Articles

November 10, 2016

Black Money, Corruption and Demonetisation

The demonetisation of currency[1] after a long period of 38 years was a welcome and bold step taken by the Government of India on November 8, 2016. The last demonetisation was implemented in 1978[2] by withdrawing Rs 1000, Rs 5000, […]
November 4, 2016

Will Transit Oriented Development congest our cities?

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has taken up Transit Oriented Development (TOD) initiatives, which are intended to redistribute the density in alignment with the areas that are catered by mass transit projects in the city. This project has the potential […]
November 3, 2016

Making Sense of Ease of Doing Business Rankings

The latest of World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Rankings has given a rude shock to the Government of India. It has belied the Centre’s year long efforts to improve things on the ground especially since it has been […]
October 29, 2016

Narendra Modi’s Guns vs. Butter Approach to Terror From Pakistan

Raymond E. Vickery Jr.* When Pakistani militants killed 18 Indian soldiers at the village of Uri in Kashmir recently, the Indian drums of war were sounded.  In the past, India had acted with “strategic restraint” in response to terrorism from […]
October 28, 2016

Apathy by Rationing Ration Cards

By Dr D Dhanuraj & Deepthi Mary Mathew* As expected, there is long queue of person outside taluk supply offices for commissions and omissions in the new batch of ration cards getting ready for distribution in Kerala.Taking into account the […]
October 26, 2016

US Presidential Election – The Indian Prospects (Part 2)

By Vinson Xavier Palathingal* Now when it comes to Trump, his weaknesses are well known. His fondness for drama and theatrics is obviously making his policy messages less discernable to the public. He shows extreme immaturity, almost that of a […]
October 25, 2016
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KSRTC Doldrums: Is there a Way Out?

The debt-ridden Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) repeatedly finding a space in the regional media is no longer a surprise for the people of Kerala. The day-to-day functioning of this public sector undertaking is limping due to inefficiency, inferior […]
October 21, 2016

US Presidential Election– The Indian Prospects (Part 1)

  By Vinson Xavier Palathingal* The United States is heading to the polls on November 8 to elect its 45th President. As it is universally settled by now, the options American people have this time around are very limited. Both […]
October 19, 2016

Donald Trump on a Slippery Road– Part II

Donald Trump has deepened his political trench with the exposure of the 2005 video tapes, revealing his promiscuity with women. With the mainstream media in hot pursuit of his blood, his party leaders led by influential Congressman Paul Ryanare deserting […]
October 11, 2016

When India (and Pakistan) stopped a nuclear disarmament crusade at the world court

By Harisankar K. Sathyapalan* On October 5, a judicial endeavor by a small Pacific island to mould a nuclear-zero world by holding the atomic-armed states for their alleged violations of international law came to naught at the International Court of […]
October 7, 2016

A post-American West Asia? Not yet

By Stanly Johny* Seven an a half years ago, while addressing a crowd of 3,000 people in the general hall of the Cairo University, President Barack Obama offered a ‘new beginning” to the Islamic world, sought to overcome “years of […]
October 6, 2016

US Presidential Election: Key Issues and Themes

By Josukutty C.A.* The US presidential election 2016 has been the most polarising, uncivil and negative in recent times.The divergent positions of the parties and candidates on various issues offer different solutions to the problems and visions about the future […]
October 3, 2016

U.S. Presidential Elections – The Indian Prospects

By Raymond E. Vickery, Jr.[1] The good news is that regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election,the Indo–US relations are likely to remain on an upward path. Both major parties view India favourably and support stronger Indo–US relations. […]
October 3, 2016

High chance khadi will become extinct, if KVIC’s patriarchal view continues

Authors Lekshmi R Nair (Centre Manager, CPPR- Centre for Comparative Studies) and D Dhanuraj (Chairman, CPPR) respond to the KVIC’s objections to the article they wrote in  GOVERNANCEnow- Khadi: Time to revive the nation’s cloth (1) The figures of khadi production […]
September 30, 2016

Anti-establishment Sentiment Illumines US Presidential Election

By Prof.Rajeev Srinivasan This year’s US Presidential Election has surprised many because fancied candidates on both the Democratic and Republican sides have struggled. The best explanation is that there is a certain sentiment of anger and frustration among citizens, and […]