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She The People | A Call to Action: Why We Need a Citizen-First Approach

Recently, unseasonal rains flooded the city of Bengalaru. Visuals of privileged citizens living in upscale independent bungalows, riding tractors to get away from their inundated spaces, as their luxury cars lay submerged in the water, flooded our phones. Delhi is choking. As I write this, there are alarming newspaper reports of the rise in pollution […]

Nov 8, 2022

The Conversation Series I From Self To Society: The Role Of Active Samaaj For Social Change

In this session of The Conversation Series, Rohini Nilekani, Chairperson of Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies and a committed philanthropist, shares insights into her journey from self to society, and recounts personal stories of how she arrived at this philosophy of a strong Samaaj as the foundational sector. The author of ‘SAMAAJ, SARKAAR, BAZAAR: A Citizen-First Approach’ […]

Nov 1, 2022

Grand Tamasha | Rohini Nilekani on the Secret to Successful Governance

Rohini Nilekani is an author and philanthropist who has worked for over three decades in India’s social sectors. She is the founder of Arghyam, a foundation for sustainable water and sanitation, and she also co-founded Pratham Books, a nonprofit which aims to enable access to reading for millions of children. With her husband Nandan, she […]

Oct 5, 2022

Puliyabaazi | समाज, सरकार, और बाज़ार की जुगलबंदी। Society, States, and Markets ft. Rohini Nilekani

हम अक़्सर कहते है कि समाज, सरकार, और बाज़ार के बीच तालमेल बढ़ाने की ज़रूरत है। इस संतुलन को कैसे समझा जाए? समाज को किस तरह से बदलाव का भागीदार बनाया जाए? आप और हम क्या भूमिका अदा कर सकते हैं? इन्हीं कुछ सवालों पर चर्चा लेखिका और philanthropist रोहिणी निलेकणी के साथ। उनकी नई […]

Sep 29, 2022

Open | ‘You have got to be optimistic in a young country,’ says Rohini Nilekani

Few people in India have confronted issues of social urgency in the many ways that Rohini Nilekani does—as a philanthropist, but equally, as a founder-member of some of India’s best-known civil society organisations, as an inveterate mediator between society, state and market, and as a writer who has thought long and hard about what happens […]

Sep 9, 2022

The Print | Off The Cuff with Rohini Nilekani

In ThePrint ‘Off The Cuff’, watch author and philanthropist Rohini Nilekani in conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Senior Editor Sandhya Ramesh, where they discuss the changing nature of philosophy, the role of women and how technology can be used to improve education and Rohini Nilekani’s latest book ‘Samaaj, Sarkaar, Bazaar: A Citizen-First Approach’.

Sep 9, 2022

Business Standard | Rohini Nilekani is Changing Philanthropy

Of India’s many prominent business couples, few can match the Nilekanis in their uniqueness. Nandan Nilekani is now a business legend, for his role in building Infosys (with N R Narayana Murthy and his co-founders) and for rescuing it a few years ago when he came back to set the company right. But unlike most […]

Aug 26, 2022

Yourstory | During the pandemic, we learned how Samaaj, Sarkaar and Bazaar work together in a crisis: Rohini Nilekani

This year marks 30 years since philanthropist-author Rohini Nilekani started her journey in civic engagement. She started with Nagarik, a public charitable trust, in 1992 and is now the Chairperson of Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies and Director of EkStep, a non-profit education platform. She is the Co-founder and Former Chairperson of Arghyam, a foundation she set […]

Aug 23, 2022

Hindu | Citizens need to get involved in governance: Rohini Nilekani

Rohini Nilekani, philanthropist and founder of Arghyam Foundation, believes that the state ( sarkaar), the market ( bazaar), and society ( samaaj) should strive for a balance with none of them having too much power. Her new book, Samaaj, Sarkaar, Bazaar: A Citizen-First Approach, is a collection of essays on what citizens can do to […]

Aug 19, 2022