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  • 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 [...]

  • RQ | Marrying out of caste – 2

    We stay with our analysis of the National Family Health Survey data on marrying out of caste. In this edition we look at factors that lead to higher rate of inter-caste marriage. Based on the data given, age definitely has an impact on the rate of inter-caste marriage. To put it in another way, considering […]

  • Takshashila's Pavan Srinath cited in a piece in Bloomberg.

    Takshashila's Pavan Srinath cited in a piece in Bloomberg on the India's Mars mission. India Says Namaste to Mars "Pleasingly, as Pavan Srinath...

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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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