Camel Bus – Social Innovation for desert transportation

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

Frugal Innovation – bringing Grassroot creativity to the Global stage

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

Why JUGAAD Innovation Is Smart but Not Sustainable

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