Centre for Comparative Studies

March 4, 2020

Why scores of unrecognised and unaffiliated schools flourish in Kerala

Twenty eight students studying in Class 10 of Arooja Little Star School at Moolamkuzhi in Kochi, were in the news recently as they could not write their board exams. The school, which was unaffiliated to the Central Board of Secondary […]
March 4, 2020

Event Report: CPPR Talk Series by Dr Lawrence Prabhakar Williams

Dr Lawrence Prabhakar Williams,Author, Researcher & Professor of International Relations & Strategic Studies and Advisor to the CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) delivered a talk on ‘Civilisational State, Governance and Grand Strategy of Aspirational Powers: A Perspective of India’, […]
March 4, 2020

Event Report: Data security for a digital century: Conversations on Personal Data Protection Bill 2019

In the Data Protection Bill, the word ‘privacy’ is used once whereas the words ‘security’ and ‘technology’ are mentioned close to 50 times. This is a subtle indicator of where the priorities of the government lie”, said Dr D Dhanuraj, […]
March 2, 2020

Kochi: Onus on civic body to ensure quality of water , say experts

CPPR Chairman, Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in the The Times of India. He says “Citizens are entitled to safe drinking water. Corporation’s health squads have the power to check the documents produced by the truck […]
February 28, 2020

CPPR Talk Series: US Presidential Elections 2020

As part of the CPPR talk series, the Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) organised an in-house talk on February 24, 2020 on “US Presidential Elections 2020” by Dr Michael Warren Sonnleitner, Fulbright-Nehru scholar, with a doctorate in Political Science from […]
February 21, 2020

‘Green corridor’ to boost seamless commute

The 2.5-km-long ‘green corridor’ proposed between Ernakulam Town (North) and Junction (South) railway stations is expected to augment seamless integration between different commuting modes, with its promoter agencies set to brainstorm this week on directly linking it with the KSRTC […]
February 20, 2020

Is Kochi losing all its public spaces? | #CityBeats

How are designated built public spaces changing their use with time. Are they being lost to activities such as encroachments,parking,anti-social activities etc.?What are the reasons responsible for this and how can it be solved?
February 18, 2020

Officials take foot off pedal; buses keep doors open

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The New Indian Express. He says government should help in modernising the vehicles by giving a subsidy, thereby promoting public transport. A dedicated lane for private buses and scientific designing […]
February 12, 2020

Electric vehicles fail to get traction in Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a published in The New Indian Express on Electric vehicles. As going sustainable becomes the mantra, electric vehicles become the future. While everyone, from governments to NGOs, bats for e-vehicles, the latest being […]
February 12, 2020

A balanced budget that spins on KIIFB axis

Preparing a budget that caters to the interests of all sections of people at the time of economic slowdown is difficult, especially when there is fiscal stress on the state’s economy. As one can find neither cooperative federalism nor federalism […]
February 11, 2020

Delhi Elections 2020: Does BJP need to rethink its election strategy?

This episode of CPPR Election Analysis series Decoding the Polls deals with the outcome of Delhi Elections 2020 and the lessons it has in store for political parties.
February 11, 2020

Why residents in these Kochi suburbs find it challenging to depend on public transport

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The News Minute. The article is part of it’s series of stories on the state of public buses across south Indian cities. Kochi is the largest and most populous […]
February 7, 2020

KMRL invites Kochiites to join #PublicTransportDay

Kerala is on the go-green bandwagon since the new year. In tune with the plastic ban for a better tomorrow, Kochi Metro Rail Limited has strengthened its #PublicTransportDay initiative. The green metro is now observing Fridays as the day for […]
February 7, 2020

Delhi Elections 2020: Edging to the final showdown

Even though legislative power is limited, it is always a matter of prestige for competing political parties to get a hold over the National Capital. With Delhi Elections just around the corner, in this episode of #DecodingthePolls, Dr D Dhanuraj […]
February 7, 2020

District authorities bank on residents, eye better ranking

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The Times of India on Citizen perception survey for the next edition of Ease of Living index which is underway in Kochi. He says that we should not take such surveys […]

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