Centre for Urban Studies

April 14, 2014

Lecture by Ms. Susan Zielinski on ‘Urban Mobility – Challenges, Practices and Innovations’

April 14, 2014

CPPR 4th Quarterly Lecture by Mr. J.M. Lyngdoh, India’s Former Chief Election Commissioner.

April 14, 2014

International Conference on National Security

International Conference on National Security Management in Federal Structures – Perspectives from India and the United States  (December 6th and 7th, 2013) Organised by CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies Supported by the US Consulate Chennai region at Riviera Suites, […]
April 14, 2014

CPPR Quarterly Lecture by Dr. Sandeep Shastri

April 10, 2014

Masking a Major Issue – The State and its Dilemma on Liquor Policy in Kerala

Context The state government in Kerala delayed in announcing its liquor policy for the year 2014-15. What followed this delay was a closure of bar hotels across the state. On the eve of elections, there were two groups in the […]
April 2, 2014

‘Youngsters Vote for Modi’, The New Indian Express

‘Youngsters Vote for Modi’, The New Indian Express, March 30th, 2014 Sandeep Shastri, Political scientist and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Jain University, opined that in the coming election, more youngsters will vote for BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He was speaking on […]
March 29, 2014

Aam Admi Prime Minister: Scope and chances

Dr. D.Dhanuraj* A few days are left before the first batch of voters to go to the polling booths to select their representatives of 16th Lok Sabha. This time, unlike in the recent past, the most ferociously fought election with […]
March 6, 2014

Bad State of the State

By Rahul V. Kumar *   As I understood from a recent experience our system requires that we remain closer (in time) with the state and yet we should remain far (physically) from its reach. Now the question is “How […]
March 1, 2014

The ‘Third Front’ Politics aka power of Regional Politics and the ‘unanticipated 14th Prime Minister of India’

By D.Dhanuraj* The election commission is ready to declare the schedule of General Elections 2014. Political parties are busy in building alliances. It’s the coalition politics era in India! The main stream parties; Congress and BJP are still dilly dallying […]
February 21, 2014

Now, who’s interested in corporation budget! Times of India

Now, who’s interested in corporation budget! Times of India Times of India, 21/02/2014 KOCHI: After the initial hue and cry, even the opposition seems to have lost interest in the Kochi corporation budget. And the ruling front, which passed the 2014-15 […]
December 27, 2013

Progress not likely for 2-3 Yrs in Indo-Pak Peace Talks, The New Indian Express

December 21, 2013

International Migrant’s Day: A Contemporary Retrospection

By Abin Thomas, PhD Scholar Student, King’s India Institute, London Jim Rogers, the American investor who moved to Singapore in 2007 from America (is one of the prominent figures of investment friendly atmosphere in Singapore), cautioned about the immigration restriction […]
December 10, 2013

‘Meet on Security Management Held’, The New Indian Express

‘Meet on Security Management Held’, The New Indian Express, 10th December, 2013  Malayala Manorama, 7th December, 2013      
October 25, 2013

New set of don’ts too might fail motorists in Kochi, The Hindu, October 24th, 2013

The latest move to set additional restrictions for digging up freshly laid roads is unlikely to improve the condition of roads in the district if the effectiveness of prevailing mechanisms is anything to go by. The decision to set new […]
October 7, 2013

Lyngdoh backs proportional representation, Deccan Chronicle

    Ex-CEC suggests proportional representation, Indian Express, 7th October 2013   Proportional representation of political parties will ensure fair representation of all groups and hence will uplift democratic principles, said J M Lyngdoh, former Chief Election Commissioner.   Delivering […]