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 […]
January 19, 2019

Future of Public Health in Kerala – In Conversation with Dr S S Lal

Event Report In Conversation with Dr S S Lal “Future of Public Health in Kerala” 17 Jan 2019 | 4.30 pm | CPPR  “The health policy of Kerala should set goals for the next 25 years.” Speaking at the in-house […]
January 14, 2019

Indian Aviation Scene: Empty Seats and Empty Pockets

The Indian aviation industry is touted to be one among the fastest growing industries in the world. The international aviation market has grown significantly with 54 million passengers carried to and from India by both domestic and foreign carriers in […]
January 2, 2019

Electoral Arithmetic of 2018: Who gained, Who lost?

The Year 2018 witnessed key elections to nine state assemblies of the Indian Republic – five big states and four small states. The five big states that went to elections were Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana. These states […]
December 14, 2018

Emerging Trends in Indian Economy

“We are living in VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) world, and it is getting very difficult to predict what is likely to come,” said Dr. V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist, Geojit Financial Services. He was speaking at the […]
December 13, 2018

Rhetoric or Development : What does the Indian Voter want ?

Elections in India, especially since 2014 can be characterized by the overt use of rhetoric. No one in contemporary Indian politics uses rhetoric better and with maximum effect than Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. It was on the premise of the […]
December 13, 2018

Battle of Telugu leaders for Delhi

The winter of 2018 has set a tensed mood for general elections of 2019. The results of state assembly elections have set off new debates and calculations. The Congress, which was seen as a weak alternative to BJP in Hindi-belt […]
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 […]
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

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 […]

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