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Managing India’s Defence Expenditure Requires a Whole-of-Government Approach

“We must do something. This is something. Therefore, we must do this.” This logical fallacy, derisively labelled as the politician’s syllogism, accurately explains recent developments to contain defence expenditure in the wake of COVID-19. Balancing between development and defence priorities...

Anticipating the Unintended #82: What Does it Mean to be Free?

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy...

Anticipating the Unintended #72: Should Courts Make Social Policies?

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy problem...

Pakistan’s Sub-Conventional Warfare and India’s Options

Pranay was on The BridgeProject podcast to talk about Pakistan’s strategy of sub-conventional warfare and India’s likely response options. Listen to the full episode here:

Pranay Kotasthane Speaks at Manthan on Indian Society as a Changemaker

Takshashila’s Pranay Kotasthane delivered a talk titled The Indian Society as a Changemaker on September 6, 2020. The talk was organised by Manthan Foundation, a Hyderabad-based forum for public discourse. Pranay’s talk discussed the role of the three major actors in...

Pranay Kotasthane Speaks at Bengaluru Navanirmana Party’s Leadership Symposia on Municipal Finances

Takshashila’s Pranay Kotasthane delivered a talk on Municipal Finances on August 29 as part of a leadership symposia organised by Bengaluru Navanirmana Party. Pranay spoke about the sources of revenue for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. He gave an overview...

Anticipating the Unintended #60: Because It’s Worth It

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy problem...

Pranay Kotasthane speaks at a Hasgeek event on content strategy for newsletters

Takshashila’s Pranay Kotasthane spoke at an event on August 1 organised by Hasgeek as part of Content Web — a space focussed on content publishing, web design, web development and the business around it. The session was curated by Abhishek...

How Covid-19 Changes the Geopolitics of Semiconductor Supply Chains

On May 15, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) — a semiconductor manufacturing behemoth which makes Apple’s A-series chips — announced its plans to build a $12 billion plant in the state of Arizona. On the same day, it was reported that TSMC...

Anticipating the Unintended #36: Price Ceilings Have the Floor

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy problem...
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