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How Indian philanthropists are channeling their wealth to deepen democracy and governance

Strategic Philanthropy | Nov 4, 2014

Philanthropist Rohini Nilekani believes mainstream media is weighed down by many handicaps and, therefore, wants to cocreate an entirely new media platform primarily funded by donor money.

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