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Research Publication— Karnataka’s Changing Fiscal Landscape after FFC

Pranay Kotasthane and Varun Ramachandra Analyse the State’s Finances after the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC). Download the Full Publication in PDF (114KB) Analysing the second Karnataka budget since the Fourteenth Finance Commission award, it is noted that, as assured, more...

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...

Women In Constituent Assembly

This edition of the Takshashila Podcast describes Priyadarshini Ravichandran’s (@binaryfootprint) project on women in India’s Constituent Assembly. Hosted by Varun Ramachandra(@_quale). You can find out more about The Takshashila Institution by visiting our website: www.takshashila.org.in Books/Resources Discussed: 1) The Indian...

Takshashila Podcast – Karnataka Budget

Takshashila staff discuss the Karnataka budget, why it matters, and what’s in store for residents of Karnataka in the latest podcast. Pavan Srinath discusses the Karnataka budget with Pranay Kotasthane, Varun Ramachandra, Shikha Pathak and Devika Kher.

Learning Classical Languages

In August 2006, The Ministry of Tourism laid out the guidelines to determine the eligibility of languages to be considered as a “Classical Language”  High antiquity of its early texts/recorded history over a period of 1500-2000 years.ii) A body of...

Thoughts on water-sharing disputes

The dispute between upper-riparian and lower-riparian regions of India on the issue of water sharing is not a new one.   Sadly, the solutions being tried are also not new. Therefore, this post aims to explore two broad structural changes...

A song of public policy

In the hit HBO TV Series “The Game of Thrones”, the character Tyrion Lannister played by the actor Peter Dinklage has some of the best lines. Based on the books written by author George RR Martin, the show, in places,...

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:...

A Global Climate Change Relocation Insurance Framework

A Global Relocation Insurance to address the Challenge of International Migration from Climate Change Pavan Srinath, Pranay Kotasthane, Varun Ramachandra and Sarah Farooqui Takshashila Policy Brief 2015-03. Read the Policy Brief [177KB PDF] Executive Summary India has the opportunity to take the lead...

Research Publication— Impact of Fourteenth Finance Commission on Karnataka Budget, 2015–16

Impact of Fourteenth Finance Commission, Karnataka Budget, 2015–16 Pranay Kotasthane and Varun K Ramachandra, The Takshashila Institution Commentary in Economic & Political Weekly, Vol – L No. 46-47, November 21, 2015 Download the full publication in PDF (146KB) Executive Summary This article...
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