February 5, 2018

Modicare: Old Wine in New Bottle?

The eye-grabbing announcement related to the healthcare sector in the Union Budget 2018-19 is a welcome move. But are they capable of addressing the existing shortcomings? Chithira Rajeevan (Research Assistant, CPPR) writes on the topic in her blog piece, ‘Modicare: […]
January 31, 2018

India’s Defence Sector needs more than a Subtle Mention in the Budget

“The defence forces in India have sufficiently grabbed the government’s attention by giving a testament of their might. But has the government given them their due?” ‘India’s Defence Sector Needs more than a Subtle Mention in the Budget’ by Anusha […]
January 9, 2018

Crime and Punishment: Registering Luxury Cars in Puducherry

    By Rahul V Kumar* Puducherry has been in the news as a haven for tax evasion in India. Lower road taxes compared to other states in the country have made this union territory an ideal destination among car […]
January 4, 2018

Public Rental Housing under Social Security: A New Slant

The demand–supply mismatch in the rental housing market in India is enormous. What can be done to reduce the gap and ensure affordable rental housing units to the maximum number of people? Nimish Sany (Research Assistant, CPPR) writes about the challenges and […]
January 2, 2018

Clinical Trials: A Thin Line between Human Wellbeing and Economic Expediency

Sara John (Project Associate, CPPR) feels strongly about the case of conducting clinical trials in India. Her blog piece titled, ‘Clinical Trials: A Thin Line between Human Wellbeing and Economic Expediency’ intends to walk us through that thin line, seeking […]
December 14, 2017

Ideal Money – Ideal or a Far Cry from the Idea?

As bubbles and bursts become a recurrent feature of the existing monetary system, the demand for an alternative gain traction. John F Nash proposes the concept of ‘ideal money’ to ensure stability in the currency market. Read the blog piece, […]
December 13, 2017

Rights of the Invisible Workers

  The rights of the domestic workers are often given the brush-off, as they remain excluded from the labour legislations of the country. ‘Rights of the Invisible Workers’, a blog piece by Ginu Sunny (Research Intern, CPPR) looks into the […]
June 16, 2017

How Liberal is Kerala’s Latest Liquor Policy?

As the new liquor policy becomes operational, it is important to ask if it proposes any novel initiative that could transform the liquor sector of Kerala. A crucial transformation that liquor businesses in Kerala require is not mere access to […]
June 14, 2017

Animal Market Regulations: Some Immediate Concerns

Animal market regulations have direct effects on the meat processing and export business in India . What will be more worrying, however, is the bureaucratic structure that will impact small and marginal farmers who trade in these markets. In this blog D Dhanuraj (Chairman, CPPR) and Rahul […]
February 4, 2017

Uberisation of Parking

  Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has proposed to bring proof of parking in India, wherein people can buy cars only if they show proof of parking space. Madhu S, Director (Research & Projects), CPPR, analyses why the Government needs […]
December 28, 2016

Land Value Capture for Infrastructure Financing

Urban Local Bodies in India are incompetent in financing large urban infrastructure projects in their cities. It is high time India adopted innovative  infrastructure financing strategies. This blog piece by Abhishek Das (Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Urban Studies) proposes the […]
November 10, 2016

Understanding the Phasing Out of Higher Denomination Fiat Currency in India

The decision to phase out higher denomination currency notes in India is hailed by many as a bold move by the current Central Government. However, this moment should be considered as an opportunity to re-examine the inherent problems plaguing the […]
August 23, 2016

The fakeness (stupidity?) of the Vyttila junction traffic arrangement

Vyttila Junction, the busiest in Kerala has been experiencing severe traffic congestion for the last few days. D Dhanuraj comments in his blog post the lack of data and planning from the decision makers side while going for ad-hoc arrangements […]
August 22, 2016

Re-examining the roots of the stray dog menace

Discussion on Stray Dog menace is back in Kerala. Albeit, it has become a threat to the safety of the children and elderly. Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at CPPR on his blogpost discusses the negative externalities that would have […]
August 11, 2016

The Paradise Road

Ananthitha. A, Environmental Engineer at Ultra-Tech Environmental Consultancy and Laboratory, shares her experience traveling on the roads in Kochi. She questions the authorities for their disdain to save themselves from the public outrage. Click the link to read about it […]
July 13, 2016

The Case of Taxing the Poor Burger in Kerala

Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at Centre for Public Policy Research, writes about the recently introduced fat tax by Finance Minister of Kerala in the Kerala Budget 2016-17. In this blog he asks the question of, how do we define […]
June 30, 2016

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2016: Continuity of party and practices

Sambhavi Ganesh,Intern at CPPR, analyses the reasons for the ADMK’s victory, the DMK’s loss, and some general factors that bring a party to power in the state. Click here to read more about this in our blog, Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2016: […]
June 24, 2016

Citizens’ Involvement Essential for Efficient Waste Management in Cities

Mugdha Ghaisas, intern at CPPR, writes how it is the need of the hour that the elected representatives of the urban local bodies initiate a citizen-led participatory process for a efficient waste management in cities. Click here to read more about […]
June 23, 2016

Uniform Civil Code: Debates and Possibilities

Sambhavi Ganesh,Intern at CPPR, writes about the debates related to the need for a Uniform Civil Code. Read more about this in our blog click here Uniform Civil Code: Debates and Possibilities  
June 21, 2016

Latin Catholic community of Kerala: Role in 2016 Assembly Elections

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR and Sambhavi Ganesh, Intern, CPPR; writes about the role of the Latin Catholic community in the recently concluded Kerala Assembly Elections 2016. Read more about this in our blog Latin Catholic community of Kerala: Role in 2016 […]
May 18, 2016

Unbecoming of exit polls for Kerala

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research; writes about the various exit polls on the back drop of Kerala Assembly Election 2016 Read more about this in our blog Unbecoming of exit polls for Kerala