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September 11, 2015

Segregating Politics from Education sector: The need of the hour

By Dr D Dhanuraj* Most of the times educational institutions in India are in news not for their academic achievements but for the controversies surrounding them.  In the recent times, three news stories related to the academic institutions that received […]
September 1, 2015

Payment Banks: A Case of ‘Banks For The Unbanked’

By Dr. Martin Patrick* On August 19, 2015 Reserve Bank of India granted licenses for payment banks to 11 firms including Department of Posts. Aditya Birla Nuvo, Vodafone, Reliance industries, Airtel, Fino Paytech, Cholamandalam Distribution Services Ltd, NSDL, Vijaya Shekar […]
August 18, 2015

Devaluing Yuan: Taking the first bite of the cherry!

  By Dr. Martin Patrick*   Starting with two per cent devaluation on 11th August which was yuan’s or renminbi’s, biggest one-day devaluation in 20 years, China followed a three days devaluation that knocked more than three per cent off its […]
August 14, 2015

New Era in Indo-Sino Relations

The CPPR rendez-vous with the Chinese ambassador to India, His Excellency Le Yucheng added one more feather to our illustrious cap. The ambassador had come to the state of Kerala as the official guest of the Government of Kerala. The […]
August 4, 2015

Untangling the ‘Autonomy of Higher Education Institutions’

By Dr D Dhanuraj* The debate on the quality of the educational institutions and the courses they offer has been and continue to be in the limelight for many years.  The demographic dividend is still an elusive panacea given the […]
July 29, 2015

Why we should be bothered about Bio Terrorism!

By Vinny Davis* With the onset of the 21st century, the concept of asymmetrical warfare has become even more pronounced. The prevalence of large, well-funded, and even state-sponsored terrorist groups throughout the world is indicative of the changing dynamics of terrorism. The trans-continental […]
July 27, 2015

What to understand from the 5 Year Low Gold Price  

By Dr. Martin Patrick* Gold witnessed a slump hitting a five-year low this week; it’s down more than 40 per cent from its 2011 peak. At one stage the price was 19 years low. Traders and investors are worried about the […]
July 17, 2015

Organisational Restructuring of Railway- A Possible Panacea (PART II)

By Roshni Rajiv* Role of Private Players Restructuring of the Indian Railway (IR) is a protracted process comprising of a series of actions. One of the desired actions put forth by the Committee is to introduce  private sector participation to operate […]
July 17, 2015

Organisational Restructuring of Railway- A Possible Panacea (PART I)

By Roshni Rajiv* Organisational restructuring of the Indian Railway has become the most indispensable policy proposed over the past years. Despite repeated efforts by various railway reform committees, this reform is yet to be implemented. Due to its archaic organisational structure, […]
July 7, 2015

The Greek Referendum ‘No’ and the World Economy

By Dr.Martin Patrick*            Crisis has become part of economic life of the people all over the world. This decade and the last decade witnessed several crisis, starting with the US subprime crisis in 2007 and […]
June 9, 2015

Who Should Decide What to Learn and How? The Real Second Generation Challenges in Education

PART 2 by Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar   The observations of high dropouts in Wayanad and Palakkad among the ST community forced us to ponder on what was the actual challenge facing Kerala in school education. The general understanding among the […]
June 5, 2015

The Animal Kingdom to confront with the Plant Kingdom!!!

In this World Environment Day special article, Ms.Ananthitha A* reminds us not to neglect the animal kingdom. Usually my daughter wakes me up in the mornings, but today I got up hearing many loud animal and bird noises. I could […]
May 13, 2015

Connecting Chinese !!!

CPPR- CSS was proud to be host a high profile visit on May 4th evening. A Chinese delegation comprising of Mr. Cheng Guangzhong, Minister Counsellor; Ms. Xie Liyan, Press Counsellor; Mr. Xu Xiaorong, Attache Press Section ;and Ms. Shao Wu, Attache […]
May 12, 2015

Debating Kerala’s Claims on Literacy

Part 1 of the Series By D Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar[i]   Our idea in this series of two articles is to carefully examine the state of Kerala’s school education focusing on two districts Wayanad and Palakkad. We focus […]
April 13, 2015

Evaluating India’s monetary policy: Looking for Market and Non-conventional Tools

By Dr.Martin Patrick* “Very cautious approach but not in line with market expectations.” Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, CPPR describes in these lines the first bi-monthly monetary policy for this year announced on 7, April 2015 in Mumbai. Dr Patrick […]