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  • Acorn | Jamaat-ud-Dawa, an assessment

    What New Delhi should do about the threat Here is an assessment following an email discussion with my colleagues Rohan Joshi & Pranay Kotasthane on the Jamaat-ud-Dawa. See Rohan’s post for context. 1. The Pakistani state and the Pakistani society have neither the intention nor the capability (if they have the intention) to take down […]

  • Catalyst | A Tale of Two Cities

    The Indian growth story has included two actors in the past two decades, Bangalore and Chennai. Along with their parent states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, they have been the face of Indian progress, on everything from software to manufacturing to higher education. Bangalore and Chennai are quite distinct from one another, and this post traces the […]

  • Acorn | The liberal nationalist position on free speech

    The problem is not so much the liberals, but a mass of the population which gives in to populist sentiments.

  • Acorn | The liberal nationalist position on free speech

    The problem is not so much the liberals, but a mass of the population which gives in to populist sentiments.

  • The Filter Coffee | Pakistan’s sophistry on Jamaat ud-Dawah

    Nawaz Sharif’s claims of zero tolerance on terrorism have zero credibility. India’s civil society and its political leaders across all hues shared the grief of ordinary Pakistanis after the barbaric attack in Peshawar where 132 school children were massacred by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.  In the days following the brutal attack, former Pakistani DG-ISI Hameed Gul, [...]

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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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