While smart cities usually grab most of the attention, the concept of smart villages is perhaps is even more exciting for a still largely rural country. This course examines the emerging technologies particularly relevant for adoption in India’s rural areas, and how they promise to transform life, culture, and economics there.
This course introduces the “smart city” concept and what it means for India. It explores the Government’s plan to introduce smart cities from building entirely new capitals to introducing emerging technologies in some of the most population-dense places in the world.
The concept of “frugal innovation” has become a recent buzzword in innovation circles across the world. This course will introduce the concept, what it means in the Indian context, and how Indian innovations can make their way around the globe.
In a country of 1.2 billion people, scale is important. This course analyses India in a number of ways– through numbers– to help you understand the scale of India and the context of its contributions to both global challenges and opportunities.
Dharavi is not India’s largest slum– but it is certainly the most talked about, most researched, and most visited. This course explores all that has been said of Mumbai’s Dharavi, home to more than 1 million people and the centre of attention in India’s urbanisation debates.
Facebook’s initiative to provide free basic internet services to India’s poor has been met with tremendous controversy. This course explores this debate and why it matters and what it says about India’s role in shaping the future of the internet.
Within the context of MNC R&D Outsourcing to India, this course explores the concept of “invisible innovation” and the role it has played in reshaping the Indian economy and India’s role in global business more generally.
The quick rise of the Aam Aadmi Party from an outsider’s anti-corruption movement to sweeping elections in Delhi highlights the fluidity of Indian politics. This course examines the evolution of AAP in the context of Indian politics.
This course explores relations between the world’s two largest countries on opposites sides of the Himalayas. From contested borders to growing trade relations, this course will help you better understand shifting dynamics in Asia and its impact on global politics, economics, and security.
This course explores India’s tremendous variety of handmade artisan crafts, including textiles, jewelry, paintings, and metalwork. It looks at the culture and economics of these traditions and the artisans behind them.