April 25, 2024

Analysing Breaches of International Humanitarian Law: The Israel-Palestine Conflict

Key Takeaways  Almost six months into the most protracted and entrenched humanitarian crisis happening in Israel and Palestine, recent news reports indicate that around 33,000 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, along with 1410 Israelis killed by Hamas. Witnessing […]
April 22, 2024

SUV Squeeze: A Challenge For Urban Roads

While SUVs are subjected to GST cess, these are calculated based on the length of the vehicle. The width of the vehicle, which affects the road’s level of service, and bonnet height, which determines road accident fatalities, are ignored. Key […]
April 15, 2024

Nuclear Power: How India’s Beaches Can Unlock a Nuclear-powered Future

Kerala and Odisha, home to golden beaches, collectively harbour over 70% of India’s thorium deposits. This vast resource is poised to fuel India’s indigenous nuclear power program. India’s Indigenous Prototype Fast Breeder Nuclear Reactor (PFBR) and abundant thorium reserves hold […]
April 8, 2024

Make better public transport a poll promise

For many decades now, the bus transport sector in India has not received sufficient attention and support from the Union government As India gears up for another general election, political parties are actively engaged in releasing their manifestos. Despite being […]
April 8, 2024

Spearheading Climate Action and the Role of Multilateral Development Banks

As global leaders have charted out new roadmaps for climate action in COP28, climate finance holds immense relevance. PM Narendra Modi, during his address at the big climate event, emphasised boosting climate financing and highlighted the role of multilateral development […]
April 1, 2024

Enhancing Connectivity and Economic Growth in India’s Northeast through Collaborative Initiatives with Taiwan

Key Takeaways Collaboration between Taiwan and India in various sectors, facilitated by India’s Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme under the initiative of the Act East Policy, holds the potential to enhance the global supply chain. This collaboration not only boosts economic […]
March 28, 2024

Resolving the India-Sri Lanka fishing dispute

The prolonged dispute over fishing rights around Kachchatheevu Island in Palk Bay has been a source of tension between India and Sri Lanka for many years. The recent protests by Sri Lankan fishermen from Jaffna, Mullaitivu, and Mannar districts against […]
March 14, 2024

Tobacco control — here’s an alternative agenda for India on harm reduction

India, in its act of imposing a ban on e-cigarettes in 2019, failed to make the distinction between the different classes of products. While in the finance bill of 2021, the government acknowledged the distinction between traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes and […]
March 6, 2024

The India-Biden Question: What would a second-term mean for New Delhi?

Soham Deshmukh, Research Intern (International Relations), Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) Key Takeaways The potential for a second Biden administration ushers in a period of both promise and uncertainty for India-US relations. While the foundation of shared strategic objectives, […]
February 29, 2024

Kerala must prioritise a gender policy audit

Overcoming gender stereotyping requires a concerted effort to shift societal perceptions, offering women the space to pursue personal and career aspirations freely Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s February 22 call for a gender audit has reignited the conversation on women’s labour participation, […]
February 26, 2024

Kerala KHADI and the Way Forward

In the Kerala budget 2024, “an amount of ₹ 14.80 crore is earmarked for the various activities related to Khadi and Village industries, the traditional industry which provides direct employment to around 14,000 people in weaving and spinning sectors”. The […]
February 26, 2024

Do welfare fund boards in Kerala maximise welfare benefits?

Kerala’s budget for 2024-25 was presented amidst the economic stress that the state grapples with. The finance minister, in the budget speech, criticised the hostile attitude of central government towards the state, he feels has contributed to its current financial […]
February 20, 2024

Not just studies and jobs: Why Kerala’s youth choose to migrate

The majority (78%) of female students from Kerala chose to migrate seeking a society that promotes inclusivity, offers a better lifestyle, and is free from social stigmas and stereotypes. The study on “Youth Migration from Kerala,” conducted in 2023 and […]
February 14, 2024

പ്രതീക്ഷയ്‌ക്കൊത്ത് ഉയരാത്ത ബജറ്റ്

ഡി ധനുരാജ്, ചെയർമാൻ, സെന്റർ ഫോർ പബ്ലിക് പോളിസി റിസർച്ച് ഒരു പ്രതിസന്ധി ഒരു അവസരമാണ്, 2024 ലെ കേരള ബജറ്റിന്റെ പശ്ചാത്തലം അത്തരം അതിശയകരവും ഉറച്ചതുമായ പ്രഖ്യാപനങ്ങൾക്കായി ക്രമീകരിച്ചതാണ്. തീർച്ചയായും, നയ പരിഷ്കാരങ്ങൾ പ്രഖ്യാപിക്കാനുള്ള വേദിയല്ല ബജറ്റ്, എന്നാൽ നയ നിർദ്ദേശങ്ങൾ സൂചിപ്പിക്കാൻ ധനമന്ത്രിമാർ ഈ വേദി ഉപയോഗിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്. എന്നാൽ ഇവിടെ, ധനമന്ത്രി അതിന്റെ […]
February 13, 2024

Nari Shakti: What Does The 2024 Budget Tell Us?

The gender budget should be gender-responsive in a way to account for the diverse social backgrounds women come from. Budgetary allocations and policies targeting women need to be analysed from social, economic, and political perspectives to understand their impact on […]