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Global call for applications – Policy Research

Takshashila invites applications for policy research projects in the following areas: Energy security Governance restoration in post-conflict areas Strategy in the aerospace domain Defence economics Cyberstrategy Politics in networked societies Geopolitics of the global commons Interested individuals can apply to the Takshashila Scholars Programme. Applicants can be based anywhere in...

Takshashila announces its second batch of Scholars

Six talented individuals have been selected to conduct independent policy research in the second round of the Takshashila Scholars Programme. The Takshashila Scholars Programme creates a platform for people from diverse backgrounds to undertake quality research in public policy relevant to India’s national interest. The scholarship award is for a...

Times of India quotes Takshashila’s Nitin Pai and Krupakar Manukonda

The Times of India quotes Takshashila’s Director, Nitin Pai and Krupakar Manukonda on the Twitter duel between BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah over the Kishtwar clashes. Omar Abdullah, Sushama Swaraj in Twitter duel over Kishtwar clashes.  Pai told The Times of India, “Usually,...

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai on NDTV regarding violence on the LoC

Takshashila’s Director, Nitin Pai appears on NDTV’s Left, Right and Centre on the recent violence on the Line of Control where five Indian army soldiers were killed. Nitin argues that a lot of the confusion arises from the current Indian government’s singular pursuit of dialogue with Pakistan (see his recent post on the...

Mail Today quotes Takshashila’s Nitin Pai

Mail Today quotes Takshashila’s director, Nitin Pai on the mismatch between the latest poverty rates and the proposed coverage of the food security ordinance. Only 270m are ‘poor’ but govt wants to feed 800m “As per the government’s own figures, there are only 269.3 million poor people in India. Yet it...

Takshashila hosts Tyler Cowen for a roundtable discussion

The Takshashila Institution hosted economist, author and popular blogger Tyler Cowen for a roundtable discussion in Bangalore on evening of Wednesday, July 24. The discussion was moderated by Narayan Ramachandran, Fellow at the Takshashila instution. About twenty five people attended the closed door session including alumni of the  graduate certificate in...

Takshashila contributes two chapters in upcoming Brookings book

Takshashila’s director Nitin Pai and fellow Sushant K Singh contributed a chapter each to ‘Shaping the Emerging World: India and the Multilateral Order’, an upcoming book by the Brookings Institution. Shaping the Emerging World: India and the Multilateral Order Brookings Institution Press (2013) The book is to be released on...

Shortlisting and interviews of Scholars candidates underway

Takshashila is currently in the process of shortlisting and interviewing candidates for the second round of the Scholars programme. 34 applications were received for the limited scholarships available for doing cutting edge part-time policy research. The Scholars programme creates a platform for young people from diverse backgrounds to undertake quality...

First weekend workshop held for the fifth intake of GCPP

Takshashila hosted the first weekend workshop for students from the fifth intake of the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy course. The workshop took place at the foot of the Nandi hills on the outskirts of Bangalore city. Lecturers at the workshop included Professor Mukul Asher, P Manivannan (IAS), journalist Praveen...

Wall Street Journal quotes Pavan Srinath on sanitation and malnutrition

The Wall Street Journal India quotes Takshashila’s policy research manager, Pavan Srinath on the need to concentrate on sanitation instead of food security. Forget Food Bill, India Needs Sanitation “In the absence of focus on sanitation, what we have is taxpayer-funded diarrhea and little else,” Pavan Srinath, policy research manager...
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