This essay is about my personality and process, written in 2002.
It might explain how the idea of PWX came about, as it was in the period when BPR closed down without having a solution to the challenge of scale after a frenzy of activity including opening an office.
I was lucky to not have to work as my wife was working and so i used the time to let my mind drift and figure out a way to solve the world’s most important and urgent problems.
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Motors are used for many purposes today and consume an estimated 40-50% of India’s electricity. Is there a need to become efficient?
They also are used heavily for water, starting in Bangalore in 1894 and now used commonly in borewells across the countryside. Does the industry bear any responsibility for declining groundwater levels?
A short tour through Bangalore’s water history that is closely tied to the motor industry ends with the question: what does the future look like?
The article starts and ends with the question: can our society change?
Shorter version without images published in AIEMMA (All India Electric Motor Manufacturer’s Association), September 2008.
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