By Somali K Chakrabarti “Innovation opens up new vistas of knowledge and new dimensions to our imagination to make everyday life more meaningful and richer in depth and content.” ~ Dr APJ Abdul Kalam While most people know about camel rides in the deserts of Rajasthan, not many would have heard about a bus that it… Read More Camel Bus – Social Innovation for desert transportation
By Somali K Chakrabarti June is the month when monsoon begins in Mumbai. As the clouds overcast the sky, and welcome drops of rain provide the much needed respite from heat, we Mumbaikars prepare to brace the monsoon. This is also the time of the year when we have to prepare ourselves to wade or drive through waterlogged roads, maneuvering… Read More Angry Potholes Tweet to Complain!
By Somali K Chakrabarti Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues. Kevin R. Stone In the sweltering heat of summer when you feel unnecessarily tired, irritated and lack the motivation or enthusiasm to do… Read More Hydro~Jal Plus – Perfect Water for Perfect Health
By Somali K Chakrabarti “Frugal innovation is about creating advantage out of constraint.” ~ Kirsten Bound, Head International Innovation Research, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Nesta). The ‘Grassroot to Global’ (G2G) approach for innovation, propagated by National Innovation Foundation (NIF) of India, is set to change the way the world looks at… Read More Frugal Innovation – bringing Grassroot creativity to the Global stage
By Somali K Chakrabarti The use of ‘Jugaad Innovation’, as a management philosophy, has received much attention from business and academic community all over the world, particularly the west. Essentially an Indian phenomenon, Jugaad is seen as an approach through which people devise indigenous work-around methods to overcome constraints. To the western world, Jugaad Innovation is projected… Read More Why JUGAAD Innovation Is Smart but Not Sustainable
Economists, academicians for long have recognized the role of innovation in a country’s economic growth. National innovative capacity is defined as the ability of a country – as both a political and economic entity – to produce and commercialize a flow of innovative technology over the long term. As India takes on its path… Read More Six charts that show the state of Innovation in India
Over the past few decades, India has become a global hub for back office services and software development’. This has created a common belief in the west that people from developing countries such as India are generally good as software developers. As Indians too, we often wonder that why as a country we have not… Read More Invisible Innovation In India