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Space Matters #8

At a Glance:  US Space Force fields its own military intelligence branch.  US Space Force leadership acknowledges there is a gap in the US’s in-orbit proximity threat categorisation capability. The US Military’s space programmes aren’t self-sufficient for mission-critical hardware components. ...

All Things Policy: Guidelines for Cab Aggregators: The good, the bad, and the unnecessary

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued new Motor Vehicle Aggregators guidelines. These have some serious implications for companies like Uber and Ola. Rohan Seth talks to Anupam Manur about what the fine print really means for both...

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...

Anupam Manur quoted in The Mint on US Antitrust action against Google

Anupam Manur was quoted in a Mint report by Ajai Sreevatsan, dated 26th October 2020, on American Antitrust action against Google. Anupam was quoted as saying: “Almost every ad that appears on every free app (on the Android ecosystem) has...

Takshashila Institution hosts a #DeepWebinar on China’s struggle for technological supremacy with Hudson Institute

On 18th September 2020, Takshashila Institution hosted the fourth #DeepWebinar in the China Challenge Series in partnership with Hudson Institute. The session focused on China’s technological rise and its implication on the world. It included Eric Brown, Senior Fellow at...

Pranay Kotasthane Speaks at Bengaluru Navanirmana Party’s Leadership Symposia on Municipal Finances

Takshashila’s Pranay Kotasthane delivered a talk on Municipal Finances on August 29 as part of a leadership symposia organised by Bengaluru Navanirmana Party. Pranay spoke about the sources of revenue for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. He gave an overview...

Eye on China: Modi’s Visit – APP Ban – HK Law – Bhutan Dispute – CCP@99 – Economic Boost – Xinjiang

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Tensions Another extremely busy week with both sides digging their heels in Eastern Ladakh. First, there was...

Manoj Kewalramani interviewed by Kashmir Observer on the LAC standoff between India and China

Manoj Kewalramani was interviewed by Kashmir Observer on 29th June 2020, discussing the different aspects of the India-China standoff in Eastern Ladakh. Read the full interview here.

Manoj Kewalramani quoted in Arab News on India-China standoff in Ladakh

Manoj Kewalramani was quoted in an article in Arab News on 29th June 2020, discussing the India-China standoff in Eastern Ladakh. Read the full article here.

Tech This Week | Apple v Basecamp: We need to separate gatekeeper from toll collector

This article was first published in Deccan Chronicle. In his book Super Pumped (a biography of Uber), Mike Isaac argues that App Store and Play Store give Apple and Google, respectively, the power to destroy multi-billion dollar companies. So when Travis Kalanick...
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