Anticipating The Unintended

Pranay Kotasthane & RSJ
A newsletter on public policy concepts, frameworks, and ideas. Views from India on public policy, foreign affairs, and global politics.
Created 25 Oct 2019
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  • #152 2021 Ends
    19 Dec 2021 • 11 min read • 6 7
    Programming Note: Anticipating The Unintended will be on its annual year-end break for the next two weeks. Normal services will resume from Jan 9, 2022. Happy Holidays. This is the last edition for 20...
  • #151 The Wrong Kind Of Convergence
    12 Dec 2021 • 11 min read • 2 1
    India Policy Watch #1: Imitating The Enemy Insights on burning policy issues in India — RSJ Pranay made an interesting point in the last edition on how India should avoid mimicking China if it were to...
  • #150 One Country, Infinite Variety
    05 Dec 2021 • 19 min read • 3 9
    Hey all, our little newsletter hits a 150 with this edition! That’s about 600,000+ words. We also completed two years of bringing you Anticipating The Unintended last month. The process has been rewar...
  • #149 Turning And Turning In The Widening Gyre
    28 Nov 2021 • 14 min read • 5 1
    India Policy Watch: Crypto And Samvidhaan Insights on burning policy issues in India — RSJ When you write a weekly newsletter you view every news item as possible content for the next edition. You sho...
  • #148 All The Wrong Reasons
    21 Nov 2021 • 17 min read • 7 1
    India Policy Watch #1: Nayi Umar Ki Purani Fasal Insights on burning policy issues in India — RSJ PM Modi, in an address to the nation at 9 AM on Friday, repealed the three farm laws that had been pus...
  • #147 Bole Choodiyan, Bole Kangana?
    14 Nov 2021 • 14 min read • 5 7
    Not(PolicyWTF): Reforming Procurement (Sanjeev Kumar Must Be Smiling) Pleasant surprises in policymaking in India — RSJ Since we take great pleasure in highlighting policy screw-ups around here, it is...
  • #146 Woke Up On The 'Right' Side
    07 Nov 2021 • 13 min read • 3 1
    India Policy Watch: Countering Wokeism Insights on burning policy issues in India — RSJ You know a term has entered the zeitgeist when it reaches your family WhatsApp group that’s kept alive by aunts ...
  • #145 The Escalation Ladder of Outrage
    31 Oct 2021 • 14 min read • 1 7
    India Policy Watch #1: What Outrage Means Insights on burning policy issues in India — RSJ Last week while writing about the Fabindia Diwali ad and the accompanying outrage, I wrote that this ‘arms ra...
  • #144 Yeh Democracy Hai Aur Yahan Hamari Pawri Ho Rahi Hai
    24 Oct 2021 • 15 min read • 6 0
    Back with a new edition of this newsletter. We spent the past 5 weeks trying to work on a few long pending items that needed our attention. Unsurprisingly, the earth went on spinning and nobody missed...
  • (From The Archives) Between Sedition, Blasphemy & Defamation + Eric Hoffer's The True Believer
    17 Oct 2021 • 15 min read • 2 2
    Programming Note: We are on a short ‘writing’ break. Normal service will resume from Oct 24. Meanwhile, here are two essays from our archives. Sedition, Blasphemy, Defamation - Pranay Kotasthane From ...
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