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Women’s Day: Rohini Nilekani says her 20th century-born grandmother was modern in best sense of the term

March 8, 2020 | Gender

Born Godavari Ketkar, at the turn of the 20th century, she spent her childhood in the sylvan surroundings of the Gwalior palace, as her father was an ambassador to the maharaja’s court. She spoke of going to the little local

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सवाल, पक्षियों की आखिर अहमियत क्या है?

February 29, 2020 | Environment

चेतावनी… हाल ही में जारी स्टेट ऑफ इंडिया बर्ड्स 2020 रिपोर्ट का डेटा बेहद चौंकाने वाला है बसंत का मौसम है। मौसम पंछियों वाला। देश में भले आप कहीं भी रहते हों, घने जंगल से लेकर बियाबान रेगिस्तान या फिर

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आमदरामस्ों का कज्व है हि सब पर, बंग दंपती उसका महससा चुका रहे हैं

February 11, 2020 | Reflections

इस चुका है। संगठन का नाम ‘सच्व’ है, सोसा्य्टी फॉर एजुकेशन, एक्शन एंड ररसच्व इन कम्युपन्टी हेलथ। और 55 एकड़ में बना उनका खूबसूरत कैमिस कहलाता है ‘शोधग्ाम’। अलग-अलग क्ेत्रों के ्युवा प्रोफेशनल को पजसने अिने ्यहां आकर रहने, काम

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The Joy of Staying With the Young

January 26, 2020 | Books

In the world of children’s books, 16 years is a long time, which is how old Pratham Books turned on January 1, 2020. Co-founded and funded by Rohini Nilekani, Pratham Books is a non-profit publisher focused on introducing children to

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ASER 2019 Launch

January 24, 2020 | Education

 This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani’s conversation with Pratham co-founder, Dr. Madhav Chavan, on the ASER 2019 report. It’s been 20 years since I have been part of the Pratham family, and when we started our work

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संविधान का वादा पूरा करने का अवसर

January 24, 2020 | Justice

अधिकार… हर व्यक्ति को सामाजिक, आर्थिक, राजनीतिक स्वतंत्रता और न्याय की सुरक्षा ससम्मान मिले मैं कई बार सरकार, समाज और बाजार की निरंतरता के बारे में बात करती हूं। एक सफल समाज के लिए क्याें इन तीनों का सामंजस्य बनाकर

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Corporates Should Support the Rule of Law

January 16, 2020 | CSR

The time has come to align self-interest and public interest in support of the rule of law and constitutional values. I have often talked about the continuum of sarkaar, samaaj, and bazaar, and why, for a successful society, these three

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Why I Love To Read

January 6, 2020 | Books

My childhood was spent between the pages of hundreds of books. My mother had to force me away from the book I was clutching so that I could do my daily chores, such as help set the table. Thank God

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Good laws make good societies: Unfortunately, we now have a spate of excessive legislation that criminalises ordinary citizens

December 13, 2019 | Governance

The Union Cabinet recently cleared amendments to the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007. The amendments, according to reports, expand the list of those responsible for looking after aged family members. Now not just biological children,

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Five Ideas On Reimagining Philanthropy with Societal Platform Thinking

December 6, 2019 | Philanthropy

Rohini Nilekani, chairperson, Arghyam, shares five ideas on reimagining philanthropy with societal platform thinking 2020 has captured the imagination with its promise of being near enough to set achievable targets, yet distant enough to envision transformation. With the end of

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