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She doesn’t pass unnoticed …  Renousha Busawah is a young lady with a big heart and a determined mind. Her motto is « seek education from the cradle to the grave ». Nobody is ever fully educated, if you are determined to learn, no one can stop you or take it away says Renousha with a smile. Her studies include Law and management and she is politically active among PMSD’s young.

 

Wild, feisty, independent and exciting, Sagittarian women are arguably the wild child of the zodiac. Adventurous, fun loving, sociable and friendly, they are typically determined to live life to the fullest.

This is an honest women, a straight shooter who speaks her mind. Inspiring and spontaneous she can sometimes be seen as too aggressive or impatient by those who prefer a more subtle approach to life.

She values independence and freedom, manifested both in a liberal open mindedness and a dislike of feeling trapped or obligated. She often does better with a strong willed and independent partner, rather than one who is too needy or possessive.

 

We are having lunch on Hotel Labordonnais’s terrace and I ask what her party are doing for the less fortunate of Mauritius. Renousha’s eyes flashes as she puts down her cutlery. It is one of my partys specialities she replies with ardour (just what I had hoped to hear). We actively seek out youths in areas plagued by unemployment, drug use and other issues. Without moralizing we provide role-models in e.g. sports and make them see that thru work, solidarity and decent values you can create a good life. We know that the outcasts and misfits are the children most likely to become violent, so it only follows that we must pull them into the arms of love and/or acceptance, and find a place where they fit. If our system doesn’t have a place where a child fits, there’s something wrong with the system, not the child. With this party everyone get chance to shine.

 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years , I wonder? You aren’t supposed to disclose the age of ladies but Renousha is 26 years old.

« I want to be a part of creating a social métissage in Mauritius, that will entail great tolerance and acceptance among people no matter social background or culture.” “accomplished my purpose on earth, bringing my contribution of peace and happiness in others life. One thing for sure I will never be a victim but a survivor because I will emerge to be stronger than my suffering”

 

Let us hope for all our sakes, that you are a Member of Parliament within 10 years and that the politicians are sensible enough to take good care of you. If not … well, there will be others standing in the line!

 

Do read the farmers daughters story, who became fatherless at the age of 11, what drives her – ambition, her faith in Shiva and what she does when she gets mad …paining, beautiful isn’t it?

 

A very warm welcome Renousha!

 

 

 

Born in a middle class Hindu family, the last offspring of the bonding of Oumashankarsing Busawah – who was a farmer as we had a lot of land to take care of. And my dad had magical hands to grow crops. Always having the best of vegetables in the market and of Chamantee Busawah who was a housewife in the famous village of Lallmatie.  The story that follows will be like many other stories, a legend for many people.

Middle of the 90s, living in Mauritius, a friend of mine told me this story tears to the eyes:

The story begins after Hurricane Hollanda hit Mauritius in February 1994 when electricity is falling and it had not been restored to many parts of the island

 

People were talking about a werewolf « Touni minuiT », a man turning into a wolf at the full moon. He had the shiny black hair to see silver. Families were frightened because he raped women at night and left them suckers of remarkable size in the neck.

This wolf did not kill humans, he was frightened and only defended himself if he was threatened. He was especially thirsty for sex by the fresh young female flesh. The first victims were Muslim and Hindu youth. A racial war was going to be provoked in this ubiquitous and mystical tension between the communities.

 

And I was only 3 years old. LOL. Lived my life in simplicity and spirituality. I HAVE NO RELIGION. I live only for love and goodness. My principle is Unconditional love for which I am a great Worshipper of Lord Shiva and Krishna. I was the one going to school with my dad on his bicycle. Those were the best days on my life. If only I could have a second chance to be on the seat of that bicycle. Lost him when I was only 11 years old. Since then it’s my mother who brought us to what we ( My elder sister Kaminee and brother Moshunsing and me) are today. My elder sister who is a corporate legal executive in an offshore company and my brother who is a Gablou inTraffic Branch. My mum’s perseverance in our upbringing has been an inspiration for me.

 

I was a very proactive student in college days, always trilled for something more than the routine (extracurricular activities), be it educational elocution competition, painting competition, Athletics Intercollege competition or student workshop. I loved being the ambassador of my college which I considered my second home and family. I was the favorite of my teachers and rector as I was very helpful in the day to day running of the affairs in the college being the part of the student council. And finally made it to 3 last years of standing as president student council in Manilal doctor SSS. All the girls were under my guards..lol that’s why I had a tomboy attitude there…like the bodyguards of my girl and very protective towards them. My passion for sports started in that heaven, it’s still vivid in my memories, we were practicing for intercollege and we were going to college at 6.30am instead of 8am. The morning were meant for jogging in the sugarcane fields and sustained by work outs and practice once back in the gymnasium. On rainy days we were cleaning the gym instead of going for jog. Well yes we were sweeping the floor of gymnasium maybe that’s what made me feel that belonging in that heaven. Another incident that made me close to sports is that I was not good at Hindi Language, big problem to write and read hindi while very fluent in spoken hindi and understanding but that was not enough to pass the subject that was why I dropped the subject and had 8 periods per week for recreational and library time. Most of my time I spent in the gym while teachers were plying in their free periods and I was just sitting there and watching them and learning their moves. Inspired by my English teacher who was the only female teacher smashing the man teachers, she was really good at it. Finally once I got the chance to prouve my interest and show what I can do with that badminton racket, luckily they were missing one player to start the game, so that gave me opportunity to demarcate myself. God was great to me that day…and yes I made it to a drop shuttle which they lost hope to remove but I don’t know how magically I counterattack that shuttle. Since then I was in the team. Then I was going for private gymnasium to learn further which afterwards made me god enough to even represent my university at further stages in universiade.

 

 

Those days life was all I ever dreamed of.  My university life was incredibly awesome with the AISEC experience which is an international student organization NGO which gave opportunities for program exchange. Learned a lot of different cultures with them while we had seminars together, camping and all.. In my free time at university I was playing cards and billiards with other acquaintances in the university. I had very few friends but lots of acquaintances. For me it was all about having a partner to play games. I also had the opportunity to be involved in student union election and then that brought me the will to learn more about politics. I took part in a moment once which aimed for “NO TO CORUPTION 15Mil youngsters”- Which finally turned up to a population of 5 thousand. In that group AZIRMORIS I made quite a few friends, barristers namely Nilen Vencadasamy, journalist like Noor Adam Essack , photographer Jameel Peerally and also Ally Lazer of the film “Paradis en deuil” and other life long friends. These are the people who have seen me evolved in life from the Pootzie girl who loved life to bits and was a freedom fighter to what I am today. I always believed that I have the will the make the difference. We also had done some social work like donation in that group of needy people. This was the first time I’ve seen people living under the bridge like SDF. Well yes I’ve seen a lot in this life time. Am glad now this government claim that there is no extreme poverty and no SDF.

I am always grateful to God who gave me a family, shelter and food to eat. Good health and physic to help other in the way I can. Be it giving my seat to an elderly or looking after my Grandfarther in his last stage of life. Yes in my time of solace I feel his omnipresent, else with life battles I wouldn’t have the courage to survive.. Surely the blessing of great souls.

 

I started learning law in branch campus of Wolverhampton in Mauritius where I made a lot of networking with the legal world and foreign lecturer of world class. Namely Christ Turner of Tort and Criminal law books. That experience really made me love law. It is said that those who know how to twist law to their favour always has an upper hand on those who doesn’t.

 

 

Went to do my munipupilage at Erriah Chambers where I was called Paro by my Maitre The favorite of all. Adrien Duval was doing his pupillage next to my chamber and that’s where I’ve known him and got more interested in politics. Even in my chamber had few political interested people like Robin APPAYA and Sachin Auchoybur. Our coffee break was for such topics and football.
It was already 2014 the period of General election when I was going crazy and was so eager to learn how things go around! In zone no 9, which is quite a hot zone in the Mauritian history. I was one among them whom they asked for help as per them having me in their group could bring them few more votes. Well nothing is free. For me it was a barter system where I was given the right platform I needed to learn more about the so politics. No am not one party but a Mauritian citizen who keeps his vote for herself. No one can know that. As helping someone and voting for someone is a big difference. But yes always have that feeling of appartenance being with them for so many days. I believe in individualism and leadership of a good captain who can lead. I am not someone who gonna say yes to something which is wrong. For that I could not really associate me with a distinct party before. But then they say from far you can’t bring change you have to get into the system to bring change. So here I am being a member of the executives of PMSD.

 

I confronted many people in this life time, all I can say I can look all in their eyes and face them, Because I never backstabbed someone, I’ve never hurt someone knowingly and never had double standards. My life has always been an open book to those who could show interest in me. I have nothing to hide nor lie but yes don’t play with Sagittarius she can be dangerous. As she lives to her standard of her own.

 

A helping hand to those seated in the parliament through sharing the ideas is more than enough” “being a parliamentarian means settling to the norms of a system, There is no passion found for settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living a great quote form Nelson Mandela. I’d like to interpret it my way, That politics will always be dirty till you have to give up to your principles and vision for a coalition with the agendas of another party and till this is the situation am not seeing me form part of mediocrity. Like for example you could be a great party doing well but your allies are not doing great, you should be ready to take the burden as you form part of the government. My wish is every party should go alone but then in Mauritius we have this tradition that only a Vaish can be a PM. Funnily I don’t see how politics and religion or worst cast have to do together! As personally f or me a PM has only to prouve of his competence and patriotism for the mother land. Well, there will be others standing in line !

 

A poetry by Rudyard Kipling of IF has had a great impact on my life which goes like:

(‘Brother Square-Toes’—Rewards and Fairies)

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

 

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;

If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

 

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

 

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with Kings -nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

 

Warmest

Renousha Busawah