March 1, 2014

The ‘Third Front’ Politics aka power of Regional Politics and the ‘unanticipated 14th Prime Minister of India’

By D.Dhanuraj* The election commission is ready to declare the schedule of General Elections 2014. Political parties are busy in building alliances. It’s the coalition politics era in India! The main stream parties; Congress and BJP are still dilly dallying […]
January 6, 2014

The quandary of food security

  By Somesh S. Menon*   India has always been renowned as a country operating on contradictions. Right from its pre-Independence days when it was revered as the jewel in the British empire, till the period just before liberalization when […]
December 21, 2013

International Migrant’s Day: A Contemporary Retrospection

By Abin Thomas, PhD Scholar Student, King’s India Institute, London Jim Rogers, the American investor who moved to Singapore in 2007 from America (is one of the prominent figures of investment friendly atmosphere in Singapore), cautioned about the immigration restriction […]
July 23, 2013

The National Investigation Agency and the Enrica Lexie case

by Ravishankar. M* The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was established by the NIA Act which was passed by the Indian Parliament in 2008. It is envisaged as an agency “to investigate and prosecute offences affecting the sovereignty, security and integrity […]
July 16, 2013

Transport still a problem for IT hub, Times of India

  Times of India, 16th July 2013 KOCHI: Despite the efforts of various agencies, alternative transport initiatives like carpooling and Bus Day have failed due to certain shortcomings and coordination issues. Both ideas were promoted to encourage public transport and […]
July 12, 2013

How to Plan a City – Lessons learnt from Jane Jacobs

* By Merin Peter “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Planning and developing a city can be a tedious task.  There are different ways to plan a […]
June 27, 2013

AFSPA: A struggle worth living for?

 By Sonakshi Gupta*  Having refused food and water for over 500 weeks now, Irom C. Sharmila is currently under trial for attempt to suicide.  Being tried for a crime that was never committed, even though every fiber of Sharmila’s being […]
June 27, 2013

Call for Applications for CPPR-ATLAS Winter School 2014

CPPR has closed applications for its prestigious global programme, the CPPR-ATLAS Winter School on Public Policy Research Methods scheduled in the month of January 2014.   CPPR-Atlas Winter School 2014 is a unique global programme aimed at researchers exposing them […]
June 14, 2013

Universal Healthcare Coverage in India

 By Anaita Singh* Why Healthcare, at all?  “If it were possible to evaluate the loss, which this country annually suffers through the avoidable waste of valuable human material and the lowering of human efficiency through malnutrition and preventable morbidity, we […]
June 10, 2013

Can Inflation Index Bonds replace gold as a safe investment….???

India is the world’s largest consumer of gold, accounting for some 20 percent of the world’s demand. In India gold is historically and culturally tied to the concepts of wealth and prosperity. The demand for gold has been increasing drastically in […]
June 6, 2013

‘Start’ing Up Entrepreneurship

By Mary Honey* Reducing youth unemployment is one of the major challenges facing most governments in the world for decades to come. With an estimated 88 million young women and men worldwide are unemployed. According to a recent study conducted […]
June 4, 2013

Factious Polity over Prosperity

By B.Chandrasekaran The political paralysis over the external liberalization of foreign direct investment in retail sector is not new to Indian polity. In the 80s, there were outrages over the computerization of banks in India. The 90s witnessed the factious […]
June 4, 2013

Right to Education – Impact in its current form and way forward

The Study is undertaken In light of the much debated Right to Education Act (RTE),  to understand the implications of RTE in its current structure through a mix of secondary research and primary interviews and subsequently do a comparative analysis […]
June 4, 2013

Right to Food, Food Security & Women: Rural-Urban Contrast

The paper series ‘Right to Food, Food Security & Women: Rural Urban Contrast’ will engage with the way the policies of food security are theorized, implemented and it will analyze the effects of the policies on women. By a comparative […]
June 4, 2013

Role of technology in language,communication improvement of students

This research is aimed at studying how tools of e-learning are helping in developing language and communication skills of students in government and private schools in Delhi. The study will be carried out in a series based on primary sources […]
May 31, 2013

CPPR Introductory Course on Social Science Research Methods

Good researchers at all times can impact upon the decision making bodies and one can be proud in bringing changes in society with their researches! To initiate this change, vibrant 14 participants from various parts of India, specifically from Kerala […]
May 29, 2013

Social Stock Exchange: A Market Oriented Technology Based Solution for Social Impact Investment

By Rosemary Abraham, IES This paper explores the possibility of setting up a social stock exchange (SSE) in India for raising funds for political or social causes in a transparent manner. The SSE, as this author visualises, is a stock […]
May 27, 2013

Social Stock Exchange: A Market Oriented Technology Based Solution for Impact Investment and Transparency in Social Welfare Projects

By Ms. Rose Mary K Abraham* This paper explores the possibility of setting up a Social Stock Exchange (SSE) in India for raising funds for political or social causes in a transparent manner. The SSE, as this author visualises, is […]
May 21, 2013

Once again a Scam !!

By Sneha Baby, Intern at CPPR   Saradha scam in West Bengal which came out on April 23rd  lead to the loss of small savings of the poor people and a full stop to the life of many agents who worked […]
May 20, 2013

Civic body to entrust CPPR to study introduction of share auto’s

Civic body to conduct study on share autos  TIMES NEWS NETWORK, 17/05/2013  Kochi: Kochi corporation has decided to conduct a preliminary study on the possibilities of introducing share autos in the city. The study will focus on routes,auto fare and […]
May 20, 2013

Caste based reservation – Outdated!?!

 By Mary Honey* Though we all live in a democratic country where everyone enjoys freedom and equality (only written in constitution?), the caste reservation sometimes makes a hindrance for everyone from enjoying equality Due to the attractive allowances offered by […]