Centre for Urban Studies

May 9, 2013

Paratransit (Share auto)Study in Chennai

Executive Summary of Para-transit Study (Share auto and Maxi Cabs) in City of Chennai, India Chennai economy has been successful in enhancing the well-being of the state and its people.Most recent is the transformation to information based, knowledge-driven economy has […]
April 24, 2013

All Bucks Stops at Skilling

By B.Chandrasekaran The aptly crunching buzzword one everywhere hears now is skilling or reskilling the manpower as an imperative for the country if we want to achieve more inclusive nature of human development indicators and thereby accelerate the economic growth […]
March 28, 2013

French Intervention in Mali: Emerging trends in France’s Africa policy!

By Chacko Philip* “France will stay in Mali as long as necessary” declared French President Francois Hollande on 2 February 2013 at Bamako, capital of Mali, during his one-day visit to the country. He arrived here after the French-led military […]
March 27, 2013

Jurisdictional and Immunity Issues in the Story of Enrica Lexie :A case of Shoot & Scoot turns around!

By Harisankar K S* The Enrica Lexie incident has caused ripples not only in the political and diplomatic circles but also generated debates in the international legal community. The following discussion tries to bring in certain important developments in the […]
March 11, 2013

Same Old Centralized Planning

B.Chandrasekaran*   Being a believer of principles of liberalism and for the perspective of the twenty-first century, it makes compelled to pen down few thoughts on India’s centralized planning process which has been in practice for more than six decades. […]
February 14, 2013

Study on Inland Water Transportation in Kochi City Region

The following research work conducted by Yogi Joseph of CEPT, Ahmedabad for CPPR aims to highlight the problems ailing the water transportation sector in Kochi. It relied upon extensive review of secondary data, people’s observations about the ferry system recorded […]
February 13, 2013

WINNING OVER FAKE LOTTERY SMS AND CALLS

Madhu.S and Nichu Willington* “YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON 750,000 POUNDS FOR ONGOING ICC WORLD CUP T20 AWARD. TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE, (SEND YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND MOBILE#) VIA Email :crkdraw@hotmail.com”. This tempting SMS has been received by millions of […]
December 11, 2012

Judicial Activism- An Overview

Arjun.M Judicial activism can be described when the judiciary steps in to the shoes of the executive or the legislature and embarks on the works and privileges of the other two organs rather than interpretation of law. This topic has […]
October 20, 2012

Exploring alternatives to land acquisition , August 2012

By Léna Chiaravalli In India, the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 gives the right for Government authorities to acquire parcels of land for the implementation of development projects.. In the context of a rapid growth of cities, the process of urbanisation […]
October 15, 2012

Parking Space in Kochi: Issues and Solutions

By  Zeenab Aneez All of India’s cities face an urban transport crisis. While issues such as poor connectivity, bad road quality, traffic congestion, air and noise pollution are constantly talked about, parking is seen as one having negligible effect on […]
October 15, 2012

A Study of PPP Models for Social Healthcare Insurance

By  Venkitasubramanian AkshayWhen it comes to healthcare, there are two Indias – a country that provides state of the art medical care to middle-class Indians and attracts medical tourists; and another where a majority of its own citizens cannot afford or even […]
October 15, 2012

Functions of the Deputy Mayor, Corporation of Cochin

By  Vishnu Sreedharan The Deputy Mayor is an official post indirectly elected from among the councillors for a term of five years. As the name suggests, the Deputy Mayor is the second in command to the Mayor and his/her main […]
October 15, 2012

A Study On The Effectiveness of Remedies Available for Banks in a Debt Recovery Tribunal

By Mukund P Unny The practice of lending and borrowing is millenniums old. The concept of banking was incepted ever since humans started engaging in economic transactions of any kind. The banking system has evolved since then. We have well-established […]
October 12, 2012

The Pedestrian and the Road, February 2010

By Parijata Bharadwaj Road accidents have become a common occurrence and it is predicted that soon they will become the leading killers in today’s motorized world overtaking AIDS and Tuberculosis. The worst hit by these accidents are the pedestrians. This […]
October 12, 2012

A Report on the Market for Law Firms in Kochi, August 2010

By Harshita S With rapid growth in the Indian economy, the need for lawyers and law firms is felt all the more. Kochi has been attracting quite a lot of business lately, and this it has been felt that there […]