Cyber Tower 1 of Mauritius will be renamed. WTF!?

When the Cyber Tower 1 of Ebene was built, it was a moment of pride for Mauritius. It was such a beauty and projected itself in the future. A cyber future.

Can Mauritius be called a Cyber Island? Maybe when viewed from a European perspective, it is still decades behind but in terms of Human Intellect, I must say Mauritius is a place where lots of computer geniuses are born and trained. We have local communities such as the MSCC which hosts a Developers’ Conference on a yearly basis.

Image from sundaytimesmauritius

Everything was going fine till our non-elected Prime Minister decided to open his mouth.

Why did he have to do that? I swear the first time I heard the name of “Atal Bihari Vajpayee Tower” was through a Facebook post of one of my friends announcing this nonsense decision. That name doesn’t resonate with a common Mauritian at all. I wouldn’t mind Dr Abdul Kalam though but who is this guy?

I just heard from the PM that they're renaming Cyber Tower 1 to Atal Bihari Vajpayee Tower soon. *cough* *cough* 🙄#Ebene #Mauritius

PubliĂ©e par Nirvan Pagooah sur Samedi 18 aoĂ»t 2018

Why are we revering an Indian politician? Why do we have to revere politicians at all?

Q: Hey, kot to travail?
A: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Tower – Nirvan

Pu dir controlleur descnd moi kot bihari – Keshav

I’d like the Mauritian rupee notes and coins to have all faces removed and have pictures of monuments instead like the Euro. We just went a step backwards. Share if you agree.

Joyeuse FĂȘte de l’indĂ©pendance aux Ministres Mauriciens

Vous ĂȘtes libres de voler combien vous voulez.
Voler en termes d’argent et voyages.
Vous ĂȘtes libres d’emprisoner quiconque vous questionne.
Vous ĂȘtes libres dans les bouchons routiers. Vos motards d’escorte font de la place pour vous. Vous ĂȘtes libre de vendre les plages Mauriciennes sans vous soucier oĂč vont nager les Mauriciens. Donner nous du biryani, nous venons vous cĂ©lĂ©brer aux Champs de Mars.

MIT GSL Mauritius: Winners of Social Impact Award

Over the past 8 weeks, I’ve been attending the MIT GSL [1] programme for Mauritius. It has been an amazing journey. Our team won the Social Impact Award.

Credit: ict.io

Energy demand is increasing yearly but energy supply is having a hard time to catch up in Mauritius. Our project consisted of using IoT devices to reduce energy wastage and to accelerate green energy adoption.

We investigated the greatest consumers of electricity in Mauritius and we found hotels to be among the culprits we hope to tackle. One of the reasons why saving energy is so difficult right now because users don’t know exactly how much each appliance is using. With the advancement of IoT technology and prices of the latter going down, we can now afford to measure the power consumption of each and every device in near real-time.

We can thus analyze the data and remotely turn-off appliances which are wasting energy.

Future plans

Due to high demand with maintenance managers, we hope to provide water and gas monitoring solutions to detect leaks.

If you are paying too much for your electricity bills and you have no idea why? Feel free to contact us. My email address is nayar@joolfoo.com

[1] Massachusetts Institute of Technology Global Startup Lab

Mauritians won’t be silent!

Mauritius is going through a very difficult phase. Lots of time we hear that just posting on Facebook won’t change a thing. Mauritians just talk, no action. Mauritians are cowards.
 
The prophet of Islam reportedly said:
 
“Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.” [Muslim]
 
We cannot actually stop a minister/ti-copin from stealing. We don’t even have access to his office. Forget even the papers. We don’t know what’s happening there.
 
Our voice is what we common Mauritians have — at-least for now. We can see bad things happening. We should talk about it.
 
I don’t have a fucking clue what ICAC et al. do. They are supposed to have powerful hands to stop corruption. Maybe they are helpless too. If your are helpless ICAC, voice it out! We Mauritians are paying you big money.
 
If or When (i hope not) Mauritius becomes like North Korea, we’ll put our votes in ballots in favour of Government despite the heart says otherwise because it then becomes a question of survival.
 
I hope Mauritius never becomes like North Korea. Mauritius is a beautiful country with amazing people. We can’t allow politicians to ruin our reputation and divide us.
 
Peace.