The Takshashila Dispatch

The Takshashila Dispatch is a weekly update with the latest research, opinions and writings from Takshashila.


Technology has increasingly become a domain of geopolitical confrontation, competition, and cooperation. While there are many other excellent newsletters on technology or geopolitics, few focus on the intersection of these areas. Probably none that does so from an Indian national interest perspective. That’s where we come in.

Blending Borders

In Blending Borders, Ameera Rao explores ongoing issues and perspectives from India’s neighbouring countries, including – Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, Maldives and Afghanistan

Eye on China

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. The newsletter is written by Manoj Kewalramani, Fellow-China Studies at the Takshashila Institution. In a short span of time, Eye on China has emerged as an essential weekly brief for the Indian strategic affairs community and China watchers from around the world.

The PLA Insight

The PLA Insight is a weekly newsletter covering day-to-day activities of the People’s Liberation Army and China’s Defence Ministry.

The Compound Eye

A fortnightly newsletter that tracks Indian science policies and global science news from an Indian perspective.

The Compound Eye covers four sections – Analysis of one life sciences-relevant policy, one event that has caused controversy in the scientific world, one India-specific science news and Meanwhile.. a section that talks of random news snippets. Check out this archived edition:
Anticipating the Unintended

A weekly newsletter about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas in public policy.

Anticipating the Unintended covers four sections – egregious policies, foreign policy, a framework a week, and curated readings. Check out this archived edition:
MisDisMal Information

Drawing from the Information Disorder framework of Misinformation, Disinformation and Malinformation – this newsletter aims to track it largely from an Indian perspective. It will also look at some global campaigns and research as well as larger issues pertaining to content moderation, information flows and the future of the internet. This is not, however, a fact-check newsletter.

Space Matters

Space Matters is a fortnightly overview of the politics and militarisation of space.