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Working part-time or full-time, Takshashila fellows, scholars and interns conduct research into emerging issues.

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  • Conference on Reviewing India’s Coastal Security Architecture

    The Takshashila Institution and the US Consulate, Chennai, hosted a roundtable conference on reviewing India’s coastal security architecture at The Hyatt MG Road,...

  • Nitin Pai Quoted in Mint

    Nitin Pai has been quoted in an article in Mint titled ‘Will Cauvery water war lead to a constitutional crisis?’ The article highlights...

  • Coastal Security in India: An Apprisal

    Little attention is provided to India’s sea borders which are a huge source of vulnerability. Over the past years, efforts to secure India’s coasts have stepped up but are they adequate? By Hamsini Hariharan (@HamsiniH) As a peninsular country, India has a vast coastline of 7516 km making it vulnerable to various threats from the […]

  • Foreign policy and social media jingoism

    Statesmanship is about rescuing policy from being hostage to mass hysteria My response to a request for comment from the Times of India: The role of social media in spreading both revolutionary dissent and ultra-rightwing sentiment has now been seen across the global. Even in non-democratic China, the political leadership has to contend with online … Continue reading Foreign policy and social media jingoism

  • On Kaveri

    Change the ground, er water rules This is my response to Mint’s request for comment: The political and constitution crisis is a direct consequence of the faulty basis on which the decision to allocate Kaveri river waters is being made. Regardless of which court or tribunal and which year, whatever allocation it decides will be … Continue reading On Kaveri

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Welcome to Takshashila

We are an independent, non-partisan and networked institution of public policy. We are engaged in policy research and advocacy and are pioneers in policy education in India.

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Nandan Nilekani

As cities become engines of creativity and innovation, a logical extension of that is think tanks that reflect the energy, culture and profile of the city. Takshashila is one such which is young, vibrant and full of new ideas, new narratives and new insights reflecting the ethos of Bengaluru."



Times of India, August 30, 2015.