28 India Innovations
From Cell Phone PSAs to Sari Couture
By: Marissa Brassfield
Nov 8, 08
India doesn’t always get the same credit for influencing pop culture as other global powerhouses like France, Italy, the UK, Canada, and the US. Innovators in India have embraced technology and channeled creativity in ways that rival the rest of the world.
In terms of style, sari couture introduced global fashionistas to the inherent beauty of Indian culture. And during India’s Fashion Week, Manish Arora strutted jester-inspired designs down the catwalk, kicking off a worldwide circus revival.
There are plenty of responses to the social issues in India as well. Bill Gates is among the investors who funded an AIDS PSA to promote safe sex. And in May, we wrote about Indian barbers who gave free haircuts to impoverished children to raise awareness.
Check out some of the other Indiavations we’ve covered this year in the cluster below.
Peasants as Models
McDonalds India Uses Baby Ronald
Wild Canopy Reserve Hotel, India
Vogue India Debuts
Posh Princess Pictorials
Two Faced Baby
Personalized Websites For Low Income Job Seekers
Cricket Fever Hits India as World Cup 2007 Officially Begins
India: Massive Market for High-tech Products
Ford Dumps Jaguar and Land Rover For Indian Brand
India's Best World Cup Player Will Win The $68,500 Diamond-Bling Cricket Ball
India's Cut-Price Space Program
Branson launches Virgin Comic with India appeal.
Whisky Fraud Rising
Nokia Hires Cool Hunters
Free Hair Cuts For The Poor
Mobile Phones for Developing Nations
Indian Politicians are Texting for Votes
Ringtones for AIDS Awareness
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