Tag Archives: Arun Maira

That Feeling of Believing

  For the past couple of years, Arun Maira has been an observer, participant, advisor and even patron, I suppose, of the Design Public process. At our last event at the National Museum in New Delhi, his comments seemed to … Continue reading

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How can we move beyond mere conversation?

During the concluding panel discussion at the Design Public conclave last month, Arun Maira brought up the need to design better conversations. Since then, we have been thinking, talking and writing about this subject. Namrata Mehta, in her comment to … Continue reading

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Panel 4: What Do We Need to Do To Build an Innovation Society?

It has become a tradition at various editions of Design Public for us to use the final session of the day to reflect on the many idea that have come out in various panels and breakout sessions and to ask … Continue reading

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Concluding Plenary: What do we need to do to build an innovation society?

Design Public is not merely an exercise of the mind in the theory of innovation and the ideal of an innovation society. In the first three panels the challenges, needs, and goals of India‚Äôs development as an innovation society will … Continue reading

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Imagining India as an Innovation Society

India has not always wanted to be an innovation society. Merely ten years ago, conventional wisdom dictated that India should focus its efforts on industrialization. Then came the idea of an information economy, in which a technological infrastructure would direct … Continue reading

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Planning for Innovation for Smarter Cities

India has some of the worst urban indicators across the board, but has far worse urban infrastructure and management than other cities in countries of comparable wealth and human development indicators. Why is this? Urban problems are intractable almost by … Continue reading

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Arun Maira Joins Board of Advisors for Design!publiC

February 1, 2012. New Delhi. Arun Maira, member of the National Planning Commission of the Government of India, has just agreed to join the Board of Advisors for Design Public. Speaking on the focus topic for this edition of the … Continue reading

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