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Meet the Speakers for Pecha Kucha Night #26 on ‘Democracy 2.0’

If it is true that the quality and character of our institutions is determined by the way in which we communicate. If it is true that we are communicating in dramatically new ways and if it is true that there … Continue reading

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Uncovering the possibilities of Open Data – A work in progress

So I began working on collating and making a caselet on the possibilities of Open Data in India a week ago. On Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 Nasscom and National Informatics Centre (NIC) held the #OpenDataApps Challenge. The primary objective of … Continue reading

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A Brief Overview of Pecha Kucha Night #13 (part 2/3)

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post giving a brief overview of Pecha Kucha #13, held last Thursday at the American Center. Like I said earlier, our speakers this time were incredibly inspiring, each in their own way, and their … Continue reading

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Ahmedabad Public Buildings Go Solar

Three public buildings in Ahmedabad have decided to lead by example by turning to solar power for their daily energy needs. Times of India reports: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation will have its south zone office in Maninagar, Memco sports complex and … Continue reading

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On the Importance of Conversation

It’s been on my mind, as I’ve careered through Europe the past couple of weeks, that there is something elusive and important to be said about conversation, particularly formal ones, and how they shape the quality of our life. In … Continue reading

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One Week Until Design Public Conclave

We are one week away from Design Public III: Trust, Participation, Innovation, a conclave bringing together government officials, private sector, social sector, funding agencies, specialists, entrepreneurs, and academics to discuss and debate the challenges, goals, and strategies of transforming India … Continue reading

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Why should India move towards an Innovation Economy?

By Amir U. Khan India has been riding a wave of economic growth for more than two decades now. Even when the rest of the world, especially the developed part, has faced recession and depression, growth in India has persisted. … Continue reading

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Innovation works best when government does least?

The question of the nature of government’s role in social issues and the market has been debated to an impasse. So too, it seems, has its role in innovation. Does government support foster innovation? Or, does innovation work best when … Continue reading

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On the Relationship between Trust and Innovation

As Design Public III inches ever closer, we’ve been trying to articulate, and more deeply understand for ourselves, what we mean by Trust, Participation and Innovation, and how they relate to each other. Over the next weeks, we will be … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks, State Secrets, and Trust in Government

When WikiLeaks released hundreds of thousands of classified documents on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and State Department memos, the world was forced to consider, How much do we trust our governments? WikiLeaks, a whistleblowing website, says “We believe … Continue reading

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