Professor Vikram Dinubhai Panchal

TBI Innovations: Let There Be Light – A Low Cost DIY Torch

Professor Vikram Dinubhai Panchal has designed a Do-It-Yourself Light Torch that can be assembled with low-cost and easily available materials. This torch has the potential to be mass-produced for a fraction of the cost of conventional torches currently available, and is easy enough to be created by a lay person.

Haathi Chaap: Elephant Poo Paper

That’s right. We are talking about paper made from elephant dung! The brainchild of retailer Mahima Mehra and Jaipur-based handmade paper producer,...

Event: Sociopreneurship India 2010

Sociopreneurship India 2010 is an initiative by and CNBC-TV18 Young Turks. This initiative's mission is "To recognise and showcase...

Innovation: Biomass Cooking Stoves

In this article, we write about the Biomass Cooking Stove innovation that is being nurtured by the Villgro foundation. Context and problems with...
AVAZ The Product

AVAZ Giving Voice to Children

Introducing 'AVAZ' - a product created by Invention Labs, Chennai. AVAZ provides a 'voice' to a non-verbal child with Cerebral Palsy, allowing...
Solar power comes as a breather for hawkers

Solar Power to Light Up Hawker Shops

Those signature kerosene and petromax lamps at hawker shops have decorated our streets during its busy evenings for years now. They are a hawker’s...

With His Heart In The Right Place

A Chemical Engineer and lecturer at IIT Madras is an unusual candidate to have worked on a heart valve that has drastically reduced the cost of...