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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...

Takshashila Institution hosts a #DeepWebinar on China’s struggle for technological supremacy with Hudson Institute

On 18th September 2020, Takshashila Institution hosted the fourth #DeepWebinar in the China Challenge Series in partnership with Hudson Institute. The session focused on China’s technological rise and its implication on the world. It included Eric Brown, Senior Fellow at The Hudson Institute and Karthik Nachiappan, Research Fellow at NUS...

Pranay Kotasthane Speaks at Bengaluru Navanirmana Party’s Leadership Symposia on Municipal Finances

Takshashila’s Pranay Kotasthane delivered a talk on Municipal Finances on August 29 as part of a leadership symposia organised by Bengaluru Navanirmana Party. Pranay spoke about the sources of revenue for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. He gave an overview of the issues that constrain revenue generation for India’s urban...

Eye on China: Modi’s Visit – APP Ban – HK Law – Bhutan Dispute – CCP@99 – Economic Boost – Xinjiang

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Tensions Another extremely busy week with both sides digging their heels in Eastern Ladakh. First, there was another, the third so far, meeting between Lt Gen Harinder...

Manoj Kewalramani interviewed by Kashmir Observer on the LAC standoff between India and China

Manoj Kewalramani was interviewed by Kashmir Observer on 29th June 2020, discussing the different aspects of the India-China standoff in Eastern Ladakh. Read the full interview here.

Manoj Kewalramani quoted in Arab News on India-China standoff in Ladakh

Manoj Kewalramani was quoted in an article in Arab News on 29th June 2020, discussing the India-China standoff in Eastern Ladakh. Read the full article here.

Tech This Week | Apple v Basecamp: We need to separate gatekeeper from toll collector

This article was first published in Deccan Chronicle. In his book Super Pumped (a biography of Uber), Mike Isaac argues that App Store and Play Store give Apple and Google, respectively, the power to destroy multi-billion dollar companies. So when Travis Kalanick (then CEO of Uber) was charged with breaking some of...

All Things Policy: A Chip on China’s Shoulder

Have you ever thought about what goes into manufacturing a smartphone that you might order online? It involves highly-optimised global supply chains spanning countries and continents. US-China rivalry and the COVID-19 pandemic will make many of these supply chains unsustainable. Pranay Kotasthane explains the geopolitics of semiconductors, and how countries...

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...

The PLA Insight: Issue 54: De-cluttering the recent Sino-Indian Border Scuffles: What happened & Why; Nuclear Warheads; Ambiguous Missile Strategy

I. The Big Story: De-cluttering the recent Sino-Indian Border Scuffles Multiple events have happened over the last three weeks along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), leading to the current tensions between India and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This section first explains what has happened between the two countries,...
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