Rohini Nilekani
Rohini Nilekani Profile

Rohini Nilekani is Founder-Chairperson, Arghyam, a foundation for sustainable water and sanitation, which funds initiatives across India. From 2004 to 2014, she was also the Founder-Chairperson and chief funder of Pratham Books, a nonprofit children’s publisher. A committed philanthropist, she sits on the board of trustees of ATREE, an environmental think tank, and is a director on the board of EkStep, a nonprofit education platform. A former journalist, Rohini has written for leading publications such as India Today and Times of India.

Articles by Rohini Nilekani

two men working together in the field-philanthropy

January 16, 2020
Corporates should support the rule of law
The time has come to align self-interest and public interest in support of the rule of law and constitutional values.
China Athletics Worlds

January 25, 2019
The social sector must recognise and talk about failure
With pressure to show returns on philanthropic capital, there's little room to discuss failure. In order to mitigate huge organisational and programmatic risk, a culture of admitting failure needs to be built.
Two young boys

December 14, 2017
Want empowered women? Start thinking about how to help young men
We need to turn to the 200 million young men of India with as much urgency and focus as we spend on the millions of young women in the country.
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