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  • Varnam | Indian History Carnival-80: Medicine and Colonialism, Atmaram Jayakar, Prem Nem, Sven Gahlin, Camels

    Imperial and Global Forum has a review of the book Medicine and Colonialism: Historical Perspectives in India and South Africa Self-consciously aiming to be a comparative work and taking material from India and South Africa, it takes its cue from earlier works that aimed to ‘de-centre’ the metropolis-periphery model of conceptualising empire and colonialism.While re-asserting […]

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  • RQ | Policy design and environmental variables

    I’ve spent the last two days and a bit in Amsterdam, and as I move around the city I’m fascinated by how well so many things in the city are designed and implemented, and wondered what prevents us from implementing such design back home in India. I’m not talking only about design in terms of […]

  • The Filter Coffee | A Statement of Intent

    Reviewing Mr. Modi’s visit to the U.S. and U.S.-India security cooperation. To say that Mr. Modi’s first visit to the U.S. as prime minister attracted considerable attention from India’s media would be the understatement of the year.  New York City and Washington, D.C. were abound with media personalities, politicians, and supporters and protesters alike.  In [...]

  • RQ | Second factor authentication

    Ever since I wrote my Pragati piece on the two bad recent pieces of regulation by the Reserve Bank of India, and since I had a long conversation with Deepak Shenoy about them, and since (I believe) Raghuram Rajan replied to my Pragati piece in a subsequent speech, and since I got a mail from […]

  • Terra Nullius | India’s tragedy

    Aristotle’s conditions for a good tragedy need to be fulfilled for the severest calamity to get our media’s attention. That is the real tragedy. Aristotle’s Poetics has a substantial definition of the perfect tragedy. According to Aristotle, a tragedy is “an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in [...]

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Prof Mukul Asher - Councillor

Takshashila contributes to substantially improving the quality and breadth of public policy debates in India.

Greater proficiency in economic reasoning is critical for rising India to improve governance and enlarge its geo-strategic imprint. Accessible public policy education and high quality research are primary instruments for the emergence of competent community of public policy professionals in India.

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