Tag: India

Rescued from slavery on rose farm

Imagine fields of roses and a farm dedicated to the supply of these beautiful flowers to wealthy people in Bangalore, India. Roses represent romance and beauty. But there is a darker side to this idyllic picture. The farm relied on 4 young boys, held as slaves to supply the labour. Two […]

The largest slum in Mumbai

Our senses were overwhelmed at every level. Multiple smells filled the air – air we could almost taste. All around were noises; people shouting and noises from machinery, and animals. We were jostled along the narrow streets – no place for the agrophobic. We could feel the mud squelch […]

The “Rice bowl of India”

Note to self: if you ever go snorkelling again, remember that the sun can still scorch your back even though it is underwater and cool. I had arrived in Indonesia to spend a day or two with our friends Chuck and Angela Shelton. By the time I reached India […]

Appropriate Paper Technology

Appropriate Paper-based Technology

In many developing countries, raw materials are costly but labour is comparatively inexpensive. In India, for example, recycling is the key. Nearly everything that can be recycled is collected and re-used. This reduces dependence on costly raw materials which may have to be imported. Appropriate paper technology provides the means […]