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

Awards / Creativity / Inclusive innovation / policy / Research / social innovation / Start-ups

celebrating inclusive grassroots innovations: Third festival of innovation

The Festival of Innovation (FOIN) is a unique initiative of the Office of the President of India to recognise, respect and reward grassroots innovations and foster a supportive ecosystem.  President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the FOIN at Rashtrapati Bhavan today lauding the contributions of the grassroots innovators. Thanks to the support of his office, the  FOIN … Continue reading

Awards / Children / Creativity / frugal innovations / Inclusive innovation / Innovation / policy / Start-ups / technology / Uncategorized / women

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

Creativity / Entrepreneurship / Inclusive innovation / Innovation / policy / Research / technology

Rapid Prototyping Multiple Futures, given Global Uncertainty

With the exorbitant hike in UK visa fees and Brexit, globalization got its first blow.  With the transition in US government, a very big question mark has been put on the future of globalized world as it evolved so far.  For all the apologists of uniform world economic order, and WTO, the movement of capital … 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