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December 12, 2018

From Look East to Act East: A review of Kaladan Multi-Modal Transport Project

The Modi government since 2014 has been working towards strengthening India’s relations with South-East Asian countries as part of Act East Policy (AEP) that was rechristened from Look East Policy. The Look East Policy was introduced in 1991 by the […]
December 11, 2018

Revival of Kerala Economy: Is Agriculture given due relevance?

The aura around Kerala model of development often appears to be pretentious, considering the macro economic factors of the state which is a remittance economy piloted by the service sector. The survey of India’s inward remittances[1] in 2016-17, states that […]
December 10, 2018

Caste arithmetic in ‘Raje’sthan elections

Voters in Rajasthan are known to vote out the incumbent government every five years. By merely looking at this trend we can say that Congress has an advantage. Adding to this is a popular opposition against the BJP Chief Minister […]
December 6, 2018

MP: Whether the Rebels-independents spoil the battle of the BJP or the INC?

Both the Bharathiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian National Congress (INC) are eagerly awaiting the outcome of elections held to Madhya Pradesh State assembly on November 28, 2018 in which 2,907 candidates were in the fray for 230 assembly […]
December 5, 2018

India-Singapore Relations: Exploring Potential Partnership

Strategically located on the Strait of Malacca, Singapore has the largest port in South-East Asia connecting the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. The dominance of the country on the Strait of Malacca makes the port one of the […]
November 22, 2018

India now ‘Pacific-minded’

Abstract The narrative of Indo-Pacific has been attracting vital attention in the global affairs, and India, formerly reluctant to respond, is now showing greater enthusiasm to embrace it. Though the narrative, in its indirect way, is poising itself against the […]
November 21, 2018

Falling ₹: How to fix it?

Indian economy is passing through a tricky phase with rupee registering its lowest record against the dollar. During 2018, the rupee has depreciated by more than 15 per cent, putting pressure on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Rising crude […]
November 19, 2018

Will Maratha reservation be the linchpin in Maharashtra politics?

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis can now breathe a sigh of relief. It has been reported that the Maharashtra State Backward Commission submitted its report on whether the Marathas could be considered belonging to OBC (other backward class) category, on 15th […]
November 12, 2018

After The Floods: Micro-Managing The Revival Of Kerala Economy

Snapshot The service sector is the backbone of the Kerala economy and restoration of this sector is critical to the rebuilding of the state Kerala has been reeling under the effects of the worst natural calamity to hit the state […]
November 12, 2018

Inland water transportation is the next big thing in green cargo

The development of inland waterways will help in the protection and conservation of waterways and canals. It will complement the SAGARMALA project, which envisions to build 10 economic zones spanning 300-500 square kilometres. The flagging off of the PepsiCo’s 16 […]
November 12, 2018

Rebuilding Kerala: A Cumbersome Task for the Government

The question that arises at this is juncture is whether Kerala enjoys the fiscal space confirming a huge government investment considering that the Rs 6 lakh crore economy stands on Rs 2 lakh crore debt. The aftermath of Kerala floods […]
October 1, 2018

Supplyco Economics: Do We Have An Answer To Kerala’s Food Inflation?

Snapshot Forty-four years after the formation of Supplyco, we still do not have an answer to Kerala’s food inflation – the reason why we must introspect if the Supplyco model is the best way to transfer subsidy benefits to the […]
September 24, 2018

Do we have an answer for Kerala’s food inflation?|കേരളത്തിലെ ഭക്ഷ്യവിലപ്പെരുപ്പത്തിന് നമുക്കൊരുത്തരമുണ്ടോ?

The article throws light on the short-sightedness of Supplycos’s objective to control prices of essential commodities The market share of Supplyco is also very low as the volume of sales through Supplyco outlets is very less in comparison to the […]
September 14, 2018

Kerala’s Healthcare System Is Cracking; It Needs To Reach Out To Private Sector

The good health of the citizenry is an important indicator of the well-being of any nation. Developed countries have achieved excellent health indicators by investing in healthcare. But it cannot be inferred that great health indicators can only be achieved […]
September 11, 2018

Local Actors as Force Multipliers: Lessons from Operation Madad in Kerala

The Southern Naval Command (SNC) announced a disaster management exercise, Chakravath, in April 2018, jointly with the State Government which involved participation from various state agencies and NGOs. This four-day disaster management exercise following cyclone Ockhi was aimed at enabling […]