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  • On World Environment Day, Let’s Start Close To Home

    Blogpost by Sridevi Padmanabhan - June 5, 2014 at 10:14

    05 June 2014

    Resident of Amelia Village in India © Udit kulshrestha / Greenpeace

     

    Not far away from the dusty town of Waidhan, the forests of Mahan envelope you in a cloak of ease with the buzz of insects, a gentle breeze and the play of light and shadow. Joy becomes simple. It's in the spotting of a brilliantly-hued bird... Read more >

  • The Rallying Cry for Revolution in Mahan

    Blogpost by Sridevi Padmanabhan - June 3, 2014 at 15:10

    03 June 2014

    At a meeting in Mahan

     

    It is late evening in Uttar tolah (neighbourhood) in Amelia village. The sun begins its descent over the green hills and the lights of the closed Essar plant twinkle faintly in the distance. There is a tangible buzz in the air as mats, dhurr... Read more >

  • It's not over till it's over!

    Blogpost by Emma Gibson - May 29, 2014 at 14:47

    29 May 2014

    Photo Credit: Vinit

     

    They call this part of northern India the Badlands because it's renowned for its lawlessness. It certainly feels like the wild west and instead of the gold rush, it's a coal rush with companies like British-listed Essar making this area feel... Read more >

  • Bechanlalji’s peaceful protest continues even behind bars

    Blogpost by Sanchita Mahajan - May 22, 2014 at 14:28

    I had first met Bechanlalji in Delhi, last July. He has always been an excellent orator and a great leader. People listen to him, when he stands up to speak. Not that they don't for the others, but his aura was different - he was charismatic. He gives... Read more >

  • Not just India, now the world is becoming Mahan

    Blogpost by Sanchita Mahajan - May 16, 2014 at 11:54

    16 May 2014

    Peaceful Forest Protest in India © Greenpeace

     

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

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