Monthly Archives: January 2015

Morphological Awareness: The underrated contributor to reading ability

When one thinks about early grade reading, the image that usually comes to mind is that of children trying to ‘decode’ or ‘sound out’ some text. As obvious as it may seem, it is important to remind ourselves that the … Continue reading

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A Flight to Catch

I travelled to Kathmandu in December 2014 for my field work to understand the migration journey of  Nepali workers to Qatar. After a few initial protocols, I was flooded with thoughts of their aspirations, apprehensions and reasons for migration. Following is an attempt to summarize the experience … Continue reading

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Of Hills, Hopes and Happiness

After weeks of brainstorming over field guides and running up to unsuspecting strangers to ask for interviews for our dummy protocols, we were finally good to go to Nepal. Except that I almost missed my flight and survived through a … Continue reading

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Janakpur: Food, Color and Musings

I traveled to Dhanusha on the first week of December 2014. In the streets of Kathmandu, the day before, I had felt the winter chill. However, it was sunny in Janakpur initially, and as I stepped out of the airport, I … Continue reading

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Meet and Greet STunners at the Vihara Innovation Network

Day 1 – Meet Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together – Paul Ryan The Adianta School of Leadership and Innovation (ASLI) is now on the brink of starting their … Continue reading

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Design for VHSND: Vibhjak

Space dividers have been developed to create a separate space for the ANM and the beneficiary for more qualitative interaction, especially on sensitive topics.

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Design for VHSND – Patient Referral Slips

Slips have been developed to make patient referrals between different levels of facilities smoother, and the tracking of the same more efficient from the end of service providers.

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Design for VHSND: Script for Frontline Health Workers

Taking ahead the idea of mobilization tokens, the team further worked upon a script for the frontline health workers (FLHW). The same will help them in giving out tailored services to the beneficiaries at the site.

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Design for VHSND: Mobilization tokens for beneficiaries

Having gathered a lot of information from the initial phase of field testing of ideas, the Village Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Day (VHSND) redesigning team has now re conceptualized and refined those services and products. The following series of blog … Continue reading

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Sketching, Soft-Board and Cubicle of thoughts

Early December 2014 – Vaccine Delivery Kit (VDK) Team shifted from that little round table to a designated cabin. Despite all the background buzzing noises & exit door just by the space, we still are very happy with the allotted … Continue reading

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