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Lights! Dharnai! Action!

Blog entry by Somdatta Sengupta | July 18, 2014

After sunset, the stage is set for all Dharnai folks to come together for a chat, friendly banter or neighbourly meet-up Dharnai, Bihar — Times are changing. No longer do women in Dharnai rush to get dinner ready before dark. No...

Say Hello To Green Teams!

Blog entry by Kanchi Dave | July 18, 2014

Green Teams is a project by Greenpeace aimed at educating students under 16 about the environment and the issues it's facing. Our first program was at Shama Vidya Shala. It was a week-long awareness session for students from 1st to...

Quality Defines Success in Dharnai

Blog entry by Anand Prabu Pathanjali | July 16, 2014

The success of a microgrid largely depends on the quality of components used right from the generation, transmission and storage. For example, in the microgird installed at Dharnai, we have used a grade A solar panel with the...

Voice of the Environment!

Blog entry by Manish Kumar | July 16, 2014

Over the past year, I have been working as a face-to-face fundraiser at Greenpeace. I am part of a passionate group of people, both young and old, men and women, who spend day after day on the streets of India, speaking to strangers...

Dharnai Live Microgrid Media Manual

Publication | July 15, 2014 at 13:54

Greenpeace's energy access campaign in Bihar. A detailed manual consisting of all the information on the decentralised solar microgrid installed by Greenpeace India in Dharnai revenue village, Jehanabad district, Bihar

Dharnai Live Briefing Paper

Publication | July 12, 2014 at 12:15

Enabling energy access through smart microgrids based on renewable energy technologies in the state of Bihar, India

Dharnai: Going LIVE on July 20

Feature story | July 10, 2014 at 17:15

Several decades have passed since India became an independent country, but several million of its citizens still live in darkness. The centralised grid system has failed to live up to the hopes and aspirations of the people, with those in rural...

Is this The New Normal?

Blog entry by Divya Raghunandan | July 9, 2014

To get away from the madness of trawling through a never-ending stream of emails, debates on the implications of the looming threat of shutting down Greenpeace and answering endless inane questions from 'concerned' journalists on how...

Should we become thugs to deal with bullies?

Blog entry by Nagesh Anand | July 7, 2014

Should we become thugs in order to deal with bullies? It is a question that I have been struggling with for the past few days. Today Greenpeace is being bullied. The kind of baseless allegations and rhetoric that some media outlets as...

Finding Hope!

Blog entry by Ruth D’Costa | July 4, 2014

The sleepy Coimbatore Express finally decided to crawl out of Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 04:20 this morning. The 5-hour, 45-minute delay doesn't seem to work against the engine driver's conscience, who makes lasting stops at every...

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