May 3, 2016

On the Question of State Debts and Intergenerational Transfers

Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at Centre for Public Policy Research writes how when the question of intergenerational transfers is raised in the context of debt, especially unsustainable debt of the state, the natural response from supporters of debt is […]
January 12, 2016

The Unsustainability of the Odd-Even Scheme

  Jayati Narain, managing associate Centre for Urban Studies-CPPR, writes on  why the odd-even car scheme in Delhi is unsustainable and short sighted. http://reinventingcochin.blogspot.in/2016_01_01_archive.html
December 17, 2015

Regulating Taxi Service Aggregators

Jayati Narain, managing associate- CPPR Centre for Urban studies, writes about the policy issues surrounding the regulation of taxi service aggregators in India. Read more about this in our blog http://reinventingcochin.blogspot.in/2015/12/regulating-taxi-service-aggregators-by.html
November 26, 2015

Indian Inroads Into Africa

Vinny Davis, Managing Associate of Centre for Strategic Studies writes how economic diplomacy will be key to Indian engagement with Africa. Read more about this in our blog http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/11/indian-inroads-into-africa.html  
November 11, 2015

Why Government Awards??

  Yet another award returnee!! Rahul V. Kumar, Research Consultant to CPPR question the concept of the state giving away awards in his latest piece “Why Government Awards?” Read more about this in our blog at http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/11/why-government-awards.html   Views are personal and […]
November 7, 2015

Role of the Mayor- Moving Beyond a Figurehead

Jayati Narain, Managing Associate of Centre for Urban Studies writes about the challenges to be faced by the coming Mayor of Kochi. A key task being finding and reclaiming power within the administrative set up itself. Read more at http://reinventingcochin.blogspot.in/2015/11/role-of-mayor-moving-beyond-figurehead.html
October 24, 2015

Determinants of the Cochin Corporation Election

Gowri S, who interned at CPPR, try’s to understand what according to local politicians are the determinants for the upcoming Cochin corporation elections. Read more at http://reinventingcochin.blogspot.in/2015/10/determinantsof-cochin-corporation.html
October 14, 2015

Will the Climate change at The city of lights ?!

Sanjay Menon, Research Intern at CPPR introspects the challenges on climate talks at the Paris Conference. Read more at http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/10/will-climate-change-at-city-of-lights.html
October 7, 2015

Nepal Political Tussle : Another Humanitarian crisis in the Offing?

Ms Vinny Davis, Managing Associate of CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) writes in CPPR Blog, How the current political situation in Nepal can be a potential humanitarian crisis. Read more about this at our blog http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/10/nepal-political-crisis-how-long-can.html
October 5, 2015

Oil Price Crash – What’s in store for India?

  How India can gain from the reduced Oil Price? Should we reduce subsidies? Should we store more oil? Archana Mavanur, Research Intern at CPPR explore these questions in CPPR blog. Read more at http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/10/oil-price-crash-whats-in-store-for-india.html
September 18, 2015

Goods and Service Tax: Push for Growth or Inflation?

Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist revisits the GST debate which has been further pushed thanks to the political logjam. He explains how there is lack of clarity which had led to a lack of consensus among states for supporting GST reforms. […]
August 19, 2015

City Taxis for Delhi- Why we need to be bothered

  Jayati Narain, Research Assistant at CPPR comments on the latest move by the Delhi Government over the City Taxi Scheme. According to her it is ironic that the autorickshaw, which was used by the Aam Admi Party(AAP) for much […]
June 23, 2015

AIIB: The need for thought to replace hasty resolve

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been in the news off late, mostly for the right reasons. Heralded as the answer to the World Bank’s deficiencies which include its exclusive representation of European interests, it is touted to be […]
June 15, 2015

Road Safety in India- Still in Coma

“It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science” is the road safety program of the city of Philadelphia cites Pallavi Rachel George, Research Intern at CPPR in her blog article on Road Safety in India. She mentions how we have not progressed […]
June 2, 2015

Do we need UN anymore?

A terrible death seems to have befallen the United Nations in recent times, an entity which was born out of the horrors of the great wars and was instituted as a collective to serve mankind in the times to come. […]
April 22, 2015

What Solar Scam reveals for Kerala society- The Entrepreneurial argument!!

By Dr D. Dhanuraj* In the recent times, the most sensational topic in Kerala politics has been that Solar Scam and how it has talked about Sarita Nair (said to be the chief culprit) in the whole scam. As the […]
April 17, 2015

Will markets bring social responsibility? Lessons from Fabindia Incident

By D Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar* Among the top garment retailers in India, Fabindia outlet in Goa was in the limelight when an alleged instance of voyeurism was exposed by the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani. At least four […]
April 13, 2015

How Wayanad and Palakkad shows the different side of Kerala’s School education

Among State of Kerala’s many achievements, education at the school level has been emphasised as a major one. This in turn was reflected as having contributed much to the literacy rate as well as related achievements in the social indicators […]
March 30, 2015

Setting the Right Retirement Age!

In the years to come, retirement age will play an increasingly important role in the framing of public policies of governments across the world. Retirement age has direct and indirect implications on the economic and social conditions in a society. […]
December 19, 2014

A perspective on the Impact of FDI on the Retail Sector

By Sibin Sabu* Any investment made by a company or entity based in one country, into a company or entity based in another country may be called Foreign Direct Investment. As per OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), the […]
November 5, 2014

Can I grow a forest- No says the state!!

By Rahul.V.Kumar*   Owning Forest Covers, Engaging Individuals and Communities Evidence of the State’s Handling of Forest All innovative measures introduced by the state to tame the rapid degradation of forests in India has not been able to generate positive […]