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Photographer documents the struggles of Jatra’s former actors
Soumya Sankar Bose photographs the folk-theatre actors who have left the stage behind to make a living.
Dencity competition winners foster new ideas that tackle high density in informal settlements
Social, architectural and technological solutions to improve the living conditions in the world’s urban slums.
Flood-prone affordable homes empower slum residents
Alok Shetty addresses the bleak housing conditions of the urban poor in Bangalore
Affordable, modular housing design comes fully fitted
Indian architects present a prefab housing system where the storage and furnishings form part of the unit.
Indian engineer designs a more intuitive walking aid
Sensor device helps the visually impaired navigate their environments with greater ease.
Throw-away culture challenged at the Repair Café
The Repair Café encourages repurposing and reuse by creating a second chance for items headed for the bin.
School on Wheels brings education to impoverished children
A bus remodelled to become a mobile classroom for children with no access to school facilities in Mumbai.
Recycled materials unite on a grand scale with Collage House
The Mumbai home is made from a collection of recycled and found materials.
Recycle India finds a solution to dangerous waste materials
Recycle India turns oil drums and tyres into furniture.
Art as a tool for integration in India
The Aravani Art Project’s painted murals work to integrate India’s transgender community.
Gau Gas creates energy from animal waste
Cooking with fossil fuels over an open flame is harmful to people and the environment, SustainEarth offers a biogas alternative.
MakeRight: Involving prisoners in anti-crime design
MakeRight is an initiative that gets prisoners to help manufacture “theft-proof” bags that consider the user and the abuser and designs out the crime.
Green Product: The Ragbag is made of old tea bags and recycled plastic
Ragbag accessories and bags are sustainably and ethically made by women in India from old tea bags and recycled plastic bags.
WaterWheel: A rolling solution in rural India
Wello Water’s WaterWheel lifts the physical burden of water collection in rural India.
Edible cutlery: Eat with it and then eat it
In an attempt to curb the amount of waste caused by disposable cutlery, Narayana Peesapati has invented cutlery you can eat.
A movement to clean-up and beautify the city of Bhopal
Bhopal I-Clean Team is a spot-fixing programme started by a group of locals who are determined to tidy up their city.
EduKick designs football games that teach slum kids maths
Community project gets creative with soccer to increase children’s literacy in India.
Wi-Fi trashcans encourage festivalgoers to practise responsible rubbish disposal
Indian startup ThinkScream develops a trashcan that provides Wi-Fi connection in exchange for trash.
A massive eco-village with a utopian take on sustainable living
Agroecologist Amlankusum’s conceptual designs combines natural elements with controlled construction to create a 36-storey paradise.
Empowering women with skills and business acumen
WomenWeave is a charitable trust helping artisan weavers trade on the global Market.
Anuj Sharma uses buttons and bands to teach fashion design
Indian fashion designer Anuj Sharma helps others construct their own clothing with little resources.
Inspiring an anti-pollution revolution one brick at a time
MIT students develop a low-cost, eco-friendly brick made out of industrial waste to reduce pollution in India.
Industrial designer Yogita Agrawal focuses on solving problems in emerging global communities with innovative products and sustainable technologies.
And what of the African Diaspora in India?
Indian photographer Ketaki Sheth has captured a series of black-and-white images of the unseen people of African descent living in India and Pakistan.
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