Vol 11 Issue 13, Mar 27, 2020 - Apr 02, 2020.


  • 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
  • Social technology

    Social technology

    When technologists with social conscience innovate, society benefits by getting amazing products that change the life of common people. Bhanu Priya Vyas writes about four innovations showcased at the recent India Social Good Summit in Delhi
      Posted    11-Oct-2014    Vol 5 Issue 41
  • Tender idea

    Tender idea

    One reason carbonated soft drinks score over tender coconut is the packaging. A new machine innovated by Vinod Mahadeviah, which breaks and instantly cools tender coconuts, may make the natural drink more popular, feels Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    22-Sep-2014    Vol 5 Issue 38
  • Water swipe

    Water swipe

    In two districts of Rajasthan, people draw potable water from ATMs. Anil Sharma explains the Jeevan Amrit Project that supplies 20 litres of water for Rs 5 in the otherwise parched region
      Posted    13-Sep-2014    Vol 5 Issue 37
  • Sounds good

    Sounds good

    A device to detect hearing impairment in newborns will hit the market by 2016. Afsana Rashid spoke to designer Neeti Kailas, who explains how her innovation will help children born with hearing disability by facilitating an early intervention
      Posted    25-Aug-2014    Vol 5 Issue 34
  • Versatile rubber

    Versatile rubber

    Making use of rubber’s versatility, some scientists in Bhubaneswar have developed a ‘rubberised’ check dam. Kavita Kanan Chandra checks out the benefits of replacing concrete and cement with rubber and where all the new technology is going
      Posted    16-Aug-2014    Vol 5 Issue 33
  • Solar auto

    Solar auto

    Engineer turned green activist Rabelli Naveen plans to embark on a 10,000 km transnational expedition on a solar-powered autorickshaw that he has built, which when fully charged can travel 105 km non-stop at 45 km per hour, says Fakir Balaji
      Posted    04-Aug-2014    Vol 5 Issue 31
  • Triple decker

    Triple decker

    Three students from Meerut have designed a three-floor bus and are looking for help to start production. In the 11 feet high vehicle that can seat 100 passengers, one floor could be reserved for women, one of the designers told Asad Ashraf
      Posted    26-Jul-2014    Vol 5 Issue 30
  • Homegrown scientists

    Homegrown scientists

    Two green crusaders have proved that they can breed plants in limited space with higher yield. They even made it to the record books, but their work has not got its due recognition since they are not formal scientists, reports Sahana Ghosh
      Posted    31-May-2014    Vol 5 Issue 22
  • Rustic wheels

    Rustic wheels

    To help people in villages, an engineer from Delhi University, Abhinav Das, has developed a rural utility vehicle, which is economical and can also be used to generate power and draw water with some attachments. Kavita Kanan Chandra reports
      Posted    26-Apr-2014    Vol 5 Issue 17
  • 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
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