Entrepreneurship / Inclusive innovation / policy / social innovation / Start-ups / technology

Big mandates: Bigger Vision and Even Higher Compassion

When society gives big mandates to parties and social standpoints, it also expects  magnanimity and inclusiveness in the same measure. I want to list some of  the reforms that are crying for implementation in the larger institutional interest of an inclusive society.  For a long time, we have been trying to universalise the benefits of food security, … 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

Innovation / policy / Start-ups

Rural start-ups: making a policy and institutional highway

I inaugurated the GIC unit set up by  Subhash ola, a Presidential  Grassroots Innovation Award winner of NIF at Behror, midway, Delhi-Jaipur highway. He invented a very cost and energy efficient way of recycling steam to generate power, and/or improving efficiency in textile, food, pharma, plywood industry etc. Sixty per cent saving in water and … Continue reading

frugal innovations / ISRO

Twenty satellites in one launch: how does India make breakthroughs in space

I am just returning from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota from where India injected twenty satellites in a single launch at an extremely low cost. While interacting with scientists, visitors from IITs and other top institutions,   and young engineers, I tried to understand their motivation for persistent excellence. I also wanted understand the roots of … Continue reading

Looms for physically challenged- Wings to imaginative children:Indian children refuse to live with problems unsolved indefinitely
Children / IGNITE / Innovation

Looms for physically challenged- Wings to imaginative children:Indian children refuse to live with problems unsolved indefinitely

The two sisters Pavithra and Elakkiya from Tamil Nadu wanted to help their elderly neighbour and created a special handloom, replacing the pedal with a motor and gearbox. “Our innovation will help those who are disabled to be self-employed and independent,” says the elder one, Pavithra Continue reading

Stress monitoring mechanism in animals- Wings to imaginative children:Indian children refuse to live with problems unsolved indefinitely
Children / IGNITE / Innovation

Stress monitoring mechanism in animals- Wings to imaginative children:Indian children refuse to live with problems unsolved indefinitely

Diva Sharma from Delhi has created an alert for injured or sick animals to identify the most serious case of injury or sickness among all other ailing animals so that can get immediate attention from the veterinary doctor . An animal lover, Diva Sharma has developed an application, which records the respiratory rate, temperature, pulse … Continue reading

Body Suit- Wings to imaginative children:Indian children refuse to live with problems unsolved indefinitely
Awards / Children / IGNITE / Innovation

Body Suit- Wings to imaginative children:Indian children refuse to live with problems unsolved indefinitely

As it turns out, children are born with a very compassionate heart fueled by an unbounded imagination; an undaunted determination and most importantly an immense sense of servitude. They naturally identify with the pain of the lesser privileged and they go out of their way to help them. Ayush and Arnov from Haridwar, were so … Continue reading

Seed container that indicates growth of germs- Wings to imaginative children:Indian children refuse to live with problems unsolved indefinitely
Children / IGNITE / Innovation

Seed container that indicates growth of germs- Wings to imaginative children:Indian children refuse to live with problems unsolved indefinitely

Pests and germs in stored grains could be a thing of the past if Dipti’s seed container with an indicator for temperature, sees the light of the day. Whenever Dipti’s mother stored food grains,pests, insects and micro-organisms used to attack the grains, damaging them. They would not come to know if the stored grains got affected … Continue reading