The initiatives I work on
The canvas of my work
I'm interested in building a large ecosystem for change-making through many different lines of work, each with its own potential for change. Together these provide an interesting way to pursue my ideas, and to stay informed about the things that I care about.
Fixing our cities
Making urban India work better is one of the key challenges before us. But how do we do this? I put a bunch of thoughts together in a position paper, outlining the things we need to change in governance, law, policy, planning, implementation, design, institutional setup, competence, innovation, and other areas of focus.
Technology for <br>society
Technology must serve a social purpose as well, in addition to its economic value. This is only possible if we bring it within the reach of many more people, by lowering costs and ensuring that tech that is once built is instance-able for many purposes in many places. At Mapunity, we build tech for public administration and participatory citizenship.
For too long, we have focused on sustainability, and not enough on accelerating the adoption of sustainable choices. These are very different things. Unless we rapidly create the alternatives to our current choices, and enable more and more people to choose them, we'll lose the battle for sustainability. Lithium is one such effort.
Learning, not <br>certification
A lot of people acknowledge that schools and colleges aren't doing a good job of preparing students for the world. The only way this will change is if we create alternatives - which are more focused on learning, and less on certification. The 8Plus8 initiative proposes a new way to learn, that fills the gaps in our current approach to education.