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

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  • Encapsulating the Smart Cities Mission statement

    The Smart Cities Mission Statement provides a base for an autonomous and an independent city. The Mission Statement and Guidelines on Smart Cities released by the Ministry of Urban Development attempts to modify the governance structure and finances such that the cities become autonomous and self reliant entities. Setting up of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), […]

  • Unaccounted income: To begin from the beginning

    The current approach towards unaccounted income overlooks the sources of the unaccounted income. By Surya Prakash B. S. (@SuryaPrakashBS) and Devika Kher (@DevikaKher) The focus of the political debate about corruption in India is primarily confined to the unaccounted wealth stashed abroad. The solutions demanded focus on disclosure of assets located outside India and implementation […]

  • Case Study — Metronet PPP in the UK: Implications for India

    A Case Study of Metronet PPP in the UK: Implications for India Shahana Sheikh, Mukul G. Asher and V. Ramakrishnan Read the full...

  • The reform train

    The previous post explained the idea of Overton window. This post aims to understand the concept through the example of a push-pull locomotive. A Push-Pull train is one where locomotives at both ends of a train are used at the same time to move the train in one direction — both the locomotives are controlled by […]

  • Harnessing the strengths of each State

    An integrated common market in India can boost inter-state trade based on comparative advantage

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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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Rakhal Dave - Charter Donor

Rakhal Dave grew up in Mumbai in the 1960s and 70s attending St. Marys School and Jai Hind College, and went on to do a PhD in theoretical physics from Washington University in St. Louis. Rakhal then worked in Zurich as a senior researcher in high frequency finance, before starting and running his own firm in the 2000s, supplying financial data services. Rakhal supports organisations which show promise of bringing systemic change in India.

"I believe that Takshashila is an organisation which can help bring an intellectual dimension and academic scrutiny to governance and policy grounded firmly on concepts of freedom of thought, freedom of speech, openness and tolerance."