An Idea Can Change Your Way Of Living
An Idea Can Change Your Way Of Living1 min 124 1 min 124
Do you know Ankita Naharkar? She is a girl who came up with a brilliant idea...
To color the last three pins in a joined row of staples. When the stapler gets to these pins, it’s an indication that they are about to finish.
The idea is extremely simple, yet so effective.
The inspiration behind the Idea
One day, Ankita was stapling some papers for a school project when the stapler suddenly stopped working. Opening it up, she saw that it was out of pins.
“Why didn’t you know that they were about to finish,” her father asked her.
This got Ankita thinking. She came up with the idea to paint the last three staple pins with nail polish. But the paint was too thick. She then used a permanent marker. This worked well to indicate the pins were coming to an end. The idea saves last-minute rushing around and is easy to implement, with hardly any cost.
Apart from IGNITE, Ankita has received more than 26 awards. She was also interviewed on Akashvani (Pune) for Science Day.
Note: Ankita received the IGNITE 2011 award as a class 10 student. NIF has filed a patent application (3152/MUM/2011) in her name. She was recently featured in Teenovation, a program aired on Zee Q. It features child innovators identified with NIF’s help.