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No Longer Are We Confined to the Conventional and the Familiar: Rohini Nilekani on Philanthropy in India

Rohini Nilekani

Forbes India | June 8, 2023

When I look back at how far we’ve come, I feel cautious optimism for the future of Indian philanthropy. There has been a subtle but significant transformation in the approach to social causes. No longer are we confined to the conventional and familiar. Today’s philanthropists, especially those with first generation wealth, have begun to venture into uncharted territories. Whether it is mental health, scientific research, access to justice, or art and culture, they are investing innovative, patient capital for serious transformation.