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Q&A With Rohini Nilekani – Impact India

Strategic Philanthropy | Feb 1, 2017

TWO DECADES OF GIVING HAVE TAUGHT PHILANTHROPIST ROHINI NILEKANI THE VALUE OF PURSUING UNCONVENTIONAL APPROACHES TO TACKLING SOCIAL PROBLEMS.

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