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Takshashila Discussion Document: An Indian Approach Towards Strategic Petroleum Reserves

By Anupam Manur, Rohan Seth, and Narayan Ramachandran Download the Discussion Document in PDF Energy security is a strategic imperative for India, given its strong growth aspirations. As the country does not have self-sustaining oil production, it is almost entirely...

Takshashila Completes the Third Cogitatum

Takshashila successfully concluded the third Cogitatum on Unpacking the Budget in February 2018. The discussants were awarded certificates for their participation. Cogitatum is an four-week online discussion on a specific policy issue that is in the news cycle. The previous...

Takshashila Concludes the First Workshop for the Second Cohort of the PGP

The second cohort of the Takshashila Institution’s Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) in Public Policy met for the first contact workshop between 24 to 28 January 2018 at St. Mark’s Hotel, Bengaluru. The first workshop comprised five days of intensive learning through...

Red Alert: 50 years and counting

Fifty years on, there is room for hope that with the right focus, Maoism will one day be found only in history books

The evolving state of Indian states

Revenue expenditure of states has risen sharply with greater financial devolution and increased expenditure, a gap which will further increase with GST

An evolving multilateral order

While there is an evolving new China-dominated multilateralism, confidence in existing American-fashioned multilateral institutions has been waning

Taking on sacred cows

The BJP govt has abolished some long-standing sacred cows (previously unassailable ideas) in the business firmament

Celebrating competition

A culture of free and fair competition is a remarkable thing. It encourages candidates without privilege but who are capable to join the fight and aspire to win

The evolving story of economics

More lawyers, sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists and Big Data scientists may have to enter the field of economics if it is to return to a social studies arena

Escaping the middle-income trap 

Nations are often ‘trapped’ in the middle-income category because of excessive dependence on a resource economy or inadequate innovation, reform, competitiveness
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