Rohini Nilekani, one of India’s most outspoken most prominent and outspoken philanthropists talks to Charles Keidan about how she gives and to whom; why, for someone whose philanthropy is very public, she sometimes gives anonymously; the social responsibility of the rich; the need for philanthropy, and, at the same time, the need to ensure that its power is kept within bounds.
Nilekani set up Arghyam Foundation in 2001, to help tackle India’s water crisis. She went on to co-found Pratham Books in 2004, which gave free access to literature to millions of children across the world.
She says, ‘One of the cornerstones of my philanthropy is that, if somebody else is not doing it, then I should try and do it. Continue reading