Uncommon Ground – Do we see ourselves as citizens or consumers?
There has to be a fine balance between society, government and the market – samaj, sarkar and bazaar.
I attempted to seek that balance through a dialogue between samaj and bazaar.
In 2008, Rohini Nilekani, chairperson of NGOs Pratham Books and Arghyam, moderated an eight-part television series called ‘Uncommon Ground’. Conceptualised by Nilekani, a former journalist, the show had an unusual premise: it put together, on the same platform, one business leader and one social leader and encouraged them to talk, nonconfrontationally, about the issues closest to their common area of work from the point of view of their divergent ideologies.