Pesticides and Poverty: The smoldering legacy of Bhopal

This edition of The Sparkplug commemorates the legacy of the tragic gas explosion that shook Bhopal on December 2, 1984, and critiques the role of neocolonial development by corrupt governments and corporate cronies. Featured in this issue is an interview with Montreal-based playwright and theatrical director Rahul Varma, who wrote the events into a play called Bhopal (premiered in… Continue reading Pesticides and Poverty: The smoldering legacy of Bhopal

On Bhopal, Memory & Theatre with Rahul Varma & Rohan Kulkarni

An email exchange with Montreal-based playwright and theatre director Rahul Varma and Rohan Kulkarni, a Toronto-based theatre critic and professor. LK: It’s been 36 years since the Bhopal tragedy. What is the significance of marking the Bhopal disaster for you, and what do you think about the way the disaster has been retained in public… Continue reading On Bhopal, Memory & Theatre with Rahul Varma & Rohan Kulkarni

Of what use is memory?

The Union Carbide gas explosion in Bhopal still lingers, 36 years later. Though occurring all too frequently, few industrial tragedies have imprinted so strongly on international struggles against multinational corporations as the gas explosion in Bhopal. By Lital KhaikinPublished in Volume 1, Issue 4 of The SparkplugDecember 2020 A persistent ghost On December 2, 1984… Continue reading Of what use is memory?