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Why the world's biggest coal company has backed down

Blog entry by Deng Ping and Harri Lammi | April 8, 2014

Last year, Greenpeace decided to do something we had never done before during our 13 years of work in China: target and confront a state owned coal company. And not just any company. The biggest and boldest, a Chinese government...

Dharnai – The (Sun)light at the end of the Tunnel !

Blog entry by Rahul Prasad | July 24, 2014

We all have been hearing about the solar micro-grid in Dharnai, Bihar, which will provide electricity access to the village deprived of power, for the last 30 years or so. It gives a sense of fulfilment and great accomplishment to us,...

Ek Cup Chai – Sans Pesticides Please!

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | August 11, 2014

It’s a wet, lazy Saturday afternoon. I stretch under the covers before I pull myself up, and get the newspaper. And make myself a cup of tea. Piping hot with a sprig of mint, just the way I like it. The thought of the weekend ahead,...

Clean up my Sulaimani!

Blog entry by Arvind Shivakumar | August 13, 2014

For the last 10 years I have been vegan and I have been drinking a lot of Sulaimani (lime) tea. As I am vegan, I assumed drinking Sulaimani was being compassionate towards the environment and myself. Turns out I was completely wrong. A...

Behind the scenes: Occupy billboard

Blog entry by Shiwang Singh | August 13, 2014

Its 3 am in the morning. As our car passes through the famous sea link I can see the 7 billboards that are to be occupied. They are tall imposing structures of 80 feet each. Our mission is quite simple: Set the place up for the...

Great victory requires great risk

Feature story | August 15, 2014 at 14:04

After spending 50 hours on a billboard, 80 feet above the ground, located on Bandra Reclamation Road, Mumbai, seven Greenpeace activists finally climbed down from the billboards a few moments after they were informed that two of the leading tea...

Inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places!

Blog entry by Sudesh Pillai | August 18, 2014

My system just cannot work without 3-4 cups of tea each day and of late we have umpteen options to choose from as we come across commercials regarding the varieties and health benefits of tea such as green, black, herbal and white tea...

Pesticide-free farming is the future

Blog entry by Siddharth Sreenivas | August 18, 2014

"Fruits and vegetables that Delhiites consume everyday are practically unfit for human consumption," noted the Delhi High Court on March 5th, 2014. This was following the findings of the High Court appointed expert committee on the...

Dharnai Success Inspires Bihar’s Energy Dialogue

Blog entry by Naveen Mishra | August 20, 2014

Energy is the life blood for the development of any country or state. Bihar which is on a path of tremendous growth, is suffering from extreme energy deficit. The energy deprivation will directly or indirectly impact its pace of growth...

The Making of an Activist!

Blog entry by Devyani Kulkarni | August 21, 2014

I came to Greenpeace looking for a one month 'legal' internship, learn some new things, have some fun, get my certificate and move on with my life. Little did I know that this internship was going to change me, my life and my decisions...

Dharnai’s Grid-ready Microgrid: A Solution for Energy-starved India?

Blog entry by Kartikeya Singh | August 28, 2014

The story of the rise and fall of Bihar may seem unbelievable. Through the ages, the region was once the seat of power of mighty kingdoms, a source of intellectual thought, and leading industrial growth. In the recent past, decades...

Pushing the limits is what I do!

Blog entry by Sumanth Shetty | September 3, 2014

It was just another day for me back in Bangalore until my phone rang (tring- tring). On the other end was Alpha 1, that's when I knew this was "the call". Yes, this is when we realised that there's a cocktail of pesticides in our chai.

Growing organic teas in India, a tea estate visit

Blog entry by Snigdha Manchanda | September 5, 2014

Sometimes you feel as if the ancient wisdom had it all figured out. At times it is just propaganda. However, the mystic charm of the ancient texts remains intriguing nonetheless. I hadn't heard of Vrikshayurveda until recently. It is...

Why ideologies, ideas and sectors need to reinvent themselves!

Blog entry by Siddharth Sreenivas | September 9, 2014

Every generation has seen the death of an idea and those ideas which do bear some intrinsic value to the advancement of mankind have reinvented themselves. Communism and socialism were on their death knell in a previous era, but in...

It’s Tatas Who Need To Wake Up!

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | September 11, 2014

I still recall the image of activists, holding up for fifty hours on seven billboards, through the hot sun and the notorious Mumbai rains. I remember having a feeling of admiration for their perseverance, as I watched them stay strong...

Environmental Laws Cannot be Toothless Tigers

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | September 11, 2014

A term that has gained common parlance in the media in the past few years is ‘policy paralysis’. It is especially common when industrialists and business houses talk about environmental laws blocking projects or in reference to the...

Is defending human rights a crime?

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | September 16, 2014

Dr. Udaykumar was on his way to Kathmandu, Nepal, for a meeting organised by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights defenders, when he was stopped at the Delhi Airport by the Immigration authorities. The immigration...

TATA clean up my cup!

Blog entry by Debanjana Choudhuri | September 17, 2014

Life is busy as hell! My day starts at 7 AM (which by many is a late start), but for me it's quite an early start, because I sleep at 12, and wake up every 2-3 hours to check on my baby girl. Yes, I am a working mother and I love my...

Thanks to you, Wagh Bakri rises to #CleanChai

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | September 26, 2014

Dear chai freaks and fiends, If you are an Indian, and a chai freak, you'll be thrilled to know that Wagh Bakri, the third largest tea marketing company in India has finally risen to #cleanchai. How did this happen? A few...

Saving Sumatran Tigers: Learnings and State of Affairs

Blog entry by Avimuktesh Bhardwaj | September 29, 2014

It is a common argument today that development can only happen at the cost of environment. And we must cut forests, pollute air and water, and keep increasing our dependence on chemicals to push industrial growth rates. However,...

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