Articles

April 25, 2021

What Oxygen Surplus Kerala Tells Us

Kerala government has been hailed time and again for its various policies during COVID pandemic. The latest instance is for being the only state with a surplus of oxygen compared to other Indian states. The medical oxygen stock in Kerala […]
April 22, 2021

Is litigation decelerating the process of urban development?

The rapid pace of urbanisation in the country magnifies the need for having adequate infrastructure facilities to support the massive growth of our cities. . The Centre and the State Governments have acknowledged the necessity to have the right infrastructure, […]
April 21, 2021

Developments at Whitson Reef: What lies before Vietnam and ASEAN?

China has been at the receiving end of International criticism after more than 200 of its fishing vessels were detected anchored in Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea. The Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying defended and clarified that the Chinese boats […]
April 21, 2021

COVID-19 | The many challenges before the phase three vaccination drive

The enormous load on healthcare sector will increase with the third phase of vaccination from May 1. The private sector needs to be roped in for planning, distribution and vaccination  Dr D Dhanuraj and Nissy Solomon India is going through […]
April 16, 2021

Enabling policies will address COVID-19 vaccine shortage

With an established pharmaceutical industry and a strong network of manufacturing units, one should ask if this vaccine shortage in India is because of the absence of production capacity or is it because of misdirected policies As India battles the […]
April 6, 2021

An analysis of increasing vote share of NDA among various age groups

Goutham K A & Anuj Sharma The electoral politics in India considerably depends on the mobilization of different social groups, on the basis of caste cleavages, religious orientation, gender differences and even the age groupings. In the elections, political parties […]
April 6, 2021

What is in the voter’s mind?!

Dr D Dhanuraj with Ananthitha Anandan Today could be marked in the history of democratic Kerala as a decisive turning point.  As the 2.7 Crore voters of our State are expected to cast their vote today, what will be the […]
March 23, 2021

The curious case on inner party democracy in Kerala

The whip culture in the political system should be done away with, and instead, the more significant ideological debates featuring in the socio-cultural context should be encouraged to maintain the sanctity and survival of the political space. D DHANURAJ  and […]
March 12, 2021

Vietnam practices deft diplomacy amid strategic dilemmas

US President Biden signed the interim National Security Guidance early this month which notes that Russia “remains determined to enhance its global influence and play a disruptive role on the world stage”, and identifies China as “the only competitor potentially […]
March 10, 2021

Success of Rahul Gandhi’s campaign will decide Congress’ future in Kerala

Rahul Gandhi’s extensive focus on Kerala and Tamil Nadu is a good opportunity for him to resurrect his political career by leading from the front — this will not only help the Congress in the south, but will also give […]
February 25, 2021

Biden Administration’s Policy on South China Sea and Engagement with Vietnam

The South China Sea issue will remain a high priority for the Biden Administration and there is low likelihood of any letup by the US military. Despite Chinese assertiveness, Vietnam is unlikely to gravitate towards the US to counter China, […]
February 24, 2021

Private sector can give government’s COVID-19 vaccination drive a shot in the arm

While vaccination is a public good and bestows a greater responsibility on the government, the greater the availability of the vaccine in a deregulated space, the closer we get to the intended outcomes Dr D Dhanuraj and Sam Thomas After […]
February 17, 2021

The Conundrum of Minorities in Kerala Politics

Goutham KA and Bhavya Bhardwaj The oft-touted “Kerala model of politics” has largely been seen as a deviation from the Indian mainstream politics for a number of reasons. It is the last standing bastion of Left politics in India. The […]
February 15, 2021

Teaching and Learning Economics in Kerala

Dr D Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar Introduction Most often, what we teach in Economics classes do not get reflected in the policy realm. How and why this disjuncture occurred is worth understanding. Economic theories taught without practical implications often […]
February 9, 2021

Biodigester: An Antidote to Cities’ Septage Management Challenges

Studies have projected that India’s vantage point in the coming decades would be cities full of people, which means immense human potential, opportunities and capital resources. There is a huge scope to improve the current conditions of cities in India, […]