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April 18, 2019

India’s Extended Neighbourhood: Pivot to West Asia

By Gazi Hassan and Manaswini Vijayakumar From “hug diplomacy” to chai per charcha with world leaders, a significant shift has been witnessed in the way India used to conduct its foreign policy. What is new is the importance given to […]
April 17, 2019

Leadership Vacuum in Dravidian Politics — Will New Players Make an Impact?

The completion of the first phase of elections to 91 Lok Sabha (LS) constituencies has marked the beginning of the largest democratic exercise of the world. The second phase of elections to 97 LS constituencies will be held on April […]
April 16, 2019

Decoding India’s Stand on the Rohingya Crisis

By Jayashri Ramesh Sundaram India is neither a party to the 1951 Refugee Convention nor an ASEAN country. Yet, it has been criticised by the international community and media for its lack of condemnation of Myanmar atrocities and neglect of […]
April 11, 2019

The Fight for Uttar Pradesh West

For any Lok Sabha elections, Uttar Pradesh (UP) is a crucial state, comprising the largest number of seats and one of the largest electorates. The western part of the state, popularly known as UP West or Paschim Pradesh, is markedly […]
April 9, 2019

Brexit : A Never Ending Crisis

By Juanita Justin The ‘Last Chance’ vote that took place on the supposed Independence Day in Britain on March 29 resulted in rejecting the deal once again. The Withdrawal Agreement which has been previously voted down twice, lost again for […]
April 3, 2019

In Troubled Waters: How Kerala’s Fishermen Cooperatives Have Not Helped Their Cause

The heroes, sadly unsung, of Kerala’s recent flood relief operations were the fishermen. Kerala’s state-run fishermen’s cooperatives, however, have not been able to make much difference to the industry. Kerala has struggled through one of the worst floods confronted by […]
April 1, 2019

India is staring at a water crisis and no politician is talking about it

The summer of 2019 is not only heated up by the intense general election campaign but also by the above average temperature forecasted in many parts of India. Even though the agrarian distress has been a major campaign issue, the […]
March 25, 2019

Who is going to bell the cat?

The black money trail in election campaigns has been a widely discussed topic in India over the decades. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has shared its concerns about the role played by big corporate houses, anonymous donors and foreign […]
March 25, 2019

Poll funding not so transparent

Western theorists, especially economists, argue that certain corrupt, rent-seeking activities can be labelled ‘productive activities’ and need not be condemned. Political parties have been the original source of corruption and responsible for the highest amount of corruption. In India, political […]
March 19, 2019

Economic Empowerment of Kerala’s Fishermen: Need for Change in the Role of Matsyafed

Kerala boasts of its much-touted Model of Development with rapid progress in socio-economic conditions, yet the fishermen community of the state is not able to make a tantamount progress in social and economic development. The poverty, due to the continuum […]
March 15, 2019

Pulwama Terror Attack: The Cost of Complacency

India mourned the tragic death of 42 brave soldiers killed in the worst terror strike the security forces had ever witnessed in decades on February 14, 2019 near Awantipora, in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The nation stood […]
March 14, 2019

Elections 2019 — the Stakes are High in West Bengal

(Photo Courtesy – OneIndia Bengali) The past couple of months have seen West Bengal emerging as a battlefield between the central and the state government, putting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at loggerheads. The […]
March 11, 2019

Assessing the Performance of PMKSY and PMFBY Amid the Ongoing Agrarian Crisis

(Photo Courtesy –moneycontrol.com) by Sai Prasanna, Research Intern, CPPR The budget speech of 2018 stressed the Central Government’s commitment to double farmers’ income by 2022.While critics have suggested this as an unrealistic goal, the government was confident in achieving the […]
February 11, 2019

Crisis gone too far…..

(Photo Courtesy – BBC.com) The mother of all the modern parliaments of the world is itself suffering from mother of all the constitutional crises ever imagined. With just 10 weeks remaining before the scheduled exit (March 31st ) from the European […]
February 6, 2019

The Conundrum in Chhattisgarh’s Agricultural Sector

(Photo Courtesy – Livemint.com) Agriculture is the mainstay of the Indian economy, with 54.6 percent of the population engaged in agriculture or allied activities. According to Census 2011, agriculture along with fisheries and forestry account for 17 percent of the […]