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  • Nitin Pai - Nitin Pai is co-founder and director of the Takshashila Institution, an independent centre for research and education in public policy.… Read More
  • Anand Arni - Anand Arni is a Distinguished Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. As a career intelligence officer, he has spent over 25 years… Read More
  • Lt General (Dr) Prakash Menon - Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. He is also Professor Emeritus at Trans Disciplinary… Read More
  • Pranay Kotasthane - Pranay Kotasthane is deputy director of the Takshashila Institution. Pranay's current research includes high tech geopolitics and the politics of… Read More
  • Sowmya Prabhakar - Sowmya is Head of Corporate Affairs at the Takshashila Institution. She comes with 15 yrs of diverse experience, which combines… Read More
  • Manoj Kewalramani - Manoj Kewalramani is a Fellow-China Studies at The Takshashila Institution. His research focuses on Chinese politics, foreign policy and approaches… Read More
  • Anupam Manur - Anupam Manur is an Assistant Professor at the Takshashila Institution. He was previously working as a Research Associate at the… Read More
  • Narayan Ramachandran - Narayan Ramchandran is father of two girls, husband of writer, social entrepreneur, columnist and emerging market investor in that order.… Read More
  • Aditya Ramanathan - Aditya Ramanathan is a research analyst with the Takshashila Institution. A journalist by training, he has previously worked at Mint… Read More
  • Saurabh Chandra - Saurabh Chandra is a technology entrepreneur with an interest in public policy. He is an alumnus of Takshashila and the… Read More
  • Naganand Doraswamy - Naganand is a serial entrepreneur turned investor. After exiting his most recent start-up, he founded Ideaspring Capital to fund and… Read More
  • M Govinda Rao - Dr. M Govinda Rao is an economist and a member of the 14th Finance Commission. Dr. Rao has previously served as… Read More
  • Shambhavi Naik - Shambhavi Naik is a Research Fellow with Takshashila's Technology and Policy programme. Shambhavi has a Ph.D in Cancer Biology from… Read More
  • Apurva Kumar - Apurva is the Staff Programme Manager of the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy (PGP) at The Takshashila Institution. He… Read More
  • Suyash Desai - Suyash Desai is an Associate Fellow working in China Studies Programme at The Takshashila Institution. He researches on China’s defence… Read More
  • Rohan Seth - Rohan manages the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GCPP), Technology and Policy programme at The Takshashila Institution. Rohan is a former… Read More
  • Ameya Naik - Ameya Naik is an Associate Fellow (non-resident) with the geostrategy programme at the Takshashila Institution. His research covers Indian foreign… Read More
  • Kajari Kamal - Dr. Kajari Kamal is a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hyderabad. She holds a postgraduate in International… Read More
  • Rohan Joshi - Rohan Joshi is a fellow for Cybersecurity at Takshashila.  He is also a contributing columnist at Pragati, where he writes on… Read More
  • Shailendar Swaminathan - Dr. Shailendar Swaminathan is a Research Scientist with the Public Health Foundation of India. He is also an Adjunct Assistant… Read More
  • Rahul Matthan - Rahul Matthan is a Fellow with Takshashila's Technology & Policy Research Programme. Rahul is a partner with Trilegal and heads its… Read More
  • C Uday Bhaskar - 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
  • Ajit Ranade - Dr Ajit Ranade is Distinguished Fellow at the Takshashila Institution focusing on India’s economic policies. He is also Chief Economist… Read More
  • Pratap Bhanu Mehta - Dr Pratap Bhanu Mehta is the Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University. He was previously President, Center for Policy Research, New… Read More
  • Sarthak Pradhan - Sarthak is an Associate Fellow at The Takshashila Institution. He has completed the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Public Policy… Read More
  • Mihir Mahajan - Mihir Mahajan is Chief of Staff at IP Spring LLC, a boutique US law firm that specializes in intellectual property… Read More
  • Neelanjan Sircar - Neelanjan Sircar is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Assistant Professor at Ashoka University. His research interests… Read More
  • Suman Joshi - Suman manages the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GCPP) programme at Takshashila. She has over twelve years of experience in… Read More
  • Prateek Waghre - Prateek Waghre is a Research Analyst with the Technology and Policy Programme at The Takshashila Institution. Before Takshashila, he spent… Read More
  • Prasanna Naidu - Prasanna Naidu is a video producer with the Takshashila Institution. He has previously worked as an advocate in Mumbai's District and… Read More
  • Atish Padhy - Atish manages Takshashila's digital properties, including its website & social media pages, and designs visuals and posters for branding &… Read More
  • Aditya Pareek - Aditya Pareek is a Research Analyst with the Takshashila Institution and a gold medalist graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication.… Read More
  • Malathi Renati - Malathi Renati is enjoying her role as the Programme Manager of the Graduate Certificate in Defence and Foreign Affairs (GCPP-DFA)… Read More
  • Ameera Rao - Currently a Research Assistant at the Takshashila Institution, Ameera recently graduated from King’s College London with a B.A in International… Read More
  • Mahek Nankani - Currently an Assistant Programme Manager at Takshashila, Mahek recently completed her Post-Graduation in Development Studies from Azim Premji University, Bangalore.… Read More
  • Shrey Khanna - Shrey Khanna is a Staff Research Analyst with Takshashila’s Indo-Pacific Studies Programme. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow in… Read More
  • Ruturaj Gowaikar - Ruturaj  is a Research Analyst at Takshahila, primarily working on Health and Life Science related policies. He is involved in… Read More
  • Arjun Gargeyas - Arjun Gargeyas is a Research Analyst working with the High Tech Geopolitics Team at the Takshashila Institution. He holds a… Read More
  • Priyal Lyncia D’Almeida - Priyal is a Research Analyst working on Health and Life Sciences related policies. She holds a Bachelor’s in Biotechnology and… Read More
  • Sapni GK - Sapni is currently a Research Analyst with the High Tech Geopolitics Programme at Takshashila Institution. She recently graduated with a degree in Law… Read More
  • Megha Pardhi - Megha is a Research Analyst (China Studies) at The Takshashila Institution. Her research focuses on China's People's Liberation Army (PLA)… Read More
  • Aarthi Ratnam - Aarthi Ratnam is an Assistant Programme Manager at Takshashila Institution. She holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the… Read More
  • Aneesh Jaganath - Aneesh J is an Assistant Programme Manager with the Defence and Foreign Affairs Program at Takshashila. Aneesh completed his post-graduation… Read More
  • Harshit Kukreja - Harshit Kukreja is a Research Analyst working with the Health and Life Sciences team at Takshashila. He is an alum of GCPP… Read More
  • Sridhar Krishna - Sridhar Krishna is a Senior Scholar at the Takshashila Institution and leads the 20 Million Jobs project. He graduated from… Read More
  • Aarushi Kataria - Aarushi Kataria is a Junior Research Scholar at the Takshashila Institution and contributes to the 20 Million Jobs project. She is currently… Read More
  • Narayan Ramachandran - Narayan Ramchandran is father of two girls, husband of writer, social entrepreneur, columnist and emerging market investor in that order.… Read More
  • C Uday Bhaskar - 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
  • Ajit Ranade - Dr Ajit Ranade is Distinguished Fellow at the Takshashila Institution focusing on India’s economic policies. He is also Chief Economist… Read More
  • Pratap Bhanu Mehta - Dr Pratap Bhanu Mehta is the Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University. He was previously President, Center for Policy Research, New… Read More
  • Anand Arni - Anand Arni is a Distinguished Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. As a career intelligence officer, he has spent over 25 years… Read More
  • Lt General (Dr) Prakash Menon - Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. He is also Professor Emeritus at Trans Disciplinary… Read More
  • M Govinda Rao - Dr. M Govinda Rao is an economist and a member of the 14th Finance Commission. Dr. Rao has previously served as… Read More
  • Nitin Pai - Nitin Pai is co-founder and director of the Takshashila Institution, an independent centre for research and education in public policy.… Read More
  • Anand Arni - Anand Arni is a Distinguished Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. As a career intelligence officer, he has spent over 25 years… Read More
  • Lt General (Dr) Prakash Menon - Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. He is also Professor Emeritus at Trans Disciplinary… Read More
  • Pranay Kotasthane - Pranay Kotasthane is deputy director of the Takshashila Institution. Pranay's current research includes high tech geopolitics and the politics of… Read More
  • Manoj Kewalramani - Manoj Kewalramani is a Fellow-China Studies at The Takshashila Institution. His research focuses on Chinese politics, foreign policy and approaches… Read More
  • Anupam Manur - Anupam Manur is an Assistant Professor at the Takshashila Institution. He was previously working as a Research Associate at the… Read More
  • Narayan Ramachandran - Narayan Ramchandran is father of two girls, husband of writer, social entrepreneur, columnist and emerging market investor in that order.… Read More
  • Saurabh Chandra - Saurabh Chandra is a technology entrepreneur with an interest in public policy. He is an alumnus of Takshashila and the… Read More
  • Naganand Doraswamy - Naganand is a serial entrepreneur turned investor. After exiting his most recent start-up, he founded Ideaspring Capital to fund and… Read More
  • M Govinda Rao - Dr. M Govinda Rao is an economist and a member of the 14th Finance Commission. Dr. Rao has previously served as… Read More
  • Shambhavi Naik - Shambhavi Naik is a Research Fellow with Takshashila's Technology and Policy programme. Shambhavi has a Ph.D in Cancer Biology from… Read More
  • Ameya Naik - Ameya Naik is an Associate Fellow (non-resident) with the geostrategy programme at the Takshashila Institution. His research covers Indian foreign… Read More
  • Kajari Kamal - Dr. Kajari Kamal is a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hyderabad. She holds a postgraduate in International… Read More
  • Shailendar Swaminathan - Dr. Shailendar Swaminathan is a Research Scientist with the Public Health Foundation of India. He is also an Adjunct Assistant… Read More
  • Rahul Matthan - Rahul Matthan is a Fellow with Takshashila's Technology & Policy Research Programme. Rahul is a partner with Trilegal and heads its… Read More
  • Mihir Mahajan - Mihir Mahajan is Chief of Staff at IP Spring LLC, a boutique US law firm that specializes in intellectual property… Read More
  • Neelanjan Sircar - Neelanjan Sircar is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Assistant Professor at Ashoka University. His research interests… Read More
  • Anand Arni - Anand Arni is a Distinguished Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. As a career intelligence officer, he has spent over 25 years… Read More
  • Lt General (Dr) Prakash Menon - Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. He is also Professor Emeritus at Trans Disciplinary… Read More
  • Pranay Kotasthane - Pranay Kotasthane is deputy director of the Takshashila Institution. Pranay's current research includes high tech geopolitics and the politics of… Read More
  • Manoj Kewalramani - Manoj Kewalramani is a Fellow-China Studies at The Takshashila Institution. His research focuses on Chinese politics, foreign policy and approaches… Read More
  • Aditya Ramanathan - Aditya Ramanathan is a research analyst with the Takshashila Institution. A journalist by training, he has previously worked at Mint… Read More
  • Shambhavi Naik - Shambhavi Naik is a Research Fellow with Takshashila's Technology and Policy programme. Shambhavi has a Ph.D in Cancer Biology from… Read More
  • Suyash Desai - Suyash Desai is an Associate Fellow working in China Studies Programme at The Takshashila Institution. He researches on China’s defence… Read More
  • Prateek Waghre - Prateek Waghre is a Research Analyst with the Technology and Policy Programme at The Takshashila Institution. Before Takshashila, he spent… Read More
  • Aditya Pareek - Aditya Pareek is a Research Analyst with the Takshashila Institution and a gold medalist graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication.… Read More
  • Ameera Rao - Currently a Research Assistant at the Takshashila Institution, Ameera recently graduated from King’s College London with a B.A in International… Read More
  • Shrey Khanna - Shrey Khanna is a Staff Research Analyst with Takshashila’s Indo-Pacific Studies Programme. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow in… Read More
  • Ruturaj Gowaikar - Ruturaj  is a Research Analyst at Takshahila, primarily working on Health and Life Science related policies. He is involved in… Read More
  • Arjun Gargeyas - Arjun Gargeyas is a Research Analyst working with the High Tech Geopolitics Team at the Takshashila Institution. He holds a… Read More
  • Priyal Lyncia D’Almeida - Priyal is a Research Analyst working on Health and Life Sciences related policies. She holds a Bachelor’s in Biotechnology and… Read More
  • Sapni GK - Sapni is currently a Research Analyst with the High Tech Geopolitics Programme at Takshashila Institution. She recently graduated with a degree in Law… Read More
  • Megha Pardhi - Megha is a Research Analyst (China Studies) at The Takshashila Institution. Her research focuses on China's People's Liberation Army (PLA)… Read More
  • Harshit Kukreja - Harshit Kukreja is a Research Analyst working with the Health and Life Sciences team at Takshashila. He is an alum of GCPP… Read More
  • Sridhar Krishna - Sridhar Krishna is a Senior Scholar at the Takshashila Institution and leads the 20 Million Jobs project. He graduated from… Read More
  • Aarushi Kataria - Aarushi Kataria is a Junior Research Scholar at the Takshashila Institution and contributes to the 20 Million Jobs project. She is currently… Read More
  • Naganand Doraswamy - Naganand is a serial entrepreneur turned investor. After exiting his most recent start-up, he founded Ideaspring Capital to fund and… Read More
  • Rohan Joshi - Rohan Joshi is a fellow for Cybersecurity at Takshashila.  He is also a contributing columnist at Pragati, where he writes on… Read More
  • Rahul Matthan - Rahul Matthan is a Fellow with Takshashila's Technology & Policy Research Programme. Rahul is a partner with Trilegal and heads its… Read More
  • Ajit Ranade - Dr Ajit Ranade is Distinguished Fellow at the Takshashila Institution focusing on India’s economic policies. He is also Chief Economist… Read More
  • Mihir Mahajan - Mihir Mahajan is Chief of Staff at IP Spring LLC, a boutique US law firm that specializes in intellectual property… Read More
  • Nitin Pai - Nitin Pai is co-founder and director of the Takshashila Institution, an independent centre for research and education in public policy.… Read More
  • Anand Arni - Anand Arni is a Distinguished Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. As a career intelligence officer, he has spent over 25 years… Read More
  • Lt General (Dr) Prakash Menon - Lt. Gen. (Retd) Prakash Menon is the Director of the Strategic Studies Programme. He is also Professor Emeritus at Trans Disciplinary… Read More
  • Pranay Kotasthane - Pranay Kotasthane is deputy director of the Takshashila Institution. Pranay's current research includes high tech geopolitics and the politics of… Read More
  • Sowmya Prabhakar - Sowmya is Head of Corporate Affairs at the Takshashila Institution. She comes with 15 yrs of diverse experience, which combines… Read More
  • Manoj Kewalramani - Manoj Kewalramani is a Fellow-China Studies at The Takshashila Institution. His research focuses on Chinese politics, foreign policy and approaches… Read More
  • Anupam Manur - Anupam Manur is an Assistant Professor at the Takshashila Institution. He was previously working as a Research Associate at the… Read More
  • Shambhavi Naik - Shambhavi Naik is a Research Fellow with Takshashila's Technology and Policy programme. Shambhavi has a Ph.D in Cancer Biology from… Read More
  • Apurva Kumar - Apurva is the Staff Programme Manager of the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy (PGP) at The Takshashila Institution. He… Read More
  • Suyash Desai - Suyash Desai is an Associate Fellow working in China Studies Programme at The Takshashila Institution. He researches on China’s defence… Read More
  • Rohan Seth - Rohan manages the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GCPP), Technology and Policy programme at The Takshashila Institution. Rohan is a former… Read More
  • Sarthak Pradhan - Sarthak is an Associate Fellow at The Takshashila Institution. He has completed the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Public Policy… Read More
  • Suman Joshi - Suman manages the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GCPP) programme at Takshashila. She has over twelve years of experience in… Read More
  • Prateek Waghre - Prateek Waghre is a Research Analyst with the Technology and Policy Programme at The Takshashila Institution. Before Takshashila, he spent… Read More
  • Prasanna Naidu - Prasanna Naidu is a video producer with the Takshashila Institution. He has previously worked as an advocate in Mumbai's District and… Read More
  • Atish Padhy - Atish manages Takshashila's digital properties, including its website & social media pages, and designs visuals and posters for branding &… Read More
  • Aditya Pareek - Aditya Pareek is a Research Analyst with the Takshashila Institution and a gold medalist graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication.… Read More
  • Malathi Renati - Malathi Renati is enjoying her role as the Programme Manager of the Graduate Certificate in Defence and Foreign Affairs (GCPP-DFA)… Read More
  • Ameera Rao - Currently a Research Assistant at the Takshashila Institution, Ameera recently graduated from King’s College London with a B.A in International… Read More
  • Mahek Nankani - Currently an Assistant Programme Manager at Takshashila, Mahek recently completed her Post-Graduation in Development Studies from Azim Premji University, Bangalore.… Read More
  • Shrey Khanna - Shrey Khanna is a Staff Research Analyst with Takshashila’s Indo-Pacific Studies Programme. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow in… Read More
  • Ruturaj Gowaikar - Ruturaj  is a Research Analyst at Takshahila, primarily working on Health and Life Science related policies. He is involved in… Read More
  • Arjun Gargeyas - Arjun Gargeyas is a Research Analyst working with the High Tech Geopolitics Team at the Takshashila Institution. He holds a… Read More
  • Sapni GK - Sapni is currently a Research Analyst with the High Tech Geopolitics Programme at Takshashila Institution. She recently graduated with a degree in Law… Read More
  • Megha Pardhi - Megha is a Research Analyst (China Studies) at The Takshashila Institution. Her research focuses on China's People's Liberation Army (PLA)… Read More
  • Aarthi Ratnam - Aarthi Ratnam is an Assistant Programme Manager at Takshashila Institution. She holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the… Read More
  • Aneesh Jaganath - Aneesh J is an Assistant Programme Manager with the Defence and Foreign Affairs Program at Takshashila. Aneesh completed his post-graduation… Read More
  • Harshit Kukreja - Harshit Kukreja is a Research Analyst working with the Health and Life Sciences team at Takshashila. He is an alum of GCPP… Read More
  • Tirthankar Roy - Dr. Roy is a Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics. His research interests include economic history,… Read More
  • Sunil Khilnani - Dr. Khilnani is the Avantha Professor and Director, King’s India Institute. He has a PhD in Social and Political Sciences… Read More
  • TCA Srinivasa Raghavan - Mr. Raghavan is a senior journalist and columnist. He is the author of two books, including Dialogue of the Deaf:… Read More
  • Siddharth Raja - A seasoned corporate lawyer, Siddharth, now in his 23rd year of practice, focuses on private equity and venture capital transactions;… Read More
  • Shakti Sinha - Mr. Sinha is the Director of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Policy Research and International Studies, MS University, Vadodara. He… Read More
  • Sanjaya Baru - Dr. Baru has served as the Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Director… Read More
  • Rajeev Gowda - Dr. Gowda is a politician and an academician. He is a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Karnataka and has… Read More
  • Rahul Sharma - Mr. Sharma is a Deputy Secretary General at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and was… Read More
  • Anjali K Mohan - Dr. Anjali Karol Mohan is an urban and regional planner by profession with a PhD in urban e-governance from International… Read More
  • V Vinay - V Vinay is the founder and the Chairman of LimberLink Technologies. His interests lie in mathematical aspects of computer science,… Read More
  • Rajeswari Sengupta - Rajeswari Sengupta is an Assistant Professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai. Her research focuses on policy-relevant… Read More
  • Ajay Shah - Ajay Shah is a Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP). He is the co-author of… Read More
  • Yamini Aiyar - Yamini Aiyar is the President and Chief Executive of the Centre for Policy Research. Her research interests are in the field of… Read More
  • Laveesh Bhandari - Laveesh Bhandari is an economist, entrepreneur, and environment evangelist, now catalysing policies towards environmentally sustainable employment. He is the founder Director… Read More
  • Naveen Kumar - Naveen is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Economics department, University of California San Diego. His fields of expertise are development… Read More
  • Neelanjan Sircar - Neelanjan Sircar is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Assistant Professor at Ashoka University. His research interests… Read More
  • Krish Ashok - Krish Ashok heads the Digital Workplace unit at Tata Consultancy Services where his team helps reimagine the future of work… Read More
  • M R Madhavan - Madhavan co-founded PRS and is currently its President.   Prior to starting PRS, Madhavan was based in Singapore covering currency… Read More
  • Surya Prakash B S - Surya Prakash B .S.  a Chartered Accountant and law graduate, is Fellow and Programme Director at DAKSH, Bengaluru, a civil… Read More
  • Kartik Shanker - Kartik Shanker is a founder trustee of Dakshin Foundation. An ecologist by training, Kartik has interests in both mountain and… Read More
  • Rear Admiral Sudarshan Y. Shrikhande, AVSM, Indian Navy (Retd) - RADM Shrikhande retired in 2016 after 36 years in the Indian Navy. In flag rank he headed Naval Intelligence; was… Read More
  • Ajay Khanna - Ajay Khanna is the Global Chief- Strategic & Public Affairs & Global Group Ombudsperson of Jubilant Bhartia Group (www.jubilantbhartia.com). Ajay… Read More