Category Archives: Design

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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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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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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Design challenge: futuregaon 2010

The future of India is literally in her villages, 550 million Indians under the age of 25. Over 65%  of whom live the rural hinterlands of the country and they cannot all migrate to the cities drawn by the glittering … Continue reading

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Edinburgh to Calcutta:Fair trade in India?

Well now! This will be one new entry into India’s emerging markets that I am going to thoroughly enjoy watching, carefully. Marks & Spencers announces their plans for an ambitious India and China push. Back home in the UK, they’ve … Continue reading

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An argumentative Indian takes on the definition of progress

Continuing my sense of disgruntled rebellion from the previous post on the lifecycle of development of markets from developing to industrialized, as posited by Alonzo Martinez and Ronald Haddock, here is their description again to provide some context before I … Continue reading

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