Guest blog

Environment conservation experts and enthusiasts share their views about issues beyond Greenpeace.

  • Growing organic teas in India, a tea estate visit

    Blogpost by Snigdha Manchanda - September 5, 2014 at 11:41

    05 September 2014

    Deha Tea Estate. Photo Credit: Snigdha Manchanda

     

    Sometimes you feel as if the ancient wisdom had it all figured out. At times it is just propaganda. However, the mystic charm of the ancient texts remains intriguing nonetheless. I hadn't heard of Vrikshayurveda until recently. It is an esta... Read more >

  • Dharnai’s Grid-ready Microgrid: A Solution for Energy-starved India?

    Blogpost by Kartikeya Singh - August 28, 2014 at 15:34

    The story of the rise and fall of Bihar may seem unbelievable. Through the ages, the region was once the seat of power of mighty kingdoms, a source of intellectual thought, and leading industrial growth.

    In the recent past, decades of corruption, lac... Read more >

  • Restructuring India

    Blogpost by Colin Todhunter - November 7, 2013 at 13:19

    07 November 2013

    Working in a factory (1) © Peter Caton / Greenpeace

     

    Back in 2008, Indian finance minister P. Chidambaram claimed that his government’s policies were pro growth and pro equity (1). He blamed an inept system of administering benefits to the poor for the low rate of ‘inclusive growth’. He also t... Read more >

  • Hanging in the Mist: Mercury Contamination in South India

    Blogpost by Colin Todhunter - October 30, 2013 at 12:48
    Mercury Rising in KodaikanalMercury Rising in Kodaikanal. © Ignatius Joseph/Greenpeace

    Mountains rise. Fog rolls. The plains below bake. On a plateau at 2,133 metres in the Palani Hills, South India, Kodaikanal nestles in the mist. It's a place where eucalyptus trees tower and ... Read more >

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