Lockdown Innovations #3

While “Jugaad” innovation may not be considered as an innovation because it does not get documented and doesn’t follow any guidelines to institutionalise it, but in the Indian context, it is very effective. Its low cost, locally relevant and a solution to the problem at hand. The following innovation is […]

Dust If You Must

Found this old gem while clearing photos on my phone …. just so apt for the lockdown situation. Dust if you must, but remember there are many other better things to do. Its also an indirect message to live simpler lives and focus on what’s most important to us. Think […]

Lockdown Quotes !

As I was clearing up pictures on my phone, I found some  amazing quotes, particularly related to exercise and health. Sharing a couple of them here – For someone like me who has a PhD in excuses when it comes to exercise the above quote is perfect … how I […]

Floppy Disks – Remember Them ?

When I was clearing out Mom’s place in Hyderabad in 2015, I found some of the floppy disks that we used in our computer centre between 1993-96. Don’t think many children born after 2000 would have even seen these things ! DSDD – Double Sided Double Density. Amkette made these […]

New Normal Memories #1

#LockdownTales #ChineseCoronaVirus Today is day 44 of the lockdown in India and as the new normal is about to start changing yet again, am making notes to remember these days in the future. Some of the things we have experienced is so bizarre that it won’t seem real even a […]

Vepampoo or Neem flower Rasam

Today Amma made Vepampoo Rasam for lunch. Its made atleast once a month and sometimes twice. This is actually medicine that you eat as food !! White and delicate, neem flowers are therapeutic. My father would insist on making Neem flower rasam as it helped with treating intestinal worms. I read […]

Lockdown Innovation #2

This innovation comes all the way from Africa. The young nine-year old Stephen came up with a brilliant idea of washing one’s hands without touching a tap or the soap dispenser ! See the video at this link – https://www.facebook.com/285361880228/posts/10158650507610229/ There is a paddle that you step on and it flips […]