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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,...

A Report on Countering Mobilised Violence

‘Mobilised violence’ is defined as an act or series of acts of violence committed by a group with the intent of furthering a political purpose. Mobilised violence is detrimental to the democratic fabric of India. It prevents individuals from enjoying...

Takshashila Discussion Document — A Framework for Countering Mobilised Violence

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, in addition to significant economic...

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 — A Framework for Governing Gene Editing

By Madhav Chandavarkar, Anirudh Kanisetti, Shambhavi Naik, and Ajay Patri Download the Discussion Document in PDF [1.2 MB] Executive Summary Gene editing offers many benefits. They range from basic research that can enhance the scientific understanding of gene functions to...

Policy Proposal: Governing Gene Editing — An Analytical Framework

By Madhav Chandavarkar, Anirudh Kanisetti, Ajay Patri, and Shambhavi Naik Download the Slides in PDF [460 KB] Gene editing, the idea of modifying genes, has long been the stuff of science fiction. But recent advancements in genetic editing has brought...

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...

Book— Distance from Delhi—Essays on Geopolitics, Economics and Public Policy

Distance from Delhi: Essays on Geopolitics, Economics and Public Policy by Anupam Manur, Devika Kher, Karthik Shashidhar, Madhav Chandavarkar, Pavan Srinath, Pranay Kotasthane, Priya Ravichandran, Sarah Farooqui, Rohan Joshi, Varun Ramachandra and Saurabh Chandra Edited by Sarah Farooqui Takshashila Institution Press 2015 ISBN: 978-8193197646 Rs. 295 About the book:...

Second weekend workshop held for the eleventh intake of GCPP

Takshashila hosted the second weekend workshop in Bangalore for students from the eleventh intake of the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy course between 31st July and 2nd August 2015. The workshop was conducted in the outskirts of Bangalore, in a resort at the foothills...