Centre for Strategic Studies

June 17, 2015

Book On Energy Security Challenges: Non Traditional Security Planning in India

    The International conference on Energy Security Challenges–Non Traditional Security planning in India was yet another attempt by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), to focus on one of the most challenging themes of current times. Given its […]
June 9, 2015

Who Should Decide What to Learn and How? The Real Second Generation Challenges in Education

PART 2 by Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar   The observations of high dropouts in Wayanad and Palakkad among the ST community forced us to ponder on what was the actual challenge facing Kerala in school education. The general understanding among the […]
June 5, 2015

The Animal Kingdom to confront with the Plant Kingdom!!!

In this World Environment Day special article, Ms.Ananthitha A* reminds us not to neglect the animal kingdom. Usually my daughter wakes me up in the mornings, but today I got up hearing many loud animal and bird noises. I could […]
May 13, 2015

Connecting Chinese !!!

CPPR- CSS was proud to be host a high profile visit on May 4th evening. A Chinese delegation comprising of Mr. Cheng Guangzhong, Minister Counsellor; Ms. Xie Liyan, Press Counsellor; Mr. Xu Xiaorong, Attache Press Section ;and Ms. Shao Wu, Attache […]
May 12, 2015

Debating Kerala’s Claims on Literacy

Part 1 of the Series By D Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar[i]   Our idea in this series of two articles is to carefully examine the state of Kerala’s school education focusing on two districts Wayanad and Palakkad. We focus […]
March 24, 2015

Urban Space Dialogue- A fusion of creativity and reality

The First Urban Space Dialogue in Kerala organised by Centre for Public Policy Research Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) in partnership with Kochi Muzuris Biennale Foundation (KMB) turned out to be a fusion of creativity and reality as artists, architects […]
February 25, 2015

Getting the Railways back on track

In this article, Roshni Rajiv puts forward eight suggestions to reform the current rail structure in tune with the needs of the 21st century* Indian Railways is more than 150 years old and has played a vital role in the […]
February 23, 2015

Delhi Elections and its Aftermath for AAP

By, D. Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar* Delhi election results did create a wave. Social media was flooded with applause for the lone fighter in Arvind Kejriwal. Success of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) was lauded as the success of democracy. […]
February 17, 2015

National Games: The Curious Case of the Host State

By, Sibin Sabu* National Games is meant to identify and promote sports talent in the country while also developing sports infrastructure. With that objective in mind, the Central government and the government of the host state pumps a lot of money for […]
February 10, 2015

Fall of Goliath and the Rise of the Under-dog?

By, Renjini Rajagopalan There are many ways of looking at Delhi elections. On one hand, it is a study of all the things that went wrong. On the other, it is also a study of what went right. People from […]
February 9, 2015

Obama’s Visit to New Delhi – The Role of Friendship vs The Role of Issues

By, Raymond E Vickery Jr* When I was in New Delhi for President Obama’s Republic Day visit, the emphasis was on the Obama-Modi friendship as a prime determinate of US-India relations.  In Kochi – at the Center for Public Policy […]
February 7, 2015

Modi-Obama Nuclear Breakthrough- A Vicious Circle

By, Roshni Rajiv* The preceding post, India’s Nuclear Dilemma analysed the major impediment in implementing the Indo-US nuclear deal. It elucidated India’s weak bargaining power to persuade nuclear suppliers to accept the supplier liability clause. As foreseen, the nuclear supplier liability […]
February 5, 2015

Indian Railway Re-Organization

Indian Railway Today, Indian Railways is the third largest railway network in the world. It transports 23 million passengers every day and 2.65 million tonnes of freight traffic. The vision of Indian Railway is to provide safe, efficient, affordable, customer […]
February 3, 2015

Government is a spoilsport

By, Rahul V Kumar/ Sibin Sabu* Summary: Sports federations are seedy political fiefdoms. Corporates can inject funds, accountability and popular appeal India’s growth story in sports has always been difficult to comprehend. How did a nation of 1.3 billion become […]
January 28, 2015

India’s trade barriers: an analysis with reference to tariffs and customs procedures

By,  Pinak Sarkar and Dr. (Prof.) Martin Patrick India is the seventh largest economy in the world. However, it is only the sixteenth largest exporter, in terms of value with its exports accounting for around USD 336.6 billion. In contrast, […]