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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

The Missing Half – How to Bring Men to the Gender Conversation?

Devyani Srinivasan, an independent researcher assisting Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies, spoke on a panel about the work that the philanthropy is supporting during #Charcha2020 organised by The/Nudge Foundation. This panel was anchored by Dalberg Advisors. Other speakers included Ravi Verma, Director of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) Asia; Sujata Khandekar, Executive Director of […]

May 15, 2020 | Panel

Settlers Unsettled: How can Bengaluru Retain its Dynamic Workforce?

Bangalore is a city of migrants. But we do not know yet how many of them have left the city in the wake of the pandemic. With the lockdown partially lifted, many more may want to return home. There are indications that they may not wish to hurry back. The idea of home has never […]

May 13, 2020 | Panel

Resilience, Hope: India in the Time of COVID-19 & Climate Change

New Worlds is a three-part digital series by the India Climate Collaborative to discuss resilience and recovery in the face of our two planetary challenges: COVID-19 and climate change. The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the inequities in our vulnerability to global threats. These disparities are heightened by a rapidly warming world. Part […]

May 9, 2020 | Panel

Home Work: Imagining a New Deal with Domestic Workers

In this session Rohini moderates a conversation that uncovers both the problems and the possibilities in the relationship between employer and worker. The panels attempts to flip the lens so that we can see the employers’ households from the eyes of the domestic worker; explores whether their rights are well understood and where the law […]

May 8, 2020 | Panel