Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Nalanda Revival

Knowledge has always been about revival, creation, expansion, sharing and so much more. It could loosely follow the tenets of the Laws of conservation of Mass and Energy, in that it cannot be created nor destroyed, but simply shifts from … Continue reading

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Reading between the lines…

….is not easy! My recent employment with CKS on the READ Alliance, brought me in contact with project proposals of some of the leading organizations in the education sector, selected for the final round of the Early Grade Reading Innovation … Continue reading

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Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth? (The Importance of Communication)

Communication in the Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Start-up space is of the utmost importance for several reasons : Life in these ecosystems is based on the quick and dynamic nature of systems, processes and the nature of knowledge sharing. The pace … Continue reading

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Bihar Innovation Lab: The Path Ahead

Health Public was a fateful dialogue for the Bihar Innovation Lab – one that pointed us to strategic (divergent and convergent) futures. It spurred us into many an existential conversation of what a public innovation lab must be and do. Below … Continue reading

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Design Thinking for Innovation Procurement – from the desk of Lysander Menezes, PATH.

In the recently concluded Health!Public organized by the Bihar Innovation Lab (BIL) on Aug 22, 2014, an interesting question was posed by the BIL team: Traditionally governments have been lax in adopting new product innovations and incorporating them into their … Continue reading

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3D Print to TALK: An Interview with Arsh Shah Dilbagi

In February this year we built ourselves a 3D printer, not knowing what would come of it, but excited by the possibilities of what it could potentially allow us to do. Since then we’ve facilitated 3D printing workshops, played host … Continue reading

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Education: Musings from Here and There; Then and Now

My recent association with READ Alliance takes on a whole new meaning around Teacher’s Day. It got me thinking on the learning acquired in a lifetime and what worked and what did not. So here it goes – Reading: Reading, … Continue reading

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The Good, the bad, and the (B%$t)Ugly.

As events/conclaves/conferences often do, the Health Public conclave came and went, on the 22nd of August, 2014. Being the 6th ‘Design Public’ event (with DP 1,2,3,4,5 being the preceding 5), and only the second one that was produced and executed … Continue reading

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