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Dreams in Mahan: Unraveling the minds of four young boys

Blog entry by Shashwati Shankar | May 21, 2014

When your days are spent away at boarding school and you return home for the summer holidays in the seemingly glorious Mahan forest; one wonders what life would seem like to you. Some of them are far too young to have left home for...

Join the National Day of Action for Mahan’s forests

Blog entry by Prachi Mishra | May 17, 2014

' Saara Bharat MAHAN ', thats what comes to my mind when I think of the National Day of Action (NDA). This solidarity includes not only Indian metro cities but far flung places like Budgam, Leh and Imphal. Then, there are foreign...

Not just India, now the world is becoming Mahan

Blog entry by Sanchita Mahajan | May 16, 2014

We rushed to Mahan, as soon as we heard of the arrests of our fellow activists. Three of them - Akshay, Vinit and Vijay Shankar ji were granted bail, albeit for a crime they did not commit - but Bechanlal ji still continues his fight...

Understanding the Mahan Forest

Blog entry by Akash Mala Tamang | May 15, 2014

I heard of Mahan and came here through the 'YUVA Foundation', which is working for the youth at the grassroots level. I knew this camp would be a fantastic learning experience. This feeling was reinforced during the camp. The...

Forty hours in jail for Mahan’s forests, its people and their rights

Blog entry by Akshay Gupta | May 13, 2014

After spending forty hours in jail and judicial custody, I came out feeling even more motivated and determined to continue this struggle to save forests. Bechanlal ji is still in custody and getting him out is our first priority. We...

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