Welcome to The Acorn.

The Acorn is Nitin Pai’s irregularly regular newsletter on public policy in the Information Age — covering technology, international relations, economics, books and spiritual guidance (of the cocktail kind).

Sometimes it’ll be excerpts from Nitin’s columns in Mint, The Print, Deccan Herald or Business Standard. Sometimes it will be full articles that are otherwise behind paywalls. Sometimes it’ll be stream of consciousness or inebriation. A lot of it is inspired by the newsletterer’s work at the Takshashila Institution, a fantastic place in Bangalore where adepts from many disciplines trespass into others’ territory.

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Director, The Takshashila Institution