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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. ...

Van Satyagrahi Granted Bail

Feature story | June 5, 2014 at 15:05

After spending almost three weeks in jail, Van Satyagrahi and member of Mahan Sangharsh Samiti, Bechan Lal Shah is finally out on bail. 200 people joined him as he walked out of jail, each one greeting him either with a warm hug or tears of joy.

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...

A life changing experience in Mahan

Blog entry by Pyaare Lal Panika | May 28, 2014

My name is Pyaare Lal Panika, driver of M.P 66C08A6 Bolero from Gram Raj Milan. My journey started on 12th April, 2014 when my Bolero was rented by the Greenpeace office and I was called to Waidhan. I didn't anticipate the kind of...

No tree felling in Mahan till October

Feature story | May 27, 2014 at 14:49

"There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for." - J.R.R. Tolkien

Feeling the spirit of Mahan

Blog entry by Aafreen | May 27, 2014

Sitting in the dark, in the field, on the mat, surrounded by tendu leaves left to dry, blanketed by a calm starry night sky, and a sudden flash light on my face breaking my serene moment. " Pehchana? Aafreen hai! " And right then...

The Volunteer Camp: An Inspiring Experience

Blog entry by Manoj Tripathi | May 23, 2014

Aah! Another batch of young volunteers – these eyes have become tired from counting the number of people who have been coming to Mahan. I wasn't too excited looking at these drowsy and tired kids, slowly settling down at 3 am in the...

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