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

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  • Dr Govinda Rao Delivers Lecture on Macroeconomic Environment

    Dr. Govinda Rao, Advisor and Faculty at the Takshashila Institution, delivered a lecture on macroeconomic environment and the need for fiscal and monetary...

  • The Great American Election. Yawn.

    Just enjoy the drama, if that’s your cup of tea.Every four years the news-consuming people of India get caught up discussing politics—US politics. They seem to know a lot about the potential candidates, the nominees, the primaries and so on. Things seem to get a lot more exciting when the candidates square off on television. … Continue reading The Great American Election. Yawn.

  • Urban security and perception of cities

    The security in the cities currently is limited in its imagination of city as a series of physical infrastructure. The strongest common link between 9/11 and 26/11 attacks are their ability to get two of the biggest cities, known as the engines of growth, to a standstill. Even though innumerable attacks on cities like Paris […]

  • How Media is Feeding the Jingo Nationalism

    By Dr. Suma Singh India @70 – as a nation we are celebrating the various facets of the historic seventy years of life as an independent nation. The story however is a mixed bag of hits and misses, tales of indomitable spirit and success which have brought smiles on our faces and tears in times […]

  • Conference on Reviewing India’s Coastal Security Architecture

    The Takshashila Institution and the US Consulate, Chennai, hosted a roundtable conference on reviewing India’s coastal security architecture at The Hyatt MG Road,...

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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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.