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

July 1, 2012

Corps in State in Deep Crisis: Mayor and City Development: Seminar ,Saturday 30th of June 2012

July 1, 2012

Working of Civic Bodies are not Efficient: Mayor and City Development: Seminar Saturday 30th of June 2012

July 1, 2012

News in Madhyamam: Mayor and City Development: Seminar ,Saturday 30th of June 2012

July 1, 2012

City Development: Debate Saturday 30th of June 2012

July 1, 2012

Government should help Civic Bodies: Mayor & City Development-Seminar Saturday 30th of June 2012

July 1, 2012

Public Should Directly Elect mayor

July 1, 2012

Corporations are in Deep Crisis

July 1, 2012

Development Possible if Mayor’s Power are Used Well

June 28, 2012

Programme on the ‘Role of the Mayor in Development of the City’

Cochin is fast emerging as the industrial and corporate hub of Kerala and such economic change results in increasing urbanization. The population of Cochin as at 2006 was recorded as 14.9 lakh, and is expected to grow to an astounding […]
May 30, 2012

The Role Of Youth In Strengthening Civil Society In India

India is a young nation going by the Census Report, 2011 were youth (between ages 10-24) constitute 34 percent of the total population with 75 percent under age group of 35 growing at a rate of 2 percent from 2009. […]
May 28, 2012

CPPR-ACE Summer School – A Great Success

The month long CPPR – ACE Summer School 2012 was envisaged as an attempt to introduce innovative methods of doing research. It sought to equip public policy researchers with new-age skills and groundbreaking practices that focused on grassroots-oriented, structured and […]