Indranet Index

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INDEX

Indranet Journal Issue No. 1 to 34

INJ Issue No 1

Indranet Journal, Vol 1.1 Aug 1991

Comment
Television, kids and the consumer cult, Leslie Rodricks
Science – A curse, Shubhra Gupta
On Excellence, Winin Pereira
Man or Mangroves? Susan Dhavle
Multinationals/Two Thirds World
Narmada – A perspective, Unmesh Brahme/Annusandhan

INJ Issue No 2
Indranet Journal, Vol 1.2 Nov 1991

Comment, Unmesh Brahme
Diabolical Du Pont, Ira Roy
Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye, Winin Pereira
Where Lies True Dignity? Mona Patrao
Biotechnology – Playing God
Kalidas’ Narmada, Susan Dhavle
Do Machines Control Us? Leon Lobo
Statement Presented to the SSP Independent Review Committee

INJ Issue No 3
Indranet Journal, Vol 2.1 Jan 1992

Comment
GATT & All That
Alternatives Exchange
Mutations of Colonialism, Jeremy Seabrook,
Du Pont
Union Carbide in Trouble Again

INJ Issue No 4
Indranet Journal, Vol 2.2 Mar 1992

Comment, Susan Dhavle,
Pesticide Malignancy, Subhash Sule
Alternatives to Synthetic Pesticides, Subhash Sule
Development and Sustainability, Winin Pereira at a Sunday meeting
Wanted for Culpable Homicide, Ward Morehouse
The Palestine Problem, Anonymous
Why Save the Sunderbans, Ashish Chadha

INJ Issue No 5
Indranet Journal, Vol 2.3 1992

Comment
The (In)dependent Review Committee Report
Alternatives to Synthetic Pesticides
The Chameleon Greens
Illegal Reclamation of Coastal Area by BMC
Living with Economic Thaumaturgy, Tragic Comics

INJ Issue No 6
Indranet Journal, Vol 2.4 1992

Comment: Out of Our Debt
Extremism, Jeremy Seabrook
Beware: Institutions!
A Condolence Meeting, Jayant Apte
Bhimashankar Road: For Adivasis or Contractors, Kusum Karnik
Misleading Advertising Claims
The Drug Pushers

INJ Issue No 7
Indranet Journal, Vol 3.1 1994

Comment: Agriculture, Sustainability & Justice, Winin Pereira
Some Commonsense About Education, Aaron Felbel
Transnational Corporations – Playing Dirty, N G Wagle
AIDS to the GNP
Childhood, Lee Hoinacki
Medicines from Adivasis

INJ Issue No 8-10
Indranet Journal, Vol 3, No 2-4, 1994.
(Reprint July 1996)

ENRON – THE POWER TO DO IT ALL
Winin Pereira, Subhash Sule and Abhay Mehta

CONTENTS
Summary
The Companies
The Need for Power
The Economics of the Project
The EIA Report
Justifying Occupation
The Empty Land
The Uncivilised
Forests
The Fishing Community
Transferring Blame
The Final Solution
Enclosure
The Melancholy Opponents
The Co-opted
Land Acquisition
Impact Reassessment
Developing Injustice
Environmental Impacts
Future Growth
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes and References

INJ Issue No 11-12
INDRANET JOURNAL, Vol 3 Nos 5 & 6, 1994

COMMENT
“FOOD IS A WEAPON”

ENRON UPDATE
Winin Pereira, Subhash Sule, Abhay Mehta

The High Court Order
The Expert Committee
Memoranda By The Local People
The Summary of the Report of the Expert Committee
The Inspection Process
The Content of the Summary
False & Misleading Statements
Omitted Information
Contradictory Statements

The Public Hearings

Submissions
Submissions by Indranet and Sachetan
Pollution Record
Frauds & Business Practices
Technical Incompetence
Submissions by Other NGOs
The Orchestrated Farce
Further Comments on the DPC Documents
The Construction Jetty
Spill Prevention & CounterMeasures Plan
Effects of Oil Spills
Identification & Protection of Natural Resources
Worst Case Spills
Safety of Fuel Storage
Fuel Jetty Construction & Dredging
Financing the DPC: Indranet’s Overview
The Urban-Rural War
Conclusion
Notes & References

POPULATION IS PEOPLE, Susan Dhavle

THIS PLAGUE AND THE NEXT ONE, V T Padmanabhan
TRADITIONAL AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES – Composting

INJ Issue No 13-16
INDRANET JOURNAL, VOL 4 NO 1-4, 1995
COMMENT: POWER FAILURE!
ENERGY and SUSTAINABILITY – Winin Pereira

ENRON UPDATE # 2 – Winin Pereira, Subhash Sule and Mangesh Chavan

MNC’s: THE NEW MESSIAHS AND OLD JUSTIFICATIONS: INVESTIGATING
ENRON CORPORATION’S CLAIMS OF PROVIDING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTENCE TO INDIA – Subhod Wagle

WATER PURIFICATION
THE NEED FOR PURIFICATION
Biologically Contaminated Water
Chemically Polluted Water
Pollution from the Water Supply System Itself

METHODS OF PURIFYING BIOLOGICALLY POLLUTED WATER
Purification In Ancient Times
The Use of Sunlight
The Use of Heat
The Use of Plant Materials
Using Plant Materials Together with Alum
The Use of Special Vessels
The Use of Chlorine and Iodine
The Use of Filters
Commercial Home Water Purifiers

COMMUNITY WATER SUPPLIES
Chemical Purification Systems
Using Alum
Using Chlorine
Using Alternatives to Chlorine
Chloramination
Chlorine Dioxide
Ozone
Ultraviolet Rays

METHODS OF PURIFYING CHEMICALLY POLLUTED WATER
Assessing Water Quality
Some Treatment Methods
Adsorption
Plants

CONCLUSION

SOURCES

REFERENCES…..

PLANTS USED FOR WATER PURIFICATION

INJ Issue No 17
INDRANET JOURNAL, VOL 4 NO 5, 1995 (Published in March 1996)

COMMENT
THE WESTERN GHATS FORESTRY PROJECT, Winin Pereira
TRADITIONAL MARKETS, Uzramma
LOCAL PEOPLE’S PROTESTS AGAINST ENRON
ENRON MARK 2 – FALLACIES, DISCREPANCIES AND PLAIN FALSEHOODS,
Asim Majumdar

THE NEW ENRON DECISION: PUNCTURING THE EUPHORIA, Subodh Wagle

BIDRI WORK

THE CORPORATISATION OF INDIAN AGRICULTURE AND THE RESPONSE OF

THE FARMERS’ MOVEMENT, Dr Vandana Shiva

INJ Issue No. 18-20
INDRANET JOURNAL, October 1996

A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME – Oil crisis

THE ENRON SCAM

ENRON’S PARTNERS AND THE ATOMIC ENERGY ESTABLISHMENT

MCDONALD’S: LIES, DAMN LIES AND MCLIES

POLLUTION REDUCTION USING PLANTS

MAD COWS OR MAD PEOPLE?

INJ Issue No. 21-23
INDRANET JOURNAL, August 1997

COMMENT

FIFTY YEARS OF GROWING DEPENDENCE THE SITUATION
The Solution Within
The Solution Outside

TRADITIONAL WILD PLANT FOODS & DRINKS

FOOD REQUIREMENTS

WILD FOODS

SOME WILD FOODS SOLD IN MUMBAI, Vaishali Sawant and Roshni Kutti

CEMENT OR CHUNA?

SOME NOTES ON TRANSNATIONALS
A CRIMINAL GATHERING
THE JUNK FOOD TNCS
JUNK HOME PRODUCTS
JUNK PHARMACEUTICALS
JUNKING THE ENVIRONMENT
OBSCENE PROFITS
NIKE

COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT PLAN OF MAHARASHTRA

THE WEST AND THE WTO

INHUMAN RIGHTS

INJ Issue No. 24-27
INDRANET JOURNAL September 1997

COMMENT

ENRON REVISITED
Enron’s Clearances
The Bombay High Court Order

THE SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION, Abhay Mehta

ANTI-ENRON AGITATIONS, Mangesh Chavan

IN THE SERVICE OF A MULTINATIONAL, AIPRF Report

REPORT OF THE INCIDENTS OCCURRING FROM 2.6.1997 ONWARDS IN

VELDUR WHEREIN 39 PERSONS WERE ARRESTED, PUCL Report

SAY “YES” TO ENRON – POLICE COERCION AND POPULAR RESISTANCE,

CPDR Report

AFFIDAVIT OF ONE OF THE WOMEN ARRESTED ON JUNE 3

THE “ENRON PROJECT” IN MAHARASHTRA: PROTESTS SUPPRESSED IN

THE NAME OF DEVELOPMENT, Amnesty International Report

PRESS CENSORSHIP? Sujit Patwardhan

INJ Issue No. 28-30
INDRANET JOURNAL, December 1998

ENERGY & LIFESTYLES
Winin Pereira & Subhash Sule

Introduction

The use of energy

The environmental consequences of fossil energy use

The exhaustion of energy

Reserves

US oil imports

The Indian situation

Renewable energy alternatives
Biomass
Biogas
Hydropower
Wind power
Solar energy
Direct conversion
Solar thermal conversion systems
Biofuels
Hydrogen
Direct production of chemicals
Nuclear energy

Reducing energy consumption

Recycling

Other considerations

Energy exhaustion scenarios

The unjust and unsustainable system

A just and sustainable system

The cultural path

Conclusion

References

INJ Issue No. 31-34

INDRANET JOURNAL February 2000

[Winin Pereira Memorial Issue]

CELEBRATING PEOPLE’S KNOWLEDGE

Contents

In memory of Winin Pereira
A man of the earth, Lakshmi Menon
Reminiscences-of an old friend, Jeremy Seabrook
Winin Pereira – A tribute, David Orton

Comment

CELEBRATING PEOPLE’S KNOWLEDGE
Winin Pereira & Subhash Sule
(Excerpts from the forthcoming book)

AID TO NGOs, Roshni Kutty

PLASTICS – A TOUCH OF MIDAS, Aparna

NOTES ON TRANSNATIONALS

SICK PEOPLE, HEALTHY PROFITS

TNCs AT WORK – BEHIND NIKE LOGO

UPDATE ON ENRON

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