April 2, 2014 (updated April 12, 2015)

Articles in English:

Women's rights also in China and Nepal? (2015)
Young men need contact with children? (2015)
India's daughter: The travel towards a modern society has started (2015)
The Bhopal disaster 30 years (2014)
Meeting my Bhopali family (2014)
The sterilization catastrophe in Chhatisgarh (2014)
To manage on Indian mean wage (2013)
29 year since the Bhopal gas catastrophe (2013)
How to find "The Bhopal Saga" and Wikipedia references (2013)
Combining complementary medicine with western medicine - can we gain something? (2005)
The same, ppt-presentation with photos
Facts about Ayurveda (2005)
More material in English on Swedish Doctors for the Environment

Adding injustice to injury - health perceptions, plurality, and power in the ongoing Bhopal disaster  Ruth Markwardt (2013)

April 15, 2015

Has the situation changed? Not much. In 2012, I tried to reach contact with the ambassador and others. No reaction. In 2014, in my despair, I invited my family to Nepal where we spent two weeks together.

In October 2015, my eldest grand daughter is going to marry. Will I be allowed to participate? We are extremely close to each others, and both our hearts would cry if I cannot be there.

I see this as a punishment for publishing The Bhopal Saga in 2004. It struck me several years afterwards, when I already was only a passive observer of the Bhopal case. Now, at 73, retired GP (never been a researcher or a journalist) since 2008, I am toothless. No one asks for my non-updated knowledge about the Bhopal case. Very few reads my blogs. I cannot hurt the Indian government.

I just want to join my granddaughter's marriage and see my Bhopali family. Before I get too old and too handicapped to go to India (I have two artificial hip joints, now 15 years old - they might break any day, and then I cannot walk).


January 30, 2011
What is occupying my mind just now is that I was not allowed to enter India last week, although I had a proper visa. I made the journey home - Delhi - home in 29 hours. Except that I was not allowed to meet the person who made the decision to send me back home, I was well treated by the staff at the airport. But that did not help - I felt humiliated, powerless, abandonned. My grief was deep, not meeting my Bhopali family. I cried for hours. Luckily, compared to the refugees that we send back, I was met by my neighbours in my collaborative housing.

You can read more about my relation to India and the Indian embassy on http://www.eckerman.nu/.

October 2, 2010

Swedish is my, my family's and my friends' mother tongue. So it is very natural that Swedish is my preferred language for blogging - specially when I write about what happens in Sweden.

However, now and then I reflect about what happens in India. I regularly visit Bhopal, as I have been involved in the follow up of the Union Carbide gas disaster 1984. Now I am adopted as a "grandmother" by a Bhopali family, so I want to visit my "grand children" at least once a year.

My plans are to add comments in English at this page now and then. You can also follow my English speaking character Ingrid C Eckerman at Facebook.

Information about my book "The Bhopal Saga - Causes and Consequences of the Worlds Largest Industrial Disaster" is found at my webpage http://www.eckerman.nu/.

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