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Negotiating Social Harmony – Uncommon ground – Rohini Nilekani

Uncommon Ground | Dec 5, 2011

No servant can serve two masters: for either he wall hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” From Biblical times, this has been the conventional wisdom.
But humbly correcting the dictum is philanthropist, journalist and activist, Rohini Nilekani, who is famous
for being one of the backstage players of Infosys, in UNCOMMON GROUND.
In the new world, where the distance between business and social spheres are blurring increasingly, wealth does not hinder one from pursuing social good.

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