Monthly Archives: July 2014

A Mother and Child Centric Approach to Nutrition: Systems Thinking for Public Healthcare

Our public healthcare system, all its policies, programs and designs, seem to be targeted primarily at the mother and the child- the end beneficiaries at whose welfare the system is aimed. While this way of thinking and designing may seem … Continue reading

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Patient Centered Care – One of the Many Solutions to ReduceMaternal Mortality

The Bihar Innovation Lab is a venture of potentially epic proportions. It  is a collaboration between the State Government of Bihar, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Center for Knowledge Societies. A key argument positioned by the Bihar … Continue reading

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Food for conversation at Health Public

The Bihar Innovation Lab , in association with Center for Knowledge Societies  and the Ananya PartnerProgram  , introduces its first time unique edition of the Design Public Conclave called Health! Public, which is to be held on 22nd August ‘14 … Continue reading

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Theories – Because I have one for pretty much everything

It’s been a bit of a vaguely panic-stricken publicly unproductive week in terms of content dissemination, insemination etc etc. The blog crashed, we were under spam attack (yes it is an intergalactic invasion in cyberspace) , all sorts of red … Continue reading

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Reading Together at the Vihara Study Group

Some weeks ago we began a journey of reading and talking together that I hope will not soon end. We read Thomas Picketty’s Capital in the 21st Century, a long and difficult book, which I’m sure many of us wouldn’t … Continue reading

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EDU Hackathon Recap – 5th July 2014

  On 5th of July 2014, READ Alliance in partnership with GoogleforEDU hosted a day long Google Chrome App Developer Challenge in cities of Bangalore and Gurgaon. From Gurgaon, app developers participated through Google Hangout. The main idea of this … Continue reading

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Hackathons as a Mode of Production

This past Saturday the READ Alliance team from CKS was at the Google offices in Bangalore, hosting a Hackathon on building apps to develop reading skills for Indian children. We met a group of about 40 developers and some 4 … Continue reading

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Saturday workshops? Not dull anymore!

Following the field work in Myanmar, CKS hosted a collaborative brainstorming workshop on 28th June at the Vihara Innovation Campus to understand the Information and Knowledge needs of poor Micro Entrepreneurs in Myanmar, a project Shruti, Namrata, Georgy and I have … Continue reading

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How everybody met the(ir) Makers – Pecha Kucha #27

Pecha Kucha Night is always fast, eye-opening, exciting and close to an adrenaline rush in a vaguely academic (even if partially industrious this time around) sense. Keeping a track of it successfully would work if you had super-fast internet speeds, … Continue reading

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Crispy Honey Chili Photos.

In June, Namrata, Anusmita, and I travelled to Shanghai to participate in a workshop with our research partner in China. When we weren’t creating hypotheses, we sampled some fascinating food from across the country and beyond. If you think your … Continue reading

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