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Text available as features, articles, reportage. Topic word count to suit requirements. Audio duration also available to suit requirements.

Our Audio and Text follow two themes:

* Our lifestyle
This covers subjects relating to the way people of different nationalities and culture conduct their daily lives.

* Our Planet.
This covers how we care for our planet: its geographical features, plus flora and fauna.

Assignments undertaken with reliable in-depth subject research, with Confidentiality and quality assured.

Photography, Audio and Text are available as a package or individually.

This Audio extract focusing on the world’s most pious river the Ganga and the world’s most threaten aquatic mammal the Ganga or Ganges River Dolphin (GRD) Platanista gangetica gangetica

by Adrian Page 27. October 2010 10:31

‘A Goddess – The Ganga’

 

The Ganga – the world’s most unique river.

It is the river’s religious significance that makes the Ganga so unique - revered by hundreds of millions of people in India and around the world.

The Ganga’s headwaters emerge high in the Himalayas at Gaumukh before traversing northern India until the ‘Mouths of the Ganga’ meet the Bay of Bengal.

The Ganga is also one of the world’s most polluted river systems.

This audio feature looks at what human impact has been doing to the river system and the measures being taken to try and alleviate the problem.

A task made more difficult than other river systems around the world largely due to the religious factor.

This audio extract focuses on one conservation method being used - the use of the Ganga or Ganges River Dolphin, the world’s most threatened aquatic mammal, and considered ‘highly endangered’ by the IUCN.

It is hoped that this river dolphin will save the mighty Ganga which intern will result in saving hundreds of millions of people whose livelihoods rely on this most pious of rivers.

In October 2009 the Ganges River Dolphin was declared as India’s National Aquatic Animal,

The following ‘Audio’ extract is of a conservation group involved in trying to save the Ganges River Dolphin which they hope intern will save the Ganga and local fishing communities who rely on the river for their livelihood.

Listen to Audio here:

A Goddess The Ganga 2.mp3 (7.45 mb)

Decades Pass and Many Kashmiri Pandits from the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir Still Languish in Makeshift Camps.

by Adrian Page 2. August 2010 10:48

The following ‘Audio’ extract reveals;

‘Plight of the Kashmiri Pandits – Their Paradise Lost’

The Kashmir Valley, This fertile land with invigorating, clean crisp air generated by the snow capped Himalayan Mountains captivated Mogul Emperor Jehangir. At his first glimpse he exclaimed, ‘If there is paradise anywhere on earth it is here!’

This ‘Paradise on Earth’, Kashmir has many distinct facets one being the people – the Kashmiri ‘Pandits’

‘Pandits’ are Hindus who are considered wise, learned people, 100% literate and their field of expertise is boundless from art, literature, religion, science and more.

Hindu’s ruled Kashmir up until the 14th century and history shows that during this period their contribution particularly in the fields of archaeology, literature and philosophy have been embraced by Indian society as a whole.

But almost twenty years ago 350 000 Kashmiri Pandits, men, women and children were ‘hounded’ out of their beloved Kashmir Valley leaving behind all they owned apart from what they managed to carry.

To take up refuge in makeshift camps in Jammu

Today thousands of men, women and children still remain ‘living’ in the squalid camps.

The following ‘Audio’ is an extract revealing the lifestyle these camp dwellers have had to endure for over twenty years.

Just like the Tibetans, Kashmiri Pandits greatest fear is the loss of their language, their culture and traditions, but unlike the Tibetans the world knows little if anything of their plight.

Listen to ‘Audio’ here:

Plight of Kashmiri Pandits.mp3 (4.94 mb)

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                                          ‘Text’ is also available.

The Equestrian Sport of Polo. How The Game Has Evolved.

by Adrian Page 10. June 2010 10:07

Equestrian Polo – The Sport Of Kings

Equestrian polo is considered to be the oldest sport in the world – over 2000 years old.

Its roots are well entrenched in Asia as polo is believed to have originated in Persia before playing its way to the Indian sub-continent where the ruling British Raj of the day took to the game. 

In fact they adopted the game and refined it to produce the style of equestrian polo which is played in an increasing number of countries around the world today.

Polo is perceived to be a game for the idol rich, but polo is much more than just a game. It has become an industry creating employment for thousands of people worldwide, and without these people the game would not exist.

The feature I am able to present will reveal how equestrian polo has developed over the years and spread throughout much of the world.

It will also reveal the various facets that make up this fascinating sport and the people involved who enable the game to take to the field of play.

From the dedicated grooms, the equipment manufactures, the people responsible for transporting the valuable polo ponies, the vets, farriers and more.

The equipment used today such as polo mallets are still hand crafted by skilled craftsmen in much the same fashion as they where over 100 years ago.

Although some mallets are produced from manmade fibres the preferred mallet by many polo players are still those made from natural materials - bamboo.

There is much to reveal about equestrian polo that does not meet the eye – a sport known today as ‘the sport of kings’.

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Research Reveals Elevated Levels Of Inorganic Arsenic In Food – Risk Of Arsenic Poisoning Now A Global Concern

by Adrian Page 4. May 2010 10:36

‘The Devil’s Water’ Continued -


Rice – How Safe?


More and more countries particularly throughout SE Asia are discovering elevated levels of arsenic contaminating their groundwater. This water people access via tube wells for their ‘safe’ drinking water supply and for irrigating their crops.

Research now reveals that rice is highly susceptible to the uptake of arsenic thus the threat to human health and wellbeing is now global.

This report looks at rice; the staple food for over half the world’s population.

It will reveal how:-

Research has uncovered that rice and many dietary products derived from rice commercially available on supermarket shelves around the world represent a significant dietary source of inorganic arsenic –a chronic carcinogenic.

“Infants and young children of all ethnicities generally have higher exposures to inorganic arsenic via rice than adults when considered on a body mass basis.” A Professor at the forefront t of this research stated.

Following analysis of UK baby rice it was found that 35% of the baby rice samples analysed would have been illegal for sale in China with its stringent regulatory limit of 0.15 mg/kg inorganic arsenic.

But these findings seem to be just the tip of the iceberg with many other dietary products found to contain elevated levels of carcinogenic inorganic arsenic.

Rice milk for example, often used by vegans and lactose intolerant sufferers as an alternative to cow’s milk.

Rice-bran products are becoming an increasingly popular ingredient for use in foods and dietary supplements targeted particularly at ‘health food’ conscious people.

“Of all the widely available commercial rice products, rice-bran was found to contain the highest arsenic content,” stated the concerned Professor.

A powdered form of rice-bran is produced known as ‘rice-bran solubles’, and when mixed with water it makes a very ‘nutritional’ drink.

This product would seem ideal for distribution internationally in food aid programmes to malnourished children in the developing world – which it is.

But should it be?


It seems ironic that rice is the basis of so many products produced which form a large percentage of the food .consumed by health conscious people such as those on a macrobiotic diet.

A disturbing fact is that globally many people are oblivious that they could be ingesting rice products containing harmful levels of inorganic arsenic – a chronic human carcinogen.

Something seriously needs to be done. Sooner rather than later, and beyond writing ‘health warnings’ on food products available in supermarkets

Perhaps now it is evident that this is a global issue and not just confined to affecting people in the developing world. More concern will be given especially by policy makers in addressing this ‘mass poisoning of humans’.

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Fluorosis Is A Disease Which Occurs From Ingesting Too Much Fluoride – A Deadly Poison.

by Adrian Page 1. May 2010 08:29

This investigation looks into;

Fluorosis – An Agonising Death

“People do not die immediately. People die a little each day inch by inch. They may live 70 years with an unproductive life, an agonising life until the end of their day.”

“If the fatality rate would have been high I always said that it would have been better as neither would they suffer and it would have caught the attention of governments.”

Lamented one of the world’s leading authorities regarding fluoride and the affect it has on the human body.

Many people, particularly in the developing world, have to rely on tube wells that tap into underground aquifers to access the daily drinking water supply. Unbeknown to them the groundwater they rely on could be contaminated with elevated levels of fluoride.

“Following a survey conducted in 1998 it was found that 60 million people were affected by fluoride in India alone. Now I would estimate that figure to be about 75 million with 6 million being children under the age of 14.”

UNCEF reports that fluorosis is endemic in at least 25 countries across the globe. The WHO estimated that 2.7 million people in China alone are suffering from the crippling form of skeletal fluorosis.

“I am absolutely certain that large numbers of persons all around the world are suffering from fluoride toxicity, to one degree or other,”

“Fluoride being a deadly poison does not spare any tissue or cell in the body.” 

“It can develop dental fluorosis in children; it can develop skeletal fluorosis affecting the bones, and the third entity are all the soft tissues in the body such as the muscles, the blood vessels, stomach lining, testicles and ovaries. This we designate as non skeletal fluorosis.”

“It is not a curable disease in the conventional medical terminology. There are no medicines for fluorosis.”

Fluoride and the Western World

People in the Western World are not immune to this crippling disease – fluororsis.

The Professor.

“In the Western World the problem does not occur in groundwater, but in food where fluoride is used as a preservative and it is so high. Just like it is in medication too.”

“A large number of people in the Western World have fluorosis but doctors are not aware of non skelital fluorosis. They do not know how to diagnosis for this disease.”
“Fluoride poisoning can be linked with so many other complaints such as iritable bowel syndrom and poly urethra.”

“Countries like US, UK, Canada, NZ and Australia promote fluoride. Fluoridating drinking water and toothpaste say it’s good for teeth.”

“But now we understand fluorosis far better, and countries like Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands have all stopped fluoridation because of the health effects.”

“Why these five countries continue with fluoridation is not that they do not know about it, they are fully aware of the health hazards to millions of people -----------.”


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Kashmiri Pandits From The Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir Are Losing Their Culture, Language, And Traditions.

by Adrian Page 1. May 2010 08:19

This report investigates;

‘Plight of the Kashmiri Pandits – Their Paradise Lost’

For centuries writers and poets have waxed lyrical about the Kashmir Valley, considered the ‘Jewel in India’s Crown’.
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This fertile land and invigorating clean crisp air generated by the snow capped Himalayan Mountains captivated Mogul Emperor Jehangir to the point he exclaimed when he first set eyes on the Valley, ‘If there is paradise anywhere on earth it is here!’

This ‘Paradise on Earth’, Kashmir has many distinct facets one being the people – the Kashmiri ‘Pandits’

‘Pandits’ are Hindus who are considered wise, learned people, 100% literate and their field of expertise is boundless from art, literature, religion, science and more.

Hindu’s ruled Kashmir up until the 14th century and history shows that during this period their contribution particularly in the fields of archaeology, literature and philosophy have been embraced by Indian society as a whole.

This investigation reveals what has occurred to the Kashmiri Pandits, a minority group, in recent decades.

Why over 350 000 men, women and children ‘where hounded’ out of their beloved Kashmir Valley leaving behind all they owned apart from what they managed to carry.

To take up refuge in makeshift camps in Jammu

That was almost twenty years ago.

Today thousands of men, women and children still remain ‘living’ in the squalid camps.

Camps can best be described as being ‘worse than living in refugee
camps’ - unbelievably so ‘refugees’ living in their own country!

Just one room to accommodate the whole family where husband, wife and children all eat, sleep and entertain, whilst outside are the squalid communal toilet and bathing facilities.

The environment of the compounds that these people have to endure leaves much to be desired. Their clean fertile Kashmir Valley has given way to open drains, dirt and stones where the Pandits attempt to grow vegetables in the baron soil.
 
Many of these children were born in these camps and know no other lifestyle.
 
Cramped unhygienic living conditions have given rise to a variety of diseases and with the death rate rapidly out pacing a declining birth rate it is little wonder that those Kashmiri’s who remain surviving in the camps view their future as being very bleak.

Just like the Tibetans, Kashmiri Pandits greatest fear is the loss of their language, their culture and traditions, but unlike the Tibetans the world knows little if anything of their plight.

They may be a minority group with little voice, but the voice of one Kashmiri Pandit clad in traditional attire spoke out for many exclaiming, ‘I can not understand why the world doesn’t care about us!’


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'Audio' extract is also available please refer to 'Audio' to listen.

 

Children In Need – Abandoned, Deprived, Underprivileged, Lacking Parental Care, Shelter

by Adrian Page 1. April 2010 07:18

The Lifestyle Of New Delhi’s Underprivileged Street Children

New Delhi’s Street Children Project

This brief ‘Audio’ extract outlines how this same organisation has established six centres in India’s capital city, New Delhi, which are designed to help give some of the many Street Children a step in the right direction and a chance for improving their future prospects.

 It also reveals something of these children’s lifestyle which they have to endue on the streets of the city as well as them aim of the ‘New Delhi’s Street Children Project’.

 Listen to ‘Audio’ extract here

Street Children Project.mp3 (4.44 mb)

For ‘Photography’ please refer to ‘Reportage’ category and 'Children In Need'.

For ‘Text’ refer to ‘Abandoned Deprived Underprivileged – But Not Forgotten’.

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Children In Need – Abandoned, Deprived, Underprivileged Lacking Parental Care Shelter

by Adrian Page 1. April 2010 06:40

Children In Need - Without Parental Care

Hostel For Deprived Children

The content of this brief ‘Audio’ extract is concerned with those many children in India who for various reasons find themselves without a home or parental care.

It reveals that for them all is not lost as this organisation has recognised their plight and not only has it established a shelter for these children it is giving them a rounded education which is designed to set them on the right path for a better future.


Listen to ‘Audio’ extract here

Children in Need.mp3 (3.38 mb)

 

For ‘Photography’ please refer to ‘Reportage’ category and 'Children In Need'.

For ‘Text’ refer toAbandoned Deprived Underprivileged – But Not Forgotten’.


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Removing Arsenic from Groundwater by Eating It.

by Adrian Page 18. February 2010 09:09

'The Devil’s Water' Continued –

‘Consuming the Arsenic’

High levels of arsenic continue to be found contaminating the groundwater of many regions of the world and for hundreds of millions of people this is the water they have to rely on for their drinking water supply.

Arsenic is one of the world’s most deadly killers.

It may take years to manifest and lead to a slow painful death.

With so many people at risk of arsenic poisoning, arsenicosis, it is imperative to find a remedy to mitigate arsenic from the groundwater.

A lot of filtration systems have been and are being tried and tested, many of which rely on chemicals to remove the arsenic.

But one born and bred Australian has taken a different approach – ‘Consuming the Arsenic’.

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‘Consuming the Arsenic’ can also be linked with ‘The Devil’s Water’ audio – the ‘biggest mass poisoning of humans ever known’ due to one of the world’s most deadly killers - arsenic.

Listen to the ‘Audio’ extract here.

It is a massive story and one which ‘The Devil’s Water’ covers very much in depth.

Programme input can include;

Scientists, doctors, NGO’s, in the field locations.

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‘The Devils’ Water’ is available in ‘Audio’ ‘Text’ and for ‘Photography’ please refer to ‘Reportage’ category.

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The following ‘Audio’ is an extract of an extremely interesting interview with a lecturer in Environmental Microbiology at one of the UK’s leading universities. This lady is working not only on a safe, reliable and cost affective method of mitigating the arsenic, but also an environmentally friendly one.

A full version of ‘Consuming the Arsenic’ is available on request.

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Listen to Audio:

Consuming The Arsenic -The Devil's Water Continued 1.mp3 (4.38 mb)

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The Lifestyle of Mongolia’s Children and the Environment of Ulaanbaatar.

by Adrian Page 5. November 2009 09:29

Mongolia’s Future – Its Children

Mongolia is very much a country of extremes with deserts and snow capped mountains whilst its capital Ulaanbaatar, considered to be the coldest capital city in the world, has a harsh unforgiving climate which the people have to endure.

Although the country's population is small, under three million people, many are moving from the rural areas in search of a better future in the big city.

Over one million people now live in and around Ulaanbaatar and the demand on resources and infrastructure grows.

With Mongolia’s future lying in the hands of its children – this feature looks at what the future might hold for them especially those living in the nation’s capital Ulaanbaatar and the surrounding ‘Ger’ districts in terms of health and wellbeing.

Included will be a brief outline of Mongolia’s history from 1990 when a major political transition occurred that triggered widespread unemployment and poverty driving many rural dwellers off the land to seek a new life in the city.

This feature will have an added dimension in that it will not just concentrate on the human element, but also look at the impact that both humans and industry is having on the environment in and around Ulaanbaatar.

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'Mongolia’s Future – Its Children' is available as ‘Text’ at a word count to suit your requirements.

‘Audio’ is also avaialble regards the environment of Ulaanbaatar on request.  

For ‘Photography’ please refer to ‘Reportage’ category.

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