Sep 04, 2022
Podcast

Rohini Nilekani on why India’s wealthy need to do more to boost civil society

At a time when the government and the marketplace have assumed enormous power over our lives and choices, Rohini Nilekani argues that now is the time for civil societies to [...]
May 16, 2022
Interview
Writer Rohini Nilekani is a doting grandma. And over the last five years, her grandson, Tanush, who has been the joy of her life has also been the inspiration for [...]
Rohini Nilekani is the Founder-Chairperson of Arghyam, a foundation she set up for sustainable water and sanitation, which funds initiatives all across India. From 2004 to 2014, she was Founder-Chairperson and [...]
Nov 28, 2020
Keynote
This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani’s Keynote Address at the Belongg Library Network Launch Event. Belongg Library’s vision for inclusion and diversity is very welcome and timely. We [...]
Nov 27, 2020
Interview
This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani’s conversation with GurgaonMoms about her latest book, ‘The Hungry Little Sky Monster’ and how to inspire the love of reading in children. [...]
Nov 23, 2020
Interview
“The gift of a reading life to a child is the best gift of all.” Philanthropist and children’s author Rohini Nilekani wouldn’t have put it better while describing how important [...]
Nov 14, 2020
Interview
This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani’s appearance on NDTV, talking about how to encourage children to read and her latest book, ‘The Hungry Little Sky Monster’, published by [...]
Nov 14, 2020
Article
What is a good time to introduce a child to books? Different parents may have different answers. I found the right age to be six months. For both my children, [...]
Oct 28, 2020
Panel
This is an edited version of a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Madhav Chavan and featuring Mr. Ashish Dhawan from Central Square Foundation, Rohini Nilekani from Arghyam, and Vineet Nayar [...]
Oct 10, 2020
Keynote
Rohini Nilekani’s Keynote Address at the Neev Book Award 2020 Special. The title of her talk is “Booked & Hooked: Bringing Stories to Every Child” Namaste and good morning, book [...]
This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani’s conversation with ET Now, about the Coronavirus pandemic and the changes it has brought in her work and in society at large. [...]
Jun 13, 2020
Article
In its wisdom, the state has recently banned all online teaching for classes 1-5. The state comes with honourable intentions. The arguments being made are on the grounds of equity, [...]
Mar 09, 2020
Interview
This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani’s interview on the importance of digital-led education and early childhood learning, on Pratham’s 25th anniversary. Every child deserves education as a fundamental [...]
Jan 06, 2020
Article
My childhood was spent between the pages of hundreds of books. My mother had to force me away from the book I was clutching so that I could do my [...]
Philanthropist Rohini Nilekani talks to Lakshmi Pratury about setting up Infosys in the early 90’s, her attempt to encourage children to read more books, and her foundation, Arghyam, which works [...]
Jan 01, 2015
Book
Each of us has a wonderful body. But have you ever listened to what it tells you?. This is a Level 2 book for children who recognize familiar words and [...]
Jan 01, 2015
Book
The little boy in this story wants to do something now, but all his elders say NOT NOW! Do you get angry when someone says that to you? This is [...]
Sep 26, 2014
Panel
This is an edited version of a panel discussion on children’s and young adult fiction with Rohini Nilekani, Paro Anand, Marie Munkara, and Lakshmi Devnath, at the Bangalore Literature Festival, [...]
Jan 01, 2014
Book
Too Much Noise – Pratham Books – Children’s Books This is a Level 2 book for children who recognize familiar words and can read new words with help. View PDF
Feb 12, 2013
Keynote
This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani’s talk, ‘Giving Away A Billion Books’, delivered at a TEDx Gateway event. Rohini Nilekani was the Founder-Chairperson of Pratham Books, a charitable [...]
Oct 11, 2012
Interview
When she found herself suddenly wealthy, the Indian philanthropist founded Pratham Books, a nonprofit publisher that uses innovative ways to put low-cost books in the hands of millions of kids. [...]
Dec 09, 2010
Keynote
This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani’s speech on equitable quality education for all children, organised as a part of Akshara’s 10th Anniversary celebrations. Rohini spoke about the breadth [...]
Jul 16, 2009
Article
The debate has shifted to higher studies, but we I cannot afford to take the foot off the pedal on early education. In this, the final column in this series, [...]
Dec 14, 2006
Article
More than 95 per cent of 69,800 children in government schools can read better today; 45,000 children who could not read before can now read without any hitch. The 45-day [...]
Jan 01, 2004
Book
Go along with Chandu as he dreams of flying. What do you dream of? This is a Level 2 book for children who recognize familiar words and can read new [...]
Sep 09, 2003
Article
ON International Literacy Day, it is time to do some stock-taking. And statistics do not console when it comes to the continuing high rate of school dropouts and the inability [...]