Monthly Archives: November 2011

Not adding to Bhopal’s toxic load

Chandrakanta Sisodia leans forward, eager to share her extensive knowledge of alternative cleaning products developed by staff and the three sanitary workers – herself, Jamila and Nandkishor – here at Sambhavna. ‘When I joined in 2005, we started using neem water made from the leaves of the plant for cleaning the floors here. We want […]

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Health Education on Diabetes

The small centre table in the gol ghar (our roundhouse meeting space) was covered with the leaves and flowers of Gudhal (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Neem (Azadirachta indica) and Adusa (Adhatoda vasica). Behind the table Shahnaz (our librarian and volunteer coordinator) was facilitating a discussion with around 20 diabetic patients. This was the scene […]

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IOC calls on Indian Olympic Association to u-turn on Games boycott

The International Olympic Committee has called on the Indian Olympic Association to reject any considerations of a possible boycott of the London 2012 Olympic Games, saying such action would only hurt the athletes. This comes as the former Minister for Sport and Locog board member Tessa Jowell called for Dow Chemicals to withdraw its £7 […]

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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.