Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Aruna Rodrigues of Mhow - Fighting Against GM Foods

Aruna Rodrigues of Mhow is the chief petitioner in a PIL on Genetically Modified crops filed in the Supreme Court of India in 2005.

On Feb 13 2008 there was a hearing in New Delhi in the Supreme Court of India.
In an article titled Dancing With Frankenstein in the section Engaged Circle in the weekly Tehelka (Vol 5, Issue 12, Dated Mar 29, 2008) Aruna gives us detailed information about her campaign against GM Foods. As mentioned at the end of the article: "This article is based on the evidence submitted in Court, which includes statements of leading world scientists prepared for the Court."

Click here to read this well researched article on an issue of utmost importance.
A Report in Priya Pathak - the Hindi Weekly from Mhow

April 14 2008 was a big day for Mhow. The birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was celebrated here in a big way. Thousands of Dalits, especially Mahars, visited Mhow on that day. Not to mention politicians from all the leading political parties.
I had taken spot interviews of a few of the visitors that day. And some of these were published in the Hindi Weekly Priya Pathak (April 19-25, 2008) which is published from Mhow by Dinesh Solanki. The title of the article was 'Ambedkar Jayanti Par Daliton Se Sakshatkar - Report Dev Kumar Vasudevan duara'.