#27:  Space Idlis, Garima Arora, Clean Cookstoves and More


Hello there,

Making people want things and making things people want, are two different things (HT: Design Thinking) and this forms the crux of this week’s featured piece about cookstoves.

From Patna’s cookstoves, we head south to Kerala where a community is still recovering from the cyclones last year.

A quick stop at ISRO Bengaluru for idlis and sambar but also at Vidyarthi Bhavan to refuel on some rich culinary history.

Speaking of history, lots of love and congratulations to Garima on being the first Indian woman to be awarded a Michelin star!

Enough of traveling, now dive in to this week’s issue.

Anusha and Elizabeth

Image credits: Engineering for Change (1) // CC BY-SA 2.0

The Failed Quest for a Cleaner Cookstove: Gayathri Vaidyanathan

International charities wanted to fight air pollution with technology — but they never asked what people actually needed.

Source: Unsplash

Climate Change Taking Toll on South Indian Fishing Communities: Earth Island Journal

Warmer waters have driven sardine further north and mackerel from the surface to the sub-surface, while breams have shifted their breeding to the cooler months — leaving traditional fishermen to travel further out and spend more time at sea.


A.C.T. project by Earth5R which seeks to reduce plastic waste, a climate resilient zero-budget natural farming system.

Varun Deshpande writes on why India is a priority for clean meat and plant-based protein innovation.

Enzyme-based application system to remove paan stains could save railways crores of rupees every year.

G. Chandrashekhar’s on Indian agriculture’s need for technological and investment support.

Vidyarthi Bhavan: 75 years of rich history, celebrating not just good food, but also the hearts and souls of thousands of people — celebrities, writers, poets, thinkers, politicians and the common man. This is Vidyarthi Bhavan, an iconic restaurant in the bustling lanes of Gandhi Bazar, Basavanagudi, South Bangalore.


Someone’s got a Michelin Star!:
Chef Garima Arora has become the first Indian woman to win a Michelin star for her restaurant Gaa in Bangkok, Thailand.

Someones eating idlis in space:
ISRO is gearing up for its first manned mission to orbit the earth in 2022 and here’s what’s on the menu — idli-sambhar meals, khichdi, biryani, poha, and more!

Someone’s not eating at all:
Food grains rot in India while millions live with empty stomachs.

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