Mercury pollution is a serious global environmental and human health problem which causes various adverse impacts throughout the world. The healthcare industry is one of the glaring examples of mishandling of mercury. Healthcare uses mercury in many ways like in thermometer, sphygmomanometer, dental amalgam, chemicals etc. The scattered source combined with lack of awareness regarding mercury among the healthcare workers is of grave concern in South Asian Region. Viable alternative technologies are readily available and are increasingly being used by the health care sector in countries around the world. The World Health Organization’s policy is to promote a transition to these alternatives. To address the issue it is important to engage with key stakeholders in health sector in South
Tata Jagriti Yatra is an annual train journey that will take 350 of India's highly motivated youth (with some participation of international students) between the ages of 18-25 on a eighteen day national odyssey, introducing them to unsung heroes of India. The aim is to awaken the spirit of entrepreneurship - both social and economic - within India's youth by exposing them to individuals and institutions that are developing unique solutions to India's challenges. Dates for the Journey: 24th December, 2008 to 11th January, 2009. The journey has a fees, though sponsorship can be arranged for deserving candidates. Individuals are encouraged to sponsor participants through multiples of Rs.34,000/- which the amount to fund each participant. Excited Note from the oranisers: Tata ...
KunZum.com invites all to the book launch of Ajay Jain's new travel book, Peep Peep Don't Sleep by noted photographer and author Amit Pasricha. A collection of funny road signs and ads, Peep Peep Don't Sleep was put together by Ajay Jain after driving over 10,000 km on Indian highways. Adding to the humour is some of his own commentary to go with each sign. Date: November 21, 2008 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm Venue: Oxford Bookstore, Statesman House, Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110 001 Also see: Julley: Photographic Perspective From Ladakh and Other Himalayan Regions
The YP Foundation invites all to Varun Narain's PETROLEUM, an interactive puppet theatre production that crosses the divide between 'man' and 'woman' and questions the idea of a 'good woman', followed by an interaction with the artist. Date: November 24, 2008 Time: 6 PM Venue: The Attic, Connaught Place For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / +91 9871003769
Notificaion for the beginning of a series of workshops/ trainings on related themes by Jaya Iyer. The first of the series, we hope to build a community parents who would like engage on issues of fear, pressure, violence, trust, tensions, breaches within and with our children. The beginning is from self and with sharing our own concerns. This would be followed by monthly workshops that use art, meditation, studies in history, conflict transformation techniques, theatre, field visits , media to engage deeply with these issues with support from Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) and their partners and experts in the field. Date: 23 November 2008 Time: 10.30 am - 1.00 pm Venue: Seminar Hall, NMML, Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi Most of all a - build a community that list
Shubha Mudgal, one of the most versatile and prominent performers of the new generation of Hindustani musicians, sings for the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) which completes twenty years of its activities this year. Shubha sang for SAHMAT for the first time in 1991 during a 17-hour non-stop performance of music and dance on 1 January 1991: 'Artists Against Communalism'. Since then, she has been actively involved with the activities of SAHMAT in defence of our secular tradition, and has composed and sung, at times especially for SAHMAT, on innumerable occasions. Shubha's repertoire of medieval mystic and Sufi poetry includes rarely heard texts from the Vaishnava Pushti-marg poets, as well as Nirguna Sufiana poetry. As a result of years of studying and setting to music this poe