Articles

March 27, 2013

A welfare statement called Kerala Budget 2013

By D.Dhanuraj These days, budget discussions are one of the media favourites, especially for the visual media because of its ability for creating a buzz easily across the various segments of the society. Kerala Budget 2013 is the latest one […]
March 11, 2013

Same Old Centralized Planning

B.Chandrasekaran*   Being a believer of principles of liberalism and for the perspective of the twenty-first century, it makes compelled to pen down few thoughts on India’s centralized planning process which has been in practice for more than six decades. […]
March 8, 2013

Kerala Budget 2013 – An Open Letter to FM

Dear Minister, History reckons with you for the most number of Budget presented in the world. You are an experienced craftsman presenting the budget in a mercurial way. Your experience in politics and administration are un parallel and presents a […]
February 13, 2013

WINNING OVER FAKE LOTTERY SMS AND CALLS

Madhu.S and Nichu Willington* “YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON 750,000 POUNDS FOR ONGOING ICC WORLD CUP T20 AWARD. TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE, (SEND YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND MOBILE#) VIA Email :crkdraw@hotmail.com”. This tempting SMS has been received by millions of […]
December 11, 2012

Judicial Activism- An Overview

Arjun.M Judicial activism can be described when the judiciary steps in to the shoes of the executive or the legislature and embarks on the works and privileges of the other two organs rather than interpretation of law. This topic has […]
October 30, 2012

Random Thoughts

The recent hullabaloo in the coalition exercise of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has awakened the interest of political scientists to discuss Dharma in coalition politics, Neethi in policy making of a coalition arrangement and Karma of the coalition leader. Though […]
October 7, 2012

Power Of Inspiration

Making Policy Work It was during a fellowship programme at the Indian Institute of Science that the penny dropped. It dawned upon D Dhanuraj that to understand global, political and social dynamics.  
August 24, 2012

Nehru Trophy Boat Race: An Outsider’s Perspective

It’ s been in my wish list for a long time; To have a glimpse of the Annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race in Alappuzha, not in television, instead live from the pavilion. Like any other Keralite, I have seen the […]
August 17, 2012

Polio Eradication in India

In India, while no cases have been reported since 13 th January 2011 (last case from West Bengal), eradication activities are continuing strongly to secure the gains achieved. Large-scale immunization activities were conducted in March, and active surveillance for acute […]
August 14, 2012
Notes from a surveyor’s diary
“Athu pinney, njangal randu-moonu perkkayittu boat odikkunnathu athra labhakaramavillalo (It wouldn’t be economical to operate boat services for just two or three of us)” retorted Mary, a native of Vypeen island when asked about her thoughts on the frequency of […]
July 31, 2012

Why our Olympic dream run is flawed?

Is it the problem with the shoes? No, we had made it even without shoes in the London Olympics in 1958. Then is it an issue with our physique? No, if not for that, we would never have competed in […]
May 30, 2012

The Role Of Youth In Strengthening Civil Society In India

India is a young nation going by the Census Report, 2011 were youth (between ages 10-24) constitute 34 percent of the total population with 75 percent under age group of 35 growing at a rate of 2 percent from 2009. […]
March 23, 2012

Time to Reveal

By Dinsa Sachan Cabinet clears policy that makes it mandatory for departments to share data; civil society sceptical Want to know how funds under the rural job guarantee scheme were used in a remote district of Rajasthan or Gujarat, or […]
March 2, 2012

Law, Liberty and Livelihood (L3)

Law, Liberty and Livelihood Project (L3) is a research project aimed at documenting the livelihood regulations and entry level barriers governing the informal sectors in the 63 Indian cities identified for Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) intended to […]
November 22, 2011

Feeder Shared Service

Shared service transport systems like share autos, share taxis or buses which feeds commuters to other modes of transport. Primarily they are small vehicles accommodating 5-8 passengers which can travel through narrow roads. They are flexible as they can commute […]