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"Greenpeace in India backed by lakhs of supporters from across the country will keep using peaceful confrontation to expose environmental problems, hold polluters and those who violate our laws across the world to account and ensure that as India develops, it does so without destroying what we love best about it. We can’t do it without you. Because you give Greenpeace a lot of strength and support so it can continue to do it's work.
As an organisation, all we want to do is make sure that our beautiful country is fit to live in for our children and their children. We might appear to be a pain in the neck but we won’t stop speaking up for those who don’t have a voice. That’s because we act based on our values. And one of our values is that if we see something wrong, we don’t cross the road and ignore it, we do something about it. We just can’t help it, its part of our DNA." - Samit Aich, Greenpeace India, Executive Director

http://www.greenpeace.org/india/en/Get-Involved/No-Economy-without-Ecology/

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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...

Making of Soil and Soul

Blog entry by Priti Rao | May 12, 2014

Our terrace is our laboratory. This wonderful laboratory, under the open sky helps us understand the subtle science of nature. Our first experiment started with managing our waste. Segregation has always been our part of life,...

Everybody can be great because anybody can serve

Blog entry by Adarsh Vansay | May 12, 2014

Things Then My first interaction with anyone from Greenpeace left me in complete awe – of both the person and the organisation. And I am not talking only of the related news articles or the seemingly stupid but effectively brave...

Mahan Forest Four Update: “Ladai jaari rahe. Lekin shantipoorvak (struggle must go on...

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | May 9, 2014

“…..Humlog andar hain, theek hai. Kanoon ko haath me hum nahi liye hain. Kanoon ko saath lekar chal rahe hain. Apna hak apni maryada na chore…..” [We are inside (the jail) it’s okay. We have not taken the law in our own hands. We are...

A village called Budher

Blog entry by Siddhant | May 9, 2014

The village of Budher is one of about 50 plus villages that constitute Mahan. It can be reached by swerving left off the main road after a 40 km drive from the industrial town of Waidhan. The road meanders through a series of small...

Mahan through the eyes of a law student

Blog entry by Ajay Maherchandani | May 9, 2014

Article 21 of the Constitution of India states the Right to Life and Liberty. This was what I was taught in my Jurisprudence lectures but the reality of it all seems to be different and unfortunate. It seems that all law students are...

First hand account of the activists’ arrest in Mahan

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | May 8, 2014

I asked them why were they here, at this hour? They said, "You will find out soon." We woke-up to the sound of loud knocking on our door. It took us a few minutes to realize what was happening. It was around 12.00 at night. Ten...

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