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Inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places!

Blog entry by Sudesh Pillai | August 18, 2014

My system just cannot work without 3-4 cups of tea each day and of late we have umpteen options to choose from as we come across commercials regarding the varieties and health benefits of tea such as green, black, herbal and white tea...

Great victory requires great risk

Feature story | August 15, 2014 at 12:04

After spending 50 hours on a billboard, 80 feet above the ground, located on Bandra Reclamation Road, Mumbai, seven Greenpeace activists finally climbed down from the billboards a few moments after they were informed that two of the leading tea...

Delhi Finally Starts Switching On The Sun

Blog entry by Pujarini Sen | August 15, 2014

Recent news shows a move towards energy self-sufficiency: but are we on the road to energy independence and equity yet?   For 2 years now Greenpeace India has campaigned in various ways for Delhi to switch on the sun. Delhi...

How Suraj met Bijli in the land of the Buddha

Blog entry by Reema Ganguly | August 14, 2014

It was the quietude that struck me first. Far from the incessant honking of Patna vehicles, the muck, the pollution, here I found peace. It was here that I felt calm. It was here that I felt, I should have been born a 100 years ago. It...

Dharnai Becomes a Lighthouse of Energy Independence

Blog entry by Pujarini Sen | August 14, 2014

Greenpeace India receives unparalleled political praise in Bihar   In 2012 Greenpeace India published a report called “e[r] cluster: for a smart energy access”, advocating a ‘bottom up’ grid expansion through cluster based...

Behind the scenes: Occupy billboard

Blog entry by Shiwang Singh | August 13, 2014

Its 3 am in the morning. As our car passes through the famous sea link I can see the 7 billboards that are to be occupied. They are tall imposing structures of 80 feet each. Our mission is quite simple: Set the place up for the...

A Tale of Two Indias

Blog entry by Nagesh Anand | August 13, 2014

Rakhi is a festival that celebrates humanity, brotherhood and fraternity. It is about making relationships stronger and making a promise to protect and care for all that is important to us. The forests of Mahan are majestic. They...

The Spirit Behind Mahan!

Blog entry by Pranay Jajodia | August 13, 2014

Indore, Mumbai, Bangalore, Aurangabad, Delhi, Dharnai, Lucknow, Madurai and Coimbatore - what do you think these 9 places have in common? They all sent rakhis to pledge to save one of Asia's oldest and densest sal forests - Mahan in...

Pledging to Protect Mahan on Rakshabandhan!

Blog entry by Aishwarya Madineni | August 13, 2014

What started out to be an inconceivable, dull and a damp day turned into massive gathering that reverberated with the message to stand up and fight for the forests which thousands of people depend on. The energy in the air was palpable...

Clean up my Sulaimani!

Blog entry by Arvind Shivakumar | August 13, 2014

For the last 10 years I have been vegan and I have been drinking a lot of Sulaimani (lime) tea. As I am vegan, I assumed drinking Sulaimani was being compassionate towards the environment and myself. Turns out I was completely wrong. A...

Pledge To Save Mahan on Raksha Bandhan

Feature story | August 12, 2014 at 14:26

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect – Aldo Leopold

Ek Cup Chai – Sans Pesticides Please!

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | August 11, 2014

It’s a wet, lazy Saturday afternoon. I stretch under the covers before I pull myself up, and get the newspaper. And make myself a cup of tea. Piping hot with a sprig of mint, just the way I like it. The thought of the weekend ahead,...

Journey that led to the pesticides campaign

Blog entry by Bindu Vaz | August 11, 2014

Intensity – is the word that describes my journey, best. I feel everything intensely. About issues. About children’s, women’s, gay rights. About empowerment. And this intensity pushes me to act. The same intensity allows me to pay...

Blatant Attempts to Discredit Greenpeace

Feature story | August 6, 2014 at 17:30

As the countdown to the Gram Sabha begins, the tactics used to try and discredit the movement, silence opposition and scuttle the Gram Sabha only get dirtier. In the latest outrageous attempt to disparage Greenpeace's work in Mahan, fake letters...

Nitish Kumar visits solar village of Dharnai!

Blog entry by Pujarini Sen | August 4, 2014

The small village of Dharnai was firmly in focus today, as eminent JDU leader and former Chief Minister of Bihar, NitishKumar visited the small village to witness first hand Greenpeace's decentralised renewable energy project there.

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