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Why ideologies, ideas and sectors need to reinvent themselves!

Blog entry by Siddharth Sreenivas | September 9, 2014

Every generation has seen the death of an idea and those ideas which do bear some intrinsic value to the advancement of mankind have reinvented themselves. Communism and socialism were on their death knell in a previous era, but in...

End to the solar eclipse in Delhi?

Blog entry by Neha Khator | September 5, 2014

So Delhi’s solar eclipse is finally receding. After two years of dilly-dallying and releasing a restrictive version of net-metering guidelines last November that clearly attempted to block the sun over the national capital, the Delhi...

Growing organic teas in India, a tea estate visit

Blog entry by Snigdha Manchanda | September 5, 2014

Sometimes you feel as if the ancient wisdom had it all figured out. At times it is just propaganda. However, the mystic charm of the ancient texts remains intriguing nonetheless. I hadn't heard of Vrikshayurveda until recently. It is...

Pushing the limits is what I do!

Blog entry by Sumanth Shetty | September 3, 2014

It was just another day for me back in Bangalore until my phone rang (tring- tring). On the other end was Alpha 1, that's when I knew this was "the call". Yes, this is when we realised that there's a cocktail of pesticides in our chai.

Dharnai’s Grid-ready Microgrid: A Solution for Energy-starved India?

Blog entry by Kartikeya Singh | August 28, 2014

The story of the rise and fall of Bihar may seem unbelievable. Through the ages, the region was once the seat of power of mighty kingdoms, a source of intellectual thought, and leading industrial growth. In the recent past, decades...

Supreme Court Deems Mahan Coal Block Allocation Illegal

Feature story | August 26, 2014 at 10:04

The Supreme Court deemed in an order on August 25 that all coal block allocations since 1993 are ‘illegal’ on grounds of arbitrariness, legal flaws lack of transparency, fairness and even application of mind. This verdict is of significant...

Will of the Majority vs. Manipulative Strength of the Powerful Minority

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | August 21, 2014

There is a lot of hustle and bustle under the mango tree in Hardayal Singh Gond’s house. The local women are chatting in a group, and not too far away, on the large ‘dari’, the men are also in discussion. There is positivity in the air...

The Making of an Activist!

Blog entry by Devyani Kulkarni | August 21, 2014

I came to Greenpeace looking for a one month 'legal' internship, learn some new things, have some fun, get my certificate and move on with my life. Little did I know that this internship was going to change me, my life and my decisions...

Dharnai Success Inspires Bihar’s Energy Dialogue

Blog entry by Naveen Mishra | August 20, 2014

Energy is the life blood for the development of any country or state. Bihar which is on a path of tremendous growth, is suffering from extreme energy deficit. The energy deprivation will directly or indirectly impact its pace of growth...

Pesticide-free farming is the future

Blog entry by Siddharth Sreenivas | August 18, 2014

"Fruits and vegetables that Delhiites consume everyday are practically unfit for human consumption," noted the Delhi High Court on March 5th, 2014. This was following the findings of the High Court appointed expert committee on the...

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...

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