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Anil Gupta

  • Overcoming inertia: Children show the way for better safety

    Most of us in India have seen the city bus drivers driving away even before the passengers have either boarded the bus or alighted. They are in rush to get the passengers before other buses get them. It doesn’t matter if some of the passengers get injured in the process. And what do we do after...

    Sunday, 2 March 2014 - 7:53pm
  • Manifesto for promoting innovations in manufacturing

    Different industries are at different stages of maturity and having varying rates of obsolescence of key technologies. While defence has been a driver of innovations in many countries, in India there is a strange policy of giving incentives to private sector abroad and discourage private sector...

    Sunday, 23 February 2014 - 8:16pm
  • Non-political manifesto for compassionate cities

    With the pace of economic development increasing in our country, urbanisation is inevitable.

    Sunday, 9 February 2014 - 8:04pm
  • Health manifesto: Why isn’t prevention better than cure?

    If food subsidy had not been targeted at 65% people, but, say only 40 -50% people, we would have found enough resources for overcoming anemia among poor women forever, or nutrition-linked blindness among all vulnerable children. One does not need too much of imagination to understand why preventive...

    Sunday, 2 February 2014 - 2:16pm
  • Manifesto for revitalising MSMEs

    For any developing country, most jobs are generated by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). And yet, the policy and institutional framework often is very weak. The reasons are not far to seek.

    Sunday, 26 January 2014 - 2:47pm
  • Manifesto for better technical education

    There have been very loud statements that majority of engineering and other technical graduates are not employable. It is quite possible that if a metallurgical engineer is asked to grow crops, then he would be found unemployable.

    Sunday, 12 January 2014 - 1:23pm
  • Manifesto for deep green revolution, new politics

    Recent shodhyatra in Punjab has given us new insights about the deepening crisis in agriculture growth and sustainability. The ominous signs were visible for quite some time. The agricultural science and extension system needs complete recast. Political parties cannot sustain the declining...

    Sunday, 5 January 2014 - 1:39pm
  • Graduating from the 'old school' of education

    Sunday, 29 December 2013 - 1:12pm
  • Trail of ideas: From Siberia to Surendranagar

    Sunday, 22 December 2013 - 1:06pm
  • Recognising talent: From Mabina to Madiba

    Recently I happened to visit Pretoria for a discourse on Innovations from Below. There were various viewpoints presented in the conference at UNISA [University of South Africa], a 140-year-old Open University. Nelson Mandela was an alumnus of this university. A large number of other black young...

    Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 2:28pm