Centre for Urban Studies

May 2, 2019

Feeder System: Solutions for a Choking City

In Indian Cities, we see an enthusiastic switch towards shared mobility by both providers and commuters. However the law seems unable to keep up with this trend. Is there a need to expand our understanding of public transport systems? This […]
May 2, 2019

India’s Engagements at ASEAN Forums

By Jayashri Ramesh Sundaram India’s engagement with the ASEAN nations began with the ‘Look East Policy’ of 1991. Today, India has 30 sectoral dialogue mechanisms and 7 ministerial-level interactions apart from annual summits with the ASEAN countries. The ‘Look East Policy’ […]
May 1, 2019

Rolling the Credits on Modi’s ‘Act East’ Policy

By Juanita Justin Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with Southeast Asia comes at a time of changing geopolitical architecture in the Southeast Asian and Indo-Pacific region. The government revamped the 1991 ‘Look East’ policy to the ‘Act East’ policy to […]
April 29, 2019

A Critical Analysis of Kerala’s Fishermen and their Debt Trap

Kerala boasts of its much-touted Model of Development with rapid progress in socio-economic conditions, yet the fishermen community of the state is not able to make a tantamount progress in social and economic development. The poverty, due to the continuum […]
April 27, 2019

Relevance of Public Policy Education

*The news story published in Malayala Manoramma on the two year MA in Public Policy and Governance introduced by The Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth in collaboration with the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) at its Kochi campus.
April 26, 2019

Kallada Bus Controversy: A Case for Policy Overhaul?

The recent incident involving attack on passenger travelling in an inter-state private bus has prompted the state govt bring restrictions on these buses. Is restrictions a solution to this problem? or should there be a change in policy to deregulate […]
April 25, 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Kochi’s overwhelming response shows the way for other cities

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR comments in a news story publish in The New Indian Express on the high number of voting in the city KOCHI: Kochi showed the way for other big cities in south India with a huge voter […]
April 24, 2019

India and Japan: Strategic Partners for the 21st Century

Transcript of the Keynote address by Prof Kanti Bajpai at the International conference on “India and Japan Growing Partnership and Opportunities for Co-operation” organized by CPPR – Centre for Strategies Studies in collaboration with the Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai […]
April 24, 2019

Manorama News Counter Point | Will high voters turnout create a wave in Kerala? | ഉയർന്ന പോളിങ്; കേരളത്തില്‍ ഒരു തരംഗമുയര്‍ന്നോ?

Kerala witnessed high number of voters turnout, will this create a wave in the Lok Sabha Election results? CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts discuss about this in the Manoramma News channel’s Counter Point.
April 23, 2019

“Soft balancing: A long-term strategy for India and Japan in Asia- Pacific” Prof Kanti Prasad Bajpai

Keynote address delivered by international affairs analyst Prof Kanti Prasad Bajpai, Wilmar Professor of Asian Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore at the two-day (26- 27 February) international conference on the theme “India and […]
April 23, 2019

Property Rights: Why it matters?

Centre for Public Policy Research is doing a series of videos based on the book “Vipaniyum Chila Swathanthra Aashayangalum’ (‘The Market and A Choice of Free Ideas’ ) released by CPPR. This is the third video in the series introducing […]
April 23, 2019

Broken Window Fallacy: The seen and the unseen.

Centre for Public Policy Research is doing a series of videos based on the book “Vipaniyum Chila Swathanthra Aashayangalum’ (‘The Market and A Choice of Free Ideas’ ) released by CPPR. This is the second video in the series which […]
April 23, 2019

Free Trade and Free Markets: Understanding the basics

Centre for Public Policy Research is doing a series of videos based on the book “Vipaniyum Chila Swathanthra Aashayangalum’ (‘The Market and A Choice of Free Ideas’ ) released by CPPR. This is the first video in the series. Click […]
April 22, 2019

Kerala Election: Gearing up for a Photo Finish

This part of CPPR’s election analysis series, ‘Decoding the Polls’ we look into the key factors that will influence the voters in Kerala.
April 18, 2019

India’s Extended Neighbourhood: Pivot to West Asia

By Gazi Hassan and Manaswini Vijayakumar From “hug diplomacy” to chai per charcha with world leaders, a significant shift has been witnessed in the way India used to conduct its foreign policy. What is new is the importance given to […]