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Takshashila Institution and Niskanen Center to Host a Series of Online Discussions “Beyond the Pandemic: A Battle for Ideas”

The Takshashila Institution and the Niskanen Center are conducting a series of interactive online conversations Beyond the Pandemic: A Battle for Ideas. Erosion of democracies, polarised politics and nationalism trends accelerating, the idea of moderation has come under attack. Calls for...

Anticipating the Unintended #23: How to Think About the Indian State

Anticipating the Unintended is really a 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...

Takshashila hosts a Bangalore Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence

The Takshashila Institution organised a conclave titled ‘Putting India on the road to becoming an AI superpower’ at its premises on 3 August 2019. The discussion had participation from 15​ ​stakeholders from academia, industry, and civil society. The backdrop for...

Takshashila Discussion Document — Nuclear First Use – A Critique

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Six out of the eight nuclear weapons states have not ruled out first use of nuclear weapons. This document examines why states choose first use policies and the challenges involved in maintaining such a...

Takshashila Working Paper — China’s Quest For AI Leadership: Prospects and Challenges

By Manoj Kewalramani Download the paper in PDF Executive Summary In 2017, the Chinese government unveiled a plan to develop the country into the world’s primary innovation centre for artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030. In doing so, it identified AI...

YourStory features the Takshashila Institution

YourStory features the Takshashila Institution as an organisation which is spearheading citizens’ interaction with governance and providing them with various opportunities to participate in public policymaking in India. To harness the potential of the youth and provide a sneak peek...

Gomtibai Govindji Prize Bestowed on Krishna Panyam and Ajay Patri

Krishna Panyam and Ajay Patri, students of the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GCPP), were awarded the Gomtibai Govindji Prize for distinction in the study of public policy. Mr Panyam and Mr Patri were students of the 16th and 17th batches of the programme respectively....

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...

Nitin Pai Delivers a Talk at Manthan Samvaad 2017

Nitin Pai delivered a talk organised by Manthan Samvaad on a topic titled ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear.’ With a prolific speaker list comprising of Yashwant Sinha, Former Finance Minister, Varun Grover, stand-up comedian, and several stalwarts, the event...

Gen Prakash Menon is Takshashila’s first Director of Strategic Studies

The Takshashila Institution is pleased to welcome Lt Gen (Retd) Prakash Menon as the Director of our new Strategic Studies Programme. He will be a Professorial Fellow and member of the Takshashila Council. He will head multidisciplinary policy research & postgraduate-level...
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