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Takshashila Blue Paper: A Framework for Governing Human Gene Editing in India

Download the Blue Paper in PDF [430 KB] This Blue Paper was prepared as a result of a roundtable discussion organised by the Takshashila Institution on 15 December 2017, based on the Discussion Document: A Framework for Governing Gene Editing....

Takshashila Discussion Slidedoc – A Framework to Counter Mobilised Violence

​Madhav Chandavarkar, Ajay Patri, and Divij Joshi Mobilised violence is detrimental to the democratic fabric of India. It prevents individuals from enjoying their right to speak, move and conduct business freely. It can also cause injuries and loss of life to bystanders,...

Takshashila Conducts Roundtable Discussion on Governing Gene Editing

The Takshashila Institution conducted a Roundtable on the Governance of Gene Editing at their office on 15 December 2017. The advent of new gene editing methods like CRISPR-Cas9 have increased the potential of gene editing technologies with their increased precision and reduced costs. This has brought decade old...

Discussion Document – Beyond Consent: A New Paradigm for Data Protection

By Rahul Matthan Download the Discussion Document in PDF [800 KB] EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Data protection is confined by consent (Consent Model). Once a data subject’s consent is obtained, a data controller is free to collect, process and use such data...

Analysis: An Account of Unaccounted Money

By Anupam Manur and Manasa Venkataraman Download the discussion document in PDF An Account of Unaccounted Income is a discussion document that takes an in-depth look at India’s unaccounted economy. It is important to distinguish between different categories of unaccounted...

Discussion Document – Defamation Reforms: Going Beyond Decriminalisation

By Madhav Chandavarkar and Manasa Venkataraman Download the Discussion Document in PDF (248 KB) Executive Summary The law for defamation in India impedes free speech more than it protects reputations. While it is vital to protect an individual’s right to...

Discussion Document — India’s Policy towards Myanmar: Interests, determinants and risk factors

India’s Policy towards Myanmar: Interests, determinants and risk factors Guru Aiyar and Priya Ravichandran, The Takshashila Institution Download the discussion document in PDF format (160KB) Executive Summary Myanmar’s elections in November 2015 have given a resounding verdict in the favour...

Discussion Document — The looming United States pivot towards containing China’s influence

The looming United States pivot towards containing China’s influence V. Anantha Nageswaran and Pranay Kotasthane, The Takshashila Institution Download the discussion document in PDF format (315KB) Executive Summary The United States has played a big role in the economic and...

Discussion Document – Economic Reasoning and Social Policy

Economic Reasoning and Social Policy Mukul Asher, Councillor at the Takshashila Institution Based on a keynote address to 12th East Asian Social Policy (EASP) Conference, 
 “Social Policy and Governance in East Asia” in Singapore, July 30-31, 2015. Download the discussion document in...

Discussion Document — The Eightfold Path to Nuclear Fuel Supply Security

The Eightfold Path to Nuclear Fuel Supply Security Nitin Pai and Pranay Kotasthane, The Takshashila Institution Download the Discussion Document in PDF format (1.0MB) Executive Summary This document presents eight principles to help India secure its nuclear energy infrastructure. The...
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