Tag Archives: Bihar

Changing Bihar – ‘Nothing Changes, if Nothing Changes’

In a recent trip to Samastipur in Bihar, I came across a line of rickety, roadside stalls illegally downloading and selling latest Hollywood movies in HD – that too, at a nominal price of Rs. 10. Villages where electricity is … Continue reading

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Co-Creating with the Government

For an ‘Innovation Lab’ to sustain, it is necessary for the Lab to function in an environment that welcomes innovation and shuns traditional thinking. The Bihar Innovation Lab has not only innovated for Public Health, but also carefully crafted an ecosystem … Continue reading

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When In the Concept Phase

The BIL team is working hard on solutions and producing concepts here in Chattarpur, however it is important to keep in mind the people we are designing for, and the spaces within which our ideas will come to life. Context … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Paternal Role in Maternal and Child Health in Bihar

A rather vexing observation that we made while out on field work in Saharsa(Bihar), was that fathers seem to be having a rather limited role with respect to the care of the woman during her pregnancy. My initial response to … Continue reading

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This Past Week in Bihar — Toilet Design Edition

We visited Population Services international to understand their 3SI initiative that looks to provide toilets to households in villages across 8 districts of Bihar. Their approach looks at solidifying supply chains and simultaneously generating demand among users. We looked at … 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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Designing Communication Strategies to Improve Healthcare Practices

In February 2011, CKS worked with WHP (World Health Partners) on a project that aimed to promote better rural health practices in Bihar by introducing Telemedicine Provision Centres (TPCs) around the state. TPCs allow rural health care practitioners, who may … Continue reading

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Bihar Innovation Lab Featured in Tehelka and Mahindra Rise’ Tipping Point

Tehelka and Mahindra Rise are collaborating towards this year’s Think Festival by bringing us Tipping Point – an aggregation of 20 of the best examples of intelligent, scalable innovation that they could find in India. For them, these are the … Continue reading

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CKS Promotes Healthcare Innovation in Bihar

February 1, 2012. Patna. Today, one of our Senior Design Researchers has gone to Patna, Bihar to be a part of an intensive workshop on healthcare in Bihar. The workshop was organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and … Continue reading

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: An Interview with Ekta Ohri

By Ayesha Vemuri Ekta Ohri, the Head of Project Operations at CKS, recently attended a workshop organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in Seattle. I spoke with Ekta about her experience there, and wanted to share some … Continue reading

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