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Fighting the Good Fight

Blog entry by Hamza Chinoy | June 12, 2014

The IB report claims that Greenpeace has negatively impacted the GDP growth up to 3% per annum. The Joint Director SA Rizvi has accused Greenpeace of, "Changing the dynamics of India's energy mix" and the Bureau says Greenpeace,...

The Poverty of Ecology: Stealing an NGOs credibility

Blog entry by Ruth D’Costa | June 12, 2014

I have done some street fundraising for Greenpeace. Let me tell you what it's like. A fundraiser is the person you see outside a railway station wearing a Greenpeace jacket and ID card. They approach 8-9 people saying, 'Excuse me, do...

The Power of Individualism

Blog entry by Anasua Sen | June 12, 2014

It was 37 degrees in the City of Nawabs on 11th June. I had just reached an area called Kondapur, when I got to know that the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has sent out a report listing Greenpeace as one of the foreign-funded NGOs and also...

Greenpeace = People Power

Blog entry by Komal Singh | June 11, 2014

The recent Intelligence Bureau report calls Greenpeace, "A threat to national economic security". Not only that, it states that, "It (Greenpeace) is assessed to be posing a potential threat to national economic security... growing...

Greenpeace India Stands For People-powered Sustainable Development

Feature story | June 11, 2014 at 15:26

Challenging the allegations made by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) report to the PMO, Greenpeace India stated for the record that it is an independent organisation which campaigns for development that is sustainable and growth that is inclusive.

Mahan’s chota sipahi

Blog entry by Aafreen Ali | June 9, 2014

He caught my attention when he introduced himself as "main yahain ka sabse chota sipahi hu" and in my short stay I saw that this wasn't just an empty statement but he lived up to it. When kids his age were running around playing...

Five forests of the world that need our urgent attention

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | June 9, 2014

Green canopies around the world are facing serious environmental threat. If not protected in time, we could risk losing a huge chunk of the forest cover at an alarming rate. Five forests face growing risk. Find out below: 1. ...

On World Environment Day, Let’s Start Close To Home

Blog entry by Sridevi Padmanabhan | June 5, 2014

Not far away from the dusty town of Waidhan, the forests of Mahan envelope you in a cloak of ease with the buzz of insects, a gentle breeze and the play of light and shadow. Joy becomes simple. It's in the spotting of a brilliantly-hued...

Empowered to fight for their rights

Blog entry by Phiroza Tafti | June 4, 2014

My overall impression is that the women of Amelia have developed a unique sense of confidence. I definitely attribute this with the exposure to Greenpeace activists one can see that approximately one third of the villagers attending...

Sumilya, her day and her year in Mahan forests

Blog entry by Aafreen Ali | June 4, 2014

I met Sumilya, a friend I made from Amelia during the Mumbai protest we did some 3-4 months back. She took my palm in hers and pressed it slightly as a physical gesture signifying her happiness at seeing me again. We were re-living the...

Bio-diversity in Mahan

Blog entry by Phiroza Tafti | June 3, 2014

My observations about the biodiversity in and around Amelia were varied and interesting. When we reached the  tola where we would be staying one of the kids who surrounded us was hiding something behind his back. On insisting that...

The Rallying Cry for Revolution in Mahan

Blog entry by Sridevi Padmanabhan | June 3, 2014

It is late evening in Uttar tolah (neighbourhood) in Amelia village. The sun begins its descent over the green hills and the lights of the closed Essar plant twinkle faintly in the distance. There is a tangible buzz in the air as...

Bring in the sun to protect Mahan and India’s forests from coal mining

Blog entry by Abhishek Acharyya | May 30, 2014

It was the last time I saw the sun rise in Budher. When I woke up that day, I just could not control my tears. Next day I was going to be hundreds of miles away in Sonar Bangla from where I would see the sun rise from a train window...

It's not over till it's over!

Blog entry by Emma Gibson | May 29, 2014

They call this part of northern India the Badlands because it's renowned for its lawlessness. It certainly feels like the wild west and instead of the gold rush, it's a coal rush with companies like British-listed Essar making this...

The fight for Mahan will continue till the end

Blog entry by Prasad Mahadar | May 29, 2014

While I was in the fundraising department back in the city, Mahan was like a half-truth to me. When I got the opportunity from Greenpeace to go to Mahan, I realized that I would be able to know the whole truth about the story that we...

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