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  • Exploring the lives of the people of Mahan

    Blogpost by Shashwati Shankar - May 7, 2014 at 13:34

    Inside Bhajadhari Kushwaha’s home in the village Budher, Singrauli District

    "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."

    - Harvey Fierstien

    An overwhelming sens... Read more >

  • Environmental activist Ramesh Agrawal receives the Goldman Environment Prize

    Blogpost by Komal Singh - April 30, 2014 at 17:33

    08 May 2014

    © Steve Fisch Photography


    For years now, courage has been defined in many different ways. But it all comes down to this – courage is not the absence of fear but our ability to get past it and follow our truth. And when ordinary people show extraordinary strength to f... Read more >

  • Asia’s largest sal forest needs you

    Blogpost by Adarsh Vansay - April 30, 2014 at 16:15

    30 April 2014

    Forest area in Singrauli region © Sudhanshu Malhotra / Greenpeace


    The hands resemble chicken beaks, pecking away at fresh flower buds that fall in the morning.

    It is the peak season for the forest dwellers to pick mahua in Mahan. After this season which lasts a little over a month at this time of the year... Read more >

  • This Earth Day we showed our love for forests

    Blogpost by anon - April 24, 2014 at 16:44

    Twenty second April, 2014 was more than just Earth Day for Junglistan. The most awaited 'Stand for forests! Stand for Mahan!' solidarity event was held in major cities of India on that very day.

    Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai saw hundreds of peopl... Read more >

  • The Blue Roller, Hill Myna and many other birds of Mahan

    Blogpost by Phiroza Tafti - April 23, 2014 at 20:04

    23 April 2014

    Blue Indian Roller


    "Mahan" - one of the greatest and oldest sal forests in India. More than 60 villages depend on these forests for their livelihood. Essar's intention to mine coal in these forests is going to destroy livelihood and a lot more.

    Mahan's forest... Read more >

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