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April 11, 2019

The Fight for Uttar Pradesh West

For any Lok Sabha elections, Uttar Pradesh (UP) is a crucial state, comprising the largest number of seats and one of the largest electorates. The western part of the state, popularly known as UP West or Paschim Pradesh, is markedly […]
April 9, 2019

Brexit : A Never Ending Crisis

By Juanita Justin The ‘Last Chance’ vote that took place on the supposed Independence Day in Britain on March 29 resulted in rejecting the deal once again. The Withdrawal Agreement which has been previously voted down twice, lost again for […]
April 3, 2019

In Troubled Waters: How Kerala’s Fishermen Cooperatives Have Not Helped Their Cause

The heroes, sadly unsung, of Kerala’s recent flood relief operations were the fishermen. Kerala’s state-run fishermen’s cooperatives, however, have not been able to make much difference to the industry. Kerala has struggled through one of the worst floods confronted by […]
April 1, 2019

India is staring at a water crisis and no politician is talking about it

The summer of 2019 is not only heated up by the intense general election campaign but also by the above average temperature forecasted in many parts of India. Even though the agrarian distress has been a major campaign issue, the […]
March 25, 2019

Who is going to bell the cat?

The black money trail in election campaigns has been a widely discussed topic in India over the decades. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has shared its concerns about the role played by big corporate houses, anonymous donors and foreign […]
March 25, 2019

Poll funding not so transparent

Western theorists, especially economists, argue that certain corrupt, rent-seeking activities can be labelled ‘productive activities’ and need not be condemned. Political parties have been the original source of corruption and responsible for the highest amount of corruption. In India, political […]
March 15, 2019

Pulwama Terror Attack: The Cost of Complacency

India mourned the tragic death of 42 brave soldiers killed in the worst terror strike the security forces had ever witnessed in decades on February 14, 2019 near Awantipora, in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The nation stood […]
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 […]