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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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Saturday workshops? Not dull anymore!

Following the field work in Myanmar, CKS hosted a collaborative brainstorming workshop on 28th June at the Vihara Innovation Campus to understand the Information and Knowledge needs of poor Micro Entrepreneurs in Myanmar, a project Shruti, Namrata, Georgy and I have … Continue reading

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Innovating for Reading: Ideas from the Innovation Workshop in Mumbai

Here is a list of all the ideas that the innovation workshop in Mumbai threw up. These are the innovations that each participant developed individually and presented to the group for voting and potential collaborations. Go through them, and if … Continue reading

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Improving Maternal and Child Health: Early Design Diaries from the Field

Blame it on bad-connectivity and immersions after immersions, we still haven’t updated you on what we’ve been upto at the Bihar Innovation Lab. An energetic, curious team of 8: 1 political scientist, 1 film maker, 1 service designer, 1 sociologist, … Continue reading

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“Are we just laborers?”- Women in Agriculture

By Neha Ahlawat and Ipsita Mitra Try and picture a day in rural Punjab. We immediately think of a man, toiling away in the field, soiled hands tending to his crops and a look of exasperation on his face. The … Continue reading

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Adopting the Orphan Crop

By Ipsita Mitra Research. Innovate. Develop. Three key words that describe the seed innovation in what agriculturalists call the orphan crop. An orphan crop is a crop, that is important to many of the world’s poorest people yet largely ignored … Continue reading

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Agriculture Clusters as Local Innovation Systems

By Neha Ahlawat and Ipsita Mitra Strengthening the rural economy can be an answer to solving several problems that are plaguing developing countries, including India. The agricultural sector faces the problems of inadequate infrastructure, poor organization and lack of skilled … Continue reading

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Your Call is Valuable, Oh So Very Valuable.

I grew up in a Tata family. My parents worked for the Indian Group of Hotels and ‘the-customer-comes-first’ idea was deeply rooted in the work they did then and continue to do today. A couple of months back when a … Continue reading

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AIESEC Partners with the Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation

The Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation is pleased to announce a new partnership with AIESEC, an international non-profit organization that provides students with leadership training and internship opportunities. Faculty from Adianta SLI will join and promote AIESEC’s National Leadership … Continue reading

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Classroom Design for Creativity – A Lesson from Google

Ever since I started working here at CKS and began writing about design, innovation, creativity and so on, I’ve often read and written about the physical design of spaces and how they influence creativity. You can find many an article … Continue reading

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