Author Archives: Bubbal Makker

An Interview with Amit Bhatt from Embarq India

Previously we have blogged about expert interviews for nimble agriculture and equitable water. Our third challenge track is Smarter Cities. In the process of reaching out to the experts, I interviewed Amitt Bhatt, of Embarq India, a non-profit organization which … Continue reading

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Revisiting smarter cities

In a previous blog we mentioned using our weekly sabha’s as a platform to discuss and develop the Design Public conclave challenge tracks. For this week’s sabha we re-visited the smarter cities challenge track, which we will be taking forward … Continue reading

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An Interview with Tahira from Embarq India

One of the important challenges for developing a smart city is to build an efficient transport network. To understand what is needed to build and intelligent transport model,I interviewed Tahira Thekaekara of Embarq India, a not-for-profit organization with a mission … Continue reading

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A conversation with Sriganesh from LIRNEAsia

As the Design Public conclave is drawing closer, we are reaching out to experts to develop our four challenge tracks. In this process I interviewed Mr. Sriganesh Lokananthan, Senior Research Manager at LIRNEasia, a regional information and communication technology, policy … Continue reading

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What we mean when we talk about Nimble Agriculture

In a previous blog, we mentioned a weekly trend of the sabha at CKS. For this week’s sabha, we decided to present two of the challenge tracks for the upcoming edition of the Design Public Conclave. One of them is … Continue reading

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Making Agriculture Sustainable and Climate Smart

The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) claims that by 2050, global agricultural production will require a 70 percent hike so as to meet the global demand for food. This means food production needs a major boost … Continue reading

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Grassroots innovation for menstrual hygiene

While there has been so much brouhaha about India’s efforts towards achieving Total Sanitation, we still lack a focus towards some basic personal hygiene practices, like the use of sanitary napkins during menstruation. India claims an abysmally low usage of … Continue reading

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Charting the innovation cycle to improve healthcare outreach

CKS has always strived to develop systematic innovations that improve lives. Based on years of experience and a range of consulting projects, we’ve developed a routinizable methodology for innovation that we call the CKS Innovation Cycle. While the scope of … Continue reading

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Travel solutions for a smarter city

With an aim to solve Delhi’s persistent traffic and parking problems and to strengthen the public transportation system, the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) planned an Integrated Multi-Modal Network of Public Transport system consisting of a network … Continue reading

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Making cotton more sustainable

Conventional agricultural practices have long relied on chemicals to boost the their productivity, but the overuse of chemicals over the years has impacted the health of both the consumers as well the environment. In particular, overuse of chemical fertilizers and … Continue reading

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