Latest Commentaries

With 16% of global population having cornered 60% of vaccines, patent waiver is welcome
May 10, 2021
We need to reengineer India’s entire system of administration
May 10, 2021
A defence minister with military background — a risk India needs to take
May 4, 2021
In India’s Covid-19 challenge, China’s hopes and anxieties
May 4, 2021
Facebook Says It Inadvertently Restricted A Hashtag. Now It Needs To Tell Us Exactly How And Why
May 3, 2021
How China’s Nuclear Ambiguity Affects India
May 2, 2021
The PLA Insight: Issue No 97
May 1, 2021
A new model for equitable access to Scientific Publications for Indians
May 1, 2021
Don’t just game the system, return to Kautilya’s goal of happiness in Covid 2nd wave
April 27, 2021
The Untenable Promise of Job Quotas for Locals
April 27, 2021
It’s Not Just About 50 Tweets and One Platform
April 26, 2021
It’s time to bid goodbye and good riddance to board examinations
April 25, 2021
The PLA Insight: Issue no 96
April 24, 2021
UK outlines global-focused defense strategy
April 22, 2021
MisDisMal-Information 37: Of Madness of the feeds, Har(dly)vard(th) Fact-checking
April 21, 2021
Time to depoliticise Indian police. It can be Modi’s Sudarshan Chakra
April 20, 2021
In West Asia, where US and China’s interests intersect
April 20, 2021
Do you have the right to be forgotten?
April 19, 2021
The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue No 95
April 16, 2021
Dear Govt of India, Here’s Why a Cess Needs Impact Analysis Report
April 14, 2021
MisDisMal-Information 36: Of Must-Carry Water and Gettin’ Twitchy at Internet Scores
April 13, 2021

Latest Research

Takshashila Discussion Document – Examining Biden’s Evolving Indo-Pacific Policy
April 30, 2021
ISAS Working Paper — Siliconpolitik: The Case for a Quad Semiconductor Partnership
April 27, 2021
Takshashila Discussion Document – China’s Nuclear Ambiguity and its Implications for India
April 7, 2021
A Space Doctrine for India
March 16, 2021
Comments to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change on Demand for Grants (DFGs) in the Union Budget for FY 2021-22
March 11, 2021
Takshashila Blue Paper — A Rare Earths Strategy for India
February 26, 2021
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — India’s Opportunity to Displace China in Global Supply Chains
January 13, 2021
Journal Article — India’s Theatre Expansion : Use of Sea Power to Balance China’s Rise
January 11, 2021
Takshashila Blue Paper — A Framework for Governing Human Gene Editing in India
January 5, 2021
Takshashila Strategic Assessment — China, India and Doklam in 2020
January 4, 2021
The China Challenge — A Blue Paper
December 31, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — A Rare Earths Strategy for India
December 24, 2020
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — A Strategy to make India a Biotech Leader by 2025
November 17, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — Analysis of COVID-19 Serosurveys in India
November 6, 2020
A COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Strategy for India
November 5, 2020
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — Submarine Cables: A Maritime National Security Perspective for India
October 21, 2020
The Primacy of Sea Power in Managing China’s Push for Hegemony in the Indo-Pacific
October 17, 2020
Takshashila Working Paper — Constraining the Pakistani Military-Jihadi Complex In a Post-COVID World
October 5, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — Ethical Guidelines for Clinical Trials and Research in India
October 1, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — An Indian Approach to Navigate China’s Rise
September 28, 2020

The PGP course, to my mind, is structured in the manner of a gradual unveiling of an exquisite creature. I had a strong understanding of the basics of economics, international relations, public finance and political economy from this course which gave me the required tools to indulge heavily in the practical sessions of policy application. I am fortunate to get an excellent faculty who deeply engaged me throughout the course by way of rigorous assignments, discussions and most importantly inculcated a culture of applying my mind over social issues in a structured way.  The strategic placing of masterclasses throughout the course duration by eminent social scientists and economists have been of great value to me. Being an intellectual property rights and data privacy lawyer and an alumna of the Columbia Business School, NY, this course has helped me consolidate my professional learnings and propel my focus on Public Policy. I strongly recommend this course to people who are keen to understand the roots of change-making which contributes to nation-building.

Soumili Das, PGP 4

I was part of the first cohort of students for the GCPP(Health and Life Sciences) and I am really enjoying the course!The past 7 weeks have been an intense, fun and enriching experience where policy enthusiasts like me, from different backgrounds, have had the opportunity tolearn from each other. The course is very well curated and taught by an amazing faculty. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in science, public policy and the way the two interact with each other.


Saishree Badrinarayanan, HLS 1