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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

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

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

Rohini’s Comments at SVP, Bangalore All Partners Meet

Rohini’s comments at the SVP, Bangalore All Partner’s meet. She discusses: How one can reconcile funding decisions against the context of immediate COVID19 related relief and program continuity. How philanthropists can think about long term program continuity. How do we create resilience in the NGO ecosystem going forward. What are good ways to deploy limited […]

May 7, 2020 | Keynote

Indian Donor and Philanthropic Community Common Charter on COVID-19

Three respected leaders from the field of philanthropy and corporate sector in India have issued a joint appeal to the CSR Foundations, funding and philanthropic organisations to urgently come together and focus their efforts in protecting the most vulnerable people—the elderly, the sick, the physically challenged, the poor and informal sector, migrant workers—affected by the […]

Apr 7, 2020 | Report

Community Cares: A City Responds

Rohini Nilekani moderates a conversation between one the community response to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists include Anshu Gupta, Nalini Sekhar and Kuldeep Dantewadia. Transcript 00:02 Rohini Nilekani: Well. Hello everybody. Yellarigu namaskara, yellarigu suswagatha. This is the first of the BIC’s live streams, and normally, of course, all of us would have been in […]

Apr 3, 2020 | Panel

Five Ideas On Reimagining Philanthropy with Societal Platform Thinking

Rohini Nilekani, chairperson, Arghyam, shares five ideas on reimagining philanthropy with societal platform thinking 2020 has captured the imagination with its promise of being near enough to set achievable targets, yet distant enough to envision transformation. With the end of 2019 weeks away, Mint invites thought leaders to share their vision for the next decade. […]

Dec 6, 2019 | Article

Interview: What Shall We Do With All This Money?

Published transcript of an interview with Rohini Nilekani and Jayesh Parekh (Author), in What Shall We Do With All This Money? – Inspiring perspectives on Wealth PDF

Dec 6, 2019 | Interview

Rohini Nilekani: On my journey as a philanthropist

This is an edited version of a speech delivered by Rohini Nilekani to a closed door gathering of Asian philanthropists. Most of us in this room are on a journey of discovery as philanthropists. We recognize that we have been lucky, we are fortunate to have wealth way beyond our needs. We want to use […]

Nov 22, 2019 | Keynote

We The People | Corporate Social Responsibility: Should It Be Mandatory?

India, has become the first country to make Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spending mandatory through a law. New amendments to the Companies Act have been approved by parliament to make make it impossible for companies to escape CSR. The government also plans to include a specific penal provision in the Companies Act in case of […]

Aug 15, 2019 | TV Show