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

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  • What is Pyongyang’s goal

      As the UN Security Council condemns the North Korean act of aggression, several countries including South Korea, United States have condemned this dastardly action. North Korea on several occasions had committed to abandon its nuclear programme. But despite the commitment North Korea has continued to keep the international community on tender hooks.   There […]

  • The least bad option for J & K’s political future

    In the current state of suspense, the least bad option out of a political stalemate is for PDP to join with Congress with outside support from National Conference Dark clouds are looming on the horizon of political landscape in J & K. After the death of Mr. Mufti Mohammed Sayeed last month, there has been […]

  • Making information handy for the smart citizens

    Indian regulation needs to accommodate information aggregators to help create smart citizens.  Recently cab aggregator ZipGo suspended its operations in Bangalore after facing trouble with the  the Karnataka State Transport Department. One of the major reason for the tension between the start-up and the state is the the Karnataka Motor Vehicle Rules of 1989. As per […]

  • Aftermath of Venezuelan Socialism

    Venezuela is on the brink of a complete economic and political collapse, which has been building up since the early days of Bolivarian Socialism. How does one know that things are going bad in Venezuela? – By the fact that there are no reliable ways of knowing it. Good economic data about Venezuela is conspicuous by its […]

  • India: the storm shelter

    The nation imports a global recessionary contagion through disproportionate, large foreign institutional investment flows

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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.