September 20, 2019

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The Takshashila Institution Hosts a Conversation On The Ecology of Cities

The Takshashila Institution, organised a book conversation, at its office, with author Harini Nagendra on her latest offering, ‘Cities and Canopies: Trees in Indian Cities’, co-authored with Seema Mundoli on Friday, September 20. While an evening learning about the ecology...

All Things Policy: An Engine of Growth Sputters

With India’s automobile industry skidding off the growth path, Anupam Manur joins Aditya Ramanathan to discuss what ails the sector and what can be done about it. Subscribe and listen to the podcast on: iTunes Castbox Google Podcasts Spotify or...

Stronger fiscal federalism

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh recently urged the Centre to do more to enhance the spirit of cooperative federalism. His comments were in the context of the changes made to the terms of reference to the 15th Finance Commission (15FC). These...

The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue no 21: China’s National Day Military Parade; Next Step in Building India-China Military to Military Relations; Russian Military Exercises; Countering Drone Attacks

The People’s Republic of China’s 70th foundation anniversary is less than two weeks away. But China has already stepped up the intensive rehearsal for its 70th anniversary’s National Day Parade. The focus of the parade this year will be on the weapons that are...

Rajnath and No First Use: Tainting India’s Image as a Responsible Nuclear Power

On August 16, Rajnath Singh became the second defence minister to cast doubts about one of the cornerstones of India’s nuclear doctrine. On the occasion of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s first death anniversary, Singh visited India’s nuclear test site at Pokhran...

Eye on China: Wuhan 2.0 – Indian Wargames – Economic Weakness – Li In Russia – Drone Sales

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. This week we cover all the buzz heading into the second Modi-Xi informal summit; China’s GDP slowing below 6%;...