Back to resources

It’s time to offer up our shoulders – wealth is a resource that could be used to bridge gaps and create a world of equals.

Strategic Philanthropy | Dec 1, 2004

As an erstwhile leftist, Rohini Nilekam admits to a few years of disquiet when her family started reaping the generous rewards of Infosys. Soon she realised that wealth is a resource that could be used to bridge gaps and create a world of equals.

View PDF

More like this

Strategic Philanthropy

Interview: What Shall We Do With All This Money?

This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani’s interview with Jayesh A Parekh, from a chapter in his book, What Shall We Do With All This Money? – Inspiring perspectives on Wealth As someone who grew up in a normal, middle-class family, my parents instilled in us values about wealth that prioritised giving rather than […]
Dec 6, 2019 | Interview

Strategic Philanthropy

Small bunch of Indian philanthropists supporting ventures in unconventional areas of governance, human rights

Even as much of Indian philanthropic capital flows into predictable areas like education, healthcare or water, a small and gutsy bunch of philanthropists is directing their generosity towards issues like governance and the thorny thickets of human rights. View PDF
Oct 2, 2014 | Article

Others  |  Strategic Philanthropy

India's Uber Rich: How they Should Behave.

This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani’s conversation with Vikram Singh Mehta at the 2016 Times Lit Fest in Delhi. When my family happened to get rich a few years ago, I had to grapple with the question of what to do with this wealth. As someone who was a journalist, and who grew […]
Dec 23, 2016 | Conversation

Strategic Philanthropy

How India’s richest 1% can effect change

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 super-wealthy very rapidly, societies sit up and take notice. When some of them talk publicly […]
Dec 30, 2017 | Article