Articles

May 22, 2021

The Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire: End to Hostilities or Merely a Respite Before the Next Round?

The most recent clashes between the Israelis and Palestinians have ended with an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire ending eleven days of fighting with both sides claiming victory. While the immediate causes for the most recent conflagration including the attempts to evict Palestinians […]
May 21, 2021

Pinarayi 2.0 | Kerala Cabinet formation reflects CPI(M) decision-making

There is a political message Pinarayi Vijayan gives to the public and his opponents by choosing a team of freshers for the Cabinet in the second term. He is consolidating his position in the party and is becoming the ultimate […]
May 20, 2021

Data Royalties – A Win-Win for Both AI Developers and Consumers

Consumers are essentially experimental subjects and must be compensated for their data according to the formal protocols of ethical experimental research.  Present day consumers of products and services have their behaviour recorded with ever increasing frequency and with increasing minuteness. […]
May 18, 2021

Some thoughts on the legality and legitimacy of the caretaker government in Kerala

The present government in the state of Kerala has been operating in a caretaker mode since the general elections’ results have been duly notified. The incumbent coalition government has recently secured an undisputed majority to continue in power, and the […]
May 18, 2021

Cities need to adopt a bundle of fundamentals: Case study of Erode in Tamil Nadu

The developmental pedals of a country or state or even a city depends upon its people’s democratic exercise of the bundle of fundamentals or the desire to fulfil their objectives in life and work. When the matters pertaining to the […]
May 10, 2021

The Other Pinarayi

For decades, Kerala has been known for the adverse political climate it creates for development projects and especially ent­repreneurial initiatives. Pinarayi kept up the traditional focus on education and basic infrastructure, but also tried to come out of the traditional […]
May 4, 2021

Challenges ahead for Pinarayi Vijayan in his second term

During his first term, Pinarayi Vijayan converted every crisis into an opportunity. Now, he has the unique chance to open a new path to governance and economic reforms Most of the pollsters who observed Kerala assessed that the campaign trail […]
May 1, 2021

Post-Poll Survey | Kerala voters made up their mind much in advance

A voter survey conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research showed that about 60 percent of the voters made up their mind on whom to vote for well before the election campaign started  By Goutham KA and D Dhanuraj […]
May 1, 2021

Twenty20: Unravelling the corporate contender for democracy

Goutham K A & Rebecca Varghese The most intriguing development in the elections to Local Self Government (LSG) bodies in the state of Kerala in 2020 was the political mileage gained by Twenty20; a corporate-backed organisation that emerged in Kizhakkambalam […]
April 26, 2021

‘കേരളത്തില്‍ എല്ലാവര്‍ക്കും കൊടുക്കാം മിനിമം 10,000 രൂപ പെന്‍ഷന്‍, വഴി ഇതാണ്’

”കേരളത്തില്‍ എല്ലാവര്‍ക്കും കുറഞ്ഞത് 10000 രൂപ എങ്കിലും പെന്‍ഷന്‍ നല്‍കാന്‍ സാധിക്കുന്ന പദ്ധതി നടപ്പാക്കാം”, ധനകാര്യ വിദഗ്ധനായ ഡോ. ജോസ് സെബാസ്റ്റ്യന്‍ വിശദമാക്കുന്നു. അഭിമുഖം വായിക്കാം. പെന്‍ഷന്‍ തുക തെരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പ് പ്രചാരണത്തില്‍ നിര്‍ണായക ഘടകമായൊരു നാളുകളാണിത്. മുന്‍പെന്നത്തേക്കാളേറെ എല്ലാ ജനങ്ങള്‍ക്കും ന്യായമായ തുക പെന്‍ഷനായി വിതരണം ചെയ്യണമെന്ന കാര്യം സജീവമായി പൊതുസമൂഹം ചര്‍ച്ച ചെയ്യുന്നു. ആരും […]
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 […]