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Delhi Shines, at Holy Family Hospital

Blog entry by Iqbal Munawwar and Sanchita Mahajan | February 4, 2015

In our fight for a cleaner and greener planet, victories are often far and few. It takes years for campaigns to bear fruit and for our volunteer community to see tangible results of their long and hard work.  On Saturday, January 31...

Obama and Modi want to sell nuclear power to India that is too dangerous and...

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant, Sunanda Mehta & Jim Riccio | January 29, 2015

Only two new nuclear plants are being built in the US and even they are way over budget. The recent “breakthrough” in the nuclear talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama has raised more...

Are the green spaces in Delhi free from air pollution?

Blog entry by Aishwarya Madineni | January 28, 2015

Are the green spaces in Delhi free from air pollution? The common assumption that one would have about a green space such as a park or a lake-side trail is that it is free from pollution and contamination.  Many look at these...

Greenpeace Activist Priya Pillai files writ petition in Delhi High Court

Feature story | January 26, 2015 at 22:43

Greenpeace activist, Priya Pillai has filed a writ petition on 27 January 2015, in the Delhi High Court challenging her illegal and arbitrary offloading at the Delhi International Airport on 11 January.

Obama will come, Obama will go, Delhiites will have no respite from toxic air

Blog entry by Aishwarya Madineni | January 25, 2015

As soon as the news on India’s most-awaited chief guest for its 66 th Republic Day was announced, the international media and the U.S. Govt were quick to take note of the levels of air pollution in Delhi. The U.S. Embassy in Delhi,...

Nothing momentous in the Modi-Obama statement on climate change

Feature story | January 25, 2015 at 1:43

Greenpeace India expressed disappointment at the joint announcement by Prime Minister Modi and President Obama as it didn’t go beyond rhetoric and the usual platitudes.

Democracy prevails

Blog entry by Divya Raghunandan | January 20, 2015

Today the courts were to decide if Greenpeace India’s international funds blocked by the Ministry of Home Affairs would be released or not. Arundhati, a Greenpeace campaigner, had been at the Delhi High Court all day waiting for our...

Victory of Democracy

Feature story | January 20, 2015 at 0:58

New Delhi, January 20, 2015. Delhi High Court today unblocked the funds that were frozen by the Ministry of Home Affairs in June last year.

What's the cost of standing up for fundamental rights in India?

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | January 12, 2015

Sunday marked yet another black day for fundamental rights in India. Though these charter of rights are enshrined in our constituion, my experience on Sunday morning at the Delhi airport show that these are not equally accessible to...

Greenpeace Campaigner demands explanation on alleged ‘lookout circular’ against her

Feature story | January 11, 2015 at 23:50

New Delhi, 12 January 2015: A day after Greenpeace Senior Campaigner Priya Pillai was ‘offloaded’ and barred from leaving the country she has written a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs. According to media reports, Pillai was forbidden from...

Greenpeace employee banned from leaving India on government orders. No official...

Feature story | January 10, 2015 at 21:36

New Delhi, 11 January 2015: In yet another attempt to muzzle Greenpeace India, Priya Pillai, Senior Campaigner with the organisation was stopped at New Delhi airport this morning by the immigration office and denied to get onboard her flight to...

How we said NO to GMO!

Blog entry by Veera Chavan | December 23, 2014

It started about a month ago with a tiny idea of opposing the genetic modification of crops. The idea came from the trip to Rahuri, a small affected village on the Pune-Mumbai highway. Two members from Hou de Green, the Pune volunteer...

2014: The best of times, the worst of times

Blog entry by Samit Aich | December 18, 2014

2014 has been a challenging year for Greenpeace India and our country's environment. Today, we are witnessing one of the gravest challenges in our history. In June 2014, an Intelligence Bureau (IB) report , leaked to the Indian media,...

Indian Pandora's box on climate change waiting to be opened

Blog entry by Avik Roy | December 6, 2014

There are whispers in the corridor in Lima that India may announce some unprecedented decision that will change the course of the ongoing climate negotiations in the lead up to Paris agreement. Nevertheless, India is a strategic player...

The people behind the movement: What makes Greenpeace run

Blog entry by Sanchita Mahajan | December 4, 2014

In the past 597 days of my being with Greenpeace India, the following instances stand out: 1. People hanging a banner from the Essar building- to tell the world how it’s destroying India's precious forests.   2. People persistently...

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