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Monthly Archives: October 2011
Last week, in the wake of Design Public, I was walking around Bangalore with one of our speakers, Reto Wettach from Berlin, and we got talking about India’s needs in respect of Design education. Would we at CKS ever … Continue reading
By Aditya Dev Sood FromÂ Slate.com: Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for reductions in state appropriations for particular academic disciplines so that public universities can focus resources on producing graduates in the STEM fieldsâ€”science, technology, engineering, and … Continue reading
By Aditya Dev Sood At the end of the morning’s session of Design Public, Samar Halankar of Mint Newspaper came up to me and said he’d never seen three panels run back-to-back with this kind of intensity. The audience was … Continue reading
Design Public was covered by Samanth Subramanian of the New York Times blog India Ink.Â A correspondent from LiveMint.com liveblogged a part of the day’s event. But the best coverage of the day came from engaged bloggers from Bangalore, including pieces … Continue reading
Here are some images from the Design Public Conclave. You can find the rest on the Design!Public Flickr feed here.
It’s been quite a day. Deep conversations and discussions have abounded, heartfelt thoughts have been expressed, participants have been involved in brainstorming and ideating sessions, and many excellent ideas and possible solutions have emerged. Possibilities for collaboration and partnerships have … Continue reading
18:26 Reto: I feel that there is a need for an international consensus and forum for innovation so that we can learn from each other. 18:19 Dilini: Most countries talk about GDP, but in Bhutan the premise of government is … Continue reading
The Challenge Statistics indicate that maternal and child health in India is amongst the poorest in the world. India has over 50 percent of the world’s undernourished children, especially under the age of five. This situation is hugely problematic but … Continue reading
The Challenge Despite many government programs and efforts, higher education in India is still dismally low. The reasons for this lie in a lack of adequate access to institutes of higher education, a lack of financial resources, as well as … Continue reading
The Challenge and Context As of 2009, 74 percent of rural India still did not have or use toilets. This has implications first on health, hygiene and well-being, and then on issues of safety, convenience and privacy. The Indian government … Continue reading