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November 8, 2012

Vocational Training in India

By Madhu . S   There are currently 2,133 government run Industrial Training Institutes or commonly referred to as ITI’s in India with can accommodate 4,32,006 students (DGET, 2010). These cater to the vocational training requirements of the huge country. […]
November 3, 2012

Para transit system in India- A case study of Chennai

By Madhu.S Para transit systems across the world catered to different segments of the population and have been considered an informal means of transit. In a country with a billion population share autos, share taxis, maxi cabs etc has been […]
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 […]