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March 2014

While I was visiting Techkriti Festival organised by IIT Kanpur I met a lot of very interesting people with great ideas I want to share at this point:

Brij Kothari is a social entrepreneur who invented Same Language Subtitling arround 1999. SLS is simply the idea of subtitling the lyrics of existing film songs (or music videos) on TV, in the ‘same’ language that they are sung in. Call it Karaoke on Bollywood for mass reading! A deceptively simple innovation, SLS is already delivering regular and inescapable reading practice to 150 million weak-readers in India.

Gajendra Singh Tanwar is a student at the LNM Institute of Information Technology who developed a Headtracking System to allow interaction with a computer for people with disabilities by  … and the components are just 15$ !

Vaibhav Gupta and some other students at the Lucknow Public School invented a system for the conversion of waste Polyethne into Ethanol. This basically means they can turn the most common plastic into an alcohol which could be used as fuel. They are quite at the beginning of their experiments but already got a small reactor working.