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The people’s struggle to find solutions to water challenges

March 22, 2018 | Water

With the summer looming, water comes more easily to the urban mind. Even for those who had been reasonably secure all year long, it is an uncertain time. Maybe it is time to build a sump, to invest in a

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Private Resources and the Public Interest: How can Philanthropy Enhance Social Good?

February 21, 2018 | Philanthropy

Private Resources and the Public Interest: How can Philanthropy Enhance Social Good? India’s richest 1% own 58% of the country’s wealth, according to Credit Suisse. Structural inequity is historically embedded in India, but it seems to be worsening. What is

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Water Philanthropy in India: A Conversation with Rohini Nilekani

February 9, 2018 | Water

Rohini Nilekani in conversation with Dr. Ravina Aggarwal, Director, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai View Video

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Stop the waste from burying us: State or society is usually blamed, but let’s look upstream at producers of waste

February 6, 2018 | Sanitation

You cannot walk or drive more than a few metres in any Indian city without encountering mounds of rubbish. Even in our villages, you will find garbage billowing around fields, piling up along roads or even lining the forest floor.

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How India’s richest 1% can effect change

December 30, 2017 | Philanthropy

The super-rich must not just be super-generous but also be seen to be super-generous, to inspire more people to give. TurningPoint: India is giving more at this stage of its economy than many other countries. When a few people get

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Want empowered women? Start thinking about how to help young men – India Development Review (IDR)

December 14, 2017 | Gender

We need to turn to the 200 million young men of India with as much urgency and focus as we spend on the millions of young women in the country – By Rohini Nilekani. Every day, we hear of horrible

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We The People: Are India’s Rich Charitable Enough?

December 10, 2017 | Philanthropy

According to a report, the richest 1% Indians possess 58% of all wealth in the country. With the country’s growing income gap, the silver lining seems to be the deepening philanthropic streak in India’s ultra rich; the Nilekanis being the

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Giving Pledge is not meant to be prescriptive: Rohini Nilekani

December 5, 2017 | Philanthropy

Rohini Nilekani on why she and her husband Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani signed up for Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge initiative. In a phone interview from Bengaluru, Rohini Nilekani explains why the couple felt the need to sign the

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1st-generation entrepreneurs – Premji, Nilekani, NRN – make Bengaluru India’s philanthropy capital

December 1, 2017 | Philanthropy

With four Bengalureans being the only Indian signatories to Bill Gates’ Giving Pledge, the IT city could very well be the philanthropy capital of the country. Representatives of India Inc here adopt fresh approaches to humanitarianism — from closely-monitored capacity

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Our society has become so unequal. The wealthy need to be taxed more, says Rohini Nilekani

November 26, 2017 | Philanthropy

Rohini Nilekani is a bit nervous that people might have “an overdose of the Nilekanis” as she and her husband Nandan have been in the news all week for having signed the Giving Pledge, committing half their wealth — about

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