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a legacy of inclusive grassroots innovation

What is common among Santosh Pachar, a lady farmer from Rajasthan, Paresh Panchal, a mechanic from Gujarat, Akash a tenth class student from Tamil Nadu, Shalini, a student from Patna and six other innovators from around the country?Hosted by The President of India as innovation scholar in residence along with two artists and writers at … Continue reading

Children / Creativity / education / social innovation

Masti ki pathshala: why can not we let more such innovations take place?

It is well known that in many states, economic development does not always lead to educational development. Why should ranking on economic and social indicators vary so much? One reason, I have repeatedly mentioned over last two decades  is that top level policy makers don’t spend  enough time, not  even one hour a week with … Continue reading

Children / Ecology/ Environment / education / social innovation

When smartphone is not very smart! Youth beware!

I happened to meet several groups of young students and scholars in NIT and IIT’s during last week. One of the concern I have is that large number of very bright young technological and management students ( science students seem to suffer less from this problem) get easily distracted by messages and notifications on which … Continue reading

Art Culture Society / Children / Ecology/ Environment / education / Ethics

Slum Shine (Shining every poor)- Biren Padhya

  Mr. Biren Padhya has been successful in educating & schooling children from 17 slums across Ahmedabad through his venture Slum Shine. He also focuses on protecting environment by carrying out several tree plantation drives as well as provide animal helpline services. He has also recorded sound of 150 different birds & has also made … Continue reading

Children / Creativity / IGNITE / Innovation

Fuelling Imagination Of Young Empathetic Innovators Of India

Recently many cars collided on Mathura road, because they could not see the accident ahead due to fog. This could have been avoided if the idea of Gayathri and Pranav from Naval school, Kochi, Kerala, had been implemented in vehicles. They suggested that whenever a two-wheeler (for that matter, any vehicle) meets with an accident, … Continue reading

Children / Creativity / Innovation

Remembering Dr.Kalam…. by celebrating his birthday as Children Creativity and Innovation day!!

As a small tribute to Dr. Kalam, The Honey Bee Network invited innovative ideas/solutions to unmet needs from children upto class 12 & organised a meeting of creative children who participated in this local and regional idea competition & awarded them today  at 5.00 pm, October 15, 2016, outside RJM hall, IIM old campus. https://www.facebook.com/648945252/videos/10157639315775253/       Continue reading

Sheeren Shekh’s  simple yet effective idea inspires policy makers
Children / policy

Sheeren Shekh’s simple yet effective idea inspires policy makers

Every year, around the month of March, member organizations of the Honey Bee Network (SRISTI, NIF and GIAN) conduct various activities in the Festival of Innovation(FOIN) at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Once such activity is the ‘Children’s Workshop’ supported by UNICEF. In the last year’s workshop, several underprivileged children from multiple informal settlements in Delhi participated. … Continue reading