Our Team

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  • Co-Founder & Director
    Nitin Pai is a co-founder of Takshashila and a graduate of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University Read More
  • Advisor
    Narayan Ramchandran is father of two girls, husband of writer, social entrepreneur, columnist and emerging market investor in that order. Read More
  • Faculty Fellow
    Saurabh Chandra is a technology entrepreneur with an interest in public policy. He is an alumnus of Takshashila and the Read More
  • Councillor
    Dr Pratap Bhanu Mehta is President, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi. He was previously Visiting Professor of Government at Read More
  • Senior Fellow
    Dr Ajit Ranade is the Chief Economist of the Aditya Birla Group. He is an Executive Officer of Financial Technologies India Ltd. He Read More
  • Councillor
    Commodore C Uday Bhaskar served in the Indian Navy till 2007 for 37 years. He was associated with Institute for Defence Studies and Read More
  • Advisor & Faculty
    Dr. M Govinda Rao is an economist and a member of the 14th Finance Commission. Dr. Rao has previously served as Read More
  • Distinguished Fellow
    Anand Arni is a Distinguished Fellow of the Geostrategy Programme at the Takshashila Institution. Anand Arni was formerly Special Secretary Read More
  • Director, Strategic Studies Programme
    Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. Lt Gen Menon joined the Indian Army in Read More
  • Assistant Professor
    Avinash M. Tripathi is an Associate Research Fellow (Economics) at the Takshashila Institution. His areas of research are competition policy Read More
  • Research Fellow
    Shambhavi Naik is a Research Fellow with Takshashila's Technology and Policy programme. Shambhavi has a Ph.D in Cancer Biology from Read More
  • Programme Associate
    Shruthi Ponnappa is a Programme Associate at Takshashila. An engineer by qualification, Shruthi specialised in Electronics and Communication and initially Read More
  • Programme Associate
    Shibani Mehta is a Programme Associate with the Strategic Studies Programme. A post-graduate of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Read More
  • Associate Fellow
    Manoj Kewalramani is an Associate Fellow-China Studies at The Takshashila Institution. Prior to joining Takshashila, Manoj spent 11 years working Read More
  • Head of Corporate Affairs
    Sowmya Prabhakar is Head of Corporate Affairs at The Takshashila Institution. She has over 13 years of diverse experience. Before Read More
  • Associate Fellow
    Ajay Patri is an Associate Fellow at the Takshashila Institution and a graduate of the National Law School of India Read More
  • Research Analyst
    Anirudh is a Research Analyst with Takshashila's Technology and Policy programme. An engineer by training, Anirudh holds a degree in Read More
  • Fellow, Technology & Policy Programme
    Rahul Matthan is a Fellow with Takshashila's Technology & Policy Research Programme. Rahul is a partner with Trilegal and heads its Read More
  • Research Scientist
    Dr. Shailendar Swaminathan is a Research Scientist with the Public Health Foundation of India. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Read More
  • Research Fellow
    V Vinay is the founder and the Chairman of LimberLink Technologies. His interests lie in mathematical aspects of computer science, Read More
  • Web Editor
    Ganesh Chakravarthi is Takshashila’s resident Web Editor. Ganesh manages the Takshashila website, Media Centre and edits research and policy briefs, Read More
  • Research Associate
    Manasa is a Research Associate at the Takshashila Institution and works on issues relating to constitutional law and international law. Read More
  • Fellow, Centre for Smart City Governance
    Dr. Anjali Karol Mohan is an urban and regional planner by profession with a PhD in urban e-governance from International Read More
  • Fellow for Cybersecurity
    Rohan Joshi is a fellow for Cybersecurity at Takshashila.  He is also a contributing columnist at Pragati, where he writes on Read More
  • Associate Dean, Policy School
    Nidhi Gupta is the Associate Dean of the Policy School at the Takshashila Institution. She is a graduate of the Read More
  • Research Associate
    Madhav Chandavarkar is a Research Associate at the Takshashila Institution. Madhav obtained his B.A.,LL.B. from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in Read More
  • Research Fellow
    Anupam Manur is a Research Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. He was previously working as a Research Associate at the Indian Read More
  • Programme Manager
    Devika is a Programme Manager for the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy. She is also a Policy Analyst at the Read More
  • Head, Research
    Pranay Kotasthane heads the geostrategy programme at the Takshashila Institution. Pranay started his career as a policy analyst focusing on geopolitics Read More
  • Fellow & Faculty; Host, The Pragati Podcast
    Pavan Srinath is Fellow & Faculty member at the Takshashila Institution. Pavan also hosts the Pragati Podcast, a weekly talk Read More
  • Associate Research Fellow
    Ram Ganesh Kamatham is an Associate Research Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. His research areas are at the intersection of Read More
  • Fellow
    Yazad Jal is Fellow, Economic Policy at the Takshashila Institution. Before joining Takshashila in June 2018, he worked as a Read More
  • Associate Manager, Communication
    Asawari Ghatage is Associate Manager, Communications, at Takshashila. Before joining Takshashila, her meandering career which spans five years, included writing Read More
  • Mr. Sharma is a Deputy Secretary General at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and was Read More
  • Dr. Gowda is a politician and an academician. He is a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Karnataka and has Read More
  • Dr. Baru has served as the Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Director Read More
  • Mr. Sinha is the Director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) and was part of the Indian Administrative Read More
  • Mr. Raja is a Senior Partner and National Executive Director of Argus Partners. He has an LLM in International Economic Read More
  • Mr. Raghavan is a senior journalist and columnist. He is the author of two books, including Dialogue of the Deaf: Read More
  • Dr. Khilnani is the Avantha Professor and Director, King’s India Institute. He has a PhD in Social and Political Sciences Read More
  • Dr. Roy is a Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics. His research interests include economic history, Read More
  • Advisor
    Narayan Ramchandran is father of two girls, husband of writer, social entrepreneur, columnist and emerging market investor in that order. Read More
  • Councillor
    Dr Pratap Bhanu Mehta is President, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi. He was previously Visiting Professor of Government at Read More
  • Senior Fellow
    Dr Ajit Ranade is the Chief Economist of the Aditya Birla Group. He is an Executive Officer of Financial Technologies India Ltd. He Read More
  • Councillor
    Commodore C Uday Bhaskar served in the Indian Navy till 2007 for 37 years. He was associated with Institute for Defence Studies and Read More
  • Advisor & Faculty
    Dr. M Govinda Rao is an economist and a member of the 14th Finance Commission. Dr. Rao has previously served as Read More
  • Distinguished Fellow
    Anand Arni is a Distinguished Fellow of the Geostrategy Programme at the Takshashila Institution. Anand Arni was formerly Special Secretary Read More
  • Director, Strategic Studies Programme
    Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. Lt Gen Menon joined the Indian Army in Read More
  • Faculty Fellow
    Saurabh Chandra is a technology entrepreneur with an interest in public policy. He is an alumnus of Takshashila and the Read More
  • Advisor & Faculty
    Dr. M Govinda Rao is an economist and a member of the 14th Finance Commission. Dr. Rao has previously served as Read More
  • Director, Strategic Studies Programme
    Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. Lt Gen Menon joined the Indian Army in Read More
  • Research Scientist
    Dr. Shailendar Swaminathan is a Research Scientist with the Public Health Foundation of India. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Read More
  • Research Fellow
    V Vinay is the founder and the Chairman of LimberLink Technologies. His interests lie in mathematical aspects of computer science, Read More
  • Fellow, Centre for Smart City Governance
    Dr. Anjali Karol Mohan is an urban and regional planner by profession with a PhD in urban e-governance from International Read More
  • Research Fellow
    Anupam Manur is a Research Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. He was previously working as a Research Associate at the Indian Read More
  • Programme Manager
    Devika is a Programme Manager for the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy. She is also a Policy Analyst at the Read More
  • Head, Research
    Pranay Kotasthane heads the geostrategy programme at the Takshashila Institution. Pranay started his career as a policy analyst focusing on geopolitics Read More
  • Fellow & Faculty; Host, The Pragati Podcast
    Pavan Srinath is Fellow & Faculty member at the Takshashila Institution. Pavan also hosts the Pragati Podcast, a weekly talk Read More
  • Mr. Sharma is a Deputy Secretary General at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and was Read More
  • Dr. Gowda is a politician and an academician. He is a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Karnataka and has Read More
  • Dr. Baru has served as the Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Director Read More
  • Mr. Sinha is the Director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) and was part of the Indian Administrative Read More
  • Mr. Raja is a Senior Partner and National Executive Director of Argus Partners. He has an LLM in International Economic Read More
  • Mr. Raghavan is a senior journalist and columnist. He is the author of two books, including Dialogue of the Deaf: Read More
  • Dr. Khilnani is the Avantha Professor and Director, King’s India Institute. He has a PhD in Social and Political Sciences Read More
  • Dr. Roy is a Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics. His research interests include economic history, Read More
  • Distinguished Fellow
    Anand Arni is a Distinguished Fellow of the Geostrategy Programme at the Takshashila Institution. Anand Arni was formerly Special Secretary Read More
  • Director, Strategic Studies Programme
    Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. Lt Gen Menon joined the Indian Army in Read More
  • Research Fellow
    Shambhavi Naik is a Research Fellow with Takshashila's Technology and Policy programme. Shambhavi has a Ph.D in Cancer Biology from Read More
  • Associate Fellow
    Manoj Kewalramani is an Associate Fellow-China Studies at The Takshashila Institution. Prior to joining Takshashila, Manoj spent 11 years working Read More
  • Head, Research
    Pranay Kotasthane heads the geostrategy programme at the Takshashila Institution. Pranay started his career as a policy analyst focusing on geopolitics Read More
  • Fellow & Faculty; Host, The Pragati Podcast
    Pavan Srinath is Fellow & Faculty member at the Takshashila Institution. Pavan also hosts the Pragati Podcast, a weekly talk Read More
  • Associate Research Fellow
    Ram Ganesh Kamatham is an Associate Research Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. His research areas are at the intersection of Read More
  • Fellow
    Yazad Jal is Fellow, Economic Policy at the Takshashila Institution. Before joining Takshashila in June 2018, he worked as a Read More
  • Senior Fellow
    Dr Ajit Ranade is the Chief Economist of the Aditya Birla Group. He is an Executive Officer of Financial Technologies India Ltd. He Read More
  • Assistant Professor
    Avinash M. Tripathi is an Associate Research Fellow (Economics) at the Takshashila Institution. His areas of research are competition policy Read More
  • Research Fellow
    Shambhavi Naik is a Research Fellow with Takshashila's Technology and Policy programme. Shambhavi has a Ph.D in Cancer Biology from Read More
  • Fellow, Technology & Policy Programme
    Rahul Matthan is a Fellow with Takshashila's Technology & Policy Research Programme. Rahul is a partner with Trilegal and heads its Read More
  • Fellow, Centre for Smart City Governance
    Dr. Anjali Karol Mohan is an urban and regional planner by profession with a PhD in urban e-governance from International Read More
  • Fellow for Cybersecurity
    Rohan Joshi is a fellow for Cybersecurity at Takshashila.  He is also a contributing columnist at Pragati, where he writes on Read More
  • Co-Founder & Director
    Nitin Pai is a co-founder of Takshashila and a graduate of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University Read More
  • Distinguished Fellow
    Anand Arni is a Distinguished Fellow of the Geostrategy Programme at the Takshashila Institution. Anand Arni was formerly Special Secretary Read More
  • Director, Strategic Studies Programme
    Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. Lt Gen Menon joined the Indian Army in Read More
  • Assistant Professor
    Avinash M. Tripathi is an Associate Research Fellow (Economics) at the Takshashila Institution. His areas of research are competition policy Read More
  • Programme Associate
    Shruthi Ponnappa is a Programme Associate at Takshashila. An engineer by qualification, Shruthi specialised in Electronics and Communication and initially Read More
  • Programme Associate
    Shibani Mehta is a Programme Associate with the Strategic Studies Programme. A post-graduate of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Read More
  • Associate Fellow
    Manoj Kewalramani is an Associate Fellow-China Studies at The Takshashila Institution. Prior to joining Takshashila, Manoj spent 11 years working Read More
  • Head of Corporate Affairs
    Sowmya Prabhakar is Head of Corporate Affairs at The Takshashila Institution. She has over 13 years of diverse experience. Before Read More
  • Associate Fellow
    Ajay Patri is an Associate Fellow at the Takshashila Institution and a graduate of the National Law School of India Read More
  • Research Analyst
    Anirudh is a Research Analyst with Takshashila's Technology and Policy programme. An engineer by training, Anirudh holds a degree in Read More
  • Web Editor
    Ganesh Chakravarthi is Takshashila’s resident Web Editor. Ganesh manages the Takshashila website, Media Centre and edits research and policy briefs, Read More
  • Research Associate
    Manasa is a Research Associate at the Takshashila Institution and works on issues relating to constitutional law and international law. Read More
  • Associate Dean, Policy School
    Nidhi Gupta is the Associate Dean of the Policy School at the Takshashila Institution. She is a graduate of the Read More
  • Research Associate
    Madhav Chandavarkar is a Research Associate at the Takshashila Institution. Madhav obtained his B.A.,LL.B. from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in Read More
  • Research Fellow
    Anupam Manur is a Research Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. He was previously working as a Research Associate at the Indian Read More
  • Programme Manager
    Devika is a Programme Manager for the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy. She is also a Policy Analyst at the Read More
  • Head, Research
    Pranay Kotasthane heads the geostrategy programme at the Takshashila Institution. Pranay started his career as a policy analyst focusing on geopolitics Read More
  • Fellow & Faculty; Host, The Pragati Podcast
    Pavan Srinath is Fellow & Faculty member at the Takshashila Institution. Pavan also hosts the Pragati Podcast, a weekly talk Read More
  • Associate Research Fellow
    Ram Ganesh Kamatham is an Associate Research Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. His research areas are at the intersection of Read More
  • Fellow
    Yazad Jal is Fellow, Economic Policy at the Takshashila Institution. Before joining Takshashila in June 2018, he worked as a Read More
  • Associate Manager, Communication
    Asawari Ghatage is Associate Manager, Communications, at Takshashila. Before joining Takshashila, her meandering career which spans five years, included writing Read More