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Empowering the deaf child – Vaani

VAANI is an organisation that works to empower the deaf child. Its role is to act as a catalyst. Rather than delivering services, VAANI supports the development of accessible sustainable services for deaf children and their families whilst working closely with the overall development strategies of the country. VAANI works with local organisations to build [...]

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Disposable mugs

Unlike the westerners Indians use water to clean themselves after going to the toilet. However while traveling in cramped trains, the toilets have running water, but dont have containers or mugs to store the water to clean with. This unique problem has been addressed by Paul Sandeep. He designed a sustainable, disposable mug that could [...]

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Chotukool – nano refrigerator for rural india

The ChotuKool is like no other fridge. It does not have a compressor. It runs on a battery. Utensils and bottles need to be loaded into this 43-litre cool box from the top. It weighs only 7.8 kg and costs only Rs 3,200. A product of Godrej & Boyce, the fridge was co-created with the [...]

Systems thinking and Healthcare

The head of IDEO, a design and strategy firm based in Palo Alto, Tim Brown talked about Aravind Eye Care Hospital in Madurai in a recent interview with socialedge. The lesson he learnt on his trip to India was – “By trying to serve those who have the most needs, you can end up being [...]