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Time to start anew

Blog entry by Lalita Ramdas & Ashish Kothari | September 1, 2015

Today we have a compelling challenge and an opportunity ahead of us: to reset the work culture at Greenpeace India, starting now. The events of the last few months, and the independent audit that was commissioned as a result, have...

India’s future – Smog lit?

Blog entry by Aishwarya Madineni | August 21, 2015

Is our future going up in smoke? It has been exactly two and half months since the New York Times, South Asia correspondent wrote a woeful story about our capital’s toxic air and have finally fled the country in order to safeguard...

Will We Value Our Independence

Blog entry by Bittu Sahgal | August 15, 2015

India’s economic structure has been built over centuries on a stable ecological foundation. Our current government, however, believes the opposite... that a stable ecology is predicated on a strong economic foundation.  It is this...

India at 69. A 27 year old reflects.

Blog entry by Navdha Malhotra | August 12, 2015

When I was younger, Independence Day simply meant a day off school. A day where my mother would wake me up to listen to the Prime Minister’s early morning speech from the Red Fort. And then some of us would get together, climb to the...

Elephants on the Edge

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | August 12, 2015

Today is World Elephant Day  and almost to the day, a couple of years ago I was in Chhattisgarh working on a project to understand the impacts of coal mining on elephants and tribals. The local group with whom I worked with mentioned...

Undaunted, undefeated and unstoppable

Blog entry by Vinuta Gopal | July 23, 2015

Greenpeace India ought to be finished by now. We’ve had our accounts frozen, our reputation  smeared and our staff banned from travel. Mr. Rajnath Singh, the Minister of Home Affairs has done everything he can to shut down our...

Goodbye Sandeep

Blog entry by slakshma | July 21, 2015

For the last 4 years Sandeep has been one of the friendly faces of the Greenpeace India staff on the Life at Greenpeace page of our website, and he’s been working here for 10+ years. Last week he left us for pastures new, so for one...

Dharnai: story of one solar village

Blog entry by Pujarini Sen | July 20, 2015

It’s been precisely one year now, since 2000 citizens of Dharnai, a small village near Bodhgaya in the eastern Indian state of Bihar achieved access to electricity for the first time in 30 years. To most us who are living in this...

India - remember the unstoppable power of contagious courage

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | July 10, 2015

Remember the unstoppable power of contagious courage By Kumi Naidoo Thirty years ago, groups of individuals in New Zealand were preparing to leave their families, their jobs and their homes to set off in small boats...

My Experiments with Kitchen Gardening and Composting

Blog entry by Anjum Dudekela | July 6, 2015

I never thought to do an internship with Greenpeace when I initially heard that Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival. My parents were a little worried what I’d do there. But when all my queries were cleared by...

Praful Bidwai: a farewell to an activist and a defender of the truth

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | June 29, 2015

Praful Bidwai passed away on the 23rd of June due to cardiac arrest. He was a journalist, an activist, a researcher and a political commentator.  I first met Praful at a protest in Jantar Mantar and was immediately struck by his...

Suraj Weds Bijli – a tale of determination

Blog entry by Aditya Tomar | June 29, 2015

As an intern, I expected to be doing the typical, rigorous, and perhaps monotonous office work. Contrary to my belief that I would be spending hours in paper work or analysis, working at Greenpeace had many surprises in store. It was...

We must change: A statement from Greenpeace India’s new directors

Blog entry by Vinuta Gopal and Sanjiv Gopal | June 26, 2015

Following on from an emergency meeting of Greenpeace India’s board this week to discuss the cases of sexual harassment that have come to light, the Executive Director Samit Aich has offered his resignation which the board has accepted...

Greenpeace India Executive Director Samit Aich resigns

Feature story | June 24, 2015 at 18:00

New Delhi, 24 June 2015 - The Executive Director of Greenpeace India, Samit Aich, resigned today following an internal review of the organisation’s handling of two sexual harassment cases.

Greenpeace India and complaints of sexual harassment and alleged rape

Blog entry by Greenpeace India | June 16, 2015

Over the past three years a number of complaints of sexual harassment were made by women who worked for Greenpeace India. More recently an allegation of rape at a private party was made by a former colleague against another Greenpeace...

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