Pranay Kotasthane is deputy director of the Takshashila Institution. Pranay’s current research includes high tech geopolitics and the politics of radically networked societies. Pranay teaches public policy, international relations, and public finance at Takshashila’s graduate and post-graduate programmes.
Pranay co-writes Anticipating the Unintended, a newsletter on public policy ideas and frameworks and co-hosts Puliyabaazi, a popular Hindi-Urdu podcast on politics and policy and technology. He has co-edited India’s Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order.
A concept he wants to popularise is societism — the idea that the society, like markets and States, has a distinct role in any human community.
Pranay has contributed opinion pieces and essays in several Hindi and English outlets.
Pranay started his public policy career at the Takshashila Institution in March 2014. He is an alumnus of the fifth cohort of Takshashila’s Graduate Course in Public Policy (GCPP). He was conferred with the Gomtibai Govindji Award for the best student of his batch.
Pranay graduated from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, with a B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication. He had stints with two Fortune 500 companies working on integrated circuit design for mobile processors after that.
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