November 1, 2023

 Do Young Indians Participate In Elections?

In 2009, the Election Commission of India (ECI) established the Systematic Voter’s Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme, aimed at engaging and educating voters due to gaps and stagnation in voter registration and voter turnout. The total voter turnout increased […]
October 28, 2023

 Kerala’s Anjengo coir : Once a crown jewel

Kerala’s coir industry has witnessed growth in exports since 2015-16 with exports reaching ₹1,731.66 lakh in 2021-22. This industry holds importance as a source of employment and foreign exchange earnings. It provides livelihood opportunities for 3,75,000 individuals, with an impressive […]
October 19, 2023

Global Hunger Index a stark reminder to address hunger, poverty

The challenges in addressing hunger and poverty cannot be effectively met through general schemes devised solely at the central or state levels. India’s poor ranking in the recently published Global Hunger Index brought the focus back to discussions around poverty, […]
October 19, 2023

Kerala Liquor Policy 2023-24: Are Good Intentions Enough?

The Kerala government has recently brought out the Kerala Abkari Policy 2023-24 which stresses the importance of promoting the liquor industry in the context of the state’s tourism. A plain reading of the provisions in the policy shows that the […]
October 14, 2023

The Surprise Attack by Hamas – Israel’s 9/11 Moment?

The intrusion of hundreds of Hamas fighters into the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border areas of Southern Israel on October 7, 2023, and attacking defence bases and settlements, killing and kidnapping Israeli soldiers and civilians, have raised serious questions […]
October 9, 2023

Biomedical Waste Management: A Perinthalmanna Model

Perinthalmanna has an effective system for the management of biomedical waste with few areas for improvement Waste management is a pressing concern for urban practitioners, government officials, as well as state and local governments. In Kerala, a majority of regions […]
October 6, 2023

Robust Economic Growth Critical for India to Take Care of its Elderly

A development in India’s ‘care economy’ for the elderly will depend on the wealth growth of the younger generation in the next two decades. Key Points India is at the threshold of a demographic transition marked by a surging ageing […]
October 4, 2023

The Potential Downside of the Rajasthan Gig Workers Law

Good news for Rajasthan’s gig workers as the state has established a dedicated welfare board for their benefit. The recently passed legislation by the Rajasthan State Assembly intends to establish a welfare board and a registry of all gig workers, […]
September 22, 2023

The Rupee-Rouble Deal: What does Reinvestment look like for Russia and India?

The Rupee-Rouble deal between Russia and India is in jeopardy due to the presence of USD 147 billion worth of surplus Indian Rupees in Russia’s Indian bank accounts. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar held discussions with Sergey Lavrov, the Russian […]
September 22, 2023

Embracing the Decentralised Approach: Role of Aerobic Bins in Waste Management

By Amal ChandraCPPR YLF Fellow 2023Urban centres worldwide are grappling with the challenge of managing increasing volumes of waste generated by growing populations. In this pursuit, innovative and sustainable waste management solutions are essential. One such solution that has gained […]
September 20, 2023

അശാസ്ത്രീയ മാലിന്യസംസ്കരണം മത്സ്യബന്ധന മേഖലയെ പ്രതിസന്ധിയിലാക്കുമ്പോൾ

പലവിധത്തിലുള്ള ദുരിതത്താൽ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടുന്നവരാണ് വൈപ്പിൻ ദ്വീപുനിവാസികൾ. അക്കൂട്ടത്തിൽ ഏറ്റവും പ്രധാനമായ ഒന്നാണ് വൈപ്പിനിലെ അശാസ്ത്രീയമായ മാലിന്യ സംസ്കരണം. വൈപ്പിനിലെ മത്സ്യബന്ധനമേഖല നേരിടുന്ന പ്രതിസന്ധികളിൽ പ്രധാനപ്പെട്ട ഒന്നാണിത്. മീൻ പിടിക്കാൻ വലയിടുമ്പോൾ പലപ്പോഴും പ്ലാസ്റ്റിക് ഉൾപ്പെടെയുള്ള മാലിന്യമാണ് കിട്ടാറുള്ളതെന്ന് തൊഴിലാളികൾ പറയുന്നു. ഇത് തങ്ങളുടെ സമയം പാഴാക്കുന്നു. പലപ്പോഴും ബോട്ടിന്റെ എഞ്ചിൻ കേടാകുവാനും, വല കീറുവാനും വരെ […]
September 18, 2023

Empowering Student Unions in Indian Education: Challenges and Opportunities for Democratic Participation

Indian students’ role in politics goes back to the freedom struggle, where students emerged as trailblazers in the Swadeshi Movement, leading picketing campaigns against foreign goods to ignite a spirit of economic self-reliance and national pride. After independence, the activism […]
September 15, 2023

India’s PM-eBus Sewa Scheme and the Path to Net Zero

With the approval of the “PM-eBus Sewa” bus scheme for augmenting city bus operations by the Union Cabinet, India’s path towards achieving its net zero targets by 2070 is lauded by many. The scheme would have an estimated cost of […]
September 9, 2023

Shifting Political Tides in the Maldives: Implications for India

The upcoming Maldives Presidential election holds historical significance as it features seven candidates vying to challenge incumbent President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih. The presence of former President Abdulla Yameen, who is advocating for an India-out campaign while aligning with China, adds […]
August 25, 2023

The News Click Saga – The Global Propaganda Game Of China

The New York Times has recently brought out a sensational investigative story on global Chinese propaganda and the interlinkages of a network of activists’-groups, non-profit organisations, and shell companies in such operations. At the heart of this network is an […]