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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
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