Author Archives: Akanksha Saluja

Taking Forward Innovation in the Challenge Tracks

The fourth panel at the Design Public Conclave will focus on how to take forward innovation in the four challenge tracks that were discussed on the first day of the Conclave. Discussion leaders from the previous day, along with sector-specific … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Sneak Peek from Aditya Dev Sood’s book “India’s Innovation Path”

A chapter from Aditya Dev Sood’s book “India’s Innovation Path” will serve as a background note for CKS’ positioning on innovation in India at the upcoming Design Public Conclave to be held on the 29th and 30th of November in … Continue reading

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The Adianta School for Leadership & Innovation

We are introducing The Adianta School for Leadership & Innovation at the upcoming Design Public Conclave. It is a collaborative effort between some of the world’s leading innovation organizations, including Technische Universiteit Delft (Netherlands), NESTA (UK), SIX: The Social Innovation … Continue reading

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Challenges In Eradicating Open Defecation

Lack of proper sanitation has health implication for both the genders, but it is riskier for women. While many initiatives have been taken to curb open defecation, women in the national capital still lack access to public toilets. I came … Continue reading

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How To Make Our Cities Energy Smart?

An exhaustive study taken up by the National Resources Defence Council and the Administrative Staff College states that building energy-smart cities is the fastest and easiest way to address Indian energy crisis. Study stresses that State Governments and other stakeholders … Continue reading

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Innovation that Harnesses Sea Waves for Energy

Confronted with a grim power situation due to its massive demand and unsustainable sources, various alternatives like wind, solar or tidal energy have often been proposed. An Indian innovator has gone a step further and has come up with a … Continue reading

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An Innovative Water Saving Method Offers Solace to Small Farmers

The University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, developed a hybrid variety of paddy, KRH-4, that has been cultivated by many farmers affected by the deficient rainfall. As per UAS-B authorities, the paddy variety, developed after several years of research and … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Karthik B. from Mahindra Group

In the process of reaching out to panelists at the upcoming Design Public Conclave, I had an engaging conversation with Karthik B., General Brand Manager of Corporate Brand Management and Business Transformation at Mahindra Group. Here are excerpts from my … Continue reading

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On World Toilet Day

Today is World Toilet Day, a day to realize the importance of sanitation services, to spread awareness about those who lack such services, and take initiatives to ensure an open defecation free society. Here are some of the facts, as … Continue reading

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Revolutionize Agriculture with Solar Power

Greenpeace came up with a brilliant initiative of the installations of solar based irrigation system at Purnea & Vaishali districts of Bihar. Looking at the poor irrigation facilities due to unavailability of electric supply and availability of abundant sunshine in … Continue reading

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