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A workshop for herbal practice on cattle Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN) team conducted a workshop at Grambharti Vidyapith on 30th August 2017 with about 40 students of Department of Animal Husbandry. The idea was to demonstrate the efficiency of an herbal solution to get rid of Ectoparasites in cattle and spread awareness about … Continue reading

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Beautiful thoughts, diverse cuisine, benevolent people: nourishing our soul and rejuvenating our body

A beautiful thought made our day! “If we are teaching nutritious food recipes, let us do in the aaganwadi nearby”, a lady at Sarawati nagar in New Ranip in Ahmedabad, chirped in when our team was telling them about the idea of Community Foodlab. To be frank none of us had thought about it but … Continue reading

Art Culture Society / Biodiversity / Creativity / Innovation / Research / shodhyatra / social innovation / technology

A kurta without a stitch (39th Shodhyatra)

Imagine wearing a kurta in which there is no stitch, it would be difficult for us to think of it.  But, a weaver Karna Mehr had actually woven a kurta as a cylindrical cloth.  Another weaver  Chukmani Mehr had woven poetry of Shri Gangadhar Mehr in the Barpali saree.   Bhikhari Mehr had woven the Hanuman … Continue reading

Children / Creativity / education / IGNITE / Innovation / Uncategorized

How to Innovate, How to Invent | आओ चलो अविष्कार करे

Let’s invent and innovate Many societal problems that we  often encounter do not affect us directly. To us, they make little difference. Often, there is a real need for a change, yet we continue our respective lives without thinking about a solution. Some problems have existed for a generations without some attempting to solve them. … Continue reading

Children / Creativity / education / frugal innovations / Innovation / Research / social innovation / technology / women

SRISTI – UNICEF Summer Innovation School 2017

SRISTI Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions SRISTI –  UNICEF Summer Innovation School 2017 संवेदना   C R E A T I V I T Y से   F R O M सृजनशीलता  E M P A T H Y How about working together with other innovation champions  in designing empathetic innovative products, … Continue reading

Entrepreneurship / Inclusive innovation / policy / social innovation / Start-ups / technology

Big mandates: Bigger Vision and Even Higher Compassion

When society gives big mandates to parties and social standpoints, it also expects  magnanimity and inclusiveness in the same measure. I want to list some of  the reforms that are crying for implementation in the larger institutional interest of an inclusive society.  For a long time, we have been trying to universalise the benefits of food security, … Continue reading