Publications

Takshashila Discussion Document – A COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Strategy for India

Download the Discussion Document in PDF by Shambhavi Naik, Ameya Paleja, Mihir Mahajan, Narayan Ramachandran, Sunila Dixit, Rahul Matthan, Nitin Pai and Pranay Kotasthane Deploying COVID-19 vaccines once they are...

Considerations underlying Prioritisation of COVID-19 vaccine recipients

The scale and rampant spread of COVID-19 has generated a huge challenge for the world. While vaccine candidates are racing through the trial process, countries are gearing up to administer the...

All Things Policy: The World Health Assembly Meets Amid a Pandemic

While the pandemic rages on without end, the 73rd World Health Assembly has passed important resolutions relating to vaccination, food security, and other diseases. Manoj Kewalramani and Sunila Dixit talk...

Don’t micromanage

This article was published originally in the Orissa Post. You can read the full article here. Nokia was once the world leader in mobile phone handsets. Its largest manufacturing plant...

Of regulating information and disorder: MisDisMal-Information Edition 25

This is an excerpt from edition 25 of MisDisMal-Information (Of regulating information and disorder)– For the complete edition, go here. There was a lot of concern over the weekend as...

All Things Policy: India’s Marathon: Surya Prakash BS on Reimagining India’s Revenue

The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India’s Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs...

China wants a reset with Biden, but won’t change its approach

There has been much debate about why China was slow to acknowledge Joe Biden’s election victory. It took nearly a week after Biden’s victory speech for China’s foreign ministry to...

Anticipating the Unintended #88: Economics Matters, Capitalism Works

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that...

Eye on China: LAC, FDI, RCEP – Bhutan Village – Nepal’s Politics – Big Defaults – Xi’s Summits – New US Approach – Warning Australia – EU’s Dependence

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties Over the last two weeks, there...

All Things Policy: India’s Marathon: Kunal Singh on Leveraging the India-US Partnership

The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India’s Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs...

Nations are hurting themselves in their big fight with Big Tech

This article was originally published in Live Mint. Views are Personal. In a recent interview with The Atlantic magazine, Barack Obama described social media as “the single biggest threat to...

Atmanirbharta may come at a price

This article was originally published in Mumbai Mirror. You can read the full piece here. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), which was formed 20 years ago, has more than 12...

All Things Policy: India’s Marathon: Shruti Rajagopalan on India’s Strength in Numbers

The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India’s Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs...

Space Matters #4

The Great Game for Space: China’s space tracking ship are seeing increased deployments To match the increased space launch rates , China’s third generation satellite tracking ship the Yuanwang-6 has...

Watch on Japan | #5 Science Council Reform – MALABAR Exercise – BIDEN’s Win, Wait & Watch situation for Japan – ASEAN Annual Summit.

Watch on Japan | #5 Science Council Reform – MALABAR Exercise – BIDEN’s Win, Wait & Watch situation for Japan – ASEAN Annual Summit. By Divya Suresh HIGHLIGHTS: 1st Nov...

All Things Policy: India’s Marathon: Raja Karthikeya on India as an International Mediator

The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India’s Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs...

All Things Policy: India’s Marathon: Ameya Naik on India and the Rules-Based International Order

The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India’s Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs...

Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc – A Strategy to make India a Biotech Leader by 2025

Download the Discussion SlideDoc in PDF The biotechnology and healthcare sectors will underpin India’s effort to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, revive the economy and maintain long-term economic competitiveness. However, key...

Bursting firecrackers on Diwali isn’t the problem. Making it a national and moral issue is

As I write this, there is a continuous stream of firecrackers outside the window of my Bengaluru apartment: relatively subdued in my immediate vicinity compared to previous years, but nevertheless...

All Things Policy: India’s Marathon: Alok Prasanna Kumar on Reforming India’s Institutions

The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India’s Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs...

Can the professor be stopped in India?

This article was first published in Deccan Herald. Views are personal. If you binge-watch one show this year, let it be Money Heist. I started (and finished) the crime drama...

Anticipating the Unintended #86: Production-Linked Subsidies & Decoding Charisma

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that...

China’s semiconductor gold rush: A reality check

The semiconductor industry has become a major front in the US-China tech war. Given that this is a weak link in China’s otherwise impressive technology stack, the US has imposed...

The need for a more direct stimulus

The finance minister announced a stimulus package called Atmanirbhar 3.0, so-called because it was the third in a series. The total rupee value of this stimulus for the economy is...

Managing India’s Defence Expenditure Requires a Whole-of-Government Approach

“We must do something. This is something. Therefore, we must do this.” This logical fallacy, derisively labelled as the politician’s syllogism, accurately explains recent developments to contain defence expenditure in...

Mumbai to Marrakech | A newsletter on the Middle East | Edition 2 | Biden & the Middle East

Mumbai to Marrakech Edition 2: November 11, 2020 By Madhuvanthi Srinivasan Biden & the Middle East Joe Biden’s nomination as the Democrat candidate for the U.S presidential elections made Middle...

Tracking the COVID-19 Vaccine

Tracking the COVID-19 Vaccine By Ameya Paleja To contain the COVID-19 pandemic, India has a mammoth task of vaccinating a major share of her population. At Takshashila Institution, we recently...

Flawed regulation can undermine the digital payment ecosystem

Anupam Manur writes in Hindustan Times on why the limits placed on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions for third-party apps by NPCI is flawed. Systemic risks are automatically lower when consumers,...

The PLA Insight: The Sino-Indian Disengagement; China’s Next Overseas Base; Taiwan and the US Marines; Veterans Legislation; Newer Construction in the South China Sea

I. The Big Story: The Sino-Indian Border Disengagement? The eight Corp Commander-level meeting between China and India took place on the Indian side of the Chushul-Moldo Border Personnel meeting point on November 6. The...

All Things Policy: Pfizer and the Hunt for a COVID-19 Vaccine

What does Pfizer’s announcement about its COVID-19 vaccine mean? Why did Brazil halt China’s SinoVac vaccine trial? When will Serum Institute’s vaccine be ready? Manoj Kewalramani is joined by Ameya...
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