CPPR in the News

November 14, 2018

PepsiCo tests ancient India river route as Narendra Modi pushes waterways

*The news story published on livemint, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on the context of inland water navigation in India. The World Bank-assisted Ganga waterways project— costing ₹5,370 crore — will enable the commercial navigation of vessels and […]
November 8, 2018

Rebuild Kerala| CPPR’s Policy Brief Presented to Government of Kerala

In August 2018, Kerala witnessed the worst natural calamity in a decade causing a stress on the economy that has been in the doldrums for a considerable period of time.  Immediate evaluation and rethink on the policy actions for rebuilding […]
November 7, 2018

When will Kochi act?

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s suggestions to stop frequent bus accidents in Kochi. KOCHI: Going by the two mishaps that occurred on Tuesday, it is clear that such tales of […]
October 29, 2018

An interaction with Dr. W. Lawrence S. Prabhakar| Power transition in Asia-Pacific

Dr. W. Lawrence S. Prabhakar, Associate Professor of International Relations and Strategic Studies at Madras Christian College, Chennai shares his outlook on Great Power Transitions, Power Shifts in the Asia-Pacific: India’s Foreign and Security Policy, Position and Posture. Watch the […]
October 29, 2018

That ain’t a fair deal, folks!

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, Kochi quoting CPPR Senior Research Associate, Deepthi Mary Mathew’s comment on how lack of economic Fredoom for local self-government bodies can be counterproductive. Ease of doing business is not just about single-window […]
October 17, 2018

Legislating KMTA Act need of the hour, say experts

*The news story published on The Times of India, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s remark on prerequisites for legislating KMTA Act. KOCHI: With Cochin Smart Mission Ltd (CSML) gearing up to execute the integrated traffic management system (ITMS) and introduce […]
October 16, 2018

Roping in danger! Cops ignore DGP’s directive

*The news story published on The Hindu, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on the lack of scientific practices in regulating traffic. Last week, Jerin, a mechanical engineer from Kaloor, was taking a diversion at Banerji Road near Janatha […]
October 9, 2018

Tax, fuel price hike put a spoke in Kochi buses’ wheel

*The news story published on The Hindu, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on challenging scenario of private bus operators in Kochi. Over 800 private buses have disappeared from city roads in the past nine years Is the number […]
October 9, 2018

1,100 of 2,000 pvt buses go off city roads in 9yrs

*The news story published on Deccan Chronicle, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on sharp decline in the number of private buses operating in Kochi city circuit. *This news story can be also read at Deccan Chronicle’s website.
October 8, 2018

Election Dates Declared in Five States| അഞ്ചു സംസ്ഥാനങ്ങള്‍ ബൂത്തിലേക്ക്

In the wake of the declaration of elections dates in five states of India, the expert panel deliberates over Indian General Elections 2019. CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts discuss the political scenario in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Mizoram and […]
September 28, 2018

India has great potential to play normative leader in Asia-Pacific region

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, Kochi in reference with ‘Great Power Transitions and Power Shifts in the Asia-Pacific’,  an interactive session held at CPPR.  India has always approached these issues from a moral angle, without depending […]
September 24, 2018

Plan to have buses with fewer seating capacity

*The news story published on The Times of India, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on Motor Vehicle department’s proposal to operate buses with fewer seats but more space for standee passengers.  Officials with the motor vehicles department (MVD) […]
September 18, 2018

Rebuilding Kerala: Govt turns to public, seeks ‘smart ideas’ for state planning

*The news story published on The News Minute, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on ‘smart ideas’ for ‘Rebuilding Kerala’.   In the first such initiative, the Kerala government is inviting “practical ideas and suggestions from all walks of life”. […]
September 8, 2018

E book – The Market and A Choice of Free Ideas (Malayalam Translation)

‘Vipaniyum Chila Swathanthra Aashayangalum’ is a collection of six essays (from the collection ‘The Market and A Choice of Free Ideas’ published by Atlas Network in 2014) that mainly deal with concepts like free market, political market and property rights. […]
September 6, 2018

Kakkanad’s arduous route

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, Kochi quoting CPPR’s Study KOCHI: Situated in the eastern part of Kochi, Kakkanad houses administrative, industrial, residential and IT headquarters, thereby making the town one of the largest and fastest growing […]