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  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Gram Sabha... And Were Afraid to Ask!

    Blogpost by Sridevi Padmanabhan - July 31, 2014 at 17:22

     

    31 July 2014

    Peaceful Forest Protest in India © Udit kulshrestha / Greenpeace

     

    What is a Gram Sabha?

    The Gram Sabha (elected every five years) is a meeting of all adults who live in the area covered by a panchayat. Anyone who is 18 years old or more and who has the right to vote is a member of the Gram Sabha.

    What i... Read more >

  • First-Hand Account of Crackdown & Arrest of Activists

    Blogpost by Vivek Goyal - July 30, 2014 at 15:01

    30 July 2014

    Peaceful Forest Protest in India © Udit kulshrestha / Greenpeace

     

    It was a serious case of déjà vu! The knocks on the door of the guesthouse after midnight began just like the last time on May 8 when police barged in to arrest my Greenpeace colleagues on false pretexts.

    This time around there were five ac... Read more >

  • Changing the status quo in Dharnai!

    Blogpost by Avik Roy - July 28, 2014 at 13:46

    28 July 2014

    Woman in Dharnai Village in India © Vivek M / Greenpeace

     

    It is inspiring when you see happiness touching every aspect of life in front of you. One tends to feel accomplished to be a part of the carnival of human emotions. Something similar happened when I travelled to Dharnai last week to particip... Read more >

  • For Dharnai Youth, Solar Fires Up Passion, Local Pride

    Blogpost by Somdatta Sengupta - July 21, 2014 at 12:11

    Growing up in an era of darkness, Santan dared not believe that things could change for the better, until one day it finally did!

    By Somdatta Sengupta

    Dharnai, Bihar — Santan Kumar, 19, is shy, likes to keep to himself and a young man of few words. ... Read more >

  • The Power of One

    Blogpost by Somdatta Sengupta - July 21, 2014 at 12:03

    It is not easy to believe that change is possible or change is good without conviction and a vision for the future

    By Somdatta Sengupta

    Bishunpur Tolla, Dharnai, Bihar — During the day, he is busy managing his business. At night he is busy ensuring ... Read more >

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