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All Things Policy: Making Content Policy for Hate Speech

It has been a busy time for content moderation and social media. Facebook has updated its policy on holocaust denial and Delhi’s Peace and Harmony Committee recently talked about the outcomes of content moderation practices on Facebook. Manoj Kewalramani talks to Prateek Waghre and Rohan Seth for analysis on developments....

All Things Policy: The Paradoxes of Pakistani Politics

What’s fuelling political instability in Pakistan? Why are opposition parties rallying behind former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif – and against army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa? Has the COVID-19 pandemic altered Pakistani politics? In a conversation with Suyash Desai, Pranay Kotasthane and Anand Arni try and unpack the dramatic developments...

Anupam Manur quoted in The Mint on US Antitrust action against Google

Anupam Manur was quoted in a Mint report by Ajai Sreevatsan, dated 26th October 2020, on American Antitrust action against Google. Anupam was quoted as saying: “Almost every ad that appears on every free app (on the Android ecosystem) has to essentially pass via Google. Google has a near-monopoly on...

A front-footed approach to the world calls for a strong economy

The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World is an interesting book because it is written by four authors: a scholar of international relations, a career diplomat, a serving foreign minister, and a member of Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party. It so happens that they are all named S. Jaishankar....

Eye On China: Views On Quad – LAC Situation – Q3 Data – Xi Warns US – Russia Alliance – Region Watch

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties Let’s begin this week of the India-China dynamic with news about Quad members. First, India’s defense ministry announced on Monday that Australia would join the Malabar 2020 naval...

The PLA Insight: Issue no 75: The Sino-Indian Border Dispute; Taiwan-US Arms Deal and the PLA; New Personnel Training Regulations; PLA & the Korean War @ 70; the PLA 2.0

The eight-round of corps commander-level meeting between China and India is likely to be held soon with the focus on disengagement in Eastern Ladakh before the setting-in of harsh winter. Already, the temperature in the region was around minus 5 degree Celsius this morning. read more

Cracked screen, broken dreams

Introducing Rohit Varak, who at 16 is so mature for his age. He wants to be an electrical contractor, after getting an ITI training. His family lives in a remote village in northwest Goa. Rohit is acutely aware of his father’s struggle to secure a government job. Bhago has been trying for...

Takshashila Institution hosts a #DeepWebinar on “The Blue Elephant: Why India must boost its softpower”

On 23rd October 2020, Takshashila Institution hosted a #DeepWebinar focused on discussing the book ,The Blue Elephant: why India must boost its softpower. It featured the author Rahul Das on the dais and as discussants Priya Ravichandran(Product Marketer, Vue.ai), Anand A.(Founder and CEO, Vogo) and Rishi Trivedi(Founder and CEO, Anamind)posing...

All Things Policy: Who Really Wrote the Arthashastra?

The Arthashastra is famously believed to have been composed by Chanakya, the prime minister of Chandragupta Maurya. But a new wave of scholarship is challenging that idea. Was Chanakya real? Who really wrote the Arthashastra, and what does it tell us about the literature, courts and politics of both modern...

India’s medical students can be trained to vaccinate half the population against COVID-19 by Dec 2021

India’s medical students can be trained to vaccinate half the population against COVID-19 by Dec 2021 By Manjeera Gowravaram, Madhura Lohia and Sameer Wagle Given that a  COVID-19 vaccine is expected to become available in limited quantities from April 2021, India must have a strategy in mind to vaccinate the...
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