Articles

August 13, 2019

20th Kargil Anniversary and India’s National Security Challenges

July 26 was the day when 20 years ago the Indian Army flew the ‘Tri-colour’ on the snow-clad mountains/posts in Kargil sector that had been occupied by Pakistan army and intruders. The victory came at a very high price, as […]
July 31, 2019

Are PPPs the road ahead for Indian Railways?

The technological advancements made in the rail sector give a positive message but demand huge capital investment, which will require private participation. Indian Railways is one of the largest rail networks in the world carrying over 23 million passengers and […]
July 29, 2019

The Blue Wave in Sudan: How India Rides the Tide?

The recent conflict in Sudan was born of a fervent desire for something India considers the essence of her existence: Democracy. This article elucidates the timeline of events following the fall of the 30-year-long Bashir regime, the conflict between the […]
July 29, 2019

India’s Southern Sojourn in the Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean Region being a strategic location in the Indo-Pacific region has caught the attention of the world’s new master, China. China, being the new party to enter the region’s political domain, has emerged as a threat to India’s maritime […]
July 26, 2019

India’s ‘Backyard’ Ocean: A Thriving Economic Hub

The geostrategic location of the Indian Ocean explains the connection between the existence of the Ocean as a part of the global commons and the security facet of the region. The resource wealth the Indian Ocean holds has immense potential […]
July 18, 2019

Market Opportunities and Investments in the Domain of SDGs

By Namrita Shankar, Evolution of Sustainable Development Goals The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of global development targets adopted by the member countries of the United Nations (UN) in September 2015. The SDGs aim to guide the global […]
July 13, 2019

Structural Reforms or over dependence on the budget; the road ahead for Kerala?

Dr Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR writes in Azhimukham regarding Budget 2019’s impact on Kerala. He stressed on the need for structural reforms in Kerala economy.  Click here to read
July 5, 2019

For the infrastructure sector, it reads more like a vision statement

The Budget did give out a positive statement. It lacks a clear road map as to how to achieve certain targets proposed. Infrastructure is one of the major focus areas of the Union government in the Budget presented by Finance […]
July 5, 2019

India at G20 Osaka Summit

The G20 Osaka summit, hosted in Japan on June 28-29, was in the shadow of a climate of increasing trade hostility. This article ponders over the relevance of the G20 in today’s multipolar world of numerous multilateral organisations and the […]
July 4, 2019

India’s SCO Outreach: A Step Closer to Global Positioning

India’s membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) could be considered as a chance to gain recognition in the global platform. In order to make this happen, India must be able to balance ties with China, the US and Russia […]
July 2, 2019

India-Hong Kong Relations in Quagmire?

India and Hong Kong have maintained cordial relations since the British era. But with the recent protests against the extradition bill boiling across Hong Kong, things are not quite easy for India. India will be severely affected economically, especially since […]
July 1, 2019

Equity and Alternative Capital Mobilisation by SMEs in 21st century

By Ragavi R Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) provide about 60 per cent of the overall employment globally and contribute about 50 per cent to the Gross Value Added. An effective funding environment is necessary for the growth of these […]
June 27, 2019

Governance challenges for Modi 2.0

Even though there may be no stated ‘allocation for better governance’ in the budget outlay, the intent and spirit of the budget speech for structural reforms will send the right signals to the electorate as well as to the markets. […]
June 27, 2019

Immediate challenges for Modi 2.0 in infrastructure sector

The market expects that the Union Budget will revive the tax-free infrastructure bonds schemes. Given the status of the economy, it is important that the financing options other than from the government should be encouraged. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s election […]
June 27, 2019

Fiscal Devolution Essential to Strengthen Local Governments

The Local Governments of the nation play a big role in the welfare of its citizens. However, most of them lack the revenue resources to meet their functions. Though there are constitutional powers given to the Local Governments for mobilisation of […]