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Bhopal disaster, the terrible gas tragedy

Bhopal disasterThe night of 2nd and 3rd of December, 1984 still remains memorable in the minds of the people and the government of Madhya Pradesh because of what happened on that fateful night. This is the day the Bhopal Disaster happened. The Union Carbide India limited which used to manufacture and produce phosgene monomethylamine (MMA), Sevin which is also referred to as pesticide carbaryl and methylisocyanate is the industry involved in this disaster.

What happened is that the MIC storage tank with 40 metric tons of MIC mixed with water which entered the tank by mistake causing a chain reaction that led to;

  • Rise in temperature
  • Increase in pressure
  • Led to further reaction of the steel tank producing a lot of gas
  • MIC and vapor to escaped in to the neighboring village killing people in their beds and in the streets

Those who were affected by the gas were easy to note because they showed the following signs

  • Vomiting
  • Burning sensation in the eyes
  • Burning sensation in the throat

When one inhaled this gas, it clogged the lungs by causing internal secretions which made breathing difficulty. In some cases some people experienced spasmodic constriction of the bronchial that led to massive suffocation, the results of the accident led to;

  • Dead – 300
  • Injured 200,000- 600,000

How it happened?

According to the findings, the disaster was caused by a combination of legal, technological and errors attributed to human beings. The seepage of 500 liters of water in to the MIC tank was massive and is suspected to have triggered chain reactions that led to the disaster.

The effect of the accident was exuberated by the following factors

  • Failure of containment
  • Lack of safety measures
  • Lack of community information
  • Lack of community procedures


The aftermaths of the accidents are many and varied and are still being felt right now.

  • The area has not be decontaminated fully
  • Compensation was not adequate
  • The area is still dangerous
  • Another 30,000 people have died after the accident
  • Over 500,000 people have been  infected



Jaipur – The Pink City

Jaipur, also known as the Pink City and “Paris of India”, is the capital city of the colorful state of Rajasthan in India. It is famous for its unique and outstanding architecture worldwide. It was one of the best planned cities in the world and the first planned city in northern India.
It was founded in 1727 and the heritage of 1727 is still alive here. Jaipur was once the capital of the Royalty and now it is not only the traditional and historical city but one of the growing economies too.

It is located in the desert lands of Rajasthan and is one the most popular tourist places in India. Jaipur was planned according to the vedic planning for the comfort and prosperity of the citizens (Vastu Shastra). The streets, markets, forts, gardens, monuments and all other architecture is state of the art.

Some amazing facts about the pink city:

  • Almost all of the buildings of Jaipur are pink in color.
  • Each street and market of Jaipur is directed from East to West or North to South.
  • The largest exporter of gold, stone and diamond jewelery in Asia.
  • Jaipur has the honor to become the only city of the world for finishing blue diamond (Tanzanite).

Why it is called Pink city:

In 1876, Prince Albert of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II visited the India. So to welcome him the whole city was painted in pink color and after that pink marbles and paints are being used in the making of new buildings too.

Some Attractions in Jaipur:

Jantar Mantar or “Calculation Instrument“, as the name indicates, Jantar Mantar consists of many unique buildings with a specialized function for astronomical calculations and now it is opened as a museum.

Sheesh Mahel or Hall of Mirrors, its beauty cannot be explained in words and your visit to Jaipur is incomplete without Sheesh Mahel.

Hawa Mahel or the Palace of Winds and The Palace of the Breeze is a unique palace which was made for the royal ladies in 1799. Its 5-storey building with 953 small windows at front of the building makes it more attractive.

In 2008, Jaipur was ranked as the 7th best place to visit in Asia by the Conde Nast Traveller Readers Choice Survey.



We would love to know more about this beautiful city, so all those who have ever been to this city are welcome to share your knowledge/experience in comments below.


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