November 30, 2009 @ 9:18 pm
The OPEN Magazine (to which I have taken quite a fancy owing to its insightful articles) carries this article by Hartosh Singh Bal titled Bhopal: The Other Story
On the forthcoming 25th anniversary of perhaps the biggest man-made tragedy of our country, Hartosh writes as to why the Bhopal victims are better off without the hordes of visitors who will fly in to commemorate this rather dark past.
An interesting excerpt:
If you want the truth, don’t pay attention to those who parachute in for a day or two or those who claim to understand Bhopal from London, don’t even take my word for any of this. Go to Bhopal armed with a knowledge of Hindi and see for yourself. Allow yourself a month or two in the city to see how the victims who cannot obtain the medicine they need are helped by a story on the front page of the New York Times or a book on the Booker shortlist.
Read the complete article here.