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Puliyabaazi, a podcast by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra completes 100 episodes

Puliyabaazi, a Hindi-Urdu podcast on the Pragati platform completed 100 episodes on Thursday. Co-hosted by tech entrepreneur and Takshashila faculty fellow Saurabh Chandra, and Takshashila deputy director Pranay Kotasthane, Puliyabaazi...

Shambhavi Naik mentioned in a Reuters article on India’s DNA Technology Regulation Bill

Shambhavi Naik was mentioned in a Reuters article on India’s DNA Technology Regulation Bill. She was quoted as saying: The bill creates an umbrella databank for multiple purposes; the main...

The Takshashila Institution and Nitin Pai mentioned in an article in ThePrint

The Takshashila Institution and Nitin Pai were mentioned in an article in ThePrint about the homegrown Think Tank ecosystem in India. Regarding Takshashila’s flagship Graduate Certificate in Public Policy, the...

Manoj Kewalramani appeared on the Sandip Roy show in the Indian Express

Manoj Kewalramani, Fellow-China Studies at the Takshashila Institution, appeared on The Sandip Roy show in the Indian Express, discussing his new book Smokeless War: China’s Quest for Geopolitical Dominance. Listen...

Manoj Kewalramani quoted in India Today on India’s Tibet policy

Manoj Kewalramani, Fellow-China Studies at the Takshashila Institution, was quoted in an article in India Today on the Indian Prime Minister publicly wishing the Dalai Lama on his 86th birthday....

Manoj Kewalramani quoted in SCMP on use of the term ‘ironclad’ in Chinese diplomacy

Manoj Kewalramani, Fellow-China Studies at the Takshashila Institution, was quoted in an article discussing Chinese diplomatic language in the South China Morning Post. Asked about Chinese diplomats using the term...

Pranay Kotasthane appeared on the Seen and the Unseen

Pranay Kotasthane appeared on the Seen and the Unseen podcast to discuss his intellectual journey, and the tenets and first principles of public policy. You can listen to the full...

Pranay Kotasthane appeared on All India Radio to discuss the situation in Afghanistan

Pranay Kotasthane appeared on All India Radio to discuss the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and the future of the war-torn country. You can listen to the full episode...

Manoj Kewalramani appeared on The Hindu On Books podcast

Manoj Kewalramani, Fellow-China Studies at the Takshashila Institution, appeared on The Hindu On Books podcast. The episode featured Manoj talking about his book Smokeless War: China’s Quest for Geopolitical Dominance....

Manoj Kewalramani interviewed by IANS about his book ‘Smokeless War’

Manoj Kewalramani, Fellow-China Studies at the Takshashila Institution, was interviewed by Vishnu Makhijani from the Indo-Asian News Service, about the key themes related to China’s rise covered in his book,...

Manoj Kewalramani interviewed by ThePrint on his book ‘Smokeless War’

ThePrint’s Nayanima Basu interviewed Manoj Kewalramani, Fellow-China Studies at the Takshashila Institution, discussing his book Smokeless War: China’s Quest for Geopolitical Dominance. Watch the full interview here. Smokeless War is...

Takshashila hosts a webinar on India-Brazil relations in partnership with the Embassy of Brazil in India

On 2nd July, 2021, the first webinar in the series of “India, Brazil & the Future,” was co-organized by the Takshashila Institution and the Embassy of Brazil. The conversation brought...

Prateek Waghre quoted in Bloomberg about Big Tech’s fight with India

Prateek Waghre was quoted in Bloomberg about Big Tech’s fight with India. The article analysed the tensions between Twitter and the government of India in recent months, including the impact...

Manoj Kewalramani appeared on the Seen and the Unseen podcast

Manoj Kewalramani appeared on the Seen and the Unseen podcast to discuss his new book, Smokeless War: China’s Quest for Geopolitical Dominance. Smokeless War is available in both Hardcover and...

Takshashila and PAFI sign a Memorandum of Understanding

The Takshashila Institution, represented by Deputy Director Pranay Kotasthane, and Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI), represented by President Subhajyoti Ray, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 15th June...

Manoj Kewalramani quoted in The Telegraph about China’s military buildup

Manoj Kewalramani was quoted in The Telegraph about China’s military buildup along border regions. On the question of whether Chinese build-up both on the ground and in the air worry...

Rohan Seth quoted in Logically on the portrayal of surveillance tech in Family Man season 2

Rohan Seth was quoted in a Logically article on the portrayal of surveillance tech in Family Man season 2. On the question of whether the show treats the breach of...

Prateek Waghre quoted in Rest of World on Koo’s emerging prominence in Nigeria

Prateek Waghre was quoted in Rest of World on Koo’s emerging prominence in Nigeria. Rest of World reported that Koo is selling itself in Nigeria as a substitute to Twitter...

Takshashila hosts a roundtable discussion with Prof. Gadagkar

Takshashila Institution hosted a roundtable with Prof. Raghavendra Gadagkar to discuss insights from his book, Experiments in Animal Behaviour – Cutting-Edge Research at Trifling Cost. Prof. Gadagkar is an behavioural...

Manoj Kewalramani discusses his new book ‘Smokeless War’ on StratNews Global

Manoj Kewalramani was interviewed by Surya Gangadharan on StratNews Global’s show Books Corner. The show featured a discussion around Manoj’s upcoming book, Smokeless War: China’s Quest for Geopolitical Dominance. The...

Pranay Kotasthane quoted in BBC Hindi on S. Jaishankar’s US tour

Pranay Kotasthane was quoted in BBC Hindi on S. Jaishankar’s US tour. Pranay analysed the outcomes of the tour. He said, “दोनों देशों के बयानों से पता चलता है कि...

Takshashila hosts a #BookLounge session with Ambassador Shivshankar Menon

The Takshashila Institution hosted a #BookLounge session with Ambassador Shivshankar Menon on his book, “India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present”. Shivshankar Menon is a former Foreign Secretary of India...

Shambhavi Naik appeared in the BRICS dialogue on global health by ORF

Shambhavi Naik appeared in the BRICS dialogue on global health by ORF, where the panellists discussed digital health solutions and the future of healthcare. You can watch the full dialogue...

Nitin Pai quoted in an India Today article on the reasons behind India’s COVID-19 crisis

Nitin Pai, co-founder and director of Takshashila Institution was quoted in an India Today article on the reasons behind India’s COVID-19 crisis. Nitin highlighted the need to create chartered nurses...

Manoj Kewalramani quoted in an India Today article on COVID-19 relief supplies from China

Manoj Kewalramani was quoted in an India Today article on COVID-19 relief supplies from China.  Speaking of how China stands to benefit from India’s COVID-19 crisis, Manoj said: The crisis...

Prateek Waghre mentioned in DW on COVID misinformation

Prateek Waghre was mentioned in DW on how COVID misinformation has complicated India’s fight against the pandemic. Speaking on the ubiquity of misleading images and posts on social media, Prateek...

An open letter requesting the US to ease curbs on COVID-19 medical supplies

In the wake of the devastating COVID-19 second wave in India, Nitin Pai, along with Arvind Gupta, Rudra Chaudhuri, Harsh Pant and Reuben Abraham, co-authored an open letter to India’s...

Takshashila India-France Dialogue: Forming a Celestial Partnership

On 16th April 2021, the Takshashila Institution hosted a discussion on Indo-French cooperation in space and how it can be further strengthened in the years to come. The event was...

Takshashila hosts an alumni action session on the book, The Ventilator Project

Takshashila Institution hosted an alumni action on the book, The Ventilator Project with the authors, Srikant Sastri and Amitabha Bandyopadhyay. The event was hosted by Sambit Dash, an alumnus of...

Thought Bubble 2.0 – 3rd April 2021

The second edition of the Thought Bubble of Takshashila Institution was held on Saturday, 3rd April. This series aims to familiarise all students of the GCPP (Public Policy, Defence and...
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