The School of Arts and Aesthetics (SAA), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) invites all interested to the screening of a film entitled, Cities of Sleep. The Film Cities of Sleep (77 minutes), by Shaunak Sen takes the viewer into a heady world of insurgent sleeper’s communities as well as the infamous sleep mafia in Delhi where just securing a safe sleeping spot often becomes a question of life and death for a large number of people. Date: November 6, 2015 (Friday) Time: 6.00 pm Venue: SAA Auditorium, JNU, Delhi The film looks at not only the tremendous social and political pressure that sleep exerts on the homeless in the city but is also a philosophical exploration of sleep at large. Tea will be served at 5.45 pm. Image by C Mitchell via Flickr
Located in Gurgaon, a 500 acre forestland, a complete ecological system in itself, Mangarbani has been the bone of contention between the environmentalists who have been fighting to conserve it, and builders who have been coveting this land to make millions out of it. Date: 21 May, 2015 Time: 7.00 pm Venue: Gulmohar Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi While no-one could deny that the forest was there because it was there for everyone to see, whether the Bani could be defined as a 'forest' became a big bone of contention. The Haryana government's most recent volte face on Mangerbani, saying that this land is not to be classified as forest and cannot be granted conservation status, has once again endangered this sacred land, one of the last surviving patches of gre
With an average elevation of 4,900 meters (16,000 ft), Tibet is the highest region on the face of the Planet, and for this reason, is sometimes referred to as the roof of the world. The entire Tibetan plateau is of much significance to the Indian sub-continent especially because of its strategic location for the region. Several major rivers in South Asia originate from the plateau thus making it a giant water reservoir. These rivers feed over millions of people who depend on them for their survival and livelihoods. Rapid, anthropogenic, unplanned and short sighted activities in the Tibetan plateau will invariably have an immediate adverse impact on the economy and environment of all of Asia. With this as the backdrop, Delhi Greens along with Friends of Tibet (Delhi), and with suppor...
Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The Final Tide Impact of Climate Change on Urbanscape: Sustainability Issue Climate change has long-since ceased to be a scientific curiosity, and is no longer just one of many environmental and regulatory concerns. As the United Nations Secretary General has said, it is the major, overriding environmental issue of our time, and the single greatest challenge facing environmental regulators. It is a growing crisis with economic, health and safety, food production, security, and other dimensions that include designing sustainable city forms. Coastal zones are particularly vulnerable to climate variability and change. Key concerns include sea level rise, land loss, changes in maritime storms and flooding, responses to sea leve
Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series Eco- Dharma reveals eco- approach associated with Indian concept of sacredness of the nature as well as concern in development of public environmental awareness. India today brings the picture of deep ecological crisis as a consequence of over population, aggressive implementation of technology and climate change. The living matter strives in attempt to share life space with human constructions and machinery. Bishnois from Western Rajasthan since 16th Century effectively continues their Eco- Dharma - sacred duty of protecting environment. Bishnoi villages oases are easily distinguishable with plenty of trees and wild life. The community is known for sacrificing their wealth and life to guard them. Toxics Link invites you for
Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series Hot as Hell Screening : Hot as Hell; Directed by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta Mining and industrial projects marginalise the poor and exasperate inequalities in the name of development allover the world. Although mining has been promoted as a livelihood option it employs less than 5.6% people in India today. Jharia in Jharkhand which is known for its massive store of primary coking coal and for raging underground coal fire has a different story to tell. The small township with billions of worth of coal is reeling under poverty. The prevailing lawless situation and thriving mining mafia apart from the coal fire literally turned life here a hell. Experts say it is the unscientific mining cause the inferno in Jharia. The life of mor
Mahesh Bhatt & Centre for Advocacy & Communication Cordially invite you to the screening of "Poison on the Platter" On Wednesday, 4 February 2009 at 3:00 p.m. At India Islamic Cultural Centre Auditorium 87-88, Lodhi Estate New Delhi 110 003 The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the impact of Genetically Modified foods on human health and environment, involving Jeffrey M. Smith, Executive Director, Institute for Responsible Technology, Iowa, USA; Devinder Sharma, Forum for Biotechnology & Food Security; and Mahesh Bhatt. Kindly join for high tea after the screening. For further information, please contact: Ajay Kanchan email@example.com