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Kabini:A Heritage to Conserve

The Japanese have long propagated the joys of Shinrin-Yoku, or ‘forest bathing’, as a meditative practice, especially for urbanites. I was very lucky to spend a few days in the Kabini forest, just before the parks closed. Though partially work-related, it was my most healing experience since the pandemic emerged. The forest was lush green, […]

Jul 22, 2020 |

Rohini Nilekani reads aloud Annual Haircut Day – ONCE AGAIN!

Watch Rohini Nilekani read aloud from her new storybook starring Sringeri Srinivas – Annual Haircut Day – ONCE AGAIN! illustrated by Angeline and Upesh Pradhan and guest edited by Mala Kumar. Read the sixth book in the Sringeri Srinivas series on Pratham Books StoryWeaver here!

Jul 18, 2020 | Keynote

Digitisation Makes Welfare Schemes Possible. It can be Discontinued When Pandemic Ends

We are in a marathon when it comes to this pandemic. People will need support for longer than anticipated. During a crisis, the emphasis needs to be on including those who really deserve the help rather than making sure the wrong people are kept out.Written by Rohini Nilekani, Gaurav Gupta and Roopa Kudva In a […]

Jul 13, 2020 | Article

Democracy’s Handmaiden: Humour. In today’s India, we need more of a funny bone in our public life

In these dark times, there is no harm in easing up with some sharp humour. Like the coronavirus, humour is infectious, but can spread much needed joy. The world over, social media is lighting up with witty memes around the pandemic. Bumbling politicians have been prime targets, and especially President Donald Trump. “Calm down, everyone,” […]

Jul 11, 2020 | Article

Samaaj, Sarkaar and Bazaar: The New Normal in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic

Rohini Nilekani talks to ET Now about the Coronavirus pandemic has brought changes in her life, in both good and bad ways. She says how uncertainty has become certainty and that is the new normal now. People have learned new things in life, both in personal matters and the dignity of life. She talks about […]

Jun 22, 2020 | Interview

Lockdown: Online Classes – Let’s Plan, not Ban

In its wisdom, the state has recently banned all online teaching for classes 1-5. The state comes with honourable intentions. The arguments being made are on the grounds of equity, public health and learning. The equity argument is that online learning necessitates reliable access to digital devices, which not all children have. The health argument […]

Jun 13, 2020 | Article

Rohini Nilekani | Casual Conversations with Citizens

Rohini Nilekani in conversation with Gopal Sankaranarayanan. “Casual Conversations with Citizens”, aims to bring out how the Constitution interacts with each of us. Rohini shares her experiences of life and encounters with law, rights and most important, her ideas of justice.   Transcript 0:01:43 Gopal: Good morning, India. And I do hope all of you […]

May 31, 2020 | Interview

Rohini Nilekani, Ravi Venkatesan and Friends: Reimagining Abundance

We are at an unprecedented crossroads in human history. How we will respond? We believe that acts of courageous kindness we’re seeing today will far outlive the Coronavirus, and if enough of us keep that flame alive in our consciousness, it could usher a new era for our future. Awakin Talks is a series of […]

May 24, 2020 | Panel

Reimagining Abundance in Post COVID-19 India

As people return to life and work post the lockdown, some predictions point to a mad rush to do even more than before. Travel more, buy more, meet more people, eat out more — do more of more. The government too is expected to do more to restore economic growth and livelihoods. Much more is […]

May 22, 2020 | Article

Closing Address | Beyond #Charcha2020: India’s Priorities

#Charcha2020 brought together 100+ hours of insights and knowledge shared across events by leading businessmen, policymakers, academicians, philanthropists, community leaders, and changemakers. In this closing session, Rohini Nilekani and Ashish Dhawan are in conversation with Sanjay Pugalia. The session summarises the event for the audience and seek further build on the takeaways and on the […]

May 16, 2020 | Panel