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Addressing the governance gap

Working part-time or full-time, Takshashila fellows, scholars and interns conduct research into emerging issues.

  • On coercive majoritarianism

    Why it is not about mere “intolerance” Some of the most important issues in Indian political discourse are confused by wrong language: we either misuse certain terms or just frame the issues in inappropriate words. Secularism and communalism are instances of the former. The contemporary debate over “intolerance” is an example of the latter. Acts […]

  • The ISIS threat to India: an assessment

    In what ways is ISIS a threat to India? by Pranay Kotasthane (@pranaykotas) The Paris terror attacks by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) have quite naturally fueled concerns about the threat posed by this group to India. The concerns deepen given the backdrop that India has been the target of various terror outfits in […]

  • Back to the future

    Bihar will need to attract sufficient modern industry and services in order to provide urban jobs for the vast rural population

  • Oiling India’s reforms

    Strategic petroleum reserves are no panacea, but have both a strong strategic and insurance rationale

  • Nobel lessons for India

    Chest-thumping by politicians when infected children are denied hospital admission is an alarmingly inept response

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Welcome to Takshashila

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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.