Articles

March 14, 2019

Elections 2019 — the Stakes are High in West Bengal

(Photo Courtesy – OneIndia Bengali) The past couple of months have seen West Bengal emerging as a battlefield between the central and the state government, putting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at loggerheads. The […]
March 11, 2019

Assessing the Performance of PMKSY and PMFBY Amid the Ongoing Agrarian Crisis

(Photo Courtesy –moneycontrol.com) by Sai Prasanna, Research Intern, CPPR The budget speech of 2018 stressed the Central Government’s commitment to double farmers’ income by 2022.While critics have suggested this as an unrealistic goal, the government was confident in achieving the […]
February 11, 2019

Crisis gone too far…..

(Photo Courtesy – BBC.com) The mother of all the modern parliaments of the world is itself suffering from mother of all the constitutional crises ever imagined. With just 10 weeks remaining before the scheduled exit (March 31st ) from the European […]
February 6, 2019

The Conundrum in Chhattisgarh’s Agricultural Sector

(Photo Courtesy – Livemint.com) Agriculture is the mainstay of the Indian economy, with 54.6 percent of the population engaged in agriculture or allied activities. According to Census 2011, agriculture along with fisheries and forestry account for 17 percent of the […]
February 4, 2019

Gauging the Electoral Mood in Haryana

(Photo Courtesy – newsx.com) The largest democracy in the world is just three months away from electing the 17th Lok Sabha (LS) in the General Elections of 2019. Sensing from the nation’s mood, the 2019 elections would be region-specific, unlike […]
February 2, 2019

Union Budget 2019 : Populist Move before the Election

(Photo Courtesy Financial Express) Though the speculation of whether it would be a full-fledged budget, or an interim budget was put to rest earlier, after the interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal’s budget speech, it turned out to be an electioneering […]
February 1, 2019

Kerala Budget 2019 : Welfare in the times of fiscal crisis

(Image courtesy The New Indian Express) It was a closely watched speech that Dr Thomas Isaac made today as he was presenting the fourth budget of the present LDF government of Kerala. Much so for the reason that it was […]
January 27, 2019

All in the Name of a Flag Carrier: A Comparison of IndiGo and Air India

(Image courtesy: India Today) The aviation sector is a significant contributor to the Indian economy. It contributes an estimate of 7.5 million jobs[i] to the economy directly and indirectly and is expected to witness an investment of $15.52 billion (Rs […]
January 14, 2019

Indian Aviation Scene: Empty Seats and Empty Pockets

The Indian aviation industry is touted to be one among the fastest growing industries in the world. The international aviation market has grown significantly with 54 million passengers carried to and from India by both domestic and foreign carriers in […]
January 12, 2019

Kashmir on Tenterhooks

Hazratbal Shrine at Srinagar Kashmir has given rise to an unprecedented situation in the state. Under the provisions of Section 92 of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution, the state came under Governor’s rule in June 2018 after the BJP decided […]
January 10, 2019

(Re)Emerging India?

Image Courtesy AP With the forces of globalisation blurring the lines between sovereignty and interdependence, the world is at a point where bilateralism and multilateralism have become the need of the hour. In the international system, there exists a dynamic […]
January 2, 2019

Electoral Arithmetic of 2018: Who gained, Who lost?

The Year 2018 witnessed key elections to nine state assemblies of the Indian Republic – five big states and four small states. The five big states that went to elections were Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana. These states […]
December 29, 2018

Prince or Pariah?

Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia did not shy away from appearing on the world stage during the G20 summit that took place in the Argentinian capital recently. He flew to Buenos Aires despite the widespread furore […]
December 13, 2018

Rhetoric or Development : What does the Indian Voter want ?

Elections in India, especially since 2014 can be characterized by the overt use of rhetoric. No one in contemporary Indian politics uses rhetoric better and with maximum effect than Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. It was on the premise of the […]
December 13, 2018

Battle of Telugu leaders for Delhi

The winter of 2018 has set a tensed mood for general elections of 2019. The results of state assembly elections have set off new debates and calculations. The Congress, which was seen as a weak alternative to BJP in Hindi-belt […]