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We invited Aaron to India

Blog entry by Jyothika | June 9, 2015

If the Ministry of Home Affairs ask, then I’m happy to admit it, my team invited Aaron Gray- Block, a Greenpeace employee, and former Reuters journalist, to India. Although we didn’t know they’d black listed him ? I’m still proud...

The Blue Gag and 210 Shades of Green.

Blog entry by Sanchita Mahajan | June 8, 2015

National Weekend of Action around the World Environment Day. That’s a complicated phrase with big words. Now try saying Shivangi, Mawphniang, D hakuriya, Birbhum, Mandya, Dharnai, Raigad,Hyderabad, Pune, KabirNagar, Kashmir,...

This is what democracy in India looks like

Blog entry by Divya Raghunandan | June 6, 2015

Ever since the leak of an alleged Intelligence Bureau in June 2014, the task of civil society groups in contributing to a sustainable future for India has become a lot harder. My role as the Program Director of Greenpeace India has...

148 cities. One World Environment Day

Feature story | June 5, 2015 at 17:26

Thousands of Greenpeace supporters in over 148 cities across India will hold events this weekend to show solidarity for the environmental group. Greenpeace faces a coordinated crackdown orchestrated by the Ministry of Home Affairs due to its...

Voices from the core of India

Blog entry by Manvendra Singh Inaniya | June 5, 2015

For the villagers of Mahan, this World Environment Day stands out in quite a contrast from the one last year in 2014. T hen, Mahan was battling for its very existence as their ancient forests and tribal villages were being...

From Tigers to Tea

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | June 2, 2015

Straight out of college, an economics grad, I joined Sanctuary Asia’s Kids for Tigers ‘edutainment’ programme in Bombay. I was overjoyed. And starry-eyed. I now had the opportunity to reach out to hundreds of children across the city...

When Dharnai spoke to Mahan

Blog entry by Pow Aim Hailowng | May 29, 2015

Dharnai called on Mahan yesterday. A bird tweeted this morning and so I know. The bird, if you must know was visited by her relative in Mahan. She was flying down and overheard the one wave in the wind carrying the conversation. The...

Delhi High court orders MHA to allow access to Greenpeace India’s domestic accounts

Feature story | May 27, 2015 at 15:45

The Delhi High Court today ordered the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to allow access to Greenpeace India’s two main domestic bank accounts, which will let the organisation receive new donations and access the vast majority of its existing funds.

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...

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