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Activism is the gift of democracy

Blog entry by Sanika Athavale | May 22, 2015

A sunny afternoon doesn't lure anyone outside. Summer in Bangalore is getting worse, thanks to global warming, thanks to human activity for helping its effect proliferate. I had the hard task of stepping out into the busiest area in...

Unbelievable support by Indians, but the smear target by MHA goes on

Blog entry by Samit Aich | May 22, 2015

I am humbled & moved by support of Indians - who donate to Greenpeace India for environmental conservation & some who work with us at Greenpeace India. Amidst this massive surge of support, a new smear from the MHA targets us for our...

Raahgiri Day with Greenpeace India

Blog entry by Neha Yadav | May 21, 2015

On 5 th of May, I saw the Greenpeace India press release stating an imminent shut down in about a month’s time. Shut down? It took some time to absorb the news and understand the adsurd reasons stated by the government behind the...

Life of a 5-Star Activist

Blog entry by Veena Krishnamurthy | May 21, 2015

I wonder how ‘5-star activists’ are defined, but I guess I am one of them. And here is a glimpse of my activist life, and some riches I gathered along the way. In the forests of Sathyamangalam three decades ago, fellow activists and...

We Are Humbled by Your Support

Blog entry by Divya Raghunandan | May 21, 2015

Greenpeace India has been under attack for over a year but matters took a serious turn in April 2015 when the government froze our main bank accounts, forcing us to scale back campaigns and leaving us unable to pay staff salaries or...

From a handshake to a hug, my journey with Greenpeace India

Blog entry by Md Jahiruddin | May 20, 2015

I am Md Jahiruddin from a small but beautiful village called Duggirala in state of Andhra Pradesh with a semi agricultural family background. It is my childhood interest to serve my nation and build it a strong country. To purse it, I...

How Greenpeace India raises its funds

Blog entry by Siddharth Sreenivas | May 20, 2015

I come from a small town in Kerala where, growing up, the only “Greenpeas” most folks knew of was of the edible kind. But I also grew up in a world where activism was still not looked upon as a dirty word. Kerala was the messianic land...

37 days and counting...

Blog entry by Arvind Shivakumar | May 15, 2015

In August last year, I was peacefully hanging from one the billboards facing the sea in Mumbai, asking Indian tea companies to get rid of pesticides from my tea. A few tea companies realised the message Greenpeace India, my fellow...

Conversations with the MHA

Blog entry by Greenpeace editorial staff | May 8, 2015

Conversations with the MHA On Wednesday April 8th we received news via the media that the Ministry of Home Affairs had frozen seven Greenpeace India Society bank accounts containing the donations of over 75,000 Indian citizens to...

A short guide to Greenpeace India's finances

Blog entry by Greenpeace editorial staff | May 7, 2015

Greenpeace India’s Finances Greenpeace India began its work by setting up Greenpeace Environment Trust (GPET) in 2001. The Trust is not registered under FCRA and can only receive domestic contributions. Individuals who initially...

The F Word

Blog entry by Aswini Sivaraman | May 6, 2015

I didn’t join Greenpeace because I was an environmentalist or an activist. I didn’t even know about the crazy things Greenpeace was renowned for. I fancied myself to be an environmentalist by nature, not by profession. As a graduate...

Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival

Feature story | May 5, 2015 at 15:05

Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival with the threat of an imminent shutdown looming large. The NGO has been left with funds for staff salaries and office costs that will last for just about a month. Calling it...

Greenpeace is guilty: Of putting our planet before corporate greed

Blog entry by Amrit Bakshi | May 1, 2015

I was a 18-year-old student studying Environmental Science in Bangalore when I heard the name ‘Greenpeace’ the first time. From that initial discussion in class to the deck of the Rainbow Warrior has been an amazing decade long...

Reflections from the recent suspension of Greenpeace India

Blog entry by Dina Nethisa Rasquinha | May 1, 2015

In the wake of the recent suspension of Greenpeace India’s license and closure of its bank accounts, a number of civil society organizations have criticized the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stating that its decision on Greenpeace is...

Make Every Day Earth Day

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | April 22, 2015

Just another Earthling?  No, because this is not just another planet. Christopher Nolan via Interstellar may have given us the hope otherwise, and a lot of science geeks will argue with me on the realities of time travel. For me...

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