Vol 8 Issue 13, Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017.


  • Saving soles

    Saving soles

    Two young entrepreneurs from Mumbai are refurbishing old sports shoes into trendy and colourful sandals and donating it to poor people with help from corporates. They have also sold Rs 5 lakh worth of chappals online, says Somma Banerjjee
      Posted    25-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 48
  • Art from waste

    Art from waste

    Things that usually end up in landfills are being turned out into beautiful works of art and utility products by a growing band of artists and entrepreneurs in the country who swear by the mantra “don’t waste the waste,” says Surekha Kadapa-Bose
      Posted    15-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 46
  • Cooling effect

    Cooling effect

    An energy efficient hybrid AC developed by Indore based innovator Pranav Mokshmar can reduce your AC electricity bill by 90 per cent, says Narendra Kaushik. Launched in January this year, the company has already sold units worth Rs one crore
      Posted    01-Oct-2016    Vol 7 Issue 40
  • Sky riders

    Sky riders

    An Indian engineer Ashwani Kumar Upadhyaya, along with Emil Jacob, a research associate at MIT, has designed a mini train that can run on narrow streets on tracks suspended in the air, providing last mile connectivity, says Narendra Kaushik
      Posted    17-Sep-2016    Vol 7 Issue 38
  • Cool clothes

    Cool clothes

    A new textile which has been created on the premise that “if you can cool the person rather than the building where they work or live” it will save energy, might keep people cool without AC  
      Posted    12-Sep-2016    Vol 7 Issue 37
  • Low-cost hygiene

    Low-cost hygiene

    By designing a terracotta incinerator, costing just one tenth of the incinerator that runs on electricity, Shyamsunder Bedekar of Gujarat has ushered in a revolution in women’s hygiene in rural and semi-rural areas, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    23-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 30
  • Cool relief

    Cool relief

    Overhearing a home tutor’s physics lecture to his son, Ashis Paul of Grey Dhaka designed a cooling devise, bringing relief to poor Bangladeshis reeling under heat without power, says G Singh
      Posted    11-Jun-2016    Vol 7 Issue 24
  • From Thailand

    From Thailand

    Thailand may help India tackle its sanitation crisis with its four toilet-related innovations that have harnessed technology to solve the problem of untreated waste, says Bajinder Pal Singh
      Posted    04-Jun-2016    Vol 7 Issue 23
  • Power tree

    Power tree

    A ‘solar power tree’, developed by a government laboratory, takes just four square feet of space but produces power for five households. It looks like a tree that can be squeezed on rooftops
      Posted    21-May-2016    Vol 7 Issue 21
  • Life saver

    Life saver

    A flood early warning system that saved countless lives in Nepal when it transmitted messages about the rising water levels in the Ratu Khola can be replicated in Bihar’s Kosi, says Imran Khan
      Posted    09-May-2016    Vol 7 Issue 19
  • Watershed innovation

    Watershed innovation

    Bhungroo in Gujarati means a hollow pipe. But Biplab Ketan Paul gave the word a new meaning by an innovation that has led to water availability, soil improvement and women empowerment, thus helping 14,000 farmers, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    04-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 14
  • Farmers’ friend

    Farmers’ friend

    A simple innovation has helped women farmers of Jharkhand, where parboiled rice is the staple food. The technology by an NGO has cut down wastage of paddy during parboiling, says Saadia Azim
      Posted    15-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 7
  • Water saver

    Water saver

    The innovation by Uttam Banerjee is a godsend to the country that needs to go in for water conservation in a big way. Fitting Zerodor, a polymeric wall, to ceramic urinals would save 50,000 to 1,51,000 litres of water, says Narendra Kaushik
      Posted    02-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 5
  • Rescue robot

    Rescue robot

    ‘Borewell robot’ that can save children from borewells will now be used by fire service and NDRF. Its innovator, a former plumber, built it after his son escaped death, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    23-Nov-2015    Vol 6 Issue 47
  • Drive the PUV

    Drive the PUV

    A family car, a pickup truck, a mini-generator and more - all rolled into one for a genre called Personal Utility Vehicle. Partho Burman checks out the one of a kind vehicle, Multix MX, that’s been launched to meet the needs of entrepreneurs 
      Posted    05-Oct-2015    Vol 6 Issue 40
  • Barefoot protector

    Barefoot protector

    From a ‘crying bed’ that alerts mom to change baby’s diaper to ‘auto-safe’ helmet making distress call in the event of an accident, Rudra Narayan Mukherjee has fabricated a plethora of devices from a tin-roof lab, says Santosh H K Narayan
      Posted    13-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 28
  • Bamboo cutters

    Bamboo cutters

    Two men in Mizoram have together fabricated a machine that strips bamboo and also makes splints. In the northeastern state, where bamboo grows in abundance, the innovation has made life much easier for local people, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    13-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 15
  • Young and bright

    Young and bright

    Designing a trash bin with streetlight and CCTV camera took 15-year-old Priyanka Mathikshara to Rashtrapati Bhavan for an 'In-residence scheme for writers/artists/innovators', with 13 others
      Posted    30-Mar-2015    Vol 6 Issue 13
  • Palm fuel

    Palm fuel

    After running a Tata Ace pick-up truck on coconut oil for one year, scientists in Kerala want to commercialise the biofuel that has proved to give better mileage than diesel, says Sanu George
      Posted    07-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 6
  • Green cobblers

    Green cobblers

    Inspired by a man making sandals out of used tyres in the US, Jay Rege and Jothsna came to India to turn eco-conscious shoemakers, launching ‘Paaduks’. The social entrepreneurs also share their profit with their cobblers, says Rohan Potdar
      Posted    07-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 6
  • A terminator

    A terminator

    Learning that his mother’s swollen legs were caused by mosquitoes, Ignatius Orwin Noronha always wanted to exterminate the blood sucker. Now, he has developed MozziQuit, which promises to make India mosquito free by 2019, says Partho Burman
      Posted    15-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 46
  • Easy boiling

    Easy boiling

    Devipur Usna, a new device that makes rice par boiling easier, has helped farmers save 50 per cent of their yield that used to get destroyed when heated the traditional way, says Saadia Azim
      Posted    03-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 44
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017