Centre for Urban Studies

September 16, 2019

Free cycles? No thanks, not in Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Times of India on challenges cycle share scheme will face due to the lack of cycling ecosystem in Kochi Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL), which opened an […]
September 16, 2019

CPPR Talk Series | “Hinduism & Political Behaviour in India” by Ajay Verghese

CPPR-Centre for Comparative Studies (CCS) organised an in-house talk on “Hinduism & Political Behaviour in India”, delivered by Dr Ajay Verghese, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside, on August 29, 2019
September 7, 2019

Potholes to burn Rs 90 crore hole in motorists’ purse during Onam

CPPR Chairman, Dr D Dhanuraj comments on the fuel cost and lost man hours caused by potholes and traffic congestion within the city in a news article published in The Times of India. Potholes in Kochi city will cost vehicle […]
September 7, 2019

Escalating Japan-South Korea Dispute | CPPR Global High Tea

In this edition of CPPR Global High Tea, Gazi Hassan, Senior Research Associate, CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies, talks about escalating dispute between Japan and South Korea.
September 6, 2019

Kochi metro Thykoodam Stretch: Will this be a game changer for commuters? | #CityBeats

New stretch of Kochi metro to Thykoodam was inaugurated recently. Can it increase the ridership of Kochi Metro? Will this be a game changer for the commuters of Kochi? Also will this take us closer to the dream of an […]
September 4, 2019

India–US Economic Relations: A “Trumped” Challenge

Trade relations have always been a major factor in international relations. Some of the policy changes like trade embargoes, sanctions, etc. have dominated recent headlines, especially the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China. Amidst the “trade war” between […]
September 4, 2019

CPPR Talk Series: Hinduism & Political Behaviour in India

As part of the CPPR Talk Series, the Centre for Comparative Studies (CCS) organised an in-house talk on “Hinduism & Political Behaviour in India”, delivered by Dr Ajay Verghese, an author and assistant professor of political science at the University […]
September 2, 2019

Much to cheer about Kochi Metro extension to Thykoodam

Dr D Dhanuraj Chairman, CPPR comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express related to the Metro extension to Thykoodam The service will help people avoid the traffic snarls at  Vyttilla, Elamkulam and Kadavanthra In two days, […]
August 31, 2019

Kochi tram project gets a fillip, but apprehensions remain

In a article published in The New Indian Express D Dhanuraj, chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research, comments in Kochi the Bus Rapid Transit System will work. While the Water Metro Project focuses exclusively on West Kochi, trams along the […]
August 28, 2019

TRIPS Agreement and Challenges

Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement is a framework which brought a unified Intellectual Property standard across the globe. It is a complementary standard to the existing WTO regime, and tries to accommodate GATT principles in its text. […]
August 27, 2019

MG Road needs creative solutions to save business

Merchants Blame Lack Of Adequate Parking Space For Loss Of Business MG Road is no longer the shopping destination it once used to be, and merchants are blaming it on the ‘lack of adequate parking space’ for the loss of […]
August 27, 2019

GST has made tobacco products only marginally costlier

Before the introduction of GST, many States levied value added tax (VAT) on the price inclusive of excise duty. With the introduction of the goods and services tax (GST) in 2017, all tobacco products — cigarettes, bidis and smokeless — attract the […]
August 27, 2019

Estimated impact of the GST on tobacco products in India

Abstract Objective To examine the potential impact of the goods and services tax (GST) on price, consumption and tax revenue from tobacco products in India and across states. Methods Data on prices, tax rates and tax revenue are used to estimate a […]
August 27, 2019

Why Kochi’s own MG Road losing is business activity? | #CityBeats

City Beats Video Series dissects Urban Issues from CPPR researcher’s perspective. Be it a pothole or a broken flyover, what we see are just symptoms of deeper public policy issues. This time we talk about why Kochi’s own MG Road […]
August 26, 2019

Refugee Resettlement: Humanitarian Governance vs the Politics of Refugee Protection

The term ‘Refugee’ is one that is often misrepresented in political discourse. As per the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), a refugee is a person fleeing armed conflict or persecution. The situation in this person’s country of origin […]

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