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A Philosophy Of Philanthropy

Strategic Philanthropy | Jul 1, 2010

Journalist-turned-philanthropist Rohini Nilekani, the founder of Bengaluru-based NGOs Pratham Books and Arghyam, feels everyone should be water-wise today.

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