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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 …

No home and compensation for the displaced

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 20, 2013

Ravindra Kumar Gupta (village Karsualal, District Singrauli Madhya Pradesh)  is displaced by Essar power. The company didn’t allot a home yet and he did not get his displacement compensation (all …

Tagore, Internationalism and Environment

Blog entry by Avimuktesh Bhardwaj | December 19, 2013

The year passed by. Not many noticed that 100 years ago, Tagore received the Nobel Prize for his accomplishments. Tagore, the Poet of Asia, was nobody's man at one point of time. West doubted him after he returned Knighthood after the...

Where do we go?

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 19, 2013

Ranjit Gupta (Secretary of Reva Visthapit Seva Samiti) from Anpara (District Sonebhadra Uttar Pradesh) talks about the displacement in the region and the situation now. Government acquired the land in …

LANCO displaced, then cheated the people of Anpara

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 18, 2013

Gaiman kanaujia (village & Post Jhilbulban, Anpara) talks about the displaced people (by LANCO Anpara Power) and their problems. His family also was displaced. As per the agreement of the …

Prime Minister, when will you implement Community Forest Rights for us?

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 16, 2013

Nandlal Shah’s (Village Suhira, Tehsil Singrauli District Singrauli Madhaya Pradesh) livelihood is entirely dependent on Mahan forest. He also emphasizes upon the diversity of animal habitat the forest has. If …

Start to clean energy in Bihar

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | December 16, 2013

Hasanchak & Govindpur, district Vaishali, Bihar 15 years ago, there was electricity in Hasanchak. Today, the infrastructure remains but the electricity supply is gone. The farmers have only one mode of power - diesel. A diesel powered...

Crisis to Solution - paving way to Solar pumping

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | December 12, 2013

The Innovation Challenge was launched on 3rd September, and ended on 15th November. The challenge was different - it invited submissions from all over the world to do something unique, something that could transform the way our...

Forest Chowkidar won’t let coal mining in Mahan

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 12, 2013

Forest Chowkidar (for last 12 years) Ramjag Vishwakarma shares how Mahan Coal ltd is forcefully trying to acquire Mahan forest for mining. Ramjag and the people sustains their lives with …

Another Worker didn’t get wages from Albelia Contractor @ Reliance Power, Singrauli

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 11, 2013

Baiju Prasad worked in Reliance Power (Singrauli) under Albelia contractor from Feb-May’13. He still didn’t get his wages for these four months (Feb-May 2013).  Albelia contactor official Deepak Rai told …

Wilmar finally commits to No Deforestation

Feature story | December 10, 2013 at 16:38

Let us recap what happened in the last week. The world mourned the sad demise of Nelson Mandela, probably the biggest proponent of peace and human rights of our era. Much awaited results of the 2013 assembly elections were declared. And in...

Every day I work with Greenpeace is a good day

Blog entry by Arjun Duvvuru | December 10, 2013

Most of us human beings are not fully conscious about how our everyday actions, right from the time we wake up till the time we go back to bed, affect our immediate environment and the planet on the long run. Like spoiled children we...

You did it! Palm oil giant commits to No Deforestation!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | December 7, 2013

‘Effective immediately, Wilmar will not engage in development of HCS, HCV, or peat, nor knowingly source from suppliers engaged in development of HCS, HCV, or peat.’ Wilmar International - the world's biggest palm oil company - has...

Support the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Muskan Gaba & Tarushi Anand | December 4, 2013

By Muskan Gaba, 6th Grade, Vivekanand School On 16th November, 2013 at Jantar Mantar, I attended the campaign on #Freethearctic30. I was very curious to know about it as there was a fake jail and there were some people enacting as...

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