Philanthropy

  • Narayana Health: Providing world-class treatment to the poor 23-12-2013 01:58 PM

    Award: Good Company Narayana Health Age: 60 Why He Won: For setting up a 6,000-bed multi-specialty hospital chain across India that provides world-class treatment based on a cross-subsidised model. His Trigger: Most Indians cannot afford tertiary and specialty health care. One of the biggest reasons for them falling below the...
  • The philanthropists who built Mumbai 23-12-2013 12:07 PM

    When the Bandra-Worli Sealink was finally opened to traffic on June 30, 2009, the media went into overdrive suggesting that the bridge over the creek separating north and south Mumbai was a symbol of new possibilities. Inaugurated after tens of thousands of residents witnessed a spectacular laser show and fireworks...
  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, 3 others on Forbes philanthropy list 30-05-2013 04:55 PM

    Singapore: Four Indian business leaders - Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, PNC Menon, Vineet Nayar and Ronnie Screwvala - figure in this year's list of Asia-Pacific's most remarkable "givers". The annual list of 'Heroes of Philanthropy', compiled by Forbes Asia magazine, features a total of 48 persons from the the Asia-Pacific region,...
  • Common ground is not impossible: Rohini Nilekani 02-11-2011 03:42 PM

    Well known philanthropist and writer Rohini Nilekani's book 'Uncommon Ground' is out. It is a compilation of interviews she did for a TV channel. Rohini Nilekani spoke to CNN-IBN's D P Satish about her book and more. CNN-IBN: Normally, TV interviews don't merit a book. Mainly because, TV has more...
  • FTN: Should India's rich flaunt their wealth? 26-05-2011 11:39 PM

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if India's rich should flaunt their wealth. ...
  • Warren Buffett bowled over by Indian hospitality 23-03-2011 10:51 AM

    Bangalore: The world's biggest philanthropy capitalists are in the country, wanting to invest and guide India Inc. It's day two of Investment Guru Warren Buffet's maiden visit to India. Buffet who is the world's third richest man is visiting the TaeguTac office in Bangalore on Wednesday. He's also met Karnataka...
  • The Gates look to inspire India's rich to share wealth 23-03-2011 07:41 AM

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Melinda and Bill Gates talk about philanthropy and also how Azim Premji has shown the way in India. ...
  • Gaga's wristband raises funds for Japan victims 16-03-2011 01:51 PM

    London: Pop star Lady Gaga has collected $250,000 from the sales of a wristband she designed to raise money for Japan's earthquake victims. "Monsters (fans): in just 48 hrs you've raised a quarter of a million dollars for Japan Relief. It's important we help. X (sic)," Gaga posted on her...
  • Make money and do good the new corporate buzz 01-03-2011 01:35 PM

    New York: Admitting you are making money by doing some good in the world is no longer a dirty little secret, it's called "creating shared value" -- the new catch phrase in corporate and philanthropic circles. More than 90 chief executives will meet in New York on Monday, International Corporate...
  • Sagarika Ghose's blog: Rich behaving poorly

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    In the season of scams and sleazy tapes, human compassion has blazed like a meteorite. WIPRO chairman Azeem Premji's 2 billion dollar donation to Indian...