Centre for Urban Studies

October 11, 2019

Powering Kerala’s Electric Vehicles

India is set to move further towards an automobile industry that is primarily electricity powered. The government has introduced certain initiatives in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint in India’s mobility scenario by 2030 and electric vehicles (EVs) are […]
October 9, 2019

Feasibility of Electric Vehicles in India

Facing an air pollution epidemic, India has its eyes set on an electric future. With a flurry of proposals from both the centre and various state governments, questions over the implementation of this relatively new technology arise. This article looks […]
September 26, 2019

“Need to make Smart City Mission Citizen-centric” Dr. M. Ramachandran

Keynote address delivered by former secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development Dr M Ramachandran at the ‘Smart City Workshop: Sustainable Urban Development’ on September 20, 2019. The workshop was a joint initiative of Heidelberg University, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), […]
September 25, 2019

Libertarian Principles of Intellectual Property

Libertarianism as a philosophy emerged in an attempt to cure the unfairness that plagues our world. This blog will attempt to question the basis for its very existence, along with assessing the effect of libertarian principles on intellectual property. CPPR […]
September 25, 2019

India-Pakistan Cultural Homogeneity and Political Ties

Born of similar ancestry and sharing a homogeneous historical legacy in addition to cultural similarities, this article elucidates the ways in which India and Pakistan are more similar than they are different, a narrative that is often glossed over amidst […]
September 25, 2019

Is Caste a Guiding Factor for Political Alliances? | മുന്നണികൾക്ക് ജാതിയോ പ്രധാനം?

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj was part of the panel discussion on how political alliances see caste as a guiding factor in the upcoming bypoll. This discussion was aired on the Manorama News Channel on September 24, 2019.
September 25, 2019

Gold Financing Giant Loses Sheen As Strike At Muthoot’s Kerala Outlets Enters 2nd Month

“Grievances are natural and should be addressed amicably, but the company is not known for labour unrest. While employees lose work, Muthoot is also losing its share in the market in terms of assets. Digitisation and GST changed the nature […]
September 24, 2019

The Week: KL-Smartcity

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in The Week on September 20, 2019.
September 24, 2019

Workshop focuses on smart urban development

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in The Times of India on September 21, 2019.
September 24, 2019

Need to Transform India’s Smart City Mission into a Citizen-Centric System

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in The New Indian Express on September 21, 2019.
September 24, 2019

Make Smart Cities Mission citizen-centric

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in the The Hindu on September 21, 2019.
September 24, 2019

Smart Cities need Smart Citizens- Dr M Ramachandran

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in the Mathrubhumi on September 21, 2019.
September 24, 2019

Smart Citizens are the strength of Smart City Mission

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in the Marunadan Malayali on September 21, 2019.
September 24, 2019

The need of the hour is Smart Citizens

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in the Malayala Manorama on September 21, 2019.
September 24, 2019

Smart Citizens are the strength of the Smart City Mission

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in the Madhyamam on September 21, 2019