From the blog

May 25, 2019

Data Protection Regulation in India

Jeremy Bentham, a utilitarian philosopher in the 18 th century invented the institutional form of surveillance model called “Panopticon”. Panopticon is a model where the inmates in a prison are watched by a single guard and the inmates are unaware […]
May 22, 2019

Analysing the Exit Polls 2019

The largest democratic exercise of the world came to an end with the voting in the seventh and the last phase of the General Elections on May 19. While the country awaits the results of the elections to be announced […]
May 17, 2019

Article 370 — A Never-Ending Quandary

On May 2019, BJP President Amit Shah reacting to former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Omar Abdullah’s statement that J&K should have a separate Prime Minister, said that if the BJP comes to power again with Narendra Modi […]
May 11, 2019

Is Model Code of Conduct a Deterrent or Incentive?

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is an autonomous constitutional body that is responsible for conducting smooth, free and fair elections and monitoring the election processes of the political parties and candidates.
May 9, 2019

Future of e-wallets under RBI’s new guidelines

In February 2019, bringing relief to digital wallet companies, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended the deadline for them to meet the Know Your Customer (KYC) norms.
December 14, 2018

Congress wrests power, BJP saves face

Within 24 hours, three states in the Hindi heartland have changed their political colour from saffron to blue. Is this a vote against the BJP? Or is this a vote for the Congress?
July 19, 2018

The Introduction of Autonomous Vehicles in India

“When a revolutionary technology such as autonomous vehicles is expected to come into the Indian market, policymakers must be smart enough to make regulations that ensure their smooth passage”, writes  Vishal Vinod, intern at Centre for Public Policy Research in his […]
July 18, 2018

Placemaking gives meaning to the space

“The concept of placemaking is growing around the world as public spaces gain more recognition. Placemaking focuses on providing meaningful places to people where they feel comfortable and at ease. When the community involves itself in organising various events, the […]
April 17, 2018

Skill Development and Job Creation

India is a young nation with nearly 65 percent of its population under 35 years old. However, this demographic dividend might prove to be dangerous, rather than a boon, as India lacks severely in employment, skills and opportunities. ‘Skill Development […]
April 5, 2018

India’s Improving Energy Transition

  India has the largest government mandated renewable energy programme, with a target of 175 GW renewable energy capacities by 2022. But how does the country fare in terms of transitioning from traditional methods of energy conversion? ‘India’s Improving Energy […]
April 5, 2018

Are Indo–Canadian Relations Still Short of a Strategic Partnership?

What is the crux of India’s relations with Canada? How much does a US$2.4 trillion India need a US$1.6 trillion Canada, and vice-versa? ‘Are Indo–Canadian Relations Still Short of a Strategic Partnership?’ written by J Paul Zachariah (Guest Writer, CPPR), […]
March 14, 2018

The Future of the TPP: How it Alters the RCEP’s Importance for the Region

This new agreement called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership offers many advantages to the participating countries, but falls short of being a suitable replacement for its predecessor. This blog is written by Aditya Vijya, Research Intern at […]
March 2, 2018

Assembly Elections in Meghalaya and Nagaland- The Changing Political Contours in the North-East

Anupama Ghosh (Research Intern, CPPR) gives her analysis about the Assembly Elections in Meghalaya and Nagaland in her blog piece, ‘Assembly Elections in Meghalaya and Nagaland- The Changing Political Contours in the North-East’ Click here to read: Assembly Elections in Meghalaya […]
March 1, 2018

China–ASEAN Maritime Drills: How did it come to this?

China’s utilisation of dollar diplomacy in Southeast Asia has been incredibly effective, particularly since 2015. Economic aid for infrastructure projects to these countries has helped Beijing win the political goodwill of the leaders of many ASEAN members, particularly towards the […]
February 23, 2018

Assembly Elections 2018: Will Tripura Change its Hues?

Anupama Ghosh (Research Intern, CPPR) writes about the waxing and waning of the various political parties in the electoral fray in Tripura and the major challenges confronting the northeastern state in her blog piece, ‘Assembly Elections 2018: Will Tripura Change […]