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Uncommon Ground: Path to India’s future

Uncommon Ground | Oct 13, 2011

In 2008, Rohini Nilekani did the near-impossible by bringing sets of for profit business leaders and not-for-profit social leaders together on a TV show for focused debates on issues crucial to India’s future. Now, she has turned those discussions into her latest book, Uncommon Ground.
The author-social activist-philanthropist spoke to Sangeetha Chengappa ahead of the book’s launch in Bengaluru on Thursday.

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