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Addressing the governance gap

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

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  • Moving it along

    The next phase of NHDP must focus on full transparency, ongoing maintenance, clean toilets and service facilities

  • Deadly Taxes

    The high ‘sin tax’ on liquor drives people to look for cheaper and unfortunately, fatal alternatives It is that time of the year again where another hooch tragedy has occurred, the dead are counted, state compensation is given to the kin, few are arrested, political blame game ensues with no real consequences, and we move […]

  • Deadly Taxes

    The high ‘sin tax’ on liquor drives people to look for cheaper and unfortunately, fatal alternatives It is that time of the year again where another hooch tragedy has occurred, the dead are counted, state compensation is given to the kin, few are arrested, political blame game ensues with no real consequences, and we move […]

  • Saudi Arabia wants to match Iran's purported influence over India

    Takshashila Fellow Rohan Joshi is quoted in the Indian Express on how the latest set of Wikileaks documents show that Saudi Arabia was concerned...

  • Let the women fight

    Given how the armed forces struggle to attract talent, they cannot rule out hiring half the population

Welcome to Takshashila

Welcome to Takshashila

We are an independent, non-partisan and networked institution of public policy. We are engaged in policy research and advocacy and are pioneers in policy education in India.

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Rakhal Dave - Charter Donor

Rakhal Dave grew up in Mumbai in the 1960s and 70s attending St. Marys School and Jai Hind College, and went on to do a PhD in theoretical physics from Washington University in St. Louis. Rakhal then worked in Zurich as a senior researcher in high frequency finance, before starting and running his own firm in the 2000s, supplying financial data services. Rakhal supports organisations which show promise of bringing systemic change in India.

"I believe that Takshashila is an organisation which can help bring an intellectual dimension and academic scrutiny to governance and policy grounded firmly on concepts of freedom of thought, freedom of speech, openness and tolerance."