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35 million school-children in India are dyslexic. This means they have problems with reading, spelling, attention span or even speed of effective learning. These children could show brilliance in other parts of the intelligence spectrum, but due to their inability to cope with the modern education system, most of them end up with low grades. …

It is expected that the production of plastics can double by 2050, causing a disrupt in the marine biodiversity. Eco-friendly inventions are the need of the hour to tackle this global crisis. Lucy Hughes, a product design student from the University of Sussex, created one such innovation known as MarinaTex, a biodegradable and compostable material …

Chitra Vishwanath

There’s not a single media house which hasn’t written about Bengaluru’s problem with drinking water. You are living under a rock if you haven’t heard about Bengaluru’s water crisis. However, quite paradoxically, the city also witnesses excess rainfall and water clogging on the streets. Millions of liters of water get wasted due to this Urban …

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Fake News (the new-news buzzword) is on a tremendous rise since the past few years. With the increase in digital penetration (read social media penetration), pieces of fake news are going viral like wildfire. The political environment has changed and content creation is at its peak. People are consuming news in a hundred different formats …

The world has been hit. Hard! There is hardly any opportunity to deny that. All of us had been nipped at the bud, and have been left in tatters. Although a considerable amount of time has passed since the worst of this storm hit us, we are still figuring out a way, or maybe a …

Blank Slate, a Mumbai-based socially conscious collaborative design firm has designed ‘Back To work’, a handbook that presents design strategies to make workspaces safe from the spread of COVID-19. The book is a cheat-sheet of affordable and doable retrofits for offices that can help us get our offices running without spreading the infection. We are …

Saurabh and Nidhi with their innovation

Saurabh and Nidhi have created a device for real-time detection of mosquito species and gender and informing authorities about an outbreak before it happens Mosquitoes are arguably one of the deadliest animals in the world. According to the World Health Information, ‘Their ability to carry and spread the disease to humans causes millions of deaths …

Ankit Jain on his field research

According to a July 2019 report published in Down to Earth, ‘After two consecutive years of weak monsoons, 330 million people — a quarter of the country’s population — are affected by a severe drought. With nearly 50% of India grappling with drought-like conditions, the situation has been particularly grim this year in western and …