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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

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

social innovation

Neki Ki Deewar(માનવતા ની દિવાલ)

wall of humanity. Whatever extra things you have, please leave it, and take whatever you want from here. Humanity is the biggest religion. This wall is for those in need. Please don’t misuse it. Doesn’t need any investment. Just one wall, and an idea. How awesome is that? Location:Palanpur, 150 km north of Ahmedabad, on … Continue reading

Biodiversity / social innovation

गाँधीवादी देवदूत – समतभाई जाड़ा

गुजरात के चोटिला तालुका में धेरै गाँव के समतभाई सही मायनों में लोगों के व्यक्ति हैं। उन्होंने सिचाईं, वृक्ष और सेहत सहित कई सकारात्मक विषयों पर जागरूकता फ़ैलाने के लिए पड़ोस के 11 गाँवों में कई कार्यक्रम किए हैं। सुरेंद्रनगर और राजकोट जिले की सीमा पर उनका तालुका है। यह क्षेत्र पथरीला और पहाड़ी भूमि … 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

Inclusive innovation

How to Volunteer? : Voluntering for an Inclusive Innovation Movement

You may be a writer artist, small or big investor, entrepreneur, academic, school teacher, ecologist, food technologist; agricultural, veterinary, human or microbiological  scientist, engineer, fabricator, student, a vendor on the street, shop keeper, householder, translator,  government servant, corporate executive, lawyer, manager of an incubator, a start-up, or just a farmer, pastoralist etc. You may just … Continue reading