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All Things Policy: Confucian Confusion: India Reviews Work of CIs

 Amid the standoff at the LAC, the Indian government is reportedly reviewing the work of Confucius Institutes in the country. These institutes have come under increasing scrutiny around the world over the past few years. But what do we...

All Things Policy: China Through Indian Eyes

What’s it like to study politics and international relations in China? And how does India fit into the Chinese world view? Manoj Kewalramani speaks to Hamsini Hariharan, an analyst, and Yenching Scholar studying at Peking University, about life, politics, and...

Takshashila Strategic Assessment: Impact of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement on Pakistan’s Political Landscape

By Dr. Sudha Ramachandran, Hamsini Hariharan, and Shibani Mehta Download the Assessment in PDF [1 MB] The Pasthun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), a powerful civil and human rights movement, has rattled Pakistan’s political and military establishment by drawing huge crowds. The...

Takshashila Strategic Assessment: India-Bhutan Relationships – Fostering the Friendship

By Sudha Ramachandran, Hamsini Hariharan, and Shibani Mehta Download the Assessment in PDF [2.5 MB] Executive Summary The Doklam crisis is evidence that the regional security dynamic in the neighbourhood is being challenged. As Bhutan readies for its third National Assembly...

Takshashila Strategic Assessment: Political Developments in Sri Lanka

By Sudha Ramachandran, Hamsini Hariharan, and Shibani Mehta Download the Assessment in PDF [700 KB] Executive Summary The victory of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in the local bodies’ elections in Sri Lanka in February...

Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc: Assessing China’s Engagement in the Indian Subcontinent

By Anirudh Kanisetti, Hamsini Hariharan, and Manoj Kewalramani Download the Discussion Slidedoc in PDF [1.4 MB] This Slidedoc presents a strategic framework that provides insights into China’s behaviour and highlights various alternative policies that China may consider for engagement in...

The Woes of Indian Cash

The withdrawal of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes as legal tender by the Indian Government has been marred by claims and counter claims about the objectives and the impact. Saurabh Chandra, Anupam Manur and Hamsini Hariharan try to break down the...

Impact Of The US Elections On India

In the run up to the US elections, The Takshashila Podcast looks at how the presidential elections in America will affect India. Pranay Kotasthane, Anupam Manur and Hamsini Hariharan sit down and discuss the main policy issues for the new...

Judgements That Changed India #2 Keshavnanda Bharati vs. State Of Kerala

Join Hamsini Hariharan, Madhav Chandarvarkar and Manasa Venkataraman as they debate the basic structure of the Constitution and weigh the scrupulousness of lawyers against politicians. This episode discusses the landmark case “Keshavnanda Bharti vs. State Of Kerala” which is heralded...

Securing the Seaboard: Part 2

In the final of a special two-part podcast, Dr. Pushpita Das and Hamsini Hariharan discuss threats to Indian coasts and the restructuring of the existing structure, particularly the need for a new central organisation. This is a special podcast recorded...
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