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Praful Bidwai: a farewell to an activist and a defender of the truth

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | June 29, 2015

Praful Bidwai passed away on the 23rd of June due to cardiac arrest. He was a journalist, an activist, a researcher and a political commentator.  I first met Praful at a protest in Jantar Mantar and was immediately struck by his...

Suraj Weds Bijli – a tale of determination

Blog entry by Aditya Tomar | June 29, 2015

As an intern, I expected to be doing the typical, rigorous, and perhaps monotonous office work. Contrary to my belief that I would be spending hours in paper work or analysis, working at Greenpeace had many surprises in store. It was...

We must change: A statement from Greenpeace India’s new directors

Blog entry by Vinuta Gopal and Sanjiv Gopal | June 26, 2015

Following on from an emergency meeting of Greenpeace India’s board this week to discuss the cases of sexual harassment that have come to light, the Executive Director Samit Aich has offered his resignation which the board has accepted...

Greenpeace India Executive Director Samit Aich resigns

Feature story | June 24, 2015 at 18:00

New Delhi, 24 June 2015 - The Executive Director of Greenpeace India, Samit Aich, resigned today following an internal review of the organisation’s handling of two sexual harassment cases.

Greenpeace India and complaints of sexual harassment and alleged rape

Blog entry by Greenpeace India | June 16, 2015

Over the past three years a number of complaints of sexual harassment were made by women who worked for Greenpeace India. More recently an allegation of rape at a private party was made by a former colleague against another Greenpeace...

Am I doing the RIGHT THING?

Blog entry by Irshad Ahmad | June 11, 2015

It’s difficult to begin with. So I think I should start by answering how I landed in Greenpeace. I had heard about Greenpeace long back when I was finishing school. Later in college after signing up for B. Tech in Electronics and...

We invited Aaron to India

Blog entry by Jyothika | June 9, 2015

If the Ministry of Home Affairs ask, then I’m happy to admit it, my team invited Aaron Gray- Block, a Greenpeace employee, and former Reuters journalist, to India. Although we didn’t know they’d black listed him ? I’m still proud...

The Blue Gag and 210 Shades of Green.

Blog entry by Sanchita Mahajan | June 8, 2015

National Weekend of Action around the World Environment Day. That’s a complicated phrase with big words. Now try saying Shivangi, Mawphniang, D hakuriya, Birbhum, Mandya, Dharnai, Raigad,Hyderabad, Pune, KabirNagar, Kashmir,...

This is what democracy in India looks like

Blog entry by Divya Raghunandan | June 6, 2015

Ever since the leak of an alleged Intelligence Bureau in June 2014, the task of civil society groups in contributing to a sustainable future for India has become a lot harder. My role as the Program Director of Greenpeace India has...

148 cities. One World Environment Day

Feature story | June 5, 2015 at 17:26

Thousands of Greenpeace supporters in over 148 cities across India will hold events this weekend to show solidarity for the environmental group. Greenpeace faces a coordinated crackdown orchestrated by the Ministry of Home Affairs due to its...

Voices from the core of India

Blog entry by Manvendra Singh Inaniya | June 5, 2015

For the villagers of Mahan, this World Environment Day stands out in quite a contrast from the one last year in 2014. T hen, Mahan was battling for its very existence as their ancient forests and tribal villages were being...

From Tigers to Tea

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | June 2, 2015

Straight out of college, an economics grad, I joined Sanctuary Asia’s Kids for Tigers ‘edutainment’ programme in Bombay. I was overjoyed. And starry-eyed. I now had the opportunity to reach out to hundreds of children across the city...

When Dharnai spoke to Mahan

Blog entry by Pow Aim Hailowng | May 29, 2015

Dharnai called on Mahan yesterday. A bird tweeted this morning and so I know. The bird, if you must know was visited by her relative in Mahan. She was flying down and overheard the one wave in the wind carrying the conversation. The...

Delhi High court orders MHA to allow access to Greenpeace India’s domestic accounts

Feature story | May 27, 2015 at 15:45

The Delhi High Court today ordered the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to allow access to Greenpeace India’s two main domestic bank accounts, which will let the organisation receive new donations and access the vast majority of its existing funds.

Activism is the gift of democracy

Blog entry by Sanika Athavale | May 22, 2015

A sunny afternoon doesn't lure anyone outside. Summer in Bangalore is getting worse, thanks to global warming, thanks to human activity for helping its effect proliferate. I had the hard task of stepping out into the busiest area in...

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