Tag Archive: India

A Powerful Story Of How These Villagers Are Taking On Essar For Planning To Mine Their Forests

As Indians gear up for the election battle this year, one can already hear the politicians’ campaigning plans for a better India. The highest priority on this agenda is that for development. Even… Continue reading

Indian Farmers Protest for Seed Sovereignty on Quit India Day

This year marks the 71st anniversary of the Quit India movement which called for civil disobedience to meet independence from the British rule in 1942. On the eve of Quit India day on… Continue reading

Protecting Indonesia’s forests is a global responsibility.

Kwatisore is a tiny coastal hamlet in Papua, Indonesia, famous for the fragrant bark of Gaharu and Moso’oi trees that grow here. For the people of Kwatisore, the business from the trees is… Continue reading

Indonesia: the land of pristine forests

‘The mist is the breath of the forests’, said Godi Utama, my Indonesian colleague when I met him last year in Bangkok. We were having a discussion about Indonesia’s forests and biodiversity and… Continue reading

Drought in Maharashtra: A Man-made Disaster

The state of Maharashtra in the western region of India is facing its worst drought so far as claimed by the Union Agriculture Minister, Sharad Pawar and the Chief Minister of state, Prithviraj… Continue reading

India has the Highest Number of Child Marriages: UNFPA

On the eve of women’s day as India awakens to activism and women’s rights, Meeni, 16 is getting ready for her marriage in the evening. Noori, her mother and a single parent justifies… Continue reading