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 a “jugaad” for social distancing … Read more

Lockdown Innovations #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 the soap dispenser to dispense … Read more

Lockdown Innovations #1

There was this tweet recently from Anand Mahindra about an auto rickshaw which has been divided into four compartments so that no two passengers sit close to each other and everyone is able to maintain social distancing. Here is the link to the video – https://twitter.com/anandmahindra/status/1253621833850593281?s=20. I have always felt that we Indians handle crises very … Read more

Behind the gauge …. A horse’s behind

Today morning I received the following message on Whatsapp (God bless the creator). While its amusing to think of the fact that we haven’t progressed much beyond a horse’s ass, it’s also fascinating to think of how some of the modern implements, measurements and even social practices are because of a decision taken hundreds or … Read more

Why doing an MBA late in life helps !!

In Sanskrit “Mani” means “jewel” and “Ved” means “sacred knowledge” …. Well, Ved Mani has the sacred knowledge and is one of the jewels of our PGPMAX class !! We didn’t like Ved much in Term 1 … Along with Arun, he was amongst the few that didn’t sweat DMUU. Then he told the Delhi … Read more