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Environmental impact of deforestation and land use in Janda Baik


By Bhavani Prakash 2011 is the International Year of Forests, and I thought it fitting to conclude the year with a final piece on some of the environmental effects of deforestation and subsequent land use that I observed and learnt about during my field trip a few months ago, to the area of Janda Baik, […]


December 30th, 2011 | Posted in Biodiversity,Chemicals,Sustainable Development | Read More »

Six largest agrochemical TNCs stand trial for human rights violations


By Bhavani Prakash A historic tribunal, the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) was held in Bangalore, India from 3rd to 6th December, 2011 to indict Agrochemical Transnationals (TNCs) for gross violations of human rights. Here is the trailer to the Tribunal: Video link here Victims and survivors of the pesticide industry from all over the world were […]

December 10th, 2011 | Posted in Chemicals,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

Are all chemicals bad and all natural things good?

I was asked this very interesting question by a reader in response to an earlier blog, “Let’s celebrate a Chemical Free Day.” If I were to speak literally, our human body itself is a huge chemical soup, 70% of which is made up of H2O molecules!!  So we don’t need to balk at the word “chemicals” as though […]

April 7th, 2009 | Posted in Chemicals | Read More »

Will Earth Hour really make a difference?


Earth Hour 2009 has a nice buzz around it, in contrast to last year, when it passed by almost incognito. Just look at the response this year to Earth Hour, a global event initiated by WWF Australia and The Sydney Morning Herald in 2007.  Compared to 35 countries who participated in 2008, today we’ll see people from […]

March 28th, 2009 | Posted in Chemicals,Climate Change,Energy/Renewables,Green Action,Green Activism | Read More »

Celebrate ONE Chemical Free Day!

Eco WALK the talk is happy to feature this article by guest writer and practising homoeopath, Dr. Priyadarshini Kamat. JUST ONE CHEMICAL FREE DAY…TO SAVE YOU AND ME By Dr Priyadarshani Kamat Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink? Soon we are moving in this direction.  Unless we act fast.  Look around, Pause, Think. […]

March 24th, 2009 | Posted in Chemicals,Home remedies | Read More »

How to celebrate a Green HOLI

A modified version of this article is published in today’s edition of Tabla! a Singapore newspaper by SPH Holi hai!! Holi which is just around the corner, is the most energetic and vibrant of Indian festivals. People literally take to the streets in India and play with a riot of colour, smearing it all over […]

March 5th, 2009 | Posted in Chemicals,Green Festivals/Events | Read More »

All you need for a gleaming, white smile!

I don’t remember much of my great-grandmother except for two things. One, she was a spirited lady and second, she lived to be a healthy 97 years old. The amazing fact is that till she breathed her last, she had all her 32 teeth intact, and gleaming white they were. I bring this up because […]

December 11th, 2008 | Posted in Chemicals,Cleaning | Read More »

Celebrating a green Diwali


Diwali or Deepavali as it’s also called, is the festival of lights and is one of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated in India and the world over with great pomp and fervour. People spring clean their homes, decorate them with beautiful rangoli (patterns made of coloured powder or rice), […]

October 26th, 2008 | Posted in Chemicals,Green Festivals/Events | Read More »


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