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  • Why Strong Institutions Matter?

    By Abhijit Katikaneni  Brazil is a country with great disparity and destitution, 21.4% of Brazil’s population lies below the poverty line.[1] Brazil employs an open competitive political system but its effects have not been straightforward. Brazil’s education policy’s efficacy at times has been hampered due to its open competitive political system and the number of allies […]

  • Chronicles of crisis

    Star economist Thomas Piketty’s collection of columns does not have quite the impact of his bestselling Capital, but does pick up speed in the latter half when he leaves the European Union

  • Food for Thought

    Increased consciousness against the use of animal ingredients has prompted a new focus on food labelling around the world

  • How is Reorganised Andhra Pradesh doing on the economic front?

    By Revendra (@adj_r_squared) Soon after the formation of a new state government in July 2014, the Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) made a careful assessment of the weaknesses, strengths, and opportunities in the State, and noted that The bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh has compounded the problems of the residuary State as it is now not only a […]

  • Food for Thought

    Increased consciousness against the use of animal ingredients has prompted a new focus on food labelling around the world

Welcome to Takshashila

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.