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Kodaikanal still won't: Tricky role of privileged in the world of activism

The song was written by almost everyone involved in the project through collective brainstorming, the music set by Amrit Rao and rendered by Sofia Ashraf, Amrit Rao and myself, writes T M Krishna

Sofia Ashraf raps about HUL's Kodaikanal plant; others like Nestle India and Housing.com have also had to battle outrage and outbursts against their brands on social media
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Sofia Ashraf raps about HUL's Kodaikanal plant; others like Nestle India and Housing.com have also had to battle outrage and outbursts against their brands on social media

T M Krishna | The Wire
To South Indians, Kodaikanal is a summer haven. A hill station that allows us to escape the suffocating heat of April/May and rejoice in its sub-20 degree celsius temperatures. For several decades, it was the exclusive privilege of the rich and famous, but things have changed radically. Today, it is brimming with tourists belonging to the entire spectrum of the society.

For the former workers at the Unilever’s mercury factory, though Kodaikanal is their home, became a site of hardship, sickness, struggle and even of death. The plant was forced to shut down in 2001, but it took sustained pressure

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First Published: Jul 30 2018 | 11:25 AM IST

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