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


  • 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
  • Green flush

    Green flush

    In a cleanliness drive, Konkan Railway is set to go for eco-friendly bio-toilets in its stations. Not only is the technology for quick flushing economical but is also environment-friendly
      Posted    21-Jun-2013    Vol 4 Issue 25
  • Rejuvenating junk

    Rejuvenating junk

    Upcycling is a concept that is fast catching up, particularly with those like the portal, WorkshopQ, who see beauty in trash and do poetic justice to scrap, giving it life, says Shilpa Raina
      Posted    14-Jun-2013    Vol 4 Issue 24
  • PET couple

    PET couple

    When disposal of PET bottles is a challenge, a couple from Hyderabad has found a good use of the junked containers: Building walls. P C Vinoj Kumar tells us how they build houses with bottles
      Posted    31-May-2013    Vol 4 Issue 22
  • Energy flight

    Energy flight

    Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane with the weight of a small car, developed by Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, is attempting a world record in solar aviation
      Posted    22-May-2013    Vol 4 Issue 20
  • Dream girl

    Dream girl

    Mehvish Mushtaq from Srinagar has developed an android application called ‘Dial Kashmir,’ a one-stop source for information on healthcare, education and other essential services, says Sana Altaf, who met the enterprising girl with a big dream
      Posted    17-May-2013    Vol 4 Issue 20
  •  Disaster loo

    Disaster loo

    Sanitation is the last thing crisis managers provide to people displaced from homes by disasters. Now a former banker, Promita Sengupta , has come up with a quickly deployable toilet that has come handy for NGOs, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    10-May-2013    Vol 4 Issue 19
  • Herbal killer

    Herbal killer

    A young innovator from Tamil Nadu aspires to create 50,000 jobs by popularizing his herbal mosquito repellent, ‘Hermo’, which repels mosquitoes effectively but does not harm humans as it is non-allergic and non-toxic, says    P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    03-May-2013    Vol 4 Issue 18
  • Road to power

    Road to power

    In a new roadmap to improve power generation, some scientists have proposed that major roads can double up as solar highways if a roof of solar panels were laid over them, says K S Jayaraman
      Posted    05-Apr-2013    Vol 4 Issue 14
  • Whirring for poor

    Whirring for poor

    A grassroots innovator, Dharamveer Kamboj, has changed the lives of people from the barren land of Rajasthan to the dense forest of Nagaland by designing a food processor. Kavita Kanan Chandra explains how it works well for women and tribes
      Posted    05-Apr-2013    Vol 4 Issue 14
  • Dung papers

    Dung papers

    A father-daughter duo is turning rhinoceros dung into paper, which in turn has turned out to be an economically lucrative venture. Kavita Kanan Chandra explains how Elrhino, the micro-enterprise, will also help in wildlife conservation
      Posted    15-Mar-2013    Vol 4 Issue 11
  • Play of light

    Play of light

    Now you can get life-like 3-D hologram images of yourself to wow your family and friends. Welcome to the futuristic world of wizardry at India's first 3-D hologram studio in Thiruvananthapuram
      Posted    28-Jan-2013    Vol 4 Issue 4
  • Real teacher

    Real teacher

    Urvashi Sahni is an innovative educationist, who has done more than teaching and starting schools. Her project, Digital Study Hall, takes lectures of city school teachers to rural and slum students through videos, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    26-Jan-2013    Vol 4 Issue 4
  • Techno solution

    Techno solution

    For the age-old problem of drinking water scarcity, a solution has been found through modern technology in Rajasthan’s Lakshmangarh, where people draw water from an ATM, says Ankur Paliwal
      Posted    11-Jan-2013    Vol 4 Issue 2
  • Husk power

    Husk power

    Sahebganj in Bihar has seen a change in people’s lifestyle, thanks to biomass gasification plants that use husk as fuel, says Ankur Paliwal. More such plants are to be set up elsewhere, too
      Posted    23-Nov-2012    Vol 3 Issue 47
  • A pine idea

    A pine idea

    It sounded like a crazy idea first. Then it was fine and Rajnish Jain was able to generate electricity from pine needles, something that caused massive fires in the Himalayan forests, for rural households. Kavita Kanan Chandra tells the story
      Posted    09-Nov-2012    Vol 3 Issue 45
  • Going bananas

    Going bananas

    The National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology has developed technology for extracting banana fibre, which is in demand for making textiles, yarn, paper, and handbags
      Posted    29-Sep-2012    Vol 3 Issue 39
  • Useful weed

    Useful weed

    Researchers at a university in Tamil Nadu have found that the dreaded water hyacinth has some use. Biplab Das explains how biodegradable plastic can be made from the otherwise infamous weed
      Posted    21-Sep-2012    Vol 3 Issue 38
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