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

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  • The Filter Coffee | GEOPolitics

    The attack on Hamid Mir and its aftermath. Propagandists in Pakistan move in mysterious ways their wonders to perform.  Those who once exercised creative license to ascribe any and all acts of terror in Pakistan to India’s external intelligence agency R&AW are now being labeled agents of that same agency.  Hamid Mir, senior journalist with [...]

  • RQ | The long-term effects of government failure

    In a good blog post on FirstPost, R Vaidyanathan writes that one of the possible reforms for the new government to take up would be to invest massively in electricity and water supply infrastructure and ensure 24 x 7 supply of these two commodities throughout the county. In his post, he explains that a move […]

  • The Takshashila Institution hosts a Public Leadership Camp

    The Takshashila Institution hosted a three day Public Leadership Camp for the students of National Public School, Bangalore, from April 14th - April 16th,...

  • Terra Nullius | Márquez and me

    “I would have liked for my books to have been recognised posthumously, at least in capitalist countries, where you turn into a kind of merchandise.” Gabriel García Márquez,The Art of Fiction. No. 69, 1981. Maybe it was the understated nature of his writing that the 18 year old me was unable to comprehend. Maybe it [...]

  • RQ | Analyzing IIMA Admissions

    In response to an RTI query, IIM Ahmedabad has disclosed the cutoff percentiles across various categories for getting a seat in IIMA. Before we analyze further, there are two points to be noted. Firstly, what has been disclosed is the “minimum cutoff percentile”, which means that at least one student with that percentile score was […]

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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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Prof Mukul Asher - Councillor

Takshashila contributes to substantially improving the quality and breadth of public policy debates in India.

Greater proficiency in economic reasoning is critical for rising India to improve governance and enlarge its geo-strategic imprint. Accessible public policy education and high quality research are primary instruments for the emergence of competent community of public policy professionals in India.

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