• Innovation for the rickshaw pullers

    September 20, 2008

    This month’s IBEF newsletter highlights a low-budget innovation that could fundamentally improve the lives of millions: Manoj Mondal is the inventor of the crank pedal – he successfully tweaked the pedal of a bicycle to an extent that it generates almost double the torque (force multiplied by the distance from the centre) than in normal […]

  • Signs of the apocalypse

    September 17, 2008

    Events from this past Sunday suggest the apocalypse may be upon us. Carlos Zambrano, the ace of the Chicago Cubs’ pitching staff, threw a no-hitter against the Houston Astros, a first for a Chicago Cub pitcher since 1972. On the same day, Lehman Brothers, a bedrock of Wall Street since 1850 announced that it would […]

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