It is very interesting to see life around ourselves and how people are solving their day to day problems with innovative ideas. I have made an attempt to bring them to our concern through a set of photographs. This is a part of my Project 3 for Master of Design degree in Visual Communication at Industrial Design Centre at IIT Bombay.
Palm Tree Climber Powai Lake, Mumbai:
Ramesh, a villager from Andhra Pradesh, has designed this palm tree climbing device by using a normal bicycle tyre.
Design by Common People
Powai Lake, Mumbai An inflated truck tyreâ€™s tube and a net of plastic thread is used to make the boat for a single person. They row this boat with their slippers.
A wedding in Manesar, Haryana In a wedding in Haryana, a waiter is controlling the flow of drinking water from the water tank, by attaching a two litre soda bottle to the big valve of the tank and the water dispenses in a controlled way.
Paani Puri Seller Ahmedabad
Paani puri sellers in Ahmedabad has devised a new way for pouring flavoured water. A long handled spoon with a hole, for pouring into puri directly, without immersing his hands, into the flavoured water.
Lemonade Seller Metro Station, Gurgaon
A metal drum, designed in a way to keep liquid chilled all day long, with appropriate insulation.
Scooter Engine on a Cart Vegetable Market, Delhi
When the load is too much, pocket can not afford to buy an auto richshaw. An old scooter engine is attached to a cycle rickshaw which can run on petrol or kerosene.
Two wheeler as Four Wheeler Vegetable Market, Haryana
A bicycle and motorbike, these two wheelers are overloaded and serve as four wheelers. These are mostly used by wholesalers.
Vegetable Market, Delhi A bicycle turned into a loud speaker with amplifier and battery on the carrier. This person is trying to sell a small box of pain relieving ointment, which is stuck to the speakerâ€™s magnet.
Kachori Wala Red Fort, Delhi
A bicycle converted into a mobile restaurant by doing a few adjustments and the restaurant is ready!
Furniture on a Bicycle India Gate, Delhi
A man carrying cane furniture on a bicycle.
Additional Shoulder Pull Vegetable Market, Delhi
It is difficult for him to pull this load every day just by using his arms. He has attached a bicycle tyre tube to his shoulder and the other end to the cart.
Cabbage Packaging Vegetable Market, Haryana
In a very interesting way, the capacity of each gunny sack is increase, nearly by twenty percent.
Coconut Packaging Ahmedabad
A thin plastic string is better than using huge plastic bags for carrying coconuts. All that is needed is a plastic thread and a blunt needle.
Dung Cake Chamber Faridabad, Haryana
In villages, people keep the dried dung cakes under this hut shaped structure, which is a feet thick and helps prevent insects to eat and rain to destroy the dung cakes for a season long use.
Jama Masjid, Delhi There are a bunch of key makers in Delhi, who are master in making keys of any kind of lock by using merely simple tools.
An Old Man
Mandi House, Delhi A walker converted into an armchair with armrests just by adding a small plank in the middle.
Back Support for Gunny Sack Vegetable Market, Delhi
In order to provide support to the back, while loading a sack on their back, it helps in sharing the weight to the shoulders as well.
Umbrella Stall Hauz Khas, Delhi
When this man did not get any space to set up and sell, he found that an umbrella could be a great stall to display stickers which can be easily folded back.
Chandni Chowk, Delhi A three legged structure of bamboo or cane. Its very light weight and comfortable to carry any kind of stuff on it.
Chandni Chowk, Delhi A cane basket is extended to use it as a large sized container to sell fried papad.
Red Fort, Delhi
A man sitting on a footpath near Red Fort. He has a small suitcase, stuffed with all the necessary equipments for a normal dental surgery.
Roadside Barber Jama Masjid, Delhi
Two poles are used to hang mirrors on either side and a shelf attached, to create an open air saloon in Chawari Bazaar.
Suji Halwa Stall
Azadpur Vegetable Market, Delhi Rajkumar and his family has been selling this suji halwa for the past three decades and till now its running successfully on a specially designed unit of tin, jar and a steel tray, which can shrink into a small unit.
Chandni Chowk, Delhi One can see various Paan Waalas with different ways of putting up stalls, and the way they prepare paans.