Nandan Sharalaya

Nandan Sharalaya is a German Chancellor Fellow and a Visiting Scholar at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany’s premier school for management education. His research titled ‘Get Smart or Get Lost- Institutionalising German Cooperation in the Development of Intelligent Cities in India’ is sponsored and hosted by the Institute for Industrial Organisation.

Earlier, he headed the Congress Party’s Parliamentary Research and Strategy Unit under Prof. Rajeev Gowda and was responsible for managing legislative research for 110 Members of Parliament from both the houses. He was previously a L.A.M.P Fellow (Legislative Assistant to a Member of Parliament) with PRS Legislative Research in New Delhi. He has also been a Fred J Hansen Fellow in Leadership at the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences.

He is a visiting faculty in several media and policy schools in India and has taught courses and workshops in legislative public policy, design thinking, international development, negotiation strategy, political communication and advocacy at the MIT School of Government, University of Minnesota’s India Program, Jindal University, Christ University etc.

In the past, his writings have appeared in several national and international magazines and portals including The Conversation, Huffington Post, U.S News, The Diplomat, Scroll, The Wire, Mint, Tehelka, Gateway House etc.

Nandan holds a Masters degree in International Studies and Diplomacy, majoring in International Economics and Climate Policy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Symbiosis International University, India.

He tweets @sharalayanandan

This blog is a repository of some of Nandan’s recent columns/blogs. If you’d like to get in touch with regards to syndication or other media queries, he can be reached at


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