A Masters in Social Design

I get the news today on Facebook that Ambedkar University Delhi is open for admissions to its masters program in Social Design. I resist the temptation to add an ‘at last’ to the title and move on. You can see the Program announcement here – http://www.aud.ac.in/academic/programs/masters_programmes-2/ma_in_social_design-582 I go into my blog to find the posts I…… Continue reading A Masters in Social Design

How The TOFU Project Is Teaching Silicon Valley Values To Japanese Entrepreneurs | Fast Company

The goal is to expose the nine entrepreneurs on the one-week program to the ways Silicon Valley goes about innovating “and then bring those experiences back to Japan to spread to other entrepreneurs,” Kan says. Among the stops on the trip: Lessons on design thinking from Adaptive Path and LUXr, learning about agile development from…… Continue reading How The TOFU Project Is Teaching Silicon Valley Values To Japanese Entrepreneurs | Fast Company

Holy Cash Cows

Finally someone come up with the story. I have heard of this for years – as casual cab conversations – about the ‘bogus’ colleges being run by Indians. Where work experience certificates can be set up. But outright purchase was new to me. This I guess is the ‘dilli wallah’ in Australia. Four Corners -…… Continue reading Holy Cash Cows

Australians who live on slumdog millionaires’ row – and love it

This is amazing.Australians who live on slumdog millionaires’ row – and love it | smh.com.auMARK and Cathy Delaney don’t need to see the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire. The Brisbane couple experience slum life in India every day.For 13 years they have lived in the shanty towns of the Indian capital, New Delhi, raising their children…… Continue reading Australians who live on slumdog millionaires’ row – and love it

Rs1,620 crore pilot project to curb diabetes, heart diseases launched

Rs1,620 crore pilot project to curb diabetes, heart diseases launched – Economy and Politics – livemint.comNew Delhi: In the first initiative of its kind, the Indian government has started a programme to prevent as well as map the extent of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and stroke—chronic ailments that could cause life expectancy in the country to…… Continue reading Rs1,620 crore pilot project to curb diabetes, heart diseases launched

Reading India

Industrial Design Studies, 12 Credits, February 2007  Lecturer: Soumitri Varadarajan (soumitri.varadarajan@rmit.edu.au) Contact Hours / Duration: 3 hours per week over 13 weeks. [39 hours contact] Non-Contact / Self Directed Hours: 6 hours per week over 13 weeks [78 hours expected] Location: Building 87 [rooms TBC, levels 4 & 5] Time: 9.30am –12.30pm Fridays Introduction I…… Continue reading Reading India