Monthly Archives: April 2013

Understanding the Post-Consumer Waste Industry: Assignments from Adianta

When we at the Adianta School talk about Learning by Doing, we’re often asked what that means and how we approach this kind of education. This series of posts will feature some of the assignments that we’re developing for the … Continue reading

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Startup Corridor takes Indian Entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley

India’s startup ecology, while vibrant and blossoming, is notoriously deprived of one thing: Mentorship. This is something that many an entrepreneur (and many a journalist) has written or spoken about, like here, here and here. It was in response to … Continue reading

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Transforming Agriculture: Five Innovations that could Determine the Future of Farming

Even though we live in the post-agrarian, post-industrial, post-modern technological or digital age, agriculture undoubtedly remains one of the most important industries, and affects all of society on multiple levels. While the most obvious is that it sustains us by … Continue reading

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Education Innovation in the Slums

Watch this excellent TED talk by Charles Leadbeater on how radical education innovation often comes from places with huge needs and unmet demands. These kinds of constraints can result in some of the most creative, democratic, need-driven innovations in education. … Continue reading

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The Future of Innovation in India

India’s innovation future is a topic of much discussion, with many an opinion and a million different predictions. Some say good things lie ahead, others are more pessimistic, and others still are ambivalent. While there is a great deal of … Continue reading

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Grihasthi – Board Games as Research Tools

In my previous post, I had mentioned a board game called “Grihasthi,” that we developed on field to validate the money management framework of low-income households. It was for the first time that we (at least I) tried this approach … Continue reading

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Melinda Gates on Four Ideas that are Changing the World

via @Fastcoexist ‘Positive Disruption’ was the theme for TedxChange, a Tedx event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the aim of spurring action in areas supported by the Foundation. FastCompany had the opportunity to talk with host … Continue reading

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Introducing our speakers on Education for Innovation at PKND #18(3/3)

We are exactly four days away from our Pecha Kucha Night themed at Education for innovation. Here’s introducing our final batch of speakers. Hemant Sahal an experienced entrepreneur and social innovator, is presently working as a consultant with Centre for knowledge … Continue reading

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Introducing our speakers on Education for Innovation at PKND #18(2/3)

We are exactly five days away from our Pecha Kucha Night themed at Education for innovation. Here’s introducing our second set of speakers. Nehal Sanghavi is working with USAID/India as the Senior Advisor for Innovation and Partnership in the Director’s … Continue reading

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Planning Commission Hackathon aims to bridge Communication Gaps

This weekend saw India’s first government-driven attempt at a Hackathon. Organized by the Planning Commission and the National Innovation Council, the two-day event spanned 10 centers across the country, involving about 2000 participants. The main aim of the event was … Continue reading

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