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Second weekend workshop held for the sixth intake of GCPP

Takshashila hosted the second weekend workshop in Bangalore for students from the sixth intake of the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy course between 13th and 15th of December, 2013  . The workshop took...

The Takshashila Institution hosts a joint interaction session with the students of National University Singapore.

Takshashila Institution hosted a joint interaction session with the students of National University Singapore on Thursday, December 12. The GCPP students of Takshashila made a short presentation on India’s space mission...

The Takshashila Institution and Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) launch B.CLIP

The Takshashila Institution and Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) launch B.CLIP: B.PAC Civic Leadership Incubator Programme. B.CLIP aims to create a pool of good civic leaders who will actively engage...

Takshashila co-hosts a talk by Daveed Gartenstein Ross on Afghanistan- After the US withdrawal

The Takshashila Institution and the Bangalore International Centre (BIC) hosted a talk by Daveed Gartenstein Ross, chaired by Anand Arni on Afghanistan- After the US withdrawal. The session opened with...

Nitin Pai quoted in The Indian Express on citizen initiatives in Bangalore

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai quoted in The Indian Express on the idea that ordinary apathetic citizens can rally around to fix urban problems.  Small change, big city The rise of civic groups in Bangalore,...

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai attends a panel on India-US relations

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai attends an AEI panel discussion on the future of US-India relations, held on Capitol Hill, Washington DC. The keynote address was given by Senator John Cornyn. The other...

Takshashila co-hosts Srinath Raghavan for a talk on the creation of Bangladesh

The Takshashila Institution along with the Bangalore International Centre (BIC) hosted military historian Srinath Raghavan for a talk on his latest book, ‘1971 – The Global History of the Creation...

First weekend workshop held for the sixth intake of GCPP

Takshashila hosted the first weekend workshop in Bangalore for students from the sixth intake of the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy course. The workshop took place on the banks of the Sankey...

Nitin Pai appears on NDTV, on racism in India

Nitin Pai appears on NDTV’s Left Right Centre on the Nigerians targeted in Goa and whether we are racists. Nigerians targeted in Goa: Are we racist?

Nitin Pai quoted in the Times of India

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai quoted in the Times of India on the Election Commission’s move to regulate political campaigning on social media, which involves bringing in more transparency around its funding. Social media campaign...

Nitin Pai featured in a piece, on starting Takshashila

The Bangalore Mirror features Takshashila’s Nitin Pai, on how he started the Takshashila Institution and for making a case for and working towards better governance. The Doing Thinker “An independent, non-partisan public charitable trust,...

The Takshashila Institution hosts scholars from the Hudson Institute

The Takshashila Institution on Friday, interacted with scholars from the Hudson Institute. The visitors were led by Ambassador Hussain Haqqani and Aparna Pande. The discussion covered a number of topics related to...

Nitin Pai debates the Food Security Bill on Al Jazeera Stream

Takshashila's Nitin Pai appeared in a debate on India's Food Security Bill on Al Jazeera's The Stream on 9 Oct 2013. Pai argued that the programme delivers entitlements to a...

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai speaks at the Young Leader Forum held by the British High Commission in Mumbai

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai speaks at the Young Leader Forum held by the British High Commission in Mumbai. Young leaders discuss women’s issues, freedom of speech “The afternoon’s panel dealt with issues of...

Narayan Ramachandran featured in the Times of India

The Times of India features Narayan Ramchandran on his work as a social entrepreneur, investor and founder of Inklude Labs. Narayan is also a member of the management committee at the Takshashila Institution....

Takshashila partners with B.PAC to launch civic leadership training

The Takshashila Institution is partnering with Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) to launch B.CLIP: B.PAC Civic Leadership Incubator Programme. B.CLIP aims to create a pool of good civic leaders who...

Sarah Farooqui quoted on the Save our Sister’s campaign

Takshashila’s Sarah Farooqui quoted in Deccan Chronicle on the distressed images of Indian Goddesses for the Save Our Sister’s campaign. Goddesses of the lost soul “Sarah Farooqui, a researcher at Takshashila, a non-profit...

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai quoted in Eldia es

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai quoted in Eldia es, on the Indian dream of emerging as a superpower. India still dreams of becoming a superpower “Singh’s government has not taken much of the...

BBC quotes Takshashila’s Nitin Pai

BBC quotes Takshashila’s Nitin Pai on India considering a proposal to shut fuel pumps at night as a way to cut its oil import bill. India considers night-time fuel pump...

Call for Applications – Fellowship in Defence Economics

The Takshashila Institution is inviting applications for a year-long, non-residential research fellowship in defence economics of relevance to Indian public policy. The selected Fellow will be expected to be a...

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai quoted in DNA

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai quoted in DNA on the recent findings of a global survey that has India topping the lost in the reading department. Indian readers digest the most “Reading...

The National quotes Takshashila’s Sushant K Singh

The National quotes Takshashila Fellow Sushant K Singh on the twin explosions and fire that sank an Indian submarine in Mumbai. ‘It was a kind of mushroom fireball’ As a...

Global call for applications – Policy Research

Takshashila invites applications for policy research projects in the following areas: Energy security Governance restoration in post-conflict areas Strategy in the aerospace domain Defence economics Cyberstrategy Politics in networked societies...

Takshashila announces its second batch of Scholars

Six talented individuals have been selected to conduct independent policy research in the second round of the Takshashila Scholars Programme. The Takshashila Scholars Programme creates a platform for people from...

Times of India quotes Takshashila’s Nitin Pai and Krupakar Manukonda

The Times of India quotes Takshashila’s Director, Nitin Pai and Krupakar Manukonda on the Twitter duel between BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah over...

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai on NDTV regarding violence on the LoC

Takshashila’s Director, Nitin Pai appears on NDTV’s Left, Right and Centre on the recent violence on the Line of Control where five Indian army soldiers were killed. Nitin argues that a lot...

Mail Today quotes Takshashila’s Nitin Pai

Mail Today quotes Takshashila’s director, Nitin Pai on the mismatch between the latest poverty rates and the proposed coverage of the food security ordinance. Only 270m are ‘poor’ but govt wants...

Takshashila hosts Tyler Cowen for a roundtable discussion

The Takshashila Institution hosted economist, author and popular blogger Tyler Cowen for a roundtable discussion in Bangalore on evening of Wednesday, July 24. The discussion was moderated by Narayan Ramachandran, Fellow...

Takshashila contributes two chapters in upcoming Brookings book

Takshashila’s director Nitin Pai and fellow Sushant K Singh contributed a chapter each to ‘Shaping the Emerging World: India and the Multilateral Order’, an upcoming book by the Brookings Institution....

Shortlisting and interviews of Scholars candidates underway

Takshashila is currently in the process of shortlisting and interviewing candidates for the second round of the Scholars programme. 34 applications were received for the limited scholarships available for doing...
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