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April 2012 Blog Posts (10)

Funding agencies wasting millions in the name of Traditional Healers, not for them.

Excerpts from my Jungle Diaries (April 2012 onwards) Part-4

(In continuation of Part-3)

“Semal is very useful for farmers. If you plant or allow it in periphery it will attract large number of birds in early summer. In our area this is time when fields are empty. The birds play vital role in management of insects. They consume weed seeds and as result we get less weeds as well as insects in next cropping season. We use Semal based Traditional Formulations to…


Added by Pankaj Oudhia on April 27, 2012 at 8:40 — No Comments

For Mental Shock and disturbing sleep, Tree Shade Therapy and Bare Foot Walking can do a lot.

Excerpts from my Jungle Diaries (April 2012 onwards) Part-3

(In continuation of Part-2)

I dream of big research lab where the Traditional Healers can do all sort of experimentations without any fear of misuse of Traditional Knowledge. They must be given chance to use their knowledge on patients at initial stage of cancer like diseases.

Back to the Shyam’s brother. We started to meet the Traditional Healers by Innova car. During long journey I usually get bore. I…


Added by Pankaj Oudhia on April 24, 2012 at 20:23 — No Comments

If Death can be delayed in Cancer patients then why Cancer can not be treated completely?

Excerpts from my Jungle Diaries (April 2012 onwards) Part-2

“I am not a registered medical practitioner” I said humbly.

“But you have written a lot on cancer herbs and documented information about 35000 Traditional Formulations used in Indian Traditional Healing. Then you must suggest some miracles to save the life of my brother. Please do something.” Early morning I was attending the visitor reached from Mumbai without any information.

His brother was at…


Added by Pankaj Oudhia on April 23, 2012 at 20:22 — No Comments

Science Journalism Questionnaire

The London School of Economics and Politics and Political Science (LSE) as well as The Science for Development Network (SciDev.Net) would like to ask you a few questions about your professional situation, your working practices, and the future of the profession as well as any training needs you may have. It would take you approximately 15 minutes to answer these questions.

SciDev.Net intends to use the results of this questionnaire to further improve its…


Added by Clair Grant-Salmon on April 19, 2012 at 14:06 — No Comments

Excerpts from my Jungle Diaries (April 2012 onwards): Introduction

“Compensation has yet not reached. He is now physically well but his injured hand is not working.” Mer Singh was not at home. His daughter narrated the present situation in one breath.


I am not journalist by profession but when I heard about the case of Mer Singh I decided to present his case among the authorities with the help of Youtube. Last year in summer Mer Singh was in forest early morning for collection of Tendu patta (Diospyros leaves). She-Sloth Bear with kids…


Added by Pankaj Oudhia on April 18, 2012 at 20:05 — No Comments

Citizen Journalism Practice will Advance aspects of democratic citizenship

On 25 November 2011, Adrianus Akid sent an SMS to RuaiSMS about a damage bridge. “Bridge in Kubu Padi Bebatang Village, Kuala Mandor B Sub-district, was damaged. When raining, the bridge was slippery and many motorcycles slipped down. There was no effort to repair the bridge,” written in Akid’s SMS about a bridge near his house.

On the same day, after…


Added by Harry Surjadi on April 16, 2012 at 4:31 — No Comments

A Concept: Citizen Journalists’ role as information broker to empower communities

For hundreds of years, journalism is a monopoly of mainstream media. Only media has authority to practice journalism. Outside of media, no one has capability or authority to practice journalism.

After the vast and fast development of ICTs (information and communication technologies), especially Internet and mobile phone technology, everyone can practice journalism and produce news. This new kind of media then called citizen journalism.

Journalistic practices by citizen are…


Added by Harry Surjadi on April 16, 2012 at 4:22 — No Comments

Wonder Herb Punarnava in Indian Traditional Healing

Wonder Herb Punarnava in Indian Traditional Healing

In forest and rural areas, far from modern medical facilities the natives rely on herbs present in surroundings for their health troubles. In India, thousands of Traditional Healers are practising Traditional Healing since time immemorial. They cure over 100 types of…


Added by Pankaj Oudhia on April 15, 2012 at 18:59 — 2 Comments

When Climate Changes

Over 74 households in Malawi’s southern district of Chikhwawa have become “refugees” of climate change due to flash flooding, forcing them to up sticks and move home in an attempt to survive.

By Mathews Malata, Malawi

Residents of Ntombosola village, located about 100 kilometres from the commercial hub of Blantyre, have been forced…


Added by Mathews Malata on April 10, 2012 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

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