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  • Catalyst | INI9: 9 minute conversation with Rohini Nilekani

    I discuss sanitation, malnutrition and dams with Rohini Nilekani in the latest INI9: 9 minute conversations on strategy, policy and politics. The conversation happened on the sidelines of the Takshashila-Hudson conference, Shaping India’s New Growth Agenda: Implications for the World, Bangalore 2014.

  • Catalyst | On counting and marrying out of caste

    Most measurements of caste dynamics are flawed by a lack of good numbers, but that’s a good thing. A few months ago, my fellow blogger Karthik Shashidhar had looked at how inter-caste marriages are happening in India. He had visualised the results of an interesting paper out of European Population conference hosted on the Princeton […]

  • Sumpolites | From Symbolism to Symbols of Power

    The showcase of power that will come from seeing women march in parades to marching into battlefields will be immense and a much better way to establish Naari Shakti Wing Cmdr. Pooja Thakur, has become the face of the Indian Armed forces for Women. She led the inter-service ceremonial guard of honour for the US […]

  • The Broad Mind | The Indian Constitution and its Evolution

    On the 65th anniversary of the formation of the Indian republic, V. Vinay shares some thoughts on the Indian constitution and its evolution. The constitution came into being after nearly 3 years of debate, with 299 members. The drafting committee was headed by BR Ambedkar. The constituent assembly was an indirectly elected body created before independence. […]

  • Acorn | Three thoughts for the Republic

    On reason, liberty and the right action For quiet contemplation on Republic Day: – How to protect Reason from democratically-enforced dogma and escape the tyranny of the ignorant; – On the liberal nationalist position on free speech (and what liberal nationalism is); – An eight-fold path to transforming India and the self; The Three Thoughts […]

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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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