Business Ideas, People / Stories, Uncategorized

Change your typeface, save millions

CNN) — An e. You can write it with one fluid swoop of a pen or one tap of the keyboard. The most commonly used letter in the English dictionary. Simple, right?

Now imagine it printed out millions of times on thousands of forms and documents. Then think of how much ink would be needed.

OK, so that may have been a first for you, but it came naturally to 14-year-old Suvir Mirchandani when he was trying to think of ways to cut waste and save money at his Pittsburgh-area middle school.

It all started as a science fair project. As a neophyte sixth-grader at Dorseyville Middle School, Suvir noticed he was getting a lot more handouts than he did in elementary school.

Click to read on and find out which Font is most economical to print.

Innovation, News, Uncategorized

The ŠKODA Prize for Indian Contemporary Art

FIRST PRIZE –  Rs. 10,00,000

RUNNER’S UP (2 PRIZES) – A 4-week residency in Switzerland, courtesy Pro Helvetia, The Swiss Arts Council

The ŠKODA Prize for Indian Contemporary Art was designed and developed as our deliberate attempt to create one of the world’s great art prizes.

The justification for producing a world class, contemporary art prize was simple. The ŠKODA Prize exists to showcase all of India’s exhibiting artists on a single platform – as a single snapshot in time. It exists to uproot and publicize new talent, and to create new heroes of Indian art. It exists to provide a single, annual focal point for Indian and International collectors, galleries, museums, dealers and institutions to follow and chart the story of Indian contemporary art. Finally, and in my mind at least, it is a window for the outside world to see in to a modern India that is carrying the weight of its history into a challenging 21st Century.

Click Here for the details and the entry forms



Getting more for less

Engineer RA Mashelkar shares three stories of ultra-low-cost design from India that use bottom-up rethinking, and some clever engineering, to bring expensive products (cars, prosthetics) into the realm of the possible for everyone. His take on the Nano, Gandhian Engineering and getting more for less are indeed thought provoking.

Networking, News, Resources, Social Entrepreneurship, Uncategorized

India Leadership Network

Leaders’ Summit – April 2010

India Leadership Network is an action network. Year 2010 is the Year of Action where we will launch nationwide initiatives for key areas. Each of these initiatives have the potential for leadership, entrepreneurship, collaborative participation as well as for commercial involvement and investments.

Key initiatives to be launched this year are related to :

  1. Renewable energy & clean technologies
  2. Healthcare
  3. Safety & security
  4. Rural development
  5. Leadership development.

See complete list of 16 initiatives to be launched over the next 18-24 months.

The Leaders’ Summit is curtain-raiser event for the planned evolution of India Leadership Network and to know about the planned initiatives. We are inviting individuals and organizations for taking a lead, in associating, operating or investing in these initiatives.

The event is planned for 9th April 2010 in Mumbai. If you are interested, please RSVP event listed on LinkedIn.

If you cannot attend in Mumbai but are interested, RSVP and post a comment about choice of city (Delhi or Bangalore). Based on response (and sponsors), we will organize events in April in these cities. Based on response, details of events and registration will be announced in the week of 22nd Feb.

Click Here to visit the website