March 18, 2022

Palliative care for the future

In the middle of the COVID-induced global landscape of death, on 31 January 2022, the ‘Report of the Lancet Commission on the Value of Death’ put forth the need for reassessing the future of palliative and end of life care.[1] […]
March 14, 2022

National Maritime Security Coordinator’s tasks are clearly cut out

It took nearly a decade and half for India to appoint a National Maritime Security Coordinator (NMSC). Vice Admiral Ashok Kumar, formerly the Vice Chief of the Indian Navy, has now formally taken over the newly created position and would […]
March 9, 2022

The Goan brand of precarity – a closer look at unstable constituencies

By: Devahuti Sarkar Goan Legislative Assembly elections have been termed as the “politics of shifting sand” because of its history of numerous defections, changing alliances, and last-minute uncertainties among voters. Despite being a small state with merely 40 constituencies, it […]
March 9, 2022

Punjab Assembly elections- a moment of churning or missed opportunity?

By: Devahuti Sarkar Punjab, like many other states in India, is undergoing a moment of churning. There has been an undercurrent of dissatisfaction among the people of Punjab, some key defections, infighting within the Congress, shifting caste representation – in […]
March 9, 2022

Can Devbhoomi witness the emergence of an alternative political force?

The Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, known as “Devbhoomi”, was carved out of the hilly districts of the state of Uttar Pradesh in the year 2000. The hilly state, comprising of the two major regions of Garhwal and Kumaon, has voted […]
March 8, 2022

Is Manipur heading towards another cliffhanger?

By Arun Regi Chacko The north-eastern state of Manipur that went to the polls along with the likes of India’s most populous states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa – might spring surprises once again if the two-phase assembly […]
March 7, 2022

Kerala Budget 2022: Why major reforms need not be expected

Rahul V Kumar & Dr D Dhanuraj Off budget borrowings through KIIFB, CAG reports and finally the acceptance of the state government indicates the dire financial situation of the Government of Kerala. The Government is desperate to generate revenue to […]
February 28, 2022

Reforming Operational Processes for Online Higher Education

Self-help is the best help, it is said. For some reason, universities are indifferent towards helping themselves by leveraging whatever autonomy they are bestowed with. For over a decade, there has been a need that is felt for online delivery […]
February 23, 2022

Vietnamese frigate in India to support Naval Diplomacy

The MILAN 2022 marks the 75th anniversary of India’s independence and involves multiple activities including a ‘fleet review’ by the President of India (held on 21 February) who is the supreme commander of the armed forces. The theme for MILAN 2022 […]
February 21, 2022

കേരള ബജറ്റ് 2022: വലിയ പരിഷ്കാ രങ്ങള്‍ എന്തുകൊണ്ട് പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കേ ണ്ടതില്ല

കിഫ്ബി, മറ്റു വരുമാന സ്രോതസ്സുകളിലൂടെയുള്ള വായ്പകളും സിഎജി റിപ്പോര്‍ട്ടുകളുടെ അടിസ്ഥാനത്തിലും ഒടുവില്‍ ഇപ്പോള്‍ സംസ്ഥാന സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ തന്നെ സമ്മതിക്കുകയും ചെയ്തതിലൂടെ കേരള സര്‍ക്കാരിന്റെ കടുത്ത സാമ്പത്തിക സ്ഥിതി വ്യക്തമാണ്‌. ഒരു സാമ്പത്തിക ദുരന്തം ഒഴിവാക്കാന്‍ വേണ്ടി വരുമാനം ഉണ്ടാക്കാനുള്ള തീവ്രശ്രമത്തിലാണ്‌ സര്‍ക്കാര്‍. വരുമാനവും സാമ്പത്തിക പോരായ്മയും അതിരൂക്ഷമാണ്‌. ഈ പ്രതിസന്ധി തരണം ചെയ്യാന്‍ വരാനിരിക്കുന്ന സംസ്ഥാന […]
February 1, 2022

Challenges to implement an urban job guarantee scheme

With the upcoming Union Budget, once again there have been discussions over the rural employment guarantee Act be extended to urban areas after a parliamentary standing committee put forth its recommendation to the Union government. The main arguments favouring such a scheme are […]
January 12, 2022

K-Rail goes against Kerala’s much-vaunted decentralisation model

The hotly-debated topic in recent times in Kerala is the K-Rail project. K-Rail is a government-proposed speed-rail corridor connecting Kasaragod in the north and Thiruvananthapuram in the south. K-Rail promises a 200 km per hour speed, and is expected to […]
January 10, 2022

Would the new Coast Guard Forum help speed up COC negotiations?

Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) and Indonesia’s Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in December 2021 to further strengthen bilateral ‘maritime security and safety’ cooperation. The MoU is expected to “serve as a tool, corridor and mechanism […]
January 1, 2022

Khadi Tangled in Regulation

Article written by Akanksha Borawake, former Associate, Research at CPPR, Nissy Solomon, Senior Associate, Research at CPPR published in Ujjwal Duniya, Jharkhand on January 1, 2022. Abstract of the Article The excessive control exercised by the government over the Khadi industry […]
December 25, 2021

The economic liberation of Khadi artisans is necessary as Mahatma Gandhi’s dream

Article written by Akanksha Borawake, former Associate, Research at CPPR, Nissy Solomon, Senior Associate, Research at CPPR published in on December 25, 2021. Click here to read Abstract of the article The economic emancipation of local community via Khadi, as […]