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

  • An unauthorised biography of an unauthorised biography

    I just finished reading a book which was like a Telugu movie – the beginning promised much, as did the reviews. About a third into the book, I was sending excerpts from its chapters to friends. Two thirds in, I was rather engrossed. And then it all fell apart, going into polemic territory in the … Continue reading An unauthorised biography of an unauthorised biography

  • Reflections on India’s Nepal policy

    What should India do in response to the protests on the Indo—Nepal border? by Pranay Kotasthane (@pranaykotas) Creating a new Republic is, at any rate, a gargantuan task. Seldom do states come out unscathed from the process. The task is compounded further in a networked society where failure to reconcile conflicting political demands can quickly […]

  • Europe’s changing attitude in the refugee crisis

    By Anita van den Brandhof In the current refugee crisis, the developing nations carry the burden of hosting refugees, but there is an increasing pressure on Europe to host more refugees from Syria. Never before in history has the number of refugees and displaced people within their own country been as high as today. At […]

  • Modi in the Valley

    There are lessons and reflections for Narendra Modi in Silicon Valley This is the original English version of an op-ed published in Hindi, in Nai Dunia, Indore, today. If California were an independent country, it would be one of India’s important trading partners: last year we imported more than $5.3 billion worth of goods from […]

  • Mukul Asher's talk on a framework for generating fiscal space

    Prof. Mukul Asher — Councillor at Takshashila Institution and Professorial Fellow LKYSSP, National University of Singapore — reviewed the theoretical concept of fiscal space,...

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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.