In Jaitu, shooting a story on genetically modified seeds and the havoc they have reaked throughout the entire state of Punjab. Spent the afternoon speaking with two incredible men: Umendra Dutt, the founder and President of Kheti Virasat Mission, an organization that encourages the development and maintenance of a healthy and sustainable ecosystem and Amanjeet Sharma, organic farmer. Facing detrimental effects of the Green Revolution in recent decades, more and more farmers are turning to organic farming and shunning the modern “anti-nature” approach, which includes fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and other technologies.
Here I am with the President of Sadar Bazaars Traders Association Pawan Kumar and the General Secretary of the India China Economic Council Mohamed Sadiq.
Watch out for our story on how collaboration between China and India will make Chindia a double trouble threat to the rest of the world! Comprising 40% of the world’s population, these two Asian superpowers are giving the West a run for their money.
Behind-the-scenes shots of our interview with Snapdeal’s co-founder and CEO, Kunal Bahl. Snapdeal is India’s largest e-commerce company, raking in 100 million dollars in revenue each year. Kunal has brought a lot of innovation to India, with 1 out of 6 of its internet users using the website to make online purchases.
Photos from today’s shoot in one of Delhi’s many slums that use asbestos-laden roofing. But it’s not just the poor in Delhi who risk exposure, it is nearly everyone. Watch our upcoming report to find out.
Eric and Susan of El Paso, Texas traveled to New Delhi to meet their new baby boy. Nine months ago the couple commissioned an Indian woman to act as their surrogate. More and more western couples are coming to India for surrogacy because it’s cheaper, has good health care (for those who can afford it) and the surrogacy laws are looser. Peter, the new baby boy, is now almost three weeks old.
After a day of tracking down stories, the RT team checked out Come, Clean India’s flash mob. The idea was to bring awareness to their campaign to… you guessed it… clean up India. I believe they used the term ‘flash mob’ very generously. It didn’t come in a flash as the stage lights, banners and the not-so-subtle mass of people milling around the busy parking lot nixed the idea of a surprise. And the ‘mob’ comprised a dozen preteens). We had fun nonetheless. Here’s a little video of sights from the event.