Behind the pseudonym of Ekasringa Avatar hides an island native woman who is myself, the creator and administrator of that blog.
I was born on 15th December 1980 in Moka, Mauritius, but since I got married in 2005, I have been living the experience of a true expatriate. It started in Madagascar, where my husband was already settled since year 2000 as a working expatriate. We have been living and working there together as husband and wife for more than 4 year and a half. Unfortunately, at the end of September 2009 we had to pack everything and go back to Mauritius, due to the insecure and dangerous situation caused by the 2009 socio-political crisis, which wildly shook and shattered the country and the people. It was a very tearful experience for me, since I loved my life in Madagascar despite the inconvenients caused by lack of freedom and lack of hygiene. But I was happy there and really felt at home.
A short comeback to my native country Mauritius
During the 3 years spent in Mauritius, I gave birth to a little boy and could succeed, together with my husband, purchasing our own house. We also re-adapted in our Mauritian living style and I had the opportunity to learn new things, such as house chores, cooking, being a mother and being a house owner. It was very difficult and painful, we had been facing huge family pressure, but we did it.
New life opportunity: The Seychelles
But one day, since my husband’s company in Mauritius was facing some financial difficulties, my husband started looking for other job opportunities elsewhere and succeeded into having one in the Seychelles.
– Canada (Montreal – Quebec)
Quick flashback on my academical and professional skills
I have completed all my primary and secondary school years in French Scholar Establishment in Mauritius, in partnership with the Alliance Francaise of Mauritius, and obtained my Baccalaureate in Tertiary Sciences and Technologies, option Account and Management in 2000 with the Academy of Reunion Island. Then I followed a professional full-time course for a period of 2 years in a Training Centre linked with the Academy of Reunion Island, after which I obtained my Technical Degree as Management Assistant for Small and Medium Enterprises and Industries in July 2002. I also followed a few extra-courses after my graduation in Secretarial Studies and Typwriting sessions at Level 1 in a private Secretarial traininc centre, some grooming courses in another private training centre. I had the opportunity working for one year in a state insurance company from December 2004 to December 2005 and resigned since I would get married and settled in Madagascar in February 2005 just after marriage. During my stay in Madagascar I had mostly been working for the account of a freight and transit company in Antananarivo as Logistics Assistant linked with the Joint General Manager from October 2005 till April 2008, then resigned for personal matters for a couple of months during which I remained unemployed, after which I came back for 3 months in part time to replace an ex-colleague who was on maternity leave, in her functions as Freight Forwarding and Administrative Agent, from October to December 2008. Finally, I had the opportunity to work as Administrative Assistant from home for the account of a small business settled by a couple of friends of ours, and who was acting as a subcontractor for a multinational company settled in Madagascar.
Rediscovering my passion for writing and discovering Ekasringa
Despite a short and average academical and professional experience, I don’t have any regrets and take that average success with a lot of philosophy since I took that long break to make up my mind about what I would really love to do. I re-discovered then an old passion which I started developing when I was 7 years old, but which I had been putting in brackets for a very long period due to my studies and the numerous changes and challenges which were awaiting me after school and university, and which I am giving birth to again: WRITING.
I went on my writings, for a couple of time, in a very wrong way by choosing to write some personal stuffs of my life on it, and putting them public. It was not because of the fear that I would be attacked or bullied, since I was aware of the risk that I was taking about publishing my personal stuffs publicly, and the risks I was taking of facing hateful comments from narrow-minded people, menaces of death and even bullying. But further to some wise advices I received recently, I came to understand something very important regarding my blog: By writing my personal stuffs, even though I am doing it under anonymity, I am not only involving and exposing myself to danger, but I am also involving and exposing together with me the more than 10-year marriage life I have been living with my husband, my less than 10-year motherhood experience I have been experimenting so difficultly with our son, and my own place within the social real-life environment I am actually located. Also, even though it’s still something very hard to accept, I had to make a deep cleaning of my blog and put aside my personal life stuffs for a while. The aim I had behind it was to share those experiences with everybody and the lessons that were taught to me during those experiences, which I completely assumed for allowing me to write them and publish them publicly and shamelessly, even though they are extremely sensitive and harsh experiences that I did in life and which are, for most of them, very shocking. But the circumstances regarding my family and my social status did that I couldn’t allow myself doing such a thing. Also, I completely changed my blog and made of it a platform in which I would like to share with you a lot of interesting stuffs about several aspects of life which may interest my audience (travelling, science, history, lifestyle, parenting, education, religion, spirituality, paranormal, etc.). But I kept my other sub-blogs regarding book reviewing, short stories and books under preparation, since they are still under project. The book reviewing is something that I kept on promising since a long time to several of my writer contacts, but I retrieved myself stuck in so many unstable and insecure situations which didn’t allow me going ahead with that project. One of the things that also made me very sad was that, as I had a luggage of excess of 15 kilos with only some books I wanted to bring with me in my suitcase, I had to give away those books by donating them to some local people and to my son’s school library, and frankly speaking, I deeply regret having done that, since they were excellent books and since I know I will never retrieve them again 😦 Regarding the short stories, I haven’t written that much, but they are still in project since I also project to participate into some short story and essay competitions proposed to me and which would sound interesting. Finally, I still to project to develop the synopsis of the books featuring in my other sub-blog as well. Another project will take birth very soon, which consists of a series of books around a character that I am actually creating, and whose episodes of her life were inspired at the same time by real-life stories and the different meanings behind her name and which coincide with her life experiences. However I haven’t published this yet since it requests a deep preparation and personal work with myself as the author, as this project treats about life experiences which are extremely sensitive. This project won’t be accessible though to the whole public, but only to a very specific public who will not only be aware about the sensitivity of the content, but also assume that they will be able to understand those situations and maybe testify as well in case they would have known such similar dramatic experiences.
Who is Ekasringa?
According to the Ancient Scriptures retrieved from the Indus Valley within the lost Harappan Dynasty, Ekasringa is represented by a single-horned antelope and is one of the numerous names given to Lord Vishnu, the Hindu God from the Hindu Trilogy, who is in charge of the protection and the conservation of the Universe and its living and non-living creatures. Ekasringa is also the name given to that scripture, which is the representation of the Hindu Unicorn. This is the Hindu representation of our well-known western legendary Unicorn as well. Because I always believed in the principle that you should always be born original and die original, and not as a copy. But as incredible as it may be, I never believed in the Unicorn philosophy in the past. I started believing in it since a friend of mine shared with me some beautiful unicorn pictures that he collected from electronic greeting cards he was receiving from his friends and relatives. One of them really attracted my attention, showing a unicorn sitting on top of some white stairs to Heaven, watching the sun rising and pointing at the direction of a mysterious temple on the edge of an opposite hill. This picture attracted me and brought me so many positive vibrations I could never imagine to receive one day. I started then doing some researches about the legend of the unicorn, and then discovered through my researches the existence of the Ekasringa unicorn, born in a forest from the union between a divine antelope and a man who was living as a hermit among animals. I discovered that you should be a unicorn in life, because a unicorn is above someone unique. But for being unique, there is a price to pay: To be yourself. That is what I am trying hard to be, because I struggle a lot with a lot of constraints which force me to be far from what I am, and close to what people want me to be to satisfy their own ego. But I am confident that I will one day be shamelessly myself and completely, so that I can be a unicorn too one day. So always be yourself unless you become a unicorn, then be a unicorn for the rest of your life.