Is There a Steve Jobs in India’s Future?

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america in maps dating from 1500 to 1856 Samanth Subramanian of the New York Times Blog, India Ink, was in conversation with Aditya Dev Sood in the wake of Steve Jobs’ passing.

iq option demo italiano The question of innovation has been weighing particularly heavily on Mr. Sood’s mind because, later this week in Bangalore, his firm will host Design Public, a conference on innovation and the public interest. Mr. Sood’s first thought, unsurprisingly, concerned the Indian education system, “which prepares us for society by a series of instrumental grading mechanisms that treat us like chickens in a hatchery.” This is, he contended, a legacy of colonization, and although Thomas Babington Macaulay’s infamous Minute of 1835 is now deep in India’s past, it still lays out colonial sentiments on education vividly.

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Innovation and the Indian Corporation

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http://globecyclette.com/kljaps/845 Anand Mahindra made waves recently when he talked about the absence of any real culture of cutting edge innovation in India. Is he right? How should we understand innovation? Is any kind of new service or money-making scheme an example of innovation? Would they, for instance, be in the same league with the kinds of things Steve Jobs became famous for creating? Where are we with India’s innovation story and where is it going?

http://www.cordes-beregnung.de/pinochet/5491 This first panel at the Design Public Conclave will be anchored by Samar Halankar of the Hindustan Times and Mint Newspapers. He will be in conversation with Anil Narayan Sondur of TATA Elxsi and Arun Pande, the mind behind mKrishi, launched by Tata Consulting Services. Probing questions from the audience and responses from other discussants will ensue.