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China’s African Foothold – Djibouti & Beyond

By J Paul Zachariah* In February 2018, the small African country of Djibouti terminated a deal with Dubai Ports World, one of the world’s largest port and container terminal operators,that was struck in 2006...

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Gender-sensitive Public Transport: Time to Walk the Talk

By Sara John* Public transport forms the backbone of an efficient urban mobility system of a city, spearheading its development and modernisation. The creation of economic opportunities and improved access to markets and services...

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India’s Improving Energy Transition

  India has the largest government mandated renewable energy programme, with a target of 175 GW renewable energy capacities by 2022. But how does the country fare in terms of transitioning from traditional methods...

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Taxing Private Buses will do no Good for the Cause of Public Transport in Kerala – പൊതുഗതാഗതം; ഇനിയും ഇടപെട്ടില്ലെങ്കില്‍ സംസ്ഥാനത്തെ കാത്തിരിക്കുന്നത് വന്‍ ദുരന്തം

  Public transport is an inevitable part of a city’s development and private sector plays a pivotal role in ensuring the efficiency of public transport. But governmental regulations have taken a toll on the...

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Hard Road Ahead – Reforming Telecom

By Chithira Rajeevan The Indian telecom sector has witnessed immense growth since market liberalisation in the late 1990s. It is the second largest in the world by number of telephone and internet subscribers. However, the...

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What Happened to Attappadi?

by K V Thomas*   The gruesome lynching of Madhu, a 27-year-old Adivasi youth of Chindakki in the Attappadi area of Palakkad district once again demonstrated how political parties and successive governments have neglected...

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Modicare: Old Wine in New Bottle?

The eye-grabbing announcement related to the healthcare sector in the Union Budget 2018-19 is a welcome move. But are they capable of addressing the existing shortcomings? Chithira Rajeevan (Research Assistant, CPPR) writes on the...