Monthly Archives: August 2012

Travel solutions for a smarter city

With an aim to solve Delhi’s persistent traffic and parking problems and to strengthen the public transportation system, the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) planned an Integrated Multi-Modal Network of Public Transport system consisting of a network … Continue reading

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Designing Communication Strategies to Improve Healthcare Practices

In February 2011, CKS worked with WHP (World Health Partners) on a project that aimed to promote better rural health practices in Bihar by introducing Telemedicine Provision Centres (TPCs) around the state. TPCs allow rural health care practitioners, who may … Continue reading

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Centers for social innovation in India

There seems to be no better time than now to be an entrepreneur for social good in India, with the number of new incubators, hubs and mentoring institutes that are popping up all over the country. For example, the Center … Continue reading

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Making cotton more sustainable

Conventional agricultural practices have long relied on chemicals to boost the their productivity, but the overuse of chemicals over the years has impacted the health of both the consumers as well the environment. In particular, overuse of chemical fertilizers and … Continue reading

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Communication designs for a more efficient enterprise

In June 2005,CKS published a report as a part of Nokia’s Mobile Enterprise Application Programme (MOBIEA). The aim of the project was to explore the communication patterns and technology consumption among the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector so as … Continue reading

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Rethinking Behavioural Change for “Total Sanitation” in India

After 50% of households in the state of Jharkhand constructed toilets, all households were classified as manushya(human), billi(cat), and suwar(pig) based on their defecation behaviours and their status is made publicly visible at a prominent place by the members of … Continue reading

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A philosophical approach to innovation

I went out to a sushi dinner with a close friend the other day, and after we were done raving about the freshness and deliciousness of the food, our conversation turned to its visual appeal. We both agreed that the … Continue reading

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Out of Poverty and into the Market Place

Over the last two weeks, on two separate occasions I have been in conversations with clients, whose essential challenges deal with the commercial models that allow for seemingly good product ideas, to experience market success. Both clients, coincidentally create mobile … Continue reading

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Kolkata plans to construct roads from recycled plastic

via @TheStatesman The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) has developed a creative new way to put plastic waste to use, and in so doing will not only reduce the amount of plastic waste in landfills, but will also provide a … Continue reading

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Echoing green website says India’s rapidly becoming a leader in social innovation

The age of austerity is giving impetus to social entrepreneurship, especially in countries like India, to look for new opportunities that will ensure a more holistic development and change the world for the better. So what is Social Entrepreneurship? Definitively, … Continue reading

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