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Democracy prevails

Blog entry by Divya Raghunandan | January 20, 2015

Today the courts were to decide if Greenpeace India’s international funds blocked by the Ministry of Home Affairs would be released or not. Arundhati, a Greenpeace campaigner, had been at the Delhi High Court all day waiting for our...

Victory of Democracy

Feature story | January 20, 2015 at 18:28

New Delhi, January 20, 2015. Delhi High Court today unblocked the funds that were frozen by the Ministry of Home Affairs in June last year.

What's the cost of standing up for fundamental rights in India?

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | January 13, 2015

Sunday marked yet another black day for fundamental rights in India. Though these charter of rights are enshrined in our constituion, my experience on Sunday morning at the Delhi airport show that these are not equally accessible to...

Greenpeace Campaigner demands explanation on alleged ‘lookout circular’ against her

Feature story | January 12, 2015 at 17:20

New Delhi, 12 January 2015: A day after Greenpeace Senior Campaigner Priya Pillai was ‘offloaded’ and barred from leaving the country she has written a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs. According to media reports, Pillai was forbidden from...

Greenpeace employee banned from leaving India on government orders. No official...

Feature story | January 11, 2015 at 15:06

New Delhi, 11 January 2015: In yet another attempt to muzzle Greenpeace India, Priya Pillai, Senior Campaigner with the organisation was stopped at New Delhi airport this morning by the immigration office and denied to get onboard her flight to...

How we said NO to GMO!

Blog entry by Veera Chavan | December 24, 2014

It started about a month ago with a tiny idea of opposing the genetic modification of crops. The idea came from the trip to Rahuri, a small affected village on the Pune-Mumbai highway. Two members from Hou de Green, the Pune volunteer...

2014: The best of times, the worst of times

Blog entry by Samit Aich | December 19, 2014

2014 has been a challenging year for Greenpeace India and our country's environment. Today, we are witnessing one of the gravest challenges in our history. In June 2014, an Intelligence Bureau (IB) report , leaked to the Indian media,...

Indian Pandora's box on climate change waiting to be opened

Blog entry by Avik Roy | December 6, 2014

There are whispers in the corridor in Lima that India may announce some unprecedented decision that will change the course of the ongoing climate negotiations in the lead up to Paris agreement. Nevertheless, India is a strategic player...

The people behind the movement: What makes Greenpeace run

Blog entry by Sanchita Mahajan | December 5, 2014

In the past 597 days of my being with Greenpeace India, the following instances stand out: 1. People hanging a banner from the Essar building- to tell the world how it’s destroying India's precious forests.   2. People persistently...

Soil is the soul of agriculture

Blog entry by Ishteyaque Ahmed | December 5, 2014

Soil is the soul of agriculture. In the present chemical-based agriculture paradigm, the soil health is under great threat. Excessive use of chemical inputs has caused a huge damage to the physical and biological characters of the soil...

Utmost faith in corporations? You must be kidding me!

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | December 3, 2014

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy, the deadliest in human history. The aftereffects continue to haunt the Bhopalis even after the victims’ 3rd generation has been born.

Are we looking close enough?

Blog entry by Rahul Prasad | December 3, 2014

The drafters of the constitution chose democracy as the mode of governance for India. Wisely so, because democracy has a mutual relationship with the people. The people stand by the state and the state, in turn, stands for the people.

LIMA COP 20: Hope and an opportunity for India

Blog entry by Abhishek Pratap | December 1, 2014

It’s that time of the year again when climate and its politics get prominence! Starting today and for the next two weeks, official negotiators, bureaucrats, technocrats, think-tanks, activists, civil society, corporate honchos, trade...

My Journey so far with Greenpeace as a Volunteer

Blog entry by Debu Nayak | November 26, 2014

First of all, I sincerely would like to dedicate this to my parents and family who have been a constant source of my energy and motivation. My involvement with Greenpeace was not an accident but purely purposeful. Initially, through...

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