Giving feedback for Modi Manifesto 2019

The other day I had a chance to interact with Smt. Smriti Irani during her visit to Kochi as part of BJP’s outreach to get inputs for their 2019 election manifesto. I raised a pertinent point with regards to NITI Ayog, once again, missing out electric boats for support when giving the same for electric…

Speaker at World Future Energy 2019, Abu Dhabi

I was part of the panel held by International Solar Alliance during the World Future Energy 2019 held at Abu Dhabi. It was an interesting session where I could talk about our experience of solar ferry, the differences with electric vehicles and technologies, and some of the challenges when we plan for more applications in…

Why choice of Lithium Battery Chemistry is Important?

Watch the following video to see the difference between Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC) and Lithium Iron Phosphate  (LFP) battery (used in our boats) in the way they respond to a puncture. This difference is the reason for choosing LFP for public transport systems, especially boats where the time to escape from the boat…

Economics of ADITYA in IEEE

My article, “Economics of ADITYA” is published in IEEE India Newsletter. IEEE India Info. Vol. 13 No. 3 Jul – Sep 2018, Page 38-45. Download from their site.

Why VEGA 120 is a landmark for Kerala

Last year ADITYA solar ferry created a landmark by showing an alternative that is better and cheaper for short voyage routes on water. The boat has in the last 22 months carried 6 lakh passengers, travelled 36,000 km without a single drop of fuel thereby saving 55,000 litres of diesel. This year it is VEGA 120 that…

Lesson of Shopping Online

I think many of us are familiar and frequent user of online shopping for many of our needs. I too used this facility for purchasing books. Recently, thanks to floods entering my Aluva home, lot of home appliances needed to be replaced. Just before venturing in using online shopping for these items we did a…

Looking forward to TiECon 2018

Last year, we were the winners of “Startup of the Year” at TiECon. It is a prestigious  award especially since this is the biggest gathering of entrepreneurs in Kerala. This recognition gave us the confidence to work on bigger challenges in our mission, “Revolutionise Transport on Water”. The complexity of problem increases with either the…

Talk at ASME EFx

I had chance to talk to students from various engineering colleges from South India at ASME EFx at FISAT, Kochi. The talk was followed with an interesting session of Q&A, that is usually my favourite.

Detoxifying CBSE Textbooks (3rd Std)

SOCIAL STUDIES This subject is always a suspect for its malcontents. 2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE An inclination to leaders of certain dispensation is understandable, but disregard for India and ancient Indians cannot be tolerated.

Discrimination Against Hindus In India

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT 1. Running Schools Article 15(5) and 30 of our constitution ensures minority run schools are exempted from any kind of intervention from govt. even if is aided. In contrast, Hindu run schools, even if they are not govt. aided, will be subject to intervention. Intervention includes Right to Education where only Hindu run…

KMRL creating a monument for failure

Latest: KMRL has tweaked the EOI to be boats of steel or aluminium. Lets look at the final specs docs. _______________________________________________________________________________ KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail Limited), after a long wait, has taken the first step in realising their planned water metro project for Kochi. They have called for tender to build thirty six number of…

IVLP USA Travel – Week 3

26-Apr-2018 (Thursday) See off dinner at a Chinese restaurant followed by ice-cream. 24-Apr-2018 (Tuesday) Flew from Santa Fe (airport was Albequerque) to San Francisco. The landing was an experience with parallel landing.