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


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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.
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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.
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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 To remedy this, a recent NITI Aayog report suggests reviewing outdated city plans, encouraging citizen participation, and strengthening local leadership.
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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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September 6, 2021
Affirmations for the development sector
Here are some mantras to get you through another day of working in social impact.
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August 9, 2021
Awards for good colleagues
Here are some awards to recognise your colleagues for doing the bare minimum.
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April 16, 2021
To fail is to have dared
Rohini Nilekani on how philanthropy can underwrite social sector failures in practice and what she has learnt from her own failures as an activist philanthropist.
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December 14, 2020
WhatsApp responses we wish we could send
Seven things you would like to say to your development sector colleagues, but can’t.
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