Tanaya Jagtiani
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Tanaya is an editorial associate at IDR, where she manages Failure Files, in addition to writing, editing, curating, and publishing content. She also supports the team on website management, recruitment and mentoring of interns, and external communications consultancy work. Prior to this, she interned at Coram Beanstalk, Samhita Social Ventures, and ActionAid India. Tanaya holds an MSc in Globalisation and Development from SOAS, University of London and a BA in Sociology from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai.


Articles by Tanaya Jagtiani


Barbed wire_nonprofits

September 9, 2022
Why don’t nonprofits talk about their failures?
A number of risks, both real and perceived, stop nonprofits from talking about failure. Here's how various stakeholders can work together to overcome them.
Close up of various Indian newspapers-suicide prevention

September 8, 2022
The media must recognise the power it has in preventing suicide
Despite overwhelming evidence that media reports can either strengthen or undermine suicide prevention efforts, the quality of suicide reporting in India continues to remain poor. What needs to change?
Women preparing organic growth promoters

September 7, 2022
Women in Gujarat confront uncertainties post pandemic
Women across the state share how hard times during the pandemic increased their focus on health, changed their livelihood patterns, and made their communities more frugal and watchful.
Illustration of jungle animals in graduation hats-nonprofit humour

August 22, 2022
Milestones to achieve by age 30
Here’s everything you need to do in order to thrive (and not just survive) in the social sector.
Scooby and Shaggy shaking hands-nonprofit

July 18, 2022
The joys of having a nonprofit best friend
Because no one else really gets how weird and wonderful it is to work in social impact.
definition of dictionary in a dictionary-climate change

April 25, 2022
A new climate change dictionary
Confused by all the jargon surrounding the current climate crisis? Here are some definitions you definitely won’t forget.
close up of a sculpture eavesdropping

January 17, 2022
Overheard: Parents describing our jobs
Here’s how we think parents would describe what their kids working in the social sector do for a living.
close up of yellow lego with different heads, with different faces and expressions, all together-nonprofit humour

December 13, 2021
Honest workplace designations
Because glamorous job titles don’t capture what you *really* do.
The area outside Jama Masjid with people and buildings, captured from a height in Jama Masjid. Indian cities are plagues by poor planning.

November 16, 2021
Building better cities
Indian cities are plagued by poor planning. To remedy this, a recent NITI Aayog report suggests reviewing outdated city plans, encouraging citizen participation, and strengthening local leadership.
Image of a sandcastle in the foreground-social impact-

September 29, 2021
‘Who determines what impact matters most?’
By incorporating participatory research into their programme evaluations, nonprofits can challenge inequality while also building more inclusive organisations.
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