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Novel platform regulation ideas government can adopt

In early November 2020, the Union Government passed a notification stating that news and current affairs content on online platforms would be brought under the jurisdiction and control of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B ministry). This means that...

Congratulations on your new parent!

Bhavitha B is a student at Takshashila’s GCPP (Tech and Policy) Programme. Views are personal. Toddlers, however dependent they seem, most often do not surrender to terms of their parents, sometimes fight back and sometimes speak up in gurgles of...

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...

The Raisina Dialogue – Beginning of an era for India

Guest Post by Hemant Chandak India hosted the three day Raisina Dialogue – 2016, in the first week of March. The event focus was for better connectivity of India with Asian countries. Issues of regional connectivity and issues including maritime...

GM Crops — a scientific temper needed

Guest post by Anjana Kaul A mention of GM crops (genetically modified crops) tends to invite strong opinions – both in favour and against. Those in favour believe that GM crops are a key to addressing food security not just...

The economic recovery part 2 — what the Indian economy needs is a reverse Indira Gandhi policy

Guest post by Akshay Alladi To catalyse the investment cycle, the government needs to privatise banks, rather than use public funds to recapitalise them with no change in management and ownership The principal problem holding back  Indian economic growth now...

The real-life trolley problem

Guest post by Akshata Prabhu Imagine that you’re the driver of a runaway trolley, hurtling towards five innocent men working on the tracks. You can’t control the trolley, but can pull a switch, capable of diverting the trolley onto another track, where...