Community blogs

Volunteers, supporters and bloggers share their experiences.

  • How Suraj met Bijli in the land of the Buddha

    Blogpost by Reema Ganguly - August 14, 2014 at 18:23

    14 August 2014

    Local boys pose with sun masks during the launch ceremony of the solar-powered microgrid in Dharnai village. The first-of-its kind in India, this 100 kW solar microgrid, developed by Greenpeace India and partners BASIX and CEED, supplies around-the-clock electricity to more than 2,400 residents, 450 homes, and 50 commercial operations, including two schools and a healthcare facility.


    It was the quietude that struck me first. Far from the incessant honking of Patna vehicles, the muck, the pollution, here I found peace. It was here that I felt calm. It was here that I felt, I should have been born a 100 years ago. It was h... Read more >

  • A Tale of Two Indias

    Blogpost by Nagesh Anand - August 13, 2014 at 14:56

    13 August 2014

    Rakhi in Mahan. Photo Credit: Avik Roy.


    Rakhi is a festival that celebrates humanity, brotherhood and fraternity. It is about making relationships stronger and making a promise to protect and care for all that is important to us.

    The forests of Mahan are majestic. They have survi... Read more >

  • The Spirit Behind Mahan!

    Blogpost by Pranay Jajodia - August 13, 2014 at 14:35

    13 August 2014

    Rakhis tied to a tree in Mahan.


    Indore, Mumbai, Bangalore, Aurangabad, Delhi, Dharnai, Lucknow, Madurai and Coimbatore - what do you think these 9 places have in common? They all sent rakhis to pledge to save one of Asia's oldest and densest sal forests - Mahan in Singraul... Read more >

  • Clean up my Sulaimani!

    Blogpost by Arvind Shivakumar - August 13, 2014 at 11:14

    13 August 2014

    Activists demanding for Clean Chai in Mumbai.


    For the last 10 years I have been vegan and I have been drinking a lot of Sulaimani (lime) tea. As I am vegan, I assumed drinking Sulaimani was being compassionate towards the environment and myself. Turns out I was completely wrong. A few w... Read more >

  • Journey that led to the pesticides campaign

    Blogpost by Bindu Vaz - August 11, 2014 at 14:32

    11 August 2014

    Activists at Bandra Reclamation Road, Mumbai


    Intensity – is the word that describes my journey, best. I feel everything intensely. About issues. About children’s, women’s, gay rights. About empowerment. And this intensity pushes me to act.

    The same intensity allows me to pay attention... Read more >

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