Monthly Archives: July 2013

Delhi in July

Have you been tracking the weather here in Delhi? Perhaps you’ve seen scenes of cars under water and school children splashing home in waist-high water. It is true, Saturday was a disaster here in Delhi, with so many roads temporarily … Continue reading

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Rethinking Agriculture

My father is an agriculturist and that explains why each time when I am visiting my parents, just like this past weekend, I end up spending a considerable amount of time with my family on discussions around agriculture and its … Continue reading

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Adopting the Orphan Crop

By Ipsita Mitra Research. Innovate. Develop. Three key words that describe the seed innovation in what agriculturalists call the orphan crop. An orphan crop is a crop, that is important to many of the world’s poorest people yet largely ignored … Continue reading

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Growing Young: Making Agriculture Cool

By Neha Ahlawat and Ipsita Mitra Agriculture still remains one of the mainstays of rural livelihoods in India. While we have been trying to gain insights into how rural livelihoods can be improved through strengthening agriculture, our efforts have also … Continue reading

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Agriculture Clusters as Local Innovation Systems

By Neha Ahlawat and Ipsita Mitra Strengthening the rural economy can be an answer to solving several problems that are plaguing developing countries, including India. The agricultural sector faces the problems of inadequate infrastructure, poor organization and lack of skilled … Continue reading

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Your Call is Valuable, Oh So Very Valuable.

I grew up in a Tata family. My parents worked for the Indian Group of Hotels and ‘the-customer-comes-first’ idea was deeply rooted in the work they did then and continue to do today. A couple of months back when a … Continue reading

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The ATM Experience: Back to the Basics of Design

On a hot sultry Delhi afternoon when I decided to walk down to the ATM, about half a km from work, I had no idea that an interesting banking experience awaited me. When I entered the booth, I was shocked … Continue reading

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Announcing the Adianta Global Summer School for July 2014!

I’m very pleased to announce the Adianta Global Summer School on Innovation for Emerging Economies, which will be held at our campus in New Delhi in July 2014. The program will last for 9 days, encompassing 3 days of workshopping … Continue reading

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Our Story of Mobile Telecommunications

By Purbita Bhakta It often seems as if the trajectory of CKS’ work has closely followed the trajectory of the mobile telecommunications industry, so this week we want to focus a little more on the industry beginning with a quick … Continue reading

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Kickstarting Academic Life at Adianta

I’ve had several moments to reflect on why one might start a new graduate school, learning center, institution of higher learning more generally. If the point is not to change the way we live, think, interact, make meaning together I’m … Continue reading

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