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Will you help us Protect Paradise in 2014?

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | January 24, 2014

When I read the daily newspaper here in Indonesia, it’s rare that there is not at least one big scandal or   exposé   related to the forest sector. Just this last weekend, land conflicts in a Kalimantan palm oil plantation made...

Let there be Mahan

Blog entry by Ruth D'Costa | January 23, 2014

Leaning on the trunk of our rented taxi, I observe the driver. Somehow, he understands. He knows when to step in and help, and when to stand aside and let us do our job. We have taken up the duty of care for the 67 activists who are...

Excerpt From the Diary of Veerappa Moily

Blog entry by Shiwang Singh | January 22, 2014

'Dear Diary, What a day :) Today, I cleared 20 projects in one stroke. I must be improving really fast. I barely spend 5 minutes reading one. I am loving handling multiple portfolios. All my old friends from the...

Greenpeace demands cancellation of Mahan coal block

Feature story | January 14, 2014 at 12:59

Greenpeace India demands cancellation of the Mahan coal block and is asking for a thorough enquiry into the matter, bringing Essar Power and the Madhya Pradesh state government under the scanner. This has come after the CBI put a question mark on...

A song for the heartbroken animals

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | January 10, 2014

Wild animals are worried about the epidemic deforestation. Listen to Dasrath Mahto singing (in Kotha language) soulfully about the animals’ sorrow over vanishing forests. Dasrath is from Giridi, Jharkhand. To …

138 Farmers successfully farmed on barren land in Bokaro district.

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | January 10, 2014

Kaise aakash mein surakh nahi ho sakta, Ek pathar to upar uchalo yaaro – Dushyant Kumar J.M Rangeela talks about how farmers in Bokaro have made this quote a reality. …

My journey so far

Blog entry by Venkateshwarlu | January 8, 2014

This is a story about a person who comes from a family of farmers. I am Venkateshwarlu and I work with Greenpeace as a fundraiser. I spent most of my childhood with my parents, working on a farm in our village. And that's why I have...

Udaan 2013

Blog entry by Prachi Mishra | January 7, 2014

"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided". At Udaan 2013, we had more than 100 participants, from 13 different states. And though, all of us were from totally different cultures, we all had one thing in common...

Economic self sufficiency support needed for poverty stricken women workers of Chatra

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | January 6, 2014

Raju Rana (District Chatra, Jharkhand) is speaking about the local who collect leaves from the forest to make ‘pattal’ (plates made of leaves). Out of every two days’ hard work, …

Lives dependent on Mahan forest produce

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | January 2, 2014

Pradeep Kumar Vishwakarma (vil. Suhira, dst. Singrauli, Madya Pradesh) doesn’t want to give his forest to the companies at any cost. His livelihood completely depends on forest. He gets mahua, …

Forest is our King

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 30, 2013

Chandrashekhar Saket (Vil. Suhira, Dst. Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh) says that though Mahan Coal Ltd.is trying to destroy and mine Mahaan forest, the people don’t want to give the forest. The …

Money can’t buy my forest

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 24, 2013

Kishan Dayal singh (village Amiliya, Madhya Pradesh) tells us about his life, dependent on Mahan forest. Tendu leafs, Mahua fruits, Bela and other forest produce so important for his livelihood …

Free to go!

Feature story | December 24, 2013 at 12:16

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. - Nelson Mandela

10 simple things to reduce your carbon footprint this 2014

Blog entry by Komal Singh | December 23, 2013

Leave your fuel guzzling car at home. Instead, ride a bike, walk or take the public transport to work. Take shorter, less frequent showers, because this not only saves water, but the energy necessary to heat it. Unplug your...

हम आदिवासी एकता अपना बनाये रहे,

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 20, 2013

A poem by Rajlal (Mahan Sangharsh Samiti) हम आदिवासी एकता अपना बनाये रहे, आगे कदम बढ़ाये रहे, पीछे हाथ कर नहीं जायेंगे, आगे हाथ बढ़ाये, हरा झंडा लहराया. Rajlal is …

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