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Festival of inclusive innovations for social transformation (FIIST)

As the summer of 2019 approaches near, we need to ask a few questions. How and what will technology and management sciences youth and school children celebrate this summer? Will they engage with the unmet social, ecological, industrial needs and try to make first such inventory to propel our scientific and technological pursuits? We propose … Continue reading

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Reducing cost and promoting innovations to improve farmer incomes sustainably

A great deal is being talked about so-called zero budget farming these days. In a way, it is good that what our open source database on farmers’ cost-reducing innovations could not achieve during the last thirty years, at a large scale, it is beginning to happen. But less chemical inputs mean, more time and labour … Continue reading

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Strategic transformation of AYUSH healing systems: of India: need for a much greater support

While interacting with the  leaders of AYUSH system in India, it became clear that many major shifts are warranted to make Ayurveda a system of first choice in synergy with other components of AYUSH system. Recent study after examining more than seven lakh patients, enrolled 81,000 patients of a few of the leading Non communicable … Continue reading

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Making Ayurveda treatment of first choice: need fr more science

Many of us have benefitted from Ayurvedic treatment for problems for which other treatment might not have proved as effective or mY have reached their limits. The patients generally consult Ayurvedic experts only when they reach the limits of allopathic systems. Showing results in the old chronic disease cases is not easy. If still viable … Continue reading