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Mailpoet Testing – 2

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic […]

Jan 18, 2021 |

MailPoet Test Post

The Japanese have long propagated the joys of Shinrin-Yoku, or ‘forest bathing’, as a meditative practice, especially for urbanites. I was very lucky to spend a few days in the Kabini forest, just before the parks closed. Though partially work-related, it was my most healing experience since the pandemic emerged. The forest was lush green, […]

Jan 18, 2021 | Article

Test National Anthem

India’s national anthem is this: Jana-gana-mana-adhināẏaka jaẏa hē Bhārata-bhāgya-vidhātā[a]! Pañjāba[b] Sindhu Gujarāṭa Marāṭhā Drāvida[c] Utkala Baṅga[d] Vindhya[e] Himācala Yamunā Gaṅgā ucchala-jaladhi-taraṅga Tava[f] Śubha nāmē jāgē, tava[g] śubha āśisa[h] māgē, gāhē tava[g] jaẏa-gāthā. Jana-gana-maṅgala-dāẏaka jaẏa hē Bhārata-bhāgya-vidhātā[a]! Jaẏa hē, Jaẏa hē, Jaẏa hē, jaẏa jaẏa jaẏa jaẏa hē. Pakistan

Aug 7, 2020 |

Kabini:A Heritage to Conserve

The Japanese have long propagated the joys of Shinrin-Yoku, or ‘forest bathing’, as a meditative practice, especially for urbanites. I was very lucky to spend a few days in the Kabini forest, just before the parks closed. Though partially work-related, it was my most healing experience since the pandemic emerged. The forest was lush green, […]

Jul 22, 2020 |

Rohini Nilekani reads aloud Annual Haircut Day – ONCE AGAIN!

Watch Rohini Nilekani read aloud from her new storybook starring Sringeri Srinivas – Annual Haircut Day – ONCE AGAIN! illustrated by Angeline and Upesh Pradhan and guest edited by Mala Kumar. Read the sixth book in the Sringeri Srinivas series on Pratham Books StoryWeaver here!

Jul 18, 2020 | Keynote

Digitisation Makes Welfare Schemes Possible. It can be Discontinued When Pandemic Ends

We are in a marathon when it comes to this pandemic. People will need support for longer than anticipated. During a crisis, the emphasis needs to be on including those who really deserve the help rather than making sure the wrong people are kept out.Written by Rohini Nilekani, Gaurav Gupta and Roopa Kudva In a […]

Jul 13, 2020 | Article

Democracy’s Handmaiden: Humour. In today’s India, we need more of a funny bone in our public life

In these dark times, there is no harm in easing up with some sharp humour. Like the coronavirus, humour is infectious, but can spread much needed joy. The world over, social media is lighting up with witty memes around the pandemic. Bumbling politicians have been prime targets, and especially President Donald Trump. “Calm down, everyone,” […]

Jul 11, 2020 | Article

Samaaj, Sarkaar and Bazaar: The New Normal in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic

Rohini Nilekani talks to ET Now about the Coronavirus pandemic has brought changes in her life, in both good and bad ways. She says how uncertainty has become certainty and that is the new normal now. People have learned new things in life, both in personal matters and the dignity of life. She talks about […]

Jun 22, 2020 | Interview

Lockdown: Online Classes – Let’s Plan, not Ban

In its wisdom, the state has recently banned all online teaching for classes 1-5. The state comes with honourable intentions. The arguments being made are on the grounds of equity, public health and learning. The equity argument is that online learning necessitates reliable access to digital devices, which not all children have. The health argument […]

Jun 13, 2020 | Article

Rohini Nilekani | Casual Conversations with Citizens

Rohini Nilekani in conversation with Gopal Sankaranarayanan. “Casual Conversations with Citizens”, aims to bring out how the Constitution interacts with each of us. Rohini shares her experiences of life and encounters with law, rights and most important, her ideas of justice.   Transcript 0:01:43 Gopal: Good morning, India. And I do hope all of you […]

May 31, 2020 | Interview