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

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  • Takshashila hosts RAW’s former head, Mr. Vikram Sood

    Mr Vikram Sood, former head of India’s foreign intelligence agency, the RAW visited the Takshashila office on 12th February 2016. Mr Sood has...

  • Falling on and off the map

    Although the book is nominally a travelogue, Detours' narrative often meanders from descriptions and experiences of places

  • Thoughts on India’s approach to China’s 1B1R initiative

    How can India respond to a Chinese project that is aimed at creating a geo-strategic realm for itself? By Pranay Kotasthane (@pranaykotas) Last week saw two articles in Indian media on the challenges and opportunities for India posed by China’s One Belt One Road (1B1R) project. This post looks at the arguments made in the two reports and puts down […]

  • Siachen glacier — strategic options to demilitarise

    The immense loss of precious lives and high material cost with a not so high strategic stakes is a good reason for the Indian government to consider withdrawing from Siachen The recent death of 9 Indian soldiers due to an avalanche on the Siachen glacier made headlines. According to initial reports, the tally was 10 […]

  • Nitin Pai quoted in The Times of India article by Sandhya Soman

    Nitin Pai  was quoted in The Times of India in an article by Sandhya Soman titled, “When cultural gaps colour ties”. In the...

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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.