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Vol 5 Issue 15, Apr 11 - 17, 2014
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Power of waste
Power of waste

Namakkal in Tamil Nadu is known for poultry, among other things. But not many know of a poultry owner generating electricity from chicken droppings, whose disposal was once a headache. P C Vinoj Kumar explains the innovation and the business

  Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 13
Fairy farms
Fairy farms

Many farmers across India have managed to increase their production and also switch crops after getting training at the Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence for Vegetables, says Rahul Vaishnavi

  Posted    08-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 10
Water Wheel
Water Wheel

Fetching water takes such considerable time for rural women that they expend most of their time and energy on that. But ‘Water Wheel’, a recent innovation, is ushering a change in the lives of women in some villages, says Souzeina S Mushtaq

  Posted    08-Feb-2014    Vol 5 Issue 6
Trashing sound
Trashing sound

A first year engineering student, Aditya Bali, used 6500 waste tetra packs, and loads of sawdust for building couple of sound proof rooms at the St. Mary’s School, Dwarka, says Deeksha Bhatia
 

  Posted    28 Jan 2014    Vol 5 Issue 4
That's app, man
That's app, man

SafetiPin, a map-based mobile app, designed for Delhi women's safety, has been launched. What now helps women access public spaces in Delhi sans fear will soon go places, says Anuradha Dutt

  Posted    04-Jan-2014    Vol 5 Issue 1
Habitual innovator
Habitual innovator

Co-founder of Aakar Innovations, Jaydeep Mandal, who has developed a low-cost sanitary napkin machine, is a born innovator. In school, he designed a water-lifting device used in irrigation. But his best is the new machine, says Roohi Sehgal

  Posted    01-Nov-2013    Vol 4 Issue 44
Power saver
Power saver

The maker of ‘Superfan’ that consumes just about a third of the electricity other fans expend, Sundar Muruganandhan, is looking for investors to expand his plant to take his ‘i3’ award winning innovation to the masses, says P C Vinoj Kumar

  Posted    25-Oct-2013    Vol 4 Issue 43
Young innovator
Young innovator

The eco cab that can be spotted on Chennai’s Marina is an environment-friendly public transport. But the youth who innovated it is also keen on making its operation economically viable. In fact, he brims with more ideas, says P C Vinoj Kumar

  Posted    13-Sep-2013    Vol 4 Issue 37
Spy drone
Spy drone

A drone built by a computer science student in Kolkata is capable of camera surveillance, weather forecasting, and even attack and defence, but the DRDO is not responding, says Sahana Ghosh

  Posted    29-Aug-2013    Vol 4 Issue 34
Himalayan feat
Himalayan feat

The Forest Research Institute in the Himalayan foothills has created a hybrid eucalyptus that grows taller and faster. It is being seen as a boon to the paper industry. Rahul Chhabra reports

  Posted    02-Aug-2013    Vol 4 Issue 31
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