Pranay Kotasthane

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Anticipating the Unintended #100: Intoxicating Ear drops

PolicyWTF: Prohibition and Morality This section looks at egregious public policies. Policies that make you go: WTF, Did that really happen? — Pranay Kotasthane If one were to write a book chronicling bans on victimless crimes in India, the index entry for Morarji...

Anticipating the Unintended #98: Parliamentary Overslide

Global Policy Watch — Storming Se Storming Tak: From 1642 To 2021 – RSJ Here’s a short quiz to begin things. What’s common to these dates (not an exhaustive list)? 4 January 1642: England Feb 27, 1933: Germany  Feb 23,...

All Things Policy: What’s Going to Happen in 2021?

2020 was one of the most turbulent years in recent history. What’s 2021 going to look like? Anupam Manur and Pranay Kotasthane speak to Anirudh Kanisetti about their big economic and geopolitical predictions for the next year. We’ll revisit this...

All Things Policy: Quad and the Semiconductor Value Chain

The semiconductor value chain is one of the most diverse supply chains in the tech world. No one country has been successful in having a completely domestic supply chain. Could collaborations within international groupings such as the Quad improve supply...

The next step for Quad: A dialogue on high tech

This article was first published in Hindustan Times. Views are personal. T-12 is the new G-7. We are not talking about your airport boarding gates. T-12, Tech-10, Democracy-10 are some proposed multilateral mechanisms to enable international cooperation in technology governance....

The world is changing. India needs to get its priorities right

With Covid-19, the most common phrase in every webinar on geopolitics is the “new world order”. This phrase is used to describe periods of history with dramatic change in balance of power between nation-states. In its most recent avatar, the...

All Things Policy: Does One Nation, One Election Make Sense?

Recently, on the Constitution Day, the Prime Minister called for replacing current election cycles with simultaneous elections. While this is not a new idea, does it solve the challenges of holding several elections? And are there better solutions? Prasanna Naidu...

Anticipating the Unintended #92: India’s Marathon

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy problem...

Anticipating the Unintended #90: “Politics is the Art of the Possible”

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy problem...

Takshashila Discussion Document – A COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Strategy for India

Download the Discussion Document in PDF by Shambhavi Naik, Ameya Paleja, Mihir Mahajan, Narayan Ramachandran, Sunila Dixit, Rahul Matthan, Nitin Pai and Pranay Kotasthane Deploying COVID-19 vaccines once they are available is going to be an unprecedented administrative and logistical...
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