Publications

Xi Jinping – $100 bn is coming!

The current moment presents the Modi government with an opportunity to take advantage, but very carefully, of Beijing's inclination to offer economic incentives

Policy Advisory — Helping Karnataka’s industries reach new heights

Helping Karnataka’s industries reach new heights: Industrial policy recommendations for 2014 Pavan Srinath, Nitin Pai, Narayan Ramachandran and Varsha Ramachandran Read the policy advisory [170KB] Abstract: This policy advisory constitutes the...

MH17 and the ‘non-state actor’ charade

Here's what happened: Russian proxy fighters in the Donetsk region of Ukraine shot down a Malaysia Airlines civilian aircraft - flight MH17, carrying 298 people - by mistake, using a...

Discussion Document – Fiscal Consolidation is the Key to Economic Growth

This Discussion Document provides directions for the 2014 and future budgets focussing on the budget-making processes, subsidies, fiscal dominance of monetary policy, inflation expectations, bank ownership and fiscal consolidation.

Policy Advisory – Bringing IT Act 2000 in Alignment with the Constitution

Bringing IT Act 2000 in Alignment with the Constitution In response to input sought by the Law Commission of India on media and privacy Rohan Joshi and Ranjeet Rane, The...

Invited Paper – Indian Journal of Industrial Relations

Transition to Labor Law Reform: State-Level Initiatives &Informal Sector Labor Relations Hemal Shah, Scholar at the Takshashila Institution The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 50, No. 1, July 2014...

Discussion Document – Resolving the Indo-Bangladesh Maritime Dispute

Resolving the Indo-Bangladesh Maritime Dispute Piyush Singh and Pranay Kotasthane, the Takshashila Institution This discussion document investigates the Indo-Bangladesh maritime dispute and presents policy options for the Indian government. Indo-Bangladesh...

Iraq and the outer ring of India’s security

To us in India, news that an Islamist militant group that even Al Qaeda considers too extremist has taken Mosul, Tikrit and other Iraqi cities in a lightning campaign appears...

Confronting a new world order

So intense, so compelling and so all-consuming was the build-up to the recently concluded general election that developments outside India received less-than-usual attention in our public sphere. Yet a lot...

Our foreign policy is 8% growth

The external environment will certainly affect India's internal quest to get back onto the path of high economic growth -- but much of the slack is in domestic policy

MH370 and three worrying ‘ifs’

Kuala Lumpur's delay in roping in India to help track the missing aircraft is an indicator that New Delhi must redouble its diplomacy and capacity demonstration in East Asia

Policy Brief – Making India’s Labour Market More Flexible

Making India’s Labour Market More Flexible Hemal Shah, Scholar at the Takshashila Institution This policy brief presents a workable approach to labour reforms, to break six decades of deadlock. These...

Don’t leave diplomacy to diplomats

The perfunctory management of external affairs has left India's foreign policy establishment largely unprepared to manage the consequences of dramatic international developments

‘Axis of evil’ now a pivot of peace?

The implications of the interim deal between Iran and the world's big powers go far beyond the nuclear programme

The Saudis, the Iranians and us

Further deterioration of the US-Saudi relationship will have geo-economic and geopolitical effects

Leave the Net in US hands

The US Constitution, political system, civil society and media are better guardians of online free speech and privacy than some UN outfit

Three-point alert for J&K

The partisan political din in New Delhi and concerns about the economy elsewhere in the country should not divert our attention from the emergent situation in Jammu and Kashmir. All...

China’s war on rumour

The microblogging service Weibo has proliferated to such an extent that it is straining China's vast censorship infrastructure

Book Chapter: India and International Norms

Book Chapter: India and International Norms: R2P, Genocide Prevention, Human Rights, and Democracy Nitin Pai, Co-Founder and Director of the Takshashila Institution in Shaping the Emerging World: India and the...

Book Chapter: India and UN Peacekeeping

Book Chapter: India and International Norms: R2P, Genocide Prevention, Human Rights, and Democracy Richard Gowan and Sushant K. Singh. Sushant is a fellow for national security at the Takshashila Institution....

Research Report – On Labour Law Reforms in India

Towards greater labour market flexibility: Issues and Options Hemal Shah, Scholar at the Takshashila Institution This report proposes how we could think about a workable approach to labour market reform,...

Discussion Document – India’s Central Monitoring System

By Rohan Joshi, Fellow at the Takshashila Insitution Executive Summary As part of the 2011-­2012 annual report of the Department of Telecommunications, the Government of India formally announced its decision...

Issue Brief – Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh

The ambush of a convoy of Congress party leaders in Chhattisgarh on May 25th, 2013, was one of the most ambitious attacks by the Maoists. It was a well-planned attack...

Issue Brief – Pakistan’s elections – An Indian perspective

This issue brief discusses the implications of elections to 272 directly elected seats of Pakistan’s National Assembly earlier this month. The elections resulted in a huge vote of confidence in...

Issue Brief – Chinese incursions in the Ladakh region

The Chinese People's Liberation Army's incursions into the Depsang plains in eastern Ladakh in April have brought the boundary issue back into focus in India's relations with China. This brief...

Case – A beheading along the Line of Control

On Sunday, January 6th, 2013, Pakistani troops attacked an Indian patrol near Churunda along the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir, killing two soldiers and mutilating their bodies. In...

Reforming the financial sector

Appointed by the Government of India in 2011, the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) submitted its report in March. Had this Commission completed its work before 2008, it might...

Making publicly funded research accessible

A preliminary policy brief A vast number of students, teachers, researchers and members of the public are unable to access research papers and data due to prohibitive terms imposed by...

Policy Advisory – The need for an Indian Crime Survey

The following is Takshashila’s submission to the Justice J S Verma Committee on amendments to criminal law relating to safety and security of women: Information underpins all planning. At present,...
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