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Brikesh's journey

Page | September 10, 2012 at 14:09

Brikesh Singh, a Greenpeace activist, is living atop a tree in a forest-at-risk in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. He is protesting against the government's plan to mine coal in these forests. He'll be living here for a month. At end of his stay he will...

Jungle Jam in Bangalore to save our forests

Feature story | September 14, 2012 at 17:36

Bangalore is well known as the rock capital of India but it was after quite a while that an outdoor music event happened here. Greenpeace broke the monotony recently with the Jungle Jam in the heart of the city at the Kanteerva stadium. The...

Hansraj Ahir, MP who unearthed Coalgate scam visits Brikesh Singh on the tree in...

Press release | September 25, 2012 at 13:04

September 22, 2012, Nagpur: Mr. Hansaraj Gangaram Ahir, the member of Parliament of Chandrapur, who pointed to the coal allocation scam way back in 2005, today joined Greenpeace activist Brikesh Singh in his occupation of a tree in the Padmapur...

Activists say NO COAL to the PM, while he talks conservation with the world

Feature story | October 17, 2012 at 13:35

As Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was addressing the world about biodiversity and the need to protect it at the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity on October 16, Greenpeace India’s online activists were sending him a very special tweet.

The Great Indian Big Cat and Greenpeace's appeal to the PM at the UN Convention

Press release | October 16, 2012 at 17:03

October 16, Hyderabad: Today, as Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh prepared for his key note speech to nearly 200 world politicians and international dignitaries at the UN’s Convention on Biodiversity, three Greenpeace activists...

Greenpeace activist to occupy a tree in Chandrapur forest for 1 month

Press release | August 29, 2012 at 16:35

August 29th, 2012, Nagpur: India is hosting the 11th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October this year to discuss conservation of biodiversity. “It is ironical that my government, which is writing...

Chandrapur MP visits Brikesh and offers his support to Junglistan

Feature story | September 25, 2012 at 14:59

Brikesh Singh, who is living on a tree in Chandrapur, had a special visitor recently. Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, the Member of Parliament from the Chandrapur constituency came over to Brikesh’s tree house on September 22 and was all praise for his...

Brikesh Singh bids adieu to the forest

Feature story | October 1, 2012 at 17:36

Greenpeace activist, Brikesh Singh leaves the tree-house in the forests of Chandrapur today, on October 1. This was his home since September 1 when he decided to embark on a tree-top protest to save our forests. He will now make his way back to...

Greenpeace activist to live on a tree to protect our forests

Feature story | September 2, 2012 at 13:30

Greenpeace activist Brikesh Singh climbed an Anjan tree in Chandrapur, Maharashtra on Saturday, 1st September. What’s so special about climbing a tree you might ask? Well, Brikesh is not coming down in a hurry; in fact he is going to live on this...

Brikesh Tries to Meet Dr. Manmohan Singh

Video | October 19, 2012 at 18:48

They were stopped at the door of the conference hall where the PM was making his speech. Later they detained for 5 hours. Greenpeace delegate and activist Brikesh Singh, who recently spent a month occupying a tree at the edge of the Tadoba --...

Brikesh Tries to Meet Dr. Manmohan Singh

Video | October 19, 2012 at 18:48

They were stopped at the door of the conference hall where the PM was making his speech. Later they detained for 5 hours. Greenpeace delegate and activist Brikesh Singh, who recently spent a month occupying a tree at the edge of the Tadoba --...

Junglistan diaries: Padmapur forests, residence for a month

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 5, 2012

1st September 2012 It was only when I woke up in the morning that the feeling started sinking in. I am actually going to be spending a month in the middle of the forest! The excitement started at 2 am in the morning when almost 8...

Activist Brikesh Singh to be a part of CNN IBN Citizen Journalist awards

Blog entry by Ignatius Thekaekara | March 1, 2013

Greenpeace activist Brikesh Singh has been invited to the CNN IBN Citizen Journalist (CJ) awards 2013. Citizen Journalist is an initiative by CNN IBN where viewers become reporters and armed with a camera they tell stories of injustice...

Junglistan Diaries- TEDx with Brikesh Singh

Blog entry by Vidhya Lakshmi R. | May 24, 2013

I had been excited for days for two reasons: TEDx was being hosted in Coimbatore and Greenpeace activist, Brikesh Singh agreed to be a speaker at the event. The stage was set and the speakers were getting ready. I was waiting with...

Junglistan Nivas: a new hangout for the village kids

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 19, 2012

My caricature, my family and the artist Harish. Day 16 It was one of the busiest day after 1 st of September when I climbed up this tree. Around 170 people from schools, colleges, NGO’s, came to visit me.Among them was an...

Junglistan Diaries: the writing's on the wall

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 14, 2012

If you can read your name here then you are a hero. Today I started writing names of all the people, who have signed the petition, on the tree house. Every time I feel a little low, I'll look at these names and take inspiration...

Brikesh Tries to Meet Dr. Manmohan Singh

Video | October 19, 2012 at 18:48

They were stopped at the door of the conference hall where the PM was making his speech. Later they detained for 5 hours. Greenpeace delegate and activist Brikesh Singh, who recently spent a month occupying a tree at the edge of the Tadoba --...

Junglistan diaries: Visitors, cobras and mine blasts

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 10, 2012

Day 10 at the tree house. By now I have seen and heard twenty blasts in the coal mine, two snakes including a cobra, and a trail of a rock python. I have had around 280 visitors, oldest being 68 years old. I saw the river getting...

Brikesh Singh

Image | October 12, 2009 at 2:48

Brikesh Singh, climate campaigner, Greenpeace India, unfurls a huge banner on the roof of the Palace of Westminster’s Great Hall that says: “CHANGE THE POLITICS, SAVE THE CLIMATE.” Fifty-five Greenpeace volunteers scaled the walls of the Houses...

Brikesh Singh

Image | October 12, 2009 at 2:48

Brikesh Singh, climate campaigner, Greenpeace India, unfurls a huge banner on the roof of the Palace of Westminster’s Great Hall that says: “CHANGE THE POLITICS, SAVE THE CLIMATE.” Fifty-five Greenpeace volunteers scaled the walls of the Houses...

Brikesh Singh

Image | October 12, 2009 at 2:48

Brikesh Singh, climate campaigner, Greenpeace India, unfurls a huge banner on the roof of the Palace of Westminster’s Great Hall that says: “CHANGE THE POLITICS, SAVE THE CLIMATE.” Fifty-five Greenpeace volunteers scaled the walls of the Houses...

Tigers at the door

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | October 16, 2012

At Greenpeace India we are always looking for the most effective ways to communicate our messages – today in the hi-tech world of modern media that includes tweeting and texting, blogging and subvertising. But there are times when...

Foot spa and bamboo shoot curry in Junglistan

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 12, 2012

How many of you have paid thousands to get this treatment done in spas? Well I have always been curious about these treatments. But I the idea finding it out in a spa, was not too appealing. Here in Junglistan, this is one of the...

Forest vs coal. I choose forests

Blog entry by Rachita Taneja | September 19, 2012

When my colleague told me that I was going to go to the forests to work on a tree house- I gave myself a mental high five. What could be cooler than chilling in a forest for a week? I was to accompany three activists, who had helped...

Let's not let them destroy forests

Blog entry by Teju Erappa | September 28, 2012

We are facing a big, big problem which has not been given enough attention and now this problem is growing and devastating everything in its path. There are some dirty people who are blasting mother Earth and digging deep inside for...

Nothing goes to waste in the forests

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 28, 2012

I had the oldest visitor at the tree house on Day 24. Meet Anandrao Sambhaji Kamble born on the 12th of February 1942 which makes him 70 years old. He said he is preparing a speech to give at the CBD in Hyderabad if given an...

Good news for Tadoba’s tigers

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | September 27, 2012

The Adani group has been trying to revive its Lohara coal mining project near the Tadoba Tiger Reserve ever since a Group of Ministers announced last year that the "no go" policy was scrapped. This mine was rejected back in 2010 after...

Local MP visits Junglistan Nivas

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 24, 2012

Finally after 22 days of occupying the forest I had the local MP Hansraj Ahir visit me at the tree house. He was accompanied by two big shots from Western Coal Fields Limited (WCL). They are the guys who own and operate the mines in...

Junglistan Diaries: routine visits and some special ones

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 18, 2012

It's been two weeks in the forests. These buffaloes and the Cattle Egret are regular visitiors to the stream now. Or perhaps I am the visitor for them. I had some very special guests from the nearby village. The women had taken...

A living room in the forests

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 13, 2012

I saw this beautiful moth sitting on the neighbouring tree. It's the Indian Silk Worm Moth, its scientific name is Antheraea Paphia. © Brikesh Singh / Greenpeace. Twelve days already. I’ve had a fish spa, showers in the rain,...

Brikesh leaves the tree house

Image gallery | October 2, 2012

Tigers have a message for the Indian Prime Minister

Image | October 16, 2012 at 17:52

As Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh prepared for his key note speech to nearly 200 world politicians and international dignitaries at the UN’s Convention on Biodiversity, three Greenpeace activists accompanied by ‘Tigers’ from the...

Tree-top protests in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore in support of Brikesh

Video | February 28, 2013 at 17:23

Greenpeace activist Brikesh Singh lived in a tree on the the fringes of Tadoba-Andhari forest for one month and also became a CNN IBN citizen journalist during this time.

Brikesh Singh bids adieu to his forest home

Video | February 28, 2013 at 17:33

Greenpeace activist Brikesh Singh lived in a tree near the Tadoba-Andhari forest for one month and also became a CNN IBN Citizen Journalist during this time.

What will we leave for our future generations?

Blog entry by Velagapudi Rajesh | October 4, 2012

I've been in the Chandrapur forests right from the start of this tree occupation activity. One of my tasks was to help build a secure tree house, before Brikesh came to live in the forest. I've been here for one and a half months and I...

An unnamed stream, another victim of coal mining

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 25, 2012

Okay, tell me honestly don’t you think this image reminds you of Yin & Yan? It's close isn’t it? Well almost! Okay, somewhat there?  Never mind.   This morning we ran out of drinking water in our pots and because of previous night's...

Junglistan diaries: booster shots of inspiration

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 24, 2012

Sisters from St Mary's convent and Montfort convent visited the tree house. I was amazed by their energy and enthusiasm. A lot of visitors who are half their age shy away from climbing up the tree house but all the sisters climbed...

What is breakfast for a snake?

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 21, 2012

I know I've repeatedly mentioned that there are a lot of snakes around this area, but substantial evidence has been missing all this while. This morning I was presented with an opportunity to provide you guys with evidence that...

Brikesh leaves the tree house

Image gallery | October 2, 2012

Tigers have a message for the Indian Prime Minister

Image | October 16, 2012 at 17:52

As Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh prepared for his key note speech to nearly 200 world politicians and international dignitaries at the UN’s Convention on Biodiversity, three Greenpeace activists accompanied by ‘Tigers’ from the...

Brikesh leaves the tree house

Image gallery | October 2, 2012

Two weeks in the forest and a petition to the Prime Minister

Video | February 28, 2013 at 17:19

Greenpeace activist Brikesh Singh lived in a tree near the Tadoba-Andhari forest for one month and also became a CNN IBN Citizen Journalist during this time.

Brikesh Singh’s Gandhigiri

Video | February 28, 2013 at 17:28

Greenpeace activist Brikesh Singh lived in a tree near the Tadoba-Andhari forest for one month and also became a CNN IBN Citizen Journalist during this time.

Brikesh Singh arrives at the tree-house on the fringes of Tadoba-Andhari forest

Video | February 28, 2013 at 17:31

Greenpeace activist Brikesh Singh lived in a tree near the Tadoba-Andhari forest for one month and also became a CNN IBN Citizen Journalist during this time.

To be the change

Blog entry by Sumanth Shetty | September 29, 2012

My name is Sumanth Shetty and I am volunteering with Greenpeace to save Junglistan. Prior to this I worked as a fund raiser with Greenpeace for a year. I have been in the forest from August 16 with Brikesh, Rajesh and Teju helping them...

"What will you achieve by saving tigers?"

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 30, 2012

The highlight of the day was a visit from Western Coal Field employees. The guy to my right in the white shirt who is looking very angry was actually very angry. Over the last 27 days I had more than 800 people visit me and not a...

Tigers have a message for the Indian Prime Minister

Image | October 16, 2012 at 17:52

As Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh prepared for his key note speech to nearly 200 world politicians and international dignitaries at the UN’s Convention on Biodiversity, three Greenpeace activists accompanied by ‘Tigers’ from the...

Junglistan diaries: let the images talk

Image gallery | September 10, 2012

Junglistan diaries: let the images talk

Image gallery | September 10, 2012

Junglistan diaries: let the images talk

Image gallery | September 10, 2012

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