The first time I stepped foot in India was just about two years ago, when I came to begin a summer research program in Bangalore. As soon as I finally made it out of the mess of people inside, the automatic doors opened, letting in both a wall of heat and the acoustics of what to my surprise was even more people frantically awaiting outside for those of us who were exiting. Strangely enough, this sea of family embraces transported me across the world to my own home in Mexico, to the point where I could have sworn that my own giant, loud and loving family would be waiting for me; little did I know that two years later, after being “hooked,” India would indeed be my new home, where I would be living full-time after college, working in bustling Mumbai. More »India through the Eyes of a Mexican
India is a leadership driven society—it suffices to look at Popatrao Pawar, the village head of Hiware Bazar in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. In the span of twenty years, he transformed his drought-struck poverty-ridden village into one of the best models India has seen. More »Village of 60 Millionaires!
Like oil in the 20th century, water could well be the essential commodity on which the 21st century will turn. Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century (Source: Reuters). India’s huge and growing population is putting a severe strain on all of the country’s natural resources. Most water sources are contaminated by sewage and agricultural runoff. We are attempting to evaluate and determine the ways in which these issues can be contained. More »Join The #Sparktherise Twitter Conference On ‘Water Sustainability – A Key To Our Future’
We’re combing the country to find examples of intelligent, scalable innovation – and we’re going to pick 20 of the best to be featured here, and on the pages of Tehelka. These are some of the most compelling and untold stories of our time – and they reflect another truth; that spirit and determination can master any challenge. More »Hear is the New Frontier
We’re combing the country to find examples of intelligent, scalable innovation – and we’re going to pick 20 of the best to be featured here, and on the pages of Tehelka. These are some of the most compelling and untold stories of our time – and they reflect another truth; that spirit and determination can master any challenge. More »Sniffing Out Lung Cancer
PRIYANKA HAS A passion for the environment. After acquiring a Master’s in Environmental Sciences from Panjab University, she started on her PhD. Her research is cuttingedge and focusses primarily on environmental nanobiotechnology. She has been a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, Chicago, as well as a volunteer research scholar for the Children’s Memorial Research Centre, Chicago. More »Taming the Pesticide Dragon
As the sun rose over the lush Araku Valley, history was being made. For the first time, visitors from around the globe gathered for the 2012 Livelihoods Network Camp to co-build solutions for rural communities to live in healthy, sustainable ecosystems. More »Cultivating livelihoods: A global gathering in Araku valley
When Fahad Azad met Syed Ross Farooq, a senior at Mumbai University, he was blown away. Here was someone who shared his geeky passion for robotics, so nascent a field that he could barely find someone to have a conversation with. More »The bots are marching in