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  • Membership Can Only Get You So Far

    India signed the MoO to accede into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation but membership means little unless reinforced by bilateral ties. by Hamsini Hariharan (@HamsiniH) The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit held on 23-24th June gathered little attention because signing of Memorandum of Obligations hardly seems to be exciting in the glamorous world of foreign policy. At […]

  • How rural and urban inflation compare in India

    Since 2012, year-on-year rural inflation has been on an average about 60 basis points higher than year-on-year urban inflation

  • The Takshashila Institution launches a pioneering Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy

    The Takshashila Institution launches a pioneering Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy BANGALORE 20 June 2016 The Takshashila Institution launched its new Post...

  • No One Saw the Joint Statement

    ASEAN adopted a rare tough stance on the South China Sea expressed in a Joint Statement and then immediately retracted it, indicating divisions amongst members. by Hamsini Hariharan (@HamsiniH) There was a statement and then there wasn’t. The China-ASEAN Special Foreign Minister’s Meeting, organised after a gap of three years, was convened on June 14th […]

  • Pakistan’s move to exhort US to bomb Taliban’s hideouts presents India with a conundrum and a probable opportunity

    Pakistan’s overtures to the US for bombing Tehreek-e-Taliban opens up interesting possibility for India’s Afghanistan policy By Guru Aiyar (@guruaiyar)   The recent statement by General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Pakistan army exhorting the US to bomb Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) hideouts in Afghanistan must be taken with a pinch of salt by the policy makers in […]

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Nandan Nilekani

As cities become engines of creativity and innovation, a logical extension of that is think tanks that reflect the energy, culture and profile of the city. Takshashila is one such which is young, vibrant and full of new ideas, new narratives and new insights reflecting the ethos of Bengaluru."



Times of India, August 30, 2015.