Our Team

All
Advisors
Councillors
Faculty
Researchers
Visiting Fellows
Staff
  • Co-Founder & Director
    Nitin Pai is co-founder and director of the Takshashila Institution, an independent centre for research and education in public policy.
  • Distinguished Fellow
    Anand Arni is a Distinguished Fellow of the Geostrategy Programme at the Takshashila Institution. Anand Arni was formerly Special Secretary Read More
  • Director, Strategic Studies Programme
    Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. He is also Professor Emeritus at Trans Disciplinary Read More
  • Head, Research
    Pranay Kotasthane heads the geostrategy programme at the Takshashila Institution. Pranay started his career as a policy analyst focusing on geopolitics Read More
  • Head of Corporate Affairs
    Sowmya Prabhakar is Head of Corporate Affairs at The Takshashila Institution. She has over 13 years of diverse experience. Before Read More
  • Fellow
    Manoj Kewalramani is Fellow-China Studies at The Takshashila Institution. Prior to joining Takshashila, Manoj spent 11 years working as a Read More
  • Research Fellow
    Anupam Manur is an Assistant Professor at the Takshashila Institution. He has published many editorial article in the Financial Express, The Read More
  • Advisor
    Narayan Ramchandran is father of two girls, husband of writer, social entrepreneur, columnist and emerging market investor in that order. Read More
  • Research Analyst
    Aditya Ramanathan is a research analyst with the Takshashila Institution. A journalist by training, he has previously worked at Mint Read More
  • Faculty Fellow
    Saurabh Chandra is a technology entrepreneur with an interest in public policy. He is an alumnus of Takshashila and the Read More
  • EditorEffective Communications - Writing Well
    Ganesh Chakravarthi is Takshashila’s resident Web Editor. Ganesh manages the Takshashila website, Media Centre and edits research and policy briefs, Read More
  • Advisor & Faculty
    Dr. M Govinda Rao is an economist and a member of the 14th Finance Commission. Dr. Rao has previously served as Read More
  • Associate Manager, Communication
    Asawari Ghatage is Associate Manager, Communications, at Takshashila. Before joining Takshashila, her meandering career which spans five years, included writing Read More
  • Fellow
    Shambhavi Naik is a Fellow with Takshashila's Technology and Policy programme. Shambhavi has a Ph.D in Cancer Biology from University Read More
  • Programme Associate
    Shibani Mehta is a Programme Associate with the Strategic Studies Programme. A post-graduate of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Read More
  • Research Analyst
    Anirudh is a Research Analyst with Takshashila's Technology and Policy programme. An engineer by training, Anirudh holds a degree in Read More
  • Assistant Professor
    Avinash M. Tripathi is an Associate Research Fellow (Economics) at the Takshashila Institution. His areas of research are competition policy Read More
  • Research Analyst
    Suyash Desai is a Research Analyst at The Takshashila Institution. His MPhil dissertation is on ‘India and Regionalism in Asia: Read More
  • Research Analyst
    Pranav RS is a research analyst with the Takshashila Institution. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from Read More
  • Project Manager
    Rohan is a former scholar from the University of Westminster’s Department of Politics and International Relations. He also holds a Master’s Read More
  • Associate Fellow
    Ameya Naik is an Associate Fellow (non-resident) with the geostrategy programme at the Takshashila Institution. His research covers Indian foreign Read More
  • Dr. Kajari Kamal is a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hyderabad. She holds a postgraduate in International Read More
  • Dr. Roy is a Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics. His research interests include economic history, Read More
  • Dr. Khilnani is the Avantha Professor and Director, King’s India Institute. He has a PhD in Social and Political Sciences Read More
  • Mr. Raghavan is a senior journalist and columnist. He is the author of two books, including Dialogue of the Deaf: Read More
  • Mr. Raja is a Senior Partner and National Executive Director of Argus Partners. He has an LLM in International Economic Read More
  • Mr. Sinha is the Director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) and was part of the Indian Administrative Read More
  • Dr. Baru has served as the Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Director Read More
  • Dr. Gowda is a politician and an academician. He is a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Karnataka and has Read More
  • Mr. Sharma is a Deputy Secretary General at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and was Read More
  • Fellow & Faculty; Host, The Pragati Podcast
    Pavan Srinath is Fellow & Faculty member at the Takshashila Institution. Pavan also hosts the Pragati Podcast, a weekly talk Read More
  • Fellow for Cybersecurity
    Rohan Joshi is a fellow for Cybersecurity at Takshashila.  He is also a contributing columnist at Pragati, where he writes on Read More
  • Fellow, Centre for Smart City Governance
    Dr. Anjali Karol Mohan is an urban and regional planner by profession with a PhD in urban e-governance from International Read More
  • Research Fellow
    V Vinay is the founder and the Chairman of LimberLink Technologies. His interests lie in mathematical aspects of computer science, Read More
  • Research Scientist
    Dr. Shailendar Swaminathan is a Research Scientist with the Public Health Foundation of India. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Read More
  • Fellow, Technology & Policy Programme
    Rahul Matthan is a Fellow with Takshashila's Technology & Policy Research Programme. Rahul is a partner with Trilegal and heads its Read More
  • Councillor
    Commodore C Uday Bhaskar served in the Indian Navy till 2007 for 37 years. He was associated with Institute for Defence Studies and Read More
  • Senior Fellow
    Dr Ajit Ranade is the Chief Economist of the Aditya Birla Group. He is an Executive Officer of Financial Technologies India Ltd. He Read More
  • Councillor
    Dr Pratap Bhanu Mehta is President, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi. He was previously Visiting Professor of Government at Read More
  • Advisor
    Narayan Ramchandran is father of two girls, husband of writer, social entrepreneur, columnist and emerging market investor in that order. Read More
  • Councillor
    Commodore C Uday Bhaskar served in the Indian Navy till 2007 for 37 years. He was associated with Institute for Defence Studies and Read More
  • Senior Fellow
    Dr Ajit Ranade is the Chief Economist of the Aditya Birla Group. He is an Executive Officer of Financial Technologies India Ltd. He Read More
  • Councillor
    Dr Pratap Bhanu Mehta is President, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi. He was previously Visiting Professor of Government at Read More
  • Distinguished Fellow
    Anand Arni is a Distinguished Fellow of the Geostrategy Programme at the Takshashila Institution. Anand Arni was formerly Special Secretary Read More
  • Director, Strategic Studies Programme
    Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. He is also Professor Emeritus at Trans Disciplinary Read More
  • Advisor & Faculty
    Dr. M Govinda Rao is an economist and a member of the 14th Finance Commission. Dr. Rao has previously served as Read More
  • Director, Strategic Studies Programme
    Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. He is also Professor Emeritus at Trans Disciplinary Read More
  • Head, Research
    Pranay Kotasthane heads the geostrategy programme at the Takshashila Institution. Pranay started his career as a policy analyst focusing on geopolitics Read More
  • Research Fellow
    Anupam Manur is an Assistant Professor at the Takshashila Institution. He has published many editorial article in the Financial Express, The Read More
  • Faculty Fellow
    Saurabh Chandra is a technology entrepreneur with an interest in public policy. He is an alumnus of Takshashila and the Read More
  • Advisor & Faculty
    Dr. M Govinda Rao is an economist and a member of the 14th Finance Commission. Dr. Rao has previously served as Read More
  • Dr. Kajari Kamal is a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hyderabad. She holds a postgraduate in International Read More
  • Dr. Roy is a Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics. His research interests include economic history, Read More
  • Dr. Khilnani is the Avantha Professor and Director, King’s India Institute. He has a PhD in Social and Political Sciences Read More
  • Mr. Raghavan is a senior journalist and columnist. He is the author of two books, including Dialogue of the Deaf: Read More
  • Mr. Raja is a Senior Partner and National Executive Director of Argus Partners. He has an LLM in International Economic Read More
  • Mr. Sinha is the Director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) and was part of the Indian Administrative Read More
  • Dr. Baru has served as the Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Director Read More
  • Dr. Gowda is a politician and an academician. He is a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Karnataka and has Read More
  • Mr. Sharma is a Deputy Secretary General at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and was Read More
  • Fellow, Centre for Smart City Governance
    Dr. Anjali Karol Mohan is an urban and regional planner by profession with a PhD in urban e-governance from International Read More
  • Research Fellow
    V Vinay is the founder and the Chairman of LimberLink Technologies. His interests lie in mathematical aspects of computer science, Read More
  • Research Scientist
    Dr. Shailendar Swaminathan is a Research Scientist with the Public Health Foundation of India. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Read More
  • Distinguished Fellow
    Anand Arni is a Distinguished Fellow of the Geostrategy Programme at the Takshashila Institution. Anand Arni was formerly Special Secretary Read More
  • Director, Strategic Studies Programme
    Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. He is also Professor Emeritus at Trans Disciplinary Read More
  • Head, Research
    Pranay Kotasthane heads the geostrategy programme at the Takshashila Institution. Pranay started his career as a policy analyst focusing on geopolitics Read More
  • Fellow
    Manoj Kewalramani is Fellow-China Studies at The Takshashila Institution. Prior to joining Takshashila, Manoj spent 11 years working as a Read More
  • Research Analyst
    Aditya Ramanathan is a research analyst with the Takshashila Institution. A journalist by training, he has previously worked at Mint Read More
  • Fellow
    Shambhavi Naik is a Fellow with Takshashila's Technology and Policy programme. Shambhavi has a Ph.D in Cancer Biology from University Read More
  • Research Analyst
    Suyash Desai is a Research Analyst at The Takshashila Institution. His MPhil dissertation is on ‘India and Regionalism in Asia: Read More
  • Research Analyst
    Pranav RS is a research analyst with the Takshashila Institution. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from Read More
  • Associate Fellow
    Ameya Naik is an Associate Fellow (non-resident) with the geostrategy programme at the Takshashila Institution. His research covers Indian foreign Read More
  • Fellow & Faculty; Host, The Pragati Podcast
    Pavan Srinath is Fellow & Faculty member at the Takshashila Institution. Pavan also hosts the Pragati Podcast, a weekly talk Read More
  • Fellow
    Shambhavi Naik is a Fellow with Takshashila's Technology and Policy programme. Shambhavi has a Ph.D in Cancer Biology from University Read More
  • Assistant Professor
    Avinash M. Tripathi is an Associate Research Fellow (Economics) at the Takshashila Institution. His areas of research are competition policy Read More
  • Fellow for Cybersecurity
    Rohan Joshi is a fellow for Cybersecurity at Takshashila.  He is also a contributing columnist at Pragati, where he writes on Read More
  • Fellow, Centre for Smart City Governance
    Dr. Anjali Karol Mohan is an urban and regional planner by profession with a PhD in urban e-governance from International Read More
  • Fellow, Technology & Policy Programme
    Rahul Matthan is a Fellow with Takshashila's Technology & Policy Research Programme. Rahul is a partner with Trilegal and heads its Read More
  • Senior Fellow
    Dr Ajit Ranade is the Chief Economist of the Aditya Birla Group. He is an Executive Officer of Financial Technologies India Ltd. He Read More
  • Co-Founder & Director
    Nitin Pai is co-founder and director of the Takshashila Institution, an independent centre for research and education in public policy.
  • Distinguished Fellow
    Anand Arni is a Distinguished Fellow of the Geostrategy Programme at the Takshashila Institution. Anand Arni was formerly Special Secretary Read More
  • Director, Strategic Studies Programme
    Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. He is also Professor Emeritus at Trans Disciplinary Read More
  • Head, Research
    Pranay Kotasthane heads the geostrategy programme at the Takshashila Institution. Pranay started his career as a policy analyst focusing on geopolitics Read More
  • Head of Corporate Affairs
    Sowmya Prabhakar is Head of Corporate Affairs at The Takshashila Institution. She has over 13 years of diverse experience. Before Read More
  • Fellow
    Manoj Kewalramani is Fellow-China Studies at The Takshashila Institution. Prior to joining Takshashila, Manoj spent 11 years working as a Read More
  • Research Fellow
    Anupam Manur is an Assistant Professor at the Takshashila Institution. He has published many editorial article in the Financial Express, The Read More
  • EditorEffective Communications - Writing Well
    Ganesh Chakravarthi is Takshashila’s resident Web Editor. Ganesh manages the Takshashila website, Media Centre and edits research and policy briefs, Read More
  • Associate Manager, Communication
    Asawari Ghatage is Associate Manager, Communications, at Takshashila. Before joining Takshashila, her meandering career which spans five years, included writing Read More
  • Programme Associate
    Shibani Mehta is a Programme Associate with the Strategic Studies Programme. A post-graduate of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Read More
  • Research Analyst
    Anirudh is a Research Analyst with Takshashila's Technology and Policy programme. An engineer by training, Anirudh holds a degree in Read More
  • Assistant Professor
    Avinash M. Tripathi is an Associate Research Fellow (Economics) at the Takshashila Institution. His areas of research are competition policy Read More
  • Research Analyst
    Suyash Desai is a Research Analyst at The Takshashila Institution. His MPhil dissertation is on ‘India and Regionalism in Asia: Read More
  • Research Analyst
    Pranav RS is a research analyst with the Takshashila Institution. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from Read More
  • Project Manager
    Rohan is a former scholar from the University of Westminster’s Department of Politics and International Relations. He also holds a Master’s Read More
  • Fellow & Faculty; Host, The Pragati Podcast
    Pavan Srinath is Fellow & Faculty member at the Takshashila Institution. Pavan also hosts the Pragati Podcast, a weekly talk Read More