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Victoria and Abdul trailer

Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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La saison des femmes

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Un film indien

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Inde : des opérations du cœur réalisées à la chaîne

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Un chirurgien indien pratique des opération à bas coût, sur le modèle du travail à la chaîne mis en place par le fordisme dans les usines. Sans risque pour les patients, le prix d’une opération est divisé par dix par rapport à un établissement occidental. Au total, 26 blocs opératoires fonctionnent dix heures par jour sans aucun temps mort. A tout moment, au moins cinq opérations à cœur ouvert sont pratiquées parallèlement.

Le fondateur de l’hôpital, le docteur Devi Shetty, est désormais à la tête du plus grand centre de cardiologie au monde. “Normalement, dans un service de chirurgie cardiaque, il y a deux ou trois opérations par jour. Voici notre liste pour aujourd’hui, il y a trente-deux opérations du cœur prévues”, explique ce dernier.

Optimiser chaque geste

Pour réussir cette prouesse, Devi Shetty et son équipe de 29 chirurgiens ont inventé un système inédit d’opérations à la chaîne. Chaque infirmière ou médecin répète le même geste sur chaque patient avec un objectif : l’optimisation. L’anesthésiste suit la même logique. Elle surveille jusqu’à quatre opérations en même temps à travers des fenêtres. Les blocs opératoires sont en enfilade.

Le taux de mortalité est aussi faible que dans les meilleurs établissements occidentaux. Une opération coûte environ 2 000 euros, soit dix à quinze fois moins cher qu’en France. Les patients afflux de toute l’Inde et même des pays voisins.

riots in north India caste crisis

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Fresh rioting and arson erupted in a north Indian state Sunday in caste protests that have left at least 12 people dead, and New Delhi faced a water crisis after mobs shut down a key supply.

Thousands of troops with shoot-on-sight orders were deployed on Saturday in Haryana state after week-long protests turned violent, with rioters setting fire to homes and railway stations and blocking highways.

At least 12 people have been killed and about 150 injured in the state since Friday, up from an earlier toll of 10, Haryana additional chief secretary P.K Das told reporters.

One person was killed in firing on Sunday and another died in a clash between two protesting groups, he said, without giving details.

The Jat rural caste is leading the protests, demanding quotas be set for Jats for highly sought-after government jobs and for university places. Caste members say they are struggling to find places despite India’s strong economic growth.

India reserves places for lower castes to try to bring victims of the country’s worst discrimination into the mainstream. But the policy causes resentment among other communities, who say it freezes them out.

The Indian capital’s water supplies were hit after media reports said mobs forced the shutting of a canal in Haryana which takes water to the neighbouring capital’s treatment plants.

“A mob attacked the police post in Kalanaur town and set it on fire. Twenty shops adjacent to the post and a school were also gutted,” local police officer Hari Om said in Kalanaur in Haryana’s Rohtak district, the epicentre of the violence. The clashes are ongoing and we had to use firearms to break up the protesters,” the officer told AFP . Protesters maintained blockades of roads into Haryana, television footage showed. Hundreds armed with sticks halted vehicles along one key route which was also blocked with fallen trees.

Jats are the single largest community in Haryana, with nearly eight million members, and are traditionally a farming community. They have been angered by comments in recent weeks by a BJP leader who opposed reservations for them.

The latest protests echo caste violence that swept the western state of Gujarat in August last year, leaving several dead.

That state saw weeks of protests by the Patidar or Patel caste, who demanded the same treatment afforded to lower castes.

Top 10 Non-violent protests

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

great pictures for Time Magazine here

Rosa Parks, seated on a bus


American Olympic runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos

Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai survives shooting by Taliban, becomes youngest Nobel winner at 17

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls’ right to education, and Indian children’s right activist Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

With the prize, Yousafzai, 17, becomes the youngest Nobel Prize winner, eclipsing Australian-born British scientist Lawrence Bragg, who was 25 when he shared the Physics Prize with his father in 1915.

Satyarthi and Yousafzai were picked for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.

“The Nobel Committee regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism,” said Thorbjoern Jagland, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

“It has been calculated that there are 168 million child laborers around the world today,” Jagland said. “In 2000 the figure was 78 million higher. The world has come closer to the goal of eliminating child labor.”

Satyarthi has headed various forms of peaceful protests and demonstrations, focusing on the exploitation of children for financial gain.

Yousafzai was attacked in 2012 on a school bus in the Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan by masked gunmen as a punishment for a blog that she started writing for the BBC’s Urdu service as an 11-year-old to campaign against the Taliban’s efforts to deny women an education.

Unable to return to Pakistan after her recovery, Yousafzai moved to Britain, setting up the Malala Fund and supporting local education advocacy groups with a focus on Pakistan, Nigeria, Jordan, Syria and Kenya.

The prize, worth about $1.1 million, will be presented in Oslo on Dec. 10, the anniversary of the death of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, who founded the award in his 1895 will.

The high-street shops that do not pay their garment workers a living wage

Friday, April 11th, 2014


The Lunchbox : a feel good movie !

Saturday, February 8th, 2014
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Indian charmers want their snakes

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Some 1,000 snake charmers have staged a rally (= a demonstration) in eastern India, protesting against a law that has made their profession illegal.

Slumdog Millionnaire

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

This is the next movie I want to watch :

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