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Addressing the governance gap

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

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  • The Olympics story

    There are mostly two types of bids for hosting the Games: re-emerging cities and cities from large emerging countries

  • On targeting inflation

    India should develop a less volatile price series that represents the basket that the median household consumes

  • The state of the Indian federation

    The Inter-State Council should become the forum for political and legislative give and take between the centre and states

  • The real benefit of direct benefit transfer

    A week ago, I gave up. My LPG subsidy that is. Having been out of the country for a few months, with our normal LPG usage being much lower than the average family’s, and having forgotten to book my spare cylinder, my LPG account had been “suspended”, for not booking a refill for over six … Continue reading "The real benefit of direct benefit transfer"

  • Nuclear War: Is Our Complacency Misplaced?

    By Ganesh Chakravarthi (@crg_takshashila) The Cold War taught us many things. It compelled nations to judge every action against potential worldwide consequences. Most importantly, it taught us that  nuclear arms should never be taken lightly. With the fall of the Iron Curtain the whole world breathed a sigh of relief. However, neither the end of […]

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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.