November 21, 2009AsidePublic Policy

Establishing The Takshashila Institution

We are building a top-notch think tank.

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

We’ve been working on this initiative for some time now, and it’s a good time to share a little more about what we want to do.

Our vision

The Takshashila Institution—an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organisation—contributes towards building the intellectual foundations of an India that has global interests.

The ancient city of Takshashila was the site of perhaps the world’s oldest public policy school. It was the intellectual fountainhead not only of Indian statecraft but indeed of all walks of human endeavour.

The Takshashila Institution derives inspiration from that civilisational lighthouse in the pursuit of its contemporary objectives.

Mission & Goals

The Takshashila Institution is registered as a non-profit trust in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Its mission is to:

Takshashila is a next-generation networked” think-tank, connecting individuals and ideas across physical locations.

At this time we are looking for individuals who can contribute either intellectually or financially to help bootstrap the institution. If you identify with Takshashila’s values—or know someone who does—and would like to make a meaningful contribution towards improving the quality of governance in India, please contact me.



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