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Volunteers, supporters and bloggers share their experiences.

  • Empowered to fight for their rights

    Blogpost by Phiroza Tafti - June 3, 2014 at 19:14

    04 June 2014

    Photo Credit: Phiroza Tafti


    My overall impression is that the women of Amelia have developed a unique sense of confidence. I definitely attribute this with the exposure to Greenpeace activists one can see that approximately one third of the villagers attending the meet... Read more >

  • Sumilya, her day and her year in Mahan forests

    Blogpost by Aafreen Ali - June 3, 2014 at 18:43

    04 June 2014


    I met Sumilya, a friend I made from Amelia during the Mumbai protest we did some 3-4 months back. She took my palm in hers and pressed it slightly as a physical gesture signifying her happiness at seeing me again. We were re-living the time ... Read more >

  • Bio-diversity in Mahan

    Blogpost by Phiroza Tafti - June 2, 2014 at 21:55

    My observations about the biodiversity in and around Amelia were varied and interesting.

    When we reached the tola where we would be staying one of the kids who surrounded us was hiding something behind his back. On insisting that he show us his prize... Read more >

  • Bring in the sun to protect Mahan and India’s forests from coal mining

    Blogpost by Abhishek Acharyya - May 29, 2014 at 23:37

    30 May 2014

    Solar Therman Station on Hospital in New Delhi © Greenpeace / Sudhanshu Malhotra


    It was the last time I saw the sun rise in Budher. When I woke up that day, I just could not control my tears. Next day I was going to be hundreds of miles away in Sonar Bangla from where I would see the sun rise from a train window racing t... Read more >

  • The fight for Mahan will continue till the end

    Blogpost by Prasad Mahadar - May 28, 2014 at 19:50

    29 May 2014


    While I was in the fundraising department back in the city, Mahan was like a half-truth to me. When I got the opportunity from Greenpeace to go to Mahan, I realized that I would be able to know the whole truth about the story that we hear ab... Read more >

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