Bhopal A Prayer for Rain, a film on the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, was declared tax-free in Madhya Pradesh by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. “Such tragedy should never take place in any city of the world and development should never take place at the cost of human being’s existence,” he said after watchingRead more about Bhopal A Prayer for Rain[…]
Artist Pete Dunne’s Untitled. Dunne was living in a small town less than 100km from Bhopal at the time of the disaster Tweeter session from 3rd December 2014 tinyurl.com/n8r49dz In 1917, a merger of four companies in USA creates the Union Carbide & Carbon Corp., makers of carbon rods for street lights, electrodes for furnacesRead more about Bhopal The Carbide Timeline[…]
Part Four: Mass Tort John P. Coale, lawyer, behind his desk at his 22nd Street office. Dudley Brooks/The Washington Post via Getty Images John Coale was in the back of a taxicab, riding down Washington, D.C.’s Massachusetts Avenue. The radio was on, the news announcer relating details of a catastrophic gas leak in India atRead more about The Ghosts Of Bhopal[…]
Part Three: Post Mortem Dr. Satpathy ordered that each unclaimed body be photographed and identified by number. Dec. 3, 1984. Stones tapping at the window. What time is it? Certainly past midnight. The sound is loud enough and persistent enough to rouse Dr. D.K. Satpathy from his slumbers. Fie. The man throwing these stones isRead more about The Ghosts Of Bhopal[…]
Part Two: Building a New India Daulat Singh Rajput, a local farmer The village square in Dhamarra, 30 kilometres north of Bhopal, is centred by a vibrantly painted Hindu temple (hibiscus pinks and sea blues), a russet-coloured made-in-India Massey Ferguson 1035 DI tractor, and two cows. In a moment, the tractor will taka-taka-taka outRead more about The Ghosts of Bhopal[…]
The night was black as batwings and the winds were growing colder as Nadir Khan clocked out of his job at the Union Carbide factory, strode past the security guard station, then through the front gate and headed for home.
Thirty years are enough to heal wounds and rebuild lives. But for the people of Bhopal, their past haunts them and clouds their future. From the photographs of long lost loved ones on their walls, to the constant trips to hospitals, every day comes with a reminder of 3rd December, 1984. “I lost my sonRead more about Bhopal – Thirty Years Later[…]