Monthly Archives: May 2007

Is Google world class design?

Yes. Today when we were working on the websites that will document our open source social design project at Ranthambhore, in Rajasthan – we’re stuck in New Delhi waiting for the riots to subside because all roads to Sawai Madhopur … Continue reading

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Thoughts on aging

I just spent the day working with Dicky and a former colleague of mine, Poonam Gupta, who is also Dicky’s sister in law. Yeah you kinda either know someone, worked with them or are related to them, sometimes its all … Continue reading

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Envisioning futuregaon 2010

Last night we began the envisioning process for bringing our prototype of a futuregaon, by 2010, to life. From basic infrastructure like how can we make our intent to electrify the entire village by using indigenously designed solar power units … Continue reading

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An Edinburgh shopwindow

Saving the world – or at least addressing the concerns regarding the key issues – has gone mainstream in the United Kingdom. This is a window display at Marks and Spencers on Princes Street in Edinburgh – yes, back in … Continue reading

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Rent-a-bhaiyya?

Few of my uncles and aunts are living with their grown sons as they’ve all moved away for fancy jobs. No one can begrudge them the paychecks and perks that they’ve slogged their entire lives for. But what about the … Continue reading

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Ruminating on the compost heap

If we must clean up the sites of urban India, such as this beauty on the heavily trafficked Delhi Mehrauli road that leads to Gurgaon, then I suggest we worry more about how garbage disposal is handled in the cities … Continue reading

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Collection: Perspective on Mobile phones and developing societies

Time, the Guardian and the Tale of two Indias – poverty and economic changes Three Indias – the aspiring class, an emerging marketPrice point as design criteria for emerging marketsMobile phones: a post industrial platformMotorola’s brand experience in SingaporeDesigning products … Continue reading

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