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Volunteers working with Greenpeace for a sustainable future

Blog entry by Arpita Seth | June 19, 2013

Agog at the variety of participation in unifying Greenpeace’s Switch on the Sun, Renewable Energy (RE) campaign, here is a profile on the volunteers at Greenpeace. Since they come from diverse academic backgrounds such as law,...

Gezi Park: A historic defence of democracy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | June 19, 2013

"Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong that will be imposed upon them." – Frederick Douglass, American ex-slave civil rights leader. The citizens of Istanbul now...

Crop circles across the country say no to GM food and the BRAI bill

Blog entry by Bibin Chandran | June 17, 2013

The controversial Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on April 22, 2013 by Mr Jaipal Reddy, Minister, Science and Technology. If passed, the BRAI bill which primarily promotes...

Failed corps and parched lands are the remnants of Maharasthra's drought

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 14, 2013

In Maharashtra, fields have dried up, so have the rivers and lakes, leaving people with temporary solutions to what could potentially turn into a permanent problem if not handled properly. Where is the greenery? Women in Sholapur...

The struggle for water continues in Maharashtra

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 13, 2013

A half constructed catchment pond. Considering the severity of the drought situation in Maharashtra, one would think farmers and people living without water would be given top priority. But in a strange turn of events, water has...

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