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“Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives” - film screening, and debate thereof

9 Feb 2013 16:00

INDIA FOR SAFE FOOD, a citizens’ movement to uphold the right of every Indian to safe food, is organizing a film screening of “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives”, a film made in the USA by Institute for Responsible Technology (only important parts of the film will be shown due to paucity of time),

Wake up, Clean up Bengaluru

I had the privilege of attending what was termed as a 'Power Nashta' session of 'opinion makers' yesterday morning at the "Wake up, Clean up Bengaluru" week-long workshop, currently in progress at the Freedom Park (the facebook wall of the workshop may be accessed

World AIDS Day is December 1st. It's Impact on India

World AIDS day is coming up in a week and I thought it would be important to talk about HIV and AIDS in all of India.

Animal sacrifice in the open

I am reproducing below, relevant extracts of mail exchanges on the subject in "OneBengaluru Google-group" (there is an unwritten code in the group that such involved discussions should not be encouraged, and that it is meant largely for exchanging information - well, I guess, that's where PRAJA comes in):

Walkathon to build awareness on SWM - 2nd Oct

2 Oct 2012 10:00

Citizens’ Action Forum (CAF) along with Solid Waste Management Round Table (SWMRT) has been campaigning for the introduction of Segregation of waste at Source and the promotion of the concept of Zero Waste Output at the ward level so that the need to transport large quantities of municipal solid waste over long distances to land fill sites is eliminated a

Appalling health standards in Bangalore hotels

It is a well known fact in all markets & mandis you will visit that the rotten vegetables they stack on the side are for hotels. 

footpath issues

BBMP or corporation has removed the stones on the footpath for clearing the drainage about 4 months back but so far, no one has put the stones back. This is on Bannerghatta main road and inspite of complaints to sakaala and BBMP, no action is being taken. Who is the exact contact person for this ?

Loudspeaker menace

A high court division bench headed by CJ Vikramajit Sen has given a week’s time to the Bangalore police commissioner to explain what action his department has initiated against illegal use of loudspeakers at religious places in the city. “If the same is not given, we will have to call the commissioner,” the bench said.

Banana Republic

It is highly unlikely that all the directors of AMRI, Kolkata, were in charge of day-to-day functioning of the hospital. It was the same when the Bhopal disaster happened.

Dangerous Hospitals this time

Recently a fire tragedy killed many patients at a Kolkata hospital. The trusties of the hospital were arrested.

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