Articles

June 1, 2016

India –Iran Camaraderie

Indian foreign diplomacy is leaving no stone unturned in the turbulent Middle East. The bilateral treaties forged and the visits by India to the Arab kingdoms (U.A.E, Saudi Arabia) were charting a novel picture about the increasing engagements with West […]
May 16, 2016

Of Casting the Caste?

By Elizabeth Edison* Kerala is preparing for yet another clash of the clans. For a state whose vote bank is fundamentally divided by religious, regional, and communal differences, predicting Kerala’s 2016 election results is indeed a tough nut to crack. […]
May 13, 2016

Of Reiterating the Tainted- Will corruption play a “pull down” factor?

  By Elizabeth Edison & Dr D. Dhanuraj*   Kerala has been the hot bed for a number of alleged scams and corruption for the last two years. The bar scam and solar scam continued to make headlines every day […]
May 9, 2016

Activity oriented learning – An evaluation

By Dr D Dhanuraj[1] Dr Lekshmi R Nair[2] School-level education in Kerala has for long been considered as a benchmark for the rest of the country. At the same time, despite being championed as a State with a high literacy […]
April 18, 2016

“Why are we afraid of privately-run higher educational institutes in Kerala?” : A case for private institutes in Kerala

“I feel private universities must be allowed in Kerala,” said TP Sreenivasan, Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Higher Education Council. He was speaking at a panel discussion session recently held in Kochi titled Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: A Way Forward, […]
March 31, 2016

Human Resources reform for India’s Industry and Business

With the world’s fourth largest economy and with the strongest potential to be the third largest over the next decades, India is poised to take a leadership role in international business. In fact, with an impressive 7.4 per cent[1] economic […]
March 23, 2016

Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: A Way Forward

  Date: 22/03/2016, Tuesday Venue: BTH,Kochi   “I feel private universities must be allowed in Kerala,” says TP Sreenivasan, Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Higher Education Council. He was speaking at a panel discussion session titled Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: A […]
March 15, 2016

Ease of Doing Business in Education sector in India

Ever since the World Bank came out with it’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Index, several low ranked countries were left red faced. The index positioned countries based on several parameters such as  the ease in setting up a business, time […]
March 2, 2016

Cleaning the Air and Enabling Commuter Movement

CPPR researchers, Jayati Narain & Pradipti Jayaram, analyse the Delhi odd-even scheme and the lack of room for public transport in the city’s design framework in an article published in the Economic and Political Weekly. Click here to read the […]
February 20, 2016

The burgeoning number of NPAs: A cause of worry for the Indian banking system

Bankers agree that Non-performing (NPAs) [1] and restructured assets are the bane of their existence. And in the current context of NPAs ballooning and outpacing credit growth the situation looks rather grim going forward. The latest Reserve bank of India […]
February 11, 2016

Education Sector in GATS: How to address our concerns?

  By Dhanuraj[1] & Pooja Sundaresh[2] The recently concluded tenth World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nairobi saw the conversation surrounding the introduction of the WTO-GATS (General Agreement on Trade and Services) in the education sector regaining the attention […]
February 1, 2016

IMANI Alert:  How Realistic is the Action Plan for Achieving India-Africa Forum Objectives?

     By Roshni Rajiv & Keshia Osei-kufuor*  The third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) held in October 2015 in New Delhi, India captured attention briefly as it was the largest Indo-African Summit to date. The Summit Framework soon released after its […]
January 25, 2016

CPPR scholars share research-backed insights in DIC, KSIDC conference on Ease of Doing Business

Even as the Kerala Government goes out of its way to court investors and attract businesses, according to the recent World Bank report on doing business, the State assumed the 18th spot in ease of doing business among Indian states. Despite […]
January 12, 2016

How does number matter to the schools?

Of late, the educational sector in Kerala is becoming infamous for wrong reasons. From controversies in the SSLC results to the textbook crisis, the 100 percent literate state is slowly losing its glory. Recently, the Kerala high court has struck […]
January 1, 2016

Strategic Security in the Indian Sub-continent

The recent development in terms of strategic security in the Indian subcontinent grabbed many eyeballs. The 5th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process was underway in December 8-9 in Islamabad. It was devoted to the themes of security […]