A large section of the populace may be unaware of the degree to which India and Indians have contributed towards shaping the skyline of the innovation scenario. Ranging from the touch-screen of an IPod that is a must-have for majority of the global populace to the humming engines that drive a jetliner speeding across the sky, India has done its share of filling the technology-basket through different ways of conceptualising, designing, modifying or stress-testing such technologies in one or another of the Indian laboratories. From being the back-office of the global business-line and providing low-end services, India has progressed to being considered one of the research and development hubs in the world. That is what Hindustan Times, one of the leading newspapers in the country, aims to portray in course of its editorial partnership venture with Mint, another leading business newspaper of India. For that purpose, the newspapers have collectively identified a set of companies, people and institutions, who have played pivotal roles behind the aforesaid transformation. Special features will be launched every Friday in the ‘Big-Picture’ page of Hindustan Times, starting from June 18, 2010, on these companies and people and this ‘innovation project’ is scheduled to continue for at least the next 6 months. In this way, HT wishes to bring forth into limelight the most innovative amongst the Indian companies, laboratories, scientists and entrepreneurs. For an announcement of the ‘innovation project’, see here.
About The Author
Shouvik Kumar Guha
Shouvik is at present employed as a Research Associate and a Teaching Assistant at The W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. He has obtained his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from NUJS itself and is also currently pursuing his LL.M. degree from the same university. From his very year at law school, he had been attracted towards the discipline of Intellectual Property and that interest has been kindled further in course of time. The interface between IP and other disciplines such as Economics, Anti-trust Law, Human Rights, World Trade Law and the technological developments relating thereto, has especially caught his attention since then. He’s authored several papers on issues relating to IP and other legal disciplines for journals, books, magazines and conferences in national as well as international levels. He is also currently co-heading an organization called Lexbiosis, which is an endeavor meant to facilitate the collaboration between the legal industry and academia.