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Teaching social innovation is the need of the hour

Rising social expectation, the reduced ability of the state to deliver social development programmes, and increasing income disparities often trigger rise of the conservative governance structures. In many European countries, conservative government has been recently elected ( Germany is an exception) creating a worldwide fear of decline of the welfare state. Simultaneously, inclusive philosophy is … Continue reading

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Modelling gaps for designing and delivering inclusive innovations

The inclusivity of any innovation depends on the degree to which the solution is accessible, affordable, available and adaptable to disadvantaged communities. The disadvantages can arise on account of spatial, sectoral, social, skill, seasonal or temporal and structural (on account of ill designed governance system) exclusion of the people. Innovations are defined as new ways … Continue reading

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Why Teaching Social innovation to children and college students urgently needed

Rising social expectation, reduced ability of the state to deliver social development programes, and increasing income disparities often trigger rise of the conservative governance structures. In many European countries, conservative government have been recently elected ( Germnay is exception) creating a worldwide fear of decline of the welfare state. Simultaneously, inclusive philosophy is on decline. … Continue reading

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Transforming Indian Economy through an innovation stimulus

Disregarding the role of various global and national factors, man-made or climatic, in slowing down of economy, we can convert a crisis into an opportunity. Recently in a meeting with Niti Aayog, I pleaded that we use this occasion for large scale disruptions in our system of developmental governance which in normal times may not … Continue reading

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New bridges for New India: linking tech students and society

While interacting with the faculty from 15 National Institutes of Technology from all around the country and students at NIT Trichy, I reiterated simple steps through which we can make our technical education more meaningful, joyful and purposeful. To promote originality among students, it is necessary that they pool the abstracts of their projects on … Continue reading

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Political and bureaucratic accountability in Public service

Recent tragedy at mumbai train station in which 22 people lost life due to rain & congestion induced stampede has raised some important issues of governance. Former railway minister who is otherwise a very efficient minister in every role so far, has blamed bureaucratic inertia fr the death. He said in a signed article that … Continue reading