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Addressing the governance gap

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

  • Nudges – a Real Third Way

    An influential book by Richard R. Thaler and Cass R Sunstein, “Nudge” looks into the science behind decision making and how it can be applied to policy formation. By Narayan Sharalaya Sometimes, even the best intended policies do not have the required effect. Why don’t people eat healthily, save wisely or become environment friendly even […]

  • Executive Programme in Strategic Government Engagement

    Takshashila announces a new Executive Programme on Strategic Government Engagement, designed to equip corporate executives with regulatory affairs, public advocacy, decision making in government, compliance, and...

  • A primer on Atal Pension Yojana

    Atal Pension Yojana is the latest example of schemes by the government of India to solve for the problem of old age pension in an increasingly ageing society — Devika Kher and Varun Ramachandra Atal Pension Yojana (APY), a voluntary co-contributory pension initiative aimed at providing access to pension for individuals from across the income […]

  • Let them eat more credit

    China’s economy has slowed because it has tried to scale back its frenetic investment spending fuelled by debt

  • Potential Output – Importance and Estimation

    Potential output is of vital importance in macroeconomic policy making, despite imperfections in its estimation. In order to have an effective monetary and fiscal policy, policy makers need to gauge the level of economic activity in the economy and whether this level is consistent with the potential level. In economic terms, policy makers look at […]

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."