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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

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

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

Rohini’s Message During the ChaloGive Fundraiser

Rohini Nilekani’s comments and message during the ChaloGive fundraiser.   Transcript 00:10 Hari: Rohini Nilekani is joining us now. She’s a philanthropist, is well-known in India, you’ve got your fingers in lots of different types of bowls so to speak, whether it’s trying to build community or markets, or sustainable government. Thanks for joining us […]

May 5, 2020 | Interview

Keep the Change: Can Bengaluru Sustain the Lessons of the Pandemic

In this session, Rohini moderates a panel discussing the city’s hope for a new normal post COVID-19. She asks her panelists how we can sustain the good change many citizens experienced? How can we make sure that we also include those for whom the change seemed negative? The focus is on what we learnt, why […]

Apr 30, 2020 | Panel