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Hello, and welcome!

More than sixty five years after Independence, we are unable to assure millions of our citizens access to the most basic amenities, and reasonable hope for a better economic future. There are systematic political, administrative and socio-economic reasons for this failure, and we must recognise them, and work to overcome them.

I am interested in public problem solving, and the contribution of media, technology, education and civics to the way social challenges can be addressed. How? Traditional democracy is simply too slow to respond to today's challenges; what we need instead an alternative that is focused on solving public problems. And over the course of my work, I have come to believe that the best way to do this is to increase the number of problem solving people.

We must work together - in debating new ideas, technology development, planning, media, public administration, and many other areas - to build this new democracy, so that it is not only a form of government for the people and of the people, but also by the people.

I am also interested in learning, and this is a second focus of my work. How do people learn? What is the purpose of a learning institution? And how should learning be tailored to create informed citizens who have wide access to opportunities for livelihood, self-development, professional growth, and much more?

I invite you to join me in this collaboration. Please browse through this web site to learn about me and my work. I regularly engage in public chats on my Facebook profile (ashwin.mahesh), and I invite you to join me there. If you would like to email me, please write to info@ashwinmahesh.in.