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  • RQ | Other airlines to bail out Spice Jet?

    In a rather bizarre move, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has directed airlines to not charge “exorbitant fares” for passengers stood up upon cancellation of Spice Jet flights. This is a rather bizarre idea and effectively amounts to asking other airlines to partially bail out Spice Jet. Essentially when an airline is in […]

  • RQ | Uber, Meru and Service Taxes

    The use of arbitrary barriers in regulation, like the Rs. 10 lakh limit on Service Taxes is counterproductive and can lead to a non-level playing field. More importantly such barriers encourage small-scale operations which can act against efficiency A couple of months back, the Service Tax Department slapped a notice on Uber, demanding that the […]

  • The Broad Mind | Short term prospects in Pakistan and Afghanistan in response to the Peshawar attack

    What happens next in reaction to the gruesome terrorist attack in Peshawar is the question that continues to confound all stakeholders. Here’s a quick assessment of the short term prospects in Pakistan and Afghanistan post the attack. First, the Pakistan army is likely to ask its domestic proxies like Lashkar-e-Janghvi, Lashkar-e-Taiba and others to layoff […]

  • RQ | Batch size at IIMB

    A few days back I had written about how the new IIMs with a sanctioned batch size of around 60 and a faculty strength of 20 are unviable and need to scale up quickly. My argument was that one of the big strengths of the older IIMs is its faculty size which leads to a […]

  • Takshashila alumnus Revendra T participates in the SCA Region Legislative Fellows Program

    Takshashila's GCPP alumnus Revendra T participated in the SCA Region Legislative Fellows Program from October 8 – November 8, 2014. The program, sponsored by the US...

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Pavan Srinath - Head, Policy Research

Pavan started his career in public policy four years ago by working on urban policy, migration and climate change adaptation at Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore. Pavan joined Takshashila after a brief stint at Arghyam, Bangalore where he worked on urban water and sanitation, including groundwater. Coming from an academic background in the biosciences from the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras, Pavan trained in public policy at Takshashila.

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