Author Archives: Akshay Deodhar

The One percent – from the desk of Jessica Seddon (the panel for An Emerging Health Innovation Ecosystem)

The 1%  “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.”  – Thomas Edison. The old adage is usually used to remind the eager that it’s a long road from idea to implementation. True, but it’s a long and somewhat ineffective road without … Continue reading

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Something to bring you up to speed – Health Public

As those of you who have been following this blog know, we’re now just about 4 days way from our special edition of the Design Public conclave, Health Public. (For those of you who have not been following the blog, … Continue reading

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The Act of Encouraging Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship in Governance – Lysander Menezes

My exposure to design thinking started four years ago when I was provided an opportunity to interface and learn from the Centre for Knowledge Societies (CKS) and John Sherry, a designer from Intel. Being a health economist by training and … Continue reading

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From the desk of Anna Schurmann (Speaker on the panel for Techniques of Public Innovation)

A Space to Address Burning Questions on Systems Innovations… There are many different questions I am looking forward to hearing discussed at the Health Public event on August 22nd. As a public health consultant with experience conducting scalability assessments on … 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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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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Pecha Kucha Night Delhi #27 – The last few…for now

Vrinda Gokhale started making jewellery as a hobby in September 1992 and found a way to make it acceptable at a time when people weren’t quite open to trying alternative jewellery. After selling her first piece in January 1993, Vrinda … Continue reading

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Bringing out the heavyweights

The Adianta School may have assembled its most evil, wretched and unforgiving but smiling interview panel yet. It’s become about calling in the heavyweights when times are tough, and candidates are abundant (which we’re definitely not complaining about). In light … Continue reading

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Pecha Kucha Night Delhi #27 – The next 4 Makers

Shirsendu “Troy” Karmakar has worked in software for 10 years and is now running two companies which help designers and makers bring their products to reality. QREOH is a crowdfunding platform for independent designers which helps designers get pre-orders on … Continue reading

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Pecha Kucha Night Delhi #27 – The first 4 Makers

Diksha Mehta’s exposure to the world of design started at a young age, within her family business of Garment and Accessory Exports for the European market. Her flair for design took her to study at NIFT Delhi and the Domus Academy, Milan, … Continue reading

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