Back to resources

Negotiating Social Harmony – Uncommon ground – Rohini Nilekani

Uncommon Ground | Dec 5, 2011

No servant can serve two masters: for either he wall hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” From Biblical times, this has been the conventional wisdom.
But humbly correcting the dictum is philanthropist, journalist and activist, Rohini Nilekani, who is famous
for being one of the backstage players of Infosys, in UNCOMMON GROUND.
In the new world, where the distance between business and social spheres are blurring increasingly, wealth does not hinder one from pursuing social good.

View PDF

More like this

Uncommon Ground

Building a Social Muscle via Mediation

This is an edited version of the CAMP IDEX mediation webinar on ‘Building a social muscle and finding common ground.’ Adversarial behaviours dominate our lives, but the culture of collaboration is growing. Justice Kurian Joseph, Sriram Panchu and Rohini Nilekani discuss how mediation can help society find common ground in this session, moderated by Krishna […]
Nov 5, 2020 |

Uncommon Ground

Uncommon Ground - For The Children Of India

The debate has shifted to higher studies, but we I cannot afford to take the foot off the pedal on early education. In this, the final column in this series, I turn to a core area of my work over the past decade—the education and development of young children. Some sights and sounds remain sharply […]
Jul 17, 2009 | Article

Uncommon Ground

Uncommon Ground - Rohini Nilekani

This book of conversations between people holding different points of view has a deliberately misleading title. Because Rohini Nilekani has managed to show that in the most uncommon of grounds, between the most adversarial of positions, there can be found something in common if the two sides are willing to at least try and see […]
Jan 30, 2012 | Book Review

Uncommon Ground

Uncommon Ground - Rediscovering Wonder

Most species are individually stupid but collectively smart. Humans are the opposite. It is remarkable what happens when you suspend judgement and disbelief for a while. You rediscover wonder. A little bit of this rediscovery happens every weekend in cinema halls across the country. But I was very lucky to have my own awakening of […]
Feb 13, 2009 | Conversation