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The Architecture of Good Markets

Business leader and ex-President of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Naushad Forbes, speaks with former journalist and philanthropist Rohini Nilekani, about what markets must include, whom they should serve, and the role they must play in enabling inclusive economic growth. Transcript 0:00:00.0 Rohini Nilekani: You want government to be able to enable competition and innovation […]

Apr 14, 2021 | Podcast

Insider-Outsider-Insider

Rohini Nilekani moderates a discussion on delivering large-scale transformational programs, impact on the ground, and the implementation of such programmes in a large and diverse country like India. The discussion draws on the learnings from the Swachh Bharat Mission, the world’s largest successful behaviour change programme, which drew over 55 crore rural Indians out of […]

Apr 8, 2021 | Panel

Rohini’s Comments at The Annual Desh Apnayen Awards Ceremony

India is the youngest country in the world and also the world’s largest democracy. How can we harness this latent potential to shape extraordinary citizens who will make her the world’s greatest democracy? With this dream in mind, Mr. Vallabh Bhanshali and his associates started Desh Apnayen Sahayog Foundation in 2015 and partnered with them […]

Apr 6, 2021 | Keynote

Comments at SVP, Kolkata 3rd Anniversary Meet

Rohini’s comments at SVP, Kolkata 3rd Anniversary Meet on 5th April Transcript 0:00:04.1 Speaker 2: Thank you so much. Thank you, Sunil ji. Thank you, everybody who is here. And first of all, heartiest congratulations on your third anniversary, SVP Kolkata. So let’s just give it up for a few seconds at least, because I […]

Apr 5, 2021 | Keynote

कबीनी का काला पैंथर

यह तो होना ही था। जब दिल प्रफुल्लित होकर भर आता है, तो आंखे छलक ही जाती है। अंततः जब मैंने उस जीव को देखा, जिसका पीछा मैं पांच वर्षों से कर रही थी तो आंसू बिन बुलाये मेहमान की तरह चले आये। आख़िरकार, वह ब्लैकी या जैसा कि स्थानीय लोग उसे कहते हैं, करिया […]

Mar 31, 2021 | Article

Curiosity Over Certainty: A Learning Approach to Grantmaking

In this piece, Natasha Joshi, Associate Director at Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies, writes about a learning approach to grantmaking emerging from our work with Young Men & Boys In the work of creating a gender-equitable society, men play an essential role – this is labour that women should not and cannot shoulder alone. But in virtually […]

Mar 30, 2021 | Article

Encounters with Kabini’s Black Panther

For those waiting and watching, it was another good moment. For me, it was an unforgettable one. For years, I had been on a pilgrimage to find one elusive, unique animal in the Kabini forest of Karnataka—the world’s most famous black panther, known locally as Karia or Blackie. During this past pandemic year, I was […]

Mar 20, 2021 | Article

Climate Action and Impact: A Decade of Insights

Rohini Nilekani and Prashanth Prakash in conversation at the launch of ACT for Environment at the ACT Summit. The ACT Summit brings together India’s leading startup founders, venture capitalists and changemakers to talk about how we can leverage inventive startup assets and ideas to enable social change. In 2021, ACT will scale its resources to […]

Mar 4, 2021 | Interview

Trust is the Absolute Foundation of Any Partnership: Q&A with Rohini Nilekani

Rohini Nilekani is a fierce believer in the power of being an active, participatory citizen. She quips that her friends could get irritated with her Gandhigiri, as she went about picking up waste which people had thrown on the road or requested people to stand in line at bus stops right from her childhood days. Today, […]

Mar 3, 2021 | Interview