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