Ecology/ Environment / Ethics / social innovation / women

Tracking social trajectory: Indicators of civilisational maturity

Indian society is passing through a critical phase. The rise of entrepreneurial aspirations, as I said last week, has given rise to a justifiable rise in material and consumptive ambitions. But when these ambitions overtake other values in society, something precious is likely to be sacrificed. Therefore, financial capital should be balanced along with ethical, … Continue reading

Awards / Creativity / Innovation / social innovation / Start-ups / Uncategorized

Devesh Patel for outstanding grassroots innovation- Ginger and Turmeric processing machine that delivers value-addition, reduction of drudgery and cost effectiveness for consumers.

Educated in Bachelor of Computer Application (B.C.A.), Devesh Rameshbhai Patel left his profession to become a full-time farmer growing Ginger, Turmeric, Potato, chips potato Yam, Elephant Foot yam, (suran) sorghum, wheat, maze(popcorn verity) and adding value to them by processing it before exporting them to international markets. Instead of traditional farming, he chose innovative farming … Continue reading

Awards / Biodiversity / Creativity / Ecology/ Environment / Innovation / social innovation / Uncategorized / women

Shrimati Ritaben Vora for outstanding contribution in women empowerment, livelihood generation, education on agricultural value addition and organic farming.

Rita Ben Batuk Bhai Vora  (M) : 9428210652 My father pursued the concept of a new training based on Gandhian philosophy, his study, and later in his life he happened to work in such organizations. He studied in Lokbharati Sanosara which emphasised training based on national education / gramachmukh folk philosophy and there after he … Continue reading

Awards / Creativity / education / Innovation / policy / Research / social innovation / technology

QR Coded Textbook

Ranjitsinh Disale is a Primary School Teacher. He has been in education domain for around 9 years.  Currently he is working as Assistant Teacher at Zilla Parishad Primary School, Paritewadi Tq. Madha, Dist. Solapur.  He began journey as teacher in 2009, after completion of his Diploma in Education. He had completed his post-graduation in Journalism … Continue reading

Art Culture Society / Creativity / policy / social innovation / Start-ups / technology

Menstruation: a curiosity gone astray

Conversation about menstruation, despite  very ably made film, Padman has not yet started in the right earnest. I am not sure how many parents have talked to their children around the dining table (if they have one) or in the chuaka, the cooking place about why biological processes are dirty or polluting per se. We … 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 / 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