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Neither is Russia a reliable friend nor is US a fickle one. Nation-states have semi-permanent interests.

The Print’s daily roundtable TalkPoint posed a question connected to the Indian PM’s France visit: Modi-Macron embrace: Does India have permanent friends or is every alliance strategic? My response: There are no friends, let alone permanent friends when it comes to international relations....

On Trump’s Kashmir comment

The Print’s daily roundtable TalkPoint posed a question connected to PM Modi’s conversation with US President Donald Trump on the Kashmir issue since the abrogation of Article 370 visit: Is PM Modi allowing Trump to play policeman in India-Pakistan tensions over Kashmir? My response: Policeman is...

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...

Why the south-vs-north debate is a flawed way to analyse the 15th finance commission formula

If the objective of general-purpose transfers is to enable comparable levels of public services at comparable tax rates, it is only fair that the latest population data be used. Justifying the use of dated population data (1971 census) assumes that...