Tracking a global life.
Right after finishing college, I turned down a traditional job to work in the social sector. Ten years later, I co-founded Amani Institute to help others do the same - build lives and careers where they don't have to choose between making a living and making an impact.
I firmly believe that as more and more people commit to working with purpose, we will solve our problems, improve how business is done, and lead fulfilling lives. I'm passionate about global citizens solving social problems across boundaries.
Most of the time, I'm juggling passions for social innovation, travel, cricket, and good writing. Every now and then, several of these passions come together in unexpected ways and in those moments – life seems complete.
Building Careers of Meaning and Impact
Nairobi, Kenya | Sao Paulo, Brazil | Bangalore, india | and beyond!
Creating the medical school or military academy for the social sector
Responding to the widely-perceived shortage of leaders in the social sector, the Amani Institute's mission is to develop next-generation talent for solving social problems. We are currently based in Nairobi, Kenya; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Bangalore, India. But our award-winning programs are open to anyone in the world. We help people build careers where they can both make a living and make an impact.
Graduation Speech - The University of San Diego
In May 2015, I was honored to give the Commencement Speech to the graduate schools (business, education & leadership, arts & sciences, peace, and nursing) at the University of San Diego.
TEDx Talk - How Do You Learn How to Change the World?
In April 2016, I gave a TEDx Talk in Amsterdam about the growing trend of people all around the world seeking “careers of meaning and impact”. And how this will become a giant wave of change that our education systems and organizations aren’t yet ready for.
Such a Lot of World
such a lot of world - a novel by roshan paul
Such a Lot of World takes place in modern India, where three recent graduates – Avraan, Ilona and Laks – share an apartment in South Delhi, each of them grappling with the challenge of leading life on their own terms. Avraan has an MBA from India’s best business school but works for a non-profit that educates street kids; Ilona restlessly and relentlessly seeks the job and man who makes her whole; Laks is a reverse-migrating Indian-American entrepreneur who launches a café in Central Delhi.
Yet, each also deals with the same questions people in their 20s face everywhere in the world. Set in New Delhi, the story moves through Varanasi, Khajuraho, Amritsar, and parts of rural India. This is ultimately a story about India and where it’s going in the early years of the 21st century.
My Other writing
A collection of my published writing.
My non-fiction writing has been featured in a number of publications, ranging from books (the Dream of a Nation anthology) and journals (Innovations) to newspapers (The Times of India, Business Standard, The Hindu), magazines and websites (Forbes.com, CSRWire, India Today). I am also occasionally interviewed by journalists because of my work at Amani Institute.
These days, I tend to blog mostly at the Stanford Social Innovation Review (articles collected here) and on LinkedIn. My book on my articles for Stanford Social Innovation Review is availab;e on request.
Both my writing and others' interviews of me typically deal with these topics:
Teaching and Speaking
Guest lectures, conferences, and workshops
I've spoken or led workshops at over 55 universities and conferences around the world, including Harvard University, the World Education Congress, UNICEF, and The World Bank.
Where I've been.