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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 #68: A ‘Sin’ Called Consumption

India Policy Watch #1: Consumption And The Fable Of Bees Insights on burning policy issues in India — RSJ ‘The pandemic has shown us what is truly important in our lives.’ ‘We learnt to go slow and consume only that we...

Prateek Waghre quoted in The Indian Express on Public Policy at Social Media Platforms

Prateek Waghre was quoted in an article by Karishma Mehrotra published on 02 September 2020. The article dealt with processes and concerns regarding Public Policy roles at Social Media Platforms. Prateek was quoted as saying “Traditionally, public policy roles have...

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...

Takshashila Discussion Document – A Military Resource Allocation Framework

Download the Discussion Document in PDF This discussion document proposes a Military Resource Allocation Framework 1.0 (M-RAF 1.0) for the Indian Military. The M-RAF (1.0) is a derivative of the Proposed Theatre Command Model that could serve as a decision...

Takshashila Working Paper: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Public Health Expenditure in India

By Pavan Srinath, Pranay Kotasthane, Devika Kher, Aashish Chhajer Download the paper in PDF [2 MB] Executive Summary Health policy is an essential pillar of human welfare. Given the high degree of externality, the State has to play a significant...

Takshashila Discussion Document: The Doklam Imbroglio (July 2020 Update)

Executive Summary In 2017, the Doklam plateau became a flashpoint for the Asian powers, India and China. China’s tactics in Doklam are clear examples of its general “salami-slicing” strategy, a policy of gradual encroachment onto disputed territory where other claimants...

Anticipating the Unintended #38: ‘No Train Lost Its Way’

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...

Recent Political Developments in Afghanistan – An Assessment

The Unending Saga of US-Taliban ‘Peace’ Deal On May 23 2020, the Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire with effect from May 24, the day when Afghanistan celebrates Eid ul Fitr marking the end of Ramzan. President Ashraf Ghani responded positively...

Takshashila Discussion Slidedoc: Gene Drives in Infectious Diseases – A Risk Assessment

By Shambhavi Naik Download the Slidedoc in PDF [1.5 MB] Gene drives are being explored for alleviating vector-borne infectious diseases however, the risks of employing them need to be understood. This Slidedoc assesses the potential use of gene drives in...
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