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Individual Liberty vs Public Security in a Radically Networked Society

By Nitin Pai and Pranay Kotasthane Download the book chapter in PDF [214 KB] The debate of liberty versus security gains special significance in India with the emergence of Radically Networked Societies (RNSs). A Radically Networked Society is defined as...

Takshashila Conducts Second Weekend Workshop for the GCPP15

Takshashila conducted the second-weekend workshop for the 15th consecutive batch of the Graduate Certificate of Public Policy (GCPP) from 2 December to 4th December 2016 at a resort in Kanakapura. The workshop was conducted as a practical exercise to acquaint...

Analysis: An Account of Unaccounted Money

By Anupam Manur and Manasa Venkataraman Download the discussion document in PDF An Account of Unaccounted Income is a discussion document that takes an in-depth look at India’s unaccounted economy. It is important to distinguish between different categories of unaccounted...

Blue Paper— The Role of Airpower in India’s National Security

Download the Blue Paper in PDF[526kB] This Blue Paper on the contemporary role of airpower was prepared as a result of discussions with AVM Arjun Subramaniam. The discussions were held as part of Takshashila’s Bangalore Fellows Programme. The Blue Paper...

Discussion Document— Defamation Reforms: Going Beyond Decriminalisation

By Madhav Chandavarkar and Manasa Venkataraman Download the Discussion Document in PDF (248 KB) Executive Summary The law for defamation in India impedes free speech more than it protects reputations. While it is vital to protect an individual’s right to...

Anupam Manur Featured in Q&A with The Quint

Anupam Manur, a policy analyst with Takshashila, participated in a Q&A session with The Quint concerning the recent demonetisation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes. With little to no time given to the public to prepare for the change, mass...

Anand Arni Quoted in The Indian Express

Anand Arni, Distinguished Fellow at Takshashila, has been quoted in an article with The Indian Express which talks about the potential successor to Nawaz Sharif. For India, though, the choice would not matter beyond a point because whoever is selected...

Pavan Srinath Quoted in Buzzfeed

Pavan Srinath has been quoted in an article with Buzzfeed which addresses the recent enforcement by the Maharashtra government against surge pricing by major cab aggregators like Uber and Ola. While Uber urged its Mumbai users to sign a petition...

Book Launch: What Does it Mean to be a Liberal in India?

The Takshashila Institution, in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF), hosted the Bangalore launch of the new book, What Does it Mean to be a Liberal in India? This book is a collection of essays on liberty, liberals and...

Takshashila Hosts Bertil Lintner

The Takshashila Institution hosted Swedish journalist, Bertil Lintner on 8th and 9th November 2016 at their offices in Ulsoor, Bangalore. Bertil Lintner was invited as part of the Bangalore Fellows Programme. A former Burma correspondent of the now defunct Far...
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