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Ingrid Srinath

Book review Ingrid Srinath 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

The Givers: Wealth, power and philanthropy in a new gilded age

Reviewed by Ingrid Srinath, Ashoka University, India What are the consequences of surging philanthropic resources and ambition when public spending is falling and disillusion with democracy is growing? It’s interesting to contrast the US perspective …

Special feature Ingrid Srinath and Preeti Mann 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

India’s philanthropy sector is fit for study 

Long-standing traditions enjoin Indians across religion, ethnicity and class to give without consideration of return. ‘One who enjoys abundance without sharing with others is indeed a thief,’ says the Bhagavad Gita, a 700-verse Hindu scripture.  …

Special feature Ingrid Srinath 6 September 2016

Realizing the power of philanthropy in India

As I write these words, news headlines in India are dominated by two themes: on the one hand, a growing wave of protest, from widespread student unrest and caste-based mobilizations to renewed militancy in Kashmir; …

Letter Ingrid Srinath 1 September 2014

Donors shooting for the seemingly impossible

 I was reminded of this article as I watched the remarkable fundraising drive for MAYDAY surge past US$5 million on the 4th of July. Billed as the super-PAC to end super-PACs, MAYDAY’s aims could not …

Special feature Ingrid Srinath 1 June 2012

A generational opportunity fast slipping away

‘It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.’ Dag Hammarskjöld 2011 marked a watershed moment for democracy and development around the world. There were radical challenges to sclerotic …

Special feature Ingrid Srinath 1 June 2005

‘Out’-ing the social justice agenda

January is the month of Janus, the Greek god of beginnings and endings, doorways and gates. It was appropriate, therefore, that CRY’s 2004 meeting was held in January and that the presentation announcing the consensus …