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Takshashila co-hosts a talk by Prof Ashutosh Varshney on “Battles Half Won: India’s Impossible Democracy”.

The Takshashila Institution and the Bangalore International Centre co-hosted a talk by Prof Ashutosh Varshney on his new book,  Battles Half Won: India’s Impossible Democracy with Dr Ramachandra Guha as the Chair and Moderator. The talk was held on Saturday, 18 January and was attended by a large audience that...

Nitin Pai quoted on his talk on urban governance

Nitin Pai quoted in Kannada daily, Prajavani on his talk at Bengaluru Needs You’s launch of their Urban Action Internship (UAI). Nitin stressed on the importance of rule-of-law and good planning as the foundation of urban governance. He also discussed how cosmopolitanism, pluralism, openness and economic freedom were crucial for the prosperity...

Nitin Pai featured on starting Takshashila and on his commitment to national interest

Nitin Pai featured in the Times of India on how he started the Takshashila Institution, the work that Takshashila does and on his commitment to national interest. “Indian governance is still in the 1960s and 70s, while society is in the 21st century. This creates a huge governance gap,” he...

Mukul Asher quoted in a piece on the BBMP budget

Prof Mukul Asherdeconstructs the BBMP budget and explains the sound financial management practices and budgeting practices that have to be followed. Bangalore: BBMP? We should call it ‘BB empty’ instead “These observations come from a well-known economist who has studied the BBMP’s budgets, and has a number of recommendations to...

Nitin Pai quoted in a piece on executives leading political engagement

Nitin Pai quoted in the Times of India on how executives in Bangalore lead political engagement. Bangalore’s executives lead in political engagement “Nitin Pai, director of Takshashila, a public policy think-tank, says, “Bangalore is a place where a lot of people have acquired wealth at relatively younger ages and through...

Mukul Asher interviewed on public finance and urban governance

Takshashila councillor Mukul Asher talks about Bangalore, public finance and urban governance in his interview with DNA. This was on the sidelines of his lectures on public finance, municipal budgeting and a review of BBMP’s budget for students of the B.PAC Civic Leadership Incubation Program (B.CLIP). The knowledge and training for B.CLIP...

Nitin Pai speaks on Devyani Khobragade’s arrest, on NDTV

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai appears on NDTV’s Left, Right and Centre on the diplomatic row over Ms Devyani Khobragade’s arrest in USA and the need for diplomatic and political resolution to the matter and the risk of going overboard with local law enforcement. You can watch the full video here.

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai speaks on Lokpal on Radio One

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai speaks on the idea of Lokpal or creating an ombudsman to reduce corruption in India. In his 4 minute chat with Mumbai’s Radio One, Nitin notes the wisdom of past politicians and parliamentarians in not passing the bill for several decades. You can listen to the audio...

Second weekend workshop held for the sixth intake of GCPP

Takshashila hosted the second weekend workshop in Bangalore for students from the sixth intake of the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy course between 13th and 15th of December, 2013  . The workshop took place at the foot of the Nandi hills on the outskirts of Bangalore city. Over three days, students formed teams to...

The Takshashila Institution hosts a joint interaction session with the students of National University Singapore.

Takshashila Institution hosted a joint interaction session with the students of National University Singapore on Thursday, December 12. The GCPP students of Takshashila made a short presentation on India’s space mission programme, raising multiple questions on science, technology and research in India, sparking a discussion on the same topic for Singapore....
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