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Book Chapter | Influence and Hedging: China’s Engagement in South Asia

Takshashila’s Manoj Kewalramani and Shibani Mehta of Carnegie India, co-authored a book chapter titled, Influence and Hedging: China’s Engagement in South Asia, in the Routledge Handbook on South Asian Foreign Policy. You can find the abstract of the chapter below:...

Anticipating the Unintended edition #143 India Policy Watch #1: Pluralism and its Discontents

“Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” RSJ’s invocation of Toynbee reminded me of an instance of majoritarianism from the past week that should scare us, once again. A Bengaluru-based ready-to-cook food manufacturer was accused of mixing cow bones in...

Anticipating the Unintended: #142 The Games We Play

India Policy Watch #3: Today’s Ehrlichians Insights on burning policy issues in India — Pranay Kotashane We consistently write here on why the oft-repeated narrative that India’s population is the root cause of its ills, is problematic. This week, I...

Anticipating the Unintended edition 141: Pakistan, Afghanistan….Hindustan

Matsyanyaaya #1: What Does Pakistan’s Cadmean Victory in Afghanistan Mean for India Big fish eating small fish = Foreign Policy in action — Pranay Kotasthane (This is a draft of my article which appeared first in Times of India’s Tuesday, August 23rd...

Anticipating the Unintended edition 140: We do need education

PolicyWTF: Market Pricing with Government Characteristics This section looks at egregious public policies. Policies that make you go: WTF, Did that really happen? — Pranay Kotasthane Did you know that the price of a paracetamol tablet is capped at approximately...

Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — India’s Semiconductor Ecosystem: A SWOT Analysis

Download the PDF India’s Semiconductor Ecosystem: A SWOT Analysis Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc August 2021, v1.0 — By Samparna Tripathy, Anup Rajput, Amol Sarin, and Pranay Kotasthane Executive Summary Technological, geoeconomic, and geopolitical imperatives underlie recent attempts by nation-states to revisit...

#131 Learn From Others. It’s Free

PolicyWTF (revisited): China’s demographic flip-flops This section looks at egregious public policies. Policies that make you go: WTF, Did that really happen? — Pranay Kotasthane On May 31st, the Politburo of the Communist Party of China decreed that parents can...

Anticipating the Unintended #127: What Makes an Ideology?

India Policy Watch: Radically Networked Succour Insights on burning policy issues in India — Pranay Kotasthane When the going gets tough, we become desperate for signs of hope. Unfortunately, the union government has inspired no such thing. It has instead...

Anticipating the Unintended #126: A Little Boat Adrift

India Policy Watch: What Matters and What Doesn’t Insights on burning policy issues in India — Pranay Kotasthane The Union government has received a lot of flak over its criminal negligence in managing the pandemic response. It deserves nearly all...

Anticipating the Unintended #125: Sab Khatre Mein Hain

PolicyWTF: April Is The Cruellest Month This section looks at egregious public policies. Policies that make you go: WTF, Did that really happen? – RSJ It is difficult for us to write this edition with clarity. India is living through a...
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