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Takshashila Blue Paper: A Framework for Governing Human Gene Editing in India

Download the Blue Paper in PDF [430 KB] This Blue Paper was prepared as a result of a roundtable discussion organised by the Takshashila Institution on 15 December 2017, based on the Discussion Document: A Framework for Governing Gene Editing....

Takshashila Discussion Document: A Framework for Countering Mobilised Violence

Mobilised violence is detrimental to the democratic fabric of India. It prevents individuals from enjoying their right to speak, move and conduct business freely. It can also cause injuries and loss of life to bystanders, in addition to significant economic...

Discussion Document: A Framework for Governing Gene Editing

By Madhav Chandavarkar, Anirudh Kanisetti, Shambhavi Naik, and Ajay Patri Download the Discussion Document in PDF [1.2 MB] Executive Summary Gene editing offers many benefits. They range from basic research that can enhance the scientific understanding of gene functions to...

Policy Proposal: Governing Gene Editing — An Analytical Framework

By Madhav Chandavarkar, Anirudh Kanisetti, Ajay Patri, and Shambhavi Naik Download the Slides in PDF [460 KB] Gene editing, the idea of modifying genes, has long been the stuff of science fiction. But recent advancements in genetic editing has brought...

Judgements that changed India #3 The Bedrooms of the Nation

What role does the state have in the bedrooms of the nation? In this episode of Judgements that changed India, Madhav Chandarvarkar, Manasa Venkataraman and Nidhi Gupta discuss Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Judgements that Changed India is...

Discussion Document – Defamation Reforms: Going Beyond Decriminalisation

By Madhav Chandavarkar and Manasa Venkataraman Download the Discussion Document in PDF (248 KB) Executive Summary The law for defamation in India impedes free speech more than it protects reputations. While it is vital to protect an individual’s right to...

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...

Defamation Nation

Join Pavan Srinath, Madhav Chandravarkar and Manasa Venkataraman in this episode of the Takshashila Podcast as they pit the right to free speech against the right to reputation. Madhav Chandravarkar and Manasa Venkatraman are the in house lawyers at The...

Judgements That Changed India – K M Nanavati vs. State of Maharashtra

In this new series on Judgements that Changed India, Madhav Chandavarkar(@MadChap88) provides a birds-eye-view of important cases in Indian legal history. This episode, hosted by Varun Ramachandra(@_quale), discusses the landmark case “K. M. Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra” that eventually...

Book: Distance from Delhi—Essays on Geopolitics, Economics and Public Policy

Distance from Delhi: Essays on Geopolitics, Economics and Public Policy by Anupam Manur, Devika Kher, Karthik Shashidhar, Madhav Chandavarkar, Pavan Srinath, Pranay Kotasthane, Priya Ravichandran, Sarah Farooqui, Rohan Joshi, Varun Ramachandra and Saurabh Chandra Edited by Sarah Farooqui Takshashila Institution Press 2015 ISBN: 978-8193197646 Rs. 295 About the book:...