Tag Archives: Infrastructure

Grassroots Innovation | Lighting people’s lives with Kiran solar lamp

The Riau Islands, a string of more than 3,000 islands between Sumatra and Kalimantan, remains a relatively untouched part of Indonesia, where residents still follow a very traditional way of life. The province is also the main area of activity … Continue reading

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Grassroots Innovation | The dichotomy of societies and their choices at different economic development stages

Same mode of transport, oceans apart, similar purpose, different meanings. I find it fascinating that in the developed world the movement to go green is essentially going back to where emerging economies are. Take the bicycle for example… in emerging … Continue reading

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Grassroots Innovation | Stretch your imagination when you think of school buses [2]

The old adage “necessity is the mother of all inventions”, underlies the basic premise that drives human ingenuity to invent and innovate. For practicality, I’ve lumped them together as they are rooted in the same cause, and are triggered by … Continue reading

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Grassroots Innovation | Stretch your imagination when you think of school buses [1]

The old adage “necessity is the mother of all inventions”, underlies the basic premise that drives human ingenuity to invent and innovate. For practicality, I’ve lumped them together as they are rooted in the same cause, and are triggered by … Continue reading

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Grassroots Innovation | Because you need to get from point A to B…

The old adage “necessity is the mother of all inventions”, underlies the basic premise that drives human ingenuity to invent and innovate. For practicality, I’ve lumped them together as they are rooted in the same cause, and are triggered by … Continue reading

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Grassroots Innovation | The little Bajaj that could…

The old adage “necessity is the mother of all inventions”, underlies the basic premise that drives human ingenuity to invent and innovate. For practicality, I’ve lumped them together as they are rooted in the same cause, and are triggered by … Continue reading

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A glimpse into daily life in America in 2050…

If, like me, you’ve always been curious about life in the future, the role of technology and how 7 billion people will live in harmony (yes, by year end 2011, there’ll be 7 billion of us!), here’s a interesting peek … Continue reading

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