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The jewelled Aghanashini: It’s the last major free flowing river of peninsular India, don’t put the squeeze on it

May 10, 2019 | Environment

For its entire 124 kilometres, this jewel of a river flows free. It is probably as old as the Western Ghats, older than the Himalayan range. Though not especially long, this west flowing river has a volume of water equal

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Everyday Giving in India: Harnessing the potential of a billion givers for social impact

May 2, 2019 | Philanthropy

From September 2018 to April 2019, Sattva undertook a first-of-its-kind study on the everyday giving ecosystem in India, with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies. The study does a comprehensive mapping of the

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हम अपने बच्चों को प्राकृतिक संपदा विरासत में दें

April 27, 2019 | Environment

जिम्मेदारी… अगर बच्चा प्रकृति के साथ समय नहीं बिताता तो उसमें अवसाद की आशंकाएं बढ़ जाती हैं रोहिणी निलेकणी फाउंडर और चेयरपर्सन, अर्घ्यम माता-पिता के रूप में, जब हम अपनी विरासत के बारे में सोचते हैं कि हम अपने बच्चों

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महिलाओं के साथ पुरुषों को भी सशक्त करना होगा

March 30, 2019 | Gender

समाज… क्या हम रचनात्मक रूप से युवा पुरुषों के सशक्तीकरण की चुनौती का भी सामना कर सकते हैं? रोहिणी निलेकणी फाउंडर और चेयरपर्सन, अर्घ्यम मशहूर टीवी सीरियल की तरह हम लड़कियों को यह उम्मीद देने की कोशिश कर रहे हैं

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Rohini Nilekani’s Comments on Philanthropy: It’s time to up the game

March 14, 2019 | Philanthropy

Rohini Nilekani’s comments on a panel discussing Mr Azim Premji’s new commitment to philanthropy totalling $21 billion. The panel discusses whether there are lessons in compassionate capitalism here for India Inc? What is the future of philanthropy in India? What

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Embracing Risk: Solving our Societal Challenges

March 9, 2019 | Philanthropy

Rohini Nilekani’s keynote talk on Embracing Risk: Solving our Societal Challenges at Dasra Philanthropy Week 2019 in Mumbai. India cannot solve its societal challenges, at a scale of one billion people, incrementally. The time to take big risks is now.

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Samaaj and Bazaar: Congruence over Divergence

March 8, 2019 | Justice

Rohini Nilekani’s keynote talk on Samaaj and Bazaar: Congruence over Divergence at Dasra Philanthropy Week 2019 in Mumbai. We often set up Civil Society (Samaaj) and Markets (Bazaar) as opposing binaries. In this talk, Rohini proposes that they have more

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Masculinity and India’s Young Men | Rohini Nilekani’s Address at OTV’s Prerana 2019

March 2, 2019 | Gender

Rohini Nilekani’s talk on Masculinity and India’s Young Men at OTV’s Prerana 2019. View Keynote Video   Transcript Or at least 70 million women are in self help groups in this country and they’re learning to find ways to make themselves

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‘Role of Societal Platforms in Education’ at #ItAllAddsUp

February 26, 2019 | Education

Rohini’s talk on the role of societal platforms in eduction made at the Akshara Foundation’s event on Maths: #ItAllAddsUp View Keynote Video   Transcript 00:09 Speaker 1: Coming to an Akshara Foundation function is like coming home. [kannada language] 00:20

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Make India Climate Smart: We have big infrastructure plans but forget to review them through a climate change lens

January 24, 2019 | Environment

India will invest billions of dollars in public infrastructure over the next few years. Government policies also aim to massively increase private investments across sectors – manufacturing, services and agriculture. Each of these policies and investments will have time horizons

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