November 2, 2012

Clinical Establishments- Role of government and Healthcare Market

Prepared by Madhu.S, Team Lead, Centre for Public Policy Research (project@cppr.in) The Kerala Clinical Establishments (Registration, Accreditation and Regulation) Bill, 2009 which was in the news recently has invited the fury of Medical practitioners, clinical institutions, labs, pharmacies, scanning centres […]
October 22, 2012

Metro rail row evokes mixed response – The Times of India

October 11, 2012

Applications are invited for CPPR-ACE Winter School 2013

October 7, 2012

Power Of Inspiration

Making Policy Work It was during a fellowship programme at the Indian Institute of Science that the penny dropped. It dawned upon D Dhanuraj that to understand global, political and social dynamics.  
September 26, 2012

‘After the Welfare State’ – Download the book

After The Welfare State The welfare state is bankrupt. It’s not just the ballooning government debt. It’s the unfunded liabilities – trillions and trillions and trillions of dollars. It’s the crumbling currencies of governments intent on “stimulating” their way to […]
September 19, 2012

Do not Support the Arrest of Aseem Trivedi : Shashi Tharoor

<”><”><”> <”> For more details about the program >> https://www.cppr.in/inauguration-by-tharoor/ and https://www.cppr.in/tharoor-calls-for-caution-in-freedom-of-expression/ <”>
September 18, 2012

Emerging Kerala – Critical Perspective

India’s performance in London Olympics resulted in high TRP rates for Non-Crickers in the recent times. Many argued that India’s medal tally will be doubled and the country will be reckoned as a sporting power by next Olympics. While analyzing […]
September 4, 2012

Associations and Organisations in Film Industry- A case Study of Malayalam Film Industry

The Malayalam film industry is smaller than its Tamil and Telugu counterparts. However, the industry is unique in the sense that Malayalam films are based on more artistic values. Not all films are made for commercial value; aesthetic and cultural […]
August 27, 2012

From Under-Developed Areas to World Class Economies, the Ascension

The term “under-development” appeared after the Second World War in 1949, and was pronounced in public by former US president Georges Truman. He said:      “We must embark on a bold new program for making the benefits of our […]
August 27, 2012

Let surprises live, not certainty of complacency

Can history ever move backwards? Can it be called the trajectory of progress into “the civilized violence”? It is a polemic to start with. Theories of progress and civilization are intimated to the myth of linear regulation of violence through […]
August 27, 2012

Learning from Delhi Metro for an Improved Metro in Cochin

I was in Delhi for  the last two weeks and for the first time, I purchased a SMART CARD of Delhi metro to make my traveling around Delhi more comfortable. SMART card ensures that one does not have to pitch […]
August 27, 2012

In harmony with Auto rickshaws in Cochin

For the last one fortnight, most of the media in Cochin discusses the plight of the commuters traveling by Auto rickshaws and the police actions to discipline the auto rickshaw drivers in Cochin. While the columns after columns are dedicated […]
August 24, 2012

Nehru Trophy Boat Race: An Outsider’s Perspective

It’ s been in my wish list for a long time; To have a glimpse of the Annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race in Alappuzha, not in television, instead live from the pavilion. Like any other Keralite, I have seen the […]
August 17, 2012

Polio Eradication in India

In India, while no cases have been reported since 13 th January 2011 (last case from West Bengal), eradication activities are continuing strongly to secure the gains achieved. Large-scale immunization activities were conducted in March, and active surveillance for acute […]
August 14, 2012
Notes from a surveyor’s diary
“Athu pinney, njangal randu-moonu perkkayittu boat odikkunnathu athra labhakaramavillalo (It wouldn’t be economical to operate boat services for just two or three of us)” retorted Mary, a native of Vypeen island when asked about her thoughts on the frequency of […]
July 31, 2012

Why our Olympic dream run is flawed?

Is it the problem with the shoes? No, we had made it even without shoes in the London Olympics in 1958. Then is it an issue with our physique? No, if not for that, we would never have competed in […]
July 2, 2012

Role of Mayor to be redefined!

Does any one think that the Mayor of any City Corporation in the country can perform meticulously in the present context of politically stage-managed panel-based selection and election process? Is it necessary to provide more statutory executive powers to the […]
July 1, 2012

Amend Laws to Save Civic Bodies: Mayor and City Development: Seminar , Saturday 30th of June 2012

July 1, 2012

Current Powers are Sufficient: Mayor and City Development: Seminar , Saturday 30th of June 2012

July 1, 2012

Civic Bodies are in Crisis : Mayor and City Development: Seminar ,Saturday 30th of June 2012