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Anupam Manur quoted in Mint on Big Tech Regulation

Anupam Manur was quoted in a Mint report on how the US Congressional House Committee report on regulating Big Tech companies. One of the solutions proposed by the report was to break up big tech companies. On this, he commented: “Breaking up is just a political message and it can never...

All Things Policy: To Break or Not to Break: Discussing the US Congressional Report on Antitrust

The US Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law came out with a 449-page report on monopoly power in digital markets. How might recommendations from this report impact the functioning of Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook across different countries? Anupam Manur and Rohan Seth join Prateek Waghre in reading the...

All Things Policy: Revamping India’s Labour Laws

Labour laws in India are complex and rigid. In the last few months, several state governments have announced changes to these old rules. But are the steps in the right direction? Anupam Manur and Sarthak Pradhan discuss.

All Things Policy: WhatsApp Pay Antitrust case

In a forty-one page order, The Competition Commission of India (CCI) last week ruled on an antitrust case on WhatsApp’s upcoming payments service. The order raised several crucial points, including the timing of the case and the current landscape of the Indian UPI payments space. Rohan Seth discusses the decision...

All Things Policy: Reforming India’s Agricultural Markets

Agricultural markets in India have long been characterized by multiple trade barriers and uncompetitive policies. The Union government has passed three ordinances permitting trade outside the physical boundaries of the Agricultural Produce Market Committees, facilitating contract farming and easing restrictions under the Essential Commodities Act. Sarthak Pradhan and Anupam Manur...

All Things Policy: Antitrust Enquiry and Tech Giants

Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, and Jeff Bezos attended an antitrust enquiry last week. The tech giants were grilled on issues ranging from anti-conservative bias to platform neutrality. The results of this enquiry may very well signal the beginning of the end for big tech as we know it....

All Things Policy: Will the TikTok Ban Work?

The Government of India has banned 59 apps developed by Chinese companies – but what does it actually mean to “ban” an app? How will this affect tensions between India and China, and does banning ever really work? Anupam Manur and Prateek Waghre join Utkarsh Narain to discuss.

All Things Policy: Can India and China Fight and Trade?

Should India boycott Chinese goods? In this episode, Anupam Manur and Pranay Kotasthane look at some of the common reasons given for banning Chinese products and why they’re wrong.

All Things Policy: Cheap Internet

India has one of the cheapest internet rates in the world. One gigabyte of data can cost as little as ₹18, while in other countries it may run into hundreds of rupees. How is this possible? Anupam Manur talks to two students of Takshashila’s Post-Graduate Programme, Kaushal Oza and Shruthi...

Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc: A Pathway for Post-Pandemic Economic Reconstruction

By Nitin Pai, Anupam Manur, Sarthak Pradhan, Anirudh Kanisetti Download this slidedoc as a PDF. Executive Summary: The economic response to the pandemic should consist of immediate disaster relief, a stimulus for economic revival, and a multi-year economic reconstruction programme. It must address the simultaneous shocks to aggregate supply and...
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