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My journey so far

Blog entry by Venkateshwarlu | January 8, 2014

This is a story about a person who comes from a family of farmers. I am Venkateshwarlu and I work with Greenpeace as a fundraiser. I spent most of my childhood with my parents, working on a farm in our village. And that's why I have...

Udaan 2013

Blog entry by Prachi Mishra | January 7, 2014

"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided". At Udaan 2013, we had more than 100 participants, from 13 different states. And though, all of us were from totally different cultures, we all had one thing in common...

Economic self sufficiency support needed for poverty stricken women workers of Chatra

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | January 6, 2014

Raju Rana (District Chatra, Jharkhand) is speaking about the local who collect leaves from the forest to make ‘pattal’ (plates made of leaves). Out of every two days’ hard work, …

Lives dependent on Mahan forest produce

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | January 2, 2014

Pradeep Kumar Vishwakarma (vil. Suhira, dst. Singrauli, Madya Pradesh) doesn’t want to give his forest to the companies at any cost. His livelihood completely depends on forest. He gets mahua, …

Forest is our King

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 30, 2013

Chandrashekhar Saket (Vil. Suhira, Dst. Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh) says that though Mahan Coal Ltd.is trying to destroy and mine Mahaan forest, the people don’t want to give the forest. The …

Money can’t buy my forest

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 24, 2013

Kishan Dayal singh (village Amiliya, Madhya Pradesh) tells us about his life, dependent on Mahan forest. Tendu leafs, Mahua fruits, Bela and other forest produce so important for his livelihood …

Free to go!

Feature story | December 24, 2013 at 12:16

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. - Nelson Mandela

10 simple things to reduce your carbon footprint this 2014

Blog entry by Komal Singh | December 23, 2013

Leave your fuel guzzling car at home. Instead, ride a bike, walk or take the public transport to work. Take shorter, less frequent showers, because this not only saves water, but the energy necessary to heat it. Unplug your...

हम आदिवासी एकता अपना बनाये रहे,

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 20, 2013

A poem by Rajlal (Mahan Sangharsh Samiti) हम आदिवासी एकता अपना बनाये रहे, आगे कदम बढ़ाये रहे, पीछे हाथ कर नहीं जायेंगे, आगे हाथ बढ़ाये, हरा झंडा लहराया. Rajlal is …

No home and compensation for the displaced

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 20, 2013

Ravindra Kumar Gupta (village Karsualal, District Singrauli Madhya Pradesh)  is displaced by Essar power. The company didn’t allot a home yet and he did not get his displacement compensation (all …

Tagore, Internationalism and Environment

Blog entry by Avimuktesh Bhardwaj | December 19, 2013

The year passed by. Not many noticed that 100 years ago, Tagore received the Nobel Prize for his accomplishments. Tagore, the Poet of Asia, was nobody's man at one point of time. West doubted him after he returned Knighthood after the...

Where do we go?

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 19, 2013

Ranjit Gupta (Secretary of Reva Visthapit Seva Samiti) from Anpara (District Sonebhadra Uttar Pradesh) talks about the displacement in the region and the situation now. Government acquired the land in …

LANCO displaced, then cheated the people of Anpara

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 18, 2013

Gaiman kanaujia (village & Post Jhilbulban, Anpara) talks about the displaced people (by LANCO Anpara Power) and their problems. His family also was displaced. As per the agreement of the …

Prime Minister, when will you implement Community Forest Rights for us?

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 16, 2013

Nandlal Shah’s (Village Suhira, Tehsil Singrauli District Singrauli Madhaya Pradesh) livelihood is entirely dependent on Mahan forest. He also emphasizes upon the diversity of animal habitat the forest has. If …

Start to clean energy in Bihar

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | December 16, 2013

Hasanchak & Govindpur, district Vaishali, Bihar 15 years ago, there was electricity in Hasanchak. Today, the infrastructure remains but the electricity supply is gone. The farmers have only one mode of power - diesel. A diesel powered...

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