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How MIT ’s mentorship helped craft a 14-year old’s life-saving invention for stampede problem in Kumbha Mela ’15

Meet Nilay Kulkarni, Nashik’s wonder kid: self-taught programmer and student entrepreneur at 17! “It was the first time a real-time technological solution that we built during Kumbhathon was used to measure crowd flow in Kumbh Mela. Ashioto counted 500 thousand people in 18 hours and impacted crowd routing decisions during the event.” — Nilay Kulkarni, student, Founder… read more »

Smart City Apps for Urban Challenges

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country–the quote by J. F. Kennedy may seem like a bit of a cliché but it holds true in the case of India more than ever before. India’s cultural, economic and social diversity is clearly reflected in her cities… read more »

Kumbhathon : Finding innovative solutions to social challenges – Times Kuwait

Around two years back, when two Nashik natives — Sunil Khandbahale, developer of khandbahale.com, a multi-lingual online dictionary, and Ramesh Raskar, associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab — met, the idea for an open innovation platform to create ‘Impact Entrepreneurs’ emerged. Looking for the right opportunity to encourage people to identify… read more »

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