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Pavan Srinath and Saurabh Chandra’s initiative, The Citizen Weather Network featured in Citizen Matters.

Pavan Srinath and Saurabh Chandra’s initiave The Citizen Weather Network featured in Citizen Matters. The Citizen Weather Network aims to capture real-time weather data from 30 locations in Bengaluru and make it freely...

New Kannada book out by Takshashila alumnus Vasant Shetty

Takshashila’s GCPP alumnus Vasant Shetty has authored a book titled Karnatakavonde in Kannada, by Banavasi Balaga Prakashana. Vasant Shetty works in Bangalore in the technology sector, and is a columnist...

Takshashila’s GCPP alumna Aditi Mittal in Forbes 30 under 30 list

Aditi Mittal, alumna of Takshashila’s Graduate Certificate in Public Policy was selected in Forbes 30 under 30 list of achievers for 2015 under the entertainment category. Aditi was a student of the...

Anantha Nageswaran’s op-ed on lower Indian interest rates cited in Huff Po

Takshashila co-founder Anantha Nageswaran’s piece in Mint cited in Huffington Post in The Morning Wrap which is  HuffPost India’s selection of interesting news and opinion from the day’s newspapers. “V Anantha Nageswaran...

Takshashila conducts workshop on Public Policy Engineering

Takshashila conducts a workshop on Public Policy Engineering for participants of the IIT Kharagpur techno-manegerial fest Kshitij on January 31, 2015. The workshop discussed the significance of applying economic reasoning...

Takshashila launches the Bangalore Diplomatic Circle

The Takshashila Institution launched the Bangalore Diplomatic Circle on 30th January, 2015, with Kalon Dicki Chhoyang from Dharamsala as the guest speaker. Invitees included foreign diplomats and dignitaries, corporates, and members...

Karthik Shashidhar quoted in a piece on voter lists.

Karthik Shashidhar quoted in Mint on a piece on Delhi voter lists and the redundant names that the list encompasses. 22% of names in Delhi’s voter list need deletions “But,...

Pavan Srinath’s initiative “Know Your Climate” featured in The Economic Times

Takshashila’s Pavan Srinath quoted in The Economic Times on a piece on individuals who are contributing to making smarter cities. Groups, individuals work on smart moves to make smart cities “”Indian...

Nitin Pai quoted on free speech and expression

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai quoted in The Bangalore Mirror on a piece on the freedom of expression, in light of the recent attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and the protests...

Nitin Pai cited in a piece on liberal values

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai cited in The Bangalore Mirror on a piece discussing the significance of liberal values. Wear your fearlessness “Taking up the cause of the harangued author, who has...

Nitin Pai quoted on the recent case of the Greenpeace activist

Nitin Pai quoted in a piece on the case of the Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai, who was offloaded from a flight to London on the grounds that her name figured on...

Gomtibai Govindji Prize awarded to Varun K Ramachandra and Nandita Lakshmanan

The Takshashila Institution awards the Gomtibai Govindji Prize to Varun K Ramachandra and Nandita Lakshmanan for distinction in the study of public policy. The Gomtibai Govindji Prize has been instituted...

Nitin Pai featured in Forbes India’s list of smart doers and thinkers

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai featured in a Forbes India list of smart doers and thinkers who ought to be closely followed and read to get a smarter understanding of contemporary India...

Takshashila alumnus Revendra T participates in the SCA Region Legislative Fellows Program

Takshashila’s GCPP alumnus Revendra T participated in the SCA Region Legislative Fellows Program from October 8 – November 8, 2014. The program, sponsored by the US Department of State, is a two-way exchange...

Nitin Pai speaks at the International Conference on Energy Security Challenges

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai speaks at the the International Conference on Energy Security Challenges on “An ‘Eightfold path’ to secure supply of nuclear energy infrastructure”. The conference was held on 13th December, in...

Nitin Pai quoted in a piece on Putin’s Delhi visit

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai quoted in a piece on Russian president Vladimir Putin’s meeting in New Delhi on the sidelines of the 13th India-Russia summit. As sanctions bite, Russia cosies up to...

Takshashila hosts two panels at the Goa Litfest

The Takshashila Institution partnered with the Goa Arts + Literary Festival 2014 to present two exclusive panel discussions on public policy. The first panel on “How to become a policy...

Nitin Pai quoted in a piece on online activism

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai quoted in The Hindu in a piece on online activism and whether a successful online campaign translates into a successful campaign on the ground. Rebels without a pause...

Anantha Nageswaran appears on Bloomberg TV ahead of the RBI policy meet

Takshashila’s Anantha Nageswaran appears on Bloomberg TV India, on a show titled “Inflation Spike Along With Growth Pick Up Will Warrant Rate Hikes”. India’s growth worries are escalating as GDP...

Second weekend workshop held for the ninth intake of GCPP

Takshashila hosted the second weekend workshop in Bangalore for students from the ninth intake of the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy course between 28th and 30th of November, 2014. The workshop took...

Nitin Pai cited in Beyond South Asia by Neil Padukone

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai cited in Beyond South Asia: India’s Strategic Evolution and the Reintegration of the Subcontinent by Neil Padukone. This book discusses the importance of India’s geographical location in terms...

Nitin Pai speaks at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Nitin Pai spoke at the Twelfth NIAS‐DST Training Programme on Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Science, Technology and Society on the topic “Does India have a grand strategy?” on 20th November 2014. The audience...

Nitin Pai addresses Model Youth Parliament 2014

The Eight Fold Path to Transforming India Takshashila’s Nitin Pai addresses the Model Youth Parliament, 2014. Nitin describes how transforming India is a marathon, with the need to prepare and pace...

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai quoted in India’s Doctrine Puzzle: Limiting War in South Asia by Ali Ahmed.

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai quoted in India’s Doctrine Puzzle: Limiting War in South Asia by Ali Ahmed. The book talks about the balance of power in South Asia and how India’s...

Pavan Srinath quoted on US-China climate deal

Takshashila’s Pavan Srinath quoted in Scroll in a piece on the US – China climate deal. Why the US-China climate deal has pushed India into a corner “Pavan Srinath, head of...

Nitin Pai gives a talk at TEDx Bangalore

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai gives a talk at TEDx Bangalore. What if your government was a network? This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED...

Pavan Srinath quoted in a piece on water pricing

Pavan comments on the hike in BWSSB’S water tariff, and explains how a a small increase in BWSSB tariffs could in fact reduce overall water cost for the city’s residents. Should...

Takshashila participates in a discussion on Indo-US relations with Michael Kugelman

The Takshashila Institution participated in a discussion on Indo-US relations post 2014 with Mr Michael Kugelman, Senior Program Associate, South and South East Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

Inviting applications for the 10th intake of GCPP

Applications are now open for the 10th batch of Takshashila’s flagship Graduate Certificate in Public Policy programme. The three month, largely online course starts February 2015. Take it from anywhere in...

Takshashila featured in a piece on credible thinktanks

The Economic Times features The Takshashila Institution and quotes Nitin Pai in an article discussing the debate surrounding foreign funding of think-tanks, and the importance of encouraging credible voices in the space....
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