Manu Prakash

As a child growing up in the crowded metropolitan mega-cities of India, Prakash had a strange fascination with fire. Every year he would eagerly wait for summer vacation, when his family would take a trip to the countryside to visit his grandmother, so his imagination could light-up. His most memorable childhood constructions included contact-fuse rockets that exploded upon hitting the ground and scaled down models of tanker ships to study oil spills in open waters, complete with fire and explosions. His work on oil spills was recognized early on by Xerox India.


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