Monthly Archives: January 2014

#BhopalFacing30 – first portraits

Francesca Moore’s Arts Council funded project BhopalFacing30 has now started in earnest with the first week’s worth of portraits being shot. Read about the trials and tribulations she’s endured, just to get her studio up and running, and the excitement the project has generated in the communities on her blog here: BhopalFacing30 BLOG  

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Scottish Friends of Bhopal Workshop at Edinburgh University’s International Development Week

Scottish Friends of Bhopal, in association with Edinburgh University’s International Development Week, participated in a workshop series highlighting the history of Bhopal and ongoing efforts for justice. Lorraine Close, a nurse who volunteered at the Sambhavna Clinic for six months, shared her experiences and encouraged dialogue within the small groups. Students learned that the impact […]

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Thorsten our Swedish ‘gardener’…

Sambhavna again. End of Nov. I returned to Sambhavna. It’s been 8 months since I left. What has happened? My coming here was heart fully greeted. Immediately I felt at home. Still there is a lot of work in the “Garden”. Actually it is a farm growing medical herbs.  “Planting a Garden is to believe […]

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Diary of a Complementary Therapist

What’s On in Bhopal 1 Sambhavna, November 17 2013, 07:30 – I have just arrived at the Sambhavna clinic in Bhopal, for my second visit. It is a warm morning by the standards of an Englishman but getting that autumnal chilliness for the local people. It was almost exactly two years ago to the day […]

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A Remarkable Young Woman

Last year the Chingari Rehabilitation Centre was lucky enough to be visited by a remarkable young woman. Here is the story of Surabhi’s experience in her own words: “A few months ago, I came across the documentary ‘Bhopali’ by Van Maximilian Carlson that educated me about the current effects of the 1984 disaster. Before moving […]

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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.