.

So I told the officer that I agree I was at fault and think that in fact he was doing his job properly, nevertheless I asked him if am I going to get a fine, in the first place he told me yes, then he told me not to do it again, of course I tried at least to apologise myself and asked him again if I was going to be fined, he was evasive….and told me that I was free to go.

Till now I haven’t received any phone call about this issue, Was he serious when he took my name, ID etc? Was he ‘trying’ only to be impressive which would make me think twice before repeating this ‘crime’ again? Perhaps time will tell!

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Maxwell: The outsider

July 27, 2008 Leave a comment

For some years now, I have been reading Maxwell: The outsider by Tom Bower which is an unauthorised biography of Robert Maxwell a fascinating thus controversial character who roses from extreme poverty to incredible wealth and power and his spectacular downfall and mysterious death. A lot for only one man who happen to be born on the same date as me only his was sixty years ago 😉

Synopsis

Publisher, politician, financier, industrialist, printer and sportsman, Robert Maxwell is a man who has provoked loyalty and loathing as well fascination from those who have witnessed his courage, energy, ambition and business acumen. In writing his biography the author has interviewed over 350 people across the world who have known Maxwell – as a young boy brought up as an orthodox Jew; in the Czech and British armies during the Second World War; in post-war Berlin and in the City of London; in Westminster where he hoped to become a senior minister in Harold Wilson’s government; and in New York where his Czech relations live.

Courtesy of Amazon.co.uk

Bright or stupid??

July 26, 2008 Leave a comment

We all agree that technology contributes largely to our daily activities more positively than negatively, but does it affect your life stupidly as shown in this pic??? 😉

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Feminist propaganda???

July 26, 2008 Leave a comment

While surfing on the net in search of some nice pictures, I came across this pic of the ‘evolution of man’ which clearly shows that man has evolved into a pig. This is absolutely ridiculous and sexist due to the fact that nowadays men are taking care of themselves as much as women do!! In fact I would rather say that man today has drastically feminised himself and good examples would be David Beckham, Brad Pitt etc.

Robocop vs Terminator

July 13, 2008 Leave a comment