"As an example of a holistic, environmentally-sound, community-focused and patient-centred approach to healthcare, the Sambhavna Clinic is way ahead of anything I have ever visited or worked in, anywhere in the world."

Dr John Hurst, Senior Lecturer, Honorary Consultant, UCL Medical School / Royal Free Hampstead NHS, London

Raghu Rai

Raghu Rai

This famous, terrible and tender picture was taken by Magnum photographer Raghu Rai on the morning of December 3rd, 1984, after the night of horror in Bhopal when a huge cloud of poison gas 500 times more toxic than hydrogen cyanide spewed from a factory belonging to Union Carbide Corporation.

Thousands died in hideous ways. As the sun rose on streets full of corpses, Raghu found himself in a graveyard where a man was burying his young daughter. The father had covered the tiny body but then, unable to bear parting from her, brushed the earth away for one last look.

For the Bhopalis this picture has come to symbolise over 30 years of unimaginable suffering, an injustice never righted, crimes unpunished, and a community that most of the world has forgotten.

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Children of Bhopal

Children of Bhopal

Something very shameful is happening in Bhopal and hardly anyone knows about it. Children are being born dead and malformed in numbers not seen since the spate of horrific births that followed the gas catastrophe of 1984.

Mention Bhopal and most people think of the horrific events of 3rd December 1984, when the city was devastated by a huge leak of poison gas from a pesticide factory owned by US chemical giant Union Carbide.

Thousands died in agony, choking, blinded by gas that burned their eyes and seared their lungs. More than half a million were injured. Today in the city, upwards of 150,000 people are still chronically ill from the injuries suffered on that night. The death toll has reached more than 25,000.

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Bhopal – A Silent Picture

Foreword to Samar Jodha’s forthcoming exhibition by Dominique Lapierre How thrilled I am to learn that Samar S. Jodha, one of the photographers I admire the most, is offering his talent to the cause of the Bhopal tragedy! His photo-installation is a striking document which will contribute to perpetuate the memory of an apocalyptic event […]

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BHOPALI a Winner at SLAMDANCE!

BHOPALI took home the “Audience Award” and the “Grand Jury Best Documentary Award” at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival last night (Jan 27) in Park City, Utah. I want to personally thank all of the Slamdance staff for their help and for including BHOPALI in your festival this year.  The experience has been amazing. Thank […]

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From Lorraine on the train

I’m becoming obsessed. About a few things actually. Having clean feet, obtaining a weekly fix of chocolate, how to perfect the art of making French Toast on a hot plate and making the perfect coffee with limited ingredients (real coffee would be a good start). I am also becoming obsessed with Bhopal, for which I […]

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Information In-Charge

The Sambhavna Clinic is looking to for someone to fill the role of Information In-Charge. The successful applicant will hold a BSc + Diploma / Degree in Mass Communications with experience and proficiency in web applications, photography and writing in English and Hindi. Salary: Rs. 18,000 per month Those interested may please send their application […]

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Yes!

I am a rabid optimist. For me, Every tree that continues to stand, Every stream that continues to flow, Every child that runs away from home, As an indication That the battle Is not only on, It is being won. Possibly you will tell me About the nuclear arms race. And all I can tell […]

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