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Reflections on Jugaad: A short personal history

That’s from the beginning of 2007, when we first tried to make Jugaad a reality. A loosely knit collaboration that would span Asia and Africa and America. I gave up on it before the summer of 2007 was over, having moved out of the United States that year. Little did I know that I was […]

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Home cooking: Inspired by REculture

  Inspired by all the creative hacks that I have come across in blogs like REculture, I was undaunted when I lost a tiny but critical part of my pressure cooker last month in Nairobi. Then I reverted to type and promptly documented self hack. Yes, the lamb keema curry came out perfect.  This post […]

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Scarcity as a driver for innovation

Frugality and affordability are very much in the news of late, what with the most recent essay on Change Observer and this post on Paul Polak’s new blog both highlighting similar concepts but from the point of view of very different markets. It seems to imply the trend towards frugal design or extremely affordable yet […]

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