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सोशल सिक्योरिटी को एक नए सिरे से सोचने का समय आ गया है

An edited version of this article appeared first on The Print Hindi अगले कुछ दिनों में कोविड-१९ के फैलाव को जल्द से जल्द रोकना केंद्र और राज्य सरकारों का प्राथमिक उद्देश्य रहेगा | साथ ही साथ यह भी बेहद ज़रूरी...

Modi govt’s blanket ban on plastics at this moment of economic slowdown is a bad idea

Modi’s de-plasticisation campaign seeks to end the use of single-use plastics by 2022. It is unclear if anyone in the government has done economic and environmental cost-benefit analyses of a nationwide ban on single-use plastics. If India’s proposed ban on single-use plastics is successful, the benefit...

Equity sans reservations: Imagining alternate ways for affirmative action

Affirmative action aimed at ending discrimination has a long and complex history in India. A new chapter was added to this story on May 10 when the Supreme Court upheld a Karnataka law, saying quotas for promotion of scheduled caste...

Conversations at Takshashila: Afghanistan After Withdrawal of US Forces

US President Trump reiterated on 3rd Feb that US forces should withdraw from Afghanistan. He backed the ongoing peace negotiations with the Taliban. In this episode, Nitin Pai, Gen Prakash Menon, and Pranay Kotasthane try to understand what this means...

Conversations at Takshashila: The Jobs Crisis in India

The National Sample Survey Office’s data showing that employment in 2017-18 has hit a 45-year low highlights the urgency of the jobs crisis situation in India. So in this episode, we discuss ideas for tackling unemployment in India.

Conversations at Takshashila: Universal Basic Income

In this conversation, we discuss what a minimum income guarantee scheme for the poor means and how it is not a universal basic income transfer. We discuss a few ballpark cost estimates and take a shot at anticipating the intended...

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai is Featured on The Print’s List of Intellectuals Who Will Matter in India in the Future

Nitin Pai was nominated by Nandan Nilekani to be on The Print’s list of intellectuals in India who will matter in India. Nilekani writes about Nitin Pai: “Pai is the co-founder and director of Takshashila Institution, Bengaluru. He has worked...

Takshashila Confers Awards and Certificates at Convocation 2018

The Takshashila Institution conducted the 2018 Convocation for students across its educational programmes on the 22 April 2018, at the St Joseph Institute of Management, Primrose Road, Bengaluru. Biocon founder, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw was the Presiding Officer and the Australian...

Aadhaar must not be made mandatory for any purpose

A strong data protection law must be enacted and penalties imposed on irresponsible handling and leakage of private data.

Takshashila Successfully Concludes the First Batch of the Post-Graduate Programme in Public Policy

On 17 December 2017, the Takshashila Institution successfully concluded the first batch of the Post-Graduate Programme in Public Policy (PGP). The course concluded with the students presenting a defence of their dissertations over a period of two days. The subjects...
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