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Does our government care that GM crops and the BRAI bill will destroy our future?

Blog entry by Reema Ganguly | August 8, 2013

Are you drinking RO (Reverse Osmosis) water? Are you using a sanitiser to clean your hands? Are you boiling your veggies to remove pesticides? Are you using a disinfectant to mop your floor? If the answer is yes, then I...

India's BRAI Bill will allow GM companies to tamper with food, health and environment

Blog entry by Devinder Sharma | August 6, 2013

In March, US President Barack Obama signed the HR 933 continuing resolution -- popularly called 'Monsanto Protection Act'—that effectively divests the federal courts of their constitutional power to stop the planting or sale of...

Street plays say NO to GM food and BRAI bill

Blog entry by Sankalp Bhardwaj | August 5, 2013

Photo © Deb Kumar Chattopadhyay I recently heard about Greenpeace India's campaign against Genetically Modified (GM) food and decided to participate. I had researched GM foods earlier as well and I knew how bad it was for our...

The sorry plight of the villagers in Mahan

Blog entry by Gopika Nangia | August 5, 2013

The residents of Dongri village, which is located in the Mahan forest in Singrauli are going to be displaced due to the proposed mining activities of the Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation and Jaypee Group. Several...

Eleven villages and the MSS stand united against coal mining in Mahan

Feature story | August 4, 2013 at 15:13

The communities from 11 villages around the Mahan forests in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, held a rally on 4th August in Singrauli to let Essar know that they will not allow coal mining in the Mahan forests. The rally, Van Adhikar Sammelan,...

Threats don't deter the people of Mahan

Blog entry by Gopika Nangia | July 30, 2013

The Mahan forest that is spread over 1182.35  hectares, and that close to 60 villages are dependent on, will be largely destroyed due to allocation of various coal blocks within the forest. In Amelia village if you swivel your head,...

Junglistan at school

Blog entry by Shashwat Srivastava | July 26, 2013

Photo © Druhi Dasgupta I wanted to use my past experience and knowledge in a meaningful way and that is the main reason I joined Greenpeace as a Green Warrior volunteer. The knowledge and encouragement rendered at each step by Druhi...

Where do we draw the line and say it is enough?

Blog entry by Bipasha Majumder | July 24, 2013

"Hydropower is a renewable, economic, nonpolluting and environmentally benign source of Energy." So says the Annual Report of Ministry of Power ( 2001-2002 Chapter 2 ) where the untapped potential of all the Mountain states have...

Let the sun shine more on Delhi’s rooftops

Blog entry by Anand Prabu Pathanjali | July 23, 2013

A century old city that has been representing the face of our country and holds the seat of the honorable Prime Minister of the country. Delhi, a word that triggers lots of historical memories in ones mind and I happen to be in this...

Tribal Affairs Minister, KC Deo says FRA violations in Mahan will be investigated

Feature story | July 19, 2013 at 14:06

The Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, V Kishore Chandra Deo, promised complete support to ensure that the Forest Rights Act (FRA) is upheld in Mahan, Madhya Pradesh. The Minister addressed a joint press conference with Greenpeace India and Mahan...

Meeting and being inspired by Kumi Naidoo

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | July 16, 2013

Kumi Naidoo (left) joins activists at a rally in Istanbul calling for an ‘end to the age of coal’ Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International recently said, “Mahatma Gandhi once said, first they ignore you, then...

One positive step from the World Bank, many to follow

Blog entry by Paul Horsman and Shiwang Singh | July 3, 2013

Rampaging floods in Uttarakhand,India, Mindanao, along Europe's famed Danube, in large tracts of Canada, and in America's Midwest. Toxic smog in Singapore, Malaysia, and China's industrial heartland. Melting glaciers in the Alps,...

Who bears the brunt of power cuts in our society?

Blog entry by Shiwang Singh | July 2, 2013

As I was taking a metro towards Jahangirpuri on Saturday June 15, I saw a poster of a political party talking about how they are with the 'Aam Admi'(common man) in every step and are striving to improve the nation in every sphere...

The people’s movement to fight for freedom from the BRAI bill and GM crops has begun!

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | July 1, 2013

India is a nation which has long been known for people’s movements and Jantar Mantar in Delhi has been one of those symbolic places for people around the country to join hands and demand “their right” or “what is right.” These...

In God we trust?

Blog entry by Bittu Sahgal | July 1, 2013

Photo © Sanat Shodan I sat for two hours in the leaf litter and summer dust of Gir in the company of a lioness and her three cubs. Watching her watching us watch her cubs, I felt an overwhelming sense of peace envelope me.

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