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The Sweet Taste Of Victory

Feature story | September 29, 2014 at 17:32

Less than two months ago, Greenpeace India launched a report titled, Trouble Brewing, highlighting the presence of a cocktail of pesticide residues in tea. The day the report launched, seven Greenpeace activists climbed the billboards on Bandra...

TGBL’S COMMITMENT TO CLEAN CHAI IS PEOPLE’S VICTORY FOR SAFE-TEA

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | September 29, 2014

It was only last week that we had a meeting with the giants in the corporate world, the Tatas. We were meeting their team in Bangalore about our public campaign on clean chai. It had been over forty five days since our brave activists...

Saving Sumatran Tigers: Learnings and State of Affairs

Blog entry by Avimuktesh Bhardwaj | September 29, 2014

It is a common argument today that development can only happen at the cost of environment. And we must cut forests, pollute air and water, and keep increasing our dependence on chemicals to push industrial growth rates. However,...

NGT declares Forest Clearance for Mahan Coal Ltd Invalid

Feature story | September 26, 2014 at 16:25

"...It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and...

Thanks to you, Wagh Bakri rises to #CleanChai

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | September 26, 2014

Dear chai freaks and fiends, If you are an Indian, and a chai freak, you'll be thrilled to know that Wagh Bakri, the third largest tea marketing company in India has finally risen to #cleanchai. How did this happen? A few...

We need a lot more than promises!

Blog entry by Manish Ram | September 25, 2014

Doubling India’s Wind and Solar capacities by 2020: India at the Climate Summit    Following the massive turnout in over 200 events at the people’s climate march, all eyes turn to the climate summit hosted by Ban Ki Moon in New...

Supreme Court Order Kills Essar’s Plans

Blog entry by Akshey Kalra | September 24, 2014

If you haven't heard so far, the Supreme Court of India cancelled 214 coal blocks allocated to private companies since 1993, deeming them illegal. And one of these coal blocks brings us to the story of Mahan, one of the oldest Sal...

Dirty Coal is shown the back door

Feature story | September 24, 2014 at 17:01

For most of the wild things on earth, the future must depend on the conscience of mankind.- Dr. Archie Carr

Climate summit comment: From Bihar, India, could distributed solar succeed where coal...

Feature story | September 23, 2014 at 14:47

India is a country where the centralised grid system for electricity has dominated the last 60 years and, largely, failed. In the cities blackouts are frequent, in the rural areas there is often no power at all. The grid doesn’t provide...

My visit to Mahan!

Blog entry by Pooja Amritlal Tanna | September 22, 2014

At the Singrauli station I saw many neem trees. It was late in the night and I could only see the silhouette of overburden and shrubs on both sides of the road. I could make out from this little brief that I am entering a place with...

The Peoples Climate March is happening on the 20th of September and here are 10...

Blog entry by Rohini Manohar | September 19, 2014

1) You're tired of paying high electricity bills and STILL don't get electricity 24x7 (common killing mosquitoes is really not as fun as you think it to be). 2) You hate having to ride around with a dupatta on your face looking like...

The Largest Climate March in History is Coming to a City Near You

Blog entry by Pujarini Sen | September 17, 2014

What: The largest public demonstration demanding action on climate change is just 3 days away. When: The People's Climate March will take place on the 21st of September, 2014, just two days before UN Secretary General Ban Ki...

TATA clean up my cup!

Blog entry by Debanjana Choudhuri | September 17, 2014

Life is busy as hell! My day starts at 7 AM (which by many is a late start), but for me it's quite an early start, because I sleep at 12, and wake up every 2-3 hours to check on my baby girl. Yes, I am a working mother and I love my...

Is defending human rights a crime?

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | September 16, 2014

Dr. Udaykumar was on his way to Kathmandu, Nepal, for a meeting organised by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights defenders, when he was stopped at the Delhi Airport by the Immigration authorities. The immigration...

Environmental Laws Cannot be Toothless Tigers

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | September 11, 2014

A term that has gained common parlance in the media in the past few years is ‘policy paralysis’. It is especially common when industrialists and business houses talk about environmental laws blocking projects or in reference to the...

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