Episode 317: Rohini Nilekani Pays It Forward

Samaaj came before Sarkaar and Bazaar. We are more than subjects of the state and consumers of the market. Rohini Nilekani joins Amit Varma in episode 317 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss her life and her learnings, why citizens need to embrace their agency — and why those with wealth have a special responsibility.

Also check out
1. Rohini Nilekani on AmazonWikipedia and Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies.
2. Samaaj, Sarkaar, Bazaar : A citizen-first approach — Rohini Nilekani.
3. Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies.
4. ArghyamEkStep and Pratham Books.
5. The Annual Status of Education (ASER) Report, 2022.
6. Enid BlytonJust WilliamWinnie the PoohNancy Drew and Hardy Boys on Amazon.
7. A Terrible Beauty — Peter Watson.
8. Iris Murdoch and VS Ramachandran on Amazon.
9. The Tell-Train Brain — VS Ramachandran.
10. The Long Road From Neeyat to Neeti — Episode 313 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Pranay Kotasthane and Raghu S Jaitley).
11. Sansar Se Bhage Phirte Ho — Song from Chitralekha with lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi.
12. Profit = Philanthropy — Amit Varma.
13. Arshia Sattar and the Complex Search for Dharma — Episode 315 of The Seen and the Unseen.
14. Germaine GreerNancy Friday and Betty Friedan on Amazon.
15. The Life and Times of Urvashi Butalia — Episode 287 of The Seen and the Unseen.
16. Select episodes on The Seen and the Unseen that touched on feminism & gender with Paromita VohraKavita KrishnanMrinal PandeKavitha RaoNamita BhandareShrayana BhattacharyaMukulika BanerjeeManjima BhattacharjyaNilanjana RoyUrvashi ButaliaMahima VashishtAlice EvansAshwini DeshpandeNatasha BadhwarShanta Gokhale and Arshia Sattar.
17. The Loneliness of the Indian Man — Episode 303 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Nikhil Taneja).
18. The Will to Change — Bell Hooks.
19. The Jackson Katz quote on passive sentence constructions.
20. The Life and Times of Vir Sanghvi — Episode 236 of The Seen and the Unseen.
21. Imposter Syndrome.
22. Gerald DurrellThe Jungle Book and Black Beauty on Amazon.
23. Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
24. Episodes of The Seen and the Unseen with Mohit Satyanand: 12345.
25. The Chauri Chaura Incident.
26. Episodes of The Seen and the Unseen on Covid-19: 12345678910111213.
27. Every Act of Government Is an Act of Violence — Amit Varma.
28. The Third Pillar — Raghuram Rajan.
29. Participatory Democracy — Episode 160 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ashwin Mahesh).
30. Cities and Citizens — Episode 198 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ashwin Mahesh).
31. Helping Others in the Fog of Pandemic — Episode 226 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ashwin Mahesh).
32. Lewis Mumford on AmazonWikipedia and Britannica.
33. Abby Philips Fights for Science and Medicine — Episode 310 of The Seen and the Unseen.
34. The Median Voter Theorem.
35. Mohammad Zubair’s Twitter thread on the Dharam Sansad.
36. Lessons from an Ankhon Dekhi Prime Minister — Amit Varma’s column on the importance of reading.
37. Janaagraha.
38. Emergent Ventures.
39. Giving Billions Fast, MacKenzie Scott Upends Philanthropy — Nicholas Kulish.
40. The/Nudge InstituteGive IndiaDasra and Bridgespan India.
41. Lewis Hyde on Amazon.
42. The Brass Notebook: A Memoir – Devaki Jain.
43. Breaking Through: A Memoir — Isher Judge Ahluwalia.
44. My Life in Full — Indra Nooyi.
45. A Full Life — Sabira Merchant.
46. Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past and Savarkar: A Contested Legacy — Vikram Sampath.
47. Ramachandra Guha on Amazon.

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Episode art: ‘Nurture’ by Simahina.