Category Archives: India/China/Asia

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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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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Curd rice on a hot summer’s day

As a life long lover of a full sapad, complete with n-number of papadams for me to carefully crumble into my sambar and ghee, you can only imagine my salivary glands getting into action when reading this little snippet from … Continue reading

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If choice and convenience are indicators

then the quality of life in New Delhi, or at least South Delhi, seems to have improved. The vegetable vendor down the road, with his cart parked behind the small paanwaala, is offering mushrooms, sprouts and baby corn along with … Continue reading

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