September 22, 2023

Embracing the Decentralised Approach: The Role of Aerobic Bins in Waste Management

By Amal ChandraCPPR YLF Fellow 2023Urban centres worldwide are grappling with the challenge of managing increasing volumes of waste generated by growing populations. In this pursuit, innovative and sustainable waste management solutions are essential. One such solution that has gained […]
September 20, 2023

അശാസ്ത്രീയ മാലിന്യസംസ്കരണം മത്സ്യബന്ധന മേഖലയെ പ്രതിസന്ധിയിലാക്കുമ്പോൾ

പലവിധത്തിലുള്ള ദുരിതത്താൽ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടുന്നവരാണ് വൈപ്പിൻ ദ്വീപുനിവാസികൾ. അക്കൂട്ടത്തിൽ ഏറ്റവും പ്രധാനമായ ഒന്നാണ് വൈപ്പിനിലെ അശാസ്ത്രീയമായ മാലിന്യ സംസ്കരണം. വൈപ്പിനിലെ മത്സ്യബന്ധനമേഖല നേരിടുന്ന പ്രതിസന്ധികളിൽ പ്രധാനപ്പെട്ട ഒന്നാണിത്. മീൻ പിടിക്കാൻ വലയിടുമ്പോൾ പലപ്പോഴും പ്ലാസ്റ്റിക് ഉൾപ്പെടെയുള്ള മാലിന്യമാണ് കിട്ടാറുള്ളതെന്ന് തൊഴിലാളികൾ പറയുന്നു. ഇത് തങ്ങളുടെ സമയം പാഴാക്കുന്നു. പലപ്പോഴും ബോട്ടിന്റെ എഞ്ചിൻ കേടാകുവാനും, വല കീറുവാനും വരെ […]
September 18, 2023

Empowering Student Unions in Indian Education: Challenges and Opportunities for Democratic Participation

Indian students’ role in politics goes back to the freedom struggle, where students emerged as trailblazers in the Swadeshi Movement, leading picketing campaigns against foreign goods to ignite a spirit of economic self-reliance and national pride. After independence, the activism […]
September 15, 2023

India’s PM-eBus Sewa Scheme and the Path to Net Zero

With the approval of the “PM-eBus Sewa” bus scheme for augmenting city bus operations by the Union Cabinet, India’s path towards achieving its net zero targets by 2070 is lauded by many. The scheme would have an estimated cost of […]
September 9, 2023

Shifting Political Tides in the Maldives: Implications for India

The upcoming Maldives Presidential election holds historical significance as it features seven candidates vying to challenge incumbent President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih. The presence of former President Abdulla Yameen, who is advocating for an India-out campaign while aligning with China, adds […]
August 25, 2023

The News Click Saga – The Global Propaganda Game Of China

The New York Times has recently brought out a sensational investigative story on global Chinese propaganda and the interlinkages of a network of activists’-groups, non-profit organisations, and shell companies in such operations. At the heart of this network is an […]
August 25, 2023

Support to E-buses will not be sufficient to address India’s public transport woes

India’s public transport system lacks efficiency, finance, and professionalism. Even the discourse around buying electric buses is not well-informed or debated. It demands structural changes in the way the business is conducted. Recently the Union government announced 10,000 electric buses […]
August 25, 2023

The SCO Energy Club as the New Energy Agenda Setters of Central Asia

In the 21st century, energy is an important tool that shapes geopolitics and controls the geoeconomics of countries. Central Asia has emerged in recent years as an alternate energy source for countries like China and India as their growing populations […]
August 22, 2023

Rethinking the Classification System to boost the Homestay Business in Kerala

As defined by Kerala’s tourism department, homestay means “A family business carried out by the owner of the house providing accommodation alone or food and accommodation facilities to tourists visiting Kerala”. The state’s homestays can be divided into two categories: […]
August 21, 2023

Navigating Ambiguity: The Dichotomy Between Development and Transport Plans in Urban Mobility Services

With the world’s second-largest road network, Indian roads carry 85% of passenger traffic and 60% of freight traffic and are thus the lifeline of the nation’s development. However, the overreliance on private vehicles has resulted in traffic congestion, road safety […]
August 16, 2023

China – A Close Look on Industrial Espionage – Intellectual Property Rights

By copying or stealing new technologies through espionage or violation of the IPR norms, Chinese firms have been able to spend more on production by undercutting the prices of global competitors which need to develop such technologies through protracted research […]
August 16, 2023

Why is 2026 the best time to get Women’s reservations done?

The freeze on constituency boundaries for both the Indian parliament and the respective state assemblies is set to end in 2026. This means that a census-based delimitation is scheduled to be done in the upcoming years. Given the exponential rise […]
August 16, 2023

Reanalysing the Student Concession in Kerala

The development model of Kerala emphasises a welfare state, however, there is a lack of adequate documentation recognising the participation of private players in the welfare and development of the State. The public transport sector of Kerala has turned a […]
August 16, 2023

Women’s Empowerment in the Bartending Industry in Kerala: A Call for Action

In the bustling world of bartending, where creativity and hospitality intertwine, there exists a realm of untapped potential for women in Kerala, India. However, the path to women’s empowerment in this sector is marred by invisible barriers and overlooked opportunities. […]
August 16, 2023

Building India’s First Seaweed Marketplace: The Algae Store

Seaweed (macroalgae) refers to marine algae found in oceans and seas, exhibiting diverse physical and physiological characteristics while holding significant ecological importance. Seaweeds have wide-ranging applications in industries such as agriculture, cosmetics, food, pharmaceuticals, energy and packaging. In India, there […]