Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Friday, 21 April 2017

Need of the hour ? : TEAM

By TEAM , I mean :  Technology Evaluation and Acquisition Minister

Whose job description will be :

Remain constantly on look-out for developing / developed technologies from around the World , evaluate their relevance to India’s myriad problems and acquire the same from the developers ( including patent rights / IP rights , to exploit it / improve upon it )

Make available these acquired technologies to Indian Companies ( both , in private and in public sectors ) / NGOs / Start-Ups etc , FREE of cost ( conditions apply in respect of production targets / pricing / time to implement / after-sales service etc ! )

Following are some such technologies :

Problems : Unavailability of clean drinking water in 

drought / famine affected areas

              : Pollution thru Plastic Bottles / Mountains 

of Land Fills – Garbage Dumps

Tech from : Prof  Omar  Yaghi ( Uni of California ) / 

Skipping Rock Labs ( UK )

Details at :


Problem : Loss of Forest cover / Rampant 


Tech from : Zhong Zhihua, Chinese Scientist 

(Chongqing Jiaotong University ).

Details at :

Problem : Millions sleeping in Streets / Slums, for 

want of affordable houses

Tech from : Chris Kelsey ( Cazza ) / WinSun ( China ) / Formwerkz ( Singapore )

Details at : 

·         Plastic Skyscrapers

·         Future Home is here !

·         From Waste to Wealth

Problem : Traffic Jams on City Roads / Hours to reach Office-Home

Tech from : Electric Front Wheel for Bicycle from Geo-Orbital ( Cambridge – USA )

Details at :

Problem : Charging of Batteries of Electric Vehicles takes hours !

Tech from : Flash Battery Charger from Stores-Dot ( Israel )

Details at : 

·         A Radical Radial Revolution

·         All Charged Up ?

Problem : No transmission lines for taking electricity to far-flung villages

Tech from : Bicycle Generated Power from Manoj Bhargava ( BillionsinChange )

Details at :

Problem :  No way to store ( for use at night ), billions of KWH of Solar Power

Tech from : PowerPack Batteries from Elon Musk ( TESLA )

Problem :  Fossil Fuel Power killing millions / Urgent need to generate Solar Power

Tech from :  All over the World

Details at :

Problem : Dependence on import for Li-ion batteries /

 Fast charging button batteries

Tech from :

 #  Venkataraman Thangadurai and colleagues ( University of Calgary / Canada )

     Thangadurai  says :

“ The technology we have developed would enable absolutely stable, robust, safe, high-powered, all solid state lithium batteries for future energy storage , which have many potential applications , including charging of electric vehicles 


#  And then there is Israeli firm  Stores-Dot , which claims to be developing a car battery  that can be charged in 5 minutes and give a range of 300 miles !


#  A research group at the University of California (UCR), Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering has developed nano silicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries, by simply using a low-cost chemical process and waste glass bottles.

The batteries will not only extend the range of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles, but also provide extra power with fewer charges to laptops, cell phones, and similar personal electronics.

Problem :  High value currency notes facilitating generation of BLACK MONEY
Tech from : RFID technology from Sanjay Sarma ( MIT )
Details at :

Problem : Making available high speed Internet to entire India ( remotest corner )

Tech from : GoogleLoons  ( from Google ) / Drones ( from Facebook )

Problem :  Poor road construction methods resulting in perennial pot-holes

Tech from :  Cold Asphalt technology from COLAS ( France )
Details at :

21  April  2017

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