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Research Publication: Karnataka’s Changing Fiscal Landscape after FFC

Pranay Kotasthane and Varun Ramachandra Analyse the State’s Finances after the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC). Download the Full Publication in PDF (114KB) Analysing the second Karnataka budget since the Fourteenth Finance Commission award, it is noted that, as assured, more...

GCPPprimetime 18 – Brexit: Why should Indians care?

On the 18th GCPP Primetime, Anupam Manur and Varun Ramachandra discuss the possible consequences of Great Britain leaving the European Union. Anupam Manur and Varun Ramachandra are policy analysts at the Takshashila Institution.  The discussion revolved around the following discussions- What...

GCPPprimetime 16 on whether Delhi should be a state

On the 16th GCPP primetime, Pavan Srinath and Varun Ramachandra dwell on the question of full statehood for Delhi. Pavan elaborates on how Chief Minister Kejriwal has a strong case for greater devolution of powers to the Delhi state government....

Third batch of B.CLIP: B.PAC Civic Leadership Incubator Programme concludes

The third batch of B.CLIP: B.PAC Civic Leadership Incubator Programme, an education programme jointly designed by the Takshashila Institution and the Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) concluded its training programme in February, 2016. B.CLIP aims to create a pool of...

Book: Distance from Delhi—Essays on Geopolitics, Economics and Public Policy

Distance from Delhi: Essays on Geopolitics, Economics and Public Policy by Anupam Manur, Devika Kher, Karthik Shashidhar, Madhav Chandavarkar, Pavan Srinath, Pranay Kotasthane, Priya Ravichandran, Sarah Farooqui, Rohan Joshi, Varun Ramachandra and Saurabh Chandra Edited by Sarah Farooqui Takshashila Institution Press 2015 ISBN: 978-8193197646 Rs. 295 About the book:...

A Global Climate Change Relocation Insurance Framework

A Global Relocation Insurance to address the Challenge of International Migration from Climate Change Pavan Srinath, Pranay Kotasthane, Varun Ramachandra and Sarah Farooqui Takshashila Policy Brief 2015-03. Read the Policy Brief [177KB PDF] Executive Summary India has the opportunity to take the lead...

Research Publication: Impact of Fourteenth Finance Commission on Karnataka Budget, 2015–16

Impact of Fourteenth Finance Commission, Karnataka Budget, 2015–16 Pranay Kotasthane and Varun K Ramachandra, The Takshashila Institution Commentary in Economic & Political Weekly, Vol – L No. 46-47, November 21, 2015 Download the full publication in PDF (146KB) Executive Summary This article...

Discussion Document: The India—Pakistan conflict escalation framework

The India—Pakistan conflict escalation framework Pranay Kotasthane, Pavan Srinath, Nitin Pai and Varun Ramachandra, The Takshashila Institution Download the discussion document in PDF format (339KB) Executive Summary The India—Pakistan conflict has variously been described as an ‘enduring rivalry’ or a...