Publications

How Can India Get Better Data Processing Laws?

India has the sovereign right to use its data for the welfare of its people and the idea of free trade doesn’t necessarily justify the idea of a free flow...

All Things Policy: When Xi Met Modi

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit seemed to herald new thinking on Sino-Indian relations. But will it amount to anything? Manoj Kewalramani and Anirudh Kanisetti join Aditya Ramanathan to discuss. Subscribe...

All Things Policy: India Needs GMOs

Despite India’s ban on genetically modified crops, hundreds of farmers in Akola are planting them anyway. Why are GMOs banned in the first place? Will India roll back the ban?...

Third Rome: Understanding Syria with Graph Theory

The Syrian civil war is coming to a close, and it looks like Russia – er, Assad – has won. According to the Military Balance 2019, Since 2015, 500 senior...

India and Brexit: How New Delhi Can Position Itself to Maximize Benefit

The United Kingdom’s planned exit from the European Union, Brexit, keeps getting messier by the month. It led Theresa May to resign, just like David Cameron before her. It may end...

The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue No 7: Artificial Intelligence and PLA, Chinese military superiority over US, Type 055 Destroyer, China-Philippines tension, Indo-Pacific Strategy and India

The Big Story: Artificial intelligence and PLA In 2017, China announced its plans to become the world leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) by 2030. As US and China compete to...

All Things Policy: Upheaval in Hong Kong

The mass protests against Hong Kong’s new extradition law turned violent on Wednesday. As tensions boiled over, Hong Kong police used tear gas and fired rubber bullets to disperse the...

How the world is dealing with China’s military modernisation drive

China’s military modernisation is advancing rapidly, requiring stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific region to adapt with the changing realities. China’s Defence minister Wei Fenghe made a speech on June 2 at...

The gene of prejudice in gender determination

From impeding track stars like Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand to laws restricting bathroom access and a proposal in the US for genetic determination of sex, the issue of gender...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 5

Shambhavi Naik, Pranay Kotasthane and Gayatri Ganpule join Yazad Jal to discuss the latest section of the Economist. Today’s podcast includes the economics behind plant activity, the legality of certain...

Opinion | Three changes that can be introduced in the performance review process in R&AW

There is an acute staff shortage in India’s RAW with about 40 per cent of the posts at the level of joint secretaries, directors and deputy secretaries lying vacant. And then, it became worse nearly six...

All Things Policy: Grossly Doubtful Production | A Mis-estimation of India’s GDP Growth Rate

A recent paper by former Chief Economic Advisor of India, Arvind Subramanian made a shocking claim that India’s GDP growth between 2011-12 and 2016-17 was 4.5 per cent per year,...

Delhi must wake up and smell the opportunity

Deepening competition between the US and China over trade and technology is bringing forth a new set of economic and strategic challenges for India. Navigating these successfully requires New Delhi...

All Things Policy: A Master Class on Sea Power | Talking With Rear Admiral Shrikhande

In this special episode, Rear Admiral Sudarshan Shrikhande talks about how maritime power has shaped our world, from ancient Greece to the 21st century Indo-Pacific. In conversation with Aditya Ramanathan...

Eye on China: Xi-Putin’s New Era – India’s Trade – Tiananmen@30 – Trump’s Threat – Indo-Pacific Report

Eye on China is a weekly newsletter offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week we cover Xi’s visit to Russia, the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square...

The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue No 6

Big Story: Do you believe in UFOs? Chinese social media was flooded on June 2, Sunday, with messages of people claiming to have spotted a UFO with a long white...

All Things Policy: Anti-Abortion Laws | Legality and Consequence

With the recent wave of anti-abortion laws in the US, the right of a woman to bodily autonomy is being attacked. Shambhavi Naik is joined by Nidhi Gupta, Anirudh Kanisetti...

The Compound Eye – 10th Edition Recap!

A fortnightly newsletter keeping an eye on science policy and news from around the world. DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018 (Edition 1): The DNA Bill 2018 aimed...

All Things Policy: The US Indo-Pacific Strategy | Discussing America’s Plan

The US has a new Indo-Pacific strategy. What does it mean for the region? What’s China’s response it? And how does it impact India? Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai join...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 4

Shambhavi Naik and Gayatri Ganpule join Yazad Jal to explore the latest section of the Economist and discuss the nuances of its most intriguing articles. Listen in to hear about...

India’s Focus Shift From SAARC to BIMSTEC Is Strategic, but Underused

While India has tactfully used the platform to diplomatically isolate Pakistan, it must also tap into BIMSTEC’s immense potential for development, connectivity and trade in the region. Leaders of the...

All Things Policy: The Tiananmen Square Massacre

The Tiananmen Square massacre is still an extremely controversial topic in China 30 years on. What led to the mass protests at the time? How does the Chinese Government still...

Biological Weapons: The Impact of New Technologies

In June 2018, German police arrested a Tunisian man in Cologne for trying to build a biological weapon using the deadly toxin, ricin.1   In October 2018, researchers flagged a US...

A National Security Doctrine For India

Download the doctrine here Yogakshema बलं शक्ति: | सुखं सिद्धि:| Strength is power. And well-being is the goal. (Arthashastra, 6:2-31,32) To create and defend a conducive environment for yogakshema (well-being, prosperity,...

All Things Policy: A National Security Doctrine for India

The Takshashila Institution released a National Security Doctrine for India on 3rd June 2019. In this episode, Lt Gen Prakash Menon, Nitin Pai, and Pranay Kotasthane discuss what this doctrine...

Do we really want to weaken digital encryption?

Indian technology policy is entering into a decisive age with the coming of the new government. Regardless of who comes into power, BJP, Congress, or a coalition, their policies need...

All Things Policy: Voting With Your Wallet

Brands are becoming increasingly outspoken about their political values and so are consumers. Are we in an era of ethical consumerism? What does this mean for manufacturers and workers? Ananya...

The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue 5

The Big Story: Trade war & Chinese military The escalating trade war has taken a toll on China’s military modernisation, says a recent report in the South China Morning Post. The report is...

Eye on China: Wang’s Pak Visit – Wuhan 2.0 – China’s Rare Earths Warning – The Russian Connection

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week we cover Wang Qishan’s Pakistan visit; Xi and Modi prepare for Wuhan...

All Things Policy: Understanding Chinese Power

In today’s Thoughtful Thursday episode, General Prakash Menon and Suyash Desai join Manoj Kewalramani to discuss China’s international political machinations and its military strategy through the lens of two new...
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