Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Another experiment. Have tried colouring in the Chattisgarh part of a Malaria Resistance map

Friday, August 6, 2010

Right to Food convention

Starting on 6th August thousands from different states have gathered at Rourkela. The Public Health Network is here. So is Milli United Forum. Among MFC friends Mira and Binayak are here. So is Ritu Priya. From West Bengal I met Anuradha Talwar. Santosh Rana will speak tomorrow. Kavita Srivastava and Jean Dreze are on the stage.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Aila Hits Bengal

Kolkata was hit by a strong gale (90 to 100km/hour) which uprooted trees all over the city on 25th May. The rural areas were affected- over a hundred thousand people lost their homes. Some blocks like Kakdwip seems to have been difficult to reach.
Meanwhile in a different part of India - Dr Binayak Sen was released from Raipur jail at 5.45pm following bail granted by the Supreme Court yesterday.
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Baha Porob

A two day workshop was held by All India Santal Welfare and Cultural Society at the Golabari Resource Centre at Bhikahar in Tapan Block, Dakshin Dinajpur district. The tribal leaders (Manjhi Pargana), youth and women's groups discussed empowerment. The programme ended with an all night cultural function including a performance by Haimanti Hembrom and her father. Marandi Mahashoy spoke on Santal culture.

Basanta Utsab

This is the 5th year that Basanta Utsab was celebrated with big processions, cultural functions, colours and, of course, food! The DM Ramanuj Chakraborty, the SP (Uttar Dinajpur) Shankar Singh, Chairman Raiganj Municipality and huindreds of young people and older people too participated. Great music, lots of fun! Thanks Dr Jayanta Bhattacharya!

Womens Day 2009

This lady brought her grandson. Celebrations were held at Bolaigaon and Rajibpur. Smt Minoti Ghosh of Nari Mukti attended the latter. Mahila Mandal of Barmanpara staged an anti-dowry play at Bolaigaon.